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Florida special election results: David Axelrod explains David Jolly victory
Politico ^ | March 12, 2014 | Natalie Villacorta

Posted on 03/12/2014 6:10:49 AM PDT by Biggirl

Former White House senior adviser David Alexrod said Wednesday that the lesson to take away from the special election in Florida’s 13th District is that problems with Obamacare motivated the Republican base and that Democrats need to figure out how to fire up theirs — minorities and young people.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; axelrod; fl2014; jolly; specialelections
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1 posted on 03/12/2014 6:10:49 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

And the Libertarian pulled 4.8% of the vote.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 6:12:18 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PeteB570
And the Libertarian pulled 4.8% of the vote.

And that's exactly what the dems will be doing in November... tipping close races by paying "libertarians" to siphon off votes from GOPers.

3 posted on 03/12/2014 6:13:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Biggirl
...and that Democrats need to figure out how to fire up theirs — minorities and young people.

Which happen to be the very ones hardest hit by their insane policies.

Oh what an evil web we weave...

4 posted on 03/12/2014 6:13:47 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Biggirl

Well, lies, goofy ads & free money motivate the low information minorities and young people.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 6:14:36 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: Biggirl

“Democrats need to figure out how to fire up theirs — minorities and young people.”

I’m sure that behind closed doors Democrats admit they’ve conceded the “young people” vote over the last few years (especially whites); they are simply buying time until the former (minorities) can make up the losses. This is happening much more quickly than people realize (or the government will ever admit); my children’s class pictures show a dramatic change even within a five year range, and soon those “others” will be voting-age.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 6:14:45 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Biggirl

Fire up the base?

Try telling the truth about things...


7 posted on 03/12/2014 6:15:03 AM PDT by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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To: SIRTRIS

Four words.....STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROPOSAL


8 posted on 03/12/2014 6:15:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Biggirl
...David Alexrod said Wednesday that the lesson to take away from the special election in Florida’s 13th District is that problems with Obamacare motivated the Republican base...

Not surprisingly Axelrod is wrong again. There are not "problems with" obamacare - obamacare itself and in its entirety is the problem. "Problems with obamacare" implies it can be fixed. obamacare cannot be fixed, it is fundamentally flawed. It can only be destroyed.

9 posted on 03/12/2014 6:17:02 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ScottinVA

...like what is happening in South Carolina. How many so-called Tea Party candidates do they have there to take on the pathetic Lindseed GrayedHam?


10 posted on 03/12/2014 6:17:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Biggirl
The "Republican base" is always motivated!

According to the Associated Press, the district "is 37 percent Republican, 35 percent Democrat and 24 percent independent. More than one in four registered voters is older than 65, a population that could make up more than half of those who cast ballots."

The winning margin is more than the Republican minus Democrat (claimed) margin. (Which I don't believe, in a district that Obama won twice.) This is something else.

11 posted on 03/12/2014 6:18:00 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The Pen & Phone will not get that done!


12 posted on 03/12/2014 6:18:47 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Will not happen. Sorry.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 6:18:47 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SIRTRIS

You got it!


14 posted on 03/12/2014 6:19:05 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That race was pretty close at the end and I believe the demodummies will find more missing election boxes with 100% votes going to the demodummie candidate.

“It ain’t over till the fat lady sings”, said Yogi Berra.

If we’re lucky, it’s “One down and hundreds to go”.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 6:19:10 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: ScottinVA
And the Libertarian pulled 4.8% of the vote.

And that's exactly what the dems will be doing in November... tipping close races by paying "libertarians" to siphon off votes from GOPers.

Why not? It sure worked in Virginia.

16 posted on 03/12/2014 6:19:47 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: SIRTRIS

....You mean the STUPID voters.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 6:19:47 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
...and that Democrats need to figure out how to fire up theirs — minorities and young people.

Minimum wage increase and immigration are the ways the Dems are using to fire up their base.

18 posted on 03/12/2014 6:19:59 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Biggirl

lol..
minorities and young people...YEP THE ONES OBAMA GIVES THE FREEBIES TOO..
That is the ones they speak to...and chase after..and looks like they may even be waking up..

stay strong voters, they are RUNNING SCARED..and it is past time also.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 6:20:42 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: PeteB570

These Libertarian candidates are nothing more than Democrat Money Bundler plants to syphon off votes from the Republicans. Watch for them to pop up in Senate races where Democrat incumbents are threatened or that the race might be close. Before anyone votes for them, they should take a close look at where they get their money. A good example was the State of Virginia Governors race where the Libertarian candidate sucked off enough Republican votes to elect the Democrat. That Virginia libertarian got all his money from a rich Texas Obama Bundler. Soros and his front Organizations will also be behind funding these phoneys.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 6:21:05 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Biggirl

The real truth David is everyone can’t stand the liars in the DEM party and are now waking up to their schemes..there will be more surprises down the road as the months pass by..Looking forward to all of these Dems getting kicked out of Washington..


21 posted on 03/12/2014 6:21:17 AM PDT by PLD
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To: All

PREDICTION: The 2014 midterms will make 2010 look like a day at the beach. Growing angry out there folks. Mark my words.


22 posted on 03/12/2014 6:21:32 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
Na Na Hey Hey
23 posted on 03/12/2014 6:22:20 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SIRTRIS

Update those Obamaphones. Promise to raise minimum wage, again.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 6:22:34 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Biggirl

The Demonrats had it figured out in 2012.


25 posted on 03/12/2014 6:23:24 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Progov

The ONLY reason it was close is the Libertarian took 10% of the vote!


26 posted on 03/12/2014 6:23:48 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: ScottinVA

“And that’s exactly what the dems will be doing in November... tipping close races by paying “libertarians” to siphon off votes from GOPers.”

EXACTLY


27 posted on 03/12/2014 6:24:25 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: kabar
Minimum wage increase and immigration are the ways the Dems are using to fire up their base.

And a generous serving of vote fraud.

28 posted on 03/12/2014 6:25:46 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Four words.....STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROPOSAL”

Dems must know that is financially unworkable; I expected to see that in 2012 (when Obama had little reason to count on the support of young whites), and it never materialized.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 6:25:58 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Biggirl

My takeaway, Jolly would not have been the Tea Party folks first choice, but only 5% was wasted on the Libertarian, not to say libertarian views suck, but we are in a death fight right now. No time to check the purity credentials of all those willing to throw in with us


30 posted on 03/12/2014 6:26:16 AM PDT by shuck and yall (if you ain't offended, you aint payin' attention)
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To: William of Barsoom

Libs would be doomed if they ever told the truth.


31 posted on 03/12/2014 6:26:32 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: PeteB570

Was he a real Libertarian, or a Democrat stooge?


32 posted on 03/12/2014 6:28:29 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: PeteB570

>And the Libertarian pulled 4.8% of the vote.

All the Republicans need to do is make a PAC ad saying that the Libertarian party strongly stands for the freedom to smoke pot and have some ungainly facts about Obama’s prosecution of pot smokers even though he smoked it as a teen.

Boom, 1/2 the Dem vote gone.


33 posted on 03/12/2014 6:29:16 AM PDT by struggle
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To: Biggirl
that Democrats need to figure out how to fire up theirs

Let's all shout at them: "Fire Up Yours!"

34 posted on 03/12/2014 6:29:24 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Biggirl
Democrats need to figure out how to fire up theirs — minorities and young people.
That's easy - just promise more free stuff.
Or they could just come up with another lie - "If you like your [fill in the blank], you can keep ..."
35 posted on 03/12/2014 6:30:08 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: kearnyirish2
Dems must know that is financially unworkable;

That hasn't stopped them so far...

36 posted on 03/12/2014 6:30:09 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Biggirl

Yep.....here’s the formula that moron David Axelrod is pushing....the same as Alex Sink did....badmouth minorities!!!

Yep.......Dems just get out on the campaign trail and tell the voters that you want to open opportunities for Latinos/Hispanics to become hotel maids or garden landscapers and, for African Americans...shoeshine boys, in a railroad station or on a street corner!!! Shucks....at least it’s better then Obama gives his fellow African-Americans whom he use and abuses, by keeping them tightly locked in economic and job opporunity slavery!!!

Yep.....David Axelrod....you tell them Dem boys & girls.......that’s the way to get support from minoities....just like Alex Sink did!!!


37 posted on 03/12/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Biggirl

Rand Paul will secure the nomination if he is able to stop Libertarians from running as third party candidates in the 2014 elections.


38 posted on 03/12/2014 6:32:58 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

You are correct about the Dem Libertarian funding strategy. In a normal world where the opposition, The Grand OLD Party, had half a brain we would see money and support being funneled to the Greenies to counter that move.

Alas ...


39 posted on 03/12/2014 6:33:07 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: ScottinVA

Doubt it.

Hillary needs a big repub win in November for her the get into the WH in 2016.

Hillary is going to be running on “The Third Way” which means she needs people, mainly the youth vote, to be disillusioned with both sides.

With a repub win, both sides will be seen as the problem because things will not get better in 2015 in fact because of Obamas policies they will get worse.

Dems will blame the repub win and repubs will blame Obama.

Hillary will blame both and fool the “youth” vote into believing A “Third Way” is what we need.


40 posted on 03/12/2014 6:33:50 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: SIRTRIS
The Pen & Phone will not get that done!

Really? Thusfar I have not seen anyone who will stop them from doing ANYTHING.

He does not actually have to do it though. Dems just have to run on a platform of promising to do it.


41 posted on 03/12/2014 6:34:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: All

The revolt has started.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 6:39:03 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: oh8eleven
"That's easy - just promise more free stuff."

How soon before the communist Democrats start promising free cars, free clothes, free bling and free sex in order to get elected?

43 posted on 03/12/2014 6:40:11 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: IMR 4350

Well, if Hillary is looking for the “youth” vote, they will be voting for one of the oldest, tiredest looking candidates I’ve ever seen.


44 posted on 03/12/2014 6:41:12 AM PDT by laconic
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To: StormEye

.....Um............not working. Dems RUNNING SCARED.


45 posted on 03/12/2014 6:41:16 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: IMR 4350
Hillary needs a big repub win in November for her to get into the WH in 2016.

Contrary to all the hoopla we're hearing now, I still doubt the Repubs' ability to take control of the Senate. My prediction is still a net gain of 4-5.

46 posted on 03/12/2014 6:41:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA
November... tipping close races by paying "libertarians" to siphon off votes from GOPers.

Well just maybe the Republicans should act a little like they were conservatives rather than Democrats me-toos that they've been for the last 30 years. Do you somehow think that the Republicans are entitled to the libertarian vote?

47 posted on 03/12/2014 6:41:54 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: laconic

How old will Hillary be in 2016? 69? She is damaged goods.


48 posted on 03/12/2014 6:42:22 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

But another promise, to promise? Obama has already been caught in lies. DIMs are avoiding him. Has Obama tried bikini clad females in his sales ads yet?


49 posted on 03/12/2014 6:43:01 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: Izzy Dunne

“That hasn’t stopped them so far...”

On this issue it apparently has; it hasn’t been done yet. While I know the government will simply print more paper, to live in an area that has really run out of money is eye-opening; to see layoffs of cops, firefighters, schoolteachers, etc. is a first in my lifetime. The ghettoes have had their services yanked to provide for the few remaining corporate taxpayers within their municipalities, and our infrastructure is starting to resemble Mogadishu; too much current revenue is spent on public retirees, leaving little for current residents.

Somebody, somewhere, decided enough was enough.


50 posted on 03/12/2014 6:44:51 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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