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Why Democrats Are in Trouble
Creators Syndicate, by William Murchison

Original Article

Posted By:garnet, 11/21/2012 10:06:00 AM

"Barack Obama won because he recognized a new America." Or maybe an America more fluid, more insubstantial than post-election wisdom is ready to grant. You can´t always tell about "new" -- a truth the human race rarely acknowledges. We´ll see whether James Carville´s and Stan Greenberg´s words from a Democracy Corps survey stand up better than the consensus of November 1965, following the Lyndon Johnson-led slaughter of almost every Republican downwind from Barry Goldwater. Johnson, father of the Great Society, was all but run out of Washington on a rail after mucking up the Vietnam War.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bhkat, 11/21/2012 10:21:47 AM     (No. 9027490)

I am not as sure about the theory espoused by the author. After all, 4 years after Obama´s policies, many voters were still stupid enough to blame Bush for the economy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 11/21/2012 10:25:58 AM     (No. 9027498)

The Democrats seem to be doing just fine. It is the country that is in trouble.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/21/2012 10:28:20 AM     (No. 9027502)

You mean recognized an illegal alien America.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: droopydog, 11/21/2012 10:37:02 AM     (No. 9027527)

...fluid and insubstantial...indeed

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Reply 5 - Posted by: shalimar, 11/21/2012 11:57:06 AM     (No. 9027731)

If history is any guide, the rats should lose House and Senate seats in 2014. Nancy Pelosi seems to think they will defy history and win seats.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: get er done, 11/21/2012 12:16:16 PM     (No. 9027773)

Barack Obama won because of massive voter fraud.

Democrats are in trouble when secession petitions exist in 30+ states. The Dems still have to clear the hurdle of the Electoral College. If 17 States refuse to participate, the presidential election goes to the House.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oldsfc, 11/21/2012 4:29:39 PM     (No. 9028154)

The Dems have an effective way of staying in power. "Vote for me boy, and the checks keep coming". With about half the country on the government plantation, and just enough really stupid people who believe the lies,well the country has a problem.

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