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The Reality Check Election
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti

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Posted By:Drive, 11/9/2012 7:34:37 AM

Republicans (and I) thought the 2008 election was a fluke. We thought the Obama coalition of minorities, young people, and white liberals had been brought together under unusual circumstances: the unpopularity of the Bush presidency, the war in Iraq, and the recession and financial crisis. The 2010 midterms, in which the Obama coalition did not appear and Republicans had their best performance in decades, supported this assumption. A combination of GOP enthusiasm and a lackluster economy would spell trouble for Obama’s reelection.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sanchin, 11/9/2012 7:56:51 AM     (No. 9001761)

People did not show up to vote because after the 2010 midterms they saw the GOP establishmnet shun the tea party and accomplish absolutely nothing as they controlled the House. The current GOP elect (Boehner and McConnell) were/are fine with the status quo. The perception (be it true or not) was that Romney was not going to be any different.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: buckhorn_cortez, 11/9/2012 8:00:42 AM     (No. 9001778)

The Republicans are irrelevant. They have no message and no connection to the majority of voters. Today it's me, me, me - what do I get?

The Democrates won big. They've proven that the specter of intrusive, bloated, costly federal government doesn't matter to the majority of voters - only what you can get from it.

Until the Republicans become a party that has a message AND a plan - not just slogans - they will be relegated to the most important function they can perform - being names used to fill out guest lists at Washington D.C. cocktail parties.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/9/2012 1:26:20 PM     (No. 9002911)

The election is about numbers and birth rate. That is the reality.

I talked to several people who didn't vote because they refused to stand in long lines. They were too lazy to vote early.

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