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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    And whey did they not want too. I'll tell you, democrats were so down on Obama and his policies, they did not want to vote for a demarcate so they stayed home. Their no show vote was actually a vote for the republicans.
    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Sounds like Hope and Change fell flat.
    Apathy isn't an endorsement. Far more people didn't vote than voted for conservative ideology. You didn't win, you lost to "meh."
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Apathy isn't an endorsement. Far more people didn't vote than voted for conservative ideology. You didn't win, you lost to "meh."
    Can't one thing be rejected without implying an automatic endorsement for another?

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Apathy isn't an endorsement. Far more people didn't vote than voted for conservative ideology. You didn't win, you lost to "meh."
    If we lost the "meh" what did the Democrats lose too ?

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    "Voting" was rejected in the midterms. People didn't want to, so they largely didn't.
    Midterms have averaged 37-38% of the electorate over the last 30 years. That is nothing new. Perhaps one should ask why. My son has never voted, the reason he states is Washington is going to do what Washington is going to do regardless of what the people want it to do or not to do.

    Even in presidential election over the last 30 years the average of the electorate who voted is 55%.

    If people do not care, vote, why worry about them? What they think is totally irrelevant to the process.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Apathy isn't an endorsement. Far more people didn't vote than voted for conservative ideology. You didn't win, you lost to "meh."
    Could be, but meh are not represented in Washington. If you are counting them in 2012 it was MEH 45%, Obama 28% Romney 27%. MEH wins and should be president.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Can't one thing be rejected without implying an automatic endorsement for another?
    Sure. Voters rejected voting. They didn't endorse anything overwhelmingly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    If we lost the "meh" what did the Democrats lose too ?
    Sure. Both narratives lost to the much more compelling "meh" ballot.
    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Midterms have averaged 37-38% of the electorate over the last 30 years. That is nothing new. Perhaps one should ask why. My son has never voted, the reason he states is Washington is going to do what Washington is going to do regardless of what the people want it to do or not to do.

    Even in presidential election over the last 30 years the average of the electorate who voted is 55%.

    If people do not care, vote, why worry about them? What they think is totally irrelevant to the process.
    Voter cynicism is like musical chairs, so long as you're the last one caring when the music stops you "win."
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I always thought " liberalism " in the US meant socialism.

    Seeing as socialism is rejected by both Democrats and Republicans the question seems somewhat strange to me.

    As in the UK , you have a choice between various factions of The Business Party ( a one party system if you like ) and as such " liberalism"/ socialism will always be rejected .
    There never has been a peace process, but rather an annexation process that used the “peace process” as a facade

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Could be, but meh are not represented in Washington. If you are counting them in 2012 it was MEH 45%, Obama 28% Romney 27%. MEH wins and should be president.
    We all know MEH is the best choice for president.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Sure. Voters rejected voting. They didn't endorse anything overwhelmingly.

    Sure. Both narratives lost to the much more compelling "meh" ballot.

    Voter cynicism is like musical chairs, so long as you're the last one caring when the music stops you "win."
    Could be. So what went wrong with the voters? Back in the 1960's well over 60% voted in presidential elections and between 45-50% in the midterms. They voted when we had just one day to vote, election day and used pencils and paper ballots. Today you have as long a 6 weeks of early voting, computers and mail in ballots, yet voters has dropped about 10 points from where they were 50 years ago.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    We all know MEH is the best choice for president.
    It was given the choices we had.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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