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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by oneworld2 View Post
    It's hardly surprising that many Marxists wouldn't wave a flag about them being so in the US though is it ? I mean when you consider how the left has been systematically destroyed , and violently so , for over a century.
    If by destroyed you mean flourishing in the media/Hollywood/Academia I suppose. For a group that is fairly small, they hold enormous influence. Too much, in my view.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by oneworld2 View Post
    It's hardly surprising that many Marxists wouldn't wave a flag about them being so in the US though is it ? I mean when you consider how the left has been systematically destroyed , and violently so , for over a century.
    If by destroyed you mean flourishing in the media/Hollywood/Academia I suppose. For a group that is fairly small, they hold enormous influence. Too much, in my view.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Well then, the dems in the last 6 yrs have done nothing, zip zero, noda for the middle class, in fact under Obama's liberal policies the middle class wages are lower then when he took office. You think that may have been part of the cause that the Dems got killed this past election.
    You're right, they haven't, which makes two major parties who have done dick-all for the middle class in the last 30 years or so.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    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.
    Politicians love people like your son, IMO. Non-voters allow politicians to do whatever they want unchallenged.

    Personally, I don't care what the turnout percentage is. I only care that the people who do vote have taken some time to research the candidates and issues. And really, that's the thing about freedom... you also have the freedom to not do something as well as to do something. I'd rather have the freedom to be left alone if I so choose.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Politicians love people like your son, IMO. Non-voters allow politicians to do whatever they want unchallenged.

    Personally, I don't care what the turnout percentage is. I only care that the people who do vote have taken some time to research the candidates and issues. And really, that's the thing about freedom... you also have the freedom to not do something as well as to do something. I'd rather have the freedom to be left alone if I so choose.
    Roger that. I do think it is sad that so many people base their vote on bumper sticker slogans and the like. But that is life in the voting booth.
    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 oneworld2 View Post
    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 .
    Reminds me of this -
    Welcome to the Tea Party: Now Let’s Get Rid of All The Evil SOCIALISM In Your Life! | Americans Against the Tea Party

    “I, _____________, do solemnly swear to uphold the principles of a socialism-free society and heretofore pledge my word that I shall strictly adhere to the following:
    I will complain about the destruction of 1st Amendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 1st Amendment Rights.
    I will complain about the destruction of my 2nd Amendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 2nd Amendment rights by legally but brazenly brandishing unconcealed firearms in public.
    I will foreswear the time-honored principles of fairness, decency, and respect by screaming unintelligible platitudes regarding tyranny, Nazi-ism, and socialism at public town halls. Also.
    I pledge to eliminate all government intervention in my life. I will abstain from the use of and participation in any socialist goods and services including but not limited to the following:
    Social Security
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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."
    You're in serious denial. We didn't win. You're kidding right.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You're right, they haven't, which makes two major parties who have done dick-all for the middle class in the last 30 years or so.
    Speak for your own failed party.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Speak for your own failed party.
    I'm not a Democrat. Are you claiming the Republicans have done something for the middle class?

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I'm not a Democrat. Are you claiming the Republicans have done something for the middle class?
    You love the democrat party, Kobie.

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