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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    It was a bad night for dems and dem policies. Exit polls show Americans were not happy with the left.

    Was liberalism rejected in the mid term elections?
    I am a Reform Party member and I think this election in the states the Republicans picked up in the senate was a repudiation of the president and his policies by those folks in those states. If one looks at the presidential approval ratings, every state the GOP picked up the president approval rating was usually in the 30's from a low of 32% in Arkansas to a high of 42% in North Carolina which 42% is the national average.

    Yes, those states rejected the president and liberalism. But other states the Democrats carried embraced both. Now I haven't seen the national numbers as they are probably still being accumulated and totaled. Until I see them it is hard to say especially when the playing ground favored the Republicans by so much. I would say at this time the Republicans did not receive a mandate. That they won states they should have won and lost states they should have lost.

    With only one third of the senate up for re-election that doesn't reflect the national mood or as you stated rejection of a political ideology. It just shows which state rejected it and which state embraced it. I think on a national level one can get a better idea by looking at the president approval rating. It too will vary state by state, but nationally it is at 42% with his disapproval at 54%. That alone especially in red states and the light blue states of Iowa and Colorado explain why the Democratic senate candidates lost. The job the president is doing is not well liked and this started in September of last year. For lack of a better phrase, Obama fatigue has set in. The Democrats better hope that it doesn't last into 2016. But the only way Obama can turn that around is to adjust his policies where they are suited to the majority of Americans, not just his base and I do not see him doing that.
    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 eohrnberger View Post

    I think it right that liberalism's brand has been damaged through all this, fairly or unfairly, I don't know. What I do know is that the ever greater statism that liberal policies require certainly hasn't gained any fans. No one seems to want to have an excessively intrusive, excessively intervening, all powerful state redistributing health, picking winners and losers, and that, from my perception anyway, is the cornerstone of today's liberalism.
    Some do want an excessively intrusive and intervening all-powerful state that controls and redistributes, though.

    As for the poll, there's no "I don't know" option. I'd like to think that the votes signify a repudiation of the ideas that aren't working and aren't going to work.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    If you think Americans have rejected liberalism then all I can say is take away Medicare, SSI, or Social Security and see what happens...
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    People got fed up with this stagnate economy and voted their wallets. Unfortunately I think most blame Obama instead of his liberal policies.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Are you in denial or what?


    I'm in Europe.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Not sure why you think that. From the looks of things now, Hillary will be the dem nominee. She is not that likeable, and not that great of a campaigner and she looks old and tired.
    She is beatable.


    I'll agree that she's beatable, but who does the GOP have that can beat her?

    Fill us in.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I'm in Europe.
    Yep, in denial.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    People got fed up with this stagnate economy and voted their wallets. Unfortunately I think most blame Obama instead of his liberal policies.
    The blame Obama because of his liberal policies
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    No, the election wasn't a repudiation of liberalism, but the result of an essentially nonexistent campaign by the Democrats, a refusal to stand by the president and own any successes, resulting in a predictable low turnout by Democrat voters. Republican voters were energized this election in the same way they weren't in 2012.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    The blame Obama because of his liberal policies
    If only his policies were especially liberal.

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