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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Can you tell us what these results are and how they differ from what the black community was like before the programs? I'm genuinely curious to see what numbers you use to make such claims.
    Out of wedlock births were much lower and marriage rates were much higher before WW2. The single biggest predictor of poverty is single parenthood. Now the state is the husband. Hows that turning out?

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Raising the minimum wage passed in a few states, and legal pot got passed in Oregon and DC. Liberal policies are fine.

    Fraidy-cat Dem politicians (many of whom were blue Senators in red-to-purple states) got routed, and deservedly so.
    So a handful of initiatives that passed in lefty states, while the dems lost House, Senate, and Governorship's was "fine"?

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You should leave the whole "telling people on the left how they think" to people who actually can.
    He's not a lefty, and I agree that the left is quite good at telling others "how" they "think".

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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.
    She's already lost once to a junior senator from Illinois, and her track record under the Obama White House hasn't been great. On top of that her and her husbands presence during this last election season didn't help.

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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?
    No, it wasn't rejection in my view; the liberals stayed home and while I think it was bad idea for them to do so, I know that they are punishing the Dems for non action. Earlier on I thought they would ralley to keep the right away from a majority, but having watched enough of Pelosi and the do-nothings it doesn't surprise me, and Obama is nothing but a disapointment. So...

    Now of course, the question is what will the right do? They have a lot to say, but just like years past - they do nothing for any of us. The 40 hour work week that Boener is going to restore for instance is misleading at best. Obabacare lowered the hours for benefits to 30 hours a week. Many people have worked only 36 hours a week for a long time now and still get benefits, so this 40 hour work week business is just taking money out your pocket and giving it back to the employer: that's the Republican way....

    So, let's all see how the Republicans save 'Merica.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    No, it wasn't rejection in my view; the liberals stayed home and while I think it was bad idea for them to do so, I know that they are punishing the Dems for non action. Earlier on I thought they would ralley to keep the right away from a majority, but having watched enough of Pelosi and the do-nothings it doesn't surprise me, and Obama is nothing but a disapointment. So...

    Now of course, the question is what will the right do? They have a lot to say, but just like years past - they do nothing for any of us. The 40 hour work week that Boener is going to restore for instance is misleading at best. Obabacare lowered the hours for benefits to 30 hours a week. Many people have worked only 36 hours a week for a long time now and still get benefits, so this 40 hour work week business is just taking money out your pocket and giving it back to the employer: that's the Republican way....

    So, let's all see how the Republicans save 'Merica.
    I don't see staying home as an active signal of punishment so much as a sign of being too damn uninspired to participate.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I don't see staying home as an active signal of punishment so much as a sign of being too damn uninspired to participate.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The fatal flaw of liberalism, is that it must sacrifice the freedom of the individual for the state. Thats why even the term "liberal" is a misnomer. When it inevitably comes down to that choice-freedom or the state, the liberal chooses the state.

    This is one of the skeletons in the closet the left needs to deal with. I'd like to think this election brought that home, but I doubt it-especially after the sad excuses Ive heard up to this point.



    It is more likely that the right wing's definition of a liberal is a myth.



    1. Obama was re-elected in 2012 and hasn't really done anything since to make the mid-term election against liberalism. That would suggest the country is more liberal than it is conservative but that a lot of liberals didn't vote in the mid-term.

    2. Liberal referendums such as minimum wage, legalizing pot, abortion, gun control were overwhelmingly voted for and the conservative ideas, issues and values were rejected.


    This election was very weird. It seems that money won the election, not the people.

    In my state of Utah, the Democrat, Doug Owen only had 100K to campaign with but his Republican contender, Mia Love got a lot of outside money and had over 4 million in campaign funds. Mia Love only won by about 4K votes. That's not an overwhelming victory by any standards. Dems in my area are feeling kinda bad because we didn't donate more to Owens campaign so he could've at least have had a commercial. That might have made the difference and put him over the top.
    Last edited by Moot; 11-09-14 at 02:25 PM.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    No. Obama was rejected. Just as Bush was rejected in 06 and 08.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    And the 'ol ignore list grows...

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