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    Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    It was a bad night for dems and dem policies. Exit polls show Americans were not happy with the left.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    I wouldn't say so. The election results were lopsided, but not because scores of people rejected liberalism and voted the other way. Much of it was due to the fact that many who tend to support liberalism simply stayed home. Thus, voters rejected Obama, not liberalism as a whole. That being said, the brand is certainly damaged.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    I wouldn't say so. The election results were lopsided, but not because scores of people rejected liberalism and voted the other way. Much of it was due to the fact that many who tend to support liberalism simply stayed home. Thus, voters rejected Obama, not liberalism as a whole. That being said, the brand is certainly damaged.
    I agree many dems stayed home (they often do in mid terms) but this was one of the biggest sweeps in recent history. Not just in Congress, but as far as governors as well. Do you think it was worse than otherwise might have been expected?

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Yes, it was one of the biggest sweeps in history. Yes, many of the normally Democratic supporting voters stayed home.

    While I think it's pretty safe to say that most of the voters that stayed home did so because of Obama, his performance and his liberal policies. Or perhaps the perception of Obama's policies being liberal.

    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.

    Seems to me, keep the classic liberal, dump the statist liberalism, and I'd be more OK with that.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    In my opinion this was a rejection of liberal social crusades and not an endorsement of libertarianism.

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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.

    [COLOR="#FF0000"]Was liberalism rejected in the mid term elections?[/COLOR]


    My answer is not just no, it's HELL NO.

    Wait and see what happens in 2016, when another Democrat will be elected president of the USA.




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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Yes, it was one of the biggest sweeps in history. Yes, many of the normally Democratic supporting voters stayed home.

    While I think it's pretty safe to say that most of the voters that stayed home did so because of Obama, his performance and his liberal policies. Or perhaps the perception of Obama's policies being liberal.

    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.

    Seems to me, keep the classic liberal, dump the statist liberalism, and I'd be more OK with that.
    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.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by spangledbanner View Post
    In my opinion this was a rejection of liberal social crusades and not an endorsement of libertarianism.
    An interesting and unexpected comment. Can you elaborate? What makes you say this about libertarianism?

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    My answer is not just no, it's HELL NO.

    Wait and see what happens in 2016, when another Democrat will be elected president of the USA.


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    Thats a superficial statement. I wasn't asking about 2016, but rather last tuesday. What about tuesday?

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Thats a superficial statement. I wasn't asking about 2016, but rather last tuesday.
    What about tuesday?


    The answer that I've posted is the only one that you'll get from me.

    Wait and see what happens in 2016.

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