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  •  The optimism on this site is way beyond reason (2+ / 0-)
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    whaddaya, elphie

    ....and this article is an example of that. People....a comically stereotypical country club Republican with a tendency to say the wrong thing at the wrong time still got over 47 percent of the vote, get that? Republicans picked up governorships and continue to dominate legislatures in a majority of states.

    What I'm saying is...the Democrats still have a problem with presenting a believable and trustworthy agenda to the public. If Obama abandons his commitments this time, the Republicans could easily turn the game around in four years.

    •  Granted, he got 47 pct but you have to look at (5+ / 0-)

      the demographics as talked about in this diary for the clearest picture.  72 pct of the electorate is white and this number will decrease each election from now on.  

      We have some work to do in state legislatures and governorships, that is true.  But that is a worthy goal for us to continue to pursue, more Democrats elected to state legislatures and as governor. We continue to plug away and also work on the US House and electing more and better Democrats as we always do.

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      by wishingwell on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 10:45:36 AM PST

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    •  He got 47 percent in an election.... (0+ / 0-)

      ....where you already had a huge minority of the electorate who were not going to vote for any Democrat, particularly not a black one and that's in an economy with 7.9% unemployment. So, I'd say, despite all that, Obama did pretty well and Romney did pretty poorly.

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