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Analysis: Four More Years

coveyrise Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 10:35 PM
IF the Republicans don't wake up and change their strategy they won't win a national election in another 4 years. Telling women that a baby as a result of rape is a Gift From God won't fly. Telling women they can somehow will away a pregnancy as a result of rape, won't fly. Telling 14 million hispanics that we aren't going to give them a pathway to citizenship won't fly. 40% of the voters aren't smart enough to figure out what economic policies are best and another 20% will insist that it could be rich people's fault that we aren't doing better so you better figure out how to appeal to women and hispanics.
One_Extreme Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:57 AM
Don't forget the mandatory vaginal ultrasound probe that some Repub state legislatures were proposing for women seeking abortions to have to see their fetus. There were so many free bullets handed to the Dems that they couldn't use them all.
C.H. Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 10:50 PM
"40% of the voters aren't smart enough to figure out what economic policies are best and another 20% will insist that it could be rich people's fault."

Maybe they need pictures to understand our economic problems.
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A few stray thoughts and observations in the aftermath of the 2012 election -- on substance, process, and tactics:

(1) The polls were broadly right, both at the state and national levels -- a dichotomy that I believed to be unlikely in the extreme as recently as yesterday morning.  The electorate ended up being D+6, nearly on par with 2008, and six points better than the 2010 midterms.  I was wrong about this, as were a good number of other observers.  The 2012 party ID figures from Gallup and Rasmussen upon which my assumptions were based were...

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