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Analysis: Four More Years

dweimaraner Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:44 PM
great point. both parties have the same goal of maintaining a two party system by polarizing the general public with boogeyman threats like pending fiscal cliff,,,which will never happen. the two party system allows the ruling class to remain safely in power where they can benefit the most.

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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