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Analysis: Four More Years

Ronald Reagan Fan Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:06 PM
With 23 million people out of work and now realizing there is no hope for most of them to get a job in the next 4 years, the question is when will these people take to the streets-in demonstrations or even riots? It will happen and yes it will happen here in the US. When it does happen the next step will be Greece or even an Arab Spring. Think about it.
DCM in FL Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:07 PM
I have to wonder how many of those 23 million voted for Obama, and thus against their own interests.

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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