YES! The billionaires bought the election.
NO! Low turnout is the reason Republicans won.


cerulean 8 years 20 weeks ago

How does a party candidate get elected to office?

How does an incumbent you dislike get removed from office?

Crying at the TV screen or ranting to Tom is not the answer people.

Dems, Greens, Independants, etc only have themselves to blame. Conservatives know the drill. Why can't others in this country do probably the most important thing they can do to shape this country's future?

Even if it's unfair with pay to play, we had an opportunity.. the turnout shows we blew it.. big-fracking-time. The first question I'm going to ask if people still complaining about the person in office now... Did you go vote? I bet I know what the answer will be

Every election is important but, this was probably one of the most important elections considering the state America's economy is in. Did you want to prevent or remove fracking from your area? Good luck doing that now. Did you want to re-evaluate the incarceration rate in your city? Good luck getting anywhere. Etc, Etc, Etc

Why can't anyone who is even slightly left of center walk the walk when it comes to voting? There's so many sites on the internet explaining all candidate's platforms. So not knowing is not an excuse. Stuck at work is not an excuse. You may have been able to vote early. You may have even been able to tell your boss you need to go vote, and by law, they wouldn't have been able to do anything to stop you. Really dissappointing.

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NTSchmitz 8 years 20 weeks ago

Frankly, I fear that it's game over for any reasonable hope that the democracy we all yearn for can be restored, without a period of traumatic violence.

I for one do not like the idea of uttering the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America, as we don't live in that kind of country any more. Makes me feel ill.

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phanomf8 8 years 20 weeks ago

CERULEAN has part of the answer in that people need to vote BUT the Dem politicians all ran away from Obama and his merits [which were hardly ever enumerated by them] using the ill begotten advice of their advisors/consultants [complete wastes] who are paid a flat fee regardless of whether the Dem candidate wins or loses. The Repubs also pay their advisors/consultants a flat fee BUT pay a bonus if they win!!! Duh! Guess who gets the better advice??????

Also, let us not forget the discipline exerted by the Repubs knocking out any Tea Partiers in the primaries who was going to be a threat and split the vote whereas the Dems were running in a variety of directions within their respective arena - losing focus!!!!! The Dems need to attend the School of Obama on how to run elections in a disciplined fashion not letting the opposition "scare" you and your electorate - keeping the eye on the ball. The Dems also need to learn how to "shout down" their opponents [as was done to them by the Repubs] itemizing their negative points one-by-one in glaring neon lights showing their deficiency's of which they're are a multitude!!!!!

Wake up Dems! The Repubs are already preparing to trounce you in the next round with money, lies and deceits as was done this time. Sad! Very sad . . .

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PaulHosse 8 years 20 weeks ago

The GOP didn't win because they out raised and out spent the Democrats or because they out worked them or had slicker ads. The GOP won because people were voting against the policies of Obama and to a slighty lesser extent, the Democrats. This was an "anti" vote not a "pro" vote. The people will be just as happy to throw out the same or even different Republicans or Democrats in two years if a serious positive change hasn't been made in the direction of this country. The underlining message here was that the mid-term elections was a close as we can get to a "No Confidence" vote in this country, and yet another reason for including Independents and third parties.

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