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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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It will ultimately come down to turnout

our side tends to sit on the sidelines while the other side tends to always vote- and vote with a vengeance. However, it remains to be seen just how energized the right will be this time around as opposed to 2010 when the "Tea Party" was at his zenith in terms of energy and *enthusiasm*. They have receded in popularity since 2011 and lost seats in 2012. I'm somewhat worried about the Senate where we are losing some pretty high-profile/solid Dems but, hopefully, best case is that we can at least maintain a majority in the Senate and pick up some more House seats. I have a feeling that it may not be a blowout on either end but that we may lose a little ground but basically maintain the status quo. OTOH depending on how these *scandals* shake out and how far the Republicans decide to ride them, who knows? So far, nothing has come out implicating President Obama in any wrongdoing and, judging by 1998 when the Republicans actually DID find something they could pin on President Clinton, they were still seen as overplaying their hand by impeaching him and lost seats as a result. Chasing after these phony Obama *scandals* without producing any tangible evidence of wrongdoing could produce a more potent backlash.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Jun 2, 2013, 01:11 PM (1 replies)

I don't get this obsession with producing a budget

Robinson spends most of the article lambasting the Republicans for being too juvenile to govern and their obstructionism then turns around and blames the Dems for not producing a budget, a "failure" brought about primarily because of Republican obstructionism.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Jun 1, 2013, 09:21 AM (1 replies)
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