Independents BOLTING from Democratic party.

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    Dems alarmed as independents bolt - Yahoo! News

    So much for all that talk of nothing to see, nothing to worry about here from all our leftoid friends.

    Lowest rating for Congress among independents all year and approval rating for Obama down to 46 percent from over 60 percent.

    But hey remind how this is just all the Fox News network making shit up.
     
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    Wait wait wait, this can't be.

    This doesn't fit the mold of everyone having to be democrat or republican.

    Some on both sides are on the verge of having their comfortable little world shattered.......
     
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    I've read a couple of blogs on this and I'd appreciate it if someone could explain how you can quit an organization that you never belonged to?

    I'm an independent - last election I voted for mainly for Democrats.

    I'd consider it a shift if and when I vote for mainly Republicans. So in which vote did this defection occur?
     
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    Exactly.

    But telling that to wingnuts is kind of like banging one's head against a wall.
     
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    all you have to do is take a deep breath and realize it was the independents who made the diff. in 2008 now open your eyes and read the stats again,, their opinions of the demoncwats has fallen dramatically, therefore the demoncwats may not get their vote again.. things are in such a mess and we can blame the independents for voting for hope and change,, even after the future was there for them to see they still pulled the damn lever for the wrong guy and now they know it.. yeah!
     
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    I think there are lot of us independents who vote without regard to party. Bolting from may have been bad terminology on yahoo's part. The point is there are a lot of us who are not in approval of the the democrats party line after seeing it in action.
    Getting hung up on semantics won't change that.
    There is a huge number of people that don't belong to either of the two major parties who at times lean towards one parties philosophy or the other. this article is just claiming that there are a lot of independents that are leaning away from the democratic party.
    Not really anything new is it?
    Course the partisans that only see two sides will be shocked and alarmed.
     
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    BOLTING huh?
     
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    Well, I'm and Independent and I vote mainly Rep. Last Dem I voted for for President was CArter. Guess I won't go there.
     
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    Your right - Democratic candidates may not get my vote and the votes of other independents next time around.

    But if the Republicans don't offer something a lot better than juvenile insults, fear and smear, and hate-filled political theater, I don't expect they will be any more successful in 2012 than they were in 2008.

    And since Obama's approval numbers are right about at where his margin for election is - I don't see this "remorse" that you and some of these bloggers are trying to conjure up. But I guess we will see.

    But the GOP STILL has to try to come up with a candidate that 51% like BETTER than they like Obama. Obama's approval could be 15% but if you don't have anyone who can get above 14% - your still gonna lose.

    Good luck
     
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    White House officials attributed the defeats to local factors and said President Barack Obama sees no need to reposition his own image or the Democratic message.

    Oh good! Just keep doing what you're doing Mr. President!
     

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