2014 Midterm Elections

The Dems Are Stuck To and With ObamaCare

The Democrats always have issues with the Midterm Elections. Their constituents don’t tend to turn out to vote as often during what they see as elections of lesser import. This time around though the Dems have a bigger, self-inflicted problem. 😉

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4 Responses to “2014 Midterm Elections”

  1. AthenaC Says:

    “The Democrats always have issues with the Midterm Elections.”

    They do seem to in the last several years – I wonder why that is. Why the voters are so forgetful just within the span of a few years, or why they expect something different during non-Midterm elections based on mere rhetoric.

  2. jonolan Says:

    Part of it is that their constituency tends to be non-White, uneducated, poor, and/or young. All of those demographics are less likely to vote at all and are even more unlikely to vote in mid-term elections as those elections don’t get the attention that the might.

    Understand that the turnout of all the above demographics was anomalously high in both of Obama’s elections…because he’s a Black. Without him in the race the turnout goes back to the norm and, possibly, even lower due to their disillusionment with Obama bleeding over into the process as a whole.

  3. AthenaC Says:

    “Understand that the turnout of all the above demographics was anomalously high”

    I think you may be right about that. I do remember before the 2008 election asking people who they were voting for and why. There was a lot of excitement about Obama’s rhetoric, but the minute I offered some criticism based on what limited record he had at the national and state level, I was “crazy” and “racist.” It was all about what he said.

    I dug this up – I thought it was an interesting post-mortem of the 2012 election. I haven’t audited his numbers, but Mr. Medved always seemed to be fair-minded.


  4. jonolan Says:

    I think we can trust Mr. Medved’s numbers. I’m not quite so sure that we can trust the accuracy, as opposed to honesty, of his conclusions as to the causation of those numbers.

    Romney was weak on social issues, especially abortion, and ushered in the forerunner of ObamaCare. That had to have driven away a number of voters who wanted a real choice other than Obama.

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