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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This Is The Key Question

Voter turnout was low.  It was older and whiter than 2012, and probably older and whiter than 2016.

But Democrats - especially in Colorado - were convinced they had the turnout model mastered.

Why did African American voters vote for Republicans more yesterday than they did two years ago?  Why did Hispanics move away?  Asians?  Some of it may have to do with not watching the GOP nominees call for "self-deportation" but there is something else at play.

Did minority Democrats become minority Republicans?  Or did they just stay home?

If I'm a Hispanic voter, why should I drag myself to the polls to vote for a Democrat?  It may not be the Democratic Party's fault that immigration reform hasn't passed...I mean, it's not their fault... but all you know is that it hasn't passed.

This is why Obama HAS to follow through on executive orders on immigration.  Let the Republicans attack him for that.

Please proceed...

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