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This week’s Herald column: Demographics and the Florida GOP

  What keeps the campaign oppo folks who work for Rick Scott and the 2016 tinkerers around Marco Rubio up at night? It’s the demographics, stupid. (With a big hat tip to the boss, Steve Schale.)

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Poll: Obama still more trusted than GOP, sharp contrast with ’94, ’06

Typically, when a “change election” sweeps a party out of Congressional power, that party becomes more trusted by the public than the sitting president. Not this time. Not this midterm.

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In the states: GOP control puts women, students, the poor in crosshairs

Kansas to become an “abortion free zone” … states enacting “covenant marriages” that are near impossible to leave … privatized Medicaid that allows HMOs to function as literal “death panels” and more. Glimpse the future — one that could be … Continue reading

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(Video) Americans United for Change says tea party voters got ‘conned’ … Plus: media focused on deficits, not jobs?

The takeaway: “Republicans and Tea Party activists were “chumps” doing the bidding of Wall Street CEOs in the midterm elections…” Watch: Story here.

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Pew poll: voters unenthused by midterm results

A new Pew poll finds fewer than half of Americans feel good about the results of last week’s “shellacking” election, and an alarming number don’t expect the new Congress to get much done.

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Alex Sink: meet the mirror. You lost because of YOU, and your state party (**UPDATED**)

I wasn’t going to do any more retrospectives on the 2010 election, because I’m already on to the business of how we progressives move forward. But if there’s one thing I hate in politics, it’s people pointing the finger at … Continue reading

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Tim Wise to tea party: enjoy it while it lasts

The inimitable Tim Wise breaks down the election as only he can: There have always been those who wanted to take the country back. There were those who, in past years, wanted to take the country back to a time … Continue reading

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Read this: why Democrats lost

Kenneth Quinnell, formerly of the Kendrick Meek campaign and now back to the Florida Progressive Coalition (and ThinkProgress) offers a candid assessment of what went wrong for Florida Democrats on November 2nd. Short version: a suckish state party, a compromising … Continue reading

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Why we lose: take one

Black voters and young voters had dismal turnout in the just-passed tsunami midterm. The voters who approve of President Obama most, weren’t there for him and his party on Tuesday. But hey, Lil Wayne is free! From the in-box:

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Midday clicks: Bennett wins in Colorado, Murray looking good in WA, White House shake-up coming?

With the Denver and Boulder suburbs the last votes to come in, the Denver Post has called Colorado for Michael Bennett, adding a bit more good news for Democrats on a tough post-election day. Democrats also easily won the Colorado … Continue reading

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