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I don't believe there are enough sane and engaged Americans out there to vote an overwhelming shift in the congressional balance of power (to the Democratic side).

Problem is, as you've indicated, most voting Americans get their "news" by tuning in to FOX or some other such conservative propaganda machine. The FOX message is simple, even if not well documented; it is easy to absorb, relentless, and appealing to the mindless one stop, get it quick personality types who tune in. As has been repeatedly demonstrated, money and relentless advertising sways opinion; i.e., votes can be bought and in American politics elections, as well as congressional voting patterns, are most often simply purchased/influenced by money.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 11:57:50 AM EST
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"Engaged" being the key word.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 12:23:51 PM EST
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Yes, unfortunately the insane are likely very much engaged.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 09:43:07 PM EST
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