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Originally posted by ricomsmith77 at "The Poll Trolls: How the Democrats REALLY Lost the Midterms"
I admit that I watch way too much news and internet media.  I especially watch WAAAAY too much MSNBC on a daily basis. I admit that I drink too way much coffee and smoke way too much weed......ok not really not that much!  I also admit.....that I was wrong about this year's midterm election results.  I admit that I had more confidence in the Democratic electorate to get out and vote this year, and that they would win the races they were supposed to.  I admit I was wrong.........REALLY wrong!

But I have to admit I was right about one thing:  The elections were fixed in the GOP's favor due to the Poll Trolls. Oh yes, they are REAL.....and the reason the Democrats lost the midterms this year.


Who are the Poll Trolls you say?  Well simply put, they are the one's who have seeked out to suppress voting in certain states around the country.  These are the same people who go out screaming that there is a voter fraud problem going on and they are the ones who can fix it.  But if anyone has been paying attention like I have, then you should have already figured out that this is called Reverse Psychology.....a technique involving the advocacy of a belief or behavior that is opposite to the one desired, with the expectation that this approach will encourage the subject of the persuasion to do what actually is desired: the opposite of what is suggested.  Yes, that definition is straight out of Wikipedia, in case you were wondering.  Meaning, they tell everyone that the Democrats are committing voter fraud, but it's really the GOP thats been doing it all along.


See, those damn trolls are clever.  They know how to scare the devil out of the general public......they've been doing it for YEARS.  They go on their public forum, called FOX NEWS, and spread their trollish agenda through their minions on a daily basis.  AND, they've gotten smarter too.  They've figured out how to use social media to their advantage, which is something they didn't really take advantage of much during the 2008 elections, but started to catch on during the 2012 cycle.  They knew the map was starting the change in the Democrats favor because the general population was becoming more informed.  And that is POISON to a troll......more informed people = more democratic voters = GOP go bye bye!

So enter voter suppression laws, and voter ID laws, and early voting restrictions, and gerrymandered districts....

.....and POOF!!  The GOP wins the midterms, and the Democrats get shipped back to the Chocolate Factory with a defective item......Obama chocked full of nuts!!


Now yes, I know the Democrats are as much to blame for not actually showing up to vote this year.  In general, midterms don't usually have high turnout.  Most people only vote during the presidential years, so it's hard for local and state election officials to get everyone enthusicatic about standing in a long line to vote.  Unless the people running are getting lots of media attention, most Democrats just don't really care enough to bother, whereas the opposite is true for the GOP.  The GOP have understood for years how important the midterm elections can be because if they want to gain power, they have to win locally.  They will pour millions of dollars and run thousands of ad campaigns to influence the voters to their agenda.....or lack thereof.  Either way...it works!

And the Democrats got a harsh, HARSH reality of what that looks like this time around......


......and the Poll Trolls will be watching again, in 2016!