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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:05 AM
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Republicans appear to be losing the white working-class voter. Who is going to vote for them?
http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/Election-results-show-perils-of-extremism-E-J-2263040.php

Dionne: Election results show perils of extremism

E.J. DIONNE JR, Houston Chronicle Copyright 2011 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

By E.J. DIONNE JR., WASHINGTON POST

Updated 07:19 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2011

This week's elections around the country were brought to you by the word "overreach," specifically conservative overreach. snip

More at link. That copyright warning has me :scared:
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:10 AM
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1. Diebold has that under control.
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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:40 AM
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9. I FEAR THAT THE VOTE COUNT HAS BEEN TOTALLY CORRUPTED
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:50 AM
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10. Diebold - Protecting America from Democracy
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:58 AM
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11. plus the 1% ... those are the ones that really count ...
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:11 AM
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2. How Reeps ever win anything is beyond me.
nt
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:14 AM
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3. Pedophiles, bankers, grifters, racists, con men, and glassy eyed twerps filled with the Holy Spirit
:shrug:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:45 PM
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14. Freaking perfect
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 12:46 PM by malaise
:fistbump:
sp.
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Gamow Donating Member (226 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:15 AM
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4. White retirees. nt
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:26 AM
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8. What an ignorant ageist remark...
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libinnyandia Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:47 PM
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15. Senior citizens do tend to vote for republicans, forgetting
that they hav Social Security and Medicare because of the Democrats.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:16 AM
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5. Fair Use doctrine, well established in U.S. copyright law over the
past century, trumps the Chronicle's blanket warning.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:18 AM
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6. Abraham Lincoln: ". . . You can fool all of the people some of the time." - n/t
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:19 AM
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7. If they could convert dollars into votes, we'd never win another election.
They sort of already do that, but not very efficiently. There's a lot of paid overhead that's needed to keep them relatively competitive. And it's getting more inefficient by the cycle. That's why they are working overtime to game elections by making it hard for people to exercise their constitutional right to vote.
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soapboxtalk Donating Member (55 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:33 PM
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12. Good news
The GOP is losing their grip on 1/2 of us...perhaps the Democrats are losing their grip on the other 1/2.

What happens if everyone gets fed up at the same time?

I think we're about to find out.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:33 PM
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13. The same people who've always voted for them: fools & religeous extremists.
If the GOP only got votes from the people the actually supported & represented, they'd only get 2-3% of the vote.
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Populist_Prole Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:36 PM
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16. We went from being Reagan Democrats to Obama Republicans
Whooda' thunk?

Really though, as one of this group, the only peers I know that stay die hard rethugs are religious extremists, as 'baldguy' surmised.
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