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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:36 PM

We don't need the South to win the White House

(I live in Florida - I am not South-bashing)

It feels liberating to know that. Really fucking liberating.

And I think turning Texas blue is going to feel just as special

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Reply We don't need the South to win the White House (Original post)
Coexist Nov 2012 OP
aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2012 #1
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #2
Iggy Nov 2012 #3
Coexist Nov 2012 #4
Iggy Nov 2012 #9
ncgrits Nov 2012 #12
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #5
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #6
Coexist Nov 2012 #8
efhmc Nov 2012 #15
txdemsftw Nov 2012 #17
efhmc Nov 2012 #19
RebelOne Nov 2012 #7
Hoyt Nov 2012 #11
craigmatic Nov 2012 #13
al_liberal Nov 2012 #10
mmonk Nov 2012 #14
efhmc Nov 2012 #16
nc4bo Nov 2012 #18
Hamlette Nov 2012 #20
JoeyT Nov 2012 #21
Skidmore Nov 2012 #22
cordelia Nov 2012 #23
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #24
Skidmore Nov 2012 #25
SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #26
LeftinOH Nov 2012 #27

Response to Coexist (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:38 PM

1. Yes, if just Texas turned blue it would be the end

of the Republican Party as we know it.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:40 PM

2. To paraphrase R.E.M. ... "and I'd feel fine."

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Response to Coexist (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:42 PM

3. WHEN Did we ever need the South to Win WH?

 

again, the key is Ohio... and the other so called battleground states.

Once I saw Obama taking PA, WI, even before OH was called for him, I knew he was going to be re-elected.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:43 PM

4. I keep looking at this and smiling :)

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Response to Coexist (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:56 PM

9. i'm Wit You...

 

thanks for posting.. I'd not seen this chart yet.

Virginia is particularly sweet.. allegedly loaded with military, conservative voters... but as others pointed out, it's also loaded with people who happen to WORK for the fed government (Arlington) and they don't appreciate the anti government bullcrap coming from the GOP

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Response to Coexist (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:22 PM

12. Seeing NC as barely red feels relatively good. Wish we'd made it again this time. nt

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Response to Coexist (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:44 PM

5. Democrats need to keep pushing policies that put people first

and they will vote for them. It's really that simple.

Most Democrats in the past had been so lackluster and "meh" when it came to legislating to help the very people they need in order to win their election/re-election. Show the passion that we need to see that you're willing to fight for us, and we'll stand with you. Act lackluster and dismissive, and most of us will return the favor come election time. It's really that simple.

Bernie Sanders proved putting people first wins elections. Sherrod Brown showed it, too, and no $40 million dollars of "dark money" could change that. President Obama has showed it.

Stand with us and we'll stand with you.

But turning Texas blue would be so beautiful . . . Texas looks better in blue than red.

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Response to Coexist (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:44 PM

6. I don't consider FL the south. I'm in TX (which is southWEST, not deep south) is BLUE in major areas

Dallas County in the north is now blue (my county ), as is the Houston area, Austin area, and San Antonio/southwest area. All the highly populated areas, I believe. The districts have been gerrymandered, now, so it'll be tough....until there's MORE blue.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:47 PM

8. parts of my state are very south-like

the panhandle and most rural areas. But its funny, go far enough south and you hit the northeast

and Austin is on of the coolest areas on the planet.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:05 PM

15. Love and lived in Houston for 25 years and grew up

in the Dallas area (ultra right wing Richardson). Houston is still very southern, but in the good sense of friendliness, good manners and acceptance of others. Its diversity makes it a wonderful city in so many ways, great museum, orchestra, ballet, etc., in other words. a real city. We need money to make this change happen. Do you think we can ever convince enough people that this will happen so we can get the help we need.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:11 PM

17. Houston is blue

and it's a beautiful thing.

We would be golden if it weren't for the more rural areas and the Panhandle...but one day we'll get there.

Austin is freaking awesome and besides Seattle, my favorite city ever.

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Response to txdemsftw (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:20 PM

19. Have a ranch and a house in two different right wing areas. We fight hard but

need help to make the changes we need. God, I miss living in an area that is not 70% repug.

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Response to Coexist (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:47 PM

7. I live in Georgia and hope I live to see the day this state turns blue. n/t

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:20 PM

11. I hope you are very young.

It might happen some day. But the callous, greedy, bigots sure have control right now.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:22 PM

13. Me too.

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Response to Coexist (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:13 PM

10. Alabama here!

The news here has been about how successful the R's were during the election. Artur Davis even addressed the masses and said that no white Democratic candidate from AL could be elected period.

I was beside myself that these folks were celebrating the immediate victory. It was like the losing team scoring a touchdown, spiking the ball, and afterwards getting the shoulder tap and a point to the scoreboard.

That our President won the election without the need for a single Southern state lifts my heart. No more pandering to the George Wallace types or the need to placate these idiots.

President Obama is every bit of a transformational President as FDR or Reagan. The country voted for the future, not the past.

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Response to Coexist (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:25 PM

14. Gerrymandering has destroyed my state.

We can't have majorities in our Congressional delegation now even though we outnumber the Republicans. Now it's like voting in Stalinist Russia. You votes won't count so voting now is more just an act of defiance.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:06 PM

16. That is so sad but true.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:15 PM

18. This is the new MO.

Rot the States from the inside out, outside $$ come flying in from everywhere, lie, divide and conquer over economic, culture, religion, race, sex), disenfranchise and suppress, mess with the districting. It's an evil cocktail of the 1%ers.

It's like playing wack-a-mole. Get them one way, they just go around the obstacle and find another way.





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Response to mmonk (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:18 AM

20. Which is why the 2020 election is the most important at the state level

I know people were disappointed with Obama in 2010 but we lost more than just that year, we lost the next 10 years because of gerrymandering at both the state and national level.

We need to figure out how to take back as many state legislatures in 2020 as we possibly can because that is the election that will determine redistricting (after the 2020 census. If we can win back some state legislature and hopefully governorships, we can undo some of the damage by either making it fair or making it favor us like it has favored them for so long.

Luckily it will be a presidential election year which should favor us. We need to make sure we have a great candidate at the top of the ticket and get good people to run in the down ballot races in every state.

Not too soon to start thinking about who you think should run for your state house and senate races in 2020. Get them in place now...in 2014 and 2016 and 2018 and then we can take back our country from the religious, bigoted, greedy GOP.

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Response to Coexist (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:36 AM

21. Another couple decades and

we'll have Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi blue too.

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Response to Coexist (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:37 AM

22. The message to the south from this election should be that it is past time for them

to join the rest of the nation in the 21st century and leave the 19th century behind.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:20 AM

23. Great. Broadbrushing.

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Response to cordelia (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:27 AM

24. Seriously

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Response to cordelia (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:05 AM

25. Hardly.

When the main message from the region is still basically racist and misogynistic, there is something there. If you want to help put out that fire, do so. In the meantime, don't help blow smoke over the landscape. I have enough family and friends in the South who deal regularly with some of these anachronistic notions about the great Other.

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Response to Coexist (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:37 AM

26. I was surprised to see that Georgia was close!! Give us time!

The south is gonna rise again!! But away from bigotry and hate and be better than it ever was.

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Response to Coexist (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:41 AM

27. Florida is going to make all the difference from now on.

Ohio will lose more electoral votes in the years to come; Florida is a bigger battleground, IMO.

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