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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:12 PM

Kansas, Missouri remain nation’s crimson political islands

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/10/3911138/kansas-missouri-remain-crimson.html#storylink=cpy
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While northern Missouri, which also is reliable Republican turf, has lost population in recent years, the fastest-growing counties have more than picked up the slack.

“The demographic changes to me are the most important thing,” said Missouri State University political scientist George Connor. “Missouri is going to remain red. And I don’t think pink. I think we’re going from medium-rare to rare.”

Meanwhile, the state’s Democratic base is increasingly isolated in the two big cities, making it tough for Democrats to gain ground in the General Assembly.

“It’s an issue of concentration,” said longtime Missouri Democratic operative Roy Temple. “There is clearly 50 percent of the vote in Missouri that’s accessible to Democrats. It’s just not distributed across the state equally.”

So far, he said, the state just hasn’t seen the same population trends that have boosted Democrats in other states.
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pstokely Nov 2012 OP
ladjf Nov 2012 #1
ToxMarz Nov 2012 #4
pstokely Nov 2012 #5
ToxMarz Nov 2012 #9
flowomo Nov 2012 #2
pstokely Nov 2012 #3
Phillip McCleod Nov 2012 #6
pstokely Nov 2012 #7
loyalsister Nov 2012 #8

Response to pstokely (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:18 PM

1. I think the smell of cow and horse dung makes people Republicans. nt

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Response to ladjf (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:33 PM

4. It doesn't seem to in Iowa, And I smelled plenty of it growing up.

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:34 PM

5. maybe it's the presence of washed up stars in Branson

nt

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Response to pstokely (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:45 PM

9. HUH? Yeah that makes sense. Thanks for clearing it up??????

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:26 PM

2. interesting article, thanks for posting.

Things may go as it predicts, but there are always unexpected factors that change or complicate long-standing political alliances.

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Response to flowomo (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:31 PM

3. Did they think VA or NC would be in play in 2004?

MO might be in play in 2012, but so could any other state that either won by only single digits, WV used to be reliably blue and Obama did worse there than in MO, he actually won GA more than he won MO

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:42 PM

6. its the racism

 

i lived there for a while not long ago the southeast part (including branson) is little dixieland and the kkk and militias are around. lots of confederate flags outside cities now as the infection of hate spread like zombies. dont get bit in misery.

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:45 PM

7. so it will be in play if the Dem candidate is white?

Well Hillary did win the 2008 Dem primary there

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:28 PM

8. The latin population is not growing

But the hate groups are.
One is particularly dangerous. It's labeled "The Creativity Movement"

Their starting point is attractive to young people who reject religion.

"Our beliefs are strongly reinforced by an overwhelming mass of substantiated evidence. They are based on the eternal Laws of Nature; they are based on the lessons and experience of history; furthermore; they are based on logic, common sense and reality, not myth and fantasy. No other religion can honestly make this claim."

They pack a lot of crap into it. Healthy eating, bonding with nature.... Whatever attracts unsatisfied youth and unhappy middle class people.

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