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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:02 PM

A map of the future

Sure Obama's re-election has conservatives panicking, and the successful referendums on on gay marriage and legal marijuana scare them. But this is the map that should have them flat-out terrified.



Take a look, paying attention to the light-blue and light-red areas. Light blue is where we flipped a seat; light red is where they did. We both flipped districts. But look at where they did it, and look at where we did. Do you see any blue states turning red? No, you don't. But do you see red states turning blue? Yes, yes you do.

Seriously, the GOP should be wetting its collective pants every time they glance at this.

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Reply A map of the future (Original post)
Proud Public Servant Nov 2012 OP
Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #1
Quantess Nov 2012 #10
SCantiGOP Nov 2012 #2
Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #3
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #4
Proud Public Servant Nov 2012 #5
ellisonz Nov 2012 #7
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #13
SheilaT Nov 2012 #6
Brickbat Nov 2012 #8
tblue Nov 2012 #9
Quantess Nov 2012 #12
brooklynite Nov 2012 #11

Response to Proud Public Servant (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:13 PM

1. Those flipped districts in Tennessee look like a penis.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:34 PM

10. Saying hello to the flipped districts in NC & SC



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Response to Proud Public Servant (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:15 PM

2. technicality

the district in the northeastern part of SC wasn't a flip; it was a new seat that came as a result of the census. SC votes about 45% every year for the Democrat for President, but the GOP legislature has gerrymandered so far that we have a lock on one seat (Jim Clyburn's) and no real chance of winning any of the other 6.

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Response to Proud Public Servant (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:19 PM

3. Look at the tips of Texas and Arizona


That is awesome!

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Response to Proud Public Servant (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:21 PM

4. Have you actually look at this map yourself? Do you know anything about any of those

 

places you are projecting to turn blue? You've got NV, AZ, TN, completely wrong and those are just the states I know enough about to make an educated guess on.

Enjoy the euphoria, we all deserve it. But don't confuse wishful thinking with reality.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:41 PM

5. What are you saying?

These aren't projections; this is the actual outcome from last week. AZ, TX, and NV are all bluer. The change is being driven by teh Latino vote, by and large.

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Response to Proud Public Servant (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:26 PM

7. Florida and New Hampshire too

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Response to Proud Public Servant (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:12 PM

13. The projection is your stated assumption that this result is a trend that will continue

 

into the future. And NV is not bluer, BTW, we did hold the House seat that Shelly Berkeley held but she lost her Senate race to Heller. This is why I asked if you know anything about the states you're projecting.

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Response to Proud Public Servant (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:17 PM

6. And this map does not even include the

senate seats we flipped.

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Response to Proud Public Servant (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:29 PM

8. The change in MN was a correction, not a flip. That seat was held by a DFLer for decades and we lost

it in 2010 to an upstart teabagger. Last week, we got it back. It's back where it should be and will be for decades more. I suspect, but don't know, that some of those other "flips" may be the same way.

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Response to Proud Public Servant (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:29 PM

9. The Latino population is exploding while the GOP opposes birth control!

And choice. Oh, the irony.

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Response to tblue (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:39 PM

12. I guarantee, latinos will be pandered to

and thoroughly greased by the GOP. Starting immediately, you will see a lot of desperate wooing of hispanics, beginning with tone and token hispanic GOP faces. Until finally, you will see some hispanic friendly policies before the next election.

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Response to Proud Public Servant (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:38 PM

11. Unrec

I respect the notion that we are picking up seats in Republican areas...but this analogy is as silly as the post 2000 Republicans trumpeting GWB's popularity because of all the counties that he ended up "winning". "Turning" a State blue by picking up a single House seat that covers half of it (see AZ or NV) says nothing other than not a lot of people live there.

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