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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:55 AM

Why the Republicans must rig the election system.........





They will NEVER win the popular vote again.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:57 AM

1. IF everyone that was eligible to vote, was allowed to vote, the GOP would be gone.

They know this and this is why the rush to push through the gerrymandering of the Presidential election is on. They are losing the battle of preventing people from voting and this is the only way they can preserve their legitimacy.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:42 AM

2. In time, not even gerrymandering will help

Time is on the side of progress, and progressives.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:50 AM

3. They think they are going to live forever..

and they seem to think and their ignorant base,that what affects a majority won't affect them too.

Some of the poorest,ignorant people keep shouting "WE GOT TO CUT THE SPENDING" not realizing it will affect them more than most and when it does they blame the Liberals.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:18 AM

4. Their crazy crap has doomed them forever I think and none of them know it yet.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:18 AM

5. SUPER

Hey Rachel, read this! Pass the word.

This should be in the news every day!!!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:18 AM

6. Like cheaters you saw in school...

They will expend so much more energy cheating and trying to rig the system that it would take to just do the right thing.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:22 AM

7. The Nazi party rigged the system until, even as the minority, they took control.

I don't like using the comparison, but that is exactly how they did it.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:44 AM

12. +1, What other clear examples can one point to...not only that but the crazies in that party were...

...laughed at in the beginning and allowed a voice in the national debate when they should've been ignored

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:51 AM

8. Scary

I hear all the rattling from our side about what they are trying to do, but no solutions? How can we stop them from destroying the election process?

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:39 AM

9. Agreed, I've said it before, I'll say it again

The RepubiCON party is a defunct party within a democracy. They are really fascist .

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:43 AM

10. They've lost the pop vote the last 6 out of 7 elections, they're doubling down on being racist and

...they're assholes

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:44 AM

11. I have learned never to say never.........

 

While I think the extremism on the right is going to make it difficult for the GOP to win broad national elections, it is not impossible.

Keep in mind that personality plays a large role in national elections, especially for President. Policy issues are sometimes overcome by personality, like-ability, etc.

So it is entirely possible that the Republicans could nominate a very personable, outgoing individual that prospective voters "would like to sit down and have a beer with" and the Democrats nominate someone who is perhaps a policy wonk but not as personally likable. That can affect the popular vote. For example, as much as I respect Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, he doesn't register very high on my like ability meter. Senator Marco Rubio, while I disagree with him on policy, seems to be a likable character. Those differences can make a big difference in an election.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:47 AM

13. Never assume that an electoral map will remain exactly the same.

That's why gerrymandering has never truly worked to create a permanent majority for the gerrymandering party.

People change their minds.

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