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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:23 PM

Original Sin - Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people

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"With Barack Obama sworn in for a second term - the first president in either party since Ronald Reagan to be elected twice with popular majorities - the GOP is in jeopardy, the gravest since 1964, of ceasing to be a national party."

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http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112365/why-republicans-are-party-white-people#

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Reply Original Sin - Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people (Original post)
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 OP
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #1
louis-t Feb 2013 #2
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #3
TxDemChem Feb 2013 #4
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #5
independentpiney Feb 2013 #6
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #7
Scuba Feb 2013 #8

Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:26 PM

1. More on the horizon

"...Many have noted Mitt Romney's failure to collect a single vote in 91 precincts in New York City and 59 precincts in Philadelphia. More telling is his defeat in eleven more of the nation's 15 largest cities. Not just Chicago and Columbus, but also Indianapolis, San Diego, Houston, even Dallas—this last a reason the GOP fears that, within a generation Texas will become a swing state. Remove Texas from the vast, lightly populated Republican expanse west of the Mississippi, and the remaining 13 states yield fewer electoral votes than the West Coast triad of California, Oregon, and Washington. If those trends continue, the GOP could find itself unable to count on a single state that has as many as 20 electoral votes."

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:58 PM

2. Repugs see that as a conspiracy.

I have co-workers complaining to me about the outrage of Romney not getting a single vote in some precincts. "He musta cheated!!1!1!".

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:34 PM

3. And they would know

wouldn't they? They should all read this article and get some history and FACTS!

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:45 PM

4. That was the best article I have read

Possibly ever. Thank you for posting.

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Response to TxDemChem (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:56 PM

5. You are most welcome, TxDemChem

My son in Brooklyn sent it to me yesterday, and I essentially said the same thing to him. Very straight forward and comprehensible. Not to mention entertaining!

And welcome to DU!

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:07 AM

6. Party of Calhoun should be the retort

whenever anyone claims they are the party of Lincoln. Excellent article.

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Response to independentpiney (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:04 PM

7. Not bad, independentpiney

Glad you enjoyed it and hope it gets widely passed around. I really consider it a kind of benchmark - how we've arrived at where we are today. And what remains to be done.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:50 PM

8. Kick ...


Forty-five years later, the GOP safely has Oklahoma, and Dixie, too. But Phillips's Sunbelt strategy was built for a different time, and a different America. Many have noted Mitt Romney's failure to collect a single vote in 91 precincts in New York City and 59 precincts in Philadelphia. More telling is his defeat in eleven more of the nation's 15 largest cities. Not just Chicago and Columbus, but also Indianapolis, San Diego, Houston, even Dallas—this last a reason the GOP fears that, within a generation Texas will become a swing state. Remove Texas from the vast, lightly populated Republican expanse west of the Mississippi, and the remaining 13 states yield fewer electoral votes than the West Coast triad of California, Oregon, and Washington. If those trends continue, the GOP could find itself unable to count on a single state that has as many as 20 electoral votes.

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