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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:17 PM

The Civil War Endures in the Fiscal Cliff Fight

If you look at the House Republican vote, you find regional divisions that mirror the Red-Blue divisions in the national electorate. All in all, 85 Republicans voted for the Senate resolution and 151 voted against it. The opposition was centered in the Old South. Southern Republicans opposed the measure by 83 to 10. The delegations from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina were unanimously opposed. As one might expect, the bill got support from five Florida Republicans, including Republicans from Cuban districts.

Republican House members from the East and the Far West strongly backed the Senate resolution. In the East, House Republicans were 24 to one in favor, with New York and Pennsylvania unanimous. In the Far West, Republicans voted by 17 to eight in favor. The Midwest was split, with 27 against and 21 for, with Michigan and Illinois in favor, and Ohio, the Speakerís state, against 7 to 6. This back of the envelope tally suggests that, to a surprising extent, the Civil War divisions endure, and even supersede in this case the partisan divisions between Republicans and Democrats.


http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/111549/the-civil-war-endures-in-the-fiscal-cliff-fight

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:30 PM

1. And Southerners wonder why the South is hated by the rest of the nation and even the world

 

My sister calls it "Dumbfuc#istan". Even Putin or the Communist Chinese are more reasonable than Red state Republicans or even many of the Democrats. Greyson is right calling them the "American Taliban".

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:40 PM

2. lnteresting. But the house Florida Rs supported it but Senator Rubio voted it down? Correct ??

And Vice President nominee Paul Ryan voted for it?? Fiscally Conservative? Adding to the debt?
What does this tell you about those Fiscally Conservatives?? The Civil War in the Rs does continue.
They really don't know what they stand for, do they??

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