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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-06-09 03:07 PM
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39. How are you disagreeing with what I was suggesting? Electoral votes are based on population
growth, right? If most of that growth is coming from the Hispanic population, that clearly favors Democrats, not Republicans, particularly in RED states like TX, AZ, FL, and GA. The BLUE states you mention are still decidedly Democratic, even if they lose electoral votes. The other RED states are gaining population that favors the Democrats.

Can you explain your post? I think I get what you are saying, but I disagree that these changes favor Republicans. I don't think they do.
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  -Race, the South and 2010 ccharles000  Apr-05-09 09:35 PM   #0 
  - Down here in TN.....  poboyross   Apr-05-09 10:04 PM   #1 
  - (facepalm)  BlooInBloo   Apr-05-09 10:09 PM   #3 
  - and that means....sarcasm?  poboyross   Apr-06-09 05:40 AM   #13 
  - Harold Ford is a wonderful man with a brilliant mind  grantcart   Apr-05-09 10:36 PM   #8 
  - Gotta love the love....  poboyross   Apr-06-09 05:52 AM   #14 
  - Harold Ford sux  skooooo   Apr-06-09 07:40 AM   #18 
     - Except, if he doesn't run, a Democrat has no shot in hell at winning  Kalyke   Apr-06-09 11:39 AM   #27 
     - I'll second that..  butterfly77   Apr-06-09 03:10 PM   #40 
     - I disagree  grantcart   Apr-06-09 03:14 PM   #43 
        - LOL....brilliant!  poboyross   Apr-06-09 03:33 PM   #44 
  - What about candidates who aren't from a political "family" like President Obama?  Mayberry Machiavelli   Apr-06-09 12:26 AM   #11 
  - Some in the south would rather go to bed with the devil than to vote for a black man  Top Cat   Apr-05-09 10:06 PM   #2 
  - Some in ANY part of the United States would rather go to bed  Kalyke   Apr-06-09 11:42 AM   #28 
     - It is tough when you leave the south and have to adjust your accent  genna   Apr-06-09 02:11 PM   #31 
     - I agree it needs better leadership.  Kalyke   Apr-06-09 02:24 PM   #34 
     - sounds like  CTLawGuy   Apr-06-09 05:50 PM   #48 
  - interesting read, thanks ccharles!  Divine Discontent   Apr-05-09 10:17 PM   #4 
  - Bigots are reproducing at low enough rate, that the most relevant question now is...  BlooInBloo   Apr-05-09 10:22 PM   #5 
  - Black politicians in Georgia aren't that big of deal  Number23   Apr-05-09 10:28 PM   #6 
  - I was raised in Downtown Decatur, perhaps the most liberal city in the entire South.  Liberal_Stalwart71   Apr-05-09 10:47 PM   #9 
  - Really?? You think it's that bad for him there?  Number23   Apr-05-09 10:54 PM   #10 
     - Yep. If Obama couldn't win the state despite his popularity, then neither can Baker.  Liberal_Stalwart71   Apr-06-09 09:39 AM   #23 
        - Thanks, L_S. I have to say that is damn disappointing though  Number23   Apr-06-09 05:42 PM   #47 
  - I hadn't noticed a large number of state elected black politicians in Georgia  genna   Apr-06-09 02:16 PM   #32 
     - Wasn't thinking of a "pocket of advancement"  Number23   Apr-06-09 05:21 PM   #46 
  - race is still an issue for some democrats  mkultra   Apr-05-09 10:32 PM   #7 
  - Obama is winning in the parts of the south that matter.  Drunken Irishman   Apr-06-09 12:50 AM   #12 
  - I hope NC(where I live)goes for Obama again.  ccharles000   Apr-06-09 06:44 AM   #15 
  - I don;t think Obama even needs the south - in 2012, I think he can realistically  Hawaii Hiker   Apr-06-09 07:18 AM   #17 
     - That's just the thing...  Drunken Irishman   Apr-06-09 08:31 AM   #19 
     - I would love to see Utah go blue  ccharles000   Apr-06-09 08:36 AM   #20 
     - It will be interesting to see the electoral vote changes in 2012  Hawaii Hiker   Apr-06-09 08:43 AM   #21 
        - I'd be shocked if California doesn't gain EVs.  Drunken Irishman   Apr-06-09 09:22 AM   #22 
        - Actually, for a few years now  Bluenorthwest   Apr-06-09 09:58 AM   #24 
        - no not true...  cwcwmack   Apr-06-09 11:05 AM   #25 
           - Really?, I thought places like Riverside were seeing a boom,  Hawaii Hiker   Apr-06-09 02:53 PM   #38 
     - Dean said all 50 states matter. Obama went to as many places as he could  genna   Apr-06-09 02:20 PM   #33 
  - Obama at about 50-50 approval in Alabama. (link)  trof   Apr-06-09 07:00 AM   #16 
  - 2012  Robbins   Apr-06-09 11:28 AM   #26 
  - Democrats will undoubtedly have a major advantage due to Census numbers.  Liberal_Stalwart71   Apr-06-09 11:51 AM   #29 
  - ahhh... NO  cwcwmack   Apr-06-09 02:24 PM   #35 
  - How are you disagreeing with what I was suggesting? Electoral votes are based on population  Liberal_Stalwart71   Apr-06-09 03:07 PM   #39 
     - sigh...  cwcwmack   Apr-06-09 03:34 PM   #45 
        - O.K. thanks. I appreciate the explanation, though I still disagree. I work with the Census  Liberal_Stalwart71   Apr-06-09 10:36 PM   #49 
           - sorry...  cwcwmack   Apr-07-09 12:33 PM   #50 
              - A nice bottle of RED will do ya some good!  Liberal_Stalwart71   Apr-07-09 04:45 PM   #51 
  - I won't deny the bias in the older black community but  genna   Apr-06-09 02:36 PM   #36 
     - I think the social and political culture are similar among all ages in the black community  Liberal_Stalwart71   Apr-06-09 03:11 PM   #41 
  - From what I've seen, GA is a lost cause. I have my doubts about AL too.  NC_Nurse   Apr-06-09 12:06 PM   #30 
     - I think the difference here is Georgians say what is on their minds and in their hearts  genna   Apr-06-09 02:39 PM   #37 
        - I wasn't thinking of racism specifically. Just Republicanism. It's rampant.  NC_Nurse   Apr-06-09 03:13 PM   #42 

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