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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:16 PM
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Traveled weekend thru NC, SC, Georgia. GOP candidate signs have no symbol
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 04:25 PM by blm
that associates their name with the Republican party in NC and Georgia. Only in northern SC were there any references to being Republican candidates.

I also spent time Saturday and Sunday with alot of military personnel and vets - one a war historian. Three younger men were in Iraq, one due to go back, one still trying to save a leg that they are petty sure is heading for amputating.

There was not ONE GOOD WORD said about Bush and his strategy. The war historian said Iraq is the worst strategized war they have ever witnessed going back to WW2.

Almost every one of the near two dozen vets I spoke with were combat pilots from WW2, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq1.

And most were voters in the HEART of Georgia - Barnesville, Yatesville, Griifin, and surrounding areas, and some hailing from SC.

Interesting time spent in the heart of the south.

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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:21 PM
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1. Also true in Ohio
Even at the Representative to the State House level. I just got a flyer from Kevin Coughlin (first appointed to office in 2001 that does not mention the Republican party anywhere. When I checked his website it was the same story there.
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:22 PM
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california too
thats how you know they are gop signs
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:22 PM
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2. same here in my part of Wa state
(not wanting to be attached to Republicans, is about all that can mean) ha!
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:25 AM
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9. The R's in Washington weren't shy before about IDing themselves in a blue
state? Or is Washington pretty much a split state?
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:25 PM
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3. same in Alaska
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:29 PM
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4. I'm in NE GA and the Republicans have ceased IDing themselves as GOP
candidates or incumbants. One really has to listen, look and read carefully in order to determine the party affiliationf these people. I don't ever rmember it being like this before Bush II. :(
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surfermaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:24 PM
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7. Georgia one time known as one of the solid south
I left the state in 1949, born and raised in Fayette/Spalding County. At that time you knew who was going to win when the primary was held. Solid Democrat..Rep. didn't stand a chance. The Primary dedided who would be on the ticket, and you then knew who the winner was in the coming election...nothing but a democrat.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:31 PM
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5. Same in Texas
Democratic candidates say Democrat on their signs-repukes only have their name. they must be ashamed or something-two years ago they all had GOP or Republican plastered all over their signs.
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:33 PM
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6. Very true
However, it must be pointed out that Democratic candidates have not been noting party affilation on their signs for a while in these parts, and still don't. That the Republicans are now resorting to such low end deception certainly points to a significant loss of brand approval but it doesn't seem to translate into gains for the Democratic Party. Most that I talk to are pretty much sick of the whole lot.

Look for 3rd party gains in the talley this year.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:25 PM
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8. Saw a bunch that said HAD ENOUGH?
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:27 AM
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10. "Stealth" Repuglicans
Same thing in Maryland

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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:41 AM
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11. In Cherokee County where I live in North Georgia
none of the candidate signs have a party affiliation on them because there are only Republicans running. We have no Democrats in office in the county seats.
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