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RandySF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:50 PM
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Southern Republicans not happy with Civil War outcome.
The Civil War may have come to a close almost 150 years ago but Republicans in three Southern states still aren't sure its outcome was a good thing. Less than half of GOP voters in Georgia, North Carolina, and Mississippi are glad that the North won the Civil War:

-In Georgia 47% of Republicans are content with the Union victory, while 31% wish the South had won. Democrats (58/17) and independents (54/19) are both strongly supportive of the North, making the overall numbers 53/23.

-In North Carolina GOP voters are almost evenly divided on the outcome of the war with 35% glad for the North's victory, 33% ruing the South's loss, and 32% taking neither side. Democrats (55/15) and independents (57/14) have similar numbers to Georgia but due to the greater ambivalence of Republicans about the northern victory, overall less than half of Tar Heel voters (48%) are glad the Union won to 21% who wish the Confederacy had.

-In Mississippi no group of the electorate seems all that enthused about the North having won. Republicans, by a 38/21 margin, outright wish the South had won. Democrats (39/22) and independents (49/15) side with the North but compared to those voter groups in North Carolina and Georgia they're pretty ambivalent. Overall just 34% of voters in the state are glad the Union prevailed to 27% who wish the rebels had been victorious.

A few weeks ago we released numbers showing that a plurality of Republicans in Mississippi think interracial marriage should be illegal. Democrats there think it should be legal by a 68/18 margin and independents do so 56/21, making the overall numbers in the state 54% who think it should be legal to 28% who believe it should be illegal.

GOP voters in North Carolina and Georgia don't have the same hang up about interracial marriage that their peers in Mississippi do. In Georgia Republicans think it should be legal by a 52/29 spread. Democrats do so 67/20 and independents do 74/13, making the overall numbers 62/22. And in North Carolina Republicans think it should be legal by a 55/30 spread. Democrats do so 74/15 and independents do 80/11, making the the overall numbers 68/20.


http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2011/04/many-st...
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:55 PM
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1. No suprise there...
The question might be, would we be better off, if we had just let them go? :mad:
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:52 PM
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10. Indeed, n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:58 PM
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:02 PM
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3. Save yo Dixie Cups! The south will rise again! nt
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:55 PM
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12. NO DIXIE CUPS!!!!! those are a KOCH product!!!
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:25 PM
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23. Of course.
The perfect assholes to fund a rebellion.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:03 PM
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4. And, of course, some of them probably backed "The Central"

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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:10 PM
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5. Should someone remind them that Lincoln, Grant, and Sherman were Republicans?
And, that the South's best friend after the war was Andrew Johnson..a Democrat.

The irony is delicious.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:30 PM
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6. ...



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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:37 PM
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9. Ha!
Beautiful!
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:10 PM
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18. ROTFLMAO. Now if only we had a companion pic of US Grant taking
a giant dump :)
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brewens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:32 PM
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7. They shouldn't have had so many cowards and deserters. They
may have had a better chance if so many hadn't been yeller!
Southerners have no clue how high desertion rates were in the Confederate Army. A lot of them are real proud their ancestor fought for the south but don't realize that when it got tough, he snuck off and went home.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:33 PM
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8. They're a little late, aren't they? Really.
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:54 PM
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11. They're not alone!....
As a citizen of the US... I'm sometimes not so pleased they didn't win, either.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:56 PM
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13. Fine, cut them off. let's see how they get by without their federal funds. nt
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cordelia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:57 PM
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14. Well, Easter's over. Back to South bashing.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:59 PM
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15. Maybe they're hoping for best two out of three n/t
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:00 PM
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16. Maybe they should demand a recount. But they'd have to pay for it.
;-)
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:02 PM
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17. South Postpones Rising Again For Yet Another Year
HUNTSVILLE, ALFor the 135th straight year since Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, representatives for the South announced Monday that the region has postponed plans to rise again.

"Make no mistake, the South shall rise again," said Knox Pritchard, president of the Huntsville-based Alliance Of Confederate States. "But we're just not quite ready to do it now. Hopefully, we'll be able to rise again real soon, maybe even in 2001."


http://www.theonion.com/articles/south-postpones-rising...
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:19 PM
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19. Hilarious article. Especially loved the bit about how the South
scores at the bottom of a variety of statistical measures . . . among them shoe usage and toilet paper sales :)
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:51 PM
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20. Wait a minute. WE LOST?
dayum.
;-)
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:08 PM
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21. The cheap labor South ultimately won, imo. nt
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:46 PM
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22. Breaking News!

Southern Republicans not happy with Civil War outcome.

:wow:

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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:28 PM
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24. To paraphrase the GOP back when Dumbya was elected:
The South should just GET OVER IT.
I find it hard to believe that people are still fighting that war. Time to grow up and move on.
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