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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:49 PM

Over 65, White Voters Breaking for Democrat Doug Jones. This republican voter base is eroding away.

By sharistuff at the Daily Kos

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/12/7/1722163/-Over-65-White-Voters-Breaking-for-Democrat-Doug-Jones-This-republican-voter-base-is-eroding-away

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I finally made it to a Doug Jones rally. This rally was held in Cullman, Alabama. A real bastion of farmers, mostly of German ancestry. Usually a reliably republican stronghold. So I was pretty surprised to arrive at the Stone Bridge Browne Center to see the parking lot full, with News trucks parked everywhere.

I finally got an actual official Doug Jones sign. They were giving them out.
Itís a beautiful venue, used for weddings, and other special events. Also a pretty large hall, probably about 300+ people there.

The Doug Jones signs led the way into the hall. The crowd was calm and very upbeat. I didnít even see one security officer. There were no protesters, and during the entire event it was cheers, clapping, laughter, and no outbursts or anger.

The first speaker was Lily Ledbetter. She is an Alabama native, and was one of the first women to endorse Doug Jones for his US Senate run.

I noted a pretty big crowd of gray hairs. There were some twenty somethings, and middle age as well. But the majority of folks were of the elder category. The crowd looked more like what you would expect of a bunch of republicans. They may of been republicans once upon a time. But this crowd was solidly in support of Doug Jones, and what he would try to bring to Washington. Which is reasonable solutions to real world problems, and not a bunch of rhetoric or empty promises, or false religion.

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Reply Over 65, White Voters Breaking for Democrat Doug Jones. This republican voter base is eroding away. (Original post)
applegrove Dec 2017 OP
bronxiteforever Dec 2017 #1
Hoyt Dec 2017 #2
Arkansas Granny Dec 2017 #3
beachbum bob Dec 2017 #4
malaise Dec 2017 #5

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:55 PM

1. Maybe Ryans latest kill Medicare is scaring them

And it should. That sounds good and hereís hoping

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:27 PM

2. Interesting. Most of the 65+ used to vote solidly Democratic, of course it was George Wallace.

It's good to see some of them considering Doug Jones.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:30 PM

3. That's good news.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:46 PM

4. sooner or later the debacle of conservatives will dawn on even older voters and once

republicans lose the 65yr + white voter, they are gone

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:48 PM

5. These people have grandchildren they want to protect from

ReTHUG child molesters like Moore.

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