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03-17-2013, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by No Fun Shogun View Post
They still own half of Congress, over half of the state legislatures and governor's offices
True, but midterms are all about which voting block is angriest enough at the other party to show up in strength, and the GOP will have always have better cards in that regard.

Originally Posted by No Fun Shogun View Post
and got about 47% of the popular vote in the last presidential election despite pandering heavily to the far right and having birthers, more overt racists, and other whackjobs constantly being vocal inside and outside the party for them.
It has to be said though that America was and remains in a precarious situation economically, and any incumbent would be expected to have a tough time in view of that.

Not that I don't agree with you... I don't understand how the GOP gets more than the wealthiest 2 percent of the vote in any election, but clearly they are a lot better at framing their message to poorly educated whites than the Democrats are.

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