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auntblabby
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31 Oct 2014, 1:40 pm

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31 Oct 2014, 1:54 pm

It is easy to understand Democratic angst with news reports like this:

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Harry Reid is now "begging" for support. He made the comment in an email to supporters of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

The subject for the email from Reid, the Senate majority leader, reads: "I'm begging." Which is no wonder considering his job is at stake -- if Democrats lose the Senate, Reid will no longer hold his current leadership position.

"Daniel -- I?ve been emailing a TON," Reid writes....

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/har ... 17783.html

By the way, how many e-mail messages are in a "TON[?]"

Regardless, this is more about how badly Democrats lose than it is about how badly Republicans win:

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Republicans are favored to control the Senate.
95% chance as of today.

Republicans are favored to control the House.
Greater than 99% chance as of today.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dre/po ... n-lab-2014


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31 Oct 2014, 1:56 pm

:? :huh: what does that have to do with GOP voter suppression?



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31 Oct 2014, 4:56 pm

It's not only true that Republicans believe in the worse of stereotypes about blacks and poor people, but that they actually believe them! Talk about the contempt Republicans feel for the rest of us!


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31 Oct 2014, 4:58 pm

this makes me think of lily tomlin's comment, "I'd be a cynic, but I just can't keep up" these days, there is such a never ending supply of fresh awfulness.



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31 Oct 2014, 5:25 pm

It's amazing that in the age of the Democrats being the most corrupt, obstructive, inept, tyrannical, irresponsible, unconstitutional party, people's brainwashing and demonization of Republicans still holds.

This country is truly filled with low-information voters, who are swayed by clever soundbytes, appeals to emotion and anecdotal evidence, incapable of doing independent research or critical thinking.

But then, seeing the writing level of today's college essays, and Leftist brainwashing permeating the Academia, it's a wonder how this country still exists at all.



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31 Oct 2014, 5:38 pm

I for one am glad the dems even ineptly stall the GOP's worst evils [denying the working class the right to vote, banning birth control/abortion, et al]. this video is just more proof of right wing perfidy.



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31 Oct 2014, 6:18 pm

I live in the most Conservative area of my state. The emissions from factories is so nasty it burns the eyes and nose. Other than for GM, unions are nonexistent and most job s are filled through temp agencies at next to poverty wages. Abandoned businesses litter the landscape, the owners neglecting maintenance of property. Cracked parking lots, weeds, garbage, wires stripped and the sleeves hanging from buildings all around. Scrap metal businesses thriving. Conservative paradise. Citizen hell. Yet the Conservatives will be reelected. THAT is the low information voter.



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31 Oct 2014, 6:23 pm

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I live in the most Conservative area of my state. The emissions from factories is so nasty it burns the eyes and nose. Other than for GM, unions are nonexistent and most job s are filled through temp agencies at next to poverty wages. Abandoned businesses litter the landscape, the owners neglecting maintenance of property. Cracked parking lots, weeds, garbage, wires stripped and the sleeves hanging from buildings all around. Scrap metal businesses thriving. Conservative paradise. Citizen hell. Yet the Conservatives will be reelected. THAT is the low information voter.

it's the ol' "divide and conquer" game the GOP plays, setting one subgroup of working class folk against another. jay gould infamously said "I can hire one half of the working class to kill off the other half." the white working class gets dog-whistled into compliance at the voting booth, they get sicked onto all the rest of the working class, in today's version of gould's estimation.



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31 Oct 2014, 7:16 pm

great thread, aunt blabby.



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31 Oct 2014, 7:19 pm

^^^
thank you Cathy :)
I just had to say something about how blatantly one part is now trying to massacre the other party.



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31 Oct 2014, 7:20 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
It's not only true that Republicans believe in the worse of stereotypes about blacks and poor people, but that they actually believe them! Talk about the contempt Republicans feel for the rest of us!


Which is different than you believing the worst stereotypes about Republicans and conservatives, despite years of corrections, how? Or the obvious contempt you show for people who have different beliefs than you do?


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31 Oct 2014, 7:22 pm

so you think I'm just imagining it when I see clear repeated evidence that GOP types don't want me to vote? don't want me to have affordable health care? don't want me to have any civil rights at all?



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31 Oct 2014, 7:23 pm

The only real difference between Democrats and Republicans is that they work for different CEOs.



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31 Oct 2014, 7:29 pm

YippySkippy wrote:
The only real difference between Democrats and Republicans is that they work for different CEOs.

but one is less evil than the other. one is more inclusive of the working class than the other.



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31 Oct 2014, 7:33 pm

auntblabby wrote:
so you think I'm just imagining it when I see clear repeated evidence that GOP types don't want me to vote? don't want me to have affordable health care? don't want me to have any civil rights at all?


I think you (and Bill) are unduly credulous about anything negative said about the GOP, and unduly credulous when it comes to what the Democrats claim they're doing for you, but turn into Sammy Skeptic when the roles are reversed. I also think you (and Bill) behave exactly like the "low information voters" you so often bemoan, and behave in a manner I would describe as passive aggressive, dripping contempt on people you disagree with in every thread, but then denying it because you didn't address it to anyone in particular. In light of that, I don't see much value in addressing your points, as they're hyperbolic exaggerations to begin with, you won't listen, you'll take it personally, and I'm far beyond caring about "playing to the audience", I'm just sick of the hypocritical BS.


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