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The GOP: A Most Unpopular Majority Party

Jeff2422 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:45 AM
The real demographic issue is the metros vs. the rest of the country. If you look at the map on a county basis, it is very red. But, there are not enough small counties to offset the metros. The Dems have gotten very good at logistics and herding every last person they can find in the metros to vote. Folks in the metros tend towards bigger government because they are more dependent on public services, so the Repubs have two hurdles. Try to convince more people in the metros to vote for them and some how learn to hurd the more independent burbs and rural areas. Both tasks will be daunting.
lshort Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 12:10 PM
Just out of curiosity, to what public services do you refer? The only one my husband and I are dependent upon is public transportation, and even then we could manage without it if we absolutely had to. It's a shame that it does have to be subsidized by the government to run, especially considering that the cost of using it isn't exactly cheap anyway--it would likely become unaffordable for most people if the ticket cost reflected trying to run it at a profit, though, and then the city would collapse, as there simply isn't enough housing or parking in it by a long shot to accomodate the number of people that work there. Now, there's an issue I'd love to see someone address seriously...
CardSenseJimmyBond Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 1:30 PM
Don't even have public transportation where I live. Unfortunately, my wife is on SS disability and Mediscare though...
Isn't it tragically ironic that the man who rode the perfect storm into public office on the horse of national unity has now perfected the politics of division so spectacularly that he won re-election despite the worst record in decades?

For when you sift through the rubble from the Republican Party's 2012 nuclear catastrophe, you find consistent clues pointing to a simple explanation: We lost because Barack Obama convinced enough voters that he cares more about people than Mitt Romney, a rich white guy who is contemptuous of the poor, women, blacks and seniors. Never mind results; Obama cares and Republicans don't.

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