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26  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Can Elizabeth Warren's message resonate in the Midwest? on: January 03, 2015, 07:05:37 pm
If Elizabeth Warren runs for president and wins the Democratic nomination, can her message play well in the Rust Belt states

Yes. The industrial workers around here love Warren.
27  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: When will Tennessee become competitive? on: January 03, 2015, 05:33:40 pm
Remember also that younger voters are much more Democratic, regardless of race.
28  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Is there a thread for the 2015 gubernatorial elections? on: January 03, 2015, 04:27:44 pm
Has Grayson already taken himself out of consideration in Kentucky?  That will probably be the most interesting contest to watch, and I'm pretty sure it will be close.

As of last spring, he wasn't interested in running for (any) office.

He might not be conservative enough for the Kentucky GOP these days.
29  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Is there a thread for the 2015 gubernatorial elections? on: January 03, 2015, 04:26:12 pm
I think Conway will beat Comer (R-The Media) in the general, but just not by an enormous margin. Comer has a lot of very serious baggage, but The Media won't report it.
30  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: When will Tennessee become competitive? on: January 03, 2015, 01:27:24 pm
It's kind of ignorant to live under this assumption that every growing state is on this inevitable march toward the Democratic Party.  Things will change over the next several decades.

Parties die when they get too extreme, and the Republicans are past their point. Eventually, Republicans will be outnumbered in every state, if you're talking about actual supporters. Republicans in government will hang on longer though.
31  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Conservative Cities in Liberal States on: January 03, 2015, 12:54:44 pm
An example of a conservative Cincinnati suburb is Loveland. Loveland is the only city I know of anywhere in the nation where city council passed a resolution endorsing Republican efforts to impeach Bill Clinton.
32  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Conservative Cities in Liberal States on: January 03, 2015, 12:49:06 pm
Cincinnati voted solidly for Obama due to its black population but is quite conservative for a large city in a swing state.

Some of the suburbs are EXTREMELY conservative. I don't know if they should be counted here as cities, even if they are incorporated.

Also, Cincinnati's main newspaper - the Cincinnati Enquirer - is very, very conservative.
33  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Conservative Cities in Liberal States on: January 03, 2015, 12:29:11 pm
With Maryland becoming more liberal lately, isn't Salisbury still very conservative? Or maybe Cumberland?
34  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Conservative Cities in Liberal States on: January 03, 2015, 12:42:16 am
Isn't Waterbury CT very conservative?

Waterbury, CT 2012
Obama (D) 20,931 (64.92%)
Romney (R) 11,043 (34.25%)

No, it's not.

Their newspaper is extremely conservative.
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Conservative Cities in Liberal States on: January 03, 2015, 12:18:37 am
Isn't Waterbury CT very conservative?
36  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Liberal cities in conservative states on: January 02, 2015, 06:27:14 pm
Is Albuquerque the biggest city with a Tea Party mayor?
37  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: When will Tennessee become competitive? on: January 02, 2015, 01:14:43 am
Bandit, the 'urban' growth in TN is mostly suburbs. Think places like Southern Campbell County.

I don't think most of southern Campbell County is officially classed as urban. The city of Alexandria is probably classed as urban, but that's about it.

What will happen eventually is something like Franklin County, Ohio, which had a Democratic swing of more than 40 points in 25 years.
38  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: When will Tennessee become competitive? on: January 01, 2015, 10:35:37 pm
This is like asking when will Maryland become competitive. It won't, it has moved farther and farther away from the Democrats in the past decade.

Tennessee isn't getting any more rural. No state is.
39  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Liberal cities in conservative states on: January 01, 2015, 09:37:56 pm
Also extremely important in the increasing prosperity in the South in this time period was outsourcing from the North to the cheaper, less unionized South.

I have to wonder how people who relocate to the South react when they find out they can't unionize. I'd be furious.
What are you talking about? You can unionize in the South.

Yes, but it's much harder than elsewhere, due to repressive "right-to-work" laws.
40  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / When will Tennessee become competitive? on: January 01, 2015, 09:14:45 pm
With all this talk about Georgia or Arizona becoming competitive, why not Tennessee?

If the urban/rural split keeps expanding, shouldn't this help Democrats in Tennessee? Demographically, Tennessee isn't as rural as people think. It has 4 big cities - more than most states. Look what's happened in North Carolina.

Tennessee is certainly far more urban than Kentucky is.
41  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1992 Cuomo vs. Bush vs. Perot on: January 01, 2015, 09:01:43 pm
Cuomo would have steamrolled to victory. I think he would have picked up Indiana among other states.

As late as 2004, I think Cuomo probably would have won easily.
42  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Liberal cities in conservative states on: January 01, 2015, 04:58:43 pm
Also extremely important in the increasing prosperity in the South in this time period was outsourcing from the North to the cheaper, less unionized South.

I have to wonder how people who relocate to the South react when they find out they can't unionize. I'd be furious.
43  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: January 01, 2015, 12:12:56 pm
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/12/david_duke_adviser_kenny_knigh.html

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Reports that Rep. Steve Scalise, the third-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, gave a speech to a white nationalist conference connected with David Duke in 2002 are not accurate, the man who organized the events said Wednesday (Dec. 31).

Kenny Knight, a longtime political adviser to Duke, said Scalise spoke at a meeting of the Jefferson Heights Civic Association -- not affiliated with the European-American Unity and Rights conference that was held in the same Metairie hotel -- two-and-a-half hours before the white nationalist event started.

We're supposed to believe a Duke adviser?
44  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: December 30, 2014, 05:10:43 pm
Racism is a pattern with the modern GOP. Haven't people figured this out yet?
45  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Should Virginia Abolish their Independent Cities? on: December 29, 2014, 11:18:55 pm
Two words: Rob Ford. Also, Mel Lastman, and now John Tory. Toronto is an extremely polarized city. It has no business being amalgamated as one municipality.

It sounds like Canada's version of Cincinnati, in that regard.
46  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Should Virginia Abolish their Independent Cities? on: December 29, 2014, 05:24:57 pm
Yes, I've made it quite clear how much I hate amalgamation. Do you really want your city to turnout like Jacksonville?

Do you want your city to turn out like Camden?

I'd rather turn out like Camden than Jacksonville.
47  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Which solutions should the Democrats focus on now? on: December 29, 2014, 04:46:59 pm
Can we offer our own solutions? I have other ideas that would be top priorities for Democrats (if they wanted) that aren't listed here.

Repealing the Patriot Act would be a good solution.
48  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Which solutions should the Democrats focus on now? on: December 29, 2014, 11:51:14 am
But, (not to get too OT) aren't school uniforms for private schools? If there's a "civil liberties" issue with wearing a uniform I'd gently suggest not enrolling in an educational institution that requires them

A lot of public schools have implemented them and have refused to allow an opt-out. I guess they don't know what public means.
49  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Talk about your negative experiences with the police/law enforcement on: December 29, 2014, 11:45:48 am
What is wrong with you? Are you criminally anti-social? There is nothing ridiculous about "trespassing at a public university", just as you're not allowed to waltz into the White House or a CDC laboratory, there are reasons that random people or the homeless can't just go into a university library.

That library was always being used by people who weren't students there. And I was a student there just a few months earlier.
50  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Talk about your negative experiences with the police/law enforcement on: December 29, 2014, 08:08:18 am
Also, at the same university, some liar accused me of something I didn't do and called the cops. Police showed up, and they sort of hemmed and hawed and then dropped the matter. But they didn't go after the person for making a false report.
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