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« on: June 22, 2004, 03:44:24 pm »

How come Democrats always win DC?
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2004, 03:54:02 pm »

How come Democrats always win DC?

Very high Black population
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2004, 04:32:35 pm »

How come Democrats always win DC?

Very high Black population

Gore won 67% of DC's white vote.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2004, 05:31:28 pm »

Dense urban area.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2004, 07:55:58 pm »

Drinking the Democrat Koolaid.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2004, 08:02:49 pm »

DC's voting stats aren't really that much different from most other major cities, it just gets more attention because it's counted by itself.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2004, 08:11:44 pm »

Yeah, it's heavily populated with blacks. When I went there, for every Asian, black, and hispanic together I saw in San Francisco was replaced by blacks in Washington. It's like 70% black I'm sure, and 90% of blacks vote democrat.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2004, 08:11:47 pm »

DC's voting stats aren't really that much different from most other major cities, it just gets more attention because it's counted by itself.

It's so obvious they vote strickly by D or R. Because if they actually looked at the candidates the split would be higher like 60/40 or 65/35. But 95/5? Comeon now you know they are just voting straight party ticket.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2004, 08:13:25 pm »

Yeah, it's heavily populated with blacks. When I went there, for every Asian, black, and hispanic together I saw in San Francisco was replaced by blacks in Washington. It's like 70% black I'm sure, and 90% of blacks vote democrat.

60% actually.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Washington-District-of-Columbia.html
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2004, 08:15:37 pm »

DC's voting stats aren't really that much different from most other major cities, it just gets more attention because it's counted by itself.

It's so obvious they vote strickly by D or R. Because if they actually looked at the candidates the split would be higher like 60/40 or 65/35. But 95/5? Comeon now you know they are just voting straight party ticket.

if you're talking about blacks, yes you're right, but the same is true for pretty much any other major city with a high black population. But even without the black population, DC would be as safe for the Democrats as Utah is for the Republicans. DC is safe for the Democrats because it's very culturally liberal like most major cities. The black vote is why we get massive landslides, but not neccesarily why we always carry the city. That's what nclib was trying to point out. Still Nixon probably would've won it in 1972 had it not have been for the black vote.
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2004, 08:20:05 pm »

DC's voting stats aren't really that much different from most other major cities, it just gets more attention because it's counted by itself.

It's so obvious they vote strickly by D or R. Because if they actually looked at the candidates the split would be higher like 60/40 or 65/35. But 95/5? Comeon now you know they are just voting straight party ticket.

if you're talking about blacks, yes you're right, but the same is true for pretty much any other major city with a high black population. But even without the black population, DC would be as safe for the Democrats as Utah is for the Republicans. DC is safe for the Democrats because it's very culturally liberal like most major cities. The black vote is why we get massive landslides, but not neccesarily why we always carry the city. That's what nclib was trying to point out. Still Nixon probably would've won it in 1972 had it not have been for the black vote.

And that's sad really. Because even though I strongly disagree with you I believe you have the right to vote for who you like. You are showing you think for yourself.
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2004, 08:28:17 pm »

DC's voting stats aren't really that much different from most other major cities, it just gets more attention because it's counted by itself.

It's so obvious they vote strickly by D or R. Because if they actually looked at the candidates the split would be higher like 60/40 or 65/35. But 95/5? Comeon now you know they are just voting straight party ticket.

if you're talking about blacks, yes you're right, but the same is true for pretty much any other major city with a high black population. But even without the black population, DC would be as safe for the Democrats as Utah is for the Republicans. DC is safe for the Democrats because it's very culturally liberal like most major cities. The black vote is why we get massive landslides, but not neccesarily why we always carry the city. That's what nclib was trying to point out. Still Nixon probably would've won it in 1972 had it not have been for the black vote.

And that's sad really. Because even though I strongly disagree with you I believe you have the right to vote for who you like. You are showing you think for yourself.

and blacks have that right as well. they choose to vote straight ticket, which is a choice I have also made.
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2004, 08:35:25 pm »

DC's voting stats aren't really that much different from most other major cities, it just gets more attention because it's counted by itself.

It's so obvious they vote strickly by D or R. Because if they actually looked at the candidates the split would be higher like 60/40 or 65/35. But 95/5? Comeon now you know they are just voting straight party ticket.

if you're talking about blacks, yes you're right, but the same is true for pretty much any other major city with a high black population. But even without the black population, DC would be as safe for the Democrats as Utah is for the Republicans. DC is safe for the Democrats because it's very culturally liberal like most major cities. The black vote is why we get massive landslides, but not neccesarily why we always carry the city. That's what nclib was trying to point out. Still Nixon probably would've won it in 1972 had it not have been for the black vote.

And that's sad really. Because even though I strongly disagree with you I believe you have the right to vote for who you like. You are showing you think for yourself.

and blacks have that right as well. they choose to vote straight ticket, which is a choice I have also made.

Yes but 95% voting one party? That shows a clear lack in train of thought.
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2004, 12:18:46 am »

In addition to a high black vote, even the whites are all either government bureaucrats (a Democrat constiuency) or Democrat staffers (most GOP staffers live in Virginia).
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2004, 12:19:47 am »

Ever been to DC? Outside of the beltway, the crime is so bad there are bars on EVERYTHING. The Coke machines on the streets are literally in cages except for a small hole to get the can out.

This sh**thole is our Nation's capitol! It needs to be cleaned up, because it could be very beautifull.



I agree the Capital, outside the mall is in sorry shape.
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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2004, 08:27:56 am »

I hope that adorable daughter of yours gets to see a different DC then you and I know.

They are fairing well under Democratic mayoral leadership I'd say. lol
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2004, 09:02:50 am »

DC doesn't vote any different to other inner city area. Philly, Boston, NY, Detroit, Chicago are equally strong Democrat. It's because the population is heavily non-white and the whites that do live there are young liberal professionals.
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2004, 01:37:23 pm »

i hear that marion berry is running for the city council again.

with leadereship like that, no wonder dc is a dump.
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2004, 03:35:50 pm »

Ever been to DC? Outside of the beltway, the crime is so bad there are bars on EVERYTHING. The Coke machines on the streets are literally in cages except for a small hole to get the can out.

This sh**thole is our Nation's capitol! It needs to be cleaned up, because it could be very beautifull.



I agree the Capital, outside the mall is in sorry shape.

Yeah, it's very dangerous. Just try walking around Michigan Avenue at 2 AM...
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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2004, 07:57:56 pm »

I've been to DC and thought it was great. Blows the hell out of all those stupid lily white suburbs.
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2004, 10:45:01 pm »

I've been to DC and thought it was great. Blows the hell out of all those stupid lily white suburbs.

Are you on drugs or something?
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2004, 11:06:43 pm »

I hate the type of communities that exist of nothing but a bunch of married couples who all have 2.5 children, drive an SUV, and live in perfect houses with white picket fences seperating everything. Those type of places are sprouting up all around the Twin Cities and I hate them. So stuffy and boring. Give me the inner cities, at least they have culture and actually have things to do, places like DC are the places I find interesting, the crime and pollution doesn't bother me, it beats the boringness of the places I described.

for the record I currently live in a medium sized city which basically has everything I like about large cities and few of the disadvantages, although it's not quite as good as the Twin Cities where I'll probably be moving soon.
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2004, 05:44:23 am »

Wow! I agree with that completely!
In the UK we have some really nasty 'new suburbs' built in the last 30 years. They're truly horrible. Thousands of boring, boxy, featureless homes surrounding a boring shopping mall. They have no character or individuality whatsoever, just like most of the people who live in them. Even the landscaping is clinical and boring. it's enough to send you into a coma.
I live in a Victorian tree-lined avenue in the inner city. OK, the crime is worse and it's noisier, but at least it has character and vibrancy. You actually see people walking and sat outside cafe's and bars. How much better is that?

I hate the type of communities that exist of nothing but a bunch of married couples who all have 2.5 children, drive an SUV, and live in perfect houses with white picket fences seperating everything. Those type of places are sprouting up all around the Twin Cities and I hate them. So stuffy and boring. Give me the inner cities, at least they have culture and actually have things to do, places like DC are the places I find interesting, the crime and pollution doesn't bother me, it beats the boringness of the places I described.

for the record I currently live in a medium sized city which basically has everything I like about large cities and few of the disadvantages, although it's not quite as good as the Twin Cities where I'll probably be moving soon.
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