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Old 07-27-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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First of all 90 percent of blacks voted for Gore and Kerry, so nothing was different with them during the Bush years. Bush did get over 40 percent of Hispanics, mainly because he was immigrant friendly and always campaigned on some sort of amnesty for the undocumented within the Hispanic community. Immigration is a "big personal issue" with Hispanics and Asians, and lets not forget Hispanics are fastest growing minority in the US.
I have mentioned in this thread several times that popular vote results are meaningless, and when states like Nevada, Florida or Colorado go blue because of large Hispanic populations the Repubs are toast even if they manage to pull 51 or 52 percent of the popular vote nationally. So I would say the next election hinges on the Hispanic vote and barring a Comprehensive Immigration Bill before that, the GOP candidate better not be a self deportation type of guy.
The Republicans are frantically trying to establish voter suppression laws in as many states as possible because they know they cannot win any other way.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Oh "a resident said their town is starting to resemble a third world country" - so it MUST be so.



First of all, it cracks me up when ignorant folks who have never been to the 3rd complain that the US is becoming a "third world country". If you got electricity, running water and indoor plumbing - you are NOT living like you're in a "third-world" country.

Secondly, even IF a town or neighborhood LOOKS run down and third-worldish, that in no way shape of form means the COUNTRY is like a third-world country. I used to have a neighbor who was an alcoholic. His house and lot looked like a dump - that doesn't mean the country, state, county or even the neighborhood was like living in the third-world. There's been poor parts of the country forever, and there always will be - and the coal mining region of the country has ALWAYS been high on that list. Nothing new about that.

In regards to the "regulations" you are referring to - that's a bunch of ignorant bunk. Coal exports overseas are SOARING - from 39.6 million short tons in 2002 to a record 125.7 million short tons last year, so even WITH new regulations the US will export PLENTY of coal to overseas nations.

Coal, an Obama target, looks abroad News -- GOPUSA

Ken
you are right about 3rd world countries: if any of those saying that is what America is becoming they have really not seen a third world country. There are regions, in almost every state that might seem 3rd world, but they are few and far between. Even they are not really 3rd world. Heck all one has to do is visit some of the Caribbean islands to see how they live.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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Kenny I worked on the railroad so does my son and my late father so don't lecture me on things I know.
Obama is going to stop minig and overseas exports in this country and yes kenny I have been to a third world country before look at my photo's.?
Insert foot in mouth much?
You will get over it in a week to ten days....
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:44 PM
 
Location: NJ
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And lets not forget the popular vote is not super significant. It is very well possible a candidate could get 52 percent of the popular vote but still not get the 270EV needed to win, and currently the electoral college strongly favors the Dems. In this past election Romney could of won Ohio, Florida and Virginia and still would of lost the election.

Correct. The electoral map, long-term, provides Dems with an overwhelming edge. 19 blue states since 1988, plus VA & NM now blue long-term (demographics matter), get Dems around 260 from the start. The GOP red since 1988 account for about 180.

Picture a 4 of 7 MLB series where every game automatically begins with 8 runs awarded to the other team. Now you know what it feels like to be the 21st century GOP nominee.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:44 PM
 
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Oh Kenny lord balfore I have been to West Virginia where there was no water or sewage system peoples so poor and ignorant that the Carrib looks like paradise ...you don't know s%!t from applebutter...
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:41 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Kenny I worked on the railroad so does my son and my late father so don't lecture me on things I know.
Obama is going to stop minig and overseas exports in this country and yes kenny I have been to a third world country before look at my photo's.?
Insert foot in mouth much?
You will get over it in a week to ten days....
LOL
what does the railroad have to do with anything?


Um yeah, right - "Obama is going to stop mining and overseas exports" - un-huh, surrrrrre he is.

Where DO you clowns ever get this stuff?
What a bunch of silly and ignorant nonsense.

Ken
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:43 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Oh Kenny lord balfore I have been to West Virginia where there was no water or sewage system peoples so poor and ignorant that the Carrib looks like paradise ...you don't know s%!t from applebutter...
And what town in West Virginia is that exactly?


Ken
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: NY
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The Republicans are frantically trying to establish voter suppression laws in as many states as possible because they know they cannot win any other way.
Sigh. What's wrong, are you afraid of an honest election?
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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Sigh. What's wrong, are you afraid of an honest election?
Why don`t you want poor people to vote?
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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LOL
what does the railroad have to do with anything?


Um yeah, right - "Obama is going to stop mining and overseas exports" - un-huh, surrrrrre he is.

Where DO you clowns ever get this stuff?
What a bunch of silly and ignorant nonsense.

Ken
NS railroad is one of the richest,long haul carriers of coal, owners of coal mines and piers in Norfolk Va for export of said coal that you claim you know all about.
NS Corp. has a land development company they own the land that New Steel wants to build their mill on and what do steel mills need?
Coal for the carbon to make steel ...Wheelerburg Ohio NS blends coal to a specialised mix for power plants that create electricity for you to print your total ignorance.
I suggest you look up Norfolk Southern Corporation and educate yourself before you comment.

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