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Old 11-10-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Well those constiuents told Mia Love to basically "kick rocks". They did not care to have Mia Love represent them in the nation's capitol.

Those people in Utah voted an entire straight Republican ticket with the exception of that one specific individual who doesn't look like the others. So Mia Love can do all of the converting to Mormonism and marrying of Mormons and having Mormon babies that she wants to....they don't think that she is one of them....and they let their votes inform Mia Love of that fact as well.

And Mia Love should not be surprised when the Republican power brokers no longer accept her phone calls. She is no longer of any use to them now.
Did you read my post, calipoppy? You seriously don't know what you're talking about here. Mia Love did not lose this election because she is Black.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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OH YES! - you would "know" this by living in S. FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK(ON LONG ISLAND)!
Its called looking things up. McCain won Matheson's district 57-39, the GOP in the state then targeted Matheson and made the district a bit more Republican, to top that off Romney did better than McCain. Tjhis was very likely a district Romney won by 25+ points and perhaps 30.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Do you people ever google demographics or look at trends before you start threads?

The Democrat in this district barely won, and this is considered a Democrat district.
No its not. Its a Republican district inwhich the Democrats have been able to hold onto in several election cyces, but this sure as hell is not a Democratic district.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Curious: did Mr. Romney carry her district? Because if he did, it would suggest that the people who voted for him didn't vote the ticket. Meaning they made a point of not voting for her.

Read into that what you will.
Yes and by a WIDE margin. McCain won Matheson's district by 18, the GOP targeted Matheson in redistricting and put him in a stronger GOP district than that, Romney did better than McCain. This is pretty much certain to be Romney's strongest district held by a Democrat inCongress.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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Keep looking things up. Love has advocated wiping out the national school lunch program, eliminating funding for special education in public schools, and slashing food assistance for the poor.

Utah Local News - Salt Lake City News, Sports, Archive - The Salt Lake Tribune

Red, white, blue, black, brown, purple, this is extreme.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Apparently you don't pay attention much to this forum. The race card is practically brought up exclusively by liberals and Democrats.
Not true. Republicans harped all on race when the Reverend Jeremiah Wright thing got media play in 2008. Republicans also harped all on race when Colin Powell endorsed Obama in THIS election season.

So the race card is NOT brought up exclusively by liberals and Democrats. Conservatives and Republicans have their share of bringing up the race card as well. Selective memory much?
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Do you people ever google demographics or look at trends before you start threads?

The Democrat in this district barely won, and this is considered a Democrat district.
It makes sense that the district could be Democratic. the city of Saratoga Springs was once a tiny unincorporated village of about 1000 tops; since the year 2000, it is grown to 18-20,000 people. All those little towns south of Sandy have grown enormously with the Salt Lake Valley boom, and the residents are mostly young couples. Once again, the younger voters went for Obama, and even in Utah, there is a strong Democratic minority in that area.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: #
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It makes sense that the district could be Democratic. the city of Saratoga Springs was once a tiny unincorporated village of about 1000 tops; since the year 2000, it is grown to 18-20,000 people. All those little towns south of Sandy have grown enormously with the Salt Lake Valley boom, and the residents are mostly young couples. Once again, the younger voters went for Obama, and even in Utah, there is a strong Democratic minority in that area.
My best friend from college lives in SLC and he often talks about the "Non-Mormon culture" in SLC.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Amen. Blacks are ALWAYS voted democrat....ALWAYS.
You apparently haven't studied American history well, particularly the Reconstruction era.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:12 AM
 
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Mia Love just wasn't qualified for the position, she came across as a political novelty instead of a real politician, and voters there actually like Jim Matheson- he's done a lot for Utah.
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