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Old 11-08-2014, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: it depends
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Republican gerrymandering in action has nothing to do with the incredible success of this great President Obama.
Thank you, Bagdad Bob. We were wondering where you went after the Gulf War.
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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When making a point that Democrats only win the mega-large cities, it is absolutely relevant. Democrats win pretty much every urban area, as well as pockets that contain universities and medium sized-cities. Liberals aren't all in one place. If they were, New York wouldn't consistently have Democratic supermajorities in the State Assembly.

Gerrymandering got Republicans record Representation in the House, but that's about all it's good for. Those fractured districts will eventually break, since many of them were drawn just enough to push them over the edge in 2010. (55-45% wins were the purpose, but the GOP won't hold onto those forever)
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Upstate New York is Democrat as well. Don't discuss my state's politics when you know nothing about it.

Outside of NYC - Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Binghampton, and Albany are all consistently Blue. Without New York City, New York is still a blue state.
Upstate NY just put beautiful ultraconservative Elise Stefanik into office.

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Old 11-08-2014, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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There is some gerrymandering for Republicans in Pennsylvania and Ohio, but Democrats benefit from it in California and your own state of Oregon.
Oh I am well aware both parties do it, though gerrymandering isn't really much of an issue in Oregon, we tend to reflect the voters in Oregon. There are more Democrats here than Republicans.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:41 PM
 
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Upstate New York is Democrat as well. Don't discuss my state's politics when you know nothing about it.

Outside of NYC - Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Binghampton, and Albany are all consistently Blue. Without New York City, New York is still a blue state.
I know plenty about your state's politics. Upstate New York swings back and forth. Yes, it tends to lean Democrat but Republicans often win at a local and federal level. Buffalo had a Republican congressman for decades. In 2010 several Democrat seats in upstate NY went Republican, this past year a couple more did (Dan Maffei of Syracuse lost big and the 21st District which includes part of Albany and Saratoga went Republican). Slaughter in Rochester nearly lost. So yeah, upstate New York isn't Texas but it's not a liberal stronghold either.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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When making a point that Democrats only win the mega-large cities, it is absolutely relevant. Democrats win pretty much every urban area, as well as pockets that contain universities and medium sized-cities. Liberals aren't all in one place. If they were, New York wouldn't consistently have Democratic supermajorities in the State Assembly.

Gerrymandering got Republicans record Representation in the House, but that's about all it's good for. Those fractured districts will eventually break, since many of them were drawn just enough to push them over the edge in 2010. (55-45% wins were the purpose, but the GOP won't hold onto those forever)
They pretty much all broke in 2006 and 2008, then went right back in 2010. I'm not saying Republicans won't ever lose those districts, but they may easily get them back in the right climate.
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Upstate New York is Democrat as well. Don't discuss my state's politics when you know nothing about it.

Outside of NYC - Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Binghampton, and Albany are all consistently Blue. Without New York City, New York is still a blue state.
It appears you don't know much about your state politics either.

New York results -- 2014 Election Center -- Elections and Politics from CNN.com
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