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Old 01-19-2015, 10:10 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Gerrymandering, voter suppression were the main causes of the 2014 meaningless wins. When red states and red districts vote red, there is not much credit to give.

He deserves no more credit than Dubya.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Unless you are giving him credit for low turn out, then he deserves no credit because he didnt do anything.
I give the Democrats credit for the low turn out, because they have nothing to offer that makes people want to vote.
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:44 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Gerrymandering, voter suppression were the main causes of the 2014 meaningless wins. When red states and red districts vote red, there is not much credit to give.

He deserves no more credit than Dubya.


"My policies are on the ballot"
The dude is TOXIC
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Gerrymandering, voter suppression were the main causes of the 2014 meaningless wins. When red states and red districts vote red, there is not much credit to give.

He deserves no more credit than Dubya.
The biggest GOP gain in 2014 was in the Senate, where gerrymandering makes not an iota of difference. I know for a fact that you are intelligent enough to realize that, so you are clearly just trolling (as usual).
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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The Republican success, however unintentional, was in making moderate Americans so disgusted with politics that they stayed home from the polls. That left it to the activists on the left and right. Since the right wing extremists far outnumber the left wing ones, the result is the 2014 election. It remains to be seen if the Republicans can continue to drive away the middle in 2016, but they are working on it.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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I give the Democrats credit for the low turn out, because they have nothing to offer that makes people want to vote.
Improving education, health care, contraception & abortion access, religious freedom, decent wages, equal rights…. yeah, you're probably right, those aren't the kinda issues that usually bring Red State folks out to vote!
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Improving education, health care, contraception & abortion access, religious freedom, decent wages, equal rights…. yeah, you're probably right, those aren't the kinda issues that usually bring Red State folks out to vote!
Not probably, I am right. Democrats don't stand for any of those things you mentioned above except abortion and contraception. That's why your base doesn't come out to vote for you in mid-terms.
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