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Old 11-06-2015, 07:51 AM
 
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Too many people are on to Hillary as a dishonest political chameleon who lacks integrity. So unless the (R's) nominate someone who is not palatable to most swing voters, I doubt the numbers will fall like the hard core koolaid drinking (D's) hope.
Another factor may very well be that people know the Congress will be in the hands of the (R's) for the foreseeable future. They thought Obama might be the "hope & change" president who could get things done. However it has become apparent that he was no LBJ or anything close. Hillary and her leftist policies would mean another 4 years of gridlock. Whether the average voter thinks about this or not is the question.

Lastly, many a (D) is a gun owner and not part of the fanatical gun control crowd. With Hillary espousing all sorts of anti-2nd Amendment rhetoric, she might find that she will "Gore" herself by losing states who will not vote for someone with those views. Don't forget Gore would have won if only he had carried his own home state of TN. The gun issue is widely credited with sinking him in his own state.
It is too late to backtrack on that issue for Hillary, because unlike Obama who laid low and pretended to be pro gun, she has exposed her true intentions.

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You make a good point. A surprising number of Democrats, to my amazement, believe firmly in 2nd Amendment rights. Hillary's anti-gun tirades won't help her any, with those Democrats or moderate/Independent voters.
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:54 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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You make a good point. A surprising number of Democrats, to my amazement, believe firmly in 2nd Amendment rights. Hillary's anti-gun tirades won't help her any, with those Democrats or moderate/Independent voters.
This is especially true in swing states that are critical to being elected president and Hilary is talking about confiscation.

I pray she runs on gun control, all it does is help republicans.
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:55 AM
 
Location: MPLS
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"Every year, tens of thousands of Puerto Rican arrivals, fleeing the economic collapse of their island, register to vote there, and they are stridently Democratic (and there is not enough population growth in the backwoods of Jacksonville or Pensacola to counter this shift). The Washington Post had a very good article about this not too long ago......

Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend the Florida vote in the 2016 Presidential Election "
Nice article, but as your comment alludes to, this line is a tad misleading:

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"Puerto Rican voters tend to lean Democratic ... "
A bit of an understatement, methinks. Puerto Ricans "lean" Democratic in the same way that black voters do. Republicans only have slightly worse prospects among Puerto Ricans than Democrats have among Mormons and Southern Baptists.
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:55 AM
 
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This is especially true in swing states that are critical to being elected president and Hilary is talking about confiscation.

I pray she runs on gun control, all it does is help republicans.
Including Virginia (which thoroughly rebuked their Governor's attempt to pass gun control). The original poster in this thread, when I brought that up, simply dismissed it.
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:59 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Including Virginia (which thoroughly rebuked their Governor's attempt to pass gun control). The original poster in this thread, when I brought that up, simply dismissed it.
Yep, especially considering Bloomberg spent millions trying to get anti gun politicians elected.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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It was for Virginia not Kentucky.
Yeah but you mentioned that R's haven't won any of those positions in 7 years. You didn't say in VA specifically that I saw.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Still waiting for a solid republican answer on how they can win the presidential race. Day 2.

I have heard the Bengazi angle brought up, but they beat that dead horse weeks ago. The last 2 hours was Hillary looking like the wicked witch in a alternate version of the Wizard of OZ where the wicked witch wins. All that was left was for her to cackle and get on her broom stick and fly out of the hearing.

Face it she won your guys threw the kitchen sink at her and didn't even dent her teflon complexion.

Hear lots of chatter about Virginia still being a Red State but not buying it. The republicans have not won a Senate, Governor, or presidential campaign in 8 years. During this time the democratic margin of victory has increased.

400k Puerto Ricans in Florida who will vote against the Donald Trump party doesn't help in a very swingy state.
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What a typical leftwing rabble rouse of a post. The R's haven't won a Senate, Governor, or presidential campaign in 8 years? NOW I KNOW this is a hardcore leftnut. They don't even know what is going on around them. What just happened in KY for one example? We won't even talk about the Senators.
The ability to read is a fundamental skill. To help you out, I made the operative text bold. Bellhead is right, IN VIRGINIA, the Republicans have not won a Senate, Governor, or presidential campaign in 8 years.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
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Yep, especially considering Bloomberg spent millions trying to get anti gun politicians elected.
McPike won my district (29) pretty handily, which surprised me.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:02 AM
 
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Michigan and Pennsylvania are TOSS UPS at the moment.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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It's creepy and it's obvious you are the resident OFA birther defense paid by the DNC. It's VERY obvious.
that's one possibility. another is that i find the topic fascinating and have the ability to type "birther" into the forum search feed.

i am my own best evidence that your claim that i'm a "resident OFA birther defense paid by the DNC" is delusional.
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