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Old 11-05-2014, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Buffalo
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GOP governors win blue states: Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois...

It is clear that the whole country is tired of Dems power...but will it be better - to live under the Republicans?

 
Old 11-05-2014, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Next election, all three of those states will vote Democrat.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 07:16 AM
 
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One election does not make a trend. At any rate, if politics shows as anything, public opinion can turn on a dime. Today's winners may be tomorrow's losers. So, it will always go.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 07:21 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Republicans will show their true colors by wielding super majority power in the next two years which will likely contribute to how much voter turnout there will be in 2016. I'm tired of the two party system myself and I find it hinders our potential as a country.

I also hope Citizens United gets overturned before 2016, though that's highly unlikely with an Republican majority. The repetitive, incessant, and trite political ads brought to you by the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson make me nauseous, I hit the mute button on numerous occasions.

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Old 11-05-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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They're called swing states.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Buffalo
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Republicans will show their true colors wielding super majority power in the next two years which will likely contribute to how much voter turnout there will be in 2016. I'm tired of the two party system myself and I find it hinders our potential as a country.
The whole country is tired of the two party system. Moreover, the whole world is tired of both US parties. There were times when both parties have had the power. And what is the result? None has shown good results over the past 14 years
 
Old 11-05-2014, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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They're called swing states.
Maryland? Massachusetts? Maine? Swing states?

Sorry, but those states are normally as blue as it gets.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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One election.....doesn't mean it will stay red or blue. Those states are still predominantly liberal but people like me realized maybe there needs to be a change and maybe change is good. Which swayed many peoples vote, I want to give the republicans a chance and see what happens.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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There's a difference between moderates and liberals. Most people in the Northeast, both Republicans and Democrats, are actually rather moderate. Politically, suburban Boston is nothing like Berkeley or Seattle, nor is it anything like suburban Houston.

Because the Republican Party veers so far to the right on the national level, these Northeastern moderates tend to vote blue in presidential elections. While, for state-level positions, moderate Republicans do quite well in the Northesast (think Rudy Giuliani and Christine Todd Whitman).

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Old 11-05-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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GOP governors win blue states: Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois...

It is clear that the whole country is tired of Dems power...but will it be better - to live under the Republicans?
lol at how little history people know. Do you remember Romney and Weld? How about Ryan, Thompson and Edgar? Ever hear of Ehrlich?
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