“Well, honestly, it's highly unlikely that he will win that district against a fresh Republican candidate. His near0victory in 2012 had more to do with dissatisfaction with Bachmann than Graves' own popularity.”
“Gerrymandering is too harsh of a word, but the claim that Republicans kept the house because of redistricting is actually quite correct and acknowledged by the party itself. Read the GOP's 2012 election autopsy and you'll see them tout the fact that their 2010 state legislature victories allowed them to keep the house.
However, this is very much a bipartisan strategy. Look at states like Maryland and Illinois: The Democratic controlled state legislatures doing the redistricting have all but ensured that Republicans can never ever take control of those states. In fact, in Illinois I believe the redistricting prior to 2012 actually resulted in several Democratic gains from Republicans in the last election.”
RepublicanDepression on Apr 21, 2013 at 01:22:23
“slippythefrog: "Gerrymandering is too harsh of a word"
“It was only a little over 6 years ago that Democrats swept the Republicans in the 2006 midterm elections which Bush called a "thumping". Sorry, but Republicans don't have a monopoly on congressional election victories.
Also, constantly saying that voters wont turn up does nothing but serve to confound your party when you face losses on election day. I recall you folks saying the same stuff before the 2012 election; "No one will show up! Romney will win! They just voted in obama because it was cool in 2008!"”
sunset11 on Apr 20, 2013 at 22:59:18
“Times have change. 6 trillion in two years had the Rep not taken the house just think how much more it would be now.”
“Just a little lecture as to what has happened.The Democratic Party has 2 kinds of Liberals,,,The good ole American Democrat and the Anti American Radical Leftist Liberal who wants to bring America down and change america into a Socialist Country,,is this what you want slippythe frog?”
“Everything you say falls apart in the first sentence. "if dems win the argument..."
First of all, it's not an argument so much as it's a scientific consensus. It's not "democrats" that are talking about the reality of climate change - it's scientists and scientifically educated people all over the entire world.”
“Rasmussen was also the least accurate in 2010, and they overrated Republicans in 55 of the 105 polls they conducted. In one they said the Democrat would lose by 40pts to the Republican, and the exact opposite happened.
Look at senate races now (PA is a great one for this) and you'll see Rasmussen overrating the Republicans again.”
“If you're a Romney supporter you should not say "no sweat" to Obama possibly winning Ohio. If Obama wins Ohio he wins the election. Nevada appears to be very steady for Obama with a high margin at this point, and that is unlikely to change. If he loses every single other swing state except OH and NV he will still win the election.”
“Lyndon Johnson and JFK were much farther left than Obama. But I agree - no clue why anyone would want to be President.”
wehrleone on May 2, 2013 at 16:08:40
“JFK I can't agree with you. LBJ............take away that F 'ing war and I might agree with you. I never thought of it this way, but LBJ and GWB were both on the wrong side of history bigtime, yet as far apart politicially as you can be. Go figure.”
TakeThePen on May 2, 2013 at 16:00:08
“I believe JFK said era " Osk not what you country can do for , osk what you can do for your country" era. That is anything but a far left statement. And he did it with Marylin Monroe. Take that”
“If you're making $250,000 to $1,000,000 a year you wont feel a tax increase as much as someone making $40,000. It's as simple as that. You probably wouldn't even need much of a lifestyle change, and at worst you would reevaluate your budget and spending. For an "average" middle class person a tax increase could literally mean being out on the street.”
Greling Jackson on Dec 25, 2012 at 23:26:51
“Yeah, but clearly 47% won't be feeling anything either, as they don't make enough to even pay taxes, despite getting a refund each year.”
“Condescending and dismissing millions of people. Just par for the course, eh?
Also, if you're spending this much time replying to people that are beneath you I would consider evaluating your life and how you spend your free time. You're on a site that is obviously frequented by a group of people you look down upon, and yet you spend so much time here.
“Your posts are really hard to read. You boast your supposed knowledge of economics, but your posts make it seem as if you never took a basic composition class. Use your space bar after punctuation marks.
Also, what does this mean? ----> ".Maybe,wishin' and hopin' and dreamin' are better tah IQ"”
corwin on Nov 11, 2012 at 20:28:42
I'm laughing at you.Not trying to convert you.And,I generally have someone do my typing..
Still,to reiterate my basic point.
I think most Dems are "Non Smart". (Even though some of my best friends were Liberal Arts majors.)
I feel the two states cited (CAL and ILL) will spiral downward economically and culturally.And,it will be brutal.
Still, I could be mistaken.And,I'm certainly not boasting of my knowledge of economics.v N and Morgenstern wrote a classic text,which I think you should read. Economics isn't my field.But,knowledge is a good thing.You should try it.