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  •  Not worried about NY redistricting (4+ / 0-)

    The GOPs hold on Weiner's former seat is as tenuous as Hochul's hold on Tom Reynolds' seat. If they crush both districts, the GOP and Democrats come out even. There are enough Democrats in Rochester and Buffalo to swallow the redness of the exurbia between them.

    There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

    by upstate NY on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 06:50:12 AM PDT

    •  I think you're right on this here (2+ / 0-)
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      But, saying that, most of us know that politics and campaigns are all about perception.  This might not have been a big loss for New York...or even for democrats if looked at as you've put it.  The loss is in perception by the voters all across the nation and the spin that is being put on it by just so many pundits out there.  Many people are seeing that loss by a democrat in New York as a "sign of the times" and because of the rhetoric and spin put on it by the MSM, questions are being raised in people's minds about how voters-at-large think about democrats overall.

      I'm not saying any of that is correct or even justified.  But, that's just me talking...just my own personal feelings.  It WAS a loss for us in more ways than just one seat in congress.

      - If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

      by r2did2 on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 07:22:25 AM PDT

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    •  You mean Chris Lee's seat. (0+ / 0-)

      And the GOP does not have the upper hand they did the last time.

      'The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.' -Mohandas K. Gandhi

      by KingofSpades on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 08:27:24 AM PDT

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      •  Upper hand about what? (0+ / 0-)

        It was actually Reynold's longtime seat before interloper Lee arrived. I mentioned Reynolds to show how red the district is.

        There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

        by upstate NY on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 10:56:23 AM PDT

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