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  •  I Suspect This Will Be True In Most Places..... (2+ / 0-)
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    LordMike, lina

    ....where white people remain a majority.  We're seeing an ongoing demographic shift across the country where mostly white areas are falling prey to the values of the Tea Pary.  Even places like Massachusetts and Rhode Island are showing signs of contraction for Democrats, and a growing segment of Tea Party sympathizing.  At least at a state level, Vermont has gotten to be the last remaining outlier of a mostly white state that is trending blue, along with the western part of the New Hampshire I guess.  The rest of the 80+% white states are becoming less blue.  The conventional wisdom is that the GOP needs to become more attractive to minority voters to prevail in future elections, but I'm not sure that's true.  I think they simply need to raise the threshold of white voters they get by a couple points every year...and that strikes me as doable when you look at the trendline of states like Wisconsin where the Tea Party message continues to win over converts and expand the geographical scope of white working-class voters casting ballots to annihilate themselves.  

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