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    the majority or republican voters are in rural areas, I have a multimodal interborough  transportation nexus connecting Kings and New York Counties for which I'm seeking a primary investor.

    The rural/small town vote in America is no more than 10%.  Even if 100% of rural votes went Republican, how does 10% of the vote get them to 47%?  Then consider, there are vast stretches of rural America that are largely non-white:  the Mississippi Delta, the Rio Grande valley, the reservation lands.   then contrary to the convenient mythology, there are large swaths of rural America that are rural, overwhelmingly white, and some of the most progressive voting districts in America, in northern Minnesota, in western Massachusetts, and talk to us about the only place in the US that knowingly sends a socialist to Congress, it is the picture-book edition of white, rural America.

    But middle and upper-middle-class suburban and exurban white people simply are unwilling to accept that it's their neighbors that provide the OVERWHELMING bulk of the Republican ote.  And after the number of times I've had to make this argument here, I guess that will never ever ever ever change, because too much ego is way too involved.

    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    by ActivistGuy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:41:24 AM PST

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