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  •  No discrimination law, climate change denial,... (13+ / 0-) Obamacare, this guy is a consistent wingnut.

    Virginia deserves much better after it voted for Obama on Nov 6.

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    by Shockwave on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 08:30:22 AM PST

    •  Nah, not really. That is a persistant myth. (8+ / 0-)

      "Real Virginians" never did any such thing. A look at the election map shows real Virginia.

      We have a job to do in those unreal Virginia spots to make sure turn out is up there at national election levels. After all, our completely out of cycle state officer cycle is designed so that only "real" Virginians bother and all those carpetbaggers interested in things federal stay out of internal matters—little things like redistricting as an example. Also gotta see that those damn NOVA and Hampton people keep sending cash south rather than getting full value on their taxes for things like roads.

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

      by pelagicray on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 08:49:41 AM PST

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    •  va's dixiecrats/republicans have depended (4+ / 0-)
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      on the historic confederate hatreds, racism/mysogyny, to keep them in power since reconstruction. every so often, it fails them (wilder), but for the most part, it's been a very successful approach. they know they can get out the old, racist/mysogoynistic/white/male/southern baptist (religion of slavery) vote in off-year elections. they do this by putting the fear of black men/women having control of their own bodies in front of them, like waving red in front of a raging bull. works nearly every time.

      their power base is SW va (eric cantor), and prince william/loudon counties, in nva. they pick up chunks of votes south of the james, and in the rural parts of the tidewater, along the eastern end of 460. bear in mind, they've got east & west covered: liberty university in lynchburg, and regent in va beach. those people will come out to vote in 2014.

      unfortunately, the state democratic party isn't nearly as well organized, and fiscally well oiled, as their republican counterpart is.

      •  Eric Cantor is from Richmond, not SW VA (0+ / 0-)
        •  Unfortunately (0+ / 0-)

          you are right. Cantor is from Richmond and was my congresscritter when I lived there. He rarely came home, and when he did he only hung out with his rich backers who live down by the James. He couldn't care less about the rest of us.
          SW VA is pretty much just an extension of upper E. TN which has been Republican since the Civil War.

          Being "pro-life" means believing that every child born has a right to food, education, and access to health care.

          by Jilly W on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 11:33:54 AM PST

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