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  •  South Milwaukee USED to be a Dem area (9+ / 0-)

    Milwaukee County has undergone the classic shift of white voters common in much of the country outside the South, where more affluent whites move left and more downscale whites move right.  The southern part of Milwaukee County was ancestrally Democratic, filled with blue-collar whites.  Those folks moved toward the GOP while the more affluent northern part of the county has become more Democratic.

    My guess is someone who appeals to blue-collar white sentiments is needed here.

    45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 07:38:06 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe it's me, but (0+ / 0-)

      I get confused about what's being discussed when we talk about Milwaukee. Is there some map guide that would help me visualize the differences between the city itself and the Circle of Ignorance, the north and south, and so on?

      "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

      by bjssp on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:38:16 PM PDT

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      •  Just look at counties (0+ / 0-)

        I'm talking about Milwaukee County, which includes but is not limited to the City of Milwaukee.

        The surrounding counties are the Circle of Ignorance.

        And moving further westward, you quickly get to Dane County, which includes Madison and is the liberal hotbed.

        45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

        by DCCyclone on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 06:35:07 AM PDT

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    •  Also, what's the effect of whites going Republican (0+ / 0-)

      really been? At the presidential level, the GOP hasn't gotten above 40 percent since 1984, even if they came close in 1980. So are downscale white voters leaving us really a problem?

      It's much more diverse than the state as a whole, and it's probably only gotten more so since the 1980s, but it's supposedly to be fairly segregated. Is that what's making things difficult for us at the legislative level? Or is that not a problem?

      "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

      by bjssp on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:52:20 PM PDT

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