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  •  For the most part, they do represent them. (9+ / 0-)

    There are some exceptions of course, where a GOP rep is far more conservative than their districts. But for most of these people, their districts are just like them. Bunch of crazy ass white folks. Ever been to North Georgia? Jesus Christ. Like another nation completely. Most of these GOP districts are just a decade or so away from open Klan rallies. And they will be the moderates.

    •  wait, what? (1+ / 0-)
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      skohayes

      When I look at that graph, I see a lot of Republican representatives in purple districts (with single-digit negative PVIs) and very conservative voting records.

      Maybe PVI isn't the right way to look at this. But just what are you saying, and why do you think it's true?

      "Democracy is a political system for people who are not sure they are right." —E. E. Schattschneider

      by HudsonValleyMark on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 05:33:37 AM PDT

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    •  Oh yeah. Atlanta's nothing but crazy-ass white (1+ / 0-)
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      folks.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 05:37:07 AM PDT

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    •  to North Georgia (1+ / 0-)
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      Yes. I was lectured about the importance of keeping black people off welfare. And introduced to the local version of political correctness. Because they spend a lot of time talking about black people there, and don't want others to think they are predudiced, they refer to the black people in code, as "Democrats".

      You will not be punished for your anger. You will be punished by your anger.

      by mstep on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 06:57:54 AM PDT

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    •  I disagree (3+ / 0-)
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      I live in an R+27 in western Kansas. You'd think people would be thrilled with our representation in the US and state legislatures, for example, my idiotic teabagger congressman, Tim Huelskamp, or our right wing governor, Sam Brownback.
      But when they can't get anything done because they vote no on everything (Huelskamp represents the largest agricultural district in the country and got kicked off the Agriculture Committee) or even deliberately hurt people to push their agenda (Brownback refusing Medicaid expansion), people get fed up with it.
      It would be near impossible for Huelskamp's challenger to win, but Brownback is going to lose. To a Democrat. In Kansas.

      Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

      by skohayes on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 07:20:36 AM PDT

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      •  It seems... (3+ / 0-)
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        that while sometimes a district may be conservative, it's not the same conservative as the politicians.

        The republicons moan, the republicons bitch. Our rich are too poor and our poor are too rich. Ferguson Foont

        by Josiah Bartlett on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 07:53:16 AM PDT

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        •  Exactly! (1+ / 0-)
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          These are FARMERS out here-they need to plan on what they're planting next year, they need to know what their insurance is going to cost, etc.
           They figured out really quickly who is on their side when the Tea Party in the House delayed the Farm Bill for months. Huelskamp got hammered pretty hard for that in a few town halls.

          Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

          by skohayes on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 01:08:35 PM PDT

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      •  All these folks (2+ / 0-)
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        have to do is vote for a Dem and they'd likely get the representation they want - conservative and get action they need.

        Now if they could only wrap their heads around that graph.

        "I'm not left wing because i'm ideological, or passionate, or angry. I'm left wing because I'm informed." - Mikesco

        by newfie on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 07:56:19 AM PDT

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        •  LOL (1+ / 0-)
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          They do have a different breed of Democrat than I'm used to out here (I'm originally from Philly), but even the worst is thousands of times better than the current crack pots we have.

          Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

          by skohayes on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 01:04:01 PM PDT

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          •  Oh Philly born eh?! (0+ / 0-)

            What do you do for your hockey fix?  No orange and black is not good for your soul.

            "I'm not left wing because i'm ideological, or passionate, or angry. I'm left wing because I'm informed." - Mikesco

            by newfie on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 12:20:07 PM PDT

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