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  •  LOL! (3+ / 0-)
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    She watched first hand as a legislative majority that had held for two generations turned to smoke over an ill advised attack on gun rights.
    I love claims like this.  It was all about the gunz, huh?  It didn't have anything at all to do with the racially polarized voting in the southern states that brought their congressional voting into line with where they'd been for some time at the presidential level.

    Yep.  Let's just erase important issues like race from the chain of causation.  They make the discussion soooo complicated.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Thu May 08, 2014 at 05:18:43 PM PDT

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    •  Not to mention (2+ / 0-)
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      A slew of corruption scandals among high-ranking long-serving Democratic Congressman

      A health care proposal even less popular than Obamacare (and forwarded by the first lady, no less)

      Clinton had won with 40% of the popular vote

      Classic Midterm slump

      AND the major factor--- the long-term political alignment finally worked itself out, as FogCityJohn pointed out

      Not to mention: The AWB scored 70% approval in polls at the time, and passed in September of 1994, after polling already pointed to a Republican rout (i.e. the shift was already coming).

      Blaming it all one guns is classic Washington punditry:  A quick answer one can deliver with confidence, even though there's nothing behind it.  

      Nobody deserves poverty.

      by nominalize on Thu May 08, 2014 at 09:30:03 PM PDT

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