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  •  Georgia poll report from a turnip field (5+ / 0-)

    At 8:00 AM, the turnout was pretty heavy.

    I'm serious. For a primary in an off year, the turn out was extremely heavy. Then again, it was also very, very elderly.

    As we would expect, Democratic turnout was low, as we don't have much on our ballot, but it was higher than I thought it would be. I thought I'd be the only one, and I was nothing like it. The Republican voters were not the frenzied mass that I saw in 2010.

    What this bodes, I can't tell, and there's no way to extrapolate from one very rural polling station.

    "man, proud man,/ Drest in a little brief authority,. . . Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven/ As make the angels weep; who, with our spleens,/ Would all themselves laugh mortal." -- Shakespeare, Measure for Measure II ii, 117-23

    by The Geogre on Tue May 20, 2014 at 06:46:37 AM PDT

    •  My sister lives in GA-4 a blue district in a red (4+ / 0-)

      state. I live in PA-10, a red district that was gerrymandered recently...and live in a blue state.

      So she at least lives in a blue district that is very diverse and only Democrats can get elected there. In my red district, hard for any Democrat to win since the district was gerrymandered and we lost the blue areas of the district.

      So we cannot decide which is worse, living a in a blue distict but in a red state or living in a blue state in a red district?

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      by wishingwell on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:00:56 AM PDT

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      •  Oooh, I know! (4+ / 0-)

        You can be silent around your neighbors, smugly thinking of how their local state rep can't get anything done and the Congress person is a lost vote, while enjoying infrastructure that works, policies that take care of the citizens, and schools with at least some funding. You can't, though, be comfortable agreeing with your friends and neighbors while your representative's voice is ignored, the mass transit loses all funding, the schools get eaten by charters, and the Congressional representatives make your state look like rubes and crooks.

        It's much better to be in a blue state, even in a red district.

        Chapel Hill, when Jesse Helms was Senator, was only partly comforting. Baltimore, when Bob Ehrlich was governor, was no fun, even if Roscoe Bartlett wasn't a complete jerk. I'm sure it's nice in Decatur, GA, but watching the whole state try to cut off its nose, then its lips, just to spite itself is too painful for words.

        "man, proud man,/ Drest in a little brief authority,. . . Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven/ As make the angels weep; who, with our spleens,/ Would all themselves laugh mortal." -- Shakespeare, Measure for Measure II ii, 117-23

        by The Geogre on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:12:01 AM PDT

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        •  I agree and one of the reasons she will move back (4+ / 0-)
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          to PA after retiiring from GA public schools after 3O yrs.

          GA teachers had no power, could not collective bargain, had few rights, little support. She knew that in PA that the teachers could at least still collective bargain. We still have teachers who go on strike too at times.

          Corbett has tried to destroy public schools as had the Republicans here but she says it still is not as bad as Georgia has become in the last few years.

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          by wishingwell on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:48:58 AM PDT

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