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  •  they do track that (8+ / 0-)

    and you can be sure the checked and doublechecked when it came to the black voters!!!

    Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
    Drop by The Grieving Room on Monday nights to talk about grief.

    by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 07:32:29 AM PDT

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    •  i hope they did (2+ / 0-)
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      TrueBlueMajority, beemerr

      voting in a different primary is double voting.

      •  Travis Childers won the Democratic Primary handily (1+ / 0-)
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        TrueBlueMajority

        But he is against Obamacare, gun control, and gay marriage.   There was not a groundswell of love for this guy hence, not many Dems voted.  Only 84,339 Dems statewide voted.

        •  No decent progressive gets in the race. (2+ / 0-)
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          terrypinder, TomFromNJ

          As Nate Silver puts it:
           

          Mississippi is inelastic; it has few swing voters. The state’s large black population routinely gives 90 percent or more of its vote to Democrats, while the white population usually doles out 80 percent or more of its vote to Republicans.

          Democrats don’t just lose; they tend to lose by the same amount year after year. In gubernatorial and U.S. Senate elections since 2003, every Democratic candidate got between 35 percent and 46 percent of the vote.

          fivethirtyeight.com
          •  you need to change the game (1+ / 0-)
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            Artryst

            as long as it's blacks vs whites, it's a loser.

            as soon as it's 99 vs the 1%, well you can win.

            •  OK (0+ / 0-)

              If you've got any ideas on how to do that in Mississippi then count me on board.   President Obama got 43.5% in 2012 in this seat of the Deep South and as you can see, the "47%" video made nary a dent.

              I'm an optimist sure, but I'm also a resident of the Deep South and I know the heartache of working and canvassing and still seeing neighbors vote against their own economic and social interests time and time again.   They say it's not about race but it is.   Even if the candidate is white and says wonderful populist things, if he has a "D" by his name it is no-go simply because of race.

              •  go populist (3+ / 0-)
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                NotYerX, Artryst, Calamity Jean

                start talking about how the Eastern bankers
                steal all the money.

                Suggest the state set up a "State Bank" and that the
                "State Bank" fund all projects in the state, so the
                interest stays in state, just like in North Dakota.

                Suggest the Cities set up a City Bank to run
                the checking accounts and stop paying fees
                to draw money from the bank.

                Talk about Credit unions and say "If you put your money
                in the Credit union, you are Jimmy Stewart, and if
                you put your money in Citibank, it's feeding Mr Potter".

                Talk about hiring the Unemployed to fix up the schools.

                Talk about the minimum wage.

                Talk about the Great Depression and how FDR started the WPA and they hired men to install sidewalks all across america, and they built the Hoover Dam and
                poured money into everyone but bankers.

                Talk about bringing the troops home from Afghanistan
                and the middle east and let the multi nationals fight their own wars.

                talk about why the county doesn't have roads.

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