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  •  Moderate Republicans (2+ / 0-)
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    norm, DHinMI

    are not the folks you're describing.  By and large, they have been fiscal conservatives, but otherwise pretty close to independents.  I'm thinking specifically of my old address, which was Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Typical candidate: moderate Republican Richard Schweiker.  These folks are indeed trending Democratic, and it's largely because they feel whipsawed by the fundie/anti-tax extremists in the GOP.  You're seriously broad-brushing Republicans.  

    "Success is a level of violence where the people feel comfortable about living their daily lives." --George W Bush, May 2, 2007

    by mspicata on Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 10:24:54 AM PST

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    •  Jeebus! (0+ / 0-)

      I am referencing only those Republicans in Republican-leaning districts with high levels of ARM and other mortgage foreclosures.  And, specifically, the presumption that they will trend Democratic.

      If you cross-reference districts with high foreclosures with districts that voted Republican in 2000 and 2004 you will notice that the majority are suburban Sunbelt.

      There is another group involved in these foreclosures - working poor people in urban nieghborhoods.  But that is a separate subject.

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      Montgomery Co., Penna. isn't even represented in the list of 500 most foreclosed.  In fact, there are only 5 zipcodes in the top 500 from Penna. - all in Philly.  So it's not Montgomery County Republicans we are talking about.  In fact, there are almost no zips from the Northeast in the top 500.  Again, Republican-leaning districts are almost all from suburban Sunbelt cities.

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