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  •  Sorry, but it's a different use of "caging" (7+ / 0-)

    Nobody, not even a GOPer from Kansas, is stupid enough to put the activity you refer to in a widely distributed email.

    Caging-Wikipedia

    He's bragging about how good their own direct mail list of GOP voters is. He probably never heard of Greg Palast.

    Plus Kansas is one of the whitest states in the union.  The kind of voter caging that they did in Florida requires a high concentration of minority voters in a few zip codes to be useful.  

    What did you do with the cash Joe?

    by roguetrader2000 on Thu Dec 27, 2007 at 10:17:59 AM PST

    •  You may well be right, but (1+ / 0-)
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      it's deserving of some questioning, at least.

      I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

      by beemerr90s on Thu Dec 27, 2007 at 10:19:59 AM PST

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    •  Caging can (and does, unfortunately) work in KS (0+ / 0-)

      The urban centers are overwhelmingly Dem compared to the rest of the state.  Topeka, KC, Wichita, there's where you do your caging.  They're a healthy shade of purplish blue while the rest of the state (the vast majority geographically but a very slight majority in terms of population) is more of a maroon.

      Minority vote suppression is a perfectly viable (if despicable) tactic for Republican candidates and their campaigns in Kansas.  If you can convince the african-american and latino voters to stay home, the rest is gravy.

      Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore. Time to pony up and do the right thing.

      by Capt America on Thu Dec 27, 2007 at 11:21:03 AM PST

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    •  This is exactly right. (0+ / 0-)

      If people start getting all up on arms about BS like this, then we begin to look like the "Boy Who Cried Wolf" when we speak out about real "caging" efforts!!

      Lets keep both feet on earth peeps...

      peace

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