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  •  Obama lost my district but the congressional race (2+ / 0-)
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    RunawayRose, plf515

    .... was almost a tie in CA- 04, as the Republican McClintock got in by one half of a percentage point, or less than 2,000 votes, vs the Democrat Brown.  The voter registration broke down to about half are now Dems or Independents and the other half are Republicans, before in 2006 the Republicans had the registration advantage.

    The Republican was carried by all the so- called "family values" hypocrisy voters voting on 2 propositions designed to drag them to the polls to vote Republican-  one was the usual anti abortion prop they do every election, on parental notification, and the other one  was the notorious Prop 8, the one where the so- called family values people wanted to ban same gender marriages, which was heavily financed and worked by the LDS Church and the Knights of Columbus, with the Southern Baptists being the hidden partner.

     Out of all the issues and candidates on the ballot, Prop 8 got the most number of voters voting on it -  I looked at the breakdown of the numbers after the election, and it was obvious that something very funky was going on in terms of that ballot issue drawing so many more votes than anything else, especially during a Presidential election.

    I have no idea what is going to happen in 2010 other than the carpetbagging lifelong career politician who has the seat will run for re election, because it's such an easy job for him to show up in Washington DC three days a week and just vote "no" on everything.  This makes the lunatic base very happy.  I don't know if the Republicans will bother to seriously primary him.

    I am not optimistic about receiving any sort of support from the national Democratic organizations about trying to flip the seat, because I have come to the conclusion they like having a Republican wing nut in the seat.   I believe they are willing to sacrifice a few House seats here and there because they have a comfortable enough majority.

    The good news is that McClintock is such an idiot he is already seriously aggravating a lot of the saner Republicans in the area. He will never be popular because every time he opens his mouth it is painfully obvious he doesn't really have talent to be anything other than an embarrassment-  and they are stuck with him.  

    "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

    by AmericanRiverCanyon on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 11:57:50 AM PDT

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    •  I forgot to say that (2+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, plf515

      .... many of the religious conservatives of a certain denomination in my district (and there are a lot of them, compared to other parts of the country ) just cannot bring themselves to ever vote for a person of color, no matter how competent. It is institutionalized racism, and it is going to change very slowly, if ever.  They didn't like McCain very much, either, so a lot of them went to one of the 3rd party candidates as a protest vote. They're really into Ron Paul. They would have voted for McCain if Romney had stayed in as VP, and I think a lot of them were shocked when McCain picked Palin instead, because their sexism is also institutionalized and they have very strict tenets about the role of women in society-  they are to be submissive and not in positions of authority.

      "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

      by AmericanRiverCanyon on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 12:07:34 PM PDT

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