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  •  not that many left to grab (5+ / 0-)

    we are almost totally realigned down here already, a shift aided by the brilliant addition of the so-called "majority minority" gerrymandered African American districts which have helped destroy the Democratic Party as a competitive entity in the South.

    •  Yup: good news - bad news scenario ... (3+ / 0-)
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      Matt Z, Clarknt67, sethyeah

      Good news is GOPosaurs will crush Dems in South and ZDems have no hope of gaining any seats in the South.

      Bad news is that the great majority of those seat are already in the hands of GOPosaurs (the few Southern Dems are well entrenched incumbents so it will be difficult for GOPosaurs to defeat them).  So much for retaking the House or the Senate.

      Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

      by DefendOurConstitution on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 08:59:43 AM PDT

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    •  Yep (3+ / 0-)
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      Matt Z, jayskew, sethyeah

      VA, NC, FL, and TX are all clearly trending blue.  That might retract a bit if it's a horrible election for Dems, of course.  But as you noted, the other areas, which may or may not be trending, don't have much red left to gain.

      "Everyone is stupid but me" must be quite a burden to bear.

      by cardinal on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 09:12:37 AM PDT

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      •  And Georgia... (2+ / 0-)
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        cardinal, jayskew

        By 2012 or 2016, Georgia will be a 50-50 state.  But it's hard to see that happening anywhere else in the South, other than the states that are already competitive or Democratic leaning.

        As a matter of fact, I DO drive a Volvo.

        by KTinOhio on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 11:56:19 AM PDT

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