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  •  45%!!!???? (2+ / 0-)
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    mconvente, AZphilosopher

    Man, we really have work to do.

    If there is no accountability for those who authorized torture, we can no longer say that we are a nation of laws, not men.

    by MikePhoenix on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 04:17:10 PM PDT

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    •  Smaller than I thought (0+ / 0-)

      since I assumed there was a 1 to 1 correspondence between White Republicans and teabaggery.  I love that those geniuses had 65% of the white voting population available (the Republican voting public) and could only get 2/3 of those.

      "an RNC member in every lesbian themed bondage nightclub"-my campaign platform for RNC chair

      by AZphilosopher on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 05:14:00 PM PDT

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      •  I think you are off a bit. (1+ / 0-)
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        murrayewv

        As I recall, Obama got about 43% of the white vote. So actually they only had about 55% of the white voting population available to them.

        If there is no accountability for those who authorized torture, we can no longer say that we are a nation of laws, not men.

        by MikePhoenix on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 05:35:04 PM PDT

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        •  But the salient number seems to be (1+ / 0-)
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          mochajava13

          65% election after election with Dems getting wiped out on the male side of that ledger.  The number is closer to that in the GWB/Perot election, Dole, W elections.  So I'm working under the assumption that there really is 65% that could be considered "teabag receptive" and Obama was doing extraordinarily well with certain white Republicans.  I'm also assuming he won't be doing as well in the future.

          I think even if 43% is the number it is nothing to crow about and a mark of a potential source of massive instability.

          "an RNC member in every lesbian themed bondage nightclub"-my campaign platform for RNC chair

          by AZphilosopher on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 05:50:21 PM PDT

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