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  •  No wobble (0+ / 0-)

    It's hard to convey the geography to someone who really doesn't know the lay of the land here, as you seem not to.

    This district is extremely bipolar. The urban east end in Cincinnati is cosmopolitan, with small but typical mixes of ethnic groups, a gay community, etc.

    The entire rest of the district, accounting for maybe 85%, is rural or suburban, conservative, evangelical -- including the Democrats.

    In an extremely light election year, Yalamanchili won by turning out a sizable fraction of that small 15% in the urban east end, assisted by the lies of Tim Burke, the county chairman. He sent out repeated hit mailers against Krikorian, accusing Krikorian of being "pro-life" (false) and "anti-gay marriage" (true but so is every other Democrat east of Cincinnati, including the governor).

    Okay, so Yalamanchili inflamed 10,000 progressives, most of them in Hamilton County.  Big deal. That's a microscopic speck when it comes to the general, and even many of those people, who are smug because they look down on Appalachians, will realize their error in the coming weeks, as the truth comes out.

    The Democratic honchos who did this now have an openly pro-gay marriage, lying, "celebrity" rich-kid to sell to struggling evangelical Appalachians.

    The party brand is destroyed here. It will be entertaining to watch. It will set back progressivism by decades in this district.

    "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

    by Ohiobama on Thu May 06, 2010 at 06:00:53 AM PDT

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    •  As an example (0+ / 0-)

      A very important constituency here is the veterans community. Krikorian had the only vets group endorsement, and he spoke at many vets events including the VFW, where the alleged "incident" occured.

      Of course, there was no incident. Schmidt lied.

      What do you think will happen when Yalamanchili approaches the veterans for their support, after having lied about an incident at a VFW meeting that never happened?

      What do you think those veterans will say?

      "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

      by Ohiobama on Thu May 06, 2010 at 06:16:53 AM PDT

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