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posted on 01/08/2004 1:51:10 PM PST
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posted on 01/08/2004 1:55:16 PM PST
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I'd feel a bit more sympathy for the Dems' positions if not for the sure conviction that, if the roles were reversed, they'd do exactly the same thing without batting an eyelash.
posted on 01/08/2004 2:01:02 PM PST
by GOP Jedi
At its extreme, scholars said, the trend could have long-lasting and polarizing effects on the electorate in Texas casting the Democratic Party as the party of blacks and Hispanics, while reinforcing the GOP's image as the party of whites.
The truth hurts?
posted on 01/08/2004 2:23:31 PM PST
He and SMU's Dr. Jillson predicted that Mr. Frost and Mr. Stenholm, both 25-year veterans, may survive, along with one or two others with strong name recognition.
posted on 01/08/2004 3:03:57 PM PST
("Dean is God's reward to Mr. Bush for doing the right thing in the war on terror." Dick Morris)
Blue Dog Democrats
There were 37 Blue Dog Democrats when the 108th Congress convened. Some of them are actually quite liberal, but we'll let them self-style as centrists.
Of the 37, one (Ralph Hall) has become a Republican. Four are retiring: Chris John and Brad Carson to run for Senate, plus Ken Lucas and Jim Turner. Two others (Stenholm and Sandlin) are highly endangered, while five more (Dennis Moore, Rodney Alexander, Jim Matheson, Baron Hill, and Earl Pomeroy) are very vulnerable. Allen Boyd is facing the race of his life against Bev Kilmer in Tallahassee, and several other Blue Dogs may draw strong challengers.
Bottom line is that 13 Blue Dogs, over a third of the caucus, are on the outs or on the ropes in 2004.
posted on 01/08/2004 3:09:56 PM PST
(Abolish the food tax)
But unless courts stop the highly partisan remapping, legislatures will continue "to balkanize American politics along [ethnic] lines," Dr. Buchanan said
The voting rights act required that the districts be drawn so as the maximize minority representation. Don't blame the Republicans.
Thanks for the ping.
But, I can't believe that the DMN is mourning the dearth/death of white Democratic politicians. Unless they are afraid they're not going to be able to identify with their Representatives anymore.
But, I feel like shouting, so I will:
THE LINES WERE REDRAWN ALONG ***POLITICAL**** LINES.
The new maps group the Dems in some districts, and the Republicans in others, and then there are the districts in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio which are stable because the courts said they had to be, to protect traditional racial groupings.
But, the only racial groupings that are there and that are legal are the court-ordered ones.
posted on 01/08/2004 8:54:37 PM PST
(Choice is the # 1 killer in the US)
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