To: sickoflibs; Impy; BillyBoy
I don't exclusively blame the elected Republicans in the blue states, they get elected by those who buy the gay rights
what does any of this mean? In Conn., the House was 114-37 before 2010, so the elected Republicans barely existed. What Republicans got elected because they were pro-gay?
The DEMS got to 114 due to the following:
DEMS got re-elected 52% to 48% after voting along with the gay marriage agenda for several years ... in blue-collar middle-class districts with much opposition to gay marriage ... the GOP knew well that if they attacked these legislators in a mailing on the marriage issue, they could be beaten ... the half of the population that opposed gay marriage felt strongly about it and were angry ... and many are DEM voters ... and the half that supported gay marriage are largely ambivalent. The GOP state central and state party run out of Hartford, however, did not want to create a backlash against gay marriage ... they did not want to build their future on a foundation that included the religious right. In fact, there were a few instances, where the DEM incumbent had been 'no' on gay marriage and the GOP recruited an opponent who was pro-gay and attacked the incumbent on the issue!
To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; BillyBoy
RE :”what does any of this mean? In Conn., the House was 114-37 before 2010, so the elected Republicans barely existed. What Republicans got elected because they were pro-gay? “
2010 midterms was a backlash year. Voters voted against Dems and many voters who elected Obama didnt turn out.
I know there were more than a few here who claimed that the many of the same Americans who elected Obama and the Dem 2009 congress suddenly because Rush *conservatives* but that silly
2014 will be similar, a backlash year. Not voters coming out for Republicans. Many who voted in 2012 will stay home in 2014,, I wont draw conclusions about 2016 from that either.
posted on 12/21/2013 4:46:27 PM PST
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