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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    Yeah I saw that last night, he's the rep in your area right?
    No, I have Paulsen.
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    He added, "One of the reasons that the Democrats love the quote unquote female issue is because they know women vote more liberally than men do. Now you could say in a very, very sexist, misogynistic way that, 'well, that's because women just don't understand money. They don't understand, they're, they don't handle finances. They're guided by emotion not reason. Why, that's why they didn't have the vote for a full century in the country.' Well, it is true that women cast more votes for Democrats. All I'm saying, I'm not validating the stereotype. I'm married to a woman for heaven's sakes, but I will say this: Do not, do not pander and move left to get the female vote."

    In a November 2012 broadcast, Lewis said women, by voting for Democrats, played into the stereotype that they don't think.

    "So there is something here going on with women who are playing into that stereotype that they're not thinking," he said. "Oh, 'I know that's awfully prejudicial because the only way you can think is it a vote Republican, Jason.' I'm not saying voting Republican, but when you reliably almost a knee-jerk Democrat vote -- is birth control really that important to you ladies? Is that really the most important thing that you get your condoms for free? Now you've gotten Madonna, you know, running around and slutty outfits and Sandra Fluke telling everybody I'm not going to pay a dime for my diaphragm. Is that really what's important to women? I can't believe that. And yet there's this gender gap every election cycle. Women go Democrat."
    More Jason Lewis. Also I like how he plays the black friend card (except in this context uses his wife) at the end of paragraph 1.
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    Weird, wonder why so many of us women don’t vote republican

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Weird, wonder why so many of us women don’t vote republican
    It's a mystery. What's even more of a mystery is why 53% of the white ones voted for Trump. That one I cannot figure out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    It's a mystery. What's even more of a mystery is why 53% of the white ones voted for Trump. That one I cannot figure out.
    That's an easy one Scoobs. Oddly enough, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Politico - using Charlie Peirce's nickname for it) had a great rundown of The Villages in Florida, which apparently is Mecca for Knuckledraggers - male and female alike. Basically the place is set up like Mayberry, complete with very, very little in the way of non-whites. I would guess the 53% is a result of two things - 1) Older white married females who want to go back to the 1950's and think Trump will get them there by getting rid of "the darkies" and 2) relatively lower participating of young females alongside most younger voters who didn't take the election seriously enough despite Trump and the GOP pretty much wearing their misogyny on their sleeve like a badge of honor. Old people in their 60's-70's are THE problem in this country. I don't get what younger voters were thinking but they like the rest of us are going to learn a brutal lesson about the merits of voter participation and absolutism once Chump is done. As bad as it is now, its only going to get worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    That's an easy one Scoobs. Oddly enough, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Politico - using Charlie Peirce's nickname for it) had a great rundown of The Villages in Florida, which apparently is Mecca for Knuckledraggers - male and female alike. Basically the place is set up like Mayberry, complete with very, very little in the way of non-whites. I would guess the 53% is a result of two things - 1) Older white married females who want to go back to the 1950's and think Trump will get them there by getting rid of "the darkies" and 2) relatively lower participating of young females alongside most younger voters who didn't take the election seriously enough despite Trump and the GOP pretty much wearing their misogyny on their sleeve like a badge of honor. Old people in their 60's-70's are THE problem in this country. I don't get what younger voters were thinking but they like the rest of us are going to learn a brutal lesson about the merits of voter participation and absolutism once Chump is done. As bad as it is now, its only going to get worse.
    I agree. It's going to get much worse. The Legislative Session coming up will be very productive for the Republicans. They'll know they need to slam through as much as they possibly can before the election.

    The question is "Will They Learn". Cause there are plenty of data points the last 38 years that are Democratic friends have failed to learn from. Will they learn now? I honestly don't know.
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    Devin Nunes Likes Spending Money

    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) used political donations to pay for almost $15,000 in tickets for Boston Celtics games, winery tours and trips to Las Vegas, according to a McClatchy article published Thursday.

    Nunes, who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, used money from his political action committee to purchase Celtics tickets three times last year, according to McClatchy's analysis of reports from the Federal Election Commission and two watchdog groups.

    His PAC, called New PAC, has also footed the bill for lavish Las Vegas events since 2013, spending a total of $42,741 on catering, rentals, hotels and meals, McClatchy reported.

    The most recent Las Vegas expenses were noted in March, when the group sent $7,229 at seven restaurants and hotels, McClatchy reported, adding that the PAC spent thousands at six wineries in Paso Robles and Santa Margarita, Calif.
    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
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    He's also the House's "Chief Water Carrier" for President Trump.
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    To say nothing of the bulk grapefruit purchases.

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    I want to say Kavanaugh fronted like $200,000 for tickets to sporting events as well not long before he became the nominee for the Supreme Court.

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    Notice at the end who isnt standing and chanting U-S-A. Why does the GOP hate America?
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    Notice at the end who isnt standing and chanting U-S-A. Why does the GOP hate America?
    Because they get bigger campaign donations from Russia?

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    Notice at the end who isnt standing and chanting U-S-A. Why does the GOP hate America?
    Not applauding IS treason now, right?

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    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
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    Re: 115th Congress the final chapter: And Gerry Mander as the Speaker.

    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post

    Well, if Lindsey says so..................

    jfc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
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    which Putin is that?

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    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...imes&smtyp=cur

    Yet here’s a surprising fact: Even a wave as powerful as those in 2006 or 2010 might not give Democrats control of the House.

    They need only 23 seats to make that happen, which doesn’t seem like a lot. For comparison, in 2006 Democrats picked up 31 seats, and in 2010 Republicans picked up 63.

    What has changed is that the Republican caucus has fled to higher ground.

    Today, there are just nine Republicans who represent districts that tilt toward the Democrats, based on the districts’ voting in the last two presidential elections compared with the country as a whole. There were 24 Republicans in such a precarious position in 2006, 67 such Democrats in 2010 and 90 Democrats in 1994.

    In a wave election, Republicans representing Democratic-tilting districts like these would be projected to lose their re-election bids. They are the figures farther down the slope in the accompanying illustration. (The one all by itself at the bottom, representing Pennsylvania’s Fifth, was sunk by redistricting.)

    Mostly, though, the districts are above sea level. Incumbents who represent even somewhat Republican-leaning districts are generally favored to win re-election, even in a wave election. Waves aren’t necessarily as deadly as you might think.

    This makes it hard to imagine huge Democratic gains, like those the Republicans made in 2010. In past elections, incumbency has been worth around seven points, although that advantage has been declining.

    Republicans have so many safe seats that the Democrats would be expected to gain only 22 seats if they flipped Republican-held districts at a rate equivalent to the waves of 2006 or 2010 (without factoring in the large number of open seats). It would leave them one seat short of a majority.
    Big problem. Big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    What the NYT is missing is that gerrymandering only goes so far. You turn a bunch of +2 districts to +5 districts by giving the other side some +20 districts.

    That saves you most of the time, but if you get a national wave, suddenly those +5 districts are now -2 or-3, and you lose them all at once. Races are not completely independent from one another.

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