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  •  Democrats posted big wins in the center (7+ / 0-)

    Peggy and George can use whatever term they like to mollify themselves but the fact remains that if you lose the center as badly as Republicans are these days you're just not going to get elected.

    •  It is easy to understand how they conclude (2+ / 0-)
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      we are a center right country.  Their field of vision only includes white people.  If you refuse to acknowledge the existence of minorities in your thinking, you might well conclude this is a center right country.  Of course you would still be wrong and will be more wrong as the demographics of the country continue to evolve.

      Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. Harry Truman

      by ratcityreprobate on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:03:47 AM PST

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    •  Maybe center-right economically, (0+ / 0-)

      but further to the left socially -- and much of this election was a rejection of the Republican's Big Daddy "my way or the highway" policies, at least in the more educated parts of the country. Voters saw through the deception of contraceptive coverage equalling a war on religion (most Christian denominations and other religions are morally neutral to contraception, at least when used in the context of a faithful marriage) and understand the difference between civil and religious marriage. Even Catholics narrowly voted for Obama, proving that the folks in the pews are often smarter than those in the hierarchy.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:51:23 AM PST

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