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    The biggest problems come when they succeed in screwing with individual states. It becomes a self feeding loop. Our county was majority D for years, we were gerrymandered in with a huge swathe of rural Utah, our town stayed D for about another decade but as the state continued to tilt rightward more and more people jumped on the bandwagon.

    A case can be made that the Mormon church had a big part to play in it and that's true, but now they are trying to get the news out that "it's OK to be a Democrat!" They are being frightened by the extremism in the party and the prospective primaries of reliable pols.

    They may well eventually even out the state for their own preservation, but we are now talking decades, more than half of my 62yrs. The pendulum does swing, but it's damn slow.

    I'm not totally negative on this, but it does need watching and the people need to be aware of what is going on. Think about the Emergency Manager thing in Michigan, a lot of damage can be done in a short time while no one is looking.

    Nice talking with ya, if I don't get to bed I'll start typing total gibberish. My sleepy self speaks fluent gibberish :)

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:19:03 PM PST

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