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  •  Many of my family and friends in SC are despondent (2+ / 0-)
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    BeninSC, nomandates

    over last night's election. I haven't seen this level of disappointment in a long time. Many express the desire to leave SC for bluer pastures. I think Democrats in the state got their hopes up after the first poll and momentarily forget that this was South Carolina after all.

    •  If leaving would solve anything ... (1+ / 0-)
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      nomandates

      But I am committed to fighting where I am.

      Thank you, susan. Best wishes to you and your Democrats.

      "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT -9.62, -9.13

      by BeninSC on Wed May 08, 2013 at 09:03:50 PM PDT

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      •  I moved a few years ago and now live in Colorado. (2+ / 0-)
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        BeninSC, nomandates

        I go back often and most of my family and many friends live in Charleston. This election felt different for everyone, and they were so hopeful. I do believe the change can happen in the South, but it will be slow and steady with baby steps, and I guess 45% for the Democrat is more than previous percentages.

        I know for a fact how hard it is to be progressive, liberal, and live in the South. You are doing the hard work in the trenches with not a lot of positive reinforcement. Hang in there!

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