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  •  Yep, reactionary and returning to type (2+ / 0-)
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    kj in missouri, Meteor Blades
    The changes in voting laws being planned, or in some cases, already being implemented as a result of the Supreme Court's decision are just the beginning.
    - MB
    Some republicans are talking of increasing the white vote and abandoning Latino out reach efforts and exploiting the gutting of VRA to suppress oveall Dem vote percentage. Heard this on Meet the Press from a Dem strategist (forgot his name)

    This from racist Phyllis Schlafly a month befor VRA ruling
    Latinos not worth the GOP effort - by Andrew Kirell | 12:15 pm, June 27th, 2013

    Last month, Schlafly advised the GOP to stop its pursuit of Latino voters, lambasting the “great myth” that immigration reform could pull in more of the minority group into the party base. Instead, she said, the party should focus on capturing more of the white vote.
    And it sure seems like that is where the republcans are heading.
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    Thx MB
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    P.S.
    So since republicans fear a primary more than a Dems challenger let's make them feel fear/defend where they feel safe.  

    At the State. city and local level.

     Governorships:

    GOP has 22 (I think) up in 2014, Six governorships that would be a good place to focus are:

     • Wisconsin: Scott Walker (vs Russ Feingold? just a thought)

     • Michigan: Rick Snyder

     • Ohio: John Kasich vs Ed Fitzgerald

    • Pennsylvania: Tom Corbet vs Rep. Allyson Shwartz

    • Maine: LePage vs Mike Michaud

    This is where the republicans are building their fire wall of gerymandered strength.
     Break that up and keep them stretched thin and vulnerable imo  

    •  Darn the link is busted, (0+ / 0-)

      This should work: Conservative Activist: Latinos Not Worth GOP Effort - by Andrew Kirell | 12:15 pm, June 27th, 2013

      Schlafly advised the GOP to stop its pursuit of Latino voters, lambasting the “great myth” that immigration reform could pull in more of the minority group into the party base. Instead, she said, the party should focus on capturing more of the white vote.
      And it seems with republicans more afraid of being primaried, they are choosing voter suppression instead of changing any of their policies.

      republican rebranding = voter suppression

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