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  •  How long do you think it will Take for this to (0+ / 0-)

    happen?  I mean the part about the red states waking up and electing better leaders?  I don't think we can wait too long, hope it is by the next election.

    •  Multiple election cycles (0+ / 0-)

      I'm talking 10-20 years for things to really reverse. Things happen slowly in the land of Dixie. In some places it'll take even longer. As the many ethnic conflicts around the world demonstrate, identity trumps pretty much everything else, including self-interest. People would rather hold on to the illusion of belonging to the superior group than have food on the table and a good job.

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 05:41:49 PM PST

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      •  10-20 years? That would be overnight (0+ / 0-)

        in many parts of the South.  Many of these people are still living in antebellum times.  Even glaciers move faster than the diehard souls in Dixie.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 08:13:50 PM PST

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