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Want to see the aftermath of the 'Reagan Revolution" of 1980-1988?

Well savor it below - a summary of four major national election metrics and measures, starting with the Election on 1988:

POPULAR VOTES 1988-2012*
(-2012 vote not complete)

DEMOCRATS - 374,849,000
REPUBLICANS - 357,771,000

(*-2012 vote not complete)
DEMOCRATS - 53,541,887  (51.2%)
REPUBLICANS - 51,110,142  (48.8%)
DEMOCRATS - 5  (71%)
REPUBLICANS - 2  (29%)
So thank you, Ronnie! We could not have done it without you and the Religious Right!!!!
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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    Harkov311, ExStr8, crose

    Sadly, everything Communism said about itself was a lie. Even more sadly,, everything Communism said about Capitalism was the truth.

    by GayIthacan on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:30:13 PM PST

  •  1988 had lots of warning signs (2+ / 0-)
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    ExStr8, crose

    The Republicans were having so much fun making fun of Dukakis that they didn't even realize that the unmaking of their coalition was in the offing.

    Dukakis won OR and WA.  He was the first Democrat to win OR since LBJ, and the first to win WA since Humphrey.  This should have been taken as a warning of the rising power of environmental movements and educated professionals, who had previously been apolitical or even R-leaning.

    WI and IA going Democratic should have also been a warning sign.  These were states that had generally been R-friendly up to that point.  At the time, Republicans chalked it up to anger from farmers at the agricultural recession of the mid-80s, and assumed they'd get them back.  They didn't.

    Even in states Dukakis lost, his vote among high-tech professionals greatly increased, such as in coastal CA, the Raleigh-Durham area.  And then the strong movement toward the Democrats in ME and VT, which the Republicans simply pretended was just because Dukakis was a New Englander.

    The signs were all there, and while hindsight is 20/20, these were new electoral patterns, ones that ought to have raised more eyebrows than they did.

    All your vote are belong to us.

    by Harkov311 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 03:20:45 PM PST

  •  Thanks, Ronnie, indeed. And big thanks GayIthacan. (1+ / 0-)
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    Numbers can be such delicious things! ;)

    Stonewall was a RIOT!

    by ExStr8 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 03:54:54 PM PST

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