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Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:39 PM

 

How the fuck does NY still elect Republican congressidiots?

Just askin'.

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Reply How the fuck does NY still elect Republican congressidiots? (Original post)
RhodeIslandOne Jul 2019 OP
SoCalNative Jul 2019 #1
no_hypocrisy Jul 2019 #2
DinahMoeHum Jul 2019 #4
hack89 Jul 2019 #3
customerserviceguy Jul 2019 #7
Iliyah Jul 2019 #5
Wounded Bear Jul 2019 #6
brush Jul 2019 #8
DFW Jul 2019 #9
lindysalsagal Jul 2019 #10

Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:41 PM

1. Outside of NYC

NY tends to be a very conservative state

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:42 PM

2. If the districts are upstate, I get it.

There's an invisible Mason-Dixon Line for New York State: the city and surrounding counties and Long Island, and the rest of the state. And upstate is resentful towards the City & Co. as far as their tax dollars funding stuff like LBGTQ "propaganda" in public schools in the City, etc. They suffer from economic distress and consequently, they are reminiscent of Pennsylvania more than New York. So yeah, I can see them electing republicans.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:46 PM

4. Not all of Long Island is blue, either. . .

Not with 'Puke Reps. Peter King (Nassau County) and Lee Zeldin (Suffolk County), for starters.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:44 PM

3. Have you ever been to upstate NY?

rural and conservative.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:47 PM

7. Absolutely

Get about two hours away from NYC, and you'd think you were in the swing state of Pennsylvania.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:46 PM

5. We have Nunes and others here in California.

ugh.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:47 PM

6. New York is like all blue states...

Blue cities, red rural areas.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:49 PM

8. Only in upstate backwaters and some Long Island and Staten Island red areas.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:03 PM

9. You have to experience them to know why

The paper my father wrote for was in Watertown, NY, on the St. Lawrence Seaway. So, he had to know the whole NY delegation in the House as well as the two Senators and the Governor. I got to meet some of these people. Upstate New York is DEFINITELY not New York City.

The sheer lack of intellectual capacity and ignorance of some of the Republican Representatives from New York State was astounding. I once found myself explaining to one of them, as a former resident of Spain, why it was that in 1977 Spain, the Spanish Communist Party, though now again legal, represented no danger whatsoever, and would never get anywhere in national elections. Furthermore, the Spanish "Socialists" were no such thing, but really Social Democrats, more like the German Social Democrats. Felipe González (PSOE head) was our friend. They were far more pragmatic than the first wave of fanatics that Mitterand brought in when he won in France in 1981. The Republican rep. actually said he would change a few of his planned votes because of what I told him (Carter and Tip O'Neill never did thank me, and I never followed up anyway).

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:51 PM

10. Gerrymandering.

It allows counties to identify locally as gop, and that impacts the state level, as well.

Like anywhere else, towns are small and locals know their local reps personally, When the local rep tells you to have the libruls, you do.

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