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Joe Scarborough On Meet The Press: Republicans Only Won The House By Gerrymandering


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#1 dudeone

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

Joe Scarborough On Meet The Press: Republicans Only Won The House By Gerrymandering

by Anjali Sareen | 5:06 pm, January 20th, 2013

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Joe Scarborough sat down with a panel on Meet The Press Sunday and said the only reason Republicans maintained control over the house in the 2012 election was gerrymandering. “It was just gerrymandering from 2010 that gave us the majority,” he said.

Scarborough admitted that he had made a “mistake” the past month talking about how Republicans had won a majority of the House. He also said that what Americans want more than compromise, at this moment, is a “vision” for the Republican party. “The vision that Republicans have to speak to the middle class concerns,” he said.

He noted it wasn’t “just about the debt” even though that was the issue that mattered to him most, personally and said the Republican party has been getting “smaller and smaller and smaller.”

“In this debate,” Scarborough said, “we actually have conservative thinkers, talking about Ronald Reagan being a rhino, a Republican in name only, because he supported an assault weapons ban. They keep pushing themselves closer and closer to the cliff.”

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Gerrymandering or not... Republicans are going to have to do a lot of self-reflection if they intend to be relevant in the future. After the last round of elections it became clear that their party is only attracting votes from a very specific group of voters and that group is becoming a smaller percentage of the overall population.
It will be interesting to see what faction of the party becomes dominant over the next couple of years. It is amazing how there are claims from one wing that they lost the Presidential election because they weren't "conservative enough". Clearly such denial is not going to help them appeal to those voters they missed the last time. It is also crazy how the odd Republican voice calling for serious rethinking is met with vitriol and hate from that particular wing of their party.
It'll be fun to watch.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

Came in to find out what gerrymandering is.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

Anyone here care? Anyone?




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