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Old 11-09-2022, 05:01   #16
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I was a Democrat "Numbers Runner" in the 1964 election. My cousin was the runner for the Republicans. As the numbers were tabulated at the precinct HQ, at the courthouse, we were given the numbers to take to the Western Union operator at the newspaper office and they would make sure that the numbers my cousin and I had and the number called in from the courthouse were the same before sending them to Oklahoma City. I was in bed shortly after midnight.
Neat piece of history from a TTP perspective.
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Old 11-09-2022, 09:55   #17
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Much like expected, the RNC and modern day pseudoconservative globalist republicans failed to present a unified front, splintered their support to candidates that could have turned a win if they'd had party support, looked at their feet with guilty faces when the POTUS calls the entire party a danger to democracy, failed to attack the corrupt democrat party, and like usual, did their best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...
...the red wave they have spent months blabbering about, was barely a ripple.

Meet the new boss.
Same as the old boss.
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Old 11-09-2022, 11:18   #18
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Much like expected, the RNC and modern day pseudoconservative globalist republicans failed to present a unified front, splintered their support to candidates that could have turned a win if they'd had party support, looked at their feet with guilty faces when the POTUS calls the entire party a danger to democracy, failed to attack the corrupt democrat party, and like usual, did their best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...
...the red wave they have spent months blabbering about, was barely a ripple.
Bingo!
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Old 11-09-2022, 11:41   #19
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Much like expected, the RNC and modern day pseudoconservative globalist republicans failed to present a unified front, splintered their support to candidates that could have turned a win if they'd had party support, looked at their feet with guilty faces when the POTUS calls the entire party a danger to democracy, failed to attack the corrupt democrat party, and like usual, did their best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...
...the red wave they have spent months blabbering about, was barely a ripple.

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Agreed. The biggest obstacle to Republicans winning elections is the establishment Republicans.
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Old 11-09-2022, 11:42   #20
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Much like expected, the RNC and modern day pseudoconservative globalist republicans failed to present a unified front, splintered their support to candidates that could have turned a win if they'd had party support, looked at their feet with guilty faces when the POTUS calls the entire party a danger to democracy, failed to attack the corrupt democrat party, and like usual, did their best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...
...the red wave they have spent months blabbering about, was barely a ripple.

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Truth...
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Old 11-09-2022, 21:06   #21
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Bingo!
Double-bingo. Also, congrats to cbtengr, Nunn and the Iowa 3rd for tossing Axne.

Errata: There's a big full-service Morbark dealer 'bout an hour up the interstate.
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Old 11-10-2022, 06:44   #22
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I voted in person on election day as well. I was in and out in less than 10 min. Did it during lunch. Took my wife after work about an hour before the polls closed. In and out in less than 10 min. Either everyone voted early...or we had low turnout in my district.
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Old 11-10-2022, 07:40   #23
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Double-bingo. Also, congrats to cbtengr, Nunn and the Iowa 3rd for tossing Axne.

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Iowa had pretty much a clean sweep, Governor, the house and the senate all stayed Red and we got rid of a dim attorney general 27 years in office and a dim state treasurer with over 30 years in office. Of 99 counties 6 can usually be counted on to go blue but it was only 4 this time around. How did the vote get split in Wisconsin and put Evers back in as Gov. but elect Johnson to the US Senate? That does not compute.
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I’ve heard a few conservative pundits state: “The only thing the Republican Party hates more than democrats is their own voting base.”
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Old 11-10-2022, 17:10   #25
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How did the vote get split in Wisconsin and put Evers back in as Gov. but elect Johnson to the US Senate? That does not compute.
Went Scott Walker 3x but Obama twice. It's a Wisconsin thing. Fact is, Michels missed some things he could've taken advantage of and slammed Evers on. So we're back to a double-R legislature and a pasty-faced nothing-but-a-veto-pen governor.

@TOMAHAWK9521: Spot on. It's why, for example, McConnell doesn't get upset and is happy to be in the minority. He likes "the game." He likes being a broker of votes, actual welfare of the voters be damned. He's just one example but that sums up much of the GOP establishment in my view. Some are in the club, most are not.
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