Gay Leaders and the Far Right

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June 16th, 2017 at 10:52:59 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: AZDuffman
This only makes sense if you believe "Rich"="Republican." It does not.


I suppose I am full of stereotypes.

In 1984 Ronald Reagan won re-election with 58.8% of the popular vote and carrying 49 states.
Walter Mondale had 40.6% and won only his home state and D.C.
Republicans won 55 seats in the Senate.

In 1984 Republicans picked up a net of sixteen seats from the Democratic Party. The Democrats nonetheless retained a commanding majority in the House (256 seats) .
June 16th, 2017 at 12:29:45 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Pacomartin
I suppose I am full of stereotypes.

In 1984 Ronald Reagan won re-election with 58.8% of the popular vote and carrying 49 states.
Walter Mondale had 40.6% and won only his home state and D.C.
Republicans won 55 seats in the Senate.

In 1984 Republicans picked up a net of sixteen seats from the Democratic Party. The Democrats nonetheless retained a commanding majority in the House (256 seats) .


That election is more amazing when you consider he did better than FDR in WWII.

Once Democrat equaled "working class." GOP meant "well off suburban." We have seen a change. Starting in 1965 the Democrats shifted to supporting welfare programs and became a kind of collection of special interest groups. Slowly, working class whites drifted to the GOP, sensing Democrats were not caring about them anymore.

Meanwhile, well off folks sent their kids to colleges, where liberalism always reigned but got stronger and stronger. Many stayed Democrat.

Now it seems weird. Republicans have the "middle" of the USA geographically but also income level wise. Democrats have the coasts and top + low income.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
June 17th, 2017 at 5:35:03 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: AZDuffman
That election is more amazing when you consider he did better than FDR in WWII. .


In 1984 Ronald Reagan had a better percentage of popular vote than FDR for 3 out of 4 elections. Still LBJ won the largest percentage of popular vote in modern history.

1984 Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale 58.8% to 40.6%
1980 Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter & John B. Anderson 50.7% to 41.0% & 6.6%

1964 Lyndon B. Johnson beat Barry Goldwater 61.1% to 38.5%

1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt beat Thomas E. Dewey 53.4% to 45.9%
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt beat Wendell Willkie 54.7% to 44.8%
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt beat Alf Landon 60.8% to 36.5%
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt beat Herbert Hoover 57.4% to 39.7%
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