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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    This is good news but also a make or break time for Republicans there.

    For years Republicans have pointed to New Orleans and LA in general as sexamples of what happens under continual democratic control. With Republicans in they're going to need to show some success and make some gains, to stay in power and continue to make those gains, if they don't want it to bite them in the ass. They do well here and it helps to validate some of the rhetoric over the years they had towards NOLA, fail and it creates a bigger problem.

    I'm hoping they're up for the task.

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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    This is good news but also a make or break time for Republicans there.

    For years Republicans have pointed to New Orleans and LA in general as sexamples of what happens under continual democratic control. With Republicans in they're going to need to show some success and make some gains, to stay in power and continue to make those gains, if they don't want it to bite them in the ass. They do well here and it helps to validate some of the rhetoric over the years they had towards NOLA, fail and it creates a bigger problem.

    I'm hoping they're up for the task.
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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

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    Yeah it's Armageddon for the democrats. It's all over. An historically conservative state voted conservative!

    I'm throwing in the towel and voting republican from now on.
    Didnt you throw in the towel when a Republican won in Taxachusettes--the bluest of blue states? Or on Nov. 2--The Largest Political Asswhooping in history?



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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The best thing anyone can do here is to study history and gain some perspective on this issue to help you understand what is happening. Yes indeed folks, the American labor movement is under attack. No doubt about it and you can say that as sure as there are some Koch Brothers. But this will only cause a movement which was admittedly growing soft and a bit lazy to now reenergize its forces and get only stronger. There very well might be some setbacks. But the fight and the struggle will cause those union muscles to grow stronger and the reborn union movement which emerges will be ready to take middle class workers for decades ahead in a new and improved version.

    By name comes from the 1886 Chicago Haymarket Massacre. It set back unionism for the better part of two decades. It forced the movement to change and metamorphosize. Gompers came along and the AFL was born. That is the way things work.

    When we stop cussing out Koch, Walker and their ilk we might want to raise a glass to them in thanks for motivating us.
    Its the middle class that is tired of footing the bill for a bunch of government union slobs who are paid a King's ransom for piss poor results........
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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Didnt you throw in the towel when a Republican won in Taxachusettes--the bluest of blue states? Or on Nov. 2--The Largest Political Asswhooping in history?



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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The best thing anyone can do here is to study history and gain some perspective on this issue to help you understand what is happening. Yes indeed folks, the American labor movement is under attack. No doubt about it and you can say that as sure as there are some Koch Brothers. But this will only cause a movement which was admittedly growing soft and a bit lazy to now reenergize its forces and get only stronger. There very well might be some setbacks. But the fight and the struggle will cause those union muscles to grow stronger and the reborn union movement which emerges will be ready to take middle class workers for decades ahead in a new and improved version.

    By name comes from the 1886 Chicago Haymarket Massacre. It set back unionism for the better part of two decades. It forced the movement to change and metamorphosize. Gompers came along and the AFL was born. That is the way things work.

    When we stop cussing out Koch, Walker and their ilk we might want to raise a glass to them in thanks for motivating us.
    that's funny; i feel very similarly about the President.


    but i don't see a reenergized union movement coming out of this. they simply aren't economically viable over the long run - there is a reason why they have been dying out in the private sector. like mercantilism; they just can't compete anymore. i see the middle class as more interested right now in a tea party movement than a corporatist one.
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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Political parties mean nothing in Louisiana. As far as I can see, most Democrats in Louisiana have no back bone and don't follow the party platform at all. Here's how the debates in Louisiana usually work:

    Republican: My opponent voted for Obama.
    Democrat: That's not true! I didn't vote for that socialist city boy!
    Republican: But I have Koch on my team.
    Democrat: So what, I have Exxon.


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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Lets hope the dems have a rough re-election in 2012.
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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The best thing anyone can do here is to study history and gain some perspective on this issue to help you understand what is happening. Yes indeed folks, the American labor movement is under attack. No doubt about it and you can say that as sure as there are some Koch Brothers. But this will only cause a movement which was admittedly growing soft and a bit lazy to now reenergize its forces and get only stronger. There very well might be some setbacks. But the fight and the struggle will cause those union muscles to grow stronger and the reborn union movement which emerges will be ready to take middle class workers for decades ahead in a new and improved version.

    By name comes from the 1886 Chicago Haymarket Massacre. It set back unionism for the better part of two decades. It forced the movement to change and metamorphosize. Gompers came along and the AFL was born. That is the way things work.

    When we stop cussing out Koch, Walker and their ilk we might want to raise a glass to them in thanks for motivating us.
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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I know it stings... but it matters because it hasn't happened in a while and it signifies a change in the voters attitudes towards which ideology and methodology is needed given the economic, political and social environment.
    It doesn't sting I dont have any interest in Louisiana state politics, Im on the other side of the world right now in Korea I really couldnt be further from it or care less about it. But the way I see it, nothing is going to seriously change. People talk about how elections matter, and Im not saying they don't, but what matters most is what the people do when they get into office, which isn't always the same as what they promised. The fact that something hasn't happened for a long time doesn't mean anything by itself, what I want to know is why this time is different from the last time the Republicans were on the upswing, why its going to be "permanent," and if many of you see the doublethink going on when you blast the idea "change" but its all you preach.

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