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Offline Lando Lincoln

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Democratic, Republican voters worlds apart in divided Wisconsin
Entire communities vote red or blue as metro Milwaukee grows more politically segregated with nearly every election cycle
By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel staff

In the acrid and escalating clash between red and blue America, there is no battleground quite like metropolitan Milwaukee.

Throughout this series, click on  highlighted text for more information.

Spectacularly divided, remarkably mobilized, frequently fought over, its politically lopsided communities have been veering apart for more than 40 years.

Democrats and Republicans aren't just strangers to each other in their politics — they increasingly live in separate worlds. In its ultrapartisan geography, this is arguably the most polarized place in swing-state America.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/democratic-republican-voters-worlds-apart-in-divided-wisconsin-b99249564z1-255883361.html
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Re: Democratic, Republican voters worlds apart in divided Wisconsin
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 07:09:28 PM »
1st of 4 parts.  Very interesting interactive map at link. Fascinating stuff for the politically engaged.
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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Democratic, Republican voters worlds apart in divided Wisconsin
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 07:44:15 PM »
The rats in WI are absolutely sickened at their prospects in 2014.  They had hoped they could finally knock out Walker and now a new kook has come out on the left to make the rat primary a contest.  http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/writers/jack_craver/brett-hulsey-kkk-stunt-goes-viral/article_eed2b84e-d22f-11e3-ae22-001a4bcf887a.html

The only thing that gives rats a glimmer of hope is a recent ruling striking down our voter-ID law.  Turns out it discriminates against the dead and voters who want to vote more than once.
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Re: Democratic, Republican voters worlds apart in divided Wisconsin
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 08:49:43 PM »
I read through the entire article -- interesting, though I'm sure the writer is coming from the left side of things.

But -- the article is pretty much repeating, in many words, what I already posted right here on GOPBR back in September last year:
http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,114596.msg461572.html#msg461572

Not telling me anything I don't already know!


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