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Bob Gorrell

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  1. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    yep, we’re beating the Bushes for a viable candidate.

  2. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Couldn’t that same comment be applied to almost any new candidate? And would you rather have someone who waited in the wings or someone who was actively helping to make the mess?

  3. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @warjoski

    And no, I probably would not vote for Jeb.

  4. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The only good bush is a burning bush.

  6. Illegal Seagull

    Illegal Seagull said, over 1 year ago

    Will the GOP ever find its way out of the Bushes?

  7. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    For those who never lived in Florida during the J. Bush years, you haven’t a clue! He will be a great President.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    I cannot see any Republican winning a popular election for the next 16 years. Their policies are just too cruel, ignorant, and damaging to the country and it’s citizens. And they can’t refute them or they’ll lose the primary. It’s kind of sad, really. We could use an opposition party.

  9. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    They can’t win on their ugly policies, Arodney, but they can win gaming the system. Voter suppression tactics is one suite of tools, but the big crow bar would be the combination of gerrymandered districts and a change in the Electoral College away from winner-take-all… except for red states, of course. It’s how they’ve been able to elect more senators and congressmen than Democrats, despite Democrats having far more votes.
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    What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is negotiable
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    A theory that is, of course, just fine to the wing-nuts.

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    Compared to the current white house occupant, anything would be an improvement compared to the never-ending recession/food stamp president.

  11. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Tigger, yes, the candidate with the most votes wins … in that district. If you carefully put all the blue voters in a few large baskets, and spread the Red voters together in their baskets, you might get, say, 3 blue winners and 6 red winners after an election, even though there were far more blue voters than red, in total.
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    So if you control how the district maps are drawn up, and can draw them to your advantage (by concentrating more opposition voters in fewer districts), then you can elect more Congressional representatives and ensure future elections by maintaining the status quo.
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    Now, taking it a step further, if your state is currently held by Reds, but has more Blue voters, you need to change the Electoral College in your state to go from winner-take-all to apportionment (where electoral votes are awarded on the winner of each District), guaranteeing at least some votes being allocated to your candidate in a Presidential election, instead of none. Toss in the various tactics of voter suppression, and Republicans can, indeed, steal elections.
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    As a recent example, it is what the Republican-held state of PA is trying to do. Although there are more Democratic voters, they hope to send some of those Electoral Votes to Red candidates in national elections, and to solidify their rule by gerrymandering and voter suppression.
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    Of course, Republicans are perfectly fine with winner-take-all in states like Utah and Idaho.

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