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#1 I can't afford to move to Texas, let alone ... Canada? Where would I want to go? I mean, other than Texas, mu adopted home and residence of my three children and three grandchildren. Alas, I live in Bright Blue Northern Virginia, where 75% of eligible voters did so.
75%. Isn't that a new record? But I heard on the news on the way home, the overall participation was low. Could 10% of Virginia voters be dead?
Posted by Bobby 2012-11-07 18:33||
#2 Bobby, I don't get Northern VA - isn't there a lot of military? Why would they vote for Obama? The mil down here in NC w/me voted R2.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-11-07 21:42||
#3 Northern Virginia houses an awful lot of well-paid government employees, Broadhead6.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-11-07 21:51||
#4 I can explain it in two words, Broadhead: Federal Government.
Some of the people who work for the Fed live in D.C., and probably some live in Maryland, but I think the majority of them live in Northern Virginia. And they certainly weren't going to vote for the guy who wants to trim the gummint (and thereby its employees).
NoVa is a separate state from the rest of us; I wish we could just force D.C. to take it. :-(
Posted by Barbara 2012-11-07 21:53||
#5 TW - thanks, & true. I generally think in a myopic lens of the former mil guys I know that become contracters up that way and have nothing but disdain for Barry.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-11-07 21:54||
#6 Heard it reported, that in Virginia (according to the Gods of Exit) the military went 50-50 for Obama.... find that really hard to believe.
Posted by Sherry 2012-11-07 21:54||
#7 I do too, Sherry. I suspect a lot of them lied.
Posted by Barbara 2012-11-07 21:55||
#8 Barbara, right. I think we have 3 classes of folks running around these days - "the producing class", "the entitlement crowd", and "the recipients". There can be some overlap between them. Generally, producers are the business types, entrepreneurs, etc. Producing folks can also have entitlement leanings to - i.e. - private sector union employees that work but expect entitlements beyon a rational scope, or, those who confuse charity by gov't w/other people's money as compassionate and a role of govt. Then the recipient class is the percent that won't do jack and wants a handout.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-11-07 22:00||
#9 Yeah, I heard that to about the Mil going 50-50 for Obama in VA. I find that really hard to believe as well. I highly doubt a majority of enlisted (and especially not officers) voted for him. All the officers & senior enlisted I know were pretty well disgusted this a.m. at work.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-11-07 22:01||
#10 All the officers & senior enlisted I know were pretty well disgusted this a.m. at work.
Were you all Marines, Broadhead6, or a mixture from the various services? I believe that back in the Bush days, the military voted 25% Democrat, 75% Republican, but I don't recall seeing any such statistics for 2008 or yesterday.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-11-07 22:35||