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Wed Jan 6, 2021, 02:02 AM

If this holds up as a North Carolinian I'm embarrassed

but happy the Democrats will be able to take the majority. I'm embarrassed because I took pride in NC being the most democratic southern state outside of Virginia. I thought we were more blue than Georgia especially after we elected Obama in '08 and Georgia didn't. Oh well I hope we can join GA in '24 in the next presidential election.

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Response to Jspur (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 02:06 AM

1. Just don't nominate any Dem who can't keep it in his pants 👖.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 02:11 AM

3. That senate loss hurt but I wonder if we had won that race

would there have been this type of urgency in Georgia to GOTV.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:02 AM

7. Seems to be a particular problem for NC.

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Response to Jspur (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 02:06 AM

2. No worries, partner.

Y'all did a lot of the heavy lifting in '08 and it was close this year in your state. Go get 'em in '22, '24, etc.

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Response to DemInBuckhead (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 02:13 AM

4. I hope so it's been frustrating the last 3 presidential cycles since '08 we have barely

lost to the GOP presidential candidate by a measly 1-2 points. Losing the senate seat by a nail biter was also infuriating. Tired of losing these nailbiters to the republicans. Hopefully we can break through in the next cycle but credit to GA for making the breakthrough.

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Response to Jspur (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:01 AM

5. Virginia and Georgia, but NC can come back.

I lived through Colorado's turn to the idiocy and feel proud to have helped turn it blue.

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Response to Jspur (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:02 AM

6. To be fair, your mans was schtoopin the help and writing about it

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Response to Jspur (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:07 AM

8. Stacey Abrams was a HUGE reason Georgia moved faster than North Carolina and

Texas in getting where they are today.

North Carolina and Texas just needs more work . But we saw how close Beto came and I think North Carolina would have gone Democratic if not for the Sexting/Affair.

Remember that Democrats are held to a higher standard including by their own voters than Republicans.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 10:41 AM

9. NC is a lot more closer than Texas to be being blue again.

NC was blue back in '08 when they elected Obama but like I said the last 3 cycles the GOP candidate has won by squeakers in the state. NC is on the verge of breaking through while Texas I feel is further away.

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Response to Jspur (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 10:45 AM

10. We would have won a Senate seat if Cunningham wasn't such a jerk

We are transplants from NJ and hope to help NC turn blue. Be patient.

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Response to Jersey Devil (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 10:48 AM

11. I just get frustrated because I thought back in '08 we had turned the corner

and it has been nothing but tough loses since then with the republicans barely winning down here but you are right eventually we will turn the corner.

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Response to Jspur (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 10:49 AM

12. This election was hard for us

basically we lost most races here about 48 to 52 as a default. We had some strong incumbents win (Cooper, Stein, Marshall, and Wood) and others lose considerably more narrowly (Beasley, Biden, and Cunningham) and a few races were worse (Ag and Labor) but otherwise it was pretty much 52 to 48 in favor of the GOP. That is sad but I do think we are moving in the right direction and when Trump isn't on the ballot (like in 2018) we will win these races instead of losing them.

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