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  1. 30 Nov '12 01:24 / 1 edit
    Now that the Republican Rouzer conceded his race for a NC seat in the House, the Democrats have picked up 8 seats, and need 17 more in the 2014 middterm to gain control of the House for 2015-2016. Would be sweet but is it possible, especially with the extreme gerrymandering pulled off by Republicans by the last couple of decades?

    Interesting that even if may more Americans votie for Democrat candidates than Republican candidates in the House, the Republicans because of the extreme gerrymandering (unlike any gerrymandering ever seen before), can still retain control of the House. We can only hope the Republicans keep placing only white men in committe chairs, for example. And keep saying stupid stuff. Maybe we will eventually be able to overcome their freakish gerrymandering. I am confident, even about 2014.
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    30 Nov '12 02:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by moon1969
    Now that the Republican Rouzer conceded his race for a NC seat in the House, the Democrats have picked up 8 seats, and need 17 more in the 2014 middterm to gain control of the House for 2015-2016. Would be sweet but is it possible, especially with the extreme gerrymandering pulled off by Republicans by the last couple of decades?

    Interesting that even ...[text shortened]... eventually be able to overcome their freakish gerrymandering. I am confident, even about 2014.
    Two years is an eternity in American politics; after the 2010 election, it seemed a sure bet the Republicans would have control of both Houses of Congress and had a good chance to unseat President Obama.

    A 17 seat swing is very possible either way.