DC statehood opponents, what is the real reason for your opposition?
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Two Democratic senators
 
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I support statehood, but can't resist the urge the vote
 
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« on: May 04, 2021, 03:36:56 AM »

Hide behind the poll.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 07:40:42 AM »

I still prefer retroceding most of D.C. to Maryland--and while I appreciate that people in the other thread are being honest, #1 is not the "real" reason for my opposition. It would be ... inconsistent with some of my other positions if it were.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 09:52:23 AM »

I still prefer retroceding most of D.C. to Maryland--and while I appreciate that people in the other thread are being honest, #1 is not the "real" reason for my opposition. It would be ... inconsistent with some of my other positions if it were.

Does DC or Maryland want that though?
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 10:45:54 AM »

I still prefer retroceding most of D.C. to Maryland--and while I appreciate that people in the other thread are being honest, #1 is not the "real" reason for my opposition. It would be ... inconsistent with some of my other positions if it were.

Does DC or Maryland want that though?

It's universally known that they don't, but I think focusing too much on public opinion is a bit ... misguided. The public has supported many questionable things throughout the history of this country, and while making D.C. the 51st state is not necessarily a bad thing, I don't trust the public opinion to be always correct.

Realistically though, retrocession is never going to happen; so I suppose D.C. statehood is ultimately better than no D.C. statehood.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 10:55:47 AM »

I hate change and love having exactly 100 Senators. Who would destroy such a beautiful number?
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 12:44:12 PM »

I still prefer retroceding most of D.C. to Maryland--and while I appreciate that people in the other thread are being honest, #1 is not the "real" reason for my opposition. It would be ... inconsistent with some of my other positions if it were.

Does DC or Maryland want that though?

Nobody cares what they want. Hey, Loving County wants to be a state! Let's give them statehood and two senators. Who are you to defy the will of the people?
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2021, 03:37:33 PM »

Voted for option 1 because I know the 4 Republicans who voted for option 2 are lying to themselves
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2021, 03:39:47 PM »

Voted for option 1 because I know the 4 Republicans who voted for option 2 are lying to themselves

Only 2 Republicans voted in the poll.

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2021, 03:42:00 PM »

Voted for option 1 because I know the 4 Republicans who voted for option 2 are lying to themselves

Only 2 Republicans voted in the poll.


By “Republican” I mean not only just blue avatars, but anyone who consistently votes for the Republican Party, so plenty of yellow, orange, green, and tan avatars in there too
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2021, 03:44:07 PM »

Voted for option 1 because I know the 4 Republicans who voted for option 2 are lying to themselves

Only 2 Republicans voted in the poll.


By “Republican” I mean not only just blue avatars, but anyone who consistently votes for the Republican Party, so plenty of yellow, orange, green, and tan avatars in there too

The vast majority of light green and orange avatars on this site are liberals. And Libertarians on this site don't consistently vote for Republicans either.
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2021, 03:44:57 PM »

Voted for option 1 because I know the 4 Republicans who voted for option 2 are lying to themselves

Only 2 Republicans voted in the poll.


By “Republican” I mean not only just blue avatars, but anyone who consistently votes for the Republican Party, so plenty of yellow, orange, green, and tan avatars in there too

The vast majority of light green and orange avatars on this site are liberals. And Libertarians on this site don't consistently vote for Republicans either.
From my experience, at least half of the orange and yellow avatars are Republican-leaning
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2021, 07:55:09 PM »

I have always opposed DC statehood.  I know I have a reputation for being a partisan (and I make no apologies for it, especially in this day and age...), but I have always preferred that if the status quo becomes unbearable, DC should be retroceded back to Maryland even if that means we don't get two extra Democratic senators out of the bargain.  Cities should not become states.       
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2021, 08:57:36 PM »

Voted for option 1 because I know the 4 Republicans who voted for option 2 are lying to themselves
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2021, 09:45:59 AM »

Because it should remain a city and federal district, not a state
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