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Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

He did. Very relaxed, enjoying the occasion, as were the audience. That’s the Irish American vote onside for the next election.
Don't think the IA vote is all that influential in those swing states that decide a US presidential election. President Biden frequently mentions his Catholic faith although its rarely acknowledged that the majority of IA's are Protestants of one hue or another, not sure how relevant that is come election time.

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How many times does he have to say there’s nothing Ireland and America can’t do. It seems like he’s saying the same thing over and over again.
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Originally posted by Trigboy 10 Trigboy 10 wrote:

How many times does he have to say there’s nothing Ireland and America can’t do. It seems like he’s saying the same thing over and over again.

Very strange for a man of 80.
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Putting policy and ideology aside for a second, sure to god the yanks on both sides of the aisle can do better than a 77 year old an an 80 year old as their next presidential nominies.

Biden, as much as I think he's a genuine person with a very strong record in his 40 odd years of public service, needs to be put out to pasture at this stage. There are moments when it's hard to take him seriously anymore.

As for Trump, we'll that would be an even bigger disaster
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Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

He did. Very relaxed, enjoying the occasion, as were the audience. That’s the Irish American vote onside for the next election.
Don't think the IA vote is all that influential in those swing states that decide a US presidential election. President Biden frequently mentions his Catholic faith although its rarely acknowledged that the majority of IA's are Protestants of one hue or another, not sure how relevant that is come election time.

It's not a thing at all, always talked about but carries little weight. LPT of second/third generation plus Irish Americans would vote Republican
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote horsebox Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2023 at 8:47am
Originally posted by nvidic nvidic wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

He did. Very relaxed, enjoying the occasion, as were the audience. That’s the Irish American vote onside for the next election.
Don't think the IA vote is all that influential in those swing states that decide a US presidential election. President Biden frequently mentions his Catholic faith although its rarely acknowledged that the majority of IA's are Protestants of one hue or another, not sure how relevant that is come election time.

It's not a thing at all, always talked about but carries little weight. LPT of second/third generation plus Irish Americans would vote Republican

Where are you getting this info from?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sausy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2023 at 9:12am
Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Originally posted by nvidic nvidic wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

He did. Very relaxed, enjoying the occasion, as were the audience. That’s the Irish American vote onside for the next election.
Don't think the IA vote is all that influential in those swing states that decide a US presidential election. President Biden frequently mentions his Catholic faith although its rarely acknowledged that the majority of IA's are Protestants of one hue or another, not sure how relevant that is come election time.

It's not a thing at all, always talked about but carries little weight. LPT of second/third generation plus Irish Americans would vote Republican

Where are you getting this info from?

Most of the commentators of this trip have said Irish American isn't a voting block in itself.   
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Originally posted by nvidic nvidic wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

He did. Very relaxed, enjoying the occasion, as were the audience. That’s the Irish American vote onside for the next election.
Don't think the IA vote is all that influential in those swing states that decide a US presidential election. President Biden frequently mentions his Catholic faith although its rarely acknowledged that the majority of IA's are Protestants of one hue or another, not sure how relevant that is come election time.

It's not a thing at all, always talked about but carries little weight. LPT of second/third generation plus Irish Americans would vote Republican

Where are you getting this info from?

Did a study on it as part of my masters, few years ago now so don't have any of the source material to hand unfortunately. 


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Originally posted by sausy sausy wrote:

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Originally posted by nvidic nvidic wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

He did. Very relaxed, enjoying the occasion, as were the audience. That’s the Irish American vote onside for the next election.
Don't think the IA vote is all that influential in those swing states that decide a US presidential election. President Biden frequently mentions his Catholic faith although its rarely acknowledged that the majority of IA's are Protestants of one hue or another, not sure how relevant that is come election time.

It's not a thing at all, always talked about but carries little weight. LPT of second/third generation plus Irish Americans would vote Republican

Where are you getting this info from?

Most of the commentators of this trip have said Irish American isn't a voting block in itself.   

I think as the generations come and go then people's voting intentions are less about where their family originally came from and more about personal circumstances. My friend's wife, as a example, would have Irish heritage on both sides of here family and there is a total mish-mash of Democrat and Republican supporters amongst them. 
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It's more about getting the Irish Democrat vote out. Most people in the US are on one side or the other - the American side of my family won't be changing what party they support based on this visit (generally the older ones vote republican, the younger ones vote democrat).

US elections are generally won and lost based on which side does a better job of getting their vote out on election day. This is about showing the Irish-American Democratic Party support base that Biden sees himself as one of them so that they will actually go out and cast their vote on election day and not stay home out of apathy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Green Cockade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2023 at 11:26am
That’s a fair analysis. The GOP meanwhile is doing an excellent job of energising the opposition, with a burgeoning youth vote likely to be as significant as the countless women motivated to vote for the Democratic Party because of the Roe/ Wade judgement. The recent events in Tennessee and elsewhere have also galvanised black and liberal voters.It’s also one scandal after another for the Republicans and their MAGA loons these days.
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On a more trivial note. Biden’s ancestral family name is Blewitt. Quite apt for Mayo.
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Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

It's more about getting the Irish Democrat vote out. Most people in the US are on one side or the other - the American side of my family won't be changing what party they support based on this visit (generally the older ones vote republican, the younger ones vote democrat).

US elections are generally won and lost based on which side does a better job of getting their vote out on election day. This is about showing the Irish-American Democratic Party support base that Biden sees himself as one of them so that they will actually go out and cast their vote on election day and not stay home out of apathy.
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Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

PBP not in attendance for Biden's address to the Dail by way of a boycott.  Yet, Paul Murphy is still live tweeting about it. Not the best boycott in the world if he's still watching it.

You seem to take issue with protests that don't align with what you believe. Not a very democratic outlook is it
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Originally posted by King_Kenny King_Kenny wrote:

On a more trivial note. Biden’s ancestral family name is Blewitt. Quite apt for Mayo.

LOL LOL LOL LOL
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Originally posted by Artie Ziff Artie Ziff wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

PBP not in attendance for Biden's address to the Dail by way of a boycott.  Yet, Paul Murphy is still live tweeting about it. Not the best boycott in the world if he's still watching it.

You seem to take issue with protests that don't align with what you believe. Not a very democratic outlook is it

I’m not stopping them protesting.
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Originally posted by King_Kenny King_Kenny wrote:

On a more trivial note. Biden’s ancestral family name is Blewitt. Quite apt for Mayo.

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Originally posted by King_Kenny King_Kenny wrote:

On a more trivial note. Biden’s ancestral family name is Blewitt. Quite apt for Mayo.

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