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What worries Democrats: Racial polarization, and a repeat of 2004 at Campaign Diaries
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What worries Democrats: Racial polarization, and a repeat of 2004

In June, I announced a new series, devoted to cataloging what keeps Democrats and Republicans up at night. (The first installment focused to McCain’s damaging sound bites.) Well, I didn’t really follow my own promise to make this a regular series - but the time has come for the second edition, this one devoted to what worries Democrats: that the electorate might become racially polarized and that the election could be transformed into a referendum on Obama.

The general election took quite a turn this week. McCain’s negative ads attacking Obama’s canceling a visit to wounded troops and deriding his “celebrity status” led to a climactic battle on Thursday and Friday in which race suddenly burst on the scene as a theme of the general election - just as had happened back in January in the Democratic primaries.

On the one hand, some liberal bloggers suggested McCain’s choice of two blond, white and “over-sexed” women was not innocent. And in a Missouri speech in which he suggested McCain’s strategy would be to scare voters into not voting for him, Obama said, “what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me… You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.” The campaign then said Obama was not referring to his race, but that’s hardly believable (especially when compared to a similar line Obama delivered in Berlin: “I know that I don’t look like the Americans who have previously spoken in the great city.”)

The McCain campaign quickly went on the war path, accusing Obama of playing the “race card” and trying to divide the country. This is Obama’s attempt “to delegitimize any line of attack against him,” said McCain aide Steve Schmidt. The use of the term “race bomb” worked like a bombshell, obscuring all other issues that were being discussed and mobilizing operatives from both parties. Democrats hurried to Obama’s defense while most Republicans (though not all, as Sen. Martinez denied Obama was playing the race card) sought to portray Obama’s statements as a nasty attempt to call McCain a racist for anything he says.

At first glance, it looks like the GOP is on the defensive here, worried that it might suffer the same fate as Hillary Clinton who was plagued by accusation of race-baiting throughout the primaries. But make no mistake about it: It is the Democrats that are worried about the intrusion of racial politics in the general election. The general election electorate is not the same as that of the Democratic primary, and the Obama campaign’s worst nightmare is for the election to become polarized on racial lines.

It is no coincidence that Obama does not talk about the historic nature of his candidacy or that he attempts to portray a “post-racial” image - whatever that means. For voters (particularly downscale white voters who identity as Democrats but are very susceptible to cross party lines) to feel like they are being made to think about Obama’s race or to feel that they would be accused of racism if they were to vote against Obama is the surest way to throw them in the GOP column.

That is particularly the case in the Appalachia State - including Ohio - and in the South. Just take a look at the most recent North Carolina poll released by Research 2000: Obama got 26% of the white vote and 89% of the black vote, which is already a very pronounced racial gap (44% overall). For Obama to get from 44% to the high 40s, he cannot just boost black turnout - something Democrats are counting a bit too much on right now in states like Mississippi and Georgia as well. He also needs to improve his share of the white vote. But the more race is a topic of conversation, the more voting patterns will be racially polarized and the more states like North Carolina will be out of reach for Obama.

Democrats realize this, and they have no desire to continue talking about race; Republicans know this as well, and there is very little that is defensive in their accusing Obama of playing the race card. In fact, it allows them to drive up racial conversations without engaging in nasty smears that could get them labeled as racist - without bringing up Wright, for instance.

As I have emphasized over the past week, Democrats should also be worried about McCain’s negative ads and a possible repeat of 2004, when George Bush successfully made the election into a referendum on Kerry.

Yes, negative ads are risky - as I made sure to highlight on Wednesday. But negative ads often work, no matter how outrageous they seem, no matter how much the media condemns them. In fact, they often work because they are outrageous. Jesse Helms’s “white hands” ad went down in infamy, but not before serving its purpose. In 2002, Chambliss’s Ben Laden ad was decried even by Republicans (McCain said “it’s worse than disgraceful, it’s reprehensible”) but Cleland, an incumbent Senator who looked relatively safe a few weeks before, lost by 7%. In 2004, most journalists and some Republicans denounced the Swift Boat ads but their damage was undeniable. This year, polls suggest that at least 10% of voters think Obama is Muslim without a single ad airing attempting to spread that rumor and despite the rumor’s being repeatedly debunked.

None of this is to say that McCain’s ads will succeed at driving up Obama’s negatives - especially given how tame they (still?) are in comparison to past elections (look at 1988, 2004). But they have already succeeded in making the conversation about Obama.

By allowing the campaign to be focused on him, Obama is taking a huge risk. A reader wrote to me, “The more I think about it, the more dangerous it seems to me if Obama decides to go negative against McCain. It’s becoming obvious to both the public and the media that McCain is out of control. In order for Obama to win, he needs to stay positive - he can’t get pulled into playing the same tactics.” That might be true in other circumstances, but not for a Democrat in 2008.

Given the overwhelming advantage the party is enjoying this year, it is difficult to imagine Obama losing an election voters think of as a choice between two parties, two candidates and two sets of policies. The same was true (to a far lesser degree) in 2004. But Kerry decided to stay mostly positive; he made his convention entirely about himself, with barely any attacks against Bush. The Republican convention was almost exactly the opposite. The election became all about Kerry (a remarkable feat for Bush, an incumbent, to pull off) and the Democrat lost.

Obama going negative might cost him some media good will and hurt his image as a new type of politician, but McCain has a similar clean image that he is sacrificing - suggesting the two candidates’ image would be damaged in similar ways. And it would put the two candidates at the same level, forcing voters to think about the two equally. It’s hard to imagine a Democrat losing that game in 2008 and my humble advice is for Obama to not take John Kerry’s tragic path. This week-end, he hinted at transforming the election back from a referendum into a choice by hitting the GOP with Reagan’s famous line: “Are you better off than you were four or eight years ago?”


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14 Responses to “What worries Democrats: Racial polarization, and a repeat of 2004”


  1. 1 Mike

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    August 2, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Good article - it is a major strategic decision - whether to go negative or not. Surely some well financed Democratic 527’s could do negative attacks such as educating the public that McCain who talks about character alot left his first wife whilst she was ill in the hospital for a beer heiress. That would not please the religious right base of the GOP who known nothing of this since it never came up in the GOP primaries.

  2. 2 Joe from NC

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    August 2, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Taniel,
    You’re right about Democrats being afraid of the race issue; the “”race card” card” as I call has been used several times by white republicans in elections against black democrats, for example Giuliani’s race against Dinkins both in 1989 and 1993.

    I agree that Obama needs to attack McCain, but I think the best thing would be for him to attack his policies and not his character. Because people know McCain pretty well, attacks on his character will be less effective because fewer people will be able to be swayed by them.

    Obama should ruthlessly attack McCain’s policies while promoting his own simultaneously. He should link the economic problems to Bush and explain how McCain’s policies are similar to Bush’s.
    Obama should also make his policies as clear as possible so that McCain can’t call him “Dr. No”

  3. 3 dannity

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    August 2, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Obama needs to go on the offensive, but Joe’s right about him not going directly at John McCain. At least, not at this point in the campaign. And it’s tough to run against his policies, because up to this point, McCain has been allowed to run a campaign remarkably free of coherent policy positions. Basically, John McCain feels that he can win this election by repeating 3 things over and over. “Surge” “drill” and “I am not Barack Obama”. That’s his platform thus far.

    What Obama needs to do is go at the Republican Party with gusto. Talk about corruption. Talk about cronyism. Talk about hypocrisy. The lies. Make it explicit. Talk about Stevens. Talk about David Vitter and Larry Craig. Talk about Jack Abramoff. Talk about Karl Rove and subpoenas. And talk about what the Democrats have done and will continue to do to transform Washington for the better. Get specific with how the Republicans have been in power for way too long, and how that has destroyed their values from the inside out.

    Talk about Change, and what that really means. It’s a word that has been owned by Obama, but at this point it’s time to remind people what he really means by that. Attack the Republicans, they’ve earned it. Remind people in very explicit terms why they don’t like them and don’t trust them. Make John McCain either stand by and defend the Bush legacy, or make him run away from his own party and everyone in it.

    And when he runs, remind people again how much McCain has changed since 2000. John McCain himself is already helping out by getting so personal with his attacks after saying he wanted a clean, issue-driven election. Make him own it.

    But then again, what do I know.

  4. 4 fritz

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    August 2, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Even more insidious than the race question for Obama is the “Obama is Muslim ” rumor.
    CNN recently conducted a number of interviews in a small Tennessee town that asked if the residents thought Obama was a Muslim. Many did; but of more interest was that when informed he was, in fact, a Christian many did not believe the interviewer. One person put it this way: “Barak Obama; that’s not a Christian name”.
    Some of this may be subtle racism but most is just the anti Muslim intolerence that is now widespread in the US.
    The best way to combat this rumor is for McCain to state Obama is a good Christian and has never been a Muslim - at the first debate. If the moderator doesn’t ask the question then Obama should. If McCain is not unequivocal ( a la Clinton’s “not as far as I know”) he will be skewered by the MSM and a Sherman style statement can be used in rebutal ads.

  5. 5 fritz

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    August 2, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Sorry about the happy face. It should have been a ). I’m not sure where it came from.

  6. 6 Joe from NC

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    August 2, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    This is a little off topic, but Taniel after you compared this election to 2004 , I’ve seen this election compared to:
    2004 (fairly unpopular republican makes election about democrat), 2000 (White house seems sure to change hands after 8 years of one party’s contro, but out of party candidate doesn’t poll as well as he should),
    1996 (young democrat up against old war hero republican),
    1992 (young democrat attacks bush’s economic policies in the face of a recession),
    1988 (after 8 years of Republican rule, a younger Democrat with an ethnic name starts ahead in polls, but the race tightens after negative ads),
    1980 (Extremely unpopular incumbent party polls surprisingly well due to doubts about other party’s candidate),
    1976 (extremely unpopular Republican in bad economic times polls better than expected by attacking opponent as too inexperienced),
    1968 in 2 different ways (1. after difficult, controversial democratic primary, candidate faces a well known republican from 8 years earlier and 2. Candidate from the party of a stubborn, unpopular incumbent texan does better than expected by sowing doubts about opponent),
    1960 (a young, eloquent democrat with a different background doesn’t poll as well as one would think against a better known republican),
    1952 (an eloquent illinoisan with a large, enthusiastic following doesn’t do well against a war hero),
    and 1948 (highly unpopular older incumbent with a bad temper attacks his much younger opponent who seems certain to by tying him to an unpopular congress and playing the underdog card.)

    I know that was a little long winded, but I am amazed at how many different comparisons have been drawn.
    My point is these comparisons are interesting, but they really aren’t always useful for making solid predictions.

  7. 7 Taniel

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    August 2, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Fritz, there’s no point in reliving the Democratic wars, but now that so many months have passed and we are gaining perspective, let’s revisit Clinton’s statement on Obama’s religion:

    Kroft: “You don’t believe that Senator Obama’s a Muslim?” Clinton. “Of course not. I mean, that, you know, there is no basis for that. I take him on the basis of what he says. And, you know, there isn’t any reason to doubt that.” Kroft: “You said you’d take Senator Obama at his word that he’s not…a Muslim. You don’t believe that he’s…” Clinton: “No. No, there is nothing to base that on. As far as I know.” Knoft: “It’s just scurrilous…?” Clinton: “Look, I have been the target of so many ridiculous rumors, that I have a great deal of sympathy for anybody who gets, you know, smeared with the kind of rumors that go on all the time.”

    After stating as clearly as she could again and again that there was no doubt that Obama was not a Muslim - could “of course not” be any more categorical? - and being asked the same question twice, Clinton did say “as far as I know.” Sure, the phrasing was dumb but it wasn’t even addressing Obama’s religion, it concerned whether there is anything to base the rumor on - two very different things. And, once again, that line came after many categorical statements and after the interviewer insisted that Clinton go on in her answer. Now that the Clinton-Obama showdown is over and hard feelings are dying down, perhaps we can agree that the controversy on her statement was way overblown.

  8. 8 Taniel

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    August 2, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Joe, fair enough and point taken! Though it is not a coincidence that I am comparing 2008 to 2004. The Bush campaign was very successful and the McCain campaign has many veterans from Bush’s, GOP operatives who learned how to define John Kerry and who are now looking to implement the same strategy against Obama!

    I would also say that some of your comparisons seem more appropriate to 2008 than others that in my opinion don’t really compare:
    - 2000 was generally seen as Gore’s underperforming considering that peace and prosperity should favor the incumbent party Clinton’s youth and experience in 1996 has little to do with Obama’s youth and experience today (the former was an incumbent president, the latter, well, isn’t)
    - 1992: the comparison here between Clinton’s and Obama’s level of experience I think stands - and it’s one Obama himself drew often during the primary to counter the Clinton campaign’s claims that experience mattered
    - 1988 is invoked by Democrats who warn that Obama’s current advantage is not decisive and recall Dukakis’s 17% lead in the summer of 88. But 2008 does not compare to 1988 in that Obama in no way has the lead Dukakis had - nor has he lost it at all for now. 1988 is invoked as a warning, not a comparison.
    - 1968 - very interesting comparison to the stubborn, unpopular texan incumbent! I had not thought of that one
    - I’m also not sold on the 1948 comparison… Truman was the incumbent, and that does change everything.

    That does leave us with a few elections which I think this compares to, most notably 1980, perhaps 1976, probably 1960.

  9. 9 fritz

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    August 2, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Taniel, the quote was not meant as a putdown of Clinton or to relive the primaries but rather to show how a any statement McCain makes on Obama’s religion has to be clear & precise. The media jumped all over Clinton, at the time, and if McCain’s statement is not definative then they will surly call him on it.

  10. 10 Joe from NC

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    August 2, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Taniel -
    I was not saying that nothing can be learned from past elections, simply that people sometimes forget that all elections have significant differences and overcomparing can get out of hand.

    As for the 1948 comparison, I believe I read it in Time Magazine, but it might have been online.
    Anyway, after the Republicans took back congress after 14 years in the minority in 1946, everyone thought that any Republican would win the 1948 election easily and polls came to this conclusion. Thomas Dewey was accused of acting like he already was president by Truman’s campaign. Truman also tied Dewey to the unpopularity of the 80th congress and was able to win by appearing as the underdog.

  11. 11 Jaxx Raxor

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    August 3, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Althrough this no longer be the case by the middle of this century, right now non-hispanic whites are the majority in this country, and racial polarization will always help the white candidate against the minority candidate, at least when it comes to elections. I do believe that despite Obama saying otherwise, he does believe that McCain and the Republicans want to use race against him. I also believe that McCain’s accucastion that Obama is using the race card to shield himself from criticism is more about offensive than defense. Racism in 2008 is different from racism in 1968 in that it is much less explicit. White can no longer call blacks the n-word or call grown men “boys” but they can perhaps pay them less, keep them packed into poor neighborhoods or schools, or refuse to elect them to political office. The sad fact is that racism is still alive in this country, and as upsetting and unfair as it sounds, racism will hurt Obama more than McCain. If whites believe that in a political campaign that they are being accused of making decisions based on racism, then it will become a self fufilling prophecy and it will actually happen. That is the real danger for Obama. However, while it could definitly help McCain win the White House, it would doom his chances of having any effective relationship with a likely Democratic congress. Black democrats in America would never forgive McCain and guys like Ways and Means chair Charlie Rangel would never give McCain anything, making leading the country as president a dreadful experience. I was born around 20 years after the Martin Luther King riots, something like this will happen again if McCain seems to become president based on racism.

    On the other hand, the same thing would hurt Obama in a governoring capacity if he was elected, as while Democrats will be controlling Congress, it is unlikely they will have 60 votes in the Senate, and the GOP could block alot of votes in retailiation. In terms of character McCain is nearly untouchable. Having a very well known military record is something that Obama can’t just critisize, epescially considering that coservative and moderate voters see the military in higher political esteem than liberals (which is one reason why GOP attacks on Kerry worked but which would likely fail for Obama, especially considering that Bush had experience as commander in chief being the incumbent president, while Obama has none as 1st term senator). The major character failing of McCain is his divorce from his 1st wife and his marriage to his second and current one. If Obama was to use that, it would probably help him immenisly as it would severely damage McCain’s standing with evangelicals, plus its something that McCain cannot dispute, unlike the Muslim and unpatriotic smears about Obama. Of course such a tactic would ruin Obama’s reputation, and as president he would likely fail to get any bipartisan work done becuase of it.

    So as many ot the above posters have said, Obama has to attack McCain on issues not on character, no matter how much McCain attacks Obama on character. The GOP, seeing as they are in such bad shape politically now, in my opinion seem to be in a (get elected first, questions about governing) laterm mode, while Obama, as the favorite, can think more about what he can do if he is elected and of the consequences that could come about if he breaks too many promises or tarnishes his reputation.

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    August 3, 2008 at 10:28 am

    I don’t believe that “going negative” would tar Obama’s meme of offering a different kind of politics as long as Obama does it the right way.

    The only way to have a debate on issues is if facts matter. If facts are going to matter, then it’s entirely appropriate, even necessary, to point out when the opposition is engaging in deliberate or reckless misrepresentation. This completely justified tactic could generate a better political discussion; but if also creates a character issue for those who stretch the truth, so be it.

    Kerry’s failure to take this approach was at least one factor in his loss in 2004. The Democrats seemed to have the notion that they should stay above the fray of cheap Republican attacks. But false attacks that go unanswered start being believed by the pubic.

    And it’s not an underhanded tactic to point out when your opponent has simply been wrong. The Democrats made the 2004 convention about themselves and kept Bush out of it for the most part. But they should have hit Bush hard on all the things they were simply wrong about, especially concerning his initiation and management of the Iraq war (WMD, Saddam working with Al Qaeda, sufficient numbers of troops, welcomed as liberators, no insurgency, Iraq oil paying for the costs of reconstruction). It wouldn’t be a character attack; one wouldn’t have to go into whether those in the administration lied or simply believed their own hype. It would just have been an argument that these folks didn’t listen to facts, and people who are so wrong so often in matters of such importance should not be entrusted with further management of the country.

    This approach would have gone after Bush’s greatest but undeserved strength–his supposed credibility–while keeping the focus on the issues. Instead, we wound up uselessly debating the candidates’ respective service from a war from three decades ago.

    I hope Obama won’t fall into the trap of thinking that “staying above the fray” means avoiding calling the opposition on falsehoods or intentional deception; otherwise, one gives the opposition a license to lie and deceive. I think it’s both effective and appropriate to say “Look, my opponent is not telling you the truth when he says X, Y, and Z, and he’s doing that because he doesn’t want to talk about the important issues A, B, and C.” It’s a way to simultaneously hold politicians accountable for what they say while turning the discussion back to issues that matter. That’s a kind of politics we need.

  13. 13 Joe from NC

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    August 3, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    This race card issue is very serious, and it has the potential to bring back Rev. Wright. Did you all see this poll on rasmussen? Apparently 53% of Americans think what Obama said was racist. Of course, when rasmussen polls the public’s opinion on specific issues and events, the side that favors Republicans usually polls better. It could be because Scott Rasmussen is a Republican, so they word the poll in a way that will get the results they want.

  14. 14 dannity

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    August 3, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    “Apparently 53% of Americans think what Obama said was racist.”

    I’d be very curious to see how that question was asked. For the most part, I don’t have any problem with Scotty Rasmussen and his polls despite his publicly professed political leanings, but I’ve seen a couple of his polls this year with questions that I’d consider outright bias-inducing.

    The one thing I do know is that what has been reported of this situation has only been Obama’s “face on a dollar bill” remark with the implication that he was accusing Republican’s of using race against him (which he was, subtly, and they are, subtly), and not John McCain’s own political ad that was aired in June that featured “changes” Obama supposedly wanted to make, including putting his face on a hundred dollar bill. I think that the Obama camp is failing by not putting this information out there in a stronger manner instead of waiting for our media to do their research, but it’s clear that what Obama was referring to, has already happened.

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    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55
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  • Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55

    Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55
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  • Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55

    Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55
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  • Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55

    Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55
  • Results thread, part 2: Dems suffer staggering losses in House and legislatives races, limit damage in statewide races

  • Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55

    Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55
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  • Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55

    Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55
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  • Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55

    Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55
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  • Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55

    Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

    Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55
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Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55

Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 41

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 50

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 52

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 54

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55

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Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

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Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

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Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

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Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

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Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1002

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/33/d214989360/htdocs/wp-includes/kses.php on line 1003

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