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Subj: Re: The Tea Party
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 at 07:08:19 pm EDT (Viewed 81 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Tea Party
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 at 03:35:36 pm EDT (Viewed 88 times)
Quote:Sure, but I am pointing it out as sort of the point that hyper-partisanship started. Seemed like the nuts really started to take over thing, that were only in the shadows before. And usually under false pretenses of things they always wanted anyway.
Quote:The GOP got more people to vote and got them motivated in 2010 (rage over the ACA at the time more than anything).
I would argue that it was more to do with Obama than the ACA. The ACA was popular, Obamacare was not. That they are the same thing is the point. Obama was painted as an extremist who wanted to overhaul America as a socialist dysoptia, yet he was nothing of the sort.
And of course, racism. Trump is currently president because he launched his political identity as King Birther. And he was successful.
Quote:Turned out to be the perfect timing. They took control of state governments, controlled redistricting and so on that helps in other areas too.
And now they've transformed the lower courts for generations, which makes any attempt to balance things out that much more difficult.
Quote:It would be really hard at this point to get political balance out of much of anything at this point. Whatever that would look like anymore. I think there were/are a number of states that are so slanted that even if one party wins over half of the votes in the state they will control only two or so seats in a legislative house.
The basis for Biden's candidacy is that Trump is an aberration, and that things will return to normal once he's gone. How can anyone possibly believe this. Even during the Obama/Biden era, these guys were saying the fever would soon break and Republicans would come their senses.
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