∞∞∞ wrote:Nothing ironic. People, politically and personally, have been shrugging off awful ideas for way too long. "Well logic will win out," they say. "If we play nice, we can work out an agreement," they say.
But it's reached a dangerous point because logic isn't winning out and those in power don't give a **** about working out agreements. And there's a sect of the population rabidly cheering it on.
So what's happening? People's rights are being trampled. The separation of Church and State is being trampled. Human compassion is being trampled. And we're creating a society regressing instead of sailing forward. It's time to fight fire with water and completely put the bullshit out.
And your attitude is a primary example of why Trump got elected, and will get re elected. Congrats.
Whether Trump gets re elected or not depends on whether the Democrats can come up with a decent candidate. If Obama could run against him, for instance, he'd blow Trump out. But he can't. Regardless, whether Trump wins in 2020 or not the underlying trends are all in favor of the Democrats. The Republicans should enjoy whatever time they have because it's not going to be long in historical terms.
And Trump is not a strong candidate. I was looking at stuff about that today in some of the key States. As I've noted before he got a lower percentage of the popular vote than Romney did. He didn't reach 50% of the vote in Michigan, Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin. I can give you the specifics if you want but in those States it was much more a matter of Democrat doing worse and people going "third Party" than it was the Republican doing better. In Wisconsin Trump actually got fewer votes in 2016 (1,405,284) in absolute terms than Romney got in 2012 (1,410,966).
There was no big popular movement where suddenly the electorate turned more Republican. It was just a matter of having a Democrat candidate who was wounded by an FBI investigation and everything associated that along with the Russians implementing a campaign to sew discord and disunity within Democrat constituencies.