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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammy View Post
    Exactly. It would be cities against rural areas. Not something that can happen without a horrific outcome.
    And when you zoom in on the rural areas, you'll still find neighbors who have different political beliefs living next door to one another. Even in my very progressive rural area, we'd have to "cleanse" 35-45% of the population to achieve a Bold New Future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    I read that many people are one issue voters and vote this way on abortion and the economy. If that’s the case those of us that are intelligent and look at all the issues have trouble understanding how some are so simple minded.
    I've long suspected that the constant refrain of 'if the ignorant rubes would only forget that every life is precious and deserves the opportunity to thrive, and that their chances for upward mobility require a thriving and robust economy and listened to their enlightened betters' ultimately helps Republicans who get really tired of hearing it. They then vote against their enlightened betters wishes, even it it means voting for someone like Trump. I theorize it gives them the double bonus of flipping off those who consider them deplorable, bitter clingers and when those votes result in a victory, it makes their enlightened overseers miserable for years. But that's just my opinion.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    The reason is simple. The Trump phenomenon represents a large middle finger extended to a tragically arrogant cultural left. Is it a stupid and self-destructive gesture? Most certainly. But it is real and heartfelt nonetheless.
    I think that must be a lot of it, especially with Trump's enthusiastic base. I have to think too, that he is a very good con man, and there is a segment of the population that is susceptible to an authoritarian figure spinning controversy.

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    Most people accept the vote and new president even when their candidate loses. Trump has been a exception for many obvious reasons.

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    It's second amendment, dislike of government red tape, tax policy, economic issues, abortion, and various other issues. It is not just a revolt against the elite.

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    I'm just curious why people voted for him for a second term, after what we've seen in the first four years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I'm just curious why people voted for him for a second term, after what we've seen in the first four years.
    Well, Stephen Breyer is 82.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Well, Stephen Breyer is 82.
    So? What does that have to do with anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    So? What does that have to do with anything?
    Lots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Well, Stephen Breyer is 82.
    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    So? What does that have to do with anything?
    Ask Mitch "8 months before the election is too close to seat a new justice, unless it's a republican president because I'm an ugly hypocrite" McConnell.

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