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Old 07-19-2019, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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Let's see. There are currently 27 GOP governors, and 23 Democrats. Of state legislative bodies, the GOP control 67 of them; Democrats control 32(one is apparently evenly split). Republicans control the white house and US Senate; Democrats control the US House.
https://ballotpedia.org/Partisan_com...e_legislatures

Add up all of these, the GOP controls 96 of these entities; Democrats control 56. So the GOP controls 64% of this political turf, and the Democrats control 36%. That's close to a 2-1 advantage. Anyone who claims the GOP is 'dying....' gimme some of what you've been smoking
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:30 PM
Status: "Honduras and Guatemala: Capitalism's Venezuela" (set 12 days ago)
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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And this article is from February before this current wave of Trumps fear mongering, phony patriotism and racist rants...

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An age-old political tactic is to create a scapegoat to blame for social ills. A good scapegoat is one who is marginalized and doesn't necessarily have the means to fight back. What better scapegoat is there, then, than minorities?
Does that explain their attacks on non-so-manly men as well (regardless of actual or perceived orientation)? I wouldn't be surprised.

IMO, the Republican Party's very success with their firm-believing base -- WAY before Trump, this goes back to when Newt Gingrich was House Speaker -- sewed the seeds of their downfall. The thing that really made me first doubt the Republicans sincerity was making a huge deal of the Monica Lewinsky matter (impeach over a mere BJ, c'MON!). Then came Bush's trashing of the Kyoto Treaty (before 9/11), and then Bush deciding to fight a war "on the cheap" in Iraq -- only 150K troops when experts said 500K would be needed (and that's the most charitable interpretation of it). Even worse was that he did his end-run around the inspectors of Iraq's WMD facilities and invaded anyway. This was also the anti-LGBT crowd's last hurrah (marriage amendments for state constitutions throughout "middle America").

So I went from "all for Bush Sr" in 1992, to "eh, Oh well!" in 1996, to "I liked both of what Bush and Gore said, so I can't decide so I'll vote for a 5 vote per precinct candidate" in 2000, to voting Democrat for President for the first time in 2004 -- and I haven't looked back since.
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:52 PM
Status: "Honduras and Guatemala: Capitalism's Venezuela" (set 12 days ago)
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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America's forgotten history, here's other similarities:



America’s Forgotten History of Illegal Deportations

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the country carried out a wave of unconstitutional raids that affected as many as 1.8 million people. Is it on the verge of doing so again?

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...ations/517971/
It may be forgotten today, but this current attempt -- won't likely be forgotten. Today, we have very widespread and very well-established mass communication. Plus, being a superpower has the disadvantage of the rest of the world not letting you forget all the bad things you did during your time at the top (ask the British or Germans about it. They'll confirm it. So would the Romans and the Mongol Horde were they still around). Spain? They had the Inquisition, one of the things Spain's most remembered for.
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Tip of the Sphere. Just the tip.
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I'd take articles like this more seriously if Dems weren't doing everything they can to elect Trump again.

A lot of points in the article are correct... and the GOP *should* be dying. And yet they control the presidency, the Senate, a huge majority of state legislatures and governorships... and a huge majority in the Federal Judiciary. Not bad for a 'dying party'.

And they have incompetent Democrats to thank. I'm no fan of the GOP, but Democrats are totally inept when it comes to political tactics. They don't care about winning. They only care about virtue-signaling.

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Old 07-19-2019, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Oh God here we go. You don't think the 1% has paid their fair share of taxes? That they actually pay no taxes? I have a bridge to sell you. My family is top 1% and they pay a s***load of taxes every year.

Liberals act like rich people cheat and evade taxes, it's laughable. They'd all be in jail--there's this little teeny weeny entity called the IRS.

You really think it's fair for the 45% of Americans who pay nothing should get even more free stuff, completely free healthcare, at the expense of the successful people?

Why even want to be successful? Why want to be a doctor or scientist, or any high paying job if you're just giving most of it away?

Socialism will never work here, if it would we would already be a socialist country. But we're not, thank god. There's just too many people who don't contribute.

I don't get how liberals can't understand this.
I never cease to be amazed at how many 1%ers spend their time posting here. We appreciate hearing their side of things.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:55 PM
 
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Let's see. There are currently 27 GOP governors, and 23 Democrats. Of state legislative bodies, the GOP control 67 of them; Democrats control 32(one is apparently evenly split). Republicans control the white house and US Senate; Democrats control the US House.
https://ballotpedia.org/Partisan_com...e_legislatures

Add up all of these, the GOP controls 96 of these entities; Democrats control 56. So the GOP controls 64% of this political turf, and the Democrats control 36%. That's close to a 2-1 advantage. Anyone who claims the GOP is 'dying....' gimme some of what you've been smoking
Great analysis. The libs donít get just how out of the mainstream they are. I miss the old Dems like JFK, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Zell Miller. Itís sad that a once great party has been hijacked by extremists.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:59 PM
 
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And this article is from February before this current wave of Trumps fear mongering, phony patriotism and racist rants...
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An age-old political tactic is to create a scapegoat to blame for social ills. A good scapegoat is one who is marginalized and doesn't necessarily have the means to fight back. What better scapegoat is there, then, than minorities?

What better scapegoat?


Mr Donald Trump.
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Old 07-19-2019, 11:44 PM
 
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Let's see. There are currently 27 GOP governors, and 23 Democrats. Of state legislative bodies, the GOP control 67 of them; Democrats control 32(one is apparently evenly split). Republicans control the white house and US Senate; Democrats control the US House.
https://ballotpedia.org/Partisan_com...e_legislatures

Add up all of these, the GOP controls 96 of these entities; Democrats control 56. So the GOP controls 64% of this political turf, and the Democrats control 36%. That's close to a 2-1 advantage. Anyone who claims the GOP is 'dying....' gimme some of what you've been smoking
Must remember Dems can't count, or don't care to know how to count, to 270.

So obviously their math skills are hardly stellar.
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Old 07-20-2019, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I never cease to be amazed at how many 1%ers spend their time posting here. We appreciate hearing their side of things.
I refer you back to my OP:

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Right, so the guy like me who works his a** off, takes out loans to go to college, goes to and finishes college, finds a job, pays loans back, pays substantial income tax deserves to get screwed while the bottom 40-45% of adult Americans who pay zero taxes can get healthcare for free.

That's fair.

That's what liberals don't get. Almost half of the adult population pays zero federal income tax. Have you guys any idea how expensive that would be for the rest of us who do pay? Universal healthcare will never work here.


You changed the subject and never really responded to this....

Do you really think that's fair, my original point? What is the point of bettering yourself and becoming a "model citizen" just to give most of it away?

Leave the Bernie Sanders talking points out this time and actually respond to my OP.

If almost half of adult America pays no tax have you any idea how much UHC would cost for those of us who actually do pay taxes?

And we're supposed to lose our private insurance that we are very happy with (and that we earned) in favor of government-run crap to boot?
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:11 AM
 
Location: *
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It may be forgotten today, but this current attempt -- won't likely be forgotten. Today, we have very widespread and very well-established mass communication. Plus, being a superpower has the disadvantage of the rest of the world not letting you forget all the bad things you did during your time at the top (ask the British or Germans about it. They'll confirm it. So would the Romans and the Mongol Horde were they still around). Spain? They had the Inquisition, one of the things Spain's most remembered for.
Perhaps 'forgotten' is an inaccurate choice of words, 'denied' is likely more suitable.
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