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12 minutes ago, westerninterloper said:

The challenge for the Republican Party is that since Nixon's Southern Strategy, the GOP has been two parties - the Dixiecrats and (Big) Business. Neither of those subparties are filled with people who necessarily practice democracy in their everyday lives - the Dixiecrats are the inheritors of the southern Democrats who practice and preach White Supremacy and old time religion; business owners almost never practice democratic principles in their workplaces. Both of these subparties invest heavily in obedience to male authority, and unquestioning loyalty to whatever the "boss" is - a church, a company, or a racist ideology. Waiting for Republicans to turn on their leader will be a forever waiting game - it almost never happens. 

Excellent analysis. The clubbiness is also part of it whether it is the private country clubs or gated communities.  

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The Rs might have a lock on armies of independent construction/building maintenance SBOs and automotive businesses (companies that mostly have to think about technical details). Most of them operate in a trade where demand is the same no matter the location -- the business can be located anywhere in the country. Pretty much everything else can be a question mark. Especially if the nature of those businesses require them to pay a lot of attention to macroeconomic issues.

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7 hours ago, freefourur said:

This is a great thread. Everyone should read the whole thing.

 

 

 

This is the key post in his string....

 

 


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/gop-senator-joni-ernst-says-obama-failed-on-ebola-but-trumps-stepped-up-with-covid-19

 

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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), when confronted with her previous criticisms of then-President Barack Obama’s handling of the Ebola outbreak in 2014, claimed on Sunday morning that President Donald Trump is “stepping forward” in his response to the coronavirus pandemic that’s now killed almost 130,000 Americans.

 

During the 2014 midterm elections, Ernst joined a chorus of Republicans who exploited the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa for political gain. Despite Obama deploying 3,000 service members to Africa to contain the virus, and only 11 confirmed cases and two deaths recorded in the United States, Ernst at the time accused the president of “failed leadership” on the disease.

 

Interviewing the Iowa senator on CNN’s State of the Union, host Dana Bash brought up Ernst’s past comments on Obama’s Ebola response and asked if she would use the same words to describe how Trump has handled COVID-19.

 

“Cases in your home state of Iowa have steadily risen for the last two weeks,” Bash noted. “You criticized President Obama in 2014 for his handling of the Ebola outbreak, saying that he showed ‘failed leadership.’ Only two people in the U.S. died from Ebola. Right now there are almost 130,000 Americans dead from coronavirus. So if President Obama showed failed leadership then, do you think President Trump is showing failed leadership now?”

 

2 deaths = failed leadership

130k deaths = stepping forward


Very Stable Genius

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