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What I find truly remarkable is that to date the Trump insurgency has been largely directed against the Republican Establishment, and not against what the Republican Establishment thought was their common and unifying enemy - the Obama coalition.

Many of the "policy" positions he has taken - opposition to the Iraq war, to free trade deals - and his indifference to some of the cultural war issues so beloved of religious conservatives will find more resonance in the Sanders wing of the Dem party than amongst Republicans in the past.

Even though Hillary is vulnerable on some of these issues, its hard to see Sanders voters crossing over to Trump. He thus has an amazingly unifying effect on all non Trump voters, almost regardless of party affiliation.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed May 11th, 2016 at 11:43:33 AM EST
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