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My prediction - as it becomes clear that appeals by obvious racists to White Nationalism is a winning tactic, it will become more common. This will continue to activate non-voters - who are not, as long thought, liberal leaning young people but rather racist scumbags who stayed home because they couldn't stomach the play-nice-with-multiculturalism bipartisan approach of the 80's and 90's.

Dems will make gestures to do the right thing in various ways, but when faced with obvious bad-faith arguments by Nazis, they find themselves powerless to control the narrative or get their message across. Several of them also have unfortunate accidents.

Trump wins re-election, and there is another total wipeout of Democrats outside blue-leaning coastal bastions. Happiness and joy reigns across the land.

by Zwackus on Wed Nov 7th, 2018 at 06:05:59 AM EST
At that point, maybe they hold a constitutional convention to repeal the 14th amendment, among other things, and maybe the 16th amendment as well - the one that legalizes income taxes. Maybe a new amendment to repeal birthright citizenship, and allow the widespread repudiation of current citizens.
by Zwackus on Wed Nov 7th, 2018 at 06:09:21 AM EST
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I do not believe that the results of Nov 6 indicate that Gen X, Millennials or the current generation of young US citizens are predominantly racist low lifes. They did turn out in record numbers for the midterm and broke decisively for the Democrats, as problematic as the Democratic Party is. In hope vs fear contests it is important to have charismatic candidates that inspire their followers. We had that in some cases and some won. The most outstanding example, IMO, was Beto O'Rourke, who came within 3 pts of unseating Ted Cruz.

The new Democratic Congress will have numerous minority members and a large number of women. That we have a Progressive majority in the House is not vital at this point, as nothing progressive that the House might pass would get through the Senate or past Trump. But the dynamic of the Administration & Senate vs. the 'resistance' will continue and will be to the continued advantage of the Democrats in 2020. That is the election that will really be the tell so far as the future of our current form of government, corrupted as it is, and of the possibilities of reforming that government in progressive ways.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Nov 7th, 2018 at 08:53:05 PM EST
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