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All voters, right?.. The arithmetics is extreme, especially if the proportion of republicans is 45% or more.

The National Review 8 years ago:

Until the last ten days or so, I have not really understood how it would be possible for President Obama to win this election (barring some sort of national crisis that would spark momentary national unity). Things are going so badly in the country at this moment, and the president seems so bereft of new ideas on what to do about it, that this would appear to be a challenger's ideal year [...]

So if Obama gets his people to be as scared/disgusted by the idea of a Romney win as, say, Tea Partiers are by an Obama reelection, he might actually be able to pull this off.

Nevertheless, a pertinent reference to the Simpsons there, "We're just plain evil" vs

The following is  written while discussing bureaucracy, but can be interpreted more liberally, and from the side of demand concerns:

Consider the following possibility: that what we are oppressed by is not power, but impotence

-- Alisdair MacIntyre, "After Virtue" (1981), p.75

by das monde on Wed Aug 26th, 2020 at 08:35:35 AM EST

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