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3 minutes ago, NanuqoftheNorth said:

The dems are in an historically weak position at the state and federal level. 

During the last decade dems lost 1000 seats in state and federal government.  You'd have to go back 100 years to find a time when the dems had less power/influence than they do in the age of Trump. 

On the other hand:  Republicans now control the WH, Senate, USSC and a majority of state houses and governorships. 

Is what a dying GOP looks like to you? 

Trump is slowing eroding all those Republican statehouse and goverorships.  There are so many hard red areas that got flipped blue over the last 3 years.  Look at the entire state of VA.  

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2 minutes ago, fitty76 said:

Trump is slowing eroding all those Republican statehouse and goverorships.  There are so many hard red areas that got flipped blue over the last 3 years.  Look at the entire state of VA.  

There is a lot of wishful thinking by corporate democrats after a long decade of bad news. 

The party remains politically weak in a majority of states. 

There is little to no hope of winning back, much less maintaining, a majority in the US Senate when the party is incapable of fielding viable opponents to the republicans in so many states.  

The problem is that Democratic politicians are largely beholden to the same donors that fund the GOP.  The party that once fought for the interests of working people is now little more than controlled opposition for big business and the 1%.

Beyond NOT being Trump, Biden has offered very little in the way of substance or policies that would differentiate his administration from a republican one.  The dems are running the same campaign strategy they ran in 2016 hoping for a different outcome.  

Good luck with that.

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1 hour ago, NanuqoftheNorth said:

The dems are in an historically weak position at the state and federal level. 

During the last decade dems lost 1000 seats in state and federal government.  You'd have to go back 100 years to find a time when the dems had less power/influence than they do in the age of Trump. 

On the other hand:  Republicans now control the WH, Senate, USSC and a majority of state houses and governorships. 

Is what a dying GOP looks like to you? 


 

Those congressional seats are due in large part to hyper-efficient gerrymandering using unprecedented access to data and technology. Not to mention the very real racist backlash to the first black president. It’s the last gasp of yes a dying party using whatever leverage they have to gain power and stack the courts with young far right extremists that people on the far left seem to appreciate more than a moderate.

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11 minutes ago, Cary Kollins said:

Those congressional seats are due in large part to hyper-efficient gerrymandering using unprecedented access to data and technology. Not to mention the very real racist backlash to the first black president. It’s the last gasp of yes a dying party using whatever leverage they have to gain power and stack the courts with young far right extremists that people on the far left seem to appreciate more than a moderate.

And?

None of what you've posted here demonstrates that the republican party is dying.

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4 minutes ago, NanuqoftheNorth said:

And?

None of what you've posted here demonstrates that the republican party is dying.


young people are running away from the Republican Party by more than 3 to 1

The Republican Party is old and white. The country is becoming younger and less white.

Quite literally, the Republican Party/voter is dying. It’s not happening overnight but it’s happening. Hence their desperate illegal power grabs that we’ve witnessed the last decade.

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37 minutes ago, Cary Kollins said:

It’s the last gasp of yes a dying party using whatever leverage they have to gain power and stack the courts with young far right extremists that people on the far left seem to appreciate more than a moderate.

if the old white liberals who dictate the direction of the democratic party felt the least bit threatened by these “young far right extremists” then they wouldn’t be hellbent on nominating a dixiecrat in 2020. for all this talk of young nonwhite voters it’s clear that the party doesn’t prioritize them at all, much less care about them in any meaningful way. probably not smart to take them for granted as the saviors of the democratic party.

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21 minutes ago, Cary Kollins said:


young people are running away from the Republican Party by more than 3 to 1

The Republican Party is old and white. The country is becoming younger and less white.

Quite literally, the Republican Party/voter is dying. It’s not happening overnight but it’s happening. Hence their desperate illegal power grabs that we’ve witnessed the last decade.

And yet the Republicans are in charge of just about everything that matters outside of a few states on either coast.

The former Confederacy and the farm belt states show little indication of buying into what the corporate dems are selling.

Beyond platitudes and identity politics what does the corporate democratic party have to offer these distressed voters?

Affiliation with both major political parties is declining btw.

 

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