I'm outraged that you're not outraged. Buzzfeed is legit.This guy
pretty much sums up my views as well. I guess it's too much to hope for Trumpism and anti-Trumpism to cancel each other out so the rest of us can enjoy some intelligent adult discourse.
His thesis is that we will see more 2016 elections, where Dems pull in more of the popular vote but lose in the Electoral College.
Whilst picking up the pieces post-election, 538 did its numbers thing and Nate (I believe—or might have been Harry) argued that at the moment a generic Democrat has to run 2-2.5% ahead to break even in the Electoral College, and Democratic congressional candidates have to run 4-6% ahead to break even in the House thanks to redistricting. I might have the numbers wrong, but it was something like that. Not going to relisten to a bunch of podcasts just for figures.
Basically demographics favour the Republicans by default at the moment, with white and older voters having disproportionate power. And America's got an ageing population, so not like you're going to run out of old people anytime soon. Ideal Dem strategy would probably be to keep the policy agenda focused on the big cities and urbanised states, whilst recruiting strong candidates with political crossover appeal in small metros and rural states. That's what they did in 2006, anyway. Ideal Repub strategy on the other hand, at this point, is basically just to turn up. And don't piss off any evangelical Christians or the NRA, I guess.
There are only so many points one can make concerning the pros and cons of the Trump. I have been trying to read the entries over the last few page and I have no idea what you guys are talking about
I think we mostly just use this thread to post recent news events involving Donald Drumpf and make fun of them in a vain effort to stave off our collective crushing existential horror. If that sounds appealing, welcome.