I can almost see the point of people who seem to hope for anarchy to settle things
I'm spending some of my time lately reading old New Yorkers. Kills me to throw them away
My quick take - re the north and south not being as different as people think.
My hope is that Hillary Clinton serves 8 years as our president. I also hope that Elizabeth Warren follows Hillary Clinton 8 years with her own 8 years as president. Even though Elizabeth Warren would make a wonderful supreme court justice, I would much prefer her serving as president after Hillary Clinton's two terms are up. Save SCOTUS for someone else.
If she does so, I'm not too worried. Trump's campaign is the last gasp of white supremacists, born and flourished when America was 89% or more white. Which we were up until the 1960s. A nonwhite was somebody unusual, the Other. Now America is only 66% white of directly European descent, (6% is white of Hispanic origin, which doesn't count with white supremacists). When a third of your country is nonwhite, then it is not so abnormal to be nonwhite, you deal with them every day. The trend is toward more nonwhite, and less white, in the future. Add to the picture of intermarriage with kids having heritage in both camps so to speak, the nonwhite percentage of college graduates rising and taking their place at the higher rungs of the socioeconomic scale, and it's clear that Trump is the last stand of the old way.
Not to mention that in the last 12 months the country has GAINED 2.5 Million Full Time jobs and 5 Million Full Time jobs in the last two years. So the angst of the noncollege educated whites is being erased the old fashioned way-employment.
"As Democrats discovered in 2010 and 2014, when a party holds all the reins of power in Washington, or even when it just holds the White House, it is in the crosshairs when the midterm arrives. The president’s partisans become disillusioned when they don’t get everything they expected, and their turnout declines; the opposition’s partisans become angry, and they show up to express their frustration. Mid-term electorates reflect a different demographic more generally—whiter, more male, older, in the remaining, if dwindling, Republican wheelhouse. The danger for both parties, and for the country, is that Republicans will fall back early on the strategy that gave them big victories in both 2010 and 2014—obstruct everything, delegitimize the process and the outcomes, ignite populist anger. A Senate recapture would also be very likely—in 2018, there are three times as many Democrats up as Republicans. And there could be enough gains in the House to restore a much more comfortable majority."
There aren't as many of them as people like to believe. Every year their percentage of the population shrinks. Conservatives do better in midterms because they have more ingrained voting habits, but you have to wonder how long that will go on. And the president is not elected during midterms.
Conservatives do better in midterms because they have more ingrained voting habits, but you have to wonder how long that will go on.
And the president is not elected during midterms.
that he is unaware of the damage he's done to his brand (and future income) but perhaps I'm over estimating his ability to perceive it. [/quote ]
Im sure he will "market" his way out of this, unless he does, of course , xplode, in which case there will be a major cleanup on Aisle 7.
Good link, snood. Thanks!
Edit: Let me temper that. I generally like Lizza but here he's being overly assertive in passing off his guesses. He may be right but there's no evidence included that he has any special knowledge of Trump's motivations/plans.
Well, aren't all those New Yorker pieces supposed to be opinion?