I have a strong feeling that the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees would be done away with should the Democrats retake the majority and Republicans refuse to play ball. It's a high risk, but an even higher reward if Democrats can get a few new (younger) Justices on the bench.
I think you're painting a broad brush stroke on a very complicated subject. Yes, many southern Democrats switched to the Republican Party in the 1960's. And yes, many moderate Republicans crossed parties and joined the Democrats. But anyone who loves to study American history knows that those kind of crossovers have happened throughout the past two centuries.
I think it's also important to remember that the Democratic Party used to be the party of the *white* working man. They really didn't care much about anyone else. The "glory days" of the 1930's, 40's, and 50's Democratic Party really only worked for white people while completely ignoring women and minorities. It was also before the technological revolution that is only going to continue moving forward.
Some Democrats just can't bring themselves to admit that fact. Certain manufacturing jobs are not going to come back. That's just a fact. Certain well paying union jobs are not going to come back. That is also a fact.
I also find it very striking how Bernie seems to slam on "undemocratic" way of voting, but is eerily silent on an actual undemocratic way of voting. We definitely need to get rid of the caucuses and while we're at it completely change how the primary system is conducted.
I'm of the belief that we should rotate the states that get to go first every election cycle. We should mix it up and have big and small states vote on the same day so we can get a better understanding of where the country really stands. One thing I really can't wrap my head around is the fact that California has one tenth of the entire American population, but is basically cut out of the nomination process every four years because they go so late in the season. That's something that also needs to change.
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It infuriates me that this wasn't a bigger story. It's important for Americans to realize that Bush purposefully ignored these warnings because it shows he was unwilling or unable to do what it took to prevent 9/11 in the first place.
That is sickening. I honestly can't believe that he is the Republican front runner. Wait...yes I can.
Your first sentence says it all.
Thank you for a well researched and thoughtful piece explaining how easy it is to get sucked into war and how difficult avoiding them can be. I can only hope that the Iran deal negotiated between all the major world powers can help keep us from jumping into yet another war that would be extremely difficult to get out of once we get in. I just hope the adults in the room are able to win the day.
May I ask why you care so much? How does someone you have never met marrying the person they love and want to spend the rest of their lives with affect you in any way whatsoever?
The Lord has no say in who can marry in America. The First (and now 14th) Amendments explicitly state that.
You have every right to have your opinion, but you have no right to prevent other people from marrying the person they love just because you don't agree with it.
"No" is a much easier thing to say than "I would rather see America fail than have a Democratic President be successful."
Democrats who don't vote make me far angrier than a Republican ever could. Republicans will always win when nearly one hundred and fifty million eligible voters sit on their hands. I'm not entirely sure what these people hope to gain from not voting. We can complain all we want, but if we don't exercise our right to vote then we get the government we deserve.