jaredsxtn Wrote:Please ask Schmidt
Dutch Wrote: Jared, I guess you refuse to see the "future" of this country; may be not an "oligarchy" but surely no longer an Democracy, more or less an "banana republic" . If we elect "liars in chief" who only wants to destroy everything Obama did then that is going to be the result, if you like it or not.
I'm no prophet, so I would never claim that I'm able to see the future.
Connie claimed that Senator Elizabeth Warren validated her belief that the United States is a "corrupt, lawless Oligarchy" that is the most "corrupt [oligarchy] in human history." I called bullshit.
Calling America a banana republic would make the management of the former United Fruit Company fall out of their chairs laughing. Do you understand the genesis of the term banana republic?
And if we didn't want a liar in chief as our President then maybe voters in a handful of swing states shouldn't have stayed home or voted for someone who had zero chance of winning.
Dutch Wrote: Hopefully the "checks" and "balances" stay intact, but with Trump he will do everything to undo such.
I don't disagree that he will try, but this is what happens when people elect a wholly unqualified narcissistic sociopath to lead our country. Maybe some "Bernie or Bust" assholes should have thought about that before staying home last November.
Dutch Wrote: Certainly I don't see an "strong" DNC arising from the ashes, neither I see Trumps "base" dwindling, so it will be an uphill battle to correct things back to "normal".
The DNC isn't as weak as you're insisting it is. The Democrats problem is that too many of us live in the same states and we aren't spread out. Until our Constitution is changed, I can totally foresee election after election going for the popular vote loser. Is that the Democrats fault or the fault of our forefathers?
Again - "Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line." Trump's base won't erode because Republican voters firmly believe that any Republican is a million times better than even the best of Democrats. On the other hand, many Democrats are so firm in their beliefs that they will constantly vote against a Democrat because they aren't ideologically pure enough.
If Democrats want to take over again then some on the fringe need to accept that they aren't going to get every single damn thing they want.
Dutch Wrote: May be I'm negative, but this country is no longer "number one" but may end up in Trumps "swamp", like they said on the news an comparison with the Titanic is appropiate if the crew consists of hard headed GOP members.
I'm not as competitive as I was when I swam in college, but I'd venture to say that we're still "number one," whatever that means. We are the first melting pot country in the history of the world. That has to say something about us, right?!?
What it took to get there (slaughtering the Native Americans, slavery, etc.) is shameful and should never be overlooked, but I also feel that I can walk and chew gum at the same time. I can be for reparations for Native Americans and decedents of slaves while also loving my country and believing that we are (and still can be) a great country.