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Wed Aug 8, 2018, 01:32 AM

It's amazing Democrats do as well as we do.

When I consider all of the barriers in our way (gerrymandering, voter suppression, the infotainment industry, Russia, and a system that lends itself to overrepresentation of rural America), it speaks volumes that Democrats have as much power as we have (and are likely to have next year).

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 01:34 AM

1. Republicans control the White House, both houses of Congress, and the Supreme Court

 

What power do Democrats have?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 01:41 AM

4. And a majority of governorships. And a majority of state legislatures. However...

...I like our chances of taking the House in November, the White House in 2020 and the Senate in 2020.

But maybe "power" wasn't the right word to use. I really just mean it speaks volumes that we aren't even worse off, given all of the barriers in our way.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 01:35 AM

2. Manufacturing, Manipulative M$$$$$$M.

You're right, Garrett.. we need MOAR!

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 01:36 AM

3. We are the majority yet we have lost so much.

 

You are an optimist. Iím scared shit.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 01:54 AM

5. democrats are caged into urban areas and/or dont show up to vote, like OH 12 today nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 02:06 AM

6. Getting nearly as many votes in a mid-term special election in August...

...as our candidate got in the 2016 general election is actually quite impressive and bodes well for Democrats.

As for the concentration of Democrats in urban areas, that does pose a problem, but I certainly wouldn't use the word "caged." That concentration, however, does make Democrats ripe for being gerrymandered. Our system lends itself to severe overrepresentation of rural America.

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