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    Are Republicans the Dog that Caught the Car?

    With the new SCOTUS pick well on his way to confirmation and liberals needing to be peeled off the ceiling, I wonder if a solid-5 majority on the Court will be--electorally--the worst thing that ever happened to Republicans.

    Once a new SCOTUS does away with Roe and everybody who claims a religious exemption can discriminate in any way they like and guns are confirmed as a sacred right--once the goals of white social conservatives are satisfied....

    ....why should they vote Republican anymore?

    The GOP gets it's money from corporations and the wealthy, but its foot soldiers are white churchgoers. If they're no longer motivated, how can the GOP win?

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    Well.....they may need to get another vote or two on the SCOTUS before they can get alla that Darwan ape-man monkee bizness noncents outta our skools and get some real Bible science back in the classrooms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    With the new SCOTUS pick well on his way to confirmation and liberals needing to be peeled off the ceiling, I wonder if a solid-5 majority on the Court will be--electorally--the worst thing that ever happened to Republicans.

    Once a new SCOTUS does away with Roe and everybody who claims a religious exemption can discriminate in any way they like and guns are confirmed as a sacred right--once the goals of white social conservatives are satisfied....

    ....why should they vote Republican anymore?

    The GOP gets it's money from corporations and the wealthy, but its foot soldiers are white churchgoers. If they're no longer motivated, how can the GOP win?
    I do not see any way that electoral scenario comes to pass. They certainly are not going to start voting Democratic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    With the new SCOTUS pick well on his way to confirmation and liberals needing to be peeled off the ceiling, I wonder if a solid-5 majority on the Court will be--electorally--the worst thing that ever happened to Republicans.

    Once a new SCOTUS does away with Roe and everybody who claims a religious exemption can discriminate in any way they like and guns are confirmed as a sacred right--once the goals of white social conservatives are satisfied....

    ....why should they vote Republican anymore?

    The GOP gets it's money from corporations and the wealthy, but its foot soldiers are white churchgoers. If they're no longer motivated, how can the GOP win?
    Americans have been on cruise control believing that the Court was the fix it for progressives. Republicans have moved into that slot.

    Republicans are hoping that the Court now do what they have failed to do in legislation.

    I say progressives need to remember the Court is not the end-all to American jurisprudence. The US has not passed civil rights amendment since the 1960's.

    Progressives need to start working on the 38 State solution. If Americans believe in reproductive rights, to gender equality, to orientation protections, to voter protections, and for Election and Presidential restrictions...Progressives need to work on making those issues part of the US Constitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    I do not see any way that electoral scenario comes to pass. They certainly are not going to start voting Democratic.
    Something upon which we agree.

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    They can win by liberals staying home or voting third party or voting for republicans. Every election has consequences bigger than a voter wanting something. It is the umbrella not the lone issue. My way of saying even a default president can luck out gaining a minority of votes if a few state's voters do not understand the importance of their vote.

    Republicans had nothing to do with Trump getting elected. We'll see if liberals have learned something about their voting mentality and consequences in 2020.
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    People will vote GOP for the same reason they will vote Democrat. Its a two party system. Not enough voters will go third party to effectively impact the two party corporate structure. It generally depends which party is more depised at the moment.

    Jmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets View Post
    People will vote GOP for the same reason they will vote Democrat. It’s a two party system. Not enough voters will go third party to effectively impact the two party corporate structure. It generally depends which party is more depised at the moment.

    Jmo
    But even if a third party candidate is elected then they have to caucus with one or the other party to get anything done. The mere existence of other parties doesn't change the system. It's the system that forces two party dominance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets View Post
    People will vote GOP for the same reason they will vote Democrat. It’s a two party system. Not enough voters will go third party to effectively impact the two party corporate structure. It generally depends which party is more depised at the moment.

    Jmo
    Question, Jets! Which party do you think is the most despised right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    But even if a third party candidate is elected then they have to caucus with one or the other party to get anything done. The mere existence of other parties doesn't change the system. It's the system that forces two party dominance.
    Point taken. I had to reread the post.

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