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b_b  ·  973 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race

I think the takeaway from this is that Democrats' best chance of success is to run against Trump and against Republicnism, and not against any specific candidate. Trump's approval rating isn't likely to rise any time soon, and if they enact tax cuts for rich people and no one else, it will accelerate our collective hatred of him/them.

Marco Rubio tweeted a critical jab at the tax 'plan' yesterday. It read something like: 20.94% corporate rate to give families a tax cut was too expensive, but 21% rate to give married couples making over $1 million a cut isn't? That's the kind of amoral bullshit that every republican must be held to account over (including Little Marco, who will inevitably vote for the bill). Also, Manafort's trial starts in May, and Mueller is pulling apart the Trump Trainwreck, so there's a lot of messed up shit that's going to in the next 10-11 months. Unpredictability will continue to be 2018's theme.

kleinbl00  ·  973 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A lot of Americans spent 2017 bailing on the Republican Party

Apparently the Democrats had a similar problem with Barack Obama (because he's black). But then, historically more people identify as Democrat than Republican anyway... they just don't vote.

Here's where I spend my money

b_b  ·  973 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's a good cause. I spend my money here. I've never donated to any candidate before, but she's an old friend of mine who's trying to turn a solidly red district around. The current rep, Dave Trott, reportedly worth over $177,000,000, has already decided against running in this climate. A few GOP slugs who hang around Michigan politics have entered the race, but they're obviously scared. Even though we're friends, I wouldn't be giving her any money if I didn't think she had a chance to win.

b_b  ·  973 days ago  ·  link  ·