And if the GOP would follow Ronald Reagan and Bush 1 and Bush 2 efforts to find a reasonable compromise on immigration, the GOP would never lose a national election.
Both parties cater to fringe groups and ignore most of the people in the country.
And both waste too much time telling us what to fear, and not working to eliminate the cause of the fear.
I generally agree. With that said, what people fail to realize, including the vast majority of our "elites", is that win or lose, Donald Trump is going to win the 2nd most votes in US history today. He's going to win even more votes than Barack Obama did en route to his landslide win in 2008 over John McCain.
A curious person might ask why or how the hell that happened. Our self styled elites don't even bother. They're too busy defunding the police or outsourcing jobs in other
people's neighborhoods - neighborhoods they will never actually visit or even care to learn about.
This is what I’ll never understand in a million years - Donald Trump is the very definition of the American “elite”. He lives, breathes, personifies and practices the very same despicable qualities that all of his voters profess to be voting against. Every single act, word, tweet, action, draft dodge, tax dodge, pussy grab, whore payoff, lawyer up, dog whistle, golf game, gold tower address...every fiber of his existence literally screams out “I don’t give a shit about anyone in this planet except ME”. But for a few thousand dollars in tax savings 50m Americans said the same damn thing about themselves. Even if Joe Biden wins this election Trump has successfully exposed the truth about this country, we are a nation exactly half full of people that turned a blind eye to the most morally repugnant human being to ever hold public office in this country. Not only that, they cherished it. That is a searing condemnation of the United States. This is the saddest moment of my life as an American that was once proud of his country.
I agree with you strongly. How this man, this carbuncle on the backside of America, was ever allowed to become leader of one of America's leading parties is something which I think historians will pore over and discuss for years to come. He's exposed parts of America which show up the worst in this country - the "very fine people" in Charlottesville, the Proud Boys, basically white supremacists. He has absolutely no redeeming values; his run for the presidency should have been stopped at the mocking of the disabled journalist or of course, the "pussy grab" radio interview. Yet he came and he triumphed and even after the children in cages and so many other things, he has still been able to come so close and - let's be clear, America is not out of danger: he could STILL WIN. That says something very bad about America.
As of now, I'm a bit nervous about Arizona, a lot more hopeful about GA, but if he keeps AZ and NV (even that's too narrow for comfort), Joe should be ok. You can see the difference in class between the two men; JB's comments have been very measured, designed to soothe and unite, addressing all Americans and trying to bring people together. Trump's comments are effectively a moan - how dare they do this to me; this is unfair, etc etc.