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Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely

David2834 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 8:38 AM
Wow, this is a troll parade! Democrats have great appeal to people who want, open borders, gun control, abortion, gay marriage, pot, unlimited unemployment benefits, continued trillion dollar deficits, unions, stifling government regulation, and weak military. I have certainly left some out but that is a great start. The moral decline that this short list represents is stunning and is in large part why this country will be unrecognizable in a few years, we shall be broke and hungry. Thank you for the hard work President Obama.
These days, our political parties are defined by their presidents. Their policies and their programs tend to become their respective parties' orthodoxies.

And the perceived success or failure of those policies and programs tends to determine how the parties' candidates, even those who don't support many of them, do at the polls.

This has been especially true in the past two decades, in which fewer Americans have been splitting their tickets or changing their minds from election to election than was the case from the 1950s to the 1980s.

For years, white Southerners voted Republican or for a third-party candidate in presidential elections and...