At this point, honestly, does it really matter? The Republicans, rather than keeping the promise they made (smaller government) signed up, signed on and propgated the largest increase in government size and spending in this country's history.
The only move they have left is to go "ultra religious" over the next two years and try to win back the religious zealots they lost. This won't work, it can't work, but in despiration they will try it. And they are doomed.
With that said and done, they will have destroyed any chance they had of getting a Republican elected in the next election.
Hillary Clinton will be our next president. I think this is one of the worst things that will ever happen to this country, but I'm also fairly convinced it's a done deal.
And with that being the case, you can kiss all of your hard earned rights goodbye.
I doubt there's any way to fix it at this point.
Currently, you are starting to hear arguments as to why non-citizens should be allowed to vote. It's currently happening in several places at the local school board level. The argument being used is "They pay taxes, their children go to our schools, they need to have a say in how they are run."
The same arguement will be used to support the position that they should be allowed to vote in local elections, maybe at the mayoral or gubernatorial level. This will continue until it happens at the Federal level, increasing the Democratic rolls. Watch it happen.
Once Hillary hits office, she'll offer amensty to the 20,000,000 illegal aliens that are already here, while doing nothing to stem the tide flowing in. This is also a done deal. The Democratic ranks go up by 20 million voters instantly. This "closely divided" nation is no longer that closely divided. Since the general gist of the public sentiment seems to be that you all want mob rule, and you whine and complain about the "popular vote", it's a surety that the Democrats will be here to stay.
By the time Hillary leaves office (at the end of her second term) the 20 million more illegal aliens that came in during her reign will be getting amensty. And once again the Democraitc voter base increases even further.
Our Constiutional Republic is DEAD folks. It's over. The fall of the greatest nation history has ever known has already happend. Focus your efforts on trying to figure out how to live with the aftermath of that fall, because, IMHO, it has already happened. The US is, for all intents and purposes a socialist state moving forward. It may exist under mob rule for a short time, but we're pretty much done.
And there's nobody to blame but the voters. You got what you asked for people, I hope you like it.
I said it a long time ago!! The slide to pure democracy would be the end of our country and all of my friends looked at me like I was an idiot. In the next decade I think our country will take on a very different landscape...
No fucking way. If she even runs I'll register to vote just to vote for the devil
if he's her only opponent. She has made way too many enemies to get there.
And every single person I have ever met feels roughly the same way.
It's her fault Clinton had the Monica Lewinski problems, she should have known
better and blew her husband.
I've got a question that kinda perplexes me. I blame my ignorance/lack of interest in politics. The Republican party seems to be the ones who typically want a small government. They don't want the government involved in economics (Business, Trade, ect.). They don't want taxation (to help pay for things that seem otherwise wouldn't get taken care of, if left to their own devices).
However, they have no issues with government involved in people's personal lives. Who they can and can't marry. Whether a mother (and her doctors) has the right to make a choice that may be in the best interest of her health. That a certain religion's values should be adopted by the masses.
These of ALL things just seem to me to be the last things that are any of a government's business to decide, especially one that seems to not want it envolved with so many other (seemingly, at least to me, more important) issues. I guess I could be wrong...I'm not trying to ignite a flame war. In the grand scheme of things, I guess it really doesn't matter. Just a thought that I had recently.