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    Re: One party rule

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Believe whatever you want to believe.It will have no effect on reality.
    Now that's a cogent answer. Not. Haven't you seen that every time one party is counted down and out it comes back because the dominant party screws it up? The Democrats will make a come back. Then they will inflict excesses on the society, and the Republicans will make a come back. The cycle will repeat just like it's always done. Here in Kansas the excesses of the Brownback administration led to the election of many "moderate" Republicans (Democrats really) who have returned tax rates to all time highs. We'll see how that goes over time.

    There are states and cities that have always been either liberal or conservative. They will remain that way, and opposition will come from within the party like it did in Kansas, and will do in Illinois. But the general nature of those places will continue, either liberal or conservative, though they will go through their own swings. On the national level control will always have more radical swings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    Changing the political scene is a matter of not waiting for someone else to fix it -- but rather taking the initiative yourself. Start a group now, discuss the changes you'd like to see. Nominate someone in the next election who will represent those goals and then do your best to sell that person to the community. Listen to everyone and ignore no one. You can do it. Make you next election count.
    Sounds good in theory, but the powers that be are so entrenched that opposition just isn't feasible. For the people connected to power in this city, the unions and business, the city is doing well for them. The average citizen, the ones paying the high utility bills and property taxes, not so much. It has always been a working class town. It is now pretty much a city of renters; mostly section eight. Home ownership has dropped like a rock. I don't think renters make the connection between property taxes and increasing rents. 98% of the school kids are on free and reduced lunch. Unfortunately, it's a downward spiral that I don't see a way out of.

    For several reasons, I'd like to hang on here for about another ten years, sell the house and business, or just walk away from them (homes are getting hard to sell). Most homes are bought by investors on the cheap now and rented out. They seem to prefer renting as section eight because then the rent payment is dependable.

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    Re: One party rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy View Post
    Now that's a cogent answer. Not. Haven't you seen that every time one party is counted down and out it comes back because the dominant party screws it up? The Democrats will make a come back. Then they will inflict excesses on the society, and the Republicans will make a come back. The cycle will repeat just like it's always done. Here in Kansas the excesses of the Brownback administration led to the election of many "moderate" Republicans (Democrats really) who have returned tax rates to all time highs. We'll see how that goes over time.

    There are states and cities that have always been either liberal or conservative. They will remain that way, and opposition will come from within the party like it did in Kansas, and will do in Illinois. But the general nature of those places will continue, either liberal or conservative, though they will go through their own swings.
    On the national level control will always have more radical swings.

    Believe whatever you want to believe.It will have no effect on reality now or in the future.

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    Re: One party rule

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWonka View Post
    Doesn't matter how large the group was, they all made the same evil choice.


    Wishing....no? I'd prefer to open their minds to reality, but given that they're mostly too old, too closed-minded, and too bigotted to learn anything new, I will take solace in the reality that every year there's about a million of them or so that we no longer have to worry about ****ing up our future any longer.



    Oh, you mean the one that every single solitary other responsible nation(and even some otherwise irresponsible ones) has signed up for.

    American Exceptionalism died the day Donald Trump won the Presidency. The second Trump was sworn in, the United States lost any credibility, and ability to buck international consensus, and pretend that we're the smart ones who are doing things are own way.
    One year ago today candidate Trump became president-elect Trump. A great day for the United States of America. One year later, the left is still
    in the resist mode. Screaming and yelling every day. The democratic party is in implosion mode. The old party chairman dishing dirt on Hillary and her campaign.
    "I sadly feel a great many Americans will feel betrayed, that they were lied to, and that sentiment will not be unjustified. You cannot campaign against Obamacare and then vote for Obamacare," Republican Senator Ted Cruz said early Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense 1 View Post
    One year ago today candidate Trump became president-elect Trump. A great day for the United States of America. One year later, the left is still
    in the resist mode. Screaming and yelling every day. The democratic party is in implosion mode. The old party chairman dishing dirt on Hillary and her campaign.
    The Dems just can't get over this loss. They, like Hillary, blame everyone but themselves.

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    Re: One party rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy View Post
    My city is having an election. The incumbent mayor (Democrat) is backed by big business while the challenger is more traditional in this town; backed by the fire, police, and utility (city owned) unions. The incumbent has more campaign cash but the challenger (Democrat) has more manpower.

    My problem is that they are both tied to special interests. The incumbent has brought in some development, but at a cost. We got a new Amazon distribution center, but part of the deal is they pay nothing, nada, zero, for their utilities. This type of deal, along with property tax breaks, TIFF, and other inducements have resulted in our utility rates going up almost 100% in the past few years. Our property tax rates are now 4th highest in the nation.

    The challenger, on the other hand, has promised police and fire great new contracts, even better retirement and lots of new equipment. They already have a "great" deal without any enhancements. (These union members are required to live within city limits, so they carry some serious clout).

    My city has been run by Democrats for generations. There is no opposition. Only infighting within the Democratic machine.

    Most judgeships and other city offices, like Treasurer, have no opposition on the ballot. No one runs against the people in power.

    My state (Kansas) is run by Republicans. It has problems of it's own due to one party rule.

    At least at the national level power changes hands once in a while.

    Sorry about the rant, but I'm sick of one party rule. It's why many cities and some states are in such sorry shape.
    There is too much one party in the big cities. What you see here is that conservatives don't think it's worth challenging the election.


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    Re: One party rule

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Come back and tell us how wrong you were about Trump.



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    Re: One party rule

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWonka View Post
    Doesn't matter how large the group was, they all made the same evil choice.


    Wishing....no? I'd prefer to open their minds to reality, but given that they're mostly too old, too closed-minded, and too bigotted to learn anything new, I will take solace in the reality that every year there's about a million of them or so that we no longer have to worry about ****ing up our future any longer.



    Oh, you mean the one that every single solitary other responsible nation(and even some otherwise irresponsible ones) has signed up for.

    American Exceptionalism died the day Donald Trump won the Presidency. The second Trump was sworn in, the United States lost any credibility, and ability to buck international consensus, and pretend that we're the smart ones who are doing things are own way.



    American exceptionalism means every civilizes nation on earth has universal health care for their citizens except the US

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