The Republicans really have got themselves into a bind: They’ve wooed and won the MAGA tribe, which has taken over the party to the extent that whackos are now choosing the candidates in the primaries. But whacko candidates don’t run well in the real elections… not even with gerrymandering and other dirty tricks to prevent non-MAGA voters from being counted.
Lest you think that’s JUST a problem for Republicans, you should be aware that a LOT of “very liberal” voters are unhappy with “middle of the road” Democrat candidates, where “middle of the road” is half way to where the EXTREME right wingers live, and thus is far to the right of normal liberals. The difference seems to be that, so far, Democratic primaries seem to be won by people who the voters think can win in the real race, even if they don’t like ’em as well as they like real liberals.
May 31, 2016
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