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Thread #159213   Message #3777961
Posted By: DMcG
11-Mar-16 - 03:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Trump
Subject: RE: BS: Trump
Hoosier Mama: "46,000 Pa. Democrats Become Republicans Due To Trump"

This is one of those things I have never got my head around about American politics. While it is obvious in this headline, I remember hearing it when Obama was running for the first time: Democrats willing to change to support republicans based on one personality, and presumably vice versa if it arose.

Republicans and Democrats always talk about the gulf between them, whether it is taxation, health provisions or whatever. Yet they appear quite comfortable ignoring all that because they like or dislike one person whose actual power is very limited because of the whole set-up.

I just don't get it.