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Nothing to do with merit or accomplishment. Nooo..... that's not what's important...

You kids are so predictable.

Let's review, shall we?

On the basis of his "success" as a "businessman," you bought in to a third-rate faux-celebrity who inherited his fortune, invested it badly, filched off his father for decades, went bankrupt multiple times, has been sued dozens of times, and has a documented history of dishonesty and unreliability going back decades.

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That's to say nothing of the fact that he has overwhelmingly appointed white males to important cabinet and judicial positions.

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What was the moment in your life where you decided you could never, in a million years, vote for a Democrat? I have a similar rule for Republicans. For me, it was George W Bush's administration. And you know, I have voted for Republicans since then. Only to prevent an even nuttier Republican from winning. Because all I've seen in the last two decades is a Republican party intentionally reducing the value of truth. Politics has always been a dirty industry, and Democrats are not special. But Republicans truly are special. The bait and switch tactics. The fearmongering. The distortion of reality. The mission to reduce the value of facts in order to create a loophole for liars and an acceptance on the national scale of alternative facts. So I have to admit, I am curious at what point you decided Republicans are the better choice almost without question. I can lay out my cards and confidently vote D for many years to come. I have yet to meet a Republican who can do the same.



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See, now this is actually something. You certainly didn't say what you claim previously. But now you're providing some details, and a way for someone to actually argue. I would argue that, while real tax revenue was highest in the late 90s as a percent of GDP and this suggests that lower taxes generates more revenue, the middle class was much stronger in the 50s than in the 2000s. The dot com bubble of the late 90s has vanished, and with it manufacturing and many higher income jobs. We are seeing a shrinking middle class, with the lower class growing much faster than the upper class. Therefore basing our tax code on the trends that occurred when the middle class was stronger is missing a large part of the problem. Incomes for most Americans are stagnant, while incomes for upper class Americans are growing. It's not as simple as is would seem. The happy medium just isn't going to generate that revenue needed to care for the growing lower class.



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As a Republican I couldn't bring myself to support Trump in any way shape or form, after the mess he has created I would literally vote for "anyone" before voting for him. I am not a fan of Kamala being a Democrat or her coming from California or belonging to one of the Abrahamic faiths. She is definitely smart and I doubt there are many people around more qualified for the position than her. We are going to need someone who can put the inner workings of our government back together after Trump, with her history I could see her being capable of doing just that.

I am hoping that there will be a great independent candidate popping up that has a good chance of winning, but after the likes of who ran in the last election I don't have very high hopes on that front. Trump dying from the stress of the office would be a Godsend especially if it happened in the next few months and we could get a decent Republican nominee, though I cannot imagine we could get that lucky.

One thing is for sure, Harris is head and shoulders above Warren, though being a minority female might hurt her running against Trump. If it were between Trump, Warren and Harris for president, I would have to bite the bullet and do something I could have never imagined me doing in a million years, I would have to vote for a Democrat.



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I am with you on GW's presidency, that was another one that I could not vote for, he was the "king" of all morons, or so I thought until Trump anyways. The Democrat need to control by giving them free goods spooks the hell out of me. When I wanted to tame a wild animal as a kid what did I do, I gave them free food. I am not against welfare and whatnot, but to me that is a spooky road when you keep putting more and people on welfare and allowing businesses to subsidize their wages with welfare benefits. The Republican view of pull yourself up by the boot straps and figure out to survive seems a much healthier and less scary view point to me. I was raised by people who grew up in the great depression and the one they all taught was being self sufficient.

It also doesn't help that my adoptive parents were Democrat teachers. I could write a small book on that train wreck but they proved to me rather well in the 7 years I was stuck with them that my rural Republican upbringing was far better than than what they were teaching.



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