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It’s Still The Economy, Stupid.

One of the things that has left most pundits scrambling for explanations this election year is Donald Trump’s success in the Republican primaries.   In any previous year, he would have been considered at best a fringe candidate, and by now would have been out of the race.   Instead, Republican candidates that in previous years would have been battling it out for the top spot are now out of the race, or at best, holding on.  Trump is saying things that would have been lethal to any candidate in previous years, he has no set policies or plans beyond a catchphrase, yet it hasn’t impacted his run towards the nomination.   On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders has been hammering away at Wall Street, proposing free college and single-payer healthcare, drawing wild enthusiasm from many youth, particularly white youth.  While his campaign speeches touch on long-standing liberal ideals, there still concern as to how he thinks he’s going to implement it, and none of that seems to impact his base support.

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Yes, I’m A Cold-Hearted SOB Sometimes

The past couple of posts here have been detailing the screams of outrage from various business people and politicians in conservative Republican areas regarding the effects of the sequester cuts on their areas.  The sudden cutbacks in various government agencies was causing them serious problems.  Airports they use are having air traffic towers shut down, military bases are cutting back, parks aren’t opening, schools have lost funds, and hospitals are going to lose money.   Yes, you see, it’s actually affecting them!   After looking at these, I have to have a reaction:

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