Wanted to provide this outlet for those anxious to move beyond discussion of Democrat Party politics and the party’s ongoing POTUS nomination process. That contest continues apace and there is surely room for much more comment regarding it. But that is intramural stuff on the other thread.
This thread is about Republican vs. Democrat, Trump vs. Democrat, and the November 2020 general election. If you dislike Republicans, or if you do not care for Democrat policies, please feel free to vent right here.
This thread is also available for comment regarding America’s currently existing cold civil war, which is only one facet of a larger world war revolving around the same issue. I refer to the concept laid out by President Trump yesterday in his UN speech, that of globalism vs. patriotism. I can offer one or two examples beyond these shores:
In the UK three years ago there was a focused election regarding Brexit. Leave won by a significant margin. But the UK remains nevertheless in the EU. They finally got rid of remainer PM May. But Boris has his hands full as the liberal elite remainers are doing everything possible to thwart the will of the people and overcome the outcome of that election. How this all unfolds in the upcoming six weeks will be a harbinger, in my view, of how things could transpire for us next year in the USA.
In Canada, a very liberal PM is up for re-election next month. Trudeau is a controversial figure personally, and also from the standpoint of his policy initiatives, e.g., his carbon tax and the SMC Lavalin scandal. I do not know whether or not Conservative leader Scheer can defeat Trudeau. This I am watching very closely, seeing it as yet another harbinger.
There is also war action in Italy and (I think) in Poland.
Back in the USA, Trump and his followers are clearly uncomfortable with the worldwide push for globalism. We do not like it or want it. We enshrine, instead, The Constitution of the United States of America and view it as controlling and paramount. Democrats generally are more accepting of, more open to, the globalist approach. This fundamental difference of opinion leads to all manner of political conflict.
Finally, notice I specified “Trump’s followers” and NOT Republicans. As we just witnessed in the UK, when Boris lost his parliamentary majority with twenty of his Tory members crossing over to Labor, so here in the USA as well.
I do not know how many. But some Republican elites are prepared and anxious to betray Trump and join with Democrats to defeat his policies. Such squishy, unreliable, Republicans make the political drama just that much more interesting.