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Old 10-05-2019, 05:58 PM
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I agree with the basic premise of the thread since, all else being equal, the current batch of politicians are looking at at least a .2% swing blueward each election cycle which they will have to deal with.

I imagine in the near term, voter suppression efforts will ramp up.

In the medium and long term, there may be a shift in the makeup of the party's candidates to reflect the changing values of the electorate. Or the current politicians will try to change the focus of their views to take this into account, but voters will see through this if it is too blatant.

We're already seeing some of the latter playing out (with of course a lot of voter suppression efforts as well.) A President who at least paid lip service to equal rights for homosexuals and marijuana legalization would be unthinkable 20 years ago, but the public views have shifted.

Last edited by Ludovic; 10-05-2019 at 05:58 PM.