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Thu Jan 19, 2017, 01:01 PM

 

I think I have a good understanding of why Hillary lost, but what I still don't get [View all]

is how Dems got smoked in so many Senate races and other down ticket races, especially when all Republicans are just so awful in general.

That can't all be due to gerrymandering, or Russian influence.

Was it just an off year with bad candidates?

Did Trump actually excite GOP voters far more than we really understand?

Did Hillary at the top motivate many GOP voters to vote for a GOP congress to block her?

I think part of the reason the Dems have been doing badly is the incredible power of conservative media and brainwashing, that most of us can never understand because we don't expose ourselves to it or are not wired that way.

My biggest disappointment is just seeing people vote for Republicans and forgetting history of how bad these people really are when they have power. It wasn't even that far back when we had the terrible GW Bush. Or just look at Kansas.

I keep feeling like this party-- the GOP-- shouldn't be sustainable, they are so awful, and they keep failing when in power.

Yet they still win.

Obama only won when they were fully exposed as crooks and had crashed the economy massively. Yet they have bounced back and are winning again with horrible, racist, dumb, obnoxious candidates.

How can we overcome this insane power they have?

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