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Where are the parties currently? (1 Viewer)

sho nuff

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I think the Republican Party is currently easier to define.  It’s the party of Trump.  It doesn’t matter any longer that some didn’t want him or whatever...the party nationally has rallied around him completely.  There are still some small factions inside...but for the most part the party is behind Trump.

Democrats now are at an interesting time.  From another thread a poster talked about the timing of a third party from the Sanders side of the more democratic socialist ideology.  This seems to be growing with that progressives are flocking to nationwide.  The young part of the party (which is kind of funny with Bernie being the sort of defecto head).  And then the more moderates that will still be called far left by some. 

I think most times you might see that splinter happen...for example, of we currently had President Rubio or Kasich from the GOP or even had Hillary won and the progressives not happy with her...I think you’d see a possible push for that.  But in the current environment, I don’t think the democrats can afford to do that.

Just curious how others see it now and where we may be in 5-10 years.

 

IvanKaramazov

Footballguy
I agree with you on the GOP right now, but it's going to fascinating to see what they do in 2024.  Double down on white nationalism?  Pretend the whole Trump thing just didn't happen?  Or some kind of intra-party fight?

 

sho nuff

Footballguy
I agree with you on the GOP right now, but it's going to fascinating to see what they do in 2024.  Double down on white nationalism?  Pretend the whole Trump thing just didn't happen?  Or some kind of intra-party fight?
With Trump sort of overpowering the national landscape...who are the up and comers in the party?

 

Steve Tasker

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I agree with you on the GOP right now, but it's going to fascinating to see what they do in 2024.  Double down on white nationalism?  Pretend the whole Trump thing just didn't happen?  Or some kind of intra-party fight?
I'm not sure I want to say "double-down on white nationalism",  but the style of "Trumpian conservatism" will rule the party until it is proven to be entirely unsuccessful.  If Trump wins in 2020 and the GOP maintains a pretty strong position through 2020 and 2022, the GOP candidate in 2024 will be very Trump-esque.  I don't know who it will be, but it'll be someone with similar populist and racist-dogwhistle tactics for sure.  If Trump loses in 2020 - or even if he wins but the GOP gets beaten badly nationwide in 2020 and 2022 - I don't really know what happens.

 
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