posted by superman
I read today that House Dems are trying to make it so Trump can't run in 2024. That's beyond stupid.
Really stupid. Unless the Rs are all running a really good con game together, Trump's presence is more likely to create a big rift in the party between the MAGAs and the non-MAGAs that the Ds could actually potentially exploit if they could rise above their usual brain-dead approach to strategy.
But if they try this, there are really two options that will boil down to one option. 1. This thing somehow succeeds and the Rs retaliate by playing the "Progressive D agenda is to eliminate anyone who opposes them from even running for office under any trumped up (no pun intended) rationalization they can come up with", unifying behind DeSantis and likely wind up dominating OR 2. This thing fails and the Rs play the "Progressive D agenda is to eliminate anyone who opposes them from even running for office under any trumped up (no pun intended) rationalization they can come up with" and also wind up dominating, regardless of who gets the nomination.
But that's politics today. You have two parties who are determined to cater to their core, while ignoring the really large segment of people who are more moderate/independent and don't base their entire everything on one party. And then wonder just why they never gain traction because they aren't bright enough to realize that when they use their power to cater to their base, they're probably driving away a lot of the moderates who were the reason they got into power (because those moderates got pissed at the other party for catering to their base too much).