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Scalia definitely would overturn Roe v. Wade any chance he could get. According to the Blackmun papers, in PP v. Casey, there was initially a 5 vote majority to overrule Roe in the chambers, but during the opinion drafting stage, Kennedy flipped his vote. I forget whether Scalia or Rehnquist originally had the majority opinion but both published dissents. But I'm 100% confident that Scalia would happily overrule Roe if he were still alive.
Democrats can probably get away with doing nothing. GOP appears to be stuck 62 million vote ceiling nationally, maybe peak is at 65 million, but with the GOP voters spread out efficiently and with narrower turnout windows. Dems are clustered inefficiently but has a higher turnout ceiling (maybe as high as 75 million, as low as 55 million) coupled with wide range of variability. They should get a full time DNC head. Not a sitting official. Should focus on something...
seriously? tax cuts, 1000%.
So why did the Republican's hate Obama's plan? Because they didn't do it?
Not unusual for campaign team to continue in advisor role - Axelrod was a strategist or something for Obama in the first term.
Nobody really cares about the debt, really. Except probably Bill Clinton, since he was obsessed about it in the 90's.That being said, it often does make sense to borrow a ton of money for federal spending when interest rates are low.
In retrospect, Joe Biden was probably the best choice for the Dems, god help us all.Obviously, I voted for HRC, despite her being my 3rd choice in the 2008 primary season. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are just ridiculous. Voted for HRC in the primary, Bernie is just too much socialism for me. HRC won my state.
This. Although a Bismarck system would be nice. No Canadaland or UK for me.I supported ACA because I felt the concept of universal insurance needed to be established somehow in the public mind before moving to a better universal system. Establish the concept, screw up, then try to fix it, screw it up again, fix it, screw it in incremental approaches is the norm for a lot of US policies. But its hard to get to the incremental cycle without an agreement as to whether you...
It will almost certainly not impact us in the long run. We grew dramatically during the Bush Administration. One of the advantages of being fee funded by business spending is insulation from political winds.One risk is if Trump starts a trade war, but even that is somewhat insulated. But if Trump starts a trade war we're probably all fucked.
We are definitely getting tax cuts. They're are a lot of intriguing divisions between Trump and the Gop congress, but this isnt one of them. Weare probably getting a trillion dollar infrastructure bill to create the appearance of increasing blue collar jobs. (I think they will be temporary) I think we will just maintain the current immigration structure but Trump will talk it up so it sounds like there's more action being done. GOP wants to avoid a prop 187 moment in...
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