Republicans are idiots, Part 2: Free trade trumps domestic jobs

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    Republicans are idiots, Part 2: Free trade trumps domestic jobs.

    As much as #45 constantly talk about protecting the domestic workers, the reality is (by actions of the Republican party) is to bolster foreign trade and products. USMCA is practically the same as NAFTA with basically lip-service for workers. Or hows about trying to help ZTE out of legal trouble?

    The skullduggery by mainstream Republican party members goes very deep, as the 2017 Tax bill is a huge boon for foreign mega corporations, with just pocket change for most workers, if that.

    Despite obvious subterfuge by #45 and Republican party, the common Republican voter continues to be oblivious (willfully ignorant? unbelieving? blind?) and keeps supporting an obviously contradictory party.

    Perhaps they are so numb and lost they run back into the fire and vote Republican?


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    I am NOT defending Democrats, they done really idiotic things too.
     
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    Insulting half of the population (and probably half of PRSI) I don't think will bring much fortune to the other half.
     
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    "Tough Love"

    Republican understand that. If not, they need to rethink their position.
     
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    My pushback:

    Democrats believe just as blindly the religion of the market. The TPP, which has now been admitted to be an economic weapon against China, would have put in place a panel of corporate lawyers who literally had the power to force economic penalties on countries who dare intrude on corporate profits so severe that the laws would eventually be overturned.

    Both parties are hellbent on establishing corporate rule over the entire planet. Just look at the policies instead of the ******** rhetoric used to justify them.
     
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    Yet, if not directly (and sometimes it is) it happens here on a regular basis. Just do search for "Liberals" in this forum and see how often they're not just degraded, but lumped together.
     
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    Of course.
    Not defending the other side.
     
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    As long as that's stated explicitly I'm fine with it.
     
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    "Republicans" are "experts" at demeaning the libs.
    I am saying look in mirror.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 20, 2018 ---
    Noted, will update OP
     
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    Both sides are indeed far removed from reality and only serve their corporate masters.
     
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    I still love you guys :)
     
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    Fair enough, but I don't think Republicans are even close to half the population. Not even half of registered voters. Closer to a third of registered voters IIRC.
     
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    A Liberal's love is "free"

    [​IMG]
     
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    Honestly I have no idea. I wonder if there's a reliable source for this statistical measure, but I bet most of it is just some poll sampling.
     
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    I think it's around 60 million registered Republicans, 80 million Democrats and 50 million independents last I read. But we're up over 200 million registered voters now. With new voters skewing even more Democrat.
     
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    yeah but you would have to see the actual support, plus who actually goes out to vote. I am a R for example and I am not registered anything. Interesting info nonetheless, thanks for sharing.
     
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    That would make you a conservative registered as an Independent, not a Republican (capital R). :)
     
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    You forgot, "if not more" to your last sentence. ;)
     
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    If I have to be completely honest, I have no idea what I am. Human, maybe.
     

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