After Donald Trump won, Obama mused in the back of a limo, "Were we too soon?" What did you take that to mean?
Demographics. He said to us, "This country's going to change. You know, there's gonna be a Latino Barack Obama and an Asian Barack Obama." But the demographic tipping point hasn't happened. He caught lightning in a bottle in 2008 and kind of cut the line. He was young. Again, the demographics hadn't shifted. So I think what he was wrestling with at the end there was that Trump was able to cobble together enough of a backlash constituency rooted in grievance — a largely white coalition — in a way that frankly would not be demographically possible 10 or 20 years from now.
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:The "demographics as destiny" thing becomes less fun when you begin to see how far white conservatives are willing to go to maintain power. Voter suppression and gerrymandering were just the start. Now they're actively trying to remove Hispanic citizens from the country. The worse things get for them demographically, the more extreme their reaction, and I don't think there's a bottom.
Fred Hornkohl wrote:Go CUBS !!
Regular Show wrote:Derwood wrote:https://twitter.com/passantino/status/1009220051172495361
I would totally punch Corey Lewandowski in the face if I saw him in public. What a douchebag...
Duke Silver wrote:Pure evil.
Regular Show wrote:
Here is a video below of protesters screaming at Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen while she is dining at ... no horsefeathering way ... I'm not joking ... a Mexican restaurant. horsefeathers her and this administration for what they've done.
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