I don't see Harris as that bad.

If Trump runs in 2024, so will Biden. I also think we underestimate the power of incumbency. Americans don't tend to kick out Presidents with one term. Trump was the first time since George H.W. Bush, nearly 30 years.

There are few Democrats I see as a star successor.

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Agreed that it's going to get worse.

The GOP strategy is clear - get enough Latino voters to throw in with them to keep white supremacy going. They will target groups that have SOCIALIST nightmares (Cuban and Venezuelan work best for that) and are fine with that right-wing strong man.

You just have to look at how DeSantis crushed to reelection for the future blue print.

Now I'm not sure that it will work. It will work in Florida because, well, Florida is fucked up. But I'm less certain it will work in keeping Texas red. So far it's failed terribly in New Mexico with a bit more success in Arizona and Nevada.

But that's the plan. To tell a couple of non-white people that they are welcome to goosestep to support Dear Leader and crushing (insert the OTHER).

I dearly hope that they fail.

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Thanks for shining a light on this part of U.S. history.

I heard "I can't believe this is happening" far too much from Charlottesville to children in cages and more.

Why can't you believe it? This sort of thing has been tied up in the country since its founding. It will likely take another big fight to lay it back on the mat. Let's not let it up this time.

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A Recession is not defined by raising interest rates.

We raised rates in Bill Clinton's first term ahead of one of the longest economic expansions in U.S. history. Indeed, when in recession you might see rate cuts to help stimulate economic activity.

A recession is an economic downturn in economic activity. It's commonly tied to two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

You can get more complicated, but let's look at recent GDP.In Q3 and Q4 for 2022 our GDP growth was around 3%, which is good. We also just logged over 500,000 new jobs in January.

We are not in a recession and there is currently little evidence that we are headed for one, no matter how much some economists and talking heads like to concern troll and prattle.

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Chase Felix

A fan of history, politics, art & more. Worked and survived Washington, D.C. Dedicated to reversing the decline of the United States republic.