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Across the U.S., a return to democratic order. Will it last?

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By STEVE PEOPLES

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A leading progressive, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, who has raised concerns about far-right threats to democracy since before his own 2020 presidential bid, suggested that the GOP has begun to act more rationally.

A voice of prescience, reason, rationality and compassion, Bernie Sanders is a National Treasure as a voice for the people like Steinbeck or Woody Guthrie.

If there were a hundred of him in Congress....

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“midterm voters were concerned about Biden’s leadership but that they had a more urgent message: “Fix policy later, fix crazy now”

I hope kari lake got the message. She tweeted “Arizonans know BS when they see it”

They sure do, 3rd time in a row now.

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not worth to read all at all.just some mix of euphenisms.

US elections are just a comedy for masses and never brought any positive change for them.and never will.

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There was no violence.

The rioters from the Summer of 2020 stayed home thankfully.

Many candidates who denied the legitimacy of previous elections lost and quietly conceded. 

Stacey Abrams rightfully refrained from making a fool of herself again.

The extremism that has consumed political discourse for much of the last two years has been replaced by something resembling traditional democratic order.

In other words, the Democrats finally quieted down with their conspiracy theories, and the inevitable rejection of their candidates.

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Across the U.S., a return to democratic order. Will it last?

Not if the GOP has anything to do with it.

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The predicted Big Red Wave turned into a bottle of ketchup. The Republicans couldn't take the Senate but take the House with a handful of seats. More like any other Midterms.

Days of Trump are still to come. He doesn't care much about democracy.

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wallaceToday  10:03 am JST

The predicted Big Red Wave turned into a bottle of ketchup. The Republicans couldn't take the Senate but take the House with a handful of seats. More like any other Midterms.

Days of Trump are still to come. He doesn't care much about democracy.

It was a beautiful red wave, which registered American voters were able to participate in.

What a great victory in Florida too, which was awash in a sea of Red.

Voters and property owners in Florida reap the benefits of a Republican-led state.

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Ms Lake however, struck a more combative tone on social media, tweeting that "Arizonans know BS when they see it".

Yes, yes apparently they do!

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The GOP is a divided party.

Trump is ready to make his ketchup speech.

My Florida condo is just 20 miles from Trump's club.

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Voters and property owners in Florida reap the benefits of a Republican-led state.

The latter are far more important than the former in Republican calculations.

Their whole strategy is benefiting the rentier and going back to the early 19th Century with only property owners having any say in politics.

Thanks for saying the quiet part out loud.

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CA Republican gives GOP 218 House seats.

Great campaigns run by those leaders.

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A voice of prescience, reason, rationality and compassion, Bernie Sanders is a National Treasure as a voice for the people like Steinbeck or Woody Guthrie. 

Yes, but he’s just going to be remembered as what he has always been, a man that promises former Soviet style socialist outdated ideas that just look good on paper, nothing more.

If there were a hundred of him in Congress....

Oh, heck No!

With the House under new leadership maybe, just maybe both sides can come together, especially if the Dems want to get something done.

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former Soviet style socialist outdated ideas that just look good on paper, nothing more.

Medicare for all, guaranteed work for a living wage and environmental protection are "Soviet"?

I suppose you did put 'former' there to distinguish it from the current crony capitalist oligarch in Russia, Putin, whose policies most closely resemble the current Republican candidate for President.

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was a beautiful red wave, which registered American voters were able to participate in.

Oh yea, HUUUUGE....a tsunami....a hurricane....a real disaster.....LOL...

https://www.yahoo.com/?err=404&err_url=https%3a%2f%2fsports.yahoo.com%2ffox-news-marc-thiessen-calls-125536371.html

And did anyone check to see of all those illegal immigrant employees at Trump's properties voted? Bet they did....

What a great victory in Florida too, which was awash in a sea of Red.

Indeed....Ketchup from Mar-A-Lago....

Voters and property owners in Florida reap the benefits of a Republican-led state.

And women reap the benefits of having their reproductive rights trampled all over...and asylum seekers from Venezuela get free transportation north...what a deal!

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Medicare for all, guaranteed work for a living wage and environmental protection are "Soviet"?

Pie in the sky. Would never work. The ACA is already struggling and the federal government has shown time after time, after time that they can’t even govern properly let alone implement a guaranteed wage. What’s the wage, who gets paid what? You think income redistribution is good? Why? I don’t want to share my money! I worked hard for it, if other people want it so bad then the government should create sustainable jobs and create a competitive wage. Are there any raises? How about incentive bonuses? Why is it that China and India being the largest producers of dirty fossil fuels be allowed to grow and expand their nations, but we can’t? How will the US implement EV and replace them with gas run engine? All 288 million?

I suppose you did put 'former' there to distinguish it from the current crony capitalist oligarch in Russia, Putin,

whose policies most closely resemble the current Republican candidate for President.

Yeah, based on a comment like that is the exact reason why people gave the House back to the Senate. People are a lot smarter than we give credit to.

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I've got my popcorn ready for the upcoming Republican civil war. Trump supporters are already threatening DeSantos with death.

Schadenfreude. It's like watching the annoying neighbors next door having a brawl with each other in their front yard, after harassing you for the past five years.

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Ivanka Trumps wants no part in their daddy's campaign.

Her choice she doesn't need to, no harm, no foul, her kids should be the first priority.

She is done with politics. Trump's nomination speech lasted for one hour. Staff prevented visitors from leaving.

No, my cousin was there, anyone could have left if they wanted to.

One new poll showed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), a one-time Trump acolyte and potential 2024 rival, surging past him in multiple states.

Not quite entirely, he is surging past him by many in the Washington establishment, but other than that the RNC knows that he still holds enormous control over the GOP, it will be interesting to see the challengers (if any) come out to run against him.

Trump insiders had reportedly urged him to delay his announcement.

Now, this is very true, I think he should have waited until after the GA runoff, but Trump decided something else.

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Bass4, McCarthy better have a majority in his caucus,on Jan 3 or Pelosi will be the Speaker Google What if their is a tie for House Speaker

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The United States of America has been in an undeclared state of emergency ever since Narcissus J. Trumpnocchio, also known as the former Insurrectionist-in-Chief, announced his intention of running for President of The United States (POTUSj in 2015.

Mr. Trump has been the main threat to democracy and the rule of law ever since.

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Ivanka Trumps wants no part in their daddy's campaign.

Her choice she doesn't need to, no harm, no foul, her kids should be the first priority.

Or in other words, she isn't going back to Crazytown....

She is done with politics. Trump's nomination speech lasted for one hour. Staff prevented visitors from leaving.

No, my cousin was there, anyone could have left if they wanted to.

Herschel Walker was there and said anyone leaving would have to go through him....LOL...

One new poll showed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), a one-time Trump acolyte and potential 2024 rival, surging past him in multiple states.

Not quite entirely, he is surging past him by many in the Washington establishment, but other than that the RNC knows that he still holds enormous control over the GOP, it will be interesting to see the challengers (if any) come out to run against him.

Sure, maybe "fat, whiny, phony" Ron DeSanctimonious will announce....which one would you support?

Trump insiders had reportedly urged him to delay his announcement.

Now, this is very true, I think he should have waited until after the GA runoff, but Trump decided something else.

He decided to throw Walker under the bus....ROFL...

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The USA has never been a democracy, it was designed to be and will be a plutocracy, ruled by the white wealthy 1%. This is the same for most government around the world. For those in power the general population is there to do their bidding and fight their wars, We the serfs or plebs or whatever, are just faceless statistics, and it will never changed because of the ingrained corruption of any government, in whatever country.

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