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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:39 AM

How the G.O.P. Can Still Wreck America

Even if Trump loses, his party can do immense damage.

By Paul Krugman

After 2016, nobody will or should take anything for granted, but at this point Joe Biden is strongly favored to beat Donald Trump, quite possibly by a landslide. However, Trumpís party may still be in a position to inflict enormous damage on America and the world over the next few years.

For one thing, while Democrats are also favored to take control of the Senate, the odds arenít nearly as high as they are in the presidential race. Why? Because the Senate, which gives the average voter in Wyoming 70 times as much weight as the average voter in California, is a deeply unrepresentative body.

And it looks as if a president who is probably about to become a lame duck ó and who lost the popular vote even in 2016 ó together with a Senate that represents a minority of the American people are about to install a right-wing supermajority on the Supreme Court.

If you want a preview of how badly this can go, look at whatís happening in Wisconsin.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/15/opinion/election-trump-republicans.html

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:46 AM

1. In total agreement.

It's naive to believe that Joe Biden in the WH will be political panacea that this country needs.

Not only has the Republican Party become indefinitely partisan, but it has lost its taste for democracy and compromise. It is truly the party of oligarchy. And it will be devoted to destroying the country to reach its ends. And it is using the Minority-Acting-As-The-Majority advantage to do this.

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:47 AM

2. what happens at state level not applicable on what can be done at Federal level

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:07 AM

3. Democrats need to become creative. GOP has been very creative on how to screw us

A lot of GOP think tanks. State coalitions and other means. Democrats always always find a way to seek out failure even when they win.

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