You are both right, Kurtass and LookingGlass, his base would unquestionably still vote for him. It’s actually sort of a USA tradition. Ever hear of “Yellow dog Democrats”? They called themselves that, they were proud of the name. Democrats who would vote for a yellow dog, if it ran on the Democratic ticket. They were around for 80 years or more. Every Senator, Representative, Governor in the states of the old Confederacy (and the great majority in some of the non-seceding southern states like Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland) were Democrats. It didn’t matter what sort of “A lynching a week keeps the ______ meek.” filth those Democrats were, the Yellow Dogs elected them. (for the ______ space in that, insert whatever you regard as the most disgustingly vile and foul of racist names).The white hood sheet wearers? The gigantic majority of them were Democrats….and the progressive, liberal wing of the Democratic party never objected to what their yellow dog fellow Democrats did, so long as the dogs helped them elect Presidents, and voted for some of the things the progressives wanted. I always wonder how the progressive liberals of that era managed to avoid dying from starvation from what must have been constant nausea at what they were doing.Many commentators here say that the Republican party does not deserve to continue to exist. I agree. Where I depart from those commentators is that I believe the record of the Democratic party is at least as much a stench as that of the Republicans. I think both parties need to be stepped like the poisonous insects they are. The Populist party once made a decent run at being a viable alternative…let’s try something like them again.
John Deering and John Newcombe