As long as both sides think they can win the shutdown battle, there is no will from either side to compromise or open the government. This battle is personal, one side doesn't want to give Trump nothing, the other side, wants it all. Battling like they are over 5 billion or so dollars when this government will spent 4 trillion or around 0.0125% of a single percent. That in my opinion is about as asinine as asinine gets.
But if you're a partisan, a pro or anti Trumper, this I suppose make perfect sense. For the rest of us, it is 100% pure idiocy. Adults would have settled on around 2.5 billion or around that and the government never would have been shut down.
It's antics like this is why both major parties are shrinking, independents growing as folks desert both parties. Independents have risen from 30% of the electorate in 2006 to 43% today. The disdain for both parties are growing and growing some more. Keep up the partisan antics.[/QUOTE]
Dems know this-more reason to import an underclass voting block.
How do you define the underclass? The poor, those making under 50,000 or what I seen a whole lot on this site, the uneducated, those with a high school education or less? If you're talking about those making less than 50,000, the Democrats have won this group every year since 1992. That was the first year this stat was kept.
If you're talking about what has been called the uneducated, a High School or less education, Reagan won them twice and G.H.W. Bush once. Bill Clinton won them twice as did G.W. Bush. Obama won them twice and Trump won them once. Education is a mixed bag. I would say the candidate with the most charisma won this group.
FYI, on the other side of the coin, college grads went for Reagan twice, G.H.W. Bush, twice, Dole once, G.W. Bush twice, Obama, once, Romney and finally Hillary Clinton. The reason I decided to add college grads, the supposed educated class is I seen posters blaming Trump's victory on the uneducated or HS or less voting block. The educated vote Democratic. Not so. If only college grads decided whom would be president we would have had Reagan twice, G.H.W. Bush twice, he won college grads over Bill Clinton as did Dole who would have become president in 1996. G.W. Bush won them twice over Gore and Kerry, although Obama won them over McCain, but Romney would have become president in 2012 if college grads decided the presidential outcome. Of course Hillary in 2016. A mixed bag there.