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Why do Americans love voting for gridlock so much?

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User Info: INTERWEBUSER

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4 months ago#1
Every time one party gains majority control in the federal government, the voters will swing to the other party in the next election. It's not supposed to be a seesaw or pendulum, but American voters sure like to see it that way.

51-49 Senate in 2018 and likely Dem House and/or Senate in 2019-2020 means nothing is getting done for the next 3 years. Except for the awful GOP tax plan, which is so awful in part because it's being rushed through...but it's rushed through precisely because they're anxious about losing their majority.
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User Info: AndreLeGeant

AndreLeGeant
4 months ago#2
The country as a whole splits about 52/48 liberal/conservative.
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User Info: The_Undying_84

The_Undying_84
4 months ago#3
Nothing happening is the best we can hope for with a clown like Trump in charge, and I think even a lot of conservatives are starting to realize that.
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User Info: Villain

Villain
4 months ago#4
Girdlock is better than a series of car crashes
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User Info: Bigpoppapump1

Bigpoppapump1
4 months ago#5
unfortunately it's life. People get tired of the old and new people come in and promise change.

User Info: Turtlemayor333

Turtlemayor333
4 months ago#6
If voting was easier, Democrats would never lose.

There is a massive built-in advantage for 65+ year olds with no job who can go vote and be back home in 20 minutes, versus everyone else who has to work, stand in lines for hours because their polling location is way too small, etc.

But the current GOP is so bad that people are just dealing with all that stuff anyway.
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User Info: Annuit_Coeptis

Annuit_Coeptis
4 months ago#7
National politics is close to 50 50 because that's how politics works.

Imagine that because of the issues they supported, party A was consistently at 70 and party B was consistently at 30. To have a chance of winning, B would slowly change to A's stance on some issues, and since people have different opinions on different issues, some people would switch to B because it's a better fit with what they believe, until the split becomes 50 50 again.

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Annuit_Coeptis
4 months ago#8
For example, democrats are the party of gay marriage because people are roughly evenly split on it. If the demographics were 90 10 against gay marriage, both parties would be against it. You can see proof of this just by going back a couple decades.

Of course, due to reflexivity, what people believe depends also on what the party believes, so it's not entirely one way.

User Info: C_Mat

C_Mat
4 months ago#9
Annuit_Coeptis posted...
For example, democrats are the party of gay marriage because people are roughly evenly split on it. If the demographics were 90 10 against gay marriage, both parties would be against it. You can see proof of this just by going back a couple decades.

Of course, due to reflexivity, what people believe depends also on what the party believes, so it's not entirely one way.


Yeah remember how Democrats used to be the party of slavery and were against civil rights?

Remember how Obama was against gay marriage up until the year where 50% of Americans became in favor of it?
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User Info: PurplePanda8

PurplePanda8
4 months ago#10
Most people usually don't put much thought into each individual issue, they just believe whatever their tribe believes. I've seen a lot of people against Net Neutrality because "Obama supports it, that's all I need to know". They'll look at an Infowars video and then their opinion is set.
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