"I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk." H.L. Mencken
That's been the case for 5 years.
Simpler than that. Since 1980, when the economy has been perceived as doing well, Republicans have won the Presidency four out of five times, only losing in 1996. (And Clinton did not win with Reagan '84 numbers like he should have.)Since 1980, Dems have won the Presidency three out of four times when the economy has been perceived as doing badly, only losing in 1980. Hell, they even won in 2012.It's good for Dems when the economy sucks, because poor people and unemployed people vote Democratic because the poor and unemployed know that Republicans hate their guts.If the poor and unemployed catch on that Dems want them to stay poor and unemployed interesting things may start to happen.
That's why the Lefties want to keep them stupid.
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