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  •  It's because we've replaced politics with sports (1+ / 0-)
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    in this country.

    People react to the branding, they've made that their identity, and they've forgotten about the business of governing.  If it's got an "R" next to it, they'll support it, just like they cheer for their local sports teams even during years when they suck.  Try it.  Pick a lesser-known Democratic platform and tell somebody, "I heard (name of well-known Republican in your state) is supporting a bill to (insert Democratic platform.)  What do you think about that?"  I bet 9 out of 10 times, if the person is a Republican who thinks the bill came from a representative of the political "team" they're on, they'll say they support it without even thinking about it.  Then you can tell them it was actually a bill from the opposing party.  :P

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