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Subject:  Impact of Right Wing Echo Chamber Date:  12/17/2018  1:13 PM
Author:  salaryguru Number:  122874 of 129799

Back in the early '00s, I was convinced that W was the worst US President in my lifetime. It took American voters about 6 years to figure that out, but by the time W and Cheney left the Whitehouse, his approval rating was down in the low 20% range (https://www.google.com/search?q=George+W+Bush+approval+ratin...).

I remember thinking at the time that it was amazing that 22% of US voters would still support that incompetent.

But the right wing echo chamber continued to refine their manipulation of stupid voters and that effort gave us Trump. Trump makes W look like a brilliant statesman and scholar by comparison. But Trump's approval rating is not only holding fairly steady around 40%, the right wing echo chamber has convinced the stupid voters not to believe actual news reports of facts.

And that 40% is strategically located in stupid voter states that benefit significantly from over-representation in the government - a demographic fact that is getting worse, not better.

I don't see this demographic issue changing any time soon. I don't see Democrats proposing legislation that would shift the imbalance of political clout to provide more equal representation. I am beginning to think that this nation has reached a point when our Constitution has outlived its value in many areas. But change is not on the horizon.
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