[Open thread about Politics]

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How are we going to handle the 2018 midterms?

The midterm elections will prove to be a census of how Republicans approve of Trump and the Congressional Leadership on the conservative side, and how Democrats approve of their Congressional Leaders on their side. We might see things going either way with Republicans doubling down on Donald Trump and Democrats seeing a wave of liberalism that had been absent for years if not decades in the party. Both are expected to turn out in higher than average numbers.


As a Mexican Citizen I won’t be able to vote in these elections, but since the politics of the US both carefully predict Mexican politics for years to come and dictate our relationship with the United States I will be keeping a close eye on them, and I will probably have a strong opinion about them. After all the phrase “If the United States sneezes, the world catches a cold” is quite real.

It will be, beyond party affiliation or nationality, a response to what happened in 2016, which regardless of your political leanings was an astounding upset in American politics.


What I wonder is how Oppositelock moderators want to handle the situation. Going back a couple of years into the archive it becomes obvious that the 2016 elections in a sense fractured the site a little. Admittedly it was very different back then, but the question of whether we should voice our opinions, lay low, or outright ignore it comes to mind. I post this because I have no way to DM a moderator and, while the rules are fairly specific about political posts, this is very much a special occasion.

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