Get ready for a more liberal America

Posted by | November 7, 2016 17:38 | Filed under: Good News Opinion Politics

With Hillary Clinton in the White House, America stands to become a more liberal nation.

Republicans may succeed in stopping Clinton from passing ambitious new legislation, but she’ll still be able to make incremental progress on a wide variety of issues with a combination of the president’s bully pulpit, the regulatory levers of the executive branch, and the courts. For instance, she’ll push for increasing the national minimum wage (and history shows that Republicans eventually give in to that pressure after fighting it for a few years) while her Labor Department promotes workers’ rights and increasingly liberal courts uphold them.

That’s another vital area where things will get progressively more liberal. A third of current federal judges were appointed by Barack Obama. Even more striking, when he came into office, only one of the 13 federal appeals courts had a Democratic-appointed majority, but now nine of them do. After another four or eight years of a Clinton administration, liberal judges will completely dominate the federal courts…

But that’s not all. Look at the initiatives on the ballot this year, and you’ll see that liberal measures dominate. Recreational marijuana measures are up for votes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts — and will probably win in all five. Medical marijuana is also on ballots in Florida, Arkansas, Montana, and North Dakota; all those could succeed as well. Minimum wage increases, which almost never lose, are on ballots in five states. California, Nevada, and Maine have gun or ammunition background-check initiatives which could all pass.

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By: Alan

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12 responses to Get ready for a more liberal America

  1. whatthe46 November 7th, 2016 at 17:56

    the look on that kids face is telling. he will never forget that moment.

    • Suzanne McFly November 7th, 2016 at 18:05

      Kids love our President. I think it is because they are too innocent to know how to hate a person because of skin color.

      • pignose4.0 November 7th, 2016 at 22:59

        Kids are like dogs they can tell when a person is broken.

  2. Dwendt44 November 7th, 2016 at 19:18

    We’ve been suffering under a conservative Supreme Court for about 35 years, time for a change. Go Hillary.

  3. anothertoothpick November 7th, 2016 at 19:20

    Could this mean we are finally going to get “free stuff”??

    • Mensa Member November 7th, 2016 at 23:32

      If by “we” you mean millionaires and corporations — they already get tons of free stuff.

      Sadly, I don’t think that will change, even under Hillary.

  4. Willys41 November 7th, 2016 at 21:26

    By now, HRC’s operatives probably have enough dirt on republican leaders in congress to get a lot done regardless of who holds the majorities.

    • Mensa Member November 7th, 2016 at 23:34

      Who are “HRC’s operatives”?

      Whatever… Republicans know their leaders are hypocrites, grifters and reprobates but they don’t care. I think they kind of dig it.

      • Willys41 November 8th, 2016 at 20:49

        Yeah but it’s not republicans or Democrats who decide elections. It’s the “independents.”

  5. Mensa Member November 8th, 2016 at 00:14

    It’s worth taking a time to reflect: 23 states wanted a socialist for president.

    I’m old enough to remember when America was much more liberal than it is now. But, even back then, it was hard to imagine so many Americans supporting a socialist.

    To quote Joe Biden, “This is a big hairy deal.”

    • Kick Frenzy November 8th, 2016 at 00:47

      Well… Democratic Socialist, which is a significant difference.

      But still…

  6. Red Eye Robot November 10th, 2016 at 14:43

    I am so ready for Hillarys more liberal america!

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