A first attempt at an explanation for Trump's shitty showing in the GOP races in DC and Wyoming:
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In 2008, the Tax Foundation ranked Wyoming as having the single most "business friendly" tax climate of all 50 states
Today, Wyoming is represented in Washington by its two Senators, Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, and its one member of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis. All three are Republicans. The state has not voted for a Democrat for president since 1964, one of only eight times since statehood. At present, there are only two relatively reliably Democratic counties: affluent Teton and college county Albany. In the 2004 presidential election, George W. Bush won his second-largest victory, with 69% of the vote. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is a Wyoming resident and represented the state in Congress from 1979 to 1989.
Republicans are no less dominant at the state level. They have held a majority in the state senate continuously since 1936 and in the state house since 1964. However, Democrats held the governorship for all but eight years between 1975 and 2011.
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Need a political conversation starter? This excerpt from a comment thread on Objectivist Living's topic Donald Trump provides a great beginning.
It doesn't take much analysis to know that discussion goes off the rails the minute you call someone a dummy, and goes into the canyon when you cannot give specifics when challenged.
We will return to the conversation starter in our next entry, and make of it a fresh track for OL Politics for the Blind.