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For anyone who’s interested: there is MORE than just a presidential election this year. 35 seats in the Senate and all 435 seats in the House are up for grabs in 2016.

Think of this as a bigger version of the midterms. Everything’s at stake. If you or your party mess this up, you mess everything up.

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Argument by pro-CSA flag person: “we did not agree with big business and government intervening with our daily lives. We wanted to live for family, our faith, and a simpler way of life. ”

Because *of course* it would be better to live under a stratified aristocracy in which the majority of people of European (read: British) descent lived in severe rural poverty, a few owned most property, and economic mobility was slow like molasses. But hey, at least they weren’t black like those slaves and trouble-making freed Negroes over there, so we’re alright, Jack!

Really, I would LOL at this sympathy for the “simpler way of life” of the South if the sympathy weren’t so… you know… sad.