Jerome’s History Teachers: Refuting the Candidates
“When you watch these Republican debates, you know why we have to invest in mental health!” - Sanders
While Republicans are currently taking most of the blame for partisanship issues, how much of these problems are Democrats and Democratic candidates responsible for?
“It’s the Republicans' fault now because they are in power... but when the Democrats are in power, they do the same thing. Both are equally guilty of being partisan. However, currently the Republicans are in power. They are the ones the Democratic candidates can point to as being partisan and not getting anything done.” -Mr. Razem (AP U.S. History teacher)
“It’s not a war on faith. It’s a war on political and theocratic ideology that seeks to murder us,” - Cruz
Over the past decade, Republican primaries have produced more and more radical conservatives as candidates. How well do Republican primaries represent the Republican voter base?
"I think what you are seeing today with the three candidates that are left, and Trump’s the front runner, but I don’t think he has gotten more than 45% in any of the state contests so far... so you’re not seeing either [Trump or Cruz] really represent the Republican base or populace.” -Mr. Razem (AP U.S. History teacher)
What’s objectively the biggest issue with this year’s elections on either side?
"It’s not very Democratic, which is ironic for the Democrats specifically. The superdelegates for the Democratic National Convention were put in after Jimmy Carter because they didn’t want another Jimmy Carter as their nominee. They did it so they wouldn’t get another outsider candidate... and they make up something like 30% of the delegates.” -Mr. Razem (AP U.S. History teacher)