even among folks who want statehood... I'd put money down that most of them just see it as a compromise because the current status ACTUALLY SUCKS (most people agree), because they're literally scared of what independence might mean. Because the US *ruined* us.
@email@example.com The Republicans ruined PR. They know that if PR becomes a state, it will be Democrat.
@blackskye It wasn't the Republicans. It was the whole shebang. All the US politicians have been in on it. Democrats suddenly wanting PR statehood as a political power move is a recent development. They didn't even consider it before.
@firstname.lastname@example.org It has never been recent. It's been going on for at least two decades, since the Obama years. The Republicans were charge for years and they sabotaged the system against PR.
@LovesTha the status quo has like... half the support. Even though no one _really_ wants exactly the status quo. It's complicated.
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