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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 06:50 AM

GOP fears Trump backlash in suburbs




https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/459436-gop-fears-trump-backlash-in-suburbs

GOP fears Trump backlash in suburbs
By Julia Manchester and Scott Wong - 08/31/19 05:48 AM EDT


Republicans are growing increasingly worried they will lose the suburbs for a second election in a row — this time with President Trump at the top of the ticket in 2020.

The GOP forfeited the House in 2018 largely after losing suburban women voters, a key voting bloc that turns out at the polls but with whom Trump has proven particularly unpopular since becoming president.

The suburbs could also pose a threat to Trump’s reelection chances, as well as a number of vulnerable Senate Republicans facing uphill reelection battles in states like Colorado, Maine, North Carolina and Arizona. The GOP currently holds a narrow 53-47 majority in the upper chamber.

Republican lawmakers and strategists say they face an even bigger challenge winning back suburban House districts, especially given Trump’s controversial actions in recent days.

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“Republicans are staring down another election cycle defending their incredibly unpopular agenda in Washington that raised health care costs and taxes for millions of Americans,” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Cole Leiter said in a statement to The Hill.

“Add an historically unpopular President at the top of their ticket and you can understand why more and more Republicans in Washington are considering throwing in the towel rather than run a difficult race for their final 15 months in office,” he continued.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:05 AM

1. In other words, civilized locales are waking up to reality

Praise God Almighty! There is sanity in America even yet!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:07 AM

2. I'm trying to look at this dispassionately, but provided Dems select

a reasonable candidate, and notwithstanding voter suppression, my gut feeling is that the Democratic party are going to win big in 2020, including the Senate. The number of republicans retiring will only grow.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:16 AM

3. Suburban Women

Are fed up! Farmers are angry! workers are not happy! Hispanics hate him.

Even Fox News is sick of the lying, ignorant thing pretending to be President.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:39 AM

4. It seems like you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone willing to wave the frump poster

anywhere these days.

They may throw their hate vote in private, but how many will publicly support the moron now?

It will be a very long year for him if no one shows up to his bombastic rallies.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:50 AM

11. He's passed his expiration date and is not longer useful. He's become a liability.

That's the reason Fucks News has turned on him. It's not that he's any more or less onerous and crazy than in 2016.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:02 AM

13. I just watched your Fox clip. WOW!!!!!! Change is happening!

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:23 AM

15. Thought you would like that:)

He is not the only one. Brett Hume is doing the same. Shep Smith has been for a long time.

Hannity, Tucker and Judge? Jeannie are tipping at windmills.

Read yesterday that Trump has been calling Lou Dobbs, who is long past his sell date.

Kind of pathetic how these old men who had decent reputations hang on much too long. Barr is another.

Where has Rudy gone?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:18 AM

6. Gee, it's like you can't destroy a country without some of its citizens taking it personally

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:47 AM

10. Yep.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:07 AM

7. Rump is singlehandedly turning suburban soccer moms into bomb tossing anarchists,

according to a strong majority of polled respondants.

This troubles gop election strategists.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:07 AM

8. Suburban women want a safer country.

Maybe the murders in El Paso and Dayton finally awakened people to the fact that no one is safe anywhere in this hate-filled culture that worships guns and violence against everyone, but especially minorities. Suburban women who voted for Trump in 2016 probably thought that they were safe in their peaceful enclaves and their children were safe in their mostly white suburban schools. But both the El Paso and Dayton shooters came from upscale neighborhoods just like many of theirs and went to schools just like their children's schools. The Margery Stoneman school is also in a good neighborhood.

The message from the Republican Party has been clear for some time, and it is this: We do not care how many people die from mass murders or who they are because we value our donations from the NRA and our voters who want no controls on gun ownership more than human life. Thoughts and prayers are all you get from us.

Some voters at least are finally tired of the superficial thoughts and prayers.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:46 AM

9. I'm amazed and happy to see Thom Tillis as vulnerable.

Crazy Thom was always a favorite among the wingnut crowd in the state house, where there was never a crazy, onerous initiative he didn't support. NC is really a tale of two states. A microcosm of the country as a whole. Psycho Jebus land rural areas I use to live in, along with wingnut leaning exburbs, but solid blue metro areas. If the Rethugs lose the sub and exburbs, they're dead. There's not nearly enough fetus fetishers out in God's country to support them.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 11:18 AM

17. I'm ecstatic about it.

I still live in this crazy state.

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Response to ooky (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:33 PM

18. It's getting better down there.

NC has flirted with purple for a while. I’m originally from TN which is going in the opposite direction.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:59 AM

12. It's up to us voters

We have to "impeach" Chump because Congress won't do it. The sooner Chump loses his fake-job, the sooner he goes to jail for the rest of his life. The GOP can't or won't save him either. I doubt they can even save themselves, but they certainly won't go out of their way for Chump.

We liberal-progressive Democrats have a job to do. We need to make sure our message and our candidate appeals to the huge number of Americans who don't vote very often and who don't normally pay attention to politics. We have to bring them into the fold and make them realize they have a stake in this too. Democrats used to be so good at doing that. We need the independents and the uncommitted voters to care enough, just as we do.

That's what will make a difference next year.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:07 AM

14. Just a side note: how do we "impeach" a man who isn't, in fact, actually elected president?

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:27 AM

16. By voting him out

... that's why I used quotation marks around the word.

He wasn't really "elected" but he can be "impeached."

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