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Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:17 AM

Could Trump give the HOUSE back to the Dems?

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Reply Could Trump give the HOUSE back to the Dems? (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Mar 2016 OP
RepubliCON-Watch Mar 2016 #1
Thinkingabout Mar 2016 #4
RepubliCON-Watch Mar 2016 #6
Thinkingabout Mar 2016 #7
RepubliCON-Watch Mar 2016 #8
Thinkingabout Mar 2016 #13
brooklynite Mar 2016 #15
KamaAina Mar 2016 #2
JustAnotherGen Mar 2016 #3
Thinkingabout Mar 2016 #5
Kablooie Mar 2016 #9
Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #12
Takket Mar 2016 #10
onehandle Mar 2016 #11
yellowcanine Mar 2016 #14
edhopper Mar 2016 #16

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:20 AM

1. Not if Hillary's the nominee...

 

You need independents to support you in the GE and as of now, I doubt she'll get their vote. Too many people are angry at the status-quo.

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:23 AM

4. She has more votes than Sanders does, can't get elected without votes.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:27 AM

6. In the primaries w/voting party limitations.

 

GE is a different animal and honestly, you and I both know that.

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:32 AM

7. And I know Sanders has a steep hill incline to the nomination, both you and I know he has to

win big in the primaries left, it does not look good for him. Currently Hillary has received more votes than Sanders, if Hillary can not win with the support of more voters how in the hell is Sanders going to win with less votes.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:34 AM

8. Yes, the hill is steep but not impossible...

 

We still have half the country who has a say with a lot of delegates to be decided. This primary can flip on a dime in a matter of a month.

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:36 PM

13. Yes it can change, time will tell, today the incline is higher than Monday of last week.

I am not trying to discourage, but I deal in reality, the glass is half full and not half empty. It is not the end of the world and encourage everyone to become civic minded.

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:43 PM

15. Funny how so many of the House candidates prefer Clinton at the top of the ticket

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:21 AM

2. That'd be a stretch

 

In the House, we're not running against The Combover but good old Jerry Mander.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:22 AM

3. No

But most House Republicans are keeping quiet. “The hardest part about it is having to answer every time the nominee says something,” one worried Republican consultant said. “If he says this, ‘Do you agree?’ If he says that, ‘Do you agree?’ That’s the hardest part, not being able to control your race more. I think Trump makes every district tougher and every state tougher for a Republican.”

To combat that, Republican outside groups are planning a bigger-than-expected fundraising push to protect the House. "I think there are lots of major donors who may have been budgeting to play in presidential who are now saying we need to make sure we keep the House and the Senate,” said one top GOP strategist, who requested anonymity to describe private conversations.




Our energy is better put to use by focusing on the Senate. Never forget - Republicans are tricksters and they know we can beat them in the Senate this year.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:24 AM

5. Maybe, he is not the best choice for the GOP, sorry.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:49 AM

9. Why would a bad presidential candidate change who you vote for locally?

I don't buy it.
Elections are local.
People will vote for who they think might get them what they want and in Republican districts that's the Republican no matter who he is.
Unless the only choice is a blatant Trump toady the Republicans will still win.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:08 PM

12. It doesn't...IF you vote.

 

The problem with a bad choice at the top of the bill is that it can suppress that party's turnout. And in Hillary's case, she's a huge turnout motivator...for the far right.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:52 AM

10. No.

Gerrymandering makes taking the house essentially impossible. Honestly between that and voter suppression, I can't really see democrats winning back the house at any time without a constitutional amendment. And how are you going to get that to pass?

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:53 AM

11. Hillary's Coattails + Sexist Racist Orange Buffoon = Possibly nt

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:41 PM

14. “The hardest part about it is having to answer every time the nominee says something,”

Yes and every congressional Republican needs to be asked if he/she agrees with Trump every time he says something.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:55 PM

16. I wrote a post about this

but without a 50 State strategy and candidates to take advantage of a trump nomination. sadly no.

And we can thank DWS for loosing this chance.

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