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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 05:08 PM

Trump Ads To Frighten Seniors Into Voting For Him Over Urban 'Criminal Gangs' Isn't Working

'Columnist explains why Trump’s attempt to ‘frighten’ seniors into voting for him isn’t working.' By Alex Henderson, Alternet, July 23, 2020.

Senior citizens have been prominently featured in some of President Donald Trump’s attack ads against former Vice President Joe Biden, who — the ads claim — will do nothing to protect them from gangs of vicious criminals. But according to liberal Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent, Trump’s effort to win back older voters by terrifying them isn’t working.

“Here’s President Trump’s new reelection strategy in a nutshell: convince vulnerable seniors who rightly fear getting killed by the pandemic that Trump let rampage out of control that they should instead fear getting killed by criminals who would supposedly rampage out of control in a future post-police dystopia that is entirely invented,” Sargent explains in a column this week. “Trump just announced a plan to dispatch more federal law enforcement into Democratic cities without the assent of local officials — while offering numerous lurid exaggerations about urban crime and the supposed ‘radical movement’ to ‘dissolve’ police departments.”

Sargent goes on to describe how extreme and over-the-top of Trump’s recent anti-Biden ads have been. Trump, the columnist observes, “is running a new spot that depicts an elderly woman calling the police in terror as a marauder circles her house like a vulture, only to find that in ‘Joe Biden’s America,’ the police are no longer there. In recent weeks, Trump’s campaign has spent $20 million on the ad and others like it. But that ad is based on a lie: it falsely claims Biden would defund the police.”

The Post columnist continues,: “The fear of death hovers over that ad. It’s no accident that this comes as Trump is bleeding support among seniors, very likely due to his catastrophic mishandling of the virus, because they have the most to fear from it…. But here’s a funny thing: recent polling suggests Trump may be losing the argument over both coronavirus and law and order — even among elderly people.”...

https://www.alternet.org/2020/07/columnist-explains-why-trumps-attempt-to-frighten-seniors-into-voting-for-him-isnt-working/

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Reply Trump Ads To Frighten Seniors Into Voting For Him Over Urban 'Criminal Gangs' Isn't Working (Original post)
appalachiablue Jul 2020 OP
EarlG Jul 2020 #1
Phoenix61 Jul 2020 #2
sop Jul 2020 #3
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 05:15 PM

1. This is just the same crap they tried to pull in 2018

Scary ads how the Democrats love MS-13, aimed at frightening white suburban voters. It was a complete failure, so I'm glad to see they're trying the exact same thing all over again.

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 05:26 PM

2. I think older people are tired of the 24/7 chaos

of this administration. They want to see their grandchildren and are tired of worrying about their children’s ability to provide for their family. One thing that opens people to change is when the pain of the present out weighs the fear of the future. They were told they should die for the economy. If they get covid they may face a triage situation where they won’t even be admitted to the hospital. Maybe gays getting married isn’t such a big deal. Maybe police reform could be a good thing. Maybe some change isn’t such a bad thing after all.

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 05:26 PM

3. I guess all those vicious Caravan Criminals finally made it to grandma's condo in the Villages.

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 06:34 PM

4. "You can fool some of the people all of the time ..."

All of the people have had their fill of the some of the time lies. I hope this means Trump's credibility is fully tanked for a large majority of the population. If I'm right, there is literally nothing he can say or do now that won't be viewed as a lie or wreckless waste of government resources.

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 06:47 PM

5. What about all the Nixon comparisons?

I'm just kidding. I remember a lot of fear that this would be a repeat of 1968 -- LOL.

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