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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:02 PM

How Donald Trump Lost The Election

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Time: It all finally caught up to him -- (t)he lies, the outrageous boasts, the disorder and disastrous management, the rants and the race-baiting, the predatory instincts and compulsion to dominate...Trump thought he could wish away a deadly virus...dismiss...his legions of critics...bask in the adulation of fans...(and) govern...as President only of his base...

Trump lost the national popular vote by nearly 3 million in 2016, but never attempted to expand his support beyond his hard-core base...(H)e tried to find new...non-college-educated white men...who were attracted to his divisive, often racially inflammatory style...At the start of the year, the President’s advisers saw the economy as his strongest argument for re-election...(but) it cratered because of the coronavirus (crisis)...

(A)ccording to the Associated Press...Trump lost Arizona...after feuding with the state’s favorite son, the late Republican Senator John McCain. If he loses Georgia...it will be in part because of strong Democratic turnout...in the district formerly represented by the late Congressman John Lewis, whose civil-rights legacy Trump dismissed...

These failures have made Trump the one thing he was raised to fear most: a loser...“Losing is never easy,” Trump mused at his campaign headquarters on Election Day. “Not for me, it’s not...” (I)n the end, the Trump presidency ended much as it began: with a thin margin in key states separating two candidates in an anxious nation, and Trump appealing to America’s demons over its better angels...

Beautifully said -- and I'd say that even if it didn't dovetail so perfectly into what I so beautifully said on Election Day Eve, LOL


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MiniMe Nov 10 #2
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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:04 PM

1. Oh goodee. Love these reviews.

Politicos yesterday was really good

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:36 PM

5. this one was good too

excellent assessment

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:47 PM

6. Slate had one too that was more direct.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016276249

7. Decency won
Really though, that was the margin.
We know, what a cheeseball phrase. But we mean that it quite literally decided the race! Republicans did well across the country on Tuesday. Trumpism isn’t as unpopular as Democrats had hoped. But most presidents get reelected, and most in-parties have good down-ballot performances when their president gets reelected. Why Donald Trump lost, when the rest of his party did well, is because he is an all-time, world-class, singular asshole. He has used the power of the United States presidency as a means of ensuring you cannot go an hour without being reminded that he is an asshole, because being an asshole is the most efficient way to get attention. Joe Biden was a strong match against Donald Trump because, whatever you think of his policy views, he is straightforwardly not an asshole. People like him. COVID, the economy, policing, immigration, Ukraine, impeachment, fracking, Hunter’s laptop—put these things aside. Joe Biden matched up well against Trump in 2015 when he decided against running, he matched up well against Trump during the primaries, and he matched up well against Trump during the pandemic. The choice was between a person known for being decent and a person known for being an asshole. The majority spoke.

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Response to underpants (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:48 PM

7. that really is what made the difference

there were more of us than there were of them, in the end

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:49 PM

8. ✅

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:09 PM

2. People requested mail-in ballots, got them, filled them out, and sent them back in

Not too difficult to understand Loser

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 03:15 PM

3. And now for something completely complimentary




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Response to rocktivity (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:41 PM

4. Very good

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