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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:43 PM

 

The Day That Decided the 2020 Election

It was, they say, Nov. 20, 2019, that ensured the outcome — a day and a night that crystallized the choice for the majority of Americans ready to toss Donald Trump from office.

The impeachment hearings had been bumping along, the main story clear: a parade of impeccable public servants trying to uphold the values of their country against a gangster White House. A candidate who had gloated over chants of “lock her up” for an opponent who had used unsecured emails had, once elected, conducted foreign policy by extortion, on open cellphone lines penetrated by the Russians.

That crucial debate came while the race was still in flux. But a trio of elections the same month had given Democrats a road map. They could win in deeply red Kentucky and Louisiana, and complete the political transition in Virginia, if they backed popular plans to elevate average Americans. That, and Trump’s policies of trying to deny health care to the poor, of running up a trillion-dollar deficit to enrich a handful at the very top, of turning a blind eye to mass shootings of schoolchildren, would take down Republicans.

Sanity prevailed. Most Democrats came to see that it would do nothing for their cause to gain another million progressives on the coasts if they still lost 80,000 people in the old industrial heartland. The key, as extolled by the eventual winner, was to rebuild the Obama coalition.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/opinion/election-2020-democrats.html
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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:57 PM

1. Great Piece

 

From his keyboard . . . .

Thanks for linking.
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Response to DarthDem (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:25 PM

2. Thanks. It really crystallizes what happened on Nov. 20. It does feel like a watershed moment.

 

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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:38 PM

3. "The key, as extolled by the eventual winner, was to rebuild the Obama coalition."

 

Wow.. Mahalo for this, SunSeeker!

Sanity prevailed. Most Democrats came to see that it would do nothing for their cause to gain another million progressives on the coasts if they still lost 80,000 people in the old industrial heartland. The key, as extolled by the eventual winner, was to rebuild the Obama coalition.


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