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Sun Jan 12, 2020, 12:35 AM

Rick Wilson tips off Democrats on how they are about to blow the election and hand Trump four more

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Former GOP strategist Rick Wilson, who quit his party in protest of President Donald Trump, has become a fixture of cable news talk shows, and his book Everything Trump Touches Dies was a runaway success.

In a profile in The Guardian on Saturday, Wilson discussed his upcoming book, Running Against the Devil, in which he goes into greater detail about how Democrats can defeat Trump in the 2020 election.


That last part in particular, Wilson warned, is why Democrats are on track to trip before the finish line. Candidates are trying to stand out in the primary by coming up with the most progressive ideas possible on gun control, Medicare for All, abortion rights, and immigration — and while these ideas play well in the primary, they could be points of attack later.

The flip side, too, is that Democrats have to know their audience.

“This isn’t rocket science,” said Wilson. “How did we Republicans elect guys in Wisconsin and Vermont and other places in recent years? We did it because we weren’t running them as national Republican figures. We helped elect a Republican governor in Vermont, four times. And you’re thinking, ‘Wow, Vermont, super liberal, how did that happen?’ Well, our guy was out there saying the Bush administration was wrong on climate change. Try a Democrat in rural Pennsylvania, say, who comes out and says, ‘Yes, I want to seize all automatic weapons, I want to make third trimester abortions fully taxpayer funded.’ That may work, that may provoke hosannas in San Francisco or Los Angeles. But out there? Not as much. They’re like … ‘Wait, what?'”

Bernie Sanders in particular, warned Wilson, is “the easiest person in the world to turn into the comic opera villain Republicans love to hate, the Castro sympathiser, the socialist, the Marxist, the guy who wants to put the aristos in the tumbril as they cart them off to the guillotine.”


https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/rick-wilson-tips-off-democrats-how-they-are-about-to-blow-the-election-and-hand-trump-four-more-years/




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Reply Rick Wilson tips off Democrats on how they are about to blow the election and hand Trump four more (Original post)
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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 12:46 AM

1. Already hearing that..

including commie lover etc....and this is from people not wanting to vote for Trump. One thing Republicans can do is brand people and Trump is the king of branding sleeze.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 01:06 AM

2. on the other hand

there's a neoconservative in the NY Times stating just the opposite (Jan. 10 publication date). Bret Stephens (check his neoconservative background at Wikipedia) says "to say Sanders is unelectable is indefensible." He then goes on to say "We don’t want Sanders to be elected, so we tell ourselves he can’t."

He then goes on to make a comparison between the circumstances facing Sanders and those that faced Trump. He believes Sanders absolutely can win not only the primary but the presidency.

Yeah, if you want to kid yourself, go ahead and believe Rick Wilson. Personally, I like the guy and find him a worthwhile watch. However, his position on this issue is a mistake--the same mistake made by most of the polling organizations. See my post 15 on this thread: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1287&pid=417214

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 01:45 AM

3. No Rick - You Cheated

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 01:49 AM

4. Here in WA

A number of democrats wont vote for Sanders
Period.
This is bad news in western Washington.
they have told me they are terrified of losing their current medical
or access to their old doctors.
Im still going to vote for the nominee but i will donate no money,
No caucusing, no volunteering for Sanders.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 01:49 AM

5. I don't care what a Republican want's us to do

Seriously!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 02:10 AM

6. why do people even contemplate waiting for the election?

Comey, Coats, Wray, Mueller all told us UNDER OATH it is RIGGED as we sit here.

Wilson is on fire against Trump yes.

But why does anyone go to the default election talk, when the massive effort should be to take him out NOW.

Can't risk the wait.

Can't.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 02:23 AM

7. I can't find anywhere that Wilson quit the GOP

He was always Never Trump, but as far as I know he's still GOP. Don't know where the Guardian got that. Maybe they're thinking of Steve Schmidt.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 02:50 AM

8. And yet another republican

Shows us his fear of Sanders. HMMM?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 03:32 AM

9. Maybe listening to repukes IS the problem.

Ya know, I heard from a Klansman the other day that Syrian terrorists are pouring into N. Dakota from Canada. Maybe we should build a wall up there too.

This is sarcasm.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 07:02 AM

10. He's probably right. It's all about 3 or 4 states . Where Biden is the strongest.

There's a reason for that, Penn, Wisconsin and Michigan aren't all in on more liberal messages. Sorry.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 07:30 AM

11. Don't give a fuck what that republicon has to say

We can't wait to VOTE FOR BERNIE!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 07:38 AM

12. Locking - wrong forum

This is about the Democratic primary election so it should go in the primary forum.

Please refer to this post:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1013&pid=9260

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