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Thu Apr 6, 2017, 10:35 AM

After Trump, the only way GOP could win presidency is if Democrats screw up

I suspected they were trying a variation of the Schwarzenegger grift they pulled on California, to get low information voters to polls to vote for a celebrity.

After Arnold, Republican candidate Meg Whitman won about as many votes as you would expect the GOP to against Jerry Brown.

The celebrity gimmick seems like something that should only work once, or maybe once a generation.

If the Republicans go back to their usual sort of extremists, the can't get close enough to winning for voter suppression and vote rigging to credible even if it could put them over the line.

How could they hope to win after this, at least at the presidential level?

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Reply After Trump, the only way GOP could win presidency is if Democrats screw up (Original post)
yurbud Apr 2017 OP
spanone Apr 2017 #1
librechik Apr 2017 #7
get the red out Apr 2017 #2
guillaumeb Apr 2017 #3
FiveGoodMen Apr 2017 #4
LeftInTX Apr 2017 #5
CanonRay Apr 2017 #6
kimbutgar Apr 2017 #8
Calculating Apr 2017 #9
yurbud Apr 2017 #10

Response to yurbud (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 10:36 AM

1. don't forget....they cheat.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:17 AM

7. +!0000000000000000000000000000000

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 10:37 AM

2. I will never say that

I never thought a lunatic could beat Hillary Clinton.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 10:38 AM

3. This was also said after Bush Jr. was President.

And the GOP has steadily gained power at the State level. All they need is control of one Chamber of Congress to obstruct.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:01 AM

4. GOP voters don't vote based on facts

They vote by party loyalty and emotions.

They get what THEY call facts from corrupt preachers, hate-radio jocks, and other demagogues.

And there's always just out-and-out cheating with the voting machines.

I cringe every time I read this wishful thinking about how the GOP is done for.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:16 AM

5. I agree

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:16 AM

6. If we've learned anything

it's that we should never underestimate the lengths to which the GOP will go to retain power. Keep people from voting? Sure. Cheat on election night? No problem. Help the Russians hack out system? Done deal.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:25 AM

8. Never underestimate the stupity of brainwashed Americans to think and vote against their interests

We are living in idiocracy now and I think the GOP christofacists will be permanent rulers of the US and things will get worst, the only saving grace is those blue zone states which will be a barrier against the crazy red states. There will be walls (blue walls).

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:27 AM

9. Easy, the electoral college

Which gives a voter in some little hillbilly state 3-5x the effective value of a voter in a modern progressive state.

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Response to Calculating (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:58 AM

10. there is that

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