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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:22 PM

Donald Trump's Georgia Rewrite - WSJ Editorial (just grab your popcorn)

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What really seems to rankle the most famous resident of Mar-a-Lago isnít his caricature of our policy differences. Itís that we recognize the reality that Mr. Trump is the main reason Republicans lost two Georgia Senate races in January and thus the Senate majority. Mr. Trump refuses to take responsibility for those defeats, contrary to all evidence. Mr. Trumpís statement blames the Georgia losses on GOP Gov. Brian Kemp and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell. His rap on Mr. Kemp is that he didnít fight hard enough to overturn the Presidentís loss of the state in November, a claim Mr. Trump turned into his main campaign theme before the Georgia Senate elections on Jan. 5.

All the polling showed that the best argument for electing the two Republicans was as a check and balance against an all-Democratic government. But rather than make that point to voters, Mr. Trump focused on his grievances against Mr. Kemp and his claims that the election was stolen. Mr. Trump told Republican voters that their November votes had been meaningless, so itís hardly a surprise their turnout fell in January. As the FiveThirtyEight website found, ďThe better Trump did in a county in November, the more its turnout tended to drop in the runoffsĒ in January.

Mr. Trump also blames Mr. McConnellís ďrefusal to go above $600 per person on the stimulus check payments when the two Democrat opponents were touting $2,000 per person in ad after ad.Ē This rewrites history. Mr. Trumpís Treasury Secretary announced support for the $600 checks on Dec. 8, and the GOP swung behind the proposal. He didnít endorse the $2,000 checks until Dec. 22, giving Democrats a sword against the two GOP Senate candidates who had endorsed $600. The two eventually endorsed $2,000 but looked unprincipled in doing so. Mr. Trumpís $2,000 flip-flop knee-capped his own partyís candidates.

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We rehearse all this because it matters to GOP fortunes going forward. In the single Trump term, Republicans lost the House, White House and finally the Senate. How can it be that everyone other than the most prominent Republican in the country is responsible for victories but not the defeats that have left Republicans in the wilderness?

Losing to Joe Biden by 7.1 million votes as an incumbent President, must be painful. Counseling could be in order. Any good analyst will explain that the first step toward recovery is to accept reality. The same applies to Republican voters who want to win back Congress in 2022 and the White House in 2024.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-georgia-rewrite-11614902503 (subscription)

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Reply Donald Trump's Georgia Rewrite - WSJ Editorial (just grab your popcorn) (Original post)
question everything Mar 4 OP
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:26 PM

1. Angry Tweetstorm In 5... 4.... ...Oh, Right.... nt

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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:27 PM

2. It is always someone else's fault, right Donnie?

Sorry bub, but your coattails were dragging in the mud at the time of the run-offs. By then, everybody had had e-damn-nough of Trump. You think it was rough then, wait until you try to run for President again. Hell, even Jr. will vote for someone else. Nobody likes a loser.

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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:42 PM

3. WSJ seems very invested in "GOP fortunes"

FUCK WSJ AND THE GOP

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:14 AM

5. Of course it is. Thw WSJ is another RW disinfo mouthpiece

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 01:18 PM

4. The Republican Party has set another fine example

of the statement attributed to JFK,"Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan".

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