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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:10 PM

The Midwest just sent a bad omen to Trump about 2020

From: Vice News
Link: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/qvq4mm/the-midwest-just-sent-a-bad-omen-to-trump-about-2020
Author: Greg Walters
Posted date: Nov. 7, 2018



President Donald Trump loves to boast about his business acumen and the country’s strong economy under his watch. But one key region widely believed to have handed him the presidency in 2016 declared itself on Tuesday night to be less than impressed.

The Rust Belt, which played a crucial role in cementing Trump’s 2016 victory, went largely for Democrats in the midterms. And that’s a bad omen for Trump’s 2020 hopes, both Democratic and Republican operatives said. Voters in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania broadly rejected Republican candidates in statewide races and sent a raft of Democrats to the House of Representatives from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Detroit and Milwaukee.

The result gives renewed hope for 2020 to Democrats still feeling stung by Trump's surprise wins in those crucial states.

“I think the Midwest is the big story,” Jennifer Palmieri, director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, told VICE News. “When you look at those Midwest wins, you can more than see a path for how a Democrat can win in 2020.”

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In a victory speech as he cruised to re-election Tuesday night, longtime Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown [photo above] called on his fellow Democrats to look to his region as a model for future victory.

“Let our country — our nation's citizens, our Democratic Party, my fellow elected officials all over the country — let them all cast their eyes toward the heartland, to the industrial Midwest," Brown said.

Trump shocked pundits in 2016 by cruising to victories in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — states once considered keystones in an impenetrable “Blue Wall.” But the 2018 results paint the midwest as a trouble spot for Trump’s re-election, said Michael Steel, a senior policy and communications advisor to Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential run.

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A lot of us on DU have been saying the same thing. The Democratic Party cannot keep treating the Midwest as "flyover states." That kind of thinking is how we ended up with the mass of red between two blue coasts on our country's map.

Every Midwestern state has active hard-working Democrats who are fighting to overcome the GOP's grip. This election highlights the bright spots in PA, OH, MI and IL and we have to keep encouraging these efforts. The Midwest will go blue again, and it will win us back the Senate. With a little bit of encouragement from the national party, Dems in the Midwest will defeat the orange asshole in 2020!


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Reply The Midwest just sent a bad omen to Trump about 2020 (Original post)
FakeNoose Nov 2018 OP
sunonmars Nov 2018 #1
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #3
bearsfootball516 Nov 2018 #2
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #5
Alhena Nov 2018 #4
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #7
Wellstone ruled Nov 2018 #6
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #8
Wellstone ruled Nov 2018 #9
TlalocW Nov 2018 #10
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #11

Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:14 PM

1. Fixing the election tactics, voting machines and suppression tactics in those states is Number 1

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:19 PM

3. Absolutely - and the new Dem leadership is getting right on it

Personally I'm hoping the electronic voting machines all get scrapped. We should go back to paper ballots and allow voters in every state to mail them in early. I wish we had early voting in Pennsylvania.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:16 PM

2. Trump is in big trouble come 2020 at this rate.

He won Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania by a combined 80,000 votes. That's unfathomably thin, and he has no margin for error in those states come 2020. He's going to have a very difficult time replicating those numbers and if the Democratic candidate can just swing those three states back, it puts us over 270.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:23 PM

5. I think if he were running now, he'd lose for sure

But he's got 2 years (give or take) to figure something out in the meantime. It also means that we Democrats have the same 2 years and we should use them wisely.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:20 PM

4. My hope is Sen. Klobuchar- she's from that neck of the woods

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Response to Alhena (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:26 PM

7. I would def. support her if she decides to run!

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:24 PM

6. Folks it is the message and the follow through that

will keep the Midwest Blue.

What happened in 2016? Think about what really happened with our Message. This time we had a different fifty state strategy approach,funny thing is,is it will always work.

The Media wants their bullcrap Horse Race. Perez did not fall for it.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:30 PM

8. You're so right about that

But we have to keep a sharp eye out for all the GOP's cheating ways. We can never stop watching them, they'll cheat every chance they get. The message is important but so is our constant vigilance.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:33 PM

9. Watch for the Cheater Players to be exposed

and with the new Dem House controlling the purse strings,things are going to change in a major way.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:59 PM

10. Realize though

That some of these elections were not blow-outs. Walker lost by 1.2% of the vote - after passing a law that said you had to be within 1% of the winner to be able to do a recount (Nelson laugh - Ha-hah!). Democrats really can't afford to ignore these states.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:01 PM

11. Agreed - it's probably what will happen in 2020

I'd like to see Obama and/or Biden come back to the Senate in 2020. Wouldn't that be awesome? We'd get so much done for ALL Americans then!

Once the TrumpHumpers see that they have nothing to fear with the Dems in charge, I believe they'll turn their backs on the orange asshole for good. What has he done for them? By 2020 what will he have done for them? Zippo.





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