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Tue Oct 29, 2019, 05:15 PM

The GOP's nightmare scenario

A growing number of Republicans are privately warning of increasing fears of a total wipeout in 2020: House, Senate, and White House.

Why it matters: All of this is unfolding while the economy still looks strong, and before public impeachment proceedings have officially begun.

• House Republicans in swing districts are retiring at a very fast pace, especially in the suburbs of Texas and elsewhere. (Republicans talk grimly of the "Texodus." ) Rep. Greg Walden — the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the only Republican in Oregon's congressional delegation — yesterday shocked the party by becoming the 19th GOP House member to not seek re-election.
• The Republican Senate majority, once considered relatively safe, suddenly looks in serious jeopardy. Democrats are raising more money, and polling better, than Republican incumbents in battleground after battleground.
• President Trump trails every major Democratic candidate nationally and in swing states — and his favorable ratings remain well under 50%.

The biggest recent change is Republicans' increasingly precarious hold on the Senate.

• National Journal's Josh Kraushaar writes in his "Against the Grain" column that "the pathway for a narrow Democratic takeover of the upper chamber is looking clearer than ever": "If Trump doesn’t win a second term, Democrats only need to net three seats to win back the majority."

Read more: https://www.axios.com/republican-party-2020-election-wipeout-house-senate-trump-3ca4a371-cdfb-4213-9ff0-2cf058aa7537.html

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TexasTowelie Oct 2019 OP
sheshe2 Oct 2019 #1
RobertDevereaux Oct 2019 #2
bluestarone Oct 2019 #3
abqtommy Oct 2019 #4
struggle4progress Oct 2019 #5
hibbing Oct 2019 #6
Pepsidog Oct 2019 #7
struggle4progress Oct 2019 #13
Wounded Bear Oct 2019 #8
paleotn Oct 2019 #12
Dakota Flint Oct 2019 #9
paleotn Oct 2019 #10
warmfeet Oct 2019 #11

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 05:31 PM

1. The GOP is digging their own grave.

I say let them, carry on boys!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 06:02 PM

2. GOP up and down the ballot...

...must die and stay dead, a toxic relic of the past.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 06:03 PM

3. They are counting on a civil war

If they lose.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 06:20 PM

4. The reTHUG's nightmare is that Justice will be visited upon them in exactly the measure deserved.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 06:32 PM

5. "I need to leave the GOP before you Americans figure out what we've done to you"

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 07:34 PM

6. They will still cheat to win n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 07:36 PM

7. Let's work our asses off to make it happen. No slacking, nothing taken for granted.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:15 AM

13. +!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 07:36 PM

8. The Senate is the big one....

I'm fairly confident we'll keep the House, and frankly, I think we'll pick up seats given the number of Repub "retirements."

I'm thinking the White House should be at least a 55-60% chance that we take it. No way he can wiggle his way to razor thin margins in 4 battleground states again, or at least he shouldn't be able to do it.

So, the Senate. And it looks increasingly like at least 4-5 or the Repub defenders are in play. Perhaps even more.

Not celebrating yet, for sure. But it's looking like the 2018 wave is still rolling.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 08:03 PM

12. Exactly...

Collins, Gardner and McSally are toast, but we'll most likely lose Doug Jones. 2 more seats need to flip R to D to make it happen. It's most definitely doable.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 07:40 PM

9. my two cents

The de-evolved rump(trump?) of a party formerly known as the republicans needs to be diminished and relegated to the dustbin of history for the good of the human race.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 07:49 PM

10. Lindsey Graham, in a moment of lucidity,

said Trump would destroy the Republican party and they would deserve it. I take him at his word.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 07:56 PM

11. Extinction can be, in many circumstances, a value

to those that remain. May the gop, go extinct as soon as possible. To hell with them.

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