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Sat Apr 18, 2020, 11:56 AM

This explains why November could be in jeopardy.

While I appreciate so much more can happen to change supporters minds, he is in campaign mode every day he holds his briefing. Media is playing into his hands.

-snips-

He is the new Houdini. His entire life he has been an escape artist.

“He’s a magician that way. Other people would stop and recognize that they were defeated. Or that they should be shamed. He refuses.”
Jennifer Mercieca, a professor at Texas A&M University and the author of the forthcoming Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump

Attention can be good or bad, but a central gambit of the life of Trump is that that’s actually not true. That it’s all good. That attention is power. That if you’re watching, he’s winning.

“Anybody who studies him and studies the nature of power and propaganda when melded together should understand that this is not going to be easy,” veteran Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf said of his party’s shot to make Trump a one-term president.


https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/04/17/donald-trump-escape-crisis-bankruptcy-coronavirus-casino-trumpology-183513

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Reply This explains why November could be in jeopardy. (Original post)
Ninga Apr 2020 OP
Demsrule86 Apr 2020 #1
Ninga Apr 2020 #4
edhopper Apr 2020 #5
Arkansas Granny Apr 2020 #17
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2020 #23
JI7 Apr 2020 #2
Ninga Apr 2020 #7
JI7 Apr 2020 #9
DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2020 #13
JI7 Apr 2020 #15
DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2020 #16
JI7 Apr 2020 #18
edhopper Apr 2020 #3
Ninga Apr 2020 #6
BusyBeingBest Apr 2020 #8
Arkansas Granny Apr 2020 #19
BusyBeingBest Apr 2020 #21
mucifer Apr 2020 #10
DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2020 #12
DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2020 #11
Ninga Apr 2020 #14
stillcool Apr 2020 #20
Ninga Apr 2020 #22
stillcool Apr 2020 #28
SoonerPride Apr 2020 #24
TreasonousBastard Apr 2020 #25
HarlanPepper Apr 2020 #26
Zambero Apr 2020 #27
DFW Apr 2020 #29
qazplm135 Apr 2020 #30
brush Apr 2020 #31
Ninga Apr 2020 #32
Crunchy Frog Apr 2020 #33

Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 11:59 AM

1. Trump barely won last time...and has less support this time.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:01 PM

4. I know. Would like your view on the article though. It Cant hurt to read it.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:02 PM

5. But that support is still too high

and places him in a position to win the Electoral College again.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:20 PM

17. This is what keeps me up at night. I don't see how we could survive another 4 years.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:34 PM

23. He did NOT win the election in 2016. He won the Electoral College. . . . nt

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:00 PM

2. He is a trashy bigot and that's why his supporters support him

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:05 PM

7. The article illustrates how he does it and why his supporters eat it up.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:07 PM

9. he does it by being a bigot just like his supporters

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:11 PM

13. His base isn't big enough to re-elect him.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:17 PM

15. that's why they need voter suppression

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Response to JI7 (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:19 PM

16. If it failed in Wisconsin ...

If it failed in Wisconsin where folks literally risked their lives to vote I don't see it working elsewhere.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:20 PM

18. that's why it's important for everyone to come out and vote

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:01 PM

3. The danger is

him pulling another Electoral win after losing the general vote. We must beat him with swing voters in swing States.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:04 PM

6. Article states EXACTLY how he is campaigning every day. While cowards shirk in the wallpaper

propping him up. No one has confronted him, cut him off at the knees, he keeps going because he can.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:07 PM

8. In general, I think average/nonpolitical people are tired of his act.

Even his zombiest of supporters have to be a little fatigued by the clown show at this point.

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Response to BusyBeingBest (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:23 PM

19. But will they vote for Biden? Some might.

I think the best we can hope for is that they stay home.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:33 PM

21. I don't think there will be a groundswell of support for Trump.

I think his base will vote for him, of course, but Trump-fatigue will have set in for the apolitical low-info crowd. Biden doesn't excite hardly anybody, but also doesn't generate dislike, so I predict he'll win.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:08 PM

10. yeah, I feel it. When people have no jobs and no money and no food they will turn to the dictator.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:10 PM

12. That would be more likely if the dictator was the reason they had no jobs and no money.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:09 PM

11. Totally crap piece in Politico

He can't lose because he's ten feet tall.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:15 PM

14. Good grief. The piece illustrates how he has slipped out of trouble his entire life.

The piece does not say he can’t lose. Is that your take away?

Why are you fighting with me?

“The video the president showed at the beginning of Monday’s briefing that many described as propaganda marked an escalation in this effort and a likely preview of what’s to come. “PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK DECISIVE ACTION,” the screen said.

And on Thursday, on the heels of the latest dismal unemployment numbers, the Trump campaign blasted out an email, with a quote attributable to its communications director, trying to flip the narrative. It echoed Sheinkopf’s mock script. “Under the president’s leadership the economy reached unprecedented heights before it was artificially interrupted and it will be though his guidance that we’ll restore it to greatness …”

Don’t believe this can work?

Don’t believe Trump can win?

“Talk to President Hillary Clinton,” Sheinkopf said.” (Sheinkopf is a Democratic strategists)

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:29 PM

20. that is one long...

article, that says nothing. I guess it's good there are some late to the party, but it's like reading a polite article from 2016, and slapping a new title on it.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:33 PM

22. Actually explains how his daily

briefings mirrors his strategy going forward.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 01:56 PM

28. I think his strategy going forward..

is highly dependent on the GOP. Trump would be gone tonight, if the power behind the GOP found him useless. He's like the opening-act to get the crowd going....but he is not the one behind the curtains making the decisions. I suppose if I wasn't so saturated with Trump-lore I might find it interesting...but, instead I find it irritating.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 12:38 PM

24. The entire R side of the ballot is gonna be wiped out

And Agolf Twitler is the reason why.

This is one time he can’t bully, tweet, lie, cheat, and bamboozle his way out of it. The virus doesn’t read Twitter. It will rage on and kill hundreds of thousands of Americans by November.

Plus we will be in a depression.

He will lose bigly.

Trust in that.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 01:00 PM

25. I've been watching Trump for years, and this article is right on...

He is a master propagandist and has managed to turn every failure into a success. Of sorts

Even after his football league went down in flames, he had some other owners speaking kindly of him, and nobody getting as pissed as they should have. How he snookered them into thinking he was their friend is anyone's guess.

As his casino "empire" was collapsing, he was yakking about the genius he was to have gotten out of the business at the right time.

He was ignorant enough to think he invented "pump and dump" as he watched stock prices rise when he bought something, but the rest of the street saw what was going on and dumped him. He still yakked about being a genius stock picker, and some still believed him. Until the SEC took interest.

So, as bad as it would look for a normal human at this point, we're not talking about a normal human, and pulling out of these flames could be his "greatest" achievement.

President Barnum.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 01:02 PM

26. Most cases. Most deaths.

 

She’s overthinking it.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 01:18 PM

27. The "Invincible" Napoleon eventually met defeat at Waterloo

No one is invincible, although many see themselves that way. The tide has turned and Trump will he meeting his Waterloo come November.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 01:59 PM

29. I'm not worried about winning the election

I'm worried about winning the counting of the votes:

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 02:03 PM

30. This is not 2016

The electorate won't be either

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 02:48 PM

31. Ya really think these pressers are making him look good?

News Flash: Economy in a shambles, millions unemployed, miles-long food lines on freeways, 37,000 dead and rising—nah, he's not going to weasel out of this unprecedentedly stunning display of absolute incompetence.

He's going down just as the death rates are going up.





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Response to brush (Reply #31)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 03:49 PM

32. My intent was to post an article that is a history of how he has

slithered out of trouble.

I have no earthly idea if he will win or lose. Historical perspective is nothing to dismiss. I am wiser for reading and now can incorporate into talking points. I dunno, I don’t think reading such an article is a bad thing.


I will pound the pavement and work hard for Biden.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 04:03 PM

33. Complacency is our biggest enemy. Never underestimate his political wilyness.

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