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Sun May 17, 2020, 04:04 PM

Republicans Polled 20 Different Attacks for Trump to Use Against Biden -- None of Them Worked




President Donald Trump has been relentless in his political attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden, despite the fact that the RNC recently poll-tested 20 different lines of attack against Biden and found that none of them were effective.

Trump’s latest line of attack has been the ill-defined conspiracy theory known as “Obamagate” — which Mediaite founder Dan Abrams has dismissed as “100 percent bullshit” — but it certainly wasn’t the first, and won’t be the last. The hobby horse has found plenty of traction among Trump’s supporters and media allies, but not much anywhere else.

If recent past is prologue, the presumptive Democratic nominee might tale comfort in knowing that Trump’s political apparatus is having a difficult time divining a persuasive attack strategy.

On Friday, The New York Times published a deeply-reported piece by Alexander Burns, Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin, and Nick Corasaniti entitled “A Sitting President, Riling the Nation During a Crisis,” which noted the frequency and ferocity of Trump’s attacks on Biden. They described Trump’s recent attacks as a “lurch by Mr. Tru​mp back to ​​the darkest tactics that defined his rise to political power​.”

But deep in that report was the revelation that Trump’s attempts at tarring Biden — some of which he’s still using — are not effective, according to his allies’ own data:
Last month, a poll commissioned by the Republican National Committee tested roughly 20 lines of attack against Mr. Biden, ranging from the private business activities of his son, Hunter Biden, to whether Mr. Biden has “lost” a step, a reference to mental acuity. None of the lines of attack significantly moved voter sentiment, according to two people briefed on the results. There were some lines of attack that had potential, one of the people briefed on the results said, but they were more traditional Republican broadsides about issues like taxes.
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:06 PM

1. #teflonBiden.. TY Goth

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:15 PM

2. Biden has been around and voters know him well. Along w/ Obama, these two are among the most ...

competent persons around. Biden would make a great president, easily beating the POS in office now.

Americans are looking for competent leadership obviously and Biden provides this. The POS in office now easily provides fodder every day of just how incompetent he is.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:17 PM

3. There's a website I look at that has all these google ads for MF45

one was about how the media was unfair to MF45. They had these quotes where you answer yes, no, no opinion. it was so obvious they were doing this poll to get talking points. Poor MF45 is being vilified by the Media like Jesus Christ Based on the questions.

Pathetic and hilarious at the same time.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:17 PM

4. And they were up to thier ass' in the Tara Reade BS....

by aiding and abetting the gang pushing the story around the internet.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:18 PM

5. Rep Clyburn: We know Joe and Joe knows us

The only people that will buy the smears are the MAGA base. For all the hand wringing people are doing. He is going to need more than the MAGA base to win this time around. He has not expanded his base and the people that took a chance on him, many are jumping ship.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:26 PM

6. Like Aesop's Fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Trump has concocted so many lies and invented

so many bullshit charges, no one believes anything that comes out of his mouth, not even his most credulous followers. At this point, Biden could shoot someone on 5th Avenue, and if Trump released the only videotape, Joe would walk free.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:33 PM

7. This is a Referendum on Trump...so Attacking Biden Doesn't Move Needle

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Response to Stallion (Reply #7)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:42 PM

8. Exactly

The pundits have said all along that it is the incumbents race to lose. The GOP can't create a new impression of someone that everyone already knows.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:46 PM

9. I suppose running on his record is out of the question for Trump

An endless skein of fuck-ups, failures, broken promises, incompetence, and outright theft isn't really something he can run on. Certainly none of that "are you better off now than you were four years ago" retrospective.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 07:17 PM

10. Joe is a known commodity. That's why we support him. tRUMP is also a known commodity and

that's why we despise him...

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:35 PM

11. Here in western PA, the ad

attacking Biden on China, one with the "approved by Donald J Trump" tag and another from a GOP PAC are running pretty often.
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:48 PM

12. The Law of Diminishing Returns is our friend

Looks like they’ve run out of 💩 to throw at the wall.

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