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Tue May 23, 2017, 08:44 PM

Who needs Trump voters? Not Democrats!

OK, WE all know this. What do we have to do to convince the Democrats in power? These are not people who are even vaguely interested in "working with you".
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/23/1665167/-Who-needs-Trump-voters-Not-Democrats?

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Reply Who needs Trump voters? Not Democrats! (Original post)
WinstonSmith4740 May 2017 OP
onecaliberal May 2017 #1
Dawson Leery May 2017 #2
virtualobserver May 2017 #4
WinstonSmith4740 May 2017 #5
dalton99a May 2017 #3
qwlauren35 May 2017 #6

Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 08:48 PM

1. We DONT want anything they're offering.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 08:50 PM

2. Democrats did not come out to vote in large enough numbers.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #2)

Tue May 23, 2017, 08:59 PM

4. If the specter of a Donald Trump Presidency wasn't enough to bring Democrats out to vote....

 

what would?

You are all barking up the wrong tree.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #2)

Tue May 23, 2017, 09:21 PM

5. 3 million more votes isn't large enough?

Hillary had one of the largest popular vote gaps ever. And when you look at states like Wisconsin, which tossed almost 200,000 voters off their roles, Hair Furor still only won by about 20,000 votes. How much is enough?

Democrats turned out the votes. But between a press determined to bring her down, collusion between some of the world's worst people, the ability to manipulate voting districts, and all the other stuff we know about, she was running against an awful lot.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 08:50 PM

3. The Trump cult will not vote for a Democrat

It's delusional to think otherwise

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 09:33 PM

6. Interesting article.

A few things struck me. 84% of all Republicans are happy with Trump and would vote for him again.

My GAWD. That speaks of a major ideological divide. So why the fuck are we trying to win over these people? I don't know.

Minorities and women have over a 50% majority of power in the US, if only we would harness it. Racial and ethnic minorities and pro-choice women, along with environmentalists, the LGBTQ community (except the Log Cabin) the disabled and many veterans make up the party base. "Identity politics" as opposed to the Republican choice phrase "Special Interest Groups".

The clear pitch of the article is that if we could just get our base to vote, we would consistently win elections.

I am convinced that because the majority of Democratic Congresscritters are white males, and the majority of DNC leaders are white males, then there is some ridiculous notion that we need to win over more white males in order to win elections.

And doing that pisses off the base, and then we don't vote, or vote Third Party, and the Democrats lose.

I begin to understand why so many people were pissed in 2016.

If the DNC learns anything, perhaps they will learn not to piss off their base.

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