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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

“Just quit talking down to me.”

On December 20, Democrats averaged 13-point lead over Republicans in the polls for the midterm congressional races. Two days later, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 into law.

Now that lead is now 5 points.

Democrats understandably are nervous. They underestimated Donald John Trump two years ago and had their worst whupping in a presidential race in 28 years as Trump took 30 states.

It's deja vu all over again, as Yogi Berra would say.

Actually, it is worse. Democrats fear they have lost Trump voters forever.

Paul Waldman of the Washington Post wrote a piece, "Democrats Just Can’t Win The ‘Respect’ of Donald Trump voters."

He cited a passage from the new book by Salena Zito and Brad Todd, "The Great Revolt," which covers Trump voters, not necessarily Trump.

One man told them, "One of the things I really don’t get about the Democratic Party or the news media is the lack of respect they give to people who work hard all of their lives to get themselves out of the hole."

And Waldman quoted a man who told the Post's Dan Balz, "I despise Barack Obama. I think primarily because I don’t think he thinks very much of people like me.

"One of the places I would agree with the hard-core Trump people, they’re tired of being treated as the enemy by Barack Obama.

"His comment, the whole thing, it’s been worn out to death, that clinging to God and guns, God and guns and afraid of people who don’t look like them, blah, blah, blah. Just quit talking down to me."

Before we write them off as racists, consider this. Obama received 303,857 votes in West Virginia in 2008.

Eight years later, Hillary received 188,794 votes in West Virginia.

Hillary lost 115,063 Obama voters because Obama failed to deliver on his promises of hope and change. Many of them went with Trump.

Good luck getting them back because Trump is delivering on his promise to Make America Great Again.

17 comments:

  1. If Democrats just want what is best for me then why do they hate me so much?

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    1. The real question is, "If Democrats hate me so much, do they really want what is best for me or am I just an automatic vote to them?"

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    2. It's what they want from you, not what they want for you. And what they want from you is the product of your labor so that they can redistribute it. I don't see how anyone who works for a living could ever pull the (D) lever.

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  2. Knowing what we know now, that 5 points is likely to actually be a Democrat deficit. That's another big reason they are worried.

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  3. While typing in Democrat, rather than Democratic, I thought of one of those creeping realizations I had several years back. Many of us were trying to get mainstream "conservatives" to to this as a way of pointing out that the dems aren't democratic at all. And the cucks refused to do so, one of the reasons being that it wasn't proper English.

    The word cuckservative hadn't even been invented yet, but here we had a case of "conservative" leadership actually defending liberals against an effective attack. Minor, but effective. And something the left, with their penchant for changing the language to suit their purposes does on an ongoing basis.

    It may have been then that I realized that these guys don't really want to win, meaning they don't want us to win, either.

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    1. You're allowed a moue of disgust before you jump in the sewer with the rats.

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  4. Some always vote the straight democratic ticket and some the straight republican ticket and most trump voters vote with their minds.

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  5. Most Democrat politicians don't hate us Trump voters. Obama and John Kerry and Maxine Water do, but most don't. But they know that a critical mass of their own voters do, so they govern themselves accordingly.

    (Hillary, on the other hand, just hates everybody who won't pay her $500,000 just to burp in their general direction.)

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  6. If you take a look at yesterday’s primary results, it looks like the Dems have pretty much given up the party to the Hard Left. Sack up, y’all. November’s gonna a battlezone.

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    1. They're letting their socialist flags fly all over the place these days. Remember how they used to get so indignant when you'd call them socialists; now they just try to justify it by explaining they're "democrat socialists" as if there's a difference. As if.

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  7. OK, now add in the fact Trump's black support has doubled.

    And these people don't have to vote for him. All they have to do is stay home.

    (if they do vote for him, however, watch the Democrats head for the Reichskanzlei)

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    1. That's an excellent point. Elections aren't won by changing people's minds. People rarely if ever change their minds. Elections are won by energizing your base while demoralizing the opponent's base. We vote, they don't, we win.

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    2. Gotta respectfully disagree with ya there, Jack. I was a Leftist through most of my twenties. And then, as was said poignant post after Ronaldus passed, “Jesus changed my heart and Reagan changed my mind.” It can happen.

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  8. All their efforts will be centered on large cities. To them the problem was just a few of their own who didn't show up as Jack Daw says. They could care less about the'Trump voter'.

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  9. HIllary lost Obama voters because Obama failed to deliver on his promises of hope and change. But Donald Trump is now President because Obama did deliver on his promises of hope and change to the rest of us.

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  10. The economy (stupid!) is doing great, thanks to DJT's tax cuts PLUS the Rep Congress reducing Obama's power to do terrible stuff, some. Remember gridlock?

    Presidents usually get too much credit, or blame, for the economy.

    The deficit, and debt, is a long term worry. But until the Dems think it's a big enough problem to support less domestic spending, there's not going to be much entitlement reform; and the Reps shouldn't be proposing much (electoral suicide).

    Tax cuts, more jobs - a President who works on keeping his promises.

    Where's the wall? waiting for Congress. Where's the Obamacare repeal? waiting for Congress. Who's running for office this year? ... Congress.

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