Republicans Need To Decide If Protecting Trump Is Worth The Price Of Destroying Their Party

Nov 2012
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nirvana
#1
The Democrats just won a massive wave election. The depth and breadth of that wave has become more clear, day by day, but Democrats picked up more House seats than in any election since 1974, just a few months after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency in disgrace. Which may be a clue and a portent. As in this can get even worse for the Republicans.

Democrats also flipped seven governorships, at least eight state legislative chambers and over three hundred state legislative seats, and now hold a majority of state attorneys general. Their overall national popular vote margin for the House rivals that of the largest Republican waves, with only unethical, undemocratic gerrymandering preventing their seat gain from being even larger. Even more ominously for Republicans, the usual national political battleground that is the suburbs swung hard for Democrats, and it's hard to see it swinging back even toward the middle anytime soon.

Republicans need to decide if protecting Trump is worth the price of destroying their party
 
Nov 2013
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871
NM
#4
It's already years too late for the GOP to make that decision. Or rather, they already decided when they put up Trump as their candidate. They're stuck with him now & for all time - all the GOP non-Trumpists apparently fell on their swords in the last election.

So the undecimated might as well buckle up & enjoy the ride - no doubt the resultant handful of survivors (all those bodies will doubtless cushion the fall for the last) will be able to testify as to what the lemmings felt as they plummeted back to earth.
 
Jul 2014
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7,483
massachusetts
#5
in 2010, the GOP got 51.7% of the House votes cast vs 44.9% for the Democrats
in 2018 , the Democrats got 53% of the vote, vs 45.3% for the GOP.
The Democrats took nearly 40 seats as the races get settled.

In every demographic the GOP lost ground from 2016, and Democratic turnout was fabulous.

In 2020, there are 12 Democratic Senate seats and 22 Republican Senate seats on the line.
in 2020, Trump won't be the blank slate outsider that people can pin their hopes to, he'll be a known quantity, who has failed to deliver much of anything.

So we'll see what happens.
 
Nov 2017
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757
Virginia
#6
in 2010, the GOP got 51.7% of the House votes cast vs 44.9% for the Democrats
in 2018 , the Democrats got 53% of the vote, vs 45.3% for the GOP.
The Democrats took nearly 40 seats as the races get settled.

In every demographic the GOP lost ground from 2016, and Democratic turnout was fabulous.

In 2020, there are 12 Democratic Senate seats and 22 Republican Senate seats on the line.
in 2020, Trump won't be the blank slate outsider that people can pin their hopes to, he'll be a known quantity, who has failed to deliver much of anything.

So we'll see what happens.
Yep - we'll see what happens & I think it'll also be interesting to watch it happen, whatever it is that happens.
 

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