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To: snarkytart

While I agree with you 100% the fact is Moore should have won by at least 5% if the people of Alabama gave a damn about the MAGA agenda.

The same phenomenon seems to exist in VA.

Whether it’s a RINO in VA or a Jesse Helms conservative in AL neither can win if the Trump voters stay home. Because it looks to me as though the folks who voted for Donald in 2016 think they did their job and now they’re done.

If that’s the mindset we’re dealing with now, then we could be in big trouble for 2018.


11 posted on 12/16/2017 10:19:07 PM PST by Ceebass
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To: Ceebass

Of course, Republicans are in big trouble in 2018. All you have to do is look at the midterms historically. The party in the White House usually loses a fairly sizeable number of seats. This is not a mystery nor unusual. The supporters of the president usually are complacent. Very happy and oblivious or they are mad because the presidents party has not made them completely happy, so they stay home. Meanwhile, the voters on the other side are highly motivated and can’t wait to vote against the president party. All you have to do is look at Obama’s midterm elections. Obama fueled resentment and anger among conservatives. Basically, the Democrats were destroyed while he was in office. However he was not unpopular. That was proven by his reelection. His supporters came out when he was on the ballot and stayed home when he was not. I have the feeling the same thing will happen in 2018. Trump will not be on the ballot, and many of his voters will stay home.


13 posted on 12/16/2017 10:50:24 PM PST by Dave W
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To: Ceebass

This situation was a complete anomaly.

Strange couldn’t win because Alabama knew he was dirty. He took the senate appointment in exchange for dropping a criminal investigation against a crooked governor and his mistress.

Brooks couldn’t win because the vote was spilt three ways and the GOPe went against him.

Moore couldn’t win after the false allegations came out.

You’d have to have all three of those things in place in 2018. It’s never going to happen again.

Well, the false molestation allegations will probably happen again and be par for the course.


63 posted on 12/17/2017 4:33:37 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl (I want to backtrack to Christmas, the one before we met.)
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