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Has Trump Found the Formula for 2020?
realclearpolitics.com ^ | February 8, 2019 | Pat Buchanan

Posted on 02/09/2019 1:44:45 AM PST by be-baw

If the pollsters at CNN and CBS are correct, Donald Trump may have found the formula for winning a second term in 2020.

His State of the Union address, say the two networks, met with the approval of 76 percent of all viewers -- 97 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents and 30 percent of Democrats. Seventy-two percent agreed with the president's plans for securing the border with Mexico.

Trump was not only unapologetic in defense of his wall. He seemed to relish savaging the rising radicalism of Democrats on two critical issues many Democrats have, since their 2018 triumph, seized upon: abortion on demand, right up to the day of birth, and soak-the-rich socialism.

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Buchanan has a real knack for seeing and accurately describing the big picture. In some ways, Trump is heir apparent to what Buchanan has been preaching since he ran for president.
1 posted on 02/09/2019 1:44:45 AM PST by be-baw
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His State of the Union address, say the two networks, met with the approval of 76 percent of all viewers -- 97 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents and 30 percent of Democrats

These are the Democrats who will abandon the "Party of AOC" and become Republicans. Most likely they are "straight" and white.

2 posted on 02/09/2019 2:33:38 AM PST by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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ARE there any straight white males STRILL in the DEmocrat Party?


3 posted on 02/09/2019 4:08:28 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: be-baw

“Donald Trump may have found the formula for winning a second term in 2020.”

The winning formula will be to repeat what he did last time; except with a major start on the wall now.


4 posted on 02/09/2019 4:56:46 AM PST by odawg
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“Trump is heir apparent to what Buchanan has been preaching since he ran for president.”

I remember reading an article by William F Buckley on Buchanan’s run.

It was a kind of a slam at Buchanan, but Buckley did say, toward the end of his article, that Buchanan was more of a prophet than a politician, and that “if the country is to be saved, it will be saved along the lines laid down by Buchanan.”


5 posted on 02/09/2019 5:01:43 AM PST by odawg
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To: Ann Archy

There were quite a few at the Trump rally we attended. :-)


6 posted on 02/09/2019 5:02:03 AM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: be-baw

Basically all President Trump has to do is run against the Democrats. When Nancy Pelosi represents the more moderate wing of your party, you know you’ve got a bunch of real whack jobs in it.

That was the big upside of the Democrats taking the House. They’ve probably just ensured Trump’s re-election. I hope their tears are just as salty this time.


7 posted on 02/09/2019 5:46:59 AM PST by FLT-bird
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To: Ann Archy

I work with one. 100% liberal, 100% snowflake, wanted Bernie to win the presidency. Feels his nearly 100 grand in student loans should just be forgiven. Makes you weep for the future.


8 posted on 02/09/2019 5:49:26 AM PST by VideoPaul
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To: be-baw

The winning formula is let the Democrats eat their own, self destruct, and continue talking about their loony left proposals.


9 posted on 02/09/2019 6:18:43 AM PST by DownInFlames (Galsd)
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“ARE there any straight white males STRILL in the DEmocrat Party?”

Many, Many, Millions - but most elected Republicans are too scared of being called racist or a nationalist when making a play for them.

I’ve been called that on this site, albeit politely.


10 posted on 02/09/2019 6:21:15 AM PST by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: be-baw

I always like reading Pat’s take on Trump because as you say, he laid a lot of the groundwork for Trump’s positions on many issues.


11 posted on 02/09/2019 7:18:29 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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Has Trump Found the Formula for 2020?

The only formula for 2020 is to begin construction on a border wall - a real, comprehensive wall, not "reinforcing existing fencing" or "enhancing border security".

GOP morons who think that thwarting Trump on this will only hurt Trump are dooming the Republican Party.
12 posted on 02/09/2019 7:22:55 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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The Formula for 2020: Trump Being Trump.

He’s going to wipe the floor with those Leftist Loony Tune Characters.


13 posted on 02/09/2019 7:50:40 AM PST by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: be-baw

Bump!


14 posted on 02/09/2019 4:45:04 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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Somebody up there likes Donald Trump.

Somebody up there liked Barack Obama too, but the feeling wasn't mutual.

15 posted on 02/10/2019 8:39:55 AM PST by scottinoc
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They’re even closer together than you said. Not many were willing to help the peasants with pitchforks back in 1990. Too bad.


16 posted on 02/10/2019 8:57:18 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: be-baw

Triumph? As mid-term elections go, this was hardly a “triumph”. They lost ground in the Senate, and barely got a majority in the House, which they are now using to make asses of themselves.


17 posted on 02/10/2019 1:27:59 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: BobL

Exactly right. I’ve been saying that too. GOP has gotta make it an imperative to start getting 65% or more of the white vote. Only way to stave off the scum.


18 posted on 02/10/2019 9:24:40 PM PST by Bruiser78
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“Exactly right. I’ve been saying that too. GOP has gotta make it an imperative to start getting 65% or more of the white vote. Only way to stave off the scum.”

Either that, or just walk away from politics and let the Democrats do whatever they have in store for us.

The days when whites could split their vote between two parties which both support the Constitution are LONG GONE, and that is NOT the fault of whites.


19 posted on 02/11/2019 4:58:55 AM PST by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: be-baw

I said to my wife over the weekend, if CNN is reporting 76% it’s probably closer to 90!


20 posted on 02/11/2019 9:48:35 AM PST by TangledUpInBlue
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