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Opinion: Two new studies show why Trump's hate and lies are failing
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 31, 2018 | by Greg Sargent, The Washington Post

Posted on 10/31/2018 2:07:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The closing campaign strategy of President Donald Trump and Republicans is often depicted as mainly an effort to galvanize the GOP's blue-collar white base through fear-mongering about immigrants and incitement of racial-cultural tensions around imagery of angry Democratic mobs and protesting African American athletes.

But there's a second piece to the strategy that's also crucial: Trump and Republicans want college-educated white voters, particularly suburban women, to ignore all that unpleasant racial and cultural demagoguery entirely - and focus only on the economy.

It is widely observed that Democrats are favored to take back the House because of a backlash against Trump's ugly personal characteristics and verbal displays of racism and misogyny. But it is already discernible in Trump and Republican messaging that the public has turned on the Trump-era GOP's agenda - that is, its peculiar fusion of xenophobic ethno-nationalism with orthodox GOP regressive and plutocratic economic priorities.

Trump and Republicans are closing by lying about health care and taxes to limit losses among suburban and well-educated white voters, and lying about immigration while race-baiting against individual Democratic candidates to keep the downscale white GOP base energized. This probably won't be enough for Republicans to keep the House. But whatever is to be on this front, the need to lie so relentlessly about all these matters itself constitutes an admission of failure. The public has seen Trump's fusion of ethno-nationalism and orthodox GOP plutocracy put into governing practice, and is rejecting it.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


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1 posted on 10/31/2018 2:07:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Grade “A” BS


2 posted on 10/31/2018 2:10:09 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Global Warming is GOOD and Trump is BAD...

Got it! Dang, I ALWAYS get Leftist stuff completely backwards.


3 posted on 10/31/2018 2:10:40 PM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These people are so stupid.

5.56mm


4 posted on 10/31/2018 2:11:42 PM PDT by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Part of it:

Outrage fatigue.

Most people get tired of being pissed all the time, at some point.


5 posted on 10/31/2018 2:11:50 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I would like them to explain why Trump’s approval has increased among blacks, Hispanics and Asians, while declining among whites.


6 posted on 10/31/2018 2:12:18 PM PDT by nbenyo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Somebody’s in for a little disappointment shortly...


7 posted on 10/31/2018 2:12:50 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is trash... Admin should remove it...


8 posted on 10/31/2018 2:13:09 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I felt like I was reading Soviet-era Izvestiya slogging through that veritable wall of Marxist buzzwords. Wow, they’re really chasing their tails trying to turn reality upside down to suit their delusions, here.


9 posted on 10/31/2018 2:14:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wow, tell us how you really feel, simpleton. Then tell us about how great your parties were who committed vehicular man slaughter, perjury, obstruction of justice, sexual harassment, adultery, rape etc while public officials


10 posted on 10/31/2018 2:15:10 PM PDT by j.havenfarm ( 1,500 posts as of 8/10/18. A FReeper since 2000; never shutting up!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A blast from the past.

OCTOBER 16, 2016

Donald Trump is failing at basically everything right now. This poll proves it

11 posted on 10/31/2018 2:15:27 PM PDT by ETCS
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Compost heap......................


12 posted on 10/31/2018 2:16:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (I lie to pollsters......................ALL Of THEM!...................)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
unpleasant racial and cultural demagoguery entirely

I have no idea what they are talking about. I just haven't seen it.

13 posted on 10/31/2018 2:17:54 PM PDT by RatRipper (The Democrat Party is the party of liars, swindlers, cheats and unbridled immorality.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
San Francisco Chronicle / by Greg Sargent, The Washington Post

             

14 posted on 10/31/2018 2:18:13 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Journalism.”


15 posted on 10/31/2018 2:18:18 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“It is widely observed that Democrats are favored to take back the House because of a backlash against Trump’s ugly personal characteristics and verbal displays of racism and misogyny. “

Copied and pasted for a good laugh Wednesday morning!


16 posted on 10/31/2018 2:18:39 PM PDT by JPJones (More tariffs, less income tax.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He is driving them totally insane.


17 posted on 10/31/2018 2:19:46 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberal is lies.)
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To: antidemoncrat

The San Francisco Chronicle, not fit for reading.

Why not print a crappy newspaper for a crap filled city?


18 posted on 10/31/2018 2:20:07 PM PDT by BatGuano
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To: antidemoncrat

No, Grade Triple Z bullshazzar. Not even a good lie.


19 posted on 10/31/2018 2:20:14 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The SecoSome SJWs came and accosted me for cund Amendment is more important than Islam. Buy ammo.")
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To: ETCS
And also in the WAPO, from the author himself:

Donald Trump will (almost certainly) never be elected president. Here’s why.<

The guy has a history of lying and delusions...

20 posted on 10/31/2018 2:21:23 PM PDT by ETCS
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