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2018 midterm election is a "referendum on us," political experts say
CBS "News" ^ | November 6, 2018

Posted on 11/06/2018 12:08:07 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Many consider today's midterm election a referendum on President Trump, but one Pulitzer Prize-winning historian says otherwise. "I think it's a collective mirror on us, who we vote as our leaders, where we are going as a country, what are our values," Doris Kearns Goodwin said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning."

CBS News contributor and former "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer agreed.

"President Trump has made this, he wants it to be, a referendum on him. I mean, he thinks most things are a referendum on him. But that is beside the point," Schieffer said. "I think it's a referendum on us."

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1 posted on 11/06/2018 12:08:07 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lovely couple.


2 posted on 11/06/2018 12:09:33 PM PST by donozark (There are no flamingos in Venezuela.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There’s a reason they call it the old media.


3 posted on 11/06/2018 12:10:07 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Goodwin is a long time lib masquerading as an impartial middle of the roader.

Homely partisan hack.


4 posted on 11/06/2018 12:11:36 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

2016 was already a referendum on the media-controllers.

We won. They lost.

So they doubled down on their never-ending campaign of lies and hatred of America and their hatred of Donald Trump and the millions who support him.

If we win again tonight they will triple down. Someday they will pay a heavier price than just losing an election or two.


5 posted on 11/06/2018 12:13:14 PM PST by PermaRag (Want free and fair elections in America again? #OffTheMedia)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“referedum on us”

Well, yeah. That’s kind of what free and fair elections are, Sherlock.


6 posted on 11/06/2018 12:13:26 PM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
David Bowie - Heroes
7 posted on 11/06/2018 12:13:47 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: donozark

It is a message that there is growing list of voters who don’t need DC-MSM leadership anymore.


8 posted on 11/06/2018 12:13:59 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does anyone under 70 watch CBS?


9 posted on 11/06/2018 12:15:02 PM PST by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.,)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Anyone who cares what those two jackasses think about anything is an idiot.


10 posted on 11/06/2018 12:15:51 PM PST by Bullish
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I just voted in my mostly leftist neighborhood in Hollywood, CA. Poll workers were letting blatant electioneering go on actually inside the gym where the voting was happening

Zip code 90068

11 posted on 11/06/2018 12:16:29 PM PST by atc23 (Votante Blanco)
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""I think it's a collective mirror on us, who we vote as our leaders, where we are going as a country, what are our values," Doris Kearns Goodwin said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." "

Obfuscation, not analysis.

12 posted on 11/06/2018 12:18:21 PM PST by Paladin2
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Yep
We hate your guts and your stupid party


13 posted on 11/06/2018 12:18:42 PM PST by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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"...what are our values..."

Funny coming from a plagiarist.

14 posted on 11/06/2018 12:22:54 PM PST by Renkluaf
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To: PermaRag

What the MSM doesn’t understand is that this last 60 days has been so over the top that even the middle of the road, occasional viewer see them for what they are. Other than with the hard core leftist base, they have no credibility left. These non political individuals have now been red pilled regarding media and just like when it happened to you and me that trust in the media is never coming back.


15 posted on 11/06/2018 12:24:43 PM PST by hardspunned
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Basically, he’s saying he and the elite media will judge the electorate based on the outcome of the election. If we pick Democrats, we have evolved to a more kind, open-minded, caring country. If we select Republicans, then Americans are selfish, racist, greedy and hateful.


16 posted on 11/06/2018 12:30:02 PM PST by ETCS
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Very well put, and speaks to the fact that the media is more hateful and shrill than ever. I’m old enough to remember their raw hatred of Agnew, then Nixon (just barely old enough to remember those), then Reagan, then Quayle, then Newt, then Chimpy McBusHitler....

They are so desperate to sway people in their (Democrat) direction, but their methods might actually be sending people the opposite way.

Hyper-partisan bias on the part of the “mainstream” media isn’t anything a bit new. But their pure drooling vitriol at all times is a little new, and the violence they are attempting to incite (and already HAVE incited) will boomerang on them someday. Possibly very soon.


17 posted on 11/06/2018 12:30:08 PM PST by PermaRag (Want free and fair elections in America again? #OffTheMedia)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fraudulent elitists. They are convinced the lies they tell themselves are true. Trump has NEVER claimed this is about himself. He says over and over it is about the people of this country. He has given us hope where there was none. He has returned the government to the people. Stuck on themselves elitists like Schieffer cannot see the truth because they are blinded by their own beliefs. They will learn, in a few hours.


18 posted on 11/06/2018 12:30:28 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (The denial of the authority of God is the central plank of the Progressive movement.)
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I thought they we actually saying “us” as in media (which would have been refreshing)...but, no, it was just another swipe at We the People.

If the Repubs pull this out, it will absolutely be a referendum on the media.


19 posted on 11/06/2018 12:38:03 PM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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A referendum on Donald Trump? Okay.

Let’s remember that Barak Obama’s Democrats lost 63 House seats during his first mid-term election in 2010.

And that Bill Clinton’s Democrats lost 54 House seats, and Ronald Reagan’s Republicans lost 26 House seats, respectively, during their first midterm elections.

Any fewer Republican losses today should be considered a victory for Donald Trump.


20 posted on 11/06/2018 12:40:18 PM PST by humbleexpert
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