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  • Key Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections!!!!!

    Key Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

    By any measure, Tuesday was a big night for Democrats, especially in Virginia, where they swept the top offices, including governor, and made strong gains in the General Assembly.

    Here are some key takeaways from the biggest election night since President Trump’s victory a year ago.

    A suburban rebellion propels Democrats.

    It was largely a suburban rebellion, where more moderate voters rejected Mr. Trump and embraced Democrats.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/u...elections.html

    Heh...tRump is rat poison (thank you Coach Saban) to the Republicans!!!
    Roll Tide!!!!!

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    Originally posted by Hoddy View Post
    Key Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

    By any measure, Tuesday was a big night for Democrats, especially in Virginia, where they swept the top offices, including governor, and made strong gains in the General Assembly.

    Here are some key takeaways from the biggest election night since President Trump’s victory a year ago.

    A suburban rebellion propels Democrats.

    It was largely a suburban rebellion, where more moderate voters rejected Mr. Trump and embraced Democrats.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/u...elections.html

    Heh...tRump is rat poison (thank you Coach Saban) to the Republicans!!!

    Let's not forget Va. is a blue state and will remain that way as long Northern Va. is really part of DC. No biggy here. The last Governor was a democrat. Let's hope this governor has more insight than the last one.

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    • Tom Hicks
      Tom Hicks commented
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      Are you kidding?

      Yes,biggie here! In fact this is Yuuuuge.

    • Phil O'Keefe
      Phil O'Keefe commented
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      It was a notable win, and probably not a good omen for the Republicans, but let's not overplay it - Virginia has long been a blue state, so a Democrat (who was favored to win in the pre-election polls) winning there isn't really a huge surprise... although I'll concede that the percentage he won by exceeded all expectations / pre-election estimates.

    • Tom Hicks
      Tom Hicks commented
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      Yes let's not over play it. Let's just recognize a wave when we see one. Those who were paying attention in 2016 saw that not only did the Democratic candidate for president win the popular vote by millions but that Democrats picked up seats in both the house and the Senate. And of course adding to this trend is the expected Trump buyer's remorse.

  • #3
    I did a quick scan of comments on the CNN page. Trump supporters are brushing this off as a nothing-burger.



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    Originally Posted by RobRoy: I believe that the only way Obama will remain in power is if he suspends elections. And at that point he is no longer president. He is dictator. But I don't believe he will even survive that long. It could be suicide, impeachment by BOTH parties, you name it.

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    • panhandler
      panhandler commented
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      As expected. Fox news probably isn't even mentioning it. LOL!

    • moogerfooger
      moogerfooger commented
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      last night while every other news channel was covering the elections FOX had wall to wall mass shooting coverage that they had already shown constantly all day

    • guido61
      guido61 commented
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      The Fox commentators were blaming it on Gillespie not embracing Trumpism enough and declaring the GOP establishment dead.
      Last edited by guido61; 11-08-2017, 10:07 AM.

  • #4
    It seems that President Trump really does have the ability to Make America Great Again.
    As a human being, you come with the whole range of inner possibilities
    from the deepest hell to the highest states.

    It is up to you which one you choose to explore
    .

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    • Hoot Owl
      Hoot Owl commented
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      A very insightful comment.
      Thank you.

  • #5
    The win was bigger than expected, so that's definitely a good thing for Dems. It shows that the anti-Trump vote movement can translate into more than just tweets and FB likes.

    But the Dems still have a long ways to go if they want to turn this into any sort of a real wave in 2018. Taking over the House will be a tremendous lift and taking over the Senate will still be very unlikely. They have a lot of fresh, young candidates running for House seats. There's a lot of energy in the grass roots, but they still need a cohesive message and plan.

    They still lost with white voters in Virginia last night, 57% to 42% and all men 50% to 48%. They may never again win the majority of whites in a lot of these states--and maybe they don't need to with how demographics are changing--, but they need to figure out a way to do better, nonetheless.
    Last edited by guido61; 11-08-2017, 09:49 AM.
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    • Tom Hicks
      Tom Hicks commented
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      College educated whites mostly voted Democrat according to exit polls. Gillespie did have the majority support of non-college educated white males however.

      But that wasn't good enough.

  • #6
    Yes, Dems had a slight edge with college educated whites (51-48) although they lost with college educated white males (46-54), but unless they have a plan to quickly get more people through college they still need to reach working class voters better.

    Virginia is a purple state that I think we can now consider solidly blue. Dems still did horribly in the rural areas. And the electoral college map still is what it is. If they want to take back those midwest states Trump won last year---and they have to if they want to win in the 2020 and retake the the Senate-- they are going to have to do better with non-college educated whites. Ohio isn't Virginia.

    Virginia is the 6th most educated state in the country with 37% of people having at least a bachelor's degree.

    Ohio is 36th with 26.8% of people having at least a bachelor's degree.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b053b1ccf2990f
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    • #7
      We the People seem to be rejecting a divisive, nationalist, white supremacist republic.
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      Hello there.

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