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A Blue Wave

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  • Center Left
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    There have been a few special elections and the results have been favorable for Democrats. Races where we had no reason to expect positive results have been won. With mid term elections just under 8 months away, we have seen what appears to be a sign of the Buyers Remorse that another referenced earlier in another thread. I actually believe persons who don't typically concern themselves with politics and voting, are getting used to making a statement. I think many are sharing comments on social media. I am hopeful that it continues before the machine that is our government gets even more corrupted. Perhaps the momentum will continue as this administration has alienated all but the wealthy and others in his base.

    We need to take advantage of the trends and harness the enthusiasm.

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    This NPR story speaks of the Pennsylvania win. It's been a good year so far.

    npr.org/2018/03/14/593491529/the-result...

  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote:

    There have been a few special elections and the results have been favorable for Democrats. Races where we had no reason to expect positive results have been won. With mid term elections just under 8 months away, we have seen what appears to be a sign of the Buyers Remorse that another referenced earlier in another thread. I actually believe persons who don't typically concern themselves with politics and voting, are getting used to making a statement. I think many are sharing comments on social media. I am hopeful that it continues before the machine that is our government gets even more corrupted. Perhaps the momentum will continue as this administration has alienated all but the wealthy and others in his base.

    We need to take advantage of the trends and harness the enthusiasm.

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    This NPR story speaks of the Pennsylvania win. It's been a good year so far.

    npr.org/2018/03/14/593491529/the-result...

    The only hope I have is that Trump's "base" runs of the cliff including all his cronies. I certainly hope we don't get Pence as president.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    It's been said that the candidate Lamb in the Pennsylvania special election won mainly because of his disdain for Nancy Pelosi, according to some middle of the road voters and right wing media. Even Trump was praising Lamb. Who knows what this newly elected democrat will turn out to be, only time will tell. Voters will find out if he is a DINO, or a RINO.

    We had a few of those here in Wisconsin. There were people posing as democrats and even had their names on ballots only to find out just before important elections who and what they really were. But believe me, that is way different than someone who has been labeled as a RINO or a DINO. A good example of someone who might be considered as a DINO is Rahm Emanuel, the current mayor of Chicago, mainly because he has accepted campaign donations from powerful republican businessmen and lobbyists who align themselves with the hard right.

    In Wisconsin, my local newspaper had an article a few weeks ago about governor Walker. The header of the article stated that Walker is concerned he may lose the upcoming election because he and Ryan threw their allegiance behind Trump-buyer's remorse here folks. A good rule of thumb for politicians might be never go the way you're going now because you may regret it at a later date, as might be the case with the republican controlled house and senate of Wisconsin, as well as the governor's seat.

    If anyone watches Stephanopolis or Todd on weekends, you might hear them say the midterms usually always flip sides. If that's the case, and democrats gain control in DC, maybe then they can get their minds together to unseat Trump, and make life difficult for the VP. We democrats can only hope.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    So, I figured out how to get my local news story online, here's what I found. At least one district which was solid republican went blue, so I'd say that Walker and Ryan of Wisconsin have reason to worry about a republican's future in my state.

    "The surprise mid-January Democratic victory in the state’s far northwestern corner in a special election was an upset to a seat that has strongly favored Republican candidates in the past, Walker conceded."

    kenoshanews.com/news/local/gov-walker-p...

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    Nobody can be more anti working class than Walker or Ryan. The last election awokened a class that is as anti Walker/Ryan as can be. I think and hope that Walker was so radical that he was performing for the likes of the Koch brothers. 50% of the working class not being able to come up with $400 in an emergency may be an awakening to demand the government acknowledge the working class as deserving citizens.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Ryan quitting, won't seek reelection this year. I think he woke up and smelled to coffee.

    Now I wished the redneck from Alabama would quit, the turtleman.

  • Center Left
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    We have a long way to go. Hoping momentum can be maintained.

    google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/0...

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    One republican strategy being considered is to make it referendum on impeaching trump.

    The national campaign message would claim that Democrats will attempt impeach trump on false charges that come from the Deep State and the Mueller investigation that manufactured false criminal evidence. Trump would become their national symbol for Truth, Justice, and the American way, and democrats represent support using criminal tactics to win at all costs.

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    wwjd Wrote:

    One republican strategy being considered is to make it referendum on impeaching trump.

    The national campaign message would claim that Democrats will attempt impeach trump on false charges that come from the Deep State and the Mueller investigation that manufactured false criminal evidence. Trump would become their national symbol for Truth, Justice, and the American way, and democrats represent support using criminal tactics to win at all costs.

    That would not surprise me. But then I am paranoid when it comes to the Republican Party.
  • Democrat
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    I hope you are right. When Americans stopped voting by the millions decades ago they lost their Republic and ended up with a corrupt Oligarchy and if they do start voting for honest Americans they just might get it back!
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    progressiveconnie Wrote: I hope you are right. When Americans stopped voting by the millions decades ago they lost their Republic and ended up with a corrupt Oligarchy and if they do start voting for honest Americans they just might get it back!
    I doubt it; as long as the "education" in this country is lacking, then they barely can count till ten, let alone make a proper judgement on who to vote for. Just like with Trump the "deplorables" love all the B.S. what comes out of his mouth. I doubt of that portion of the population ever changes, because FOX news/ Sinclair make sure that they stay stupid.
  • Democrat
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    The American people are once again beginning to show an interest in their government and have been setting up town meetings for their representatives in the U.S. Congress all over the country.

    In almost every town meeting where their Republican representatives were invited the Republican representatives refused to attend these town meetings but such flagrant indifference to the voters of their districts come as no surprise to those Americans who have become aware that their Republic has become an Oligarchy and these Republicans are only interested in what their campaign contributors want and don't give a damn what the American people want and sad to say the Democratic Party refuses to support Progressive candidates and instead is supporting corporate stooges.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    The Democratic excitement is about winning . Anybody talking about what this Democratic shift is going to do for the poor and working poor. Or is the thrill of victory totally satisfying. Nobody is calling Trump out about his promise of lots of good paying jobs.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Wisconsin's primary yesterday was dismal for democrats. Walker received some 417,000 votes, my democrat challenger (Tony Evers) only received 224,000 votes, Walker by nearly a 2 to 1 margin. I think Jared is correct, democrats sat on their asses at home instead of getting out to vote. I'm afraid of what's to come, 4 more years of a republican regime.
  • Independent
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    Dockadams Wrote: Wisconsin's primary yesterday was dismal for democrats. Walker received some 417,000 votes, my democrat challenger (Tony Evers) only received 224,000 votes, Walker by nearly a 2 to 1 margin. I think Jared is correct, democrats sat on their asses at home instead of getting out to vote. I'm afraid of what's to come, 4 more years of a republican regime.
    Yes Dock, it simply means that the country will stay an banana republic; because of lack of education and morals.