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Democrats need a message.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    How many times was Trump counted out during the campaign? Right now his numbers are going up. Democrats potentially running for office should capitalize on Trump's biggest failed promise of lots of good paying jobs. Democrats should blast Trump on good paying jobs, tax cut that favored the top incomes and attacks on schools, insurance and entitlements. Can't count on winning on Trump losing votes.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    You know, Ford isn't going to make sedans in America anymore, just big suv's and Mustangs, leaving the market open for Toyota and other makers to capitalize on it, so, why isn't he screaming about keeping American automakers (Ford) jobs here? Could it be because he has been, and always will be full of shit? Me thinks so.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Dockadams Wrote: You know, Ford isn't going to make sedans in America anymore, just big suv's and Mustangs, leaving the market open for Toyota and other makers to capitalize on it, so, why isn't he screaming about keeping American automakers (Ford) jobs here? Could it be because he has been, and always will be full of shit? Me thinks so.
    Remember that Obama had to bail out GM and Chrysler? Chrysler is now Fiat (thus no longer American) Ford may end up the same way. They did not get the bail out thus had to suffer to stay afloat. On the other "hand", Ferrari made great profits, their stock from inception improved by 130%.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: How many times was Trump counted out during the campaign? Right now his numbers are going up. Democrats potentially running for office should capitalize on Trump's biggest failed promise of lots of good paying jobs. Democrats should blast Trump on good paying jobs, tax cut that favored the top incomes and attacks on schools, insurance and entitlements. Can't count on winning on Trump losing votes.

    I bolded the last line. No we cannot count on winning by Trump losing votes. Rather Democrats need to find a way to have a broad appeal beyond the "never Trumpers". As the midterms are here, Congressional and gubernatorial candidates need to work on getting there own messages out that can appeal to their respective constituencies. And it cannot be just an anti-Trump message.

    Furthermore, if your district/state is "purple" then that messaging and candidacy must recognize that. There is not a "one size fits all" for the party. We cannot apply purity tests in the primary elections to drive out otherwise good competitive candidates for the general election.

    Winning a primary doesn't necessarily translate into winning a general election. Right now though I still see a lot of disunity in the Democratic Party as I canvass neighborhoods for Colorado's governor.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    "Rather Democrats need to find a way to have a broad appeal beyond the "never Trumpers".

    Democrats won't lose any of the 60 million votes but at least half of Trump's 60 million are at risk. The key to winning is to focus not broaden the appeal. Democrats should focus on Trump's biggest lies to win failures. Preface his lies with he had the right idea but couldn't get it done. Democrats will promise to work on those, lots of good paying jobs, health insurance for everybody , take care of the veterans , transparent tax cuts that will support the economy and on. No negativity. Just promise to work on Trump's promises. He stole the election with lies. Just promise to finish the job that Trump felt the country deserved. Thank Trump for the awakening and promise to make good on it. Acknowledge that Trump was hindered and now newly empowered Democrats will finish the job.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    The next election is ours to lose.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Schmidt Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote: How many times was Trump counted out during the campaign? Right now his numbers are going up. Democrats potentially running for office should capitalize on Trump's biggest failed promise of lots of good paying jobs. Democrats should blast Trump on good paying jobs, tax cut that favored the top incomes and attacks on schools, insurance and entitlements. Can't count on winning on Trump losing votes.

    I bolded the last line. No we cannot count on winning by Trump losing votes. Rather Democrats need to find a way to have a broad appeal beyond the "never Trumpers". As the midterms are here, Congressional and gubernatorial candidates need to work on getting there own messages out that can appeal to their respective constituencies. And it cannot be just an anti-Trump message.

    Furthermore, if your district/state is "purple" then that messaging and candidacy must recognize that. There is not a "one size fits all" for the party. We cannot apply purity tests in the primary elections to drive out otherwise good competitive candidates for the general election.

    Winning a primary doesn't necessarily translate into winning a general election. Right now though I still see a lot of disunity in the Democratic Party as I canvass neighborhoods for Colorado's governor.

    Schmidt please be so kind to give me the message the Dem's will run on; I've got no clue what they want related to social programs or clarity related to "honesty" in governing or "corruption" in our election system, let alone their point of view related to the stupid "electoral college" system which is also totally corrupted. About "healthcare" I've seen nothing to fix Obama care or another plan to give healthcare as they provide in Europe or even Canada.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    How about "Impeach Now"!