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Taking back the House will be harder
than Democrats think

Washington Post, by Karen Tumulty

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Posted By:garnet, 2/7/2018 10:03:40 AM

Democrats are feeling cheery at the prospect that this fall will bring an end to the power outage they suffered in 2016 and the near-irrelevance they have endured since. Conditions look particularly good for taking back the House. Off-year elections in a president’s first term nearly always cost his party some seats, and President Trump’s historically low approval ratings are an especially heavy weight for Republicans. The fact that so many GOP incumbents are in a rush to retire is no mere coincidence. Democrats also have enthusiasm on their side, something that hasn’t been the case in a nonpresidential year since 2006.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Davids918, 2/7/2018 10:49:35 AM     (No. 11536291)

Republicans better get their act together and make sure they are doing more than simply sending out costly mail surveys, and hoping a booming economy will get people to the voting booth.

The Democrats will be pushing every bus, every Uber, every whatever they can find to get people to vote, and vote Democrat.

They want to return to nearly no growth, they want higher taxes, they want to re-install the thousands of regulations to choke businesses again, they just want to control people´s lives.

Oh, and they want to ensure you never get another bonus check every again.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: steph_gray, 2/7/2018 10:50:22 AM     (No. 11536294)

Ah yes, “historically low approval ratings” brought to you by the same Baghdad Bob polling that predicted Hillary would win in a landslide.

We will keep the House.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/7/2018 11:04:09 AM     (No. 11536314)

The story this morning is about Schiff getting pranked by someone pretending to be Russian, who offered Schiff ´´naked Trump´´ pictures. Schiff bought it lock, stock and barrel, and made arrangements to receive them!

This points out his hypocrisy in blazing lights! His credibility will suffer, even among democrats, for being so stupid!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 2/7/2018 11:06:01 AM     (No. 11536316)

The dems have nothing to offer other than "We hate Trump and we know you do too". If they didn´t own the national "news" industry that also hates Trump then they would be ignored by most of the public.

But we can´t get careless. We should have large groups of volunteers keeping an eye on cemeteries come this November to make sure the dems aren´t out loading up more "voters" than usual.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HerbVA, 2/7/2018 11:22:48 AM     (No. 11536340)

GOP better not discount the anti-Trump ferocity of many people. Another House seat lost yesterday.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/7/2018 12:51:01 PM     (No. 11536453)

Drifting more than a little here, there should be a new adjective -- "tumulty".

In a sentence -

"Did you go home with that chick after last call?"

"I wasn´t that drunk! She was tumulty."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 2/7/2018 1:56:01 PM     (No. 11536532)

Another failed attempt by the WaPo to spread their anti-GOP propaganda. Trump´s real approval ratings are NOT low. Incumbent GOP RINOs are heading for the hills, not because they are afraid of democrats but because they have angered their conservative supporters and are now unwanted by anybody. New conservatives will be quick to step up.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mathman, 2/7/2018 2:10:04 PM     (No. 11536549)

It is a done deal.
Remember 2016? Clinton was a lock to be elected.
Trump had no chance. All the polls agreed. Clinton did not even need to campaign, her majority was so strong.
It is now 2018. Who´s President, again?
How´s that poll workin´ out for ya, there?
You won the White House in 2016. The polls proved it.
So you will win the House in 2018. The polls can´t be wrong.

Of course not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Penney, 2/7/2018 2:15:01 PM     (No. 11536559)

Ever vote counts! ...Look at what happened in Missouri yesterday by only 108 GOP votes short!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kono, 2/7/2018 3:47:16 PM     (No. 11536652)

They´ve picked up a Senate seat in AL and a House seat in MS so far. While that doesn´t guarantee that they´ll flip the House, it´s still not a great sign...

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