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Democrats Are Playing Checkers While
Trump Is Playing Chess

New York Times, by Thomas B. Edsall

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Posted By:garnet, 10/12/2017 9:03:51 AM

For Democrats, the warning shots are coming thick and fast. “More than half of Americans don’t think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, yet he has a clear path to winning reelection,” Doug Sosnik, who served as President Bill Clinton’s political director, wrote in the Washington Post last week. “Are Democrats Headed for a McGovern Redux?” Alan Greenblatt asked in Politico on Oct. 9. On the same day, a New York Magazine headline declared: “No One Should Rule Out a Trump Re-election in 2020.” What can Democrats do? A Pew Research Center survey released earlier this month documented the growth of


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 10/12/2017 9:08:44 AM     (No. 11414407)

First quote is a push poll FakeNews lede. Will not read rest of a NYT article.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/12/2017 9:25:29 AM     (No. 11414427)

Don´t wste your time on this one. Starts off explaining that more middle class shites are identifying with race and thus rebublicans since more than half now vote rebublican. But not a word about race being an issue since blacks vote for and have for generations Democrats 95% of the time. So a majority of whites voting rebublican is racist while almost every black that votes in this country for demcrats has nothing to do with race. Usual race baiting Slime article.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chiller, 10/12/2017 9:27:19 AM     (No. 11414429)

Author quotes Cornell Belcher´s (Omama-ite) assertion that MAGA is about race...which author admits misses most of the argument and doesn´t work anymore.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/12/2017 9:40:25 AM     (No. 11414447)

Dems are too obsessed with Identity Politics to win back the working class. Based on the article some of them realize that, but it´s like a crackhead giving up drugs - ain´t going to happen.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kate318, 10/12/2017 9:41:48 AM     (No. 11414454)

Dems, libs, RINOs and NeverTrumpers still manufacturing, and putting their faith in, the same polls that got Trump elected. Life is good!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chance_232, 10/12/2017 10:41:28 AM     (No. 11414514)

I stopped reading when the jist is that whites are becoming republicans because they are racist and anti-immigrant.

The truth is that whites are more likely to become republican as a consequence of constantly being called racist, biggotted sexist homophobes because everything that they say and do is a micro-aggression, a demonstration of white privledge, they dont like 30 year old men using the little girls room and they donr believe that taco Tuesday is cultural appropriation.

Liberals dont get that the constant badgering, lecturing and name calling is back firing.

These days I´ll, for the sake of argument concede that Im a racist, biggotted sexist if the lib will kindly explain how my facts are incorrect.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FormerDem, 10/12/2017 10:45:10 AM     (No. 11414520)

writer is wrong. not sure i want to help the democrats at all by pointing out how they could see and measure what is wrong with this analysis. ok, i won´t.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: beancounter, 10/12/2017 11:28:11 AM     (No. 11414581)

They´re really desperate to make everything about race. If you want to know what Trump is about and what the Tea Party is about go back and listen to Rick Santelli´s rant from 2009. He said Washington DC is punishing good behavior and rewarding bad behavior.

Whether you´re talking about bank bailouts or Harvey Weinstein or illegal aliens or Black Lives Matter or Antifa, or student loans, it´s always the same. Liberals are always punishing honest, hard-working, frugal, law-abiding people and rewarding lazy, dishonest, spendthrifts and criminals.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: PAdiva, 10/12/2017 12:15:44 PM     (No. 11414619)

Nice title for article

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/12/2017 12:20:52 PM     (No. 11414629)

The democrats, bless their hearts, are assuring a Trump re-election in 2020 by their own actions.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 10/12/2017 1:42:30 PM     (No. 11414720)

The problem the dems face is that the hard Left wing of their party is camped out to the left of their median dem. This is where Bernie dragged the party and with Hillary´s embarrassing loss, where the party is drifting.

Further, neatly breaking the Country into apparently equal blocks of dems and Republicans makes it seem like the people are split. But that´s not correct. Less people are identifying dem and more Independent or Republican. So the balance is NOT even and if there is a center point of the Country, it has shifted right, leaving the loudest liberal voices in a Leftern desert away from most of the Country.

As others have noted, the bias of the article is stunning. I have no problems with Blacks just because they are Black. If they think they are entitled to free stuff and a life without working, they are nuts. They are also not entitled to behave as thugs.

I also have no problem with immigrants here LEGALLY. ILLEGAL immigrants should be blocked from entry. Those here should be reviewed and those committing crimes here should be booted out. Others MIGHT be considered for citizenship with strict requirements. That offer does NOT apply to others coming here in the future.

I agree with the Title, dems are playing stupid games.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/12/2017 2:19:09 PM     (No. 11414748)

Actually Democrats Are Playing With Themselves While Trump Is Playing Mozart!

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