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Whither the Anti-Trump Uprising?

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Posted By: Garnet, 2/28/2020 4:52:19 AM

Long before the recent caucuses and primaries, countless pundits, pollsters, and political scientists began predicting that high Democratic dudgeon produced by the dark doings of President Trump would drive unusually high turnout at the polls. One excitable academic predicted “a voter turnout storm of a century in 2020.” In Iowa and Nevada, however, turnout barely exceeded their lackluster 2016 levels. Even New Hampshire fell short of its 2008 record, according to FiveThirtyEight: “As a percentage of eligible voters, turnout in the Democratic primary this year was around 26 percent, while it was 29 percent in the 2008 Democratic primary.” Yet much of the legacy media clearly missed

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 2/28/2020 6:25:27 AM (No. 331808)
If you believe anything the media says... you may be an idiot. The hair on fire reporting on the C-Virus is an outrage. They are actually rooting for a high body count and a plunging economy. God help us.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/28/2020 6:32:40 AM (No. 331814)
I wonder if we could get the Chinese to develop a virus that only affects "journalists," besides Trump Derangement Syndrome, I mean.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 2/28/2020 8:23:35 AM (No. 331874)
It is very hard to maintain outrage, especially when it is founded on predictions of disasters to come and the disasters never materialize. All the cheerleaders of the resistance STILL have almost nothing concrete to attack Trump with. In an attempt to keep things ratcheted up, they have to become more frenzied and extreme to the point of absurdity. In addition, with the election coming up, people are tuning them out and figuring they can deal with Trump in the election, even though that is looking bad for them as well.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/28/2020 10:04:40 AM (No. 331947)
The Dems are toast with their current line-up, no matter who is nominated. There is discontent with the radicals, who threaten the profiteering UNIPARTY no less than PDT does. This leaves the door wide open for a "moderate" third party alternative with significant financial support, a milquetoast Ross Perot, like Mitt. The UNIPARTY is getting squeezed in '20...and they must do something. FTA: "At some level, they must see that they have been repeatedly deceived, that the Resistance was a panacea whose purpose was to make them believe they were fighting injustice rather than filling the coffers of the Democratic Party." This is no less true for those "Real Republicans" who have been duped into supporting the GOPe/RINO division of the UNIPARTY. The lesson of '16 should be that Trump was a beaten man who could not possibly win the election. He didn't win the popular vote - only 70,000 votes prevented President Hillary Clinton from taking office, thanks to the Electoral College. The profiteers did not take the loss kindly nor gently. Don't think they will re-election in '20. This ain't over...far from it.
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