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Saturday, May 08, 2021

"This could cost the Republicans the majority in the House in 2022," Luntz said. "What Donald Trump is saying is actually telling people it's not worth it to vote. Donald Trump single-handedly may cause people not to vote. And he may be the greatest tool in the Democrats' arsenal to keep control of the House and Senate in 2022."



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"When Swisher asked Luntz if Trump could win the Republican nomination or even return to the White House after the 2024 election, the ex-GOP pollster gave another firm prediction.

"If Donald Trump runs for president as a Republican, he's the odds-on favorite to win the nomination," he said.

"He could never win a general election, but I can't imagine losing a Republican primary. That's how significant he is within the GOP. And yet he's lost all of those crossover voters that would deny him the chance to win in a general election."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-05-07 11:21 PM | Reply

I wouldn't put much stock in what Luntz says on this topic. I would, however, heed the warning of David Plouffe:

The GOP plan is to enshrine power in their hands, permanently. Democrats must not fear using their power to stop that. Embracing Democracy to prevent Autocracy, thereby saving the country, or saving the filibuster and protecting Senate niceties. It's crazy it's even a choice.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-05-08 07:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#2 ... I wouldn't put much stock in what Luntz says on this topic. I would, however, heed the warning of David Plouffe: ...

I think both are at least partially correct.

Pres Trump is, via his words, telling his supporters that their votes didn't count and therefore may not count in the future. Why bother voting if the election is just going to be stolen?

- and -

The GOP are working towards creating their permanent majority.

One does not negate the other.

For the nonce, the GOP's media presence seems to be all about election fraud and how fmr Pres Trump really won, i.e., kissing the ring of fmr Pres Trump. That appeals to the Republican base, but not to independents, and the GOP needs the independents in order to win.

So long as the GOP media presence is 24/7 about the 2020 election, the GOP are not conveying any matter of platform for the 2022 elections. The GOP are not building anything that their 2022 candidates can run with against the Democrats.

The independents are noticing this lack of direction for the GOP, but will the GOP realize it?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-08 12:46 PM | Reply

Ya think?

If they supported the insurrection in any way should be banned from ever holding a government job.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-05-08 12:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Plouffe has been shouting from the rooftops for weeks, this is another break glass moment, I hope someone is pointing this out to Manchin.

#5 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-05-08 12:48 PM | Reply

What do you all think of Trump/DeSantis 2024?:

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-05-08 01:23 PM | Reply

"Trump/DeSantis 2024?" The do-nothing sons of rich people ticket?

#7 | Posted by Brennnn at 2021-05-08 01:44 PM | Reply

Interesting how things have changed since 2016...

Hardly anybody wants to speak at Trump's convention (June 2016)

...New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, a rising star who helped to write the GOP platform at the 2012 convention, "will be in her district working for her constituents and not attending the convention," said a spokesman. ...

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-08 02:16 PM | Reply

"What Donald Trump is saying is actually telling people it's not worth it to vote."

It's all part of Trump's plan for Republicans to lose faith in the American government itself.
Until the electorate begs for an autocrat to come in and set things right.
And that is how Trump plans to Make America Great Again.

I haven't heard any "Moderate" Republicans explain why are okay with this.
But they are okay with this.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-08 02:22 PM | Reply

I think you are giving TFG too much strategic credit. The Big Lie is to protect his ego. He doesn't care if it destroys democracy or the GOP.
The Big Big Lie is that TFG is good at anything, and he has been telling it most of his life, while failing at everything.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2021-05-08 07:38 PM | Reply

"He doesn't care if it destroys democracy"

He's hoping it does.

His insurgents stormed the Capitol for that purpose. Still not quite sure why they didn't bring their guns, but they had police and military in their ranks. Call it a dress rehearsal.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-08 07:47 PM | Reply

It was just the temper tantrum of a lost person who couldn't face being rejected by the electorate. He has no real strategic vision,in my opinion. He's just upset that he lost so easily even after picking up New votes. Biden didn't even bother to campaign,that's what hurt.

The fact that a man hiding in his basement,saying little and just waiting for the election,beat him decisively even with all the rallies and new voters gained,made him realize just how hated he really is.

#12 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-05-09 12:06 PM | Reply

...made him realize just how hated he really is.

I don't think he is capable of that realization. I think he actually thinks everyone loves him, that he really did win, and that he actually did get cheated.

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-05-09 12:20 PM | Reply

Delusional..... maybe? Naah,he's just pissed that he lost and Biden didn't even have to campaign to crush him. Trump,deep down,where it's never spoken openly,knows he's ----. He's delusional only in the sense of not facing what he already knows.

#14 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-05-09 12:50 PM | Reply

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) did not disclose internal polling that revealed dismal numbers for former President Donald Trump in key swing districts during the House GOP retreat last month, according to two sources who spoke to reporters from the Washington Post.

The numbers in several battleground districts showed poor favorability ratings for Trump. In the districts that were polled, Biden and Harris both received higher marks than Trump. The polling data showed Trump's favorability ratings underwater, with his unfavorable ratings 15 points higher than his favorable numbers, according to The Post.

#15 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-05-10 05:20 AM | Reply

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