I was talking mostly about the Senate, like Tester from Montana or Manchin from W.V. "Build the Wall" was a net positive for Repubs. My guess is "I Luv Socialism" or "Abort that Babay!" might end up being a net negative for Manchin or Tester.
Also, Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin were determinative in the last presidential election by a total of 90,000 votes. That means as few as 45,000 Biden voters would have swung the election to Trump if they switched their vote. Maybe you have a more charitable impression of the residents of those states than I do, but they don't strike me as socialism or abortion lovers.
If dems are only allowed to push policies that north dakota approves of, what does that leave for them to support? #112 | Posted by SpeakSoftly
Beats me! The electoral college and the senate system are fairly idiotic. Dems did OK for about forty years by being racist and supporting farmers. But then Dems switched to loving Blacks after Blacks won the right to vote and then abortion became an issue. The Repubs then decided that they loved farm subsidies, government intrusion into people's medical decisions and hated Blacks and they got a lock on the south and midwest.
I figured demographic changes would doom Repubs to losing elections in a few years, but now Latinos have decided that they kinda like Republicans.
It's a bit of a mess, but Repubs know how to rile folks up, with gay marriage, trans stuff, abortion, guns, etc.
None of that really motivates Dem-leaning voters to the same degree; I'm not really sure what does, at this point. Like I said, herding cats.
#113 | Posted by censored
All those swing states you listed have a majority supporting legal abortion. Dont be too stupid to run on what is popular in swing states.
we're not winning west virginia again even with another democrat on the republican payroll like manchin. You MIGHT win it with someone like fetterman.
Americans DO love socialism if you present it to them as a fight for their well being instead of wonky policies or calling it socialism. Call it FREE COLLEGE and they want it. Call if HEALTHCARE FOR ALL and they want it. Call it KILL THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY and they love it. Call it TAX THE RICH and they want it. Call it STOP CORPORATE TAX CHEATS and they'll vote for it. But it's hard to do those things when you're taking bribe money from those industries isn't it?
That's why dem's lost the working class. Because they got bought off and stopped fighting for them so they can't credibly claim to be on their side.