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    Are We On The Verge of a 'Democratic Tsunami'?

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    PostThe Last Outlaw Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:05 pm

    Are We On The Verge of a 'Democratic Tsunami'? IlWna

    Are We On The Verge of a 'Democratic Tsunami'? FAwWf

    Chris Cillizza of CNN wrote:
    Are We On The Verge of a 'Democratic Tsunami'? BB15p2H9

    The debate among smart political handicappers is no longer whether former Vice President Joe Biden is a clear favorite over President Donald Trump to win the White House in the fall.

    It's now whether Trump might lose big enough to drag down all Republicans on the ballot in November, creating a hole that it could take years for the GOP to dig out of.

    "This election is looking more like a Democratic tsunami than simply a Blue wave," wrote The Cook Political Report's Amy Walter on Wednesday. "Republican strategists we've spoken with this week think Trump is close to the point of no return. A couple of others wondered if Trump had reached his 'Katrina' moment: a permanent loss of trust and faith of the majority of voters."

    Backing up that prediction, The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan campaign tip sheet, moved a series of states in Biden's direction: Wisconsin and Pennsylvania moved from "Toss Up" to "Lean Democrat" and Georgia was moved from "Lean Republican" to "Toss Up."

    Those moves -- as well as a few others in Maine and Nebraska congressional districts -- bring Biden to 279 electoral votes in Cook's tabulation, nine more than he needs to be elected president.

    But again, it's more than just that Trump looks like a major underdog for the White House. It's that his numbers are now in an area where he could cost Republicans the Senate and a number of House seats.

    As Walter notes:

    "In talking with strategists on both sides this last week, it's also clear that Trump is dragging Republican congressional candidates with him as well.

    "Plugged in strategists on both sides tell us that Trump is running behind in districts he easily carried in 2016."


    The problem for Republicans is that even as they see this potential electoral tsunami forming, they don't have many options to change their fates.

    As Stu Rothenberg wrote recently, any attempt by congressional Republicans to argue to voters that they are a necessary balance to a Democrat in the White House (as Republicans did to Bob Dole's losing effort in the late stages of 1996) would fail.

    "There is widespread agreement that the party, voters, and national politics have changed so dramatically over the past two decades that such a strategy would be unthinkable in an era of polarization and anger," Stu concluded.

    The Point: The only thing worse than watching a political tsunami build is standing on the beach and knowing you are hopeless to stop it. That's where Republicans find themselves at the moment.

    I am telling anyone with any common sense and common decency that we all need to vote.  Even with this article, nothing is a safe bet when dealing with Donald Trump.  Whether you do so in person or mail-in your ballot, November 3rd is the day to be rid of the menace that is Donald Trump and his cronies!

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