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#5157

The candidates he rallied for all won, it’s a pity as most were close races. The 2 Florida results are massive for the next ellection


#5158

It’s almost as if he’s a fucking idiot :thinking:


#5159

Equally massive were the results from the midwest which were not good, not good at all for Donnie.


#5160

The close run ones didn’t want him to campaign except Cruz. You are overrating this as a success for the gop. They were hammered in the more representative house vote.


#5161

I have no understanding of your thinking on this. He LOST the house. Very few Republican seats were up for grabs. He consolidated his vote with the ‘trailer park’ people and red necks who are a dying breed. Urban people, (i.e. not totally unaware and gullible), women, younger people are voting Democrat. 40% won’t do it for him next time. Or what am I missing?


#5162

#5163

Only in Trumpland!!!


#5164

#5165

Way to go!

I wonder does Hof mean House of Fun?


#5166

Donald still upset by the press conference earlier


#5167

His 8pm “hit”? Things are worse than I thought.


#5168

And my point was that it was largely made possible, almost inevitable by what else has gone before. Obama seemed a very good and genuine statesman and scholar. But what was behind him, and the system that he was part of, had long tipped over into rotteness. Trump and Co have just taken advantage of that and taken it to its next stage.


#5169

Hammerd not really, they did far better then Obama or Bush in similar elections. The incumbents always get beaten here, trumps popularity seems to have held back the blue wave. Most if the tight races they won he held massive rallies and visited repeatedly, so I’m not sure what you mean.


#5170

Look at historical ellections and you will understand what I mean.


#5171

he did better but there are also a number of factors to consider notably the economy which was tanking in 2010. I think Trumps margin for error is a lot smaller as he is unlikely to increase his vote share nationally. It only takes a swing of 2/3 states to lose 2020. Florida is interesting the other night in the way it voted but if he loses the midwest and Pennsylvania, I’m not sure holding Florida will be enough,

In terms of the places he rallied, were they not already Republican leaning states and had voted in the main by double digits for Trump?


#5172

Your right they were leaning republican but based on trumps obvious flaws they held them. It can’t be a coincidence he keeps winning these tight contests. Republicans will get even more behind him now and the economy is probably the only thing that can bring him down. Ie it wrong to want a recession :thinking:


#5173

It would have been fun to watch Trump flail about as a lame duck president if the Republicans had lost the Senate. Presumably the senate election in 2020 has to be more favourable towards Democrats and you might see a lot of split voters. I still don’t think he will get elected but that will be a close event but in the case he is I reckon it will be with a Democrat held House and Senate


#5174

Yes I read somewhere it was close to 2 to 1 ratio reps to dems.


#5175

Fair point about the incumbent but Trump is presiding over on a boom economy, you don’t lose seats generally in the good times.


#5176

It’s looking more and more like House of Cards with every passing month