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  1. #20801
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmduke2001 View Post
    Saw this the other day and thought it was really interesting.
    Attachment 11885
    I have seen those stats but that is a great representation of it. Trump supporters rallied around their fear regarding the horrors of socialism yet they are clearly net takers.
       

  2. #20802
    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    Come back? You mean like an encore?
    20 years of Trumpism is my prediction. So no. I see a reordering of the American population with populism maintaining a hold in the Republican Party and the Democratic Party moving to a center-left coalition...which will anger progressives but if managed correctly would yield a relatively dominant center-left hegemony. Of course you guys saw my election picks, so...
       

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    Is the Georgia recount being released live? I saw that about 1/3 of the counties have finished, but nothing about whether any numbers changed in the 50 counties.
    ~rthomas

  5. #20805
    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    I think a socially moderate, science-respecting, ACA-improving (not reversing), civil Republican that didnít lie all the time and mock the disabled would have 0 problem changing the suburban tide. I think many suburban voters would be happy to vote for a fiscally conservative, free market, pro-trade Republican that cleared what seems like an otherwise low bar.
    Trumpers would call them RINOs, not knowing the history of the party. I would call them traditional Republicans. ďHello old friend, itís really good to see you once again.Ē

    We have the ones out in the open: Romney, Kasich, Ben Sasse, and Larry Hogan.
    We have the ones that are maybe camouflaged: Tim Scott, Pat Toomey and John Thune.
    We have the ones that in hidding: Jeb Bush
    We have the ones that are figurative dead: Graham, and Cruz.
       

  6. #20806
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    You hate to see it.
       

  7. #20807
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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    You hate to see it.
    Is FOXNews covering this?

  8. #20808
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Careful what you wish for. This kind of stuff could result in more popularity to things like OANN. The QAnon-supporting people that emerged over the past year feel like villains teased in a post-credit scene for the next movie (does DBR consider being anti-QAnon partisan?). We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wander View Post
    Careful what you wish for. This kind of stuff could result in more popularity to things like OANN. The QAnon-supporting people that emerged over the past year feel like villains teased in a post-credit scene for the next movie (does DBR consider being anti-QAnon partisan?). We'll see.
    I have several conservative friends singing the praises of Newsmax, OAN and Parler. Itís out there.

  10. #20810
    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    Wanted to read but have to subscribe. Would be curious to see a summary. Trump really improved margins with the rural Latino community and am looking forward to the analysis as to what motivated the change.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kdogg View Post
    I wonder if Trump’s appeal is not just to white non-college educated people but the entire segment regardless of race. We will have to wait for a demographic breakdown of voters. It is a group that feels marginalized and worried about their place in an evolving USA.
    This. One paragraph sums up the reasoning this way: "The South Texas residents who voted for Trump did so believing he would improve their job opportunities and support law enforcement. Many are Catholic and could not get past the Democratic Party’s support for abortion rights."

    They also felt ignored by the Dems and felt that a tidal wave of newer immigrants would be a threat to their livelihoods and opportunities for their extended families to come to the US.

  11. #20811
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    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    They also felt ignored by the Dems and felt that a tidal wave of newer immigrants would be a threat to their livelihoods and opportunities for their extended families to come to the US.[/FONT]
    I think this may be behind their turn to Trump and the GOP. Almost all immigrant groups eventually start feeling this way after theyíve been in the US for a significant amount of time and have had several generations born here.

    Itís kind of like ďIíve got mine (citizenship or at least the right to work and live here); we donít need more immigrants coming here. Theyíre just competition for us. Weíre good, thanks.Ē Iíve got to say I canít really blame them for thinking this way. Itís human nature.
       

  12. #20812
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    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Some reporting on election results from the largely Hispanic border counties here in South Texas. Contrast this with the I-35 corridor which got bluer this election. I know the county I live in, somewhere between 60-65% Hispanic, was bluer this time around, 58% to 40% vs. 53% to 40% in 2016.


    ‘The Trump effect’ showed up in heavily Hispanic Texas border counties

    Silvia Foster-Frau Nov. 13, 2020 Updated: Nov. 13, 2020 10:06 p.m

    ZAPATA — Irma Alvarez, a longtime Democrat, didn’t vote for president in 2016.

    This year, the 80-year-old did. She chose President Donald Trump.

    “Always, always, I was part of the old Democratic Party. But the new party has changed a lot,” said Alvarez, a native Spanish speaker who was born in Guerrero, Mexico. “They don’t understand how things are down here. They just don’t understand.”

    https://www.expressnews.com/news/pol...y-15725750.php
    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    I think a socially moderate, science-respecting, ACA-improving (not reversing), civil Republican that didn’t lie all the time and mock the disabled would have 0 problem changing the suburban tide. I think many suburban voters would be happy to vote for a fiscally conservative, free market, pro-trade Republican that cleared what seems like an otherwise low bar.
    I don't disagree that the party you describe would appeal to more suburban voters, but I don't think that's where the GOP is headed. One hopes that the next GOP nominee is honest and civil, but socially conservative populism appears to be the short to medium-term future of the Republican Party.

    YBT's post is evidence that the "emerging Democratic majority" narrative is overly simplistic. While its true that young voters, Black voters, and Hispanic voters all currently tilt heavily toward the Democrats, there's no reason to believe that demographic voting behavior can't change, even in the short-term. It's not difficult to imagine a socially conservative, populist version of the GOP that's weaker with white suburban voters but stronger with Black, Hispanic, religious, blue collar, and rural voters.

  13. #20813
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostondevil View Post
    Is FOXNews covering this?
    You mean the fake news MSM? Doubt it.
       

  14. #20814
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    I have several conservative friends singing the praises of Newsmax, OAN and Parler. Itís out there.
    There's already been a trend of conservatives jumping away from Fox News. Specific examples included election night, when people jumped to Newsmax after Fox News called Arizona (https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-ar...-trump-1544688), and after Fox News cut away from the press secretary's allegations that Democrats "welcome fraud and illegal voting".

    Conservatives (and liberals) continue to demand that news coverage aligns with what they believe, and when it doesn't, they seek out coverage that does align. If OAN and/or Newsmax draws away any of the popular Fox News commentators, and/or if the President throws his weight behind another network, how Fox News responds to that will be interesting to watch.

    The more disturbing development is that many partisans no longer accept being told that what they believe is wrong, even when the facts do not back up those beliefs. News networks are more and more willing to cater to that. That feels like an incredibly dangerous, possibly irreversible, trend.

  15. #20815
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    Arizona call

    Wow, I bet the guys who called Arizona early for Fox and the AP were sweating some soggy bullets for a week...best I can tell, the AZ margin ended up almost exactly at 10k votes...I imagine that was a whole lot closer than their calculations led them to believe...

  16. #20816
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    I have several conservative friends singing the praises of Newsmax, OAN and Parler. Itís out there.
    Yeah, I'm seeing a number of FB posts about being done with Fox News and switching to Newsmax and OAN "forever." Of course, those FB posts are from people who promised they were heading to Parlor months ago. [Shrug]

  17. #20817
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    Quote Originally Posted by mph View Post
    Yeah, I'm seeing a number of FB posts about being done with Fox News and switching to Newsmax and OAN "forever." Of course, those FB posts are from people who promised they were heading to Parlor months ago. [Shrug]
    Parler makes you send them a photocopy of your driver's license (or other photo ID) along with a selfie to sign up. The irony is delicious.

    I saw an article about how the folks who founded Parler did not intend for it to be a right wing conspiracy site and that they are trying to get liberals to sign up. The article also mentioned what you had to do to sign up (Id and selfie) and that in some ways, they have stricter rules than FB/twitter on what you can post, it doesn't have to be true but they aren't going to let violent groups recruit there, or some such. Not signing up to find out, that's for sure! (I ain't giving a photocopy of my driver's license to any website, thank you very much.)

    I have had one friend invite me to join her on Parler.

  18. #20818
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemmonsDevil View Post
    20 years of Trumpism is my prediction. So no. I see a reordering of the American population with populism maintaining a hold in the Republican Party and the Democratic Party moving to a center-left coalition...which will anger progressives but if managed correctly would yield a relatively dominant center-left hegemony. Of course you guys saw my election picks, so...
    Trumpism pre-dated Trump. He did what he does best: put his name on it, claim itís his and make money on it.

    But I agree, with deep fakes and what not, weíre heading toward more divergent realities...and that ainít good.
       

  19. #20819
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    Four season landscaping makes their move.

    https://www.pennlive.com/life/2020/1...ain-merch.html
       

  20. #20820
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    I have several conservative friends singing the praises of Newsmax, OAN and Parler. Itís out there.
    Itís just bizarre to think that there are that many people who think FoxNews is too far to the left.
    ďCoach said no 3s.Ē - Zion on The Block

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