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Democratic Party funding campaigns for Republican candidates
« on: Fri Sep 16, 2022 - 02:01:22 »
The Democrats have a new strategy.  Blue-party candidates have spent $53 million so far to help campaigns for candidates with ties to Trump.  Yes, you read that correctly.

In the absence of any kind of coherent platform to sell to the public, with commodities prices soaring alongside homelessness and approval rates circling the drain, the People's party has instead decided to fall back on the strategy that worked so well for them last election: Orange Man Bad.

Biden himself launched the opening salvo with his controversial speech calling out Trump and MAGA-supporters specifically as a threat to the nation.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/12/democrats-spend-53m-to-boost-far-right-gop-candidates/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_VxecAWFxA&t=638s

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Re: Democratic Party funding campaigns for Republican candidates
« Reply #1 on: Fri Sep 16, 2022 - 06:11:41 »
It will likely turn out to be a reasonably effective tactic. I think it will take away a significant independent vote from the republican candidate.  We have seen that Trump has been very effective at getting his choices wins in the primaries.  We shall see if that holds through the November elections.  I think it will not.  The republicans may still take the House and even the Senate, but not by the numbers that could have been.  Unfortunately, what would have been a focus on the total disaster of the Biden administration has turned the focus into Biden versus Trump.  That is not good.

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Re: Democratic Party funding campaigns for Republican candidates
« Reply #2 on: Fri Sep 16, 2022 - 06:58:06 »
Personally I think it is a brilliant mover on the lefts part.

There are people who would vote Republican but not if they had been Trump endorsed and the left sending all that money to these MAGA candidates will turn off some.

What remains to be seen is that next Friday, when they turn out Kevin McCarthy's Commitment to America and if people panic that it is too MAGA in it's ideas.

McCarthy said every GOP Representative running (ummm. that would be all of them) is signing the thing so they can guarantee a House take back.

If we dont get the Senate then whatever they want to do will be a non starter.

Why in the world would they not be going for the running senator's signatures?






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Re: Democratic Party funding campaigns for Republican candidates
« Reply #3 on: Fri Sep 16, 2022 - 07:52:53 »
We've had Democrats running as Republicans for even longer.  Look at Dr. Oz.

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Re: Democratic Party funding campaigns for Republican candidates
« Reply #4 on: Fri Sep 16, 2022 - 08:34:02 »
Look at Trump.

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Re: Democratic Party funding campaigns for Republican candidates
« Reply #5 on: Fri Sep 16, 2022 - 10:13:49 »
In any honest comparison between Trump and Biden, the congressional Democrats shouldn't have a prayer. But if the processes of 2020 are not largely corrected, Stalin could probably run a close race to any Republican in the Midterms.
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Re: Democratic Party funding campaigns for Republican candidates
« Reply #6 on: Fri Sep 16, 2022 - 10:16:51 »

If we dont get the Senate then whatever they want to do will be a non starter.


And Brandon's judicial nominees will be approved. The Senate is ALL important in that respect. A Democrat Senate with 2 years left in Brandon's term would be a judicial disaster, especially if the Filibuster is taken down. That IS the reason for rooting for unsavory Republicans like OZ. The (R) means something concerning control of the Senate and also committee chairs, even though some are pure RINOs. A diluted RINO or two is way better than a Chuck Schumer and the numb-nutted Democrat Senate. Never lose sight of that specter.

There are two levels of reality to consider in the Senate:

Reality #1: We need the most conservative group possible.

Reality #2: We need the R's to be the majority no matter how conservative each individual is.

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Re: Democratic Party funding campaigns for Republican candidates
« Reply #7 on: Fri Sep 16, 2022 - 11:06:48 »
The obvious solution here is for Trump to step back and stop endorsing candidates.  I estimate the chances of that happening as zero.

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Re: Democratic Party funding campaigns for Republican candidates
« Reply #8 on: Fri Sep 16, 2022 - 11:28:42 »
Personally I think it is a brilliant mover on the lefts part.
Effective?  sure.  Brilliant?  Not so much.

A person can get above someone else by pulling them down.  But they can't actually elevate themselves, that way.  They're just lowering the standard for everyone.  And ultimately, they have to live here too.

The more people you push down into the muck, the muck-ier your home will be.  And muck wasn't the word I was thinking when I wrote that.  ::smile::

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