Skip to comments.Playbook for a Democratic Comeback (Liberal insanity handbook)
Posted on 01/04/2017 1:13:44 PM PST by pabianice
The seeds of Democratic renewal can be found in the affluent neighborhoods of Atlanta and its northern suburbs, where a quiet protest against Donald Trumps Republican Party took place on Election Day. The diverse, moderate-minded constituents of Health and Human Services Secretary designee Tom Price took a markedly different view of Trump than working-class white voters in the Rust Belt. Mitt Romney carried this district with 61 percent of the vote in 2012a seat that The Almanac of American Politics dubbed a safe Republican districtbut Trump eked out just a 1-point win over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Clinton carried suburban Atlantas Cobb County by 3 points, a dramatic 15-point swing from Mitt Romneys resounding double-digit victory in the county four years earlier. Among the most-affluent precincts in Fulton County, Clinton won by 3 points. Clinton even carried white voters in the Atlanta metropolitan area by a 1-point margin, a stunning turnaround in a state that has historically been deeply polarized along racial lines.
The results from the Atlanta suburbs offer Democrats a playbook for how to compete in the futurewin over socially liberal, fiscally conservative voters who traditionally lined up with Republicans. This would pair the diverse Obama coalition with voters who have favored free markets and a tough-minded foreign policy. It would be a throwback to the centrist policies of Bill Clinton, along with a full-throated embrace of a diversifying America. It would concede some of the white working-class gains to Trump, while making an aggressive push to bring college-educated suburbanites into the Democratic fold.
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so.....convince fiscally conservative voters who are squishy on the social stuff to form an alliance with hard-core Bernie Sanders-loving Socialists??
Sounds like a plan. /s
The left just needs to realize they’re simply not radical enough.
They need more radicalness. If they radicalize better, they’ll win!
Wow...Atlanta and it’s suburbs are just like flyover country...
Who knew ?
In the end, it doesn’t really matter how many idiot sheep they dupe into siding with them.
There’s no way that this ends without bloodshed. The left just ain’t gonna let that happen, no matter what.
So, let the targets self identify.
So when Clinton carries a white suburban area by 1%, its a sign of racial harmony. When Trump or Romney carry white women by a small %, its a sign that white women are racists.
Huffing airplane glue works too.
Yeah, THAT’S the ticket!..................
[ a full-throated embrace of a diversifying America. ]
America is ALREADY one of the MOST diverse countries in the World, i guess it needs to be even more so... for ... reasons....
These people are so damned dumb, saying water is good for you would have them putting people in the middle of an ocean to drown...
Hahahaha yes, the Dems are going to come back by taking GA!
Bwahahahhaa. Seems to me they were claiming Hillary was going to win it this time at one point...
You lost the south decades ago, and now the Midwest is on its way out.. you have nothing left but the north east and the west coast..
You spent 20 years purging anyone who didn’t cow tow radical leftist viewpoints... now you pay the price
YES resounding Victory does smell sweet!!!!!
Convince voters in PA,OH,IN,MI,WI,NE,IA,NC and FL that they *are* illiterate,racist,misogynist,homophobic knuckdraggers who would,if they were smart,vote a straight Rat Party ticket every year that's evenly divisible by “2” (but first they'd have to learn what that means).
Hmmm.... Wasn't Georgia the first State that noticed that Homeland Security was trying to hack into their election database?
Perhaps there was something nefarious going on with the voting integrity in Georgia...
Hopefully Attorney General Sessions can look into this (as well as looking into the 6X vote counts (vs the actual ballots) for Hillary in some Detroit districts), as well as other voting shenanigans.
It wasn't the Rooskies that were hacking our election in 2016.
This guy needs to lay off the LSD for a while and come back to reality...
It’s not really a joke though. It’s a plausible strategy, affluent moderate Republicans nationwide voted for Hillary over Trump. These are the Republicans that the GOPe has been prioritizing over all else for the last three decades, they’re pro-immigration (including illegal), pro-free market (even when we’re getting screwed), neutral on social issues, but they’ve traditionally voted GOP for low taxes and on foreign policy.
The fallacy of the GOP’s traditional focus on this group is that while it’s certainly convenient that their positions generally reflect those of the GOP donor class, they aren’t that numerous. The broad, non-college educated white middle and working class in this country still constitutes a huge proportion of the total, even more so in the battleground states.
But . . . I believe that group will ultimately be swayed by success, and so the extent that Trump is successful in his efforts to bring back manufacturing, squash Islamic terrorism, create law and order, etc., I think they’ll come back into the fold. But it’s not a given.
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