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How Democrats Are Playing Electoral Russian Roulette in the Keystone State for 2020 ^ | November 25, 2019 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 11/25/2019 10:00:11 AM PST by Kaslin

They may not be featured on television a lot, but there are some Democrats who know Donald Trump can still win in 2020. It’s too early to take 2020 election polls seriously, the Trump approval polls aren’t reliable, and when the 2020 Democratic agenda is added into the mix—the picture is very different. Until 2016, Pennsylvania was a state that hadn’t gone Republican since 1988. The Philly suburbs and Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) have long held the strings statewide. Trump split with Hillary 49/49 in Bucks County, one of the key collar counties, which was enough to keep the wave of Democratic voters in Philadelphia from being able to clinch the state for Hillary Clinton. In the rural areas, it was a sea of red that, with a solid showing in Bucks, allowed the GOP to run up the score and win. Could it happen again? One Pennsylvania columnist John Baer, thinks so, adding that Democrats can once again blow this election, with the Keystone State being on the frontlines of yet another Democratic defeat. He did note the victories Democrats had in the 2019 elections. And he also said to throw those in the trash. This is not comparable—and he’s right. Love him or hate him, Trump’s agenda is broad-based: fewer taxes, regulations, more jobs, liberty, a strong defense, and putting the country first. Yes, there are added points to being a cheerleader for the country. 

It’s the direct opposite with Democrats, who are catering to the over-educated, snobby, hateful, and isolated liberal professional elite who are to the left of Lenin. Cater to only these folks, a minority, and that’s the ballgame. If Democrats lose Pennsylvania next year, it’s going to be a very short evening. Baer noted one poll Democrats are probably glossing over when it comes to PA politics. It’s that those who identify as liberal, those who would support Liz Warren’s unconstitutional wealth tax, is less than 25 percent of the voters in the Keystone State and that number has dropped almost double-digits from 2016 (via Penn Live):

Interesting poll findings in the six states most likely to decide the election.

Telling findings about Pennsylvanians in a new Franklin & Marshall College poll.

And a pragmatic warning to Democratic candidates by their de facto party head, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Her warning, occasioned by Elizabeth Warren’s surge and Joe Biden’s slippage in early primary states, is simple: don’t go left if you want to win.


Tucked inside the latest F&M poll is a question on ideology: do you consider yourself liberal, moderate or conservative?

Just 24 percent of state voters identified as liberal (40 percent moderate, 30 percent conservative), and that liberal number is down nine points since October 2016.

So, how would Warren or Sanders do here in a General Election?

“Voters will make that decision,” state Democratic Party chair Nancy Patton Mills tells me. “We are absolutely leaving the door open to all candidates… people want to turn Pennsylvania blue, and they will vote for the party nominee.”

Maybe. But Democratic consultant and former state Democratic Party chair T.J. Rooney says you win Pennsylvania "only with men and women acceptable to a broad swath of voters.”

He says Democrats should “heed” Pelosi, adding, “A lot of smart, politically patched-in folks think Trump’s defeat is a foregone conclusion. And it’s not.”

The Democrats’ health care agenda is one that will destroy private health insurance for over 100+ million Americans. Yeah, for a decade they’ve scared Americans into thinking the GOP health care plan would take away people’s health care when in fact, that call was coming from inside the House…from Democrats. This will screw over union families as well, who like many other American families, view health benefits as the Holy Grail and something that will most definitely influence how they vote. Trump got healthy union support in 2016. 

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2020swingstates; dncstrategy; pa2020; presidenttrump; trump2020

1 posted on 11/25/2019 10:00:11 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

How The Keystone Cops Are Playing Electoral Russian Roulette in the Keystone State for 2020

there, fixed it

The “Coup Klutz Clan” As one poster put it the other day-

2 posted on 11/25/2019 10:08:56 AM PST by Bob434
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To: Kaslin

Our uber-Liberal Governor, and our uber-uber-uber Liberal Lt. Governor, are driving many PA voters rightward.

3 posted on 11/25/2019 10:19:06 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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Trump will have a rally in Hershey on December 10. I wonder if it’s true the whole town smells like chocolate.

4 posted on 11/25/2019 10:34:51 AM PST by be-baw
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To: Kaslin
My county, Westmoreland has been over whelming demonRAT since the beginning of time {i.e. the communist, FDR, the 'workers President'}.

In this last election we went 63.5% to 35.5% Trump over the bitch and in 2020 that number will increase by at least 5 points.

The two big city areas Pgh and Philly are both so corrupt that if the Republican Party monitors them and keeps the fraud to a livable minimum, Trump will romp in PA.

I am a poll watcher and KNOW, that if you are present at the precincts (there are over 11,000 in PA, but only about 7-800 in the major cities} you will cut down on voter fraud. You can't eliminate voter fraud, but you can control the numbers.

I will continue to go into "Amish Country" along with three of my best 'concealed friends' one in my boot, one on my belt and one in my carry bag.

I will never poll watch in a school {no guns permitted} and I will never go to a "safe precinct" as there is no point in watching pubbies vote while the cheating is on going in Indian Country.

I implore all FReepers that are physically and financially able to find out the requirements in your state for poll watching and get involved.

The difference between winning or having the election stolen comes down to the citizens.

If not you, WHO?

5 posted on 11/25/2019 10:35:08 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist mooselimb savages, today.)
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To: be-baw

it is true ...

6 posted on 11/25/2019 10:38:25 AM PST by bankwalker (Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.)
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To: be-baw

Years ago I drove past Hershey on I-81, and I could smell chocolate.

7 posted on 11/25/2019 10:56:40 AM PST by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death)
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Hershey bars with almonds are my favorite Hershey product. I think I would that even over a Snickers.

I also have a fondness for Twizzlers. Last I knew, Hershey owned those tasty ropes that I could gnaw on all day long.

Wait. Wait. I like Rolos best. I must, because when I buy a bag, I could eat the whole thing. My addiction to them is so bad, I can’t buy them anymore. Originally a Nestle product, Hershey’s is now licensed to make them.

8 posted on 11/25/2019 11:04:36 AM PST by be-baw
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To: coon2000
Years ago I drove past Hershey on I-81, and I could smell chocolate.

Now you have to drive the Pancho Villa Freeway through Mexico to smell it.

9 posted on 11/25/2019 11:37:56 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: Kaslin

AFAIK F&M is pretty much lib left. A political talking head, Terry Madonna, from F&M who gets a lot of local media exposure seems to always skew every question and opinion on any subject around to benefit the Rats. I consider him a joke.

10 posted on 11/25/2019 11:45:28 AM PST by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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