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Feehery: How Trump wins
The Hill ^ | 8 Sept 2020 | JOHN FEEHERY

Posted on 09/08/2020 6:56:47 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!

Feehery: How Trump wins

Most political analysts believe that Joe Biden will beat Donald Trump in the coming election. They are wrong. Here are five reasons why Trump wins reelection:

1) Beating an incumbent is hard: Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama won their reelections not because they were great presidents but because they were incumbents. Reagan lost the Senate in 1982 and endured a crippling recession but still was able to bounce back to win a landslide in 1984. Clinton’s first two years were so bad that Democrats lost the House for the first time in 40 years. Bush blundered America into a very unpopular war in Iraq after the devastating attacks on 9/11, and yet was able to beat a hapless John Kerry in 2004. Obama’s response to the fiscal crisis of 2008 was to pass an unpopular health care law while presiding over the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression and yet he was able to beat Trump’s biggest critic, Mitt Romney. The power of incumbency is a huge advantage, which the current occupant of the White House is using very effectively, from handing out aid personally in places like Kenosha, to pardoning convicted prisoners who had turned their lives around, to using the bully pulpit to set the media narrative day after day.

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KEYWORDS: biden; election2020; feehery; johnfeehery; thehill; thehillary; theshill; trump
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To: Alas Babylon!

Yes, there has been voter fraud. Yes, there will probably be more this year. However, in spite of what some think, voter fraud doesn’t typically affect the outcome of an election. (There are rare exceptions, like LBJ’s first run for Congress.) What I think is the greater danger is people living in a bubble and thinking that everyone thinks like they do, and, if the election is lost, then “We Wuz Robbed!”

Look, there are a lot of people out there who aren’t conservative. It’s us against them. It won’t be voter fraud that determines the outcome, but our willingness to get out the vote and to convince others that our position is the right one. That’s a lot more difficult than sitting in a bubble and whining, “We Wuz Robbed!” and assuming that, since everyone else didn’t agree with us, then it must have been chicanery involved.

Vote. Convince others of like mind to vote. Influence others. Quit whining.


41 posted on 09/08/2020 9:05:58 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Alas Babylon!

Fox news this am talking about how they have gone 800 M out 1.1B mainly due to Brad Pascale who blew through the money. He has been removed as re- election campaign manager. Just now Fox reporter asking about low funds and how much Biden has President said if he has to, he will put up funds. 60days to go and funds are low. Not good folks. Lot of money had to be spent fighting COVID and complaints about handling. But still Brad was not good with the funds.

outlays such as $156,000 for airplanes to pull Trump banners, $6 million on “donor mementos” and up to $11 million for two Super Bowl ads.


42 posted on 09/08/2020 9:24:52 AM PDT by Engedi
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To: Alas Babylon!

I wish President would sit down with Kayleigh and go through talking points, facts, etc. She is so well prepared. I just don’t want him at the debate to call him names and call him do nothing Joe.

He needs to quote Joe at beginning of COVID and how he responded and others responded. NO masks, parades, against him freezing flights, etc. COVID from Fauci statements saying they hope to have a vaccine in the fall. Does Joe trust Fauci. Of course Dems now saying Fauci being threatened would be the reply. It’s going to be ugly.

Poll said people are more concerned about safety then law and order.

He really needs to hit home about connections to China, etc.

He needs to talk about all his he has down for military, VETS, etc. Like just came out he gave 1M to a Vet memorial in NY.

Dems said Joe just needs to keep his answers simple and let the President rant. I am sure Wallace is going to give Biden answers before head. Especially after President slammed him.


43 posted on 09/08/2020 9:31:13 AM PDT by Engedi
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes Dems always have plan A-z while we are always unprepared and hit from left field. Who could have seen China releasing a virus to hurt the US. Then have FACUI appointed to handle COVID who many months later recommended shut down to hurt the economy.

On another note DeJoy is under fire for 14 former employees at his business for forcing them to donate to GOP and reimbursing them via extra money in bonuses. Now they have postal union supporting Biden.


44 posted on 09/08/2020 9:34:44 AM PDT by Engedi
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To: Alas Babylon!

Good read. Watch Trump tie Biden to China as Election Day approaches. Do you want an America that bows to China at every turn or do you want an America that stands strong against every foe?


45 posted on 09/08/2020 9:47:32 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Let pro athletes police our streets since they think they can do it better.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Just look at the energy and fever pitch support for our dear President Trump. It is way bigger than 2016 despite the Covid keeping his rallies down...now, we have the HUGE BOAT/TRUMPTILLA boat rallies...makes me wish I had a boat!
GO TRUMP...He’s 5 steps ahead of the whole Biden loser campaign and the democrat tricks for mail in fraud. Him coming out and talking about going into the voting precincts and checking to see if your mail in ballot is approved is PURE GENIOUS~ there will be long lines at the ballot box THIS year because of it...MORE WINNING!!!


46 posted on 09/08/2020 9:54:59 AM PDT by princess leah (Princess Leah)
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To: Alas Babylon!

It’s good analysis but it ignores the voter fraud that is occurring and the people who believe the news media that have turned for inexplicable reasons.

The outlook is bleak to me. And I hate saying that.


47 posted on 09/08/2020 10:02:30 AM PDT by proud_dad_of_two (Formerly MikefromOhio (I couldn't remember my password and lost the email account too!))
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To: servantboy777

Only if we vote!


48 posted on 09/08/2020 10:15:16 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Beating Biden means beating voter fraud. Need a list of 5 things there.


49 posted on 09/08/2020 10:22:01 AM PDT by Democrats hate too much
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To: newfreep

It will take massive voter fraud to have Biden win this.


50 posted on 09/08/2020 11:19:16 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Alas Babylon!

I think it’s more than that.

I think Trump has smoked all these Bas*ards out. The media, the left, DNC are all exposed.

Also, energy. My gosh, the man never sleeps and people see that.

Most important is the contrast between the two candidates.

I truly think Trump may cancel the third debate for fear that the public may feel sorry for Biden.

He barely got by his primary debates. With Trump, it will be a continual, non stop debate with no place to hide.

Biden was pretty quick he debated Ryan, but he won’t have the stamina or the focus.

It’s going to be very painful to watch.


51 posted on 09/08/2020 11:34:45 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Always put the "text" in "excerpt". [not Strunk, but it should be]
  1. Beating an incumbent is hard
  2. Strength vs. Weakness
  3. The Economy Stupid
  4. The Elites Don’t Have it
  5. Insiders lose, Outsiders Win

52 posted on 09/08/2020 11:52:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That’s what all the ‘vote by mail is all about! The BIG question is, how many States that are ‘IN PLAY’ will have mail in voting? CA and NYS mail in? No problem. We know they are Dhimicrat. ‘In play States? THAT is the $64 Billion question!


53 posted on 09/08/2020 12:00:29 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: BradyLS

Honestly...I’ve not seen a movement toward conservatism/republicans ever in my lifetime as there is currently under way.

More black conservative candidates running for traditionally liberal districts than I’ve witnessed in all my 50+ years.

The walk away movement is upwards of 450K supporters. Those who are making the decision to abandon the liberal side of the aisle.

Hispanics supporting Trump is on the rise as well. Conservatives who hate open borders and illegal aliens watering down the job market/wages.

Enormous independent rallies..boats, along the road ways and so forth. Folks are pumped.

Burning, looting, assaults, murders, harassment of innocent folks...is gonna backfire big time on the leftist.

People are fed up in liberal cities, states.

Furthermore...the propaganda media, leftist politicians, fake republicans, deep state are panicking.


54 posted on 09/08/2020 12:02:53 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: nikos1121

The DNC/Communist party has been very open & transparent and told us exactly how they will succeed.

Using Soros controlled SoS, key states will use massive mail-in balloting and the SoS will keep the count going for weeks...or as long as it takes to “win”.

In addition to MI, WI, PA, Nevada...Ohio has now joined this plan.

It’s not rocket science.


55 posted on 09/08/2020 12:03:59 PM PDT by newfreep (The Communist/DNC VOTER FRAUD is Trump's ONLY opponent in 2020 election.)
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To: newfreep

I think honestly they tried that last time, and Trump still beat them.

I don’t see how Biden pulls that off.

I see Trump winning the EC and also winning the popular vote, probably by a wider margin in history.


56 posted on 09/08/2020 12:06:20 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Trump won 306 electoral college votes. 270 needed to win.

Those votes are not abandoning Trump. He will end up adding to the 306.


57 posted on 09/08/2020 12:06:52 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: nikos1121
I don’t see how Biden pulls that off.

Re-read my post as I explained it very clearly.

Soros' SoS will be doing the heavy lifting in MI, WI, PA, Nevada, OH, etc...

"It's not who votes that counts. It's WHO counts the votes" - Josef Stalin

58 posted on 09/08/2020 12:09:40 PM PDT by newfreep (The Communist/DNC VOTER FRAUD is Trump's ONLY opponent in 2020 election.)
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To: newfreep

Sorry...but I live in Realville, not in MakeBelieveLand.

Wake up!!!

Agreed....I have family with their heads in the sand also....You have HBO/Goggle stating publicly on air/video it will APPEAR (no he will win but fraud kicks in) Trump wins in a landslide UNTIL the mail votes are finally counted.....They are setting up the alibis now so that when they refuse to concede their actions are covered.....We are already in a civil war in most large cities, only law abiding citizens are not fighting back at this point for fear of being put into jail....Do folks think they will cease and decist after the election????......Like you I am a realist....Trump will win easily, but the fraud could take the election or at the very least create widespread blood in the streets.....At some point patriots/law abiding citizens will have no choice but to protect your family/homestead....They are already venturing out of the cities into the suburbs.....Rural will be next....


59 posted on 09/08/2020 12:09:52 PM PDT by selfdefense
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To: newfreep

I hear you, but if Biden is over 100,000 votes down in each state there’s no way they can gather up that many votes.


60 posted on 09/08/2020 12:42:29 PM PDT by nikos1121
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