Discussion in 'Politics and the Topics of the day' started by MASTERBAKER, Jul 19, 2018.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden made a surprise visit to a Washington DC bakery Monday. "We were absolutely stunned to see them! We had no idea they were coming,” Lolly Rivas of Dog Tag Bakery told CNN.
Their order? Ham and gruyere on shallot-jam ciabatta, a slice of mint-basil blueberry cake, brownies and coffee, Rivas said. https://cnn.it/2K8NPvW
Should Democrats stop driving themselves crazy about an "identity crisis" that is supposedly bogging down the party as it heads into the height of the 2018 midterm campaign season ???
With ongoing debates about what the party should stand for -- the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wing or the Conor Lamb wing -- should the major focus for every Democratic candidate be on the giant elephant on the campaign trail: Donald Trump ???
With someone as divisive and polarizing as Trump, don't Democrats already have the issue which every candidate and voter can rally around: -- Trump and his right/far-right agenda ???
Polls show several key Senate races are deadlocked
Several critical Senate races are still up in the air, four national polls unveiled Wednesday reveal. Democrats are vying to hold on to 10 Senate seats that are possibly at risk, and want to flip two others to gain a majority, but key races remain close. In Texas, Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) leads Sen. Ted Cruz (R) by two percent, the poll found. In Arizona, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) is three points ahead of Rep. Martha McSally (R), as both lawmakers seek to replace the retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R). Races in Florida and Nevada lean toward Republicans, but only by one and three points, respectively. Because of polling margins of error, the competitive races are essentially tied, with less than seven weeks until the midterm elections.
The Midterm Election— just 7 weeks, 35 days from today.
Poll: Republicans close enthusiasm gap with Democrats amid Kavanaugh fight
With the 2018 midterms less than five weeks away, Republican voters have caught up with Democrats in viewing the election as "very important," according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. In July, the same poll registered a 10-point enthusiasm gap, and while Democrats and Republicans are both more juiced to vote, Democrats now lead by a 2-point margin, 82 percent to 80 percent. The result of the Senate's Brett Kavanaugh hearing, "at least in the short run, is the Republican base was awakened," says Marist's Lee Miringoff. FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver says the polling is more nuanced, but there's been a slight uptick in the GOP's Senate fortunes while their chances of keeping the House continue to fall.
Source: NPR, FiveThirtyEight.
The DEMS are going to lose this battle but they need to focus on winning the war.
They need to find a charismatic candidate to run against Trump and they need to find him/her ASAP or just call it a wrap.
With two years left to he next White House run, they better hurry because I don't really see anyone strong enough to whip him now.
Someone who can draw out the female vote is probably the best way to go.
Wishfully thinking . . .
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Four weeks out from the midterm elections, every Democrat, Democratic-leaning independent, and opponent of President Trump and the GOP needs to learn a very simple civics lesson:
Protesting with likeminded partisans may feel good.
Angrily pounding on the door of the Supreme Court may bring a moment or two of satisfaction.
Swearing up a storm on Twitter about the evils of Republican rule may inspire a passing thrill.
But none of this will do a thing to change the political dynamic in the country if it isn't followed up by Democratic voters getting themselves to the polls en masse on Election Day.
Voting is the only political act that really matters now.