Discussion: Trump’s 2020 Plan: Outsider Message Plus Insider Money

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“Trump’s 2020 Plan: Outsider Massage Plus Insider Money”

Fixed one of your headlines again, TPM. I’m really getting sick of doing all this work for free, Josh!

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The plan is simple: stay out of prison.

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And he’s hired a new law firm, the renowned, Dewey, Cheatem and Howe!

President Donald Trump is trying to craft …

And I’m sorry, but Donald has never “crafted” anything in his life.

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Demonizing the opponent isn’t really a startlingly new technique. And I don’t see how this fairly obvious “strategy” increases his appeal beyond his base. And maybe we have negative points about Trump we could point out. He’s done worse things than skateboard.

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I look forward to seeing him try to continue the economic populist charade now that he’ll have an actual record as president to defend.

I expect to see more of what we saw in the midterms: lots of race based anti-immigrant fear mongering and distractions.

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It is going to be all socialism and American carnage all the time from now until election with millions and millions to push it. Anyone who says it is a cinch that we will win with any candidate we run I have been tuning out completely, because he is going to be very hard to beat, especially if some major terror thing happens between now and then. Because of the electoral college, FOX news and voter suppression (let’s just imagine that SCOTUS is going to rule against our interests at every opportunity), he will be very formidable in 2020.

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“I need a woman, a black, or someone who is both to get my deplorables all fired up”, Trump explained to aids. “I can’t talk about real stuff, it’s gotta be hate”.

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When they bring up socialism bring up fascism.

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I’d rather bring up the fact that what today’s GOP calls “socialism” is what brought us the prosperity of the 1950s and the rise of the middle class.

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Fool the rubes, part two.

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Except the carnage will have been on his watch.

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Wonder how “prosperity” will play out to those getting a big surprise on their tax returns.

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That’s true, and of course that has never bothered Republicans one bit. Democrats treat voters like we are all sitting around discussing policy, and Republicans treat voters like they are hamsters with a feed lever that delivers hatred and crack cocaine. The truth lies somewhere in the middle.

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The sooner the GOP dies, the better.

Nevertheless, his aides worry that without a candidate they can get Republicans to hate (like Hillary Clinton), Trump will fall short.

Maybe the Whigs will make a comeback.

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Will they drag out the kids in cages for the warm up? Maybe hold an autographed AK-47 raffle to boost attendance? Synchronized coal rolling?

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“Having no plan, no successes, and nothing to point to to prove that he has what it takes to be president, the Republican machine decided to fall back on hate.”

Love how your messaging, chasing after younger voters, and your big tent strategy is going.

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It’s literally what he does all day everyday. He demonizes political opponents, former aides and attorneys, Gold Star families, the media, famous people, anonymous people on Twitter, etc. He never stops demonizing people. It’s just about all he does when he’s not eating. I really don’t see how this is much of tactic and I don’t imagine it’ll endear him to folks outside of his hardcore base. What am I missing here?

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I don’t think he’s going to be particularly hard to beat at all as long as Democrats stick together and stand by their nominee. I also think things will get worse for him as time goes on and as the many investigations bear more fruit. Democrats are just getting started and I have no reason to believe this is going to end well for him. We already know he’s an unindicted co-conspirator. Plus, I don’t think any of the potential nominees is going to have a damn bit of trouble raising money.

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This is exactly the same game-plan he used in 2016, only the rubes may not have known it at the time. Many still won’t allow themselves to pull their collective heads out of the sand because they want to remain willfully ignorant, which is probably the biggest disappointment of the tRump pissidency. That some people are incapable of waking up to the reality of tRump and his pr*sidency is what’s most disturbing.

Hard to believe this is the 21st century, because instead of moving forward, the GOP is still trying to take us backwards with their policies (if you can call them that) and with regards to our politics. Everything is about politics to them. Nothing they do addresses the common good anymore.

You still won’t see anyone from tRump’s campaign knocking on people’s doors asking you to vote for him. I live in a somewhat borderline tRumpian area and I never once saw it in 2016. He hasn’t got that kind of activist base willing to get off their fat asses and exercise much effort. No. They’ll stay home, whine about all those minorities and immigrants stealing their jobs and taking over their country, and vote their privilege. The only thing that might change this time is if any of them have had a rude awakening, having suffered from some kind of financial setback related to any or all of tRump’s economic policies.

Scaring people and fear-mongering is all tRump has ever had, and he’s not going to let that go when it has worked so well for him the first go-around.

Our job as Democrats is to stick together and not let his divisiveness or the GOP split the electorate into groups he needs. He tries to pit groups against each other with his base, finds ways they are to be reviled, so he can maximize his advantage. We need to stay strong and committed to bringing him and his party down from the destructive perch they’ve put themselves on, no matter what. If we can’t find a candidate that can do that…we might as well pack it up and turn in our keys to this great experiment we call democracy…because this may be our last chance before the fucking fascists take over. I kid you not.

Btw, I’ll vote for anyone besides tRump, even if our candidate is less than ideal and falls short of the mark, because I know anyone will be better than what we have now. That is my mantra.

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