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    Can Trump become so unpopular that Democrats take back the House?

    By Paul Kane March 30 at 6:00 AM

    It’s one of the most controversial things to say on Capitol Hill, sparking looks of shock and disbelief: The House majority is in play this fall.

    For almost five years, ever since state legislatures and commissions finished drawing the new congressional districts for this decade, the Republican stranglehold on the House has been taken for granted because of the precise targeting that fortified GOP-held swing seats to seemingly withstand the toughest political climate. Even leading Democrats, just two months ago at their annual issues retreat in Baltimore, declined to predict anything close to winning the 30 seats they need in November to reclaim the majority.

    Then Republicans started voting in their presidential primary, with Donald Trump taking a commanding lead.

    By last week, as House Democrats showcased several dozen top recruits on Capitol Hill and at K Street fundraisers, the tone had finally begun to shift. Trump has become so unpopular among key constituencies, including the growing suburbs that are home to several dozen Republican members, that some independent analysts, political strategists and a few Democrats say that anything might be possible come Election Day.

    “People are now beginning to understand that things could set up — could set up — to give us a shot at the majority. They’re beginning to understand that’s a possibility, because of Mr. Trump. But in any event, they understand we’re going to gain seats,” said Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.), who is helping lead the recruiting effort.
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    Very possible. I know as a long time republican vote I am not at all motivated to vote this fall, but I a can assure you that Hispanic are going to turn out in droves if for no other reason that to keep swat teams from breaking down their doors in search of illegals. They aren't going to be looking to kindly at the down ballot candidates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klamath View Post
    Very possible. I know as a long time republican vote I am not at all motivated to vote this fall, but I a can assure you that Hispanic are going to turn out in droves if for no other reason that to keep swat teams from breaking down their doors in search of illegals. They aren't going to be looking to kindly at the down ballot candidates.
    While I think people are more likely to still vote republican for Congress/Senate... It probably has an effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klamath View Post
    Very possible. I know as a long time republican vote I am not at all motivated to vote this fall, but I a can assure you that Hispanic are going to turn out in droves if for no other reason that to keep swat teams from breaking down their doors in search of illegals. They aren't going to be looking to kindly at the down ballot candidates.
    Well I've never voted for a republican in a general election. I've voted for Ron Paul in the primaries and third party in the general. (Before that I was a died in the wool democrat). My worthless democratic congressman will get re-elected no matter what I do. My equally worthless republican senators, who vote with Obama more than any other republicans, are also guaranteed re-election. We'll see what happens ultimately.
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    The only way I see Trump as likely to affect any real change would be through martial law, and that has zero chances of success without strong buy-in by the JCS at the very minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    Well I've never voted for a republican in a general election. I've voted for Ron Paul in the primaries and third party in the general. (Before that I was a died in the wool democrat). My worthless democratic congressman will get re-elected no matter what I do. My equally worthless republican senators, who vote with Obama more than any other republicans, are also guaranteed re-election. We'll see what happens ultimately.
    It is all about turnout. Get a good turnout with a normally democratic voting block, now incensed at the R candidate and congress critters will go down. If he was getting great new blocks of white racist voters to make up for it he would not be down 11 points to Hillary. Hillary is badly disliked but she still is beating Trump.
    Last edited by klamath; 03-30-2016 at 08:07 PM.
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    Well, the spinmeisters and their little helping hands are doing everything in their power to make this happen.
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    Trump is just doing his job as a member of the east coast liberal racket.
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    With Gerrymandering its impossible for Democrats to win the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klamath View Post
    It is all about turnout. Get a good turnout with a normally democratic voting block, now incensed at the R candidate and congress critters will go down. If he was getting great new blocks of white racist voters to make up for it he would not be down 11 points to Hillary. Hillary is badly disliked but she still is beating Trump.
    There's not enough kill-whitey card carrying members of La Raza to stop Trump in the rustbelt.

    Hispanics are like 8 or 9% nationally & 3% in Ohio of the electorate, that sort of turnout is not much.
    Last edited by RandallFan; 03-31-2016 at 02:51 AM.
    BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky Washington liberals are trying to push through the so-called DREAM Act, which creates an official path to Democrat voter registration for 2 million college-age illegal immigrants.
    Rand Paul 2010

    Booker T. Washington:
    Cast it down among the eight millions of Negroes whose habits you know, whose
    fidelity and love you have tested in days when to have proved treacherous meant the ruin of your firesides.



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