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Old 02-05-2019, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Yep. It's still about the economy. When people can't afford their beer and bling, they get really restless.
EXACTLY!!!

This is why I foresee a successful 2020 for Republicans. The Dems. will carry the West Coast and NE states plus Hawaii no matter what happens come 2020. These states are so far gone as to any common sense that winning them would be an impossible task. It's the other 40 or so states where people actually vote based on reality. With the direction that the Democratic Party is NOW going, they're going to lose in states that care less about the imagined rights of whatever 8 "recognized" genders there are now, the unachievable impeachment of a president that's actually accomplishing every campaign promise he made (what a novel idea), and the constant unproven (headed by a collection of Trump haters) Russian collusion claims even though he has been the toughest President AGAINST Russia since Reagan. Their only other thing that they stand for is raise taxes. Their answer to everything.

Throw in that the fact that the darlings of the NEW Democratic Party are valley girl cheerleader AOC along with crazy Bernie Sanders, the man who thinks that money grows on trees, and I can say that the middle of the United States is shaking it's head in disbelief. It will be more than ready to not turn over this country to the ultra-liberal craziness that the Democratic Party now holds as it's platform.

One subject you can count on that they will change the subject on every time is the economy.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:50 PM
 
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All democrats have to do to win is stop with the gender this and safe spaces that, and go back to the basics - jobs, unions, clean air, clean water etc. And they're already doing that.

Fox news' own poll show that a vast majority of Americans favor raising the taxes on the rich. That's the democrats bread and butter.

I see no reason to expect republicans to have any easy go of it in 2020. If only for the fact that political power runs in cycles.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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All democrats have to do to win is stop with the gender this and safe spaces that, and go back to the basics - jobs, unions, clean air, clean water etc. And they're already doing that.

Fox news' own poll show that a vast majority of Americans favor raising the taxes on the rich. That's the democrats bread and butter.

I see no reason to expect republicans to have any easy go of it in 2020. If only for the fact that political power runs in cycles.

Yeah, fat chance of that happening.



I have no doubt America is "ready" for a gay, female, or another minority President. It has been for a long time. But too much emphasis is placed on these differences, and issues that are linked to said differences. That's been the M.O. of Democratic candidates. They tend to be likable, but don't appeal to the masses.


Republicans tend to be the bigger jerks of the two parties, but that's a trait many people are willing to overlook ("you don't get to the position where you're at by being nice"). But what the GOP has going for them is that they have a grasp of the bigger picture (i.e. those jobs, water, etc. you mentioned) while the Dems focus on second-tier social issues.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:39 PM
 
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I don't think that republicans have a grasp on the bigger picture, such as jobs and water, etc.

I don't believe that's the popular opinion anyway.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Az
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I think that people are tired of the geriatric political dinosaurs that have been running this country. The right has been catering to the corporate campaign lobbyists, and throwing the working folks under the bus. The Clinton political machine was despised by most folks who have seen that organization in operation. Trump was something different, and picked off the republican contenders one after the other.


If the Democrats believe that the reason they did not win was because they were not politically far enough to the left, then they may run a more extremist person. And they will get whooped.


I believe it is time for both parties to return closer to the middle. Respect each other, and put some integrity back in the political process. We need term limits to prevent this geriatric ruling class. They will need to be phased in over 30 years, because no body is willing to give up their place in the seniority system.


I think Iowa is relatively middle of the road for politics.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:30 PM
 
Location: IN
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I think that people are tired of the geriatric political dinosaurs that have been running this country. The right has been catering to the corporate campaign lobbyists, and throwing the working folks under the bus. The Clinton political machine was despised by most folks who have seen that organization in operation. Trump was something different, and picked off the republican contenders one after the other.


If the Democrats believe that the reason they did not win was because they were not politically far enough to the left, then they may run a more extremist person. And they will get whooped.


I believe it is time for both parties to return closer to the middle. Respect each other, and put some integrity back in the political process. We need term limits to prevent this geriatric ruling class. They will need to be phased in over 30 years, because no body is willing to give up their place in the seniority system.


I think Iowa is relatively middle of the road for politics.
Iowa is middle of the road in politics, they don't need to make the same mistake Kansas just did with their dinosaur governor.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Iowa is still purple as evidenced by their Congress people. They will go back and forth on the presidential side away from the extreme Republicans or Democrats that run.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:49 PM
 
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The Democrats won Iowa’s 2018 House vote by about 4 points. Unfortunately, Fred Hubbell underperformed the House vote.
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