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July 27, 2018
Does the Republican Party have the guts necessary to win the midterms?
In an election, as in a trial, the outcome depends less on a weighing up of all the issues and more on which issues the electorate focuses on. Succeed in getting the electorate to focus on the most positive achievement of one's own party, and on the most loathsome feature of the opposition, and coast to victory. Not necessarily in that order, and not necessarily of equal value. As to President Trump's greatest accomplishment, the economy, economic growth, and the jobs figures lead the pack by a mile. As to the loathsomeness of the Dems, their increasingly unhinged stands on immigration are equally clearly in first place. Trump won the nomination and the presidency on the voters' belief that this guy, at last, was someone who meant what he said on immigration. He, and the Republican Party, can hold the House and the Senate if they focus the electorate's attention on the Dems' immigration lunacy, and then, secondarily,...(Read Full Post)