Suburbs Rebel Against Trump

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    RICHMOND, Va. — The American suburbs appear to be in revolt against President Trump after a muscular coalition of college-educated voters and racial and ethnic minorities on Tuesday dealt the Republican Party a thumping rejection and propelled a diverse class of Democrats into office.”

    Suburbs Rebel Against Trump, Threatening Republicans in Congress

    The voters will continue to reject Trump and the GOP’s agenda of hate and division.
     
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    No....government workers in Virginia voted to keep the gravy train rolling......that is what happened there....
     
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    Actually, there are less than 200K Federal employees residing in VA, and a lot of them are probably republicans.

    The real problem is that Trump hasn't built any new ground, and he never did. He got less of a percentage of the vote than Romney did and only slightly more than McCain. Nowhere near the consensus that Bush got when he recieved 51% of the vote.

    Hillary lost because too many voters wasted their votes on third party candidates. It's really not more complicated than that. But those people will come back to the Democrats in 2018 and 2020.
     
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    Democrats were able to flip seats without colluding with Russia, without fake news, without gerrymandering, without voter suppression, and without dirty tricks.

    6:19 AM - Nov 8, 2017
     
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    The GOP lost several seats well outside of NOVA. 2017 is looking a lot like 2005 which lead to a 2006 Dem take over of the House and Senate and just like 2005 you guys are pretending it's not happening.
     
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    no one who voted third party wasted their votes Joe.....its mindsets like that, that keep the same 2 useless parties and the crappy people they put up in power.....maybe you wasted your vote Joe......and dont be too sure about those voters coming back to your useless party,many of those voters are sick and tired of the same old bullshit year in and year out...
     
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    Which tells you propaganda does not work.
    Including Russian propaganda.
     
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    One small problem with your number of less than 200K federal employees.

    It doesn't appear to take into account all the military that is in the Norfolk/Hampton Roads/Little Creek/Oceana area. Every service has a base of some sort in that area, and the Navy has a HUGE footprint in Norfolk.
     
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    Wehavebeen united; we were after September 11, 2011. This could have but hate rules.....US.
     
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    A third party vote is ALWAYS a waste. They can't win and even if they did, they couldn't govern.

    even if you accept the premise that Clinton and Trump were the worst candidates ever (and they were pretty bad), they STILL got 94% of the vote between them. Like it or not, in addition to allowing someone to win if they don't win a majority, the EC prevents third party candidates from getting any footing.

    I think Trump will turn out to be such a disaster in the end that even people who voted for him will turn out against him in 2020. That is if any of us are still alive to vote.
     
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