Donald Trump NOT the GOP won big on Tuesday

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Donald Trump NOT the GOP won big on Tuesday

[cap­tion id=“attachment_108362” align=“aligncenter” width=“440”] Don­ald Trump in NH Aug 15 2015[/caption]

DaT­e­chGuy: Mr. Trump hun­dreds of peo­ple were wait­ing in line to see you today, and another 120 were wait­ing with­out tick­ets I inter­viewed a bunch of them and there were democ­rats who were cross­ing over and such. What are they see­ing that the GOP estab­lish­ment and some of the peo­ple in this room might not be seeing?

Don­ald Trump: I love that question.

August 19th 2015 Derry NH

If you are a reg­u­lar lis­tener to the MSM you might find your­self con­fused that despite every sin­gle one of Trump’s Endorsed can­di­dates win­ning yes­ter­day the media is por­tray­ing the results as signs of doom for the GOP.

Part of this of course is because as Democ­rats with bylines their pri­mary pur­pose is to aid the Democ­rats and lib­er­als in gen­eral and defeat repub­li­cans and con­ser­v­a­tive so hav­ing already decided on the nar­ra­tive of doom and despair for the Pres­i­dent and the GOP they were going to pro­claim it as gospel.

After all they weren’t about to let a lit­tle thing like the actual results get in the way.

How­ever in fair­ness there is a smidgen of truth hid­den in their nar­ra­tive. By every nor­mal stan­dard the GOP should be in trou­ble. Because of the big red wave in 2010 and 2014 in the house and thanks to the Trump vic­tory in 2016 there are a lot of GOP seats to be defended in dis­tricts a lot less red than these. By any rea­son­able stan­dard even with favor­able maps drawn after the 2010 cen­sus the left should be able to pick up quite a few of them, per­haps even enough to take back the house.

But there is a wild card in play and that wild card is Don­ald Trump and the peo­ple who turn out for him.

The Trump base aren’t the activists who would nor­mally turn out any­way for the GOP his base are peo­ple who would not nor­mally be both­ered with gen­eral elec­tions let alone midterms. This has been true from day one

Many of them aren’t repub­li­cans at all as I noted the very first time I asked can­di­date Trump a ques­tion at a news conference.

It is these vot­ers who nor­mally would not even notice a spe­cial elec­tion like the ones going on who turned out for Trump.

At the very first event that I cov­ered Don­ald Trump at I asked this question:

It will be inter­est­ing to see what hap­pens with his next event in the state? Will it draw a dif­fer­ent audi­ence, will famil­iar polit­i­cal faces (that I didn’t see many of here) show up, or will it basi­cally be “Trump Groupies”

We now know the answer. Trump turned out a dif­fer­ent audi­ence that was enough to win in 2016 and may be enough to save the GOP in 2018.

Lucky for the GOP can­di­dates in mar­ginal dis­tricts they don’t have to count on the GOP lead­er­ship to fig­ure this out. Don­ald Trump is smart enough to under­stand this and with his agenda at stake will undoubt­edly do his best to get his vot­ers out in mar­ginal dis­tricts to make the difference.

Expect to see a lot more ral­lies like the ones held last week over the next three months as Trump does what he does best, Win!


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Donald Trump in NH Aug 15 2015

DaTechGuy: Mr. Trump hundreds of people were waiting in line to see you today, and another 120 were waiting without tickets I interviewed a bunch of them and there were democrats who were crossing over and such. What are they seeing that the GOP establishment and some of the people in this room might not be seeing?

Donald Trump: I love that question.

August 19th 2015 Derry NH

If you are a regular listener to the MSM you might find yourself confused that despite every single one of Trump’s Endorsed candidates winning yesterday the media is portraying the results as signs of doom for the GOP.

Part of this of course is because as Democrats with bylines their primary purpose is to aid the Democrats and liberals in general and defeat republicans and conservative so having already decided on the narrative of doom and despair for the President and the GOP they were going to proclaim it as gospel.

After all they weren’t about to let a little thing like the actual results get in the way.

However in fairness there is a smidgen of truth hidden in their narrative. By every normal standard the GOP should be in trouble. Because of the big red wave in 2010 and 2014 in the house and thanks to the Trump victory in 2016 there are a lot of GOP seats to be defended in districts a lot less red than these. By any reasonable standard even with favorable maps drawn after the 2010 census the left should be able to pick up quite a few of them, perhaps even enough to take back the house.

But there is a wild card in play and that wild card is Donald Trump and the people who turn out for him.

The Trump base aren’t the activists who would normally turn out anyway for the GOP his base are people who would not normally be bothered with general elections let alone midterms. This has been true from day one

Many of them aren’t republicans at all as I noted the very first time I asked candidate Trump a question at a news conference.

It is these voters who normally would not even notice a special election like the ones going on who turned out for Trump.

At the very first event that I covered Donald Trump at I asked this question:

It will be interesting to see what happens with his next event in the state? Will it draw a different audience, will familiar political faces (that I didn’t see many of here) show up, or will it basically be “Trump Groupies”

We now know the answer. Trump turned out a different audience that was enough to win in 2016 and may be enough to save the GOP in 2018.

Lucky for the GOP candidates in marginal districts they don’t have to count on the GOP leadership to figure this out. Donald Trump is smart enough to understand this and with his agenda at stake will undoubtedly do his best to get his voters out in marginal districts to make the difference.

Expect to see a lot more rallies like the ones held last week over the next three months as Trump does what he does best, Win!


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