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That was no wave

Morning Joe is correct in his recent article that President Trump’s mouth and demeanor cost Republicans a lot of votes (“That was a wave; Trump lost,” Joe Scarborough, Nov. 10, 2018).

Two-thirds of America believes that America is on the right track, yet over half those votes probably went to Democrats. He’s on less solid footing with talk about a “blue wave.” The average loss for the president’s party in a midterm is 30 seats. The GOP appears to have lost 35. Obama lost 63 in 2010. Democrats gained seven governorships … out of 26 that Republicans were defending. It appears Republicans actually will pick up 3-4 Senate seats.

Democrats — the party that decries big money in politics — outspent the GOP $292 million to $247 million in House races; yet they still appear to have lost all nine of the radical left candidates that ran. A “wave” is what happened to President Obama in 2010 and President Clinton in 1994. In spite of Trump’s mouth, this was not a “wave.”

If the Dems want to win in 2020 they need a better message than “Vote Against Trump!” It also wouldn’t hurt if they ran candidates that are more mainstream.

Hal Dixon

Spokane



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