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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Matthew Yglesias notes that Trump voters aren't that important.  Trump won slightly more of the popular vote than Michael Dukakis did. Those that voted for him will likely not abandon him, because people don't want to admit mistakes of that magnitude.  A few who did vote for him will abandon him either by switching their votes or not voting for him, because he's a colossal fraud and failure.  If Trump loses 5% of his support - and there are no strong third party candidacies - then Democrats should be in a very strong position in 2020, providing they nominate someone with a touch more charisma.

Also, frankly, Trump voters are older and some of them will die before 2020.

Efforts to flip those revanchist Trumpenproletariat are largely doomed.  Getting them NOT to vote might be the best strategy.

Overall, however, the levels of support for Trump is low and getting lower.

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