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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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  Posted 11 August 2019 - 05:54 PM

In 2020, Socialism Could Flip Minnesota -- And The Election -- To Trump

Fox News
By Justin Haskins
11 August 2019

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Almost no one expected Donald Trump to win the 2016 presidential election, but his campaign’s strategy to focus on disaffected Midwest voters long abandoned by the Democratic Party leadership paid off in a big way. A majority of voters in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and, perhaps most surprisingly, Wisconsin, all pulled the lever in favor of Trump.

To win a second term, Trump is going to need a similar level of success in the Midwest, and it looks as though Minnesota, which has long been thought of as an iron-clad Democratic stronghold, could be a big part of his 2020 strategy — and for good reason.

Without Minnesota, the Democratic presidential candidate — regardless of who wins the primary race — would face a nearly insurmountable uphill battle. For example, even if the Democratic challenger were to flip Michigan and Pennsylvania to his or her side, it still wouldn’t be enough to win if Trump were to hold every other state he captured in 2020 and wins in Minnesota. Winning Minnesota would also mean that Trump could lose Florida and Arizona — two states he won in 2016 — and still end up with more than the required 270 electoral votes.

Of course, beating the Democratic challenger in Minnesota is easier said than done. No Republican presidential candidate has won in Minnesota since Richard Nixon in 1972.

But Trump is not a “normal” Republican. He only lost Minnesota by a little more than 40,000 votes in 2016. Mitt Romney lost by more than 200,000.

And that only tells part of the story.

Many Republicans concerned about Trump voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson, who received more than 112,000 votes, or conservative Trump critic Evan McMullin, who garnered more than 53,000 votes. It’s unlikely similar candidates will get the same level of support in 2020, which means Trump should have a better shot in Minnesota than he did in 2016.

Trump also dramatically outperformed other Republicans running for statewide offices in 2012, 2014 and 2018.

There’s another great reason to believe Trump has a good shot of winning Minnesota: Democrats are increasingly moving away from the policies swing voters in the state have long valued in favor of radical progressivism and even socialism. Democrats have moved so far to the left during the current election cycle that it’s becoming difficult to tell the difference between their party's platform and the platform of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Democrats no longer represent the party of John F. Kennedy or Bill Clinton. If Minnesota’s more moderate Democrats realize that, it could mean huge trouble for whomever the party’s left-wing base chooses to face off against Trump. And there’s a great reason to believe they will take notice thanks in part to freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

To say Omar has had an absolutely disastrous first term in office would be an understatement. Not only has she been plagued by questions about potential violations of campaign finance rules and immigration laws and remarks some have deemed to be anti-Semitic, she has also routinely advocated for some of the most radical, socialistic policies offered in decades — including "Medicare-for-All," the "cancellation" of all student loan debt, and the craziest proposal of all: the Green New Deal.

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:28 PM

Minnesota is the state with the communist farmers. Farmers are hurting because of the trade war against China. The dirty open secret is that Trump is negotiating new markets for our goods and trade. The United States will be selling beef, pork, wheat, and soy to Vietnam, Cambodia, and even North Korea in record volume. The only reason that China has been buying our produce in the first place was to corner the market and starve the region into compliance.
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 10:24 PM

View Postgravelrash, on 11 August 2019 - 08:28 PM, said:

Minnesota is the state with the communist farmers. Farmers are hurting because of the trade war against China. The dirty open secret is that Trump is negotiating new markets for our goods and trade. The United States will be selling beef, pork, wheat, and soy to Vietnam, Cambodia, and even North Korea in record volume. The only reason that China has been buying our produce in the first place was to corner the market and starve the region into compliance.

:exactly:

Plus the crazy weather we've been having all across this country for these last two years has been harmful to a great number of farmers.

Floods then drought.
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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:11 AM

Omar...the gift that keeps giving.
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Posted 12 August 2019 - 04:16 PM

The socialist in Minnesota better be careful. Ralph Nader is still persona non grata.
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Posted 12 August 2019 - 04:54 PM

Socialism is just one of a number of reasons why Trump will win Minnesota and re-election in 2020, the Left's push for open borders, their latest stance on abortion, their promise to do away with Trump's tax cuts, healthcare for illegals and their 2.5 year, $30 million dollar fiasco that was the Mueller investigation. On the flip side, what are they offering the American people besides higher taxes to support their love affair with anyone in the country illegally?!

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:45 AM

Actually, immigration namely the huge influx of Somali refugees may very well be the tipping point. The left will tell you the reason many Minnesotan's voted for or will vote for Trump is because they are racist. Truth is there has been a huge problem with many of the Somali's. Refusal to assimilate(see it all the time), many are very brash and aggressive(I have experienced this first hand), and an expectation that we accommodate to them. Sure this is not all, and it may only be a small portion. BUT, the problems are quite large and many Minnesotans are sick of it and realize that not only can Minnesota not simply absorb more of this but neither can the country. You gotta' remember something. Like Wisconsin and other areas you have one or two large cities(Minneapolis Saint Paul in Minnesota's case) which tend to be quite liberal and often carry the state, but the moment you leave those areas it becomes more and more conservative the farther away you get. The Dems made the mistake of thinking WIasconsin would be blue in 2016 and exactly what I described happened. In a nut shell the po dunk hicks from the sticks showed up and showed up in force. Oh yes the left showed up in their strong holds (Milwaukee and Madison) but so did the Conservatives who are forced to lie low. Trump won my state because he resonated, sure many people who support him have numerous issues with him, his personality, much of what he says, how he reacts and more. But be damned, in the end he gets the job done and isn't afraid to at least try and say what needs to be said. In short RESULTS MATTER. Something long lost on Washington and in many capital cities. This is why both the Left(Dems) and most of the Republican Party hate him. Oh they will tell you it's because of this because of that he is such a sleeze. Bull f'ng sh$t. It's because he is getting things done, and that is the real threat. For years they have ran on a platform of say everything do nothing and then blame the other party. Trump is a threat to this and they can't have that.
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