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OpinionArnon Mishkin: Hatred for Trump is what truly unites 2020 Democrats – But they're playing a dangerous game

19:50  13 august  2019
19:50  13 august  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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When they bluster, we play our game .” It just better be a damned good game . “If Democrats are going to win in 2020 , it can’t be with the careless presumption that everyone who voted for Trump is a toothless, ignorant racist,” he said, adding that voters who were still reeling from the 2008 financial

selection of the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in 2020 . Twenty-seven major candidates have entered the race for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. Three of them have decided to completely withdraw so far.

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Just two weeks ago Democratic presidential hopefuls seemed to be taking turns laying the foundation for potentially very effective anti-Democratic ads – seemingly playing into President Trump’s characterizations of them as supporting socialized medicine, accepting open borders and appearing to embrace the “squad” of four very progressive Democratic congresswomen.

Now, a little more than a week later, in response to the horrible massacres of predominantly Hispanic customers at an El Paso Walmart, and predominantly African Americans in Dayton, the Democratic candidates have decided to be more explicit than ever in accusing Trump of being a “white nationalist” seeking to blame him for the two attacks.

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A number of fairly sophisticated political observers, including in the Wall Street Journal, have suggested that this move by Democrats is shortsighted.

I disagree with these observers.

I actually think this may be a very shrewd strategy for Democrats, though it may even further polarize American society in the long run.

Most presidential campaigns – regardless of party – tend to follow Richard Nixon’s campaign strategy: win the primaries by moving as far-right [for Republicans, left for Democrats] and then move as fast as you can to the center for the general election.

But we’ve seen what happens when Democrats have tried to follow that dictum this year – they’ve come closer to painting themselves into a progressive corner – on immigration, health-care, and even gun control, that can leave themselves vulnerable to Republican attacks after a nominee is chosen. Not only do they risk alienating many potentially anti-Trump voters, but also risk dividing the party itself.

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We are not fighting the Democrats , they are easy, we are fighting the seriously dishonest and unhinged Lamestream Media. In a letter to me sent by Kim Jong Un, he stated, very nicely, that he would like to meet and start negotiations as soon as the joint U.S./South Korea joint exercise are over.

Democrats expect Trump to run a reelection campaign that stokes cultural divides and plays up controversies like the kneeling protests Some Trump advisers soberly indicated it’s far too early to have any real sense of what the 2020 landscape will look like — and that it doesn't matter, anyway.

Indeed, a number of folks have described how despite the solid popular vote lead that almost all Democratic candidates appear to currently have over President Trump, their stand on those issues could cause them challenges winning the essential states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and, especially, Wisconsin.

But consider the two apparently most effective campaigns for the nomination – Vice President Joe Biden’s and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. While Biden had a very solid lead prior to entering the race, his support grew significantly after his announcement video focused almost exclusively on a focused anti-Trump message.

Similarly, Warren, not only focused on an issue focused message [“I have a plan for that”] but also became the first announced Democratic hopeful to call for Trump’s impeachment.

In the wake of the two El Paso and Dayton murders, almost all of the Democratic hopefuls – many of whom had explicitly said they have been seeking to campaign without mentioning the president’s name – have joined the “#Resist” bandwagon. For example, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, from El Paso, gave a seemingly off-the-cuff, expletive-laden, interview, accusing the president of being racist and the press of failing to report that. Others have joined in.

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But the Democrats are playing a dangerous game . Calling Trump a threat yet treating him like an opportunity deepens cynicism and exacerbates polarization. One can understand rejecting racists, declaring that the tent isn’t big enough for white nationalists. But the #resistance is sprinting away

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Regardless of how one feels about the president’s rhetoric, which even he would agree has been divisive, I suspect this is good presidential politics.

While Democrats disagree on how to handle immigration, whether to support “Medicare-for-All,” and what constitutes “common-sense gun control,” the one thing that appears to unite them is opposition, even hatred of Donald Trump. Indeed, according to the latest Fox News poll, fully three-fourths of Democrats want him impeached.

Indeed, almost nine in ten Democrats, according to the same poll, believe Trump does not respect racial minorities, while almost seven in ten Republicans, believe he does.

Overall, a majority of the country believes Trump does not respect racial minorities but am not sure if independents are as likely to stick with that opinion as Democrats.

So the current strategy could easily be a very effective tool for winning the Democratic nomination.

Will it be as effective in the general election campaign? I don’t know, though it may be easier to follow Nixon’s dictum, and race back to the center on that issue than on the others.

The bigger fear is what happens to our country – with a large group (roughly 40 percent) that strongly supports almost everything the president does and says – and an apparently equally large group (roughly 40 percent) that considers him racist – and about 20 percent of folks in the middle who will be called upon to referee between those two extremes.

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Guns are killing us, not mental illness.
Whether based on ignorance, discrimination or hate, the belief that ending gun violence can occur by targeting people with mental illness is wrong.

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