Skip to comments.A Mass Extinction For Virginia Republicans (blames Trump for VA loss)
Posted on 11/09/2017 7:54:34 PM PST by libh8er
...The president is spurring Democrats to the voting booth while letting his own base drift away. His job approval in the Real Clear Politics average is 38%, 8 points below his share of the vote last November. In other words, 1 out of 6 people who cast ballots for Mr. Trump disapprove of his performance. This showed up in Southwest Virginia and the Shenandoah Valleythe commonwealths Trump Country. Mr. Gillespie carried these areas by impressive margins, but turnout was either down or simply not up as dramatically as in the anti-Trump suburbs...
..Mr. Gillespie did win independents statewide, 50.5% to 48.9%. He also poached some Democratic voters in the Richmond area, across the states Southside, and even in the northern suburbs. But Mr. Northam pilfered Republican votes in Tidewater areas that he previously represented in the state Senate for six years.
(Excerpt) Read more at rove.com ...
100% support Trump or we WILL NOT show up. We are tired of RINO crap. Get on the train or get run over.
Karl Rove - wasn’t he the guy who promised us Mitt would carry OH and FL in 2012? Oops.
All that became extinct in VA where GOP swamp dwellers. No great loss.
...The president is spurring Democrats to the voting booth while letting his own base drift away.
LOL. It’s the Never Trump “base” that is drifting away. They are in for a rude shock the next time they try to cram a CINO down our throats after so disrespecting the will of the Trump voting GOP base. No sale, kemosabe.
So it’s Donald Trump’s fault that voters didn’t turn out to support Rove’s candidate in Virginia? Are his clients so stupid that they actually believe his bullish!t excuses and hire him time and time again?
The republican percentage was the same as the 2013 election.
North Virginia, which is in reality an appendage of the DC swamp, went massively for the Dem and won by like 280K votes.
The candidate won by about 220K.
In other words, only the Washington swamp rats put him over in the state.
Looks like the Third Blossom is now “b@$tard” without the “magnificent” qualifier, these days.
“I don’t see’ Trump winning the election” Republican strategist Karl Rove on Sunday said he doesn’t expect Donald Trump to win the presidential election.
If the GOP nominee “plays an inside straight, he could get it, but I doubt that he’s going to be able to play it,” Rove added.
Trump appears to be able to secure 186 electoral votes when counting the states where he is leading outside of the polling margin of error or is “thought comfortably put away,” Rove said.
Congressional Republican are shitting the bed, defaulting on all their promises, and it’s Trump’s fault that a non-Trump candidate didn’t flip a seat in an increasingly unwinnable state because of Trump’s...rhetoric?!
Gillespie ran away from Trump and refused to have the President campaign for him.
His loss is his own doing and Trump had nothing to do with it.
GOP establishment approval ratings are even lower than the President’s. No wonder they got slaughtered at the polls.
Never Trumpers suffered mass repudiation. It wasn’t a victory for the swamp; it was their Waterloo.
Karl Rove ... aka Mister Excuses:
Rove was so brilliant in predicting a landslide Trump loss.
That’s what every one expected in October 2016.
He got that wrong.
And somehow this all reflects poorly on Trump? LMAO. Get real, Rove. Your weak candidate just didn't inspire enough people to vote for him.
In one sense I guess it IS Trump's fault. He reminded a lot of Republican voters just how badly these career political hacks really suck.
Rove has turned out to be such a jerk - and took of some of the worst political couuptoids in Washington. To think I once listened to him. Yuck!
Rove’s Cheap Labor Express buddy lost because he is a Cheap Labor Express stooge and Rove wants to blame Trump.
Obamacare won this election.
Or rather the failure, by Carl Rove Republicans, to repeal/replace it.
Healthcare was the number one issue to Virginians.
Poorer Virginians had waited 6 years while everyone else got expanded Medicaid.
Given no other choice by the RINOs in DC they voted to get theirs now too.
It’ll happen again in 2018- the failure in the Congress will destroy the Party.
Flatulence from Turd Blossom
Why doesn’t this fat RINO turd blossom just GO AWAY!
Hasn’t anyone told this GOPe that their day is over?
Tough crap, Rove, but the days of you and your GOPe buddies having your snouts in the taxpayers trough is coming to a quick end!
The WSJ conclusion of the essay is behind their paywall for me.
Can someone post it?
The claim that this election was a rebuke of Trump are quite a stretch.
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