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A Mass Extinction For Virginia Republicans (blames Trump for VA loss)
Rove.com / WSJ ^ | 11.09.2017 | Karl Rove

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 Valley—the commonwealth’s 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 state’s 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.

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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister
KEYWORDS: esad; fakemedia; fakenews; karlrove; nevertrumper; rove; tds; turdblossom
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1 posted on 11/09/2017 7:54:34 PM PST by libh8er
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To: libh8er

100% support Trump or we WILL NOT show up. We are tired of RINO crap. Get on the train or get run over.


2 posted on 11/09/2017 7:57:45 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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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.


3 posted on 11/09/2017 7:58:26 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: libh8er

...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.


4 posted on 11/09/2017 7:58:51 PM PST by lodi90
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To: libh8er

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?


5 posted on 11/09/2017 7:59:34 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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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.


6 posted on 11/09/2017 8:01:38 PM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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Looks like the Third Blossom is now “b@$tard” without the “magnificent” qualifier, these days.


7 posted on 11/09/2017 8:03:04 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: libh8er

October 2016:

“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.


8 posted on 11/09/2017 8:03:30 PM PST by CaptainK (No collusion.No obstruction.He's a leaker.)
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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?!


9 posted on 11/09/2017 8:04:38 PM PST by MountainWalker
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To: Alberta's Child

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.


10 posted on 11/09/2017 8:05:17 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: libh8er

Karl Rove ... aka “Mister Excuses:


11 posted on 11/09/2017 8:05:26 PM PST by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: CaptainK

Rove was so brilliant in predicting a landslide Trump loss.

That’s what every one expected in October 2016.

He got that wrong.


12 posted on 11/09/2017 8:08:54 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: ifinnegan
Rove's whole assessment of the Virginia election is comical. He supported a candidate who won the GOP primary on the strength of moderate suburban voters and defeated a more conservative challenger who ran strong in the Southwest and Shenandoah Valley (Trump's strongest areas of support in Virginia) ... but then on Election Day the suburbs went for the Democrat while the conservatives in Trump's strongest areas voted overwhelmingly for the moderate Republican.

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.

13 posted on 11/09/2017 8:09:29 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: libh8er

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!


14 posted on 11/09/2017 8:09:53 PM PST by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: libh8er

Rove’s Cheap Labor Express buddy lost because he is a Cheap Labor Express stooge and Rove wants to blame Trump.


15 posted on 11/09/2017 8:11:14 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: libh8er

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.


16 posted on 11/09/2017 8:13:32 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: libh8er

Flatulence from Turd Blossom


17 posted on 11/09/2017 8:14:40 PM PST by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: libh8er

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!


18 posted on 11/09/2017 8:17:46 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation ("You can't fix America without pissing off the people who broke it".....Bill Mitchell)
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To: libh8er

The WSJ conclusion of the essay is behind their paywall for me.

Can someone post it?


19 posted on 11/09/2017 8:20:44 PM PST by iowamark
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To: Alberta's Child

The claim that this election was a rebuke of Trump are quite a stretch.


20 posted on 11/09/2017 8:25:14 PM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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