Republican Defeats: Republican Rethinking

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Republicans need to spend January developing a new strategy capable of changing current patterns and maximizing their chance to keep the House.

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Republicans lost in an Alabama U.S. Senate race for the first time in 25 years.

Republicans lost the Virginia governorship last month, despite Ed Gillespie getting more votes than any Republican gubernatorial candidate in the state’s history. They also lost 14 House of Delegates seats, and four races are still being recounted – enough for Republicans to potentially lose control after 17 years in the majority.

In New Jersey, an unpopular Republican governor doomed the GOP candidate to a decisive defeat with 42 percent of the vote. Despite this outcome, the legislative elections were essentially a draw.

The FiveThirtyEight.com estimates the current generic ballot is now 47.2 percent Democrat and 37.5 percent Republican. If this stabilizes at that level, 2018 will be a disaster for Republicans.

Those Republicans who take comfort from the special elections in the House of Representatives should look carefully at the details. Every special election the GOP has won since the 2016 elections has involved districts which are either strongly Republican or voted for President Trump. Despite massive spending by various GOP groups, these victories have all been smaller than the 2016 margins in the same districts.

In both Alabama and Virginia, the Democrats were energized and turned out.

Meanwhile, Republicans are divided: Alabama was a GOP civil war; many Republicans are unhappy with their leaders in Washington; and independents are being alienated by both the President and Congressional Republicans.

As a first step back from the edge of disaster, Republicans must pass tax cuts by the end of this year and continue economic growth.

However, it is increasingly clear that vastly more must be done.

Republicans need to spend January developing a new strategy capable of changing current patterns and maximizing their chance to keep the House. They also must increase their Senate majority by five or six, so it will be strong enough to keep the majority in 2020 when the playing field will favor Democrats.

Every Republican, beginning with the President and Vice President, needs to understand what a disaster Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer would be.

By June, it may be too late to course-correct. Avoiding a Democratic wave election requires action now.

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tomcat
tomcat
3 years ago

You notice the democrap party sticks together like glue. The must get an email every morning about the talking points of the day and they do not deviate from the chosen communist verbiage. The repubs all function as individuals and do not stick together to get things done. Who is at fault in this, start within the commonwealth of Kentucky and proceed out from there. Don’t get to close to a Repub politician because they are constantly shooting themselves in the foot but the next time may be your foot. The primaries is the only place to try and fix… Read more »

NJ_Doc
NJ_Doc
3 years ago

It should be perfectly clear to anyone that the Republican Party needs new leadership. McConnell should retire.

Timothy Martin
Timothy Martin
3 years ago

Both Political Corporations lead to the same place, consolidating power in D.C. and the States becoming mere Colonies of the Central Government. The “Republican” Corporation is corrupt and owned by Globalists, the “Democrat” Corporation is corrupt and owned by the Communist Party. Both are owned by competing Globalist visions and neither obey’s the Constitution.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
3 years ago
Reply to  Timothy Martin

Next flight to Canada departs in 10 minutes. You won’t be missed. Buh-bye!

Buck Cassidy
Buck Cassidy
3 years ago
Reply to  Timothy Martin

You Sir, in clear and concise language, have identified each party of the swamp!!!

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
3 years ago
Reply to  Buck Cassidy

You meant to say clear, concise, delusional language. You two must wear the same size tinfoil hats.

joe martin
joe martin
3 years ago

I have pretty much decided over the years the the Democrats and Republicans are nothing more than two sides of the same rotten corrupt coin. That being said, we as gun owners are still better off with the Republican side of the coin. I cannot believe the bad choices the Republicans put out there and maintain. Here in Arizona we have (hopefully had) two of the worst Senators in the country (Flake and McCain). Many of the elections over the last decade have been the Republicans’ races to lose, not win, simply because of who they chose to run, such… Read more »

Marc Disabled Vet
Marc Disabled Vet
3 years ago
Reply to  joe martin

You hit the nail square on the head .
Just a thought ! What if we elected all independent ,
non-party people to Washington . No Dems. No Reps.
Just someone willing to work for the people not the party !
As far as what we have,,, They ALL need to get off their back-,
sides and do the work we hired them to do !

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  joe martin

@TMartin and martin, I see it the same way. No longer is it dem verses repub. It is corrupt versus not corrupted yet.
Why doesn’t any party seek out truck drivers, plumbers, nurses, farmers, or electricians to run for office?

HankB
HankB
3 years ago

The GOP is too busy squabbling internally to be effective – you have the RINO caucus (Collins, Graham, McCain, Murkowski, and a few others) who are busy being Democrat Lite, and libertarian-leaning Ron Paul to whom “good” is something to be fought because it’s not “perfect.” To me it looks like swamp dweller Mitch McConnell will do whatever he can to torpedo outsiders by working behind the scenes to defeat & hinder them; I really think he’d rather have a collegial Democrat rather than a maverick Republican filling a given office. I don’t even think he personally views Pelosi/Schumer in… Read more »

Charlie
Charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  HankB

HANKB……you’re right on Gowdy and Issa. These guys are nothing but show. Lots of big talk, lots of questions, lots of blah, blah, blah! I watch the faces of those being so-called “grilled”. I’ve actually seen some of those being questioned lean over and whisper to another, and then grin broadly. There are no consequences or outcomes resulting from all these investigations. Lois Lerner literally “ate these guys alive” and made them look like fools!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago

If the National Repub party keeps sending us corrupt, party hacks, then we will continue to refuse to vote for them. The National Repub party needs to go straight.