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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 months ago

Why cant democrates win by campaigning with a platform of good policy? It seems they try and win with false accusation and virtue signaling?

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  • 9 months ago
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    I think they know the jig is up... and they are getting desperate. The whole impeachment BS is a smokescreen. Clapper perjured himself in front of congress about the illegally obtained wire-taps that the Obama administration placed on candidate Trump. There were a few names that had to sign off on it: Jim Comey, John Brennan, Valerie Jared, etc names that should ring a bell as being Obama appointees... here is the whole story:

    https://www.oann.com/president-trump-points-to-mul...

    The Clintons and Obamas have been in collusion with the Russians for years. The Trump investigation was a false accusation of what they were ACTUALLY doing.

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  • James
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    9 months ago

    Funny, considering more people voted Democrat in the past 7 elections.

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  • Sally
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    9 months ago

    I guess you slept through the midterms where Democrats won by running on getting healthcare for everyone, better education, more jobs, and freedom from right-wing nonsense like the pro-birth movement.

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  • 9 months ago

    If Democrats only told the truth, nobody would vote for them.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Well they have traditionally won on this basis. Democrats have won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections. That means that Americans have preferred Democrats based on their policies and qualifications.

    It's certainly true that Democrats engage in negative campaigning, but both sides do. And it's not really true that Democrats engage in false accusations. Look at the 2016 campaign. Trump repeatedly engaged in false accusations, such as saying that Clinton committed crimes, or that she would take away guns, or that Obama "founded ISIS" (the latter of which he insisted was true in the direct and literal sense and not a metaphor). Clinton, OTOH, engaged in true negative attacks on Trump: saying that he was unprepared for the presidency, showed a dangerous temperament, and was a failure as a businessman. It's also true that Republicans engage in "virtue signalling" at least as much as Democrats do. What do you think all of Trump's paeans to the military are about? He doesn't actually care about American servicemembers. He dodged military service himself by getting his family physician to falsely claim he had a disqualifying medical condition. Before running for office Trump's most notable interaction with veterans was when he tried to get the city to prevent homeless veterans from panhandling in front of Trump Tower. But all of a sudden once he starts running for office he loves the troops. Here's another example of his virtue signalling. Trump held a rally to raise money for veterans charities. At it he promised to donate $1 million of his own money to veterans charities. But months later when the Washington Post tried to find where he had sent the money they discovered that he hadn't sent it. When this news broke Trump was furious, but not at whoever in his organization "forgot" to send the money out. Instead he was furious at the Post for reporting that he had tried to welsh on his promised donation. Trump even insisted that he should get public credit for the promise to make the donation even if he didn't actually give the money.

  • 9 months ago

    Because the whole party and their followers are morally bankrupt and exist only to bash Trump. They offer no real solutions and only know how to launch endless investigations.

    Trump farted! Investigate!

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  • Chris
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    9 months ago

    Dems have no constructive policies.

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  • 9 months ago

    Getting rid of the lying unstable narcissist is the single best thing we can do for America!

  • Jeff S
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    9 months ago

    Yet you ignore how much good Republicans did in the first two years of Trump!

    Where's that Obamacare replacement that was going to be better?

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    • Jeff S
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      9 months agoReport

      Thanks for proving you're a conservative liar too! McCain thumbed down the skinny repeal! There was no replace plan!

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  • 9 months ago

    Like the Democrats won big time in the midterms?

    That was all about healthcare, something Republicans have no clue and no plan about.

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    • ndmagicman
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      9 months agoReport

      LOL
      Nation wide in the 2018 midterms Democrats received over 8 million more votes than their Republican opponents. You guys want to lie to yourself and say it was the mysterious, never documented, never found 'illegal voters', go ahead but it is complete BS.

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  • 9 months ago

    Why do I get the feeling that 'good policy' would be extremely conservative?

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