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Election 2020

Three Reminders Why Trump’s Xenophobia is On a Losing Streak

Yesterday’s Senate Rebuke the Latest Reminder That “He’s a Weak President with Little to Run On in 2020 Besides Spreading Lies, Stoking Fear and Exploiting Racial Grievance” Yesterday’s Senate vote was a bipartisan rebuke of President Trump – underscoring, as Frank Sharry noted, that he is a “weak president with little to run on in … Continue reading »

Greg Sargent of Wash Post: How Emergency Declaration Power Grab Fits into Trump’s Ugly Re-election Strategy:

As we’ve been noting, ahead of this week’s Senate vote on the resolution to block Trump’s unconstitutional emergency declaration, the Trump administration has been relying on a vicious cycle of circular logic and lies to attempt to justify that there’s a crisis that only a border wall will fix. As Greg Sargent of the Washington … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Ronald Brownstein: “Trump Settles on His Reelection Message”

“I’ll protect you” In his latest piece for The Atlantic, Ronald Brownstein looks at Trump’s recent CPAC speech, identifying the dark phrase, “I’ll protect you,” as an encapsulation of his likely 2020 re-election message. Brownstein also recognizes that while the relentless and ugly focus on xenophobia may rally the GOP base, it also “hardens the … Continue reading »

McClatchy ICYMI: ‘Trump effect:’ California Latino voters showed up in force in 2018. Will they do it again?

The 2018 midterms were a momentous win for Democrats across the nation, and could not have been done without Latino turnout. A new McClatchy article by Katie Irby delves into the “push factors” getting Latino voters to the polls, including Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, and whether or not the same factors will work again in 2020. … Continue reading »