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divide and distract 2018

Trump, Republicans Focus on Race and Xenophobia; Democrats Focus on Racial Unity and Economic Fairness: Advantage Democrats

The following is a post by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Ron Brownstein, one of the savviest political analysts around, tweeted something yesterday that caught our attention. Commenting on a recent Quinnipiac poll, he wrote: One key to understanding Democratic opportunities in November: while a striking 49% of US said in a recent … Continue reading »

As Trump’s Race-baiting Gets Uglier, and His Senate Faves Kiss His Ring, Will Voters Follow?

Frank Sharry: “Racism doesn’t increase wages; xenophobia doesn’t pay for healthcare; dividing America doesn’t protect the government investments Americans count on” Last night’s ugly speech from President Trump in Pennsylvania featured efforts to scapegoat familiar targets, such as immigrants and the media, while seeking to divide and distract the electorate from substantive, kitchen table issues. … Continue reading »

There He Goes Again: Unhinged Trump Deploying the “Divide and Distract” Political Strategy

President Trump’s unhinged, unfiltered speech in Tampa last night, following days of stoking the threat of an immigration and wall-funding related government shutdown, exemplifies what we’ll see for the remainder of this election cycle: a Trump-led and Republican-supported effort to whip up xenophobic fears and scapegoat familiar targets, such as immigrants and the media. The … Continue reading »