Trump puts GOP House majority in jeopardy

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by ericgtr12, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2015
    Democrats already have reasonable odds of flipping a dozen or so House seats, Trump is just making it worse for them. Starting to wonder if he's a Democratic plant.

  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I don't think the Dems have a chance in hell of winning the House until after the next census. The Senate, yes. The House, hell no.
  3. lparsons21 macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2014
    Southern Illinois
    It all depends on what the Republican base does if Trump gets the nod. There is a serious chance that many of them may just sit the election out since Trump vs Clinton is a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" selection. Even I as a Democrat have a tough time with that choice.

    With Trump holding firmly as the snake oil choice, and Clinton probably facing serious legal issues among other things, it is the worst choices in my 72 years on this planet.
  4. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
  5. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2015
    There's several polls that show Dems are motivated to vote by Trump, it's too bad that's what it takes but whatever gets them out.
  6. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    About as much chance as Cruz is Canadian plant.
  7. bent christian Suspended

    bent christian

    Nov 5, 2015
    This is the risk of designing the party as strictly regional and not having the ability to win a national election. It might work well in the short term, but this is no lasting strategy. Republicans can't win in 2016 with any candidate currently running. Without major changes to the party platform they risk not being viable nationally in 2020. Right now, they can win state races like House and Senate seats and governorships. 16 Years without a president in office and continued obstruction will absolutely take its toll, if we don't see it before then.
  8. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    CNN is the only one who believes this will be a low turnout election. Voters are turning out in record numbers for the primaries. That won't change when they vote for Trump against Hillary.

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