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Don’t fall for Operation Demoralize 2018

Don’t fall for Operation Demoralize 2018

The key to Democrat victory in November 2018 is to keep Republican voters home.

Things look glum for Republicans in 2018, if you listen to the left and right punditry.

The generic ballot sways heavily towards Democrats, Democrats did well in Virginia, and the Alabama Democrat win is claimed to be a precursor of things to come despite the unique circumstances of Republican Roy Moore’s downfall.

The key thing driving Democrats, where they have been successful, is greater enthusiasm. Which is why it is so important for Democrats, and Republican who want Republicans to lose out of Trump hatred, to demoralize Republican voters.

We saw that in Alabama where an Evan McMullin related SuperPAC ran ads meant to keep Republicans home; they didn’t even try to get Republicans to vote for the Democrat, and they didn’t need to.

I would not be surprised to see that strategy used more generally against Trump supporting Republicans in the House. And it could be effective. Someone who normally would vote Republican but stays home is as good as a vote for Democrats.

So expect there to be a sustained effort to demoralize Republican voters, Trump supporters, and independents who are willing to vote Republican. That’s part of the reason Democrats and the media have shifted to round-the-clock accusations of racism against Trump.

I have written about this phenomenon in the past. I call it Operation Demoralize.

In 2012, I wrote about how in early September the media had declared the presidential race over, Operation Demoralize is working just as planned:

It’s November 7.  Barack Obama has won.  The Republican presidential strategy has failed.  The media is jubilant.  The right-blogosphere is going through a serious introspection.  The left-blogosphere is dancing on our graves and shoving it down our throats.  Four years of fighting the Obama agenda was for nothing.

Oh, I’m sorry.  Let me correct that.  It’s September 9, not November 7.  The rest of the paragraph above can remain as originally written.

Operation Demoralize is working just as planned.

I wrote again about a version of Operation Demoralize the day before the 2016 election, Operation Demoralize Is in Full Swing:

… to read the headlines, it’s over. Trump is done. Turn out the lights, write the obituaries, the election is history.

This is the same tactic always used….

I think Hillary is the favorite going into Election Day because the electoral map favors Democrats. But don’t think that the premature celebrations are honest or legitimate – they are just narratives intended to demoralize Trump voters.

Sure, Republicans should take seriously the signs that the 2018 midterms could go against them. That is the history of a party that wins a presidency — look what happened to Obama and Democrats in 2010. And there have been some on-the-ground indications (not Alabama, which was unique) that Democrats are outperforming.

The key is to motivate our voters, despite the media, Democrat and #NeverTrump Republican efforts to get them to stay home. The lesson is not to get complacent and do nothing. But to recognize the strategy and work against it.

To quote the old saying, I was born at night, but I wasn’t born last night. Much of what you are seeing is Operation Demoralize 2018.

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Trump holds the biggest demoralization key: DACA.

The unusual twist is that both parties are now working to demoralize the Republican vote.

    The TRUMP vote, IMO. Neither party wants this to go any further. If Trump is the leader I hope he is, he will destroy the GOPe/RINO’s and by the end of 2024, the Republican party will have been remade. Ok, I said ” I hope”. Heh.. Stop laughing!

Republicans need to deliver Fusion GPS/Uranium One/ Dossier/DOJ&IC-democrat party collusion scalps. Political theater won’t suffice. We’re done with being softsoaped. Appoint a special prosecutor now.

Ignore your base at your own peril.

    The republicans don’t care if they lose, so long as we deplorables do.

    And Sessions is turning out to be quite a culprit.

    Trump needs to get out of D.C., and back on the road.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 17, 2018 at 7:55 pm

Don’t be demoralized Patriots, because the only alternative is far, far, far, far….worse.

One current example:

“Oil-rich Venezuela is out of gas”
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud | Dec. 26, 2017

http://www.mining.com/oil-rich-venezuela-gas/

I love it how Rags stops by to Thumbs-Down every post. You missed one, Rags!

The demoralization of Republican voters comes, not from Democrat sources, but from the Republican party itself. The Roy Moore election is a classic example of that. When Moore won the primary, instead of the GOP backing him to the hilt [after all there was no evidence that he had committed any crimes of even offenses and there still isn’t] the party turned on him, cut his funding and told their own members not to vote for him. In 2007, the nomination of John McCain essentially kept a large portion of the conservative base to stay home. Though this might not have kept Obama from being elected, it allowed a larger margin of victory. The same is true with Mitt Romney. The Trump election was different as Trump did not run on Party affiliation, but as an anti-Establishment candidate.

No, the party running Operation Demoralize against Republicans is not the Democrats. It is the GOPe.

    Anonamom in reply to Mac45. | January 18, 2018 at 11:19 am

    “No, the party running Operation Demoralize against Republicans is not the Democrats. It is the GOPe.”

    Amen, and amen.

    Recce1 in reply to Mac45. | January 21, 2018 at 1:02 am

    We must also remember that it was due to the wisdom of the Framers that the corrupt socialist traitor Clinton didn’t become president.

    Fluffy Foo Foo in reply to Mac45. | January 21, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Trump didn’t even support Roy Moore in the primary. Moore was/is a flawed candidate.

If the incumbent repubs vote for PDJT’s agenda then they should be alright I’d think.
For those running to win a seat for the first time, make sure you’re running with PDJT.
And remember to tell the voters not one dem thought enough of them to vote for the tax reform because dems consider the voters money their own.
And this should make a great commercial.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mfEJ-j2pNo

This is always Democrats’ plan. It’s what liars do.

Since when do I lose heart?

http://www.airartnw.com/aztec_eagles_story.htm

“….To sell the idea to the public, Avila Camacho ordered the FAM to stage an air show with its hottest pilots. It took place in Mexico City on March 5, 1944. Over 100,000 capitalinos watched as AT-6s and A-24B dive bombers blasted a simulated “enemy” base with live ordnance. The show was a stunning success; glowing press reports convinced the chief executive that the public would support an expeditionary air force. Shortly thereafter at a luncheon for senior FAM officers, he declared that Mexico should fight and that there was no better arm than the FAM to carry a battle flag to war.

A special “Training Group” was soon formed in Mexico City, staffed with expert airmen and aviation specialists chosen in a competitive recruiting process. The Group consisted of 300 men from all military branches, including 38 of the best pilots. Command was assigned to Colonel Antonio Cardenas Rodriguez, known for his goodwill flights over Latin America. Colonel Cardenas had flown combat missions over North Africa and Italy with the U.S. Army Air Force’s 97th Bomb Group and was well-connecte…”

As long as I have rock I have hope. Still, it’s better to have an aircraft. Or a warship.

I enjoy wearing my Aztec Eagles t-shirt on Cinco de Mayo. How I haven’t been killed I’ll never know.

The Special Election for a Wisconsin State Senate seat was due to the incumbent Republican resigning to take a position in the Walker administration. This district involves parts of five counties in the northwest of the state.

In Nov. 2016, the Republican won handily. A total of 89,397 votes were cast for all candidates. Yesterday, a total of 22,273 votes were cast.

Northern Wisconsin. January. Weather could have been a factor. So was COMPLACENCY.

Without going into particulars, this was NOT primarily about Trump as the media would have you believe. The Democrats turned out, the majority of voters did not.

A “blue wave” will only happen if it is allowed to happen.

legalizehazing | January 18, 2018 at 3:46 am

There is so much to campaign on. Immigration, the economy, THE ACA!!!! ALL THIS RUSSIAN/MEDIA BULLLLL!!

If Republicans can’t get the base to show up, we’re doomed anyway

Boycott all advertisers who sponsor fake news or unsubstantiated claims.

If you care about your country, Get out & vote. The FAKE NEWS, Will destroy DEmocracy, If we don’t pay attention.

If you care about your country, Get out & vote. The FAKE NEWS, Will destroy DEmocracy, If we don’t pay attention.

The lame stream media had their articles and headlines written before the first special election was run. They were so certain that they would take the first four or five Republican seats vacated by Trump appointments because they controlled the messaging and the polling leading up to the elections and the Dems poured many times as much money into the campaigns. When the dust settled all they could do was claim a consolation prize for not losing too badly.

A few months later they won some races against bad Republican candidates and they dusted off those old articles and substituted new names and places. Even small local elections going Dem are a referendum on Trump and precursors to a new wave of Dems.

This is all they got, while Republicans will continue to pad their resumes with more victories as people see more money in their paychecks next month and probably some reasonable health insurance relief to come.

The fact of the matter is that in special and general elections across the board in 2017, the Democrats have shown to be energized, organized, and capable of turning out. The Republicans are staying home.

Usually in off-year and special elections, Republicans have better turnout than Democrats. If this carries on to 2018, the Republicans are in big trouble, in large part because of the state Senators and Governors who are elected in 2018 will be around for redistricting. Also, 2020 and 2022 have GOP heavy Senate classes, and the GOP really needs to massively pad out their Senate majority in order to offset likely losses in 2020 and 2022.

I’m disinclined to blame some Stonecutter level “Establishment” conspiracy for the simple reason that far too many people blame *everything* on the Stonecutters/”Establsihment”. However, I can see MAGA/Trump loyalists staying home in the hopes that the “Establishment” Swamp-people go down in flames.

I’d like to suggest another possible cause of reduced turn-out: The non-MAGA/Trump loyalists who voted against Hillary, and won’t bother voting because she isn’t on the ballot anymore. Of course, there were plenty of districts where people voted against Trump, but for other Republicans, who might not vote for Republicans again.

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