Message from GavinTheViking in Red Storm Official #midterms-discussions

2018-05-29 04:54:18 UTC  

Like their state legislature?

2018-05-29 04:54:24 UTC  


2018-05-29 04:54:35 UTC  

I believe they've flipped 2 seats in the state senate already

2018-05-29 04:55:39 UTC  

Special elections are oddities, though. Whichever party pours as much resources into that one election will win, and since its the only election at that time then there's extra effort in flipping the seat.

2018-05-29 04:56:16 UTC  

for oddities,

2018-05-29 04:56:26 UTC  

the trend has been pretty darn consistent

2018-05-29 04:57:24 UTC  

Yeah, Trump did fire up the Progressive base these past two years.

2018-05-29 04:57:53 UTC  

But they can't commit the effort we've been seeing in special elections to hundreds of elections at once, equally.

2018-05-29 04:58:04 UTC  


2018-05-29 04:58:12 UTC  

So we flip the entire rust belt

2018-05-29 04:58:16 UTC  

States that have been solid democrat

2018-05-29 04:58:22 UTC  

For basically

2018-05-29 04:58:23 UTC  

100 years

2018-05-29 04:58:38 UTC  

And we need to take them every election now?

2018-05-29 04:58:42 UTC  

We didn't even take MN in 2016?

2018-05-29 04:58:56 UTC  

Trumps approval ratings among whties from WI, PA, and MN are in the crapper

2018-05-29 05:00:36 UTC  

@zakattack04 Do you realize how difficult it was to achieve this?

2018-05-29 05:00:46 UTC  

Decades of building up to it,

2018-05-29 05:00:53 UTC  

and now it will never happen again...

2018-05-29 05:01:28 UTC  

That's my point!

2018-05-29 05:01:32 UTC  

The parties are ever-changing, and Republicans could capture the working class-White vote from Democrats in key states, since Democrats are committed to minority issues more than economic issues.

2018-05-29 05:01:44 UTC  

These states have been solid democrat since 1932!

2018-05-29 05:02:05 UTC  

And all of the sudden

2018-05-29 05:02:07 UTC  

@GavinTheViking If that's going to happen it will be in Minnesota's 8th and 1st congressional districts

2018-05-29 05:02:10 UTC  

We just need to carry them every election to win

2018-05-29 05:02:38 UTC  

There aren't many White Working Class districts held by Democrats anymore

2018-05-29 05:02:48 UTC  

In the Rust Belt there are

2018-05-29 05:02:51 UTC  

I guess there is also WI-03 and IA-02

2018-05-29 05:02:58 UTC  

but the incumbents are popular

2018-05-29 05:03:09 UTC  

also MI-05

2018-05-29 05:03:39 UTC  

Face it

2018-05-29 05:03:43 UTC  

We can't win

2018-05-29 05:03:47 UTC  


2018-05-29 05:04:22 UTC  

We just need to start carrying states that have been reliable democrat for 4 times the amount of time most of us have been alive :D

2018-05-29 05:04:34 UTC  

We had a chance to pick up a district in Pennsylvania where Trump won

2018-05-29 05:04:41 UTC  

but then the SC redrew it

2018-05-29 05:04:50 UTC  


2018-05-29 05:04:54 UTC  

They aren't impossible to carry if Trump won (or nearly won) them in 2016.

2018-05-29 05:04:59 UTC  

yes they are

2018-05-29 05:05:05 UTC  

do you know any other republican in the area

2018-05-29 05:05:16 UTC  

With the energy and arura of Trump