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If Trump is in trouble, the GOP didn’t get the message.

Politico’s David Siders interviewed dozens of GOP officials around the country in an attempt to take the temperature of the Republicans. The mass of comments from inside the party shows the GOP is increasingly confident about the prospects of victory in November.

Just as Wall Street seems to be divorced from Main Street, Washington seems to not understand the mood of the people outside the country’s northeast corridor and Hollywood.

While the Trump administration, like all other administrations, can take some blame for its response to its COVID outbreak, COVID, if anything, demonstrated that the U.S. over-reliance on China was a danger that Washington overlooked for too long—and Trump warned about for years.

“The more bad things happen in the country, it just solidifies support for Trump,” Phillip Stephens, a GOP county chairman in N.C. that swung to Trump from Obama in 2016 told Politico. “We’re calling him ‘Teflon Trump.’ Nothing’s going to stick, because if anything, it’s getting more exciting than it was in 2016.”

“We’re thinking landslide,” he concluded.

An average of polls on Real Clear Politics show Biden up on Trump by eight percent, although the polls mostly rely on registered voters rather than likely voters, and don’t represent the electoral college math actually needed to be elected.     

Indeed, Trump has shown remarkable resilience considering the constant drum-beat of coordinated attacks on him by the media and the Democrats.

Tweeted Trump last week: 95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, 53% overall. Not bad considering I get nothing but Fake & Corrupt News, day and night. “Russia, Russia, Russia”, then “the Ukraine Scam (where’s the Whistleblower?)”, the “Impeachment Hoax”, and more, more, more.  

The GOP can also point to California’s 25th Congressional district as reason for optimism.

In mid-may, Republican Mike Garcia handily defeated Democrat Christy Smith– 55 percent to 45 percent— in a special election for the vacant seat that was won by Democrat Katie Hill in 2018 by the same margin.

“The Garcia election in Los Angeles I think was a wake-up call to all the skeptics out there that in the middle of all of these difficult challenges, a Republican just flipped a seat in the suburbs of L.A., and that hasn’t been done in 22 years,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) told The Hill.

But mostly, the GOP is counting on Trump’s business forte to get the country back on track from the historic shuttering of the economy due to overreaction on COVID.

“[M]ost of all,“ Politico says of GOP officials, “they put their confidence in an expectation that the economy will improve by fall.”

“Doyle Webb, chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party and general counsel to the Republican National Committee, said the only concern that he would have about Trump’s reelection prospects is ‘if the economy had another downturn.’”

“But I don’t see that happening,” Webb said.

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    pl donaldson June 15, 2020

    There is a great book called BLITZ! Author is David Horowitz……that is what I think it is going to be – ONE BIG BLITZ! They are not going to know what hit them! Unlike Democrats, there are a lot of QUIET Republicans….but they are very, very determined. We want to KEEP our Country and you cannot do that with Communist Demonrats running everything. We need to stomp them out as much as possible and then just keep after it until they are done in as this extreme party they have become.

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    Lorraine E Blazich June 15, 2020

    It is sinful that there is not an alternative to the far left socialist/communist corporate press which I call “the enemy of the American people.” In order to learn the truth people have to search the web for sites such as Caravan to Midnight, Natural health news and geoengineeringwatch.com because it will never be heard from the corporate press which controls the entire news media and writes the script for all of the major TV and radio stations. What has the RINO party done to inform the American people about the truth? Same as always: Nothing!

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    Betty June 16, 2020

    We can’t be sure of a win as Democrats will pull out all the stops in voter fraud to steal the election. They are already pushing for mail-in voting where every registered voter will be sent a ballot even though we know hundreds and even thousands are ineligible. It is estimated that 28,million ineligible people are on the voter rolls of all states. They are also fighting photo ID to vote using the most ridiculous arguments against it.

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