Democrats desperate to undermine Trump’s strong primary election polling leads
The DNC tried to manipulate the primary election process that has been in place for the past 50 years to weaken Trump and strengthen his Republican rivals. It didn’t work
By Ray Hanania
Free/Sunday Jan. 28, 2024/ https://Hanania.substack.com
In a vote on December 2, 2022, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and President Joe Biden, changed the 2024 primary election schedule for their candidates by making another state their first primary and skipping the traditional caucus and primary in Iowa and New Hampshire.
The DNC and Biden’s allies asserted they did that because Iowa and New Hampshire don’t represent the country — meaning Democrats — the way other states do, and they should not be the first primaries.
Under the DNC plan, the first state would be South Carolina followed Georgia, and Michigan. Nevada and the Virgin Island caucuses, which would come before South Carolina, have been thrown into turmoil. (See the new primary schedule listed at the end of this column.)
DNC Chairman Jamie Harrison, who is African American, said the DNC made the decision because South Carolina and Nevada are “more diverse” and Iowa and New Hampshire “are majority White.”
The Republican National Committee (RNC) called the move by the DNC politically unjustified and maintained the existence Primary Election calendar that has been in place since 1972.
But what was the deeper meaning? It’s all about politics and claiming it has to do with “diversity” is DNC spin.
The truth is, polling after Biden’s election in 2020 showed Trump, who accused Democrats of stealing votes, gaining ground and Trump would have an advantage in “less diverse” states.
Polling also showed that Republican rivals, preferred by Democrats, would have a better chance of defeating Trump in other states outside of Iowa and New Hampshire.
Since 1972, the Iowa and New Hampshire primary elections have given the winners a strengthened election momentum advantage.
Democrats wanted none of that. Snubbed White people. Divided the nation on the basis of race, rather than on legitimate issues. Democrats believe they can help Biden by emphasizing diversity and race by starting in South Carolina. And, the Democrats believe the new schedule gives Republican challengers to Trump , like former South Carolina Governor Nikki “Nimarata” Haley, a better shot at stopping him.
All of this electioneering by the Democrats in collusion with anti-Trump Republicans like Haley, Lynn Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, are meant to allow Democrats to manipulate the Republican primary process to undermine Trump, whom they fear will be re-elected despite facing 91 indictments orchestrated by anti-Trump/GOP quisling collaboration.
It also had one more advantage, although that proved to fail.
Democrats believed that by removing Biden and Democrats from the Iowa and New Hampshire primary contests, which were held as they have been first and second nationally earlier this month, would give anti-Trump rivals an advantage.
Democrats who were not voting in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary could cross over and vote for Trump’s rivals, as they did more easily in New Hampshire.
It almost worked. But Trump still won.
Trump won Iowa with 51 percent of the vote followed by Ron DeSantis with 21.2 percent and Haley with 19.1 percent of the vote.
Trump won New Hampshire by 54.3 percent of the vote while Haley, with cross-over votes from Democrats, took 43.2 percent of the vote.
Had there been a Democratic Primary election in New Hampshire, Biden would have defeated Haley by an even greater margin as the cross-over Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters would have voted for Biden, and not for Haley as they did.
The media quickly reported after New Hampshire that more than 58 percent of “independent” voters cast their vote for Haley.
Democrats and the media use labels rather than data to define the results. Trump won 39 percent of the “independents.” When he won in 2016, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Machine by winning “independents” and voters defined by the term Democrats hate to use, “conservative Democrats” or “Reagan Democrats.”
Reagan Democrats remain a formidable voting force mainly as a conservative segment of the Democratic Party which is run by far Left extremists.
Despite the facts, the biased mainstream American News media continued to spin the New Hampshire results asserting that “New Hampshire exposed Trumps vulnerabilities” and creates a path for Biden to beat him.
That is a new headline from USA Today, one reflected by most major news media. Partisan political opinion disguised as “news.”
We don’t really get “news” any more from the “news” media. We get spin, opinion and partisan manipulation.
Liberal partisan media like the Washington Post are showcasing column after column pushing Haley, trashing Trump and trashing Republicans and conservatives, too.
Trump, of course, makes it all easy. He can’t stop himself from focusing on the petty issues and the Left has mastered attacking him in petty ways knowing he can’t resist responding. The petty issues are stupid and Trump can’t control himself, his biggest weakness as a leader. He lost the 2020 elections specifically because he engaged in the media’s and Democrat’s petty taunting.
Although the biased mainstream news media continues to push Haley as their only chance to stop Trump — whom they truly hate — they recognize it might not be possible to stop Trump at the election polls.
Even Haley recognizes the futility of trying to beat Trump and is lowering expectations in her remarks, asserting she “doesn’t have to win” South Carolina in order to beat Trump long term. She just “needs to do better” than she did in New Hampshire.
Meanwhile, the media continues to put the focus on Trump to deflect American public attention from Biden’s continued stumbles, bumbles and failures and an inescapable habit of misreading his carefully prepared teleprompter speeches — that the Obama era White House staff and consultants are writing.
Regardless, Trump should easily defeat Haley in the upcoming South Carolina primary elections.
(Ray Hanania writes four columns each week on mainstream American politics and slice of life available through subscription at Hanania.Substack.com. Many of the columns are free and some are by paid subscription only. This appeared on Sunday Jan. 28, 2024.)
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(Ray Hanania is an award-winning former Chicago City Hall reporter and political columnist. This column was originally published in the Southwest News Newspaper Group in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers. For more information on Ray Hanania visit www.Hanania.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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