Mick Mulvaney Predicts 45 State Post-Impeachment Landslide For Trump


Maybe somebody dropped acid in the water cooler at the White House, because Mick Mulvaney is not only echoing Trump’s sentiment that impeachment proceedings will give the Republicans back the House of Representatives in 2020, he’s ratcheting it up several notches higher: Mulvaney sees a post-impeachment world wherein Trump wins back the White House, with an epic 45 state landslide. Say whut? Axios:

Between the lines: People who’ve heard Mulvaney make this remark say he wasn’t joking or even exaggerating. He appears to genuinely believe that impeachment will have a profoundly positive effect on Trump’s political fortunes, according to 3 sources who have heard Mulvaney make the 45-state prediction.

  • Mulvaney also believes that the longer the impeachment process drags on, the better it is, politically, for Trump, these sources added.

  • Mulvaney did not stipulate which 5 states he thought Trump would still lose when he made these comments, a source who heard them said.

  • His view appears to be based more on instinct than polling data. I have seen no polling that supports his prediction, and at this early stage, responsible polling analysts are extremely wary of predicting which party will benefit more from impeachment in 2020.

  • But it’s possible Mulvaney is echoing the ebullience emanating from the Trump campaign. They are raising breathtaking sums online by telling supporters to give money to help Trump fight the Democrats trying to impeach him.

There is no question but that the culture war is heating up. You won’t find anybody to dispute that fact. Apparently, Mulvaney’s take on it is that the fact that the Trumpites are opening their pocketbooks, presages a landslide victory for Trump. And that’s not a bad line of reasoning. But disillusioned farmers and coal workers are most likely not amongst those kicking into the kitty. Nor people laid off in the manufacturing sector, which Trump was also going to save.

As I said in an earlier piece, Trump seems convinced that he can once again defy the laws of political physics and win — plus he believes he’ll hang onto the Senate and regain the House, because impeachment is going to work wonders for him. What is surprising about that is that, of any political figure, ever, Trump is the one who knows television. That’s all he knows. So he should realize that televised impeachment hearings, filled with day after day of damning evidence, may not bode well for him. The fact that he couldn’t even get enough sycophants to show up on the Sunday shows this week, to defend him against the whistle blower issue, should give him a clue about how many Trump attorney/gladiators he’s going to have willing to go into the impeachment arena — especially with Jared coordinating the defense?

Once thing Mulvaney shares in common with Trump, and with Wilbur Ross and the vast majority of characters in Trumpworld, is that he thinks money is everything. If the rubes will shell out, then that means Trump will win again. And it is logical that in the initial moments of hysteria, with impeachment morphing from a threat, into a reality, that the Trump/Pence money machine let everybody know, “this is it, folks. The Forces of Evil are coming to get Saint Donald. Help us protect him now!” and they reacted in the heat of the moment and contributed. How long can that last? And has anybody checked Trump’s big money donors from 2016 lately, to see how many of them are still on board? The Mercers jumped ship back in June, friends. Read the Vanity Fair story just linked to. Jared was complaining to Ronna Romney McDaniel how Trump’s war chest wasn’t as big as it should be.

We’ll see if Mulvaney has reason for jubilation, or if he’s just dreaming. As always, this is going to be interesting to watch. Mulvaney is waiting for another improbable victory, ala “The Mouse That Roared.” What he’s likely to get is closer to The Cricket That Rubbed It’s Antennae. Chirp.


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4 Comments on "Mick Mulvaney Predicts 45 State Post-Impeachment Landslide For Trump"

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Quite deluded isnt he. No way that is ever going to happen. Might be a 45 state sweep the other way.


What???? Another tootaloo!

Mick owens
Mick owens

Nar he cant be Linda !!, DT said he only has the best people around him…Rudy is a great example …😀✌️

Dick Panico
Dick Panico

You’ve misunderstood Trump , when he said only “MY “best people . It’s another way of changing his tune.
..He apparently didn’t mean the very” best people”, he meant the (best People that he ) could get .
…Now that’s better , and more down to earth , don’t ya think ???