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  1. #141
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    Quote Originally Posted by PackMan97 View Post
    I don't think we need to start name calling here.
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    I do think it's a worrying sign for Republicans in purple districts that the Republican party is skewing more toward Trump. At some point pro-R Independents will look elsewhere if the party goes to far.
    Is Trumpista considered a derogatory term? There are Los Trumpistas, which seems to have been used neutrally to describe Latino Trump supporters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
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    Is Trumpista considered a derogatory term? There are Los Trumpistas, which seems to have been used neutrally to describe Latino Trump supporters.
    I meant it as cute - not derogatory.

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    ^^^ Tappan Zee Devil is just mad that he has to change his username to Governor Mario M. Cuomo Devil.

    {ducks}

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    ^^^ Tappan Zee Devil is just mad that he has to change his username to Governor Mario M. Cuomo Devil.

    {ducks}
    You must spread some Comments around before commenting on OldPhiKap again.

    love it - and it is true

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    As a westchester resident myself, well done OPK.
       

  6. #146
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    This is truly an amazing story. It is also shows just how lock step that Trump has folks in the GOP. Even if you are on his side, if you are on the wrong side of his side, you're screwed. Even if you did nothing wrong.

    Richter, a millionaire former chief executive of one of the nation’s largest construction companies, for months had been considered the front-runner in the 2020 Republican primary for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District.

    But that all changed Dec. 19, when the district’s incumbent, Rep. Jeff Van Drew, one of three Democrats to vote against impeachment, appeared in the Oval Office with Trump. Van Drew announced he was leaving the Democratic Party to become a Republican — and he had won the president’s endorsement in the process.

    “I assumed I was going to win, and win handily. And that all gets upended,” Richter said in an interview at his home in Avalon. “Donald Trump did what was in the best interest of Donald Trump.”
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/cruising-...164206928.html
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    The Congressional elections might be almost as interesting as the Presidential this year. Holding portions of the impeachment trial quite literally in the middle of the night is not a good image. Whether you think Trump should be impeached, or are adamantly opposed, this is an important event. To conduct it in the dark is insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    The Congressional elections might be almost as interesting as the Presidential this year. Holding portions of the impeachment trial quite literally in the middle of the night is not a good image. Whether you think Trump should be impeached, or are adamantly opposed, this is an important event. To conduct it in the dark is insane.
    It's for the benefit of West Coast fans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    It's for the benefit of West Coast fans!
    Good one! Polling shows 71% of Republicans(!) and 81% of Independents want witnesses. If this were last year it might not matter, but people's memories aren't that short now that it's actually Election Year. And it will make great fodder for campaign ads.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...Gfz?li=BBnb7Kz

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    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    It's for the benefit of West Coast fans!
    Does that mean CSPN will be hiring Bill Walton to provide "commentary"?

    If so, I expect him to refer to the Whigs as the "Party of Champions". After all, if I recall correctly, the Whigs were in power the last time the Pac 8/10/12 was relevant in college basketball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    The Congressional elections might be almost as interesting as the Presidential this year. Holding portions of the impeachment trial quite literally in the middle of the night is not a good image. Whether you think Trump should be impeached, or are adamantly opposed, this is an important event. To conduct it in the dark is insane.
    And now it has been changed at the last minute.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...DhB?li=BBnb7Kz

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    Whoa... this is a stunning one. Ga Rep Doug Collins, perhaps Donald Trump's most fierce impeachment defender in the House, has declared for the Ga special election for Senate. Trump had wanted Collins appointed to the seat when Johnny Issacson retired due to health problems, but Ga's governor handed it to local businesswoman Kelly Loeffler instead. There is no primary for a special election in Georgia so everyone who wants the seat will run in a big pool and, if no one gets to 50%, the top two vote-getters will face off in a run-off.

    Collins' move pretty much assures no Republican can win without a run-off. There's a very good chance he will beat Loeffler in the general election as he has a lot of cred among Trump backers and has been acting in Ga state politics a lot longer than the newcomer Louffler. That said, she has pledged to spend $20 mil of her own money on the race and you cannot watch TV in Georgia without seeing ads for her. Many in the GOP establishment are upset at this as they like Loeffler and know that dividing the GOP vote in the general election could be problematic.

    Republican groups allied with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are furious.

    Steven Law, the president of the Senate Leadership Fund, called Collins "so selfish" and Loeffler a "warrior for the President." And Kevin McLaughlin, the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said Collins' "shortsightedness" was "stunning." Both groups pledged to support the incumbent senator.

    "All he has done is put two Senate seats, multiple House seats, and Georgia's 16 electoral votes in play," McLaughlin said. "The NRSC stands firmly behind Sen. Kelly Loeffler and urges anyone who wants to re-elect President Trump, hold the GOP senate majority, and stop socialism to do the same."
    The Democratic party in the state is trying to convince democrats to only field one candidate in the hope that person could get to 50% and avoid a run-off. The candidates to run against David Purdue have been quietly told that whichever of them comes in second in the primary (in May) should be the one who gets to then be the solo candidate for the special election. But, it is anyone's guess if all the other democrats will go along with that and it is entirely possible there will be multiple Dems in the special election race too. Max Lieberman, Joe Lieberman's son, has already said he plans to run and there are sure to be many fringe folks on the ballot who put a D or an R next to their name just for the fun of it. Bottom line, with another major GOP candidate, it seems highly likely this race will go to a special election that could determine the balance of power in the senate.

    -Jason "oooh, fun stuff... but my airwaves are gonna be non-stop political ads for the next year" Evans
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  13. #153
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    So, I guess the post-impeachment vote conventional wisdom for the 2020 Senate races is:

    1. Doug Jones will lose in Alabama. I mean, he only won as a D in Alabama because he ran against someone with convincing pedophilia claims against him. But, since he voted for impeachment, I think the faithful in AL will oust him.

    2. Cory Gardner will lose in CO. Denver is an 'it' city with high population growth rate among young families/millennials. Demographics just favor Dems and Gardner was facing an uphill battle before this.

    3. McSally (AZ) and Collins (ME). Still both toss-up. I wouldn't be surprised to see McSally win and Collins finally get ousted. Collins is in a tough spot between an angry GOP base (witness vote) and angry Dems (Kavanaugh/acquittal votes). We'll see who her challenger is but tough to see an independent-minded centrist inspiring people in this this environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    So, I guess the post-impeachment vote conventional wisdom for the 2020 Senate races is:

    1. Doug Jones will lose in Alabama. I mean, he only won as a D in Alabama because he ran against someone with convincing pedophilia claims against him. But, since he voted for impeachment, I think the faithful in AL will oust him.

    2. Cory Gardner will lose in CO. Denver is an 'it' city with high population growth rate among young families/millennials. Demographics just favor Dems and Gardner was facing an uphill battle before this.

    3. McSally (AZ) and Collins (ME). Still both toss-up. I wouldn't be surprised to see McSally win and Collins finally get ousted. Collins is in a tough spot between an angry GOP base (witness vote) and angry Dems (Kavanaugh/acquittal votes). We'll see who her challenger is but tough to see an independent-minded centrist inspiring people in this this environment.
    1) Republicans could run a convicted rapist, rather than just someone with some claims against him, and they would win the Bama senate seat by a fairly wide margin in a Presidential year, I think. I suspect Jones voted with his heart because he knows he is likely up against near impossible odds anyway.

    2) Gardner is not in quite as bad a spot as Jones but it is close. The polls I have seen have him 15 points down to Hickenlooper. I think Gardner's impeachment vote was similar to Jones... he is pretty sure he is going to lose and pandering to the other side isn't going to save him so he went with his true belief.

    3) McSally and Collins probably both realize that in an election where Trump gets routed, they are getting voted out. There just aren't going to be a lot of folks going to the polls to vote against Trump but for a Republican senator in this election because Trump has so thoroughly integrated himself into all aspects of the GOP (others have described it as a cult which is both somewhat unfair and also somewhat accurate). So, weakening Trump with bad impeachment votes was against their interest. Their best shot at winning is probably hoping Trump's ascendance leaves democrats dispirited and depresses turnout.

    -Jason "there are a few other somewhat in danger GOP senators this cycle who saw no value in standing up to Trump and then trying to convince Republicans to vote for them" Evans
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  15. #155
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    This isn't specific to the congressional elections, but do any NC/Triangle folks have any good source of info on the other races on the primary ballot this year (e.g. BOE candidates, various commissioners, and whatnot)? Ballotopedia doesn't do a great job of profiling candidates for these smaller state/local level races. I would guess at some point before March 3 some of the local newspapers will put some profiles together? Obviously I can just go to each candidate's website, but some of the races have 10-20 candidates...something a bit more concise summarizing key positions would be nice if available.

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    Interesting race shaping up in the AL GOP senate primary. Not much data out that I've been able to find but it looks like Tommy Tuberville is leading Sessions at the moment. Roy Moore trailing both...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    Interesting race shaping up in the AL GOP senate primary. Not much data out that I've been able to find but it looks like Tommy Tuberville is leading Sessions at the moment. Roy Moore trailing both...
    Sessions in the current lead, but both are heading towards a runoff. Maybe a three way? Moore got trounced, not even in third place.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/sessions-...041800589.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    Sessions in the current lead, but both are heading towards a runoff. Maybe a three way? Moore got trounced, not even in third place.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/sessions-...041800589.html
    Yep. The talking around Sessions' relationship with Trump by both the Tuberville and Sessions campaigns has been a really interesting dynamic. I just don't remember a scenario quite like it in recent political memory. It's clear that Sessions still has some goodwill --- so even if Trump casts you out and savages you, it's not a death blow. That surprised me, I was curious if Sessions' home state good will would have essentially disappeared on the back of Trump's words about him. It DID matter, clearly, because he didn't win outright but not a death blow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    Yep. The talking around Sessions' relationship with Trump by both the Tuberville and Sessions campaigns has been a really interesting dynamic. I just don't remember a scenario quite like it in recent political memory. It's clear that Sessions still has some goodwill --- so even if Trump casts you out and savages you, it's not a death blow. That surprised me, I was curious if Sessions' home state good will would have essentially disappeared on the back of Trump's words about him. It DID matter, clearly, because he didn't win outright but not a death blow.
    Sessions was a Senator for 20 years, with 2 years as State AG and 12 years as a USDAtty before that. He has been in public service there since I was a high school student.

    His roots run deep there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Sessions was a Senator for 20 years, with 2 years as State AG and 12 years as a USDAtty before that. He has been in public service there since I was a high school student.

    His roots run deep there.
    True but Trump savaged him pretty good and painted him as a weak-kneed traitor to a red base. It hurt, otherwise I'm assuming Sessions would have run away from the field for the reasons you state above.

    But I'll say this about Tuberville: football.

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