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    It is ridiculous and presumptuous for the likes of me and Droid to make predictions about US elections, though I can't shake the feeling that Trump's Republican party (can't really bring myself to refer to it in the former GOP terminology any more) will be happier when I wake up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craner View Post
    It is ridiculous and presumptuous for the likes of me and Droid to make predictions about US elections, though I can't shake the feeling that Trump's Republican party (can't really bring myself to refer to it in the former GOP terminology any more) will be happier when I wake up.
    I think both parties and their supporters are going to be miserable for the foreseeable future.

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    I'm normally up until three at the earliest and I guess I'll be checking the results until I go to bed... unless they get too depressing which has been the case in the last ten or so elections.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Should have a fairly clear idea by 1am or so. Dunno if I can take another grim morning.
    could be worse, could be better

    probably about...

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    far less than a blue wave but winning the house was by far the most important thing, and the dems prevailed. trump has been able to steamroll because the GOP had all three branches of government, this will be the first time he will be held accountable for anything. dems take every house committee chair position, only a matter of time before Adam Schiff has trumps tax returns in his hands and don jr. gets indicted.

    bummed the dems didn't take one of the big races in Florida or Texas, Georgia is still too close to call. and two GOP house reps who have been indicted managed to win reelection, oy.

    but don't overlook the pretty great progress on women and minorities winning house districts, put there by huge waves of women and minority voters. midterms typically have really low turnout, yet Madison, WI recorded 91% turnout of registered voters, that's insane (and the state where Scott fucking walker got booted from his governorship!).

    lots of other positive news: first muslim woman in congress, first woman governor of Maine, first openly gay governor of Colorado.

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    I have thoughts, but first.


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    Irony of ironies: Scott Walker signed a law preventing second place finishers from requesting a recount if they lost by more than 1%. Walker lost by 1.2%!

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    Statement from FOX execs after Tucker Carlson's home is targeted by antifa protesters:

    "We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view," the executives said. "Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground."


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    He's always looked weak but he looks very weak at present. The recent bust ups with the press have been embarrassing to say the least and he went on some rambling, barely coherent speech earlier. It was basically twenty minutes of nothing.


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    ...and then flies to France but spends the day in his Paris hotel room watching tv instead of traveling 60 miles to the war memorial service because it was raining (but chief of staff John kelly, as well as leaders of other nations, somehow manage to attend).

    and as California is overrun with two major wildfires that have killed more than two dozen people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes and and businesses, he can't find the empathy to share condolences for the dead and vow support for families and fire fighters. instead, he tweets about how the fire damage is caused by local mismanagement and threatens to cut federal funding. who does that even play to? does it excite his base because of their hated of Hollywood liberal elites and Nancy Pelosi?

    total fucking disgrace.
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    Still haven't gotten to my election roundup, but it looks as if Mueller is about to kick into high gear. More indictments expected shortly. This Trump family RICO thing looking bad for them as well.

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    Lots of conspiracy theories swirling: drudge/wikileaks/Fox News gone dark on twitter, Rupert Murdoch meeting over the weekend with Mitch McConnell, Lachlan Murdoch apparently fed up with Hannity (who got on a campaign stage with Trump last week) and wants to fire him, general uproar over the Sessions replacement, etc.

    Trump in Paris looked scared and cornered, too grumpy to attend events and only smiled when Putin arrived.

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    Makes sense. If Mueller is gonna drop something, now is the time.

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    I wonder if people (and I mean even the people who like him) will get bored of Trump eventually, and if that will be the end of him, as it would be if he was just a reality TV star?

    There's a degree of this in party politics, isn't there? A sort of 'change the channel' attitude towards electing the opposition.

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    One can hope!

    To his base, Trump is more than just a politician: he's the long-awaited poke in the eye of establishment Washington, coastal elites, etc. His aggrieved base will always hate those groups, so that hatred will probably prolong their support of Trump, even as he passes his sell-by date for most people.

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