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It's honest wonder folks, that's all.

I was around here in 2016 about this time. I hurt myself skiing, was laid up for a few months, and this was someplace to keep myself occupied that didn’t hurt my knee.

I was only here for a brief time, as I ran afoul of one of the crowds that simply would not hear anything negative said about their candidate. It got pretty damned foul, so I split. But I see it happening all over again, right now.

I see people over in the primaries thread starting OP’s demanding apologies for this or that slight against their candidate, ridiculing the supporters of the other candidates, belittling anyone who doesn’t support their candidate. Deja vu all over again, man.

On one level it is a bit disappointing to see all of this divisive bullshit, knowing what’s at stake. On quite another level I wonder what the percentage is of folks here who are just shit stirrers or “bots”? And I wonder if on election night, DU will go dark again?

The stakes are higher, there are probably more bad actors than there were 4 years ago, and I’ve seen some absolutely outrageous ads masquerading as news that I can’t believe anyone would believe....but apparently they do.

All I know is that I’m pretty much a results based creature. That is to say, I’m not really letting any of this get to me, until I see what the results are on Wednesday, November 4th. I expect that the republicans will still get a lot more votes than I think they should, because they manipulate their core pretty damned effectively. But if the orange turd isn’t voted out by at least a 10% margin after all is said and done, if republicans don’t suffer significant losses by the same or more margin in key races, (Collins, McConnel, Jordan, et al) I believe the depression will begin to set in.

All this comes from hearing about (I don’t do facebook) posts my friends make on their walls voicing support for trump. After all this, in the midst of all his incompetence, his lying, projecting, blaming, sniveling, and preening, they still talk about how unfairly he’s being treated.

It boggles my mind, and I hope my wonder doesn’t turn to despair because we end up fighting amongst ourselves about the crumbs we are begrudged.

Again I like the numbers being displayed tonight in the ration of dems/reps.

With 18% of the Republicans in the orange idiot has 85% of the vote. Some 23,000 people have voted in the entire republican primary.

With 36% of the Democratic info in, there are almost 100,000 votes spread across all candidates, and Bernie got 10,000 more that the orange idiot all by himself.

I know population isn’t uniform across precincts, and I know it’s early, but if these ratios hold throughout the night, and primaries to come............... it could be good come November.

THANKS

for da hearts.

So I guess this should make me happy.

I noticed the numbers in the Iowa caucuses. Yes the orange shit head ran the table for the rethug caucuses, but the sheer difference in the numbers does give me a little bit of hope.

Some 40,000 poople caucused for the republicans.


....some 140,000 people caucused for the non republicans.



If this holds true across most of what is to come, dare I hope?
Posted by Arthur_Frain | Sat Feb 8, 2020, 11:21 AM (2 replies)

In my opinion, behaving as if or counting on justice Roberts to render actual justice

is ill advised. Everything Schiff has done has been brilliant up to this point, but I’m not sure I agree with this ploy.

I just called both of my senators this morning

Murkowski and Sullivan. I was polite, I avoided raging or raving, I made very level points about how it isn’t possible to have a trial without calling witnesses or reviewing evidence. Then I thanked the hapless phone-niks for their time this morning and hung up. (One seemed particularly befuddled when I began the conversation by asking her how her day was going).

I know I’m whistling in the dark here. I know both these idiots will vote to sweep all this shit under the rug. And even worse I know that Sullivan is going to get re-elected this November.

I’ll be calling again tomorrow morning, and every morning thereafter that this debacle continues. Eventually, if I do my job right, they may rue my calls, or at least that’s my goal.

I received a very interesting email from Don Young, the house rep for AK.

Note that I have never received anything from him before.

In this email, there’s the usual pablum of “as a representative....” blah, blah, blah.

And then there is a poll. In this poll I am given the choice of 6 items I think the house should be focused on right now. The usual cast of “infrastructure improvements and maintenance”, “tax reform”, conveniently however, there was no mention of impeachment.

There was however an “other” box.

I’m pretty jaded politically, and I don’t usually participate in this crap, it gets my email on the radar. But this time I thought “why not”?

And you can bet I clicked “other”.

Submitted the survey and guess what? 33% of the other folks picked “other”, and the second highest in the poll was “infrastructure improvements and maintenance”, at a smooth 21%.

Think about that for a moment. Savor it.

Why would I receive an unsolicited email this week from my house representative? Why a poll worded in such a way to provide deniability?

I’m actually beginning to wonder if the winds might be changing ever so slightly.

Amongst their inability to properly use words......

Did Doug Collins just twice mangle the word “denigrate”?

On edit. I think he wanted to use it, but veered into “degenerate”.

Please, please, please SNL let Kate McKinnon play Stephen Castor on this weeks cold open.

Just the idea of what she would do with his myopic lean into every exhibit has me in a pre-laugh paroxysm.

Just watched Ted Cruz publicly fellate trump on Meet the Press.

After the way he treated him in the primary, after the claims he made about his wife, and the threats he made. Chuck Todd even brought some of the worst ones up!

Ted just kept on sucking.

What? What? What?

Please, God, before I go, I have to know.

WHAT DO THE RUSSIANS HAVE ON ALL THE REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS??????

What would make a guy do that? Flip so obviously and so honorlessly to laud a guy who took it to his wife?

*as an aside, I’m not near death. This is just really bugging me man.
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