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« Reply #450 on: December 13, 2017, 09:33:16 AM »

" Losing the Senate to one or two man's ego.  The loss of Sessions seat was not necessary, advances the causes of abortion, high taxes and government healthcare to name a few. "

Yup.  

You are right Doug.  The Dem strategy of coming out AFTER the primary race with the Moore sex story worked out like a dream come true for them

I agree with Bannon to get rid of the establishment types but not with a guy who was chasing and allegedly molesting underage girls.

Even Trump "knew":

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/13/donald-trump-deck-was-stacked-against-roy-moore/


Trump has thrown away his chance to win over middle of the road voters with his foolish tweets .  He will never be above 40 % approval.
Only hope is the economy does so great people will be thrilled.  Anyone think Amazon's Jeff Bezos is going to spend his tax savings on increased salaries or benefits to employees?

oh but what is good for him is good for all of us........... tongue  We will see.
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« Reply #451 on: December 18, 2017, 08:16:46 AM »

(and mine) to be realized???   shocked

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/18/manchin-franken-senate-resign-300843

(Franken - could this happen from the unfunny "comedian" = i was just joshin' - i am not going anywhere )
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« Reply #452 on: December 18, 2017, 11:32:03 AM »

(and mine) to be realized???   shocked
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/18/manchin-franken-senate-resign-300843
(Franken - could this happen from the unfunny "comedian" = i was just joshin' - i am not going anywhere )

Yes, it's a big, unspoken controversy here.  Franken did not resign (or say, believe the women).  He said he would announce resignation in the coming weeks, meaning let's wait and see. 

Former MN Gov. Arne Carlson, a 'Republican', also said very publicly last week, "don't resign".

Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat not particularly affiliated with Franken or the party, went ahead and announced the recess appointment.  He appointed his Lt Gov.  This was quite a jab at Franken because he and I and everyone with a critical ear knows he didn't resign yet of even make his final decision.

When Franken scheduled his press conference, there is no way he intended to announce his resignation.  I think he was going to give a big recovery program and can't we all learn something from this speech.  Then Gillibrand, Schumer and others pressured him and he came up with the speech that left ample wiggle room.  The pressure and the message was, get us through this Alabama election.  And it worked.

Tina Smith the 'appointee' was referred to Gov Dayton by his biggest (only?) donor, his ex-wife Alida Rockefeller, daughter of John D Rockefeller, sister of former politician Jay Rockefeller.  Smith has a nice humanitarian background of running Planned Parenthood.  I wonder how many vulnerable girls, blacks and gays were killed under her watch.  She was an attractive choice because she is (allegedly) smart, reliably liberal and didn't want to run for the position when it comes back up for election, leaving the real choice up to the voters.

But then one more twist, she announced she is going to run for 'reelection' for the seat she doesn't even have yet, clearing the field of Democratic challengers - all while 'Sen" Al Franken is still undecided about resigning.  Musical chairs and the unfunny Senator is still standing, looking around.

ccp, the funny thing is, Minnesota Republicans would most certainly rather run against a damaged Al Franken than a fresh Tina Smith, a presumed non-groper.

Two term former Gov Tim Pawlenty is mentioned for running for the 'open' seat.  Clean as a whistle, he barely gropes his own wife.

Minnesota was known as the bluest, most liberal state in the union, the only state never won by Ronald Reagan.  The only upper midwest state Trump didn't flip, Hillary beat Trump here in 2016 by 1.5 points. 

To quote a famous MN lyricist, 'The times they are a changin'.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7qQ6_RV4VQ
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« Reply #453 on: January 01, 2018, 11:28:10 AM »

https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-poses-problem-for-gop-as-2018-dawns-1514819328
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« Reply #454 on: January 14, 2018, 09:40:00 PM »

GOP faces brutal Arizona primary fight

Republicans hoping to hang on to the Arizona Senate seat face an increasingly tumultuous primary environment, with firebrand former sheriff Joe Arpaio entering the race from the right and Rep. Martha McSally trying to win over President Trumpís supporters without alienating more moderate general election voters.

The Tuesday announcement from Arpaio, whose criminal contempt conviction Trump pardoned last year, came just days before McSally joined the primary. While Arpaio made his name as an immigration hardliner and promoter of the discredited conspiracy theory that former President Obama wasnít born in the United States, McSally is the party establishment pick meant to appeal in the general election.
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