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US PoliERA 2018 |OT13| And now the fun starts

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Oct 27, 2017
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Hey she should be going to parties and getting black out drunk like a real american high student!
Ahahaha, no, she was clearly practicing how to twirl on her haters from an early age. 😈

Like... this almost feels like how I feel about Speaker Pelosi. I don’t always agree with Speaker Pelosi. When she made some “we’re all capitalists here” comment I thought it glib, for example. But their hatred of her means she’s clearly doing something right.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This is something that has largely been missed about the '19 class relative to earlier Democratic majorities.

The "THE OC" type places replacing rural areas has resulted in a much, MUCH more socially liberal delegation than we've had previously.


(It also underlines how we have basically one shot in 2020 to pick up 4 Senate seats and pack the Senate before we're pretty much never winning it again.)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Just saw that bit of the speech.
To paraphrase the quote(from his final speech as Pres), "If we ever close ourselves off to new Americans, we will lose our role as leader of the world"

A biting stab at Republicans, their wall, and their cynical assault on foreign devils.
 

plagiarize

Skinny Dipping in Cauldron Lake
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Oct 25, 2017
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Cross posting for importance

This is something that has largely been missed about the '19 class relative to earlier Democratic majorities.

The "THE OC" type places replacing rural areas has resulted in a much, MUCH more socially liberal delegation than we've had previously.


(It also underlines how we have basically one shot in 2020 to pick up 4 Senate seats and pack the Senate before we're pretty much never winning it again.)
Look, I don't think our chances of taking the senate back are great in 2020, or 2022, or 2024... but I also think there's a good chance American politics are going to look very different in 2029. Post Trump, who knows what condition the GOP are going to be in? Which states will be swing states? Etc.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Look, I don't think our chances of taking the senate back are great in 2020, or 2022, or 2024... but I also think there's a good chance American politics is going to look very different in 2029. Post Trump, who knows what condition the GOP are going to be in? Which states will be swing states? Etc.
The problem is that the nationalization of US politics and the nationalized Southern Strategy predates Trump. This Urban v Rural. diverse vs white supremacist, Survey Corps vs Titans war was coming regardless of if we wanted it.

And the public just doesn't punish people for playing inside baseball. So add the states, it's the right thing to do and the right political thing to do to maintain power and start playing the deck against the GOP.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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Pelosi says the House will vote on legislation to reopen government. All the Dems start clapping. Republican Mark Walker starts clapping for a moment, then realizes he's the only Republican. He transitions the applause into a phone check, looks around to see if anyone noticed.

lmao
 
Oct 25, 2017
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(It also underlines how we have basically one shot in 2020 to pick up 4 Senate seats and pack the Senate before we're pretty much never winning it again.)
If we do well enough in 2020 we have the Senate for at least four years, possibly six with most of the Republicans' obvious targets in 2024 having already been defeated in 2018.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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The problem is that the nationalization of US politics and the nationalized Southern Strategy predates Trump. This Urban v Rural. diverse vs white supremacist, Survey Corps vs Titans war was coming regardless of if we wanted it.

And the public just doesn't punish people for playing inside baseball. So add the states, it's the right thing to do and the right political thing to do to maintain power and start playing the deck against the GOP.
We definitely need to add Puerto Rico if we get the chance no question there. I just don't think all is lost if we fail to take the senate in 2020. A number of red states are trending purple and I don't see why they won't continue to, you know?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This looks nothing like Ted Cruz.

It actually looks pretty good now.

Gillibrand's mentioned that one of Cruz's actual good points is on stuff like this, she got him onboard as a cosponsor for her reforms for handling sexual violence in the military. Not that FOSTA/SESTA are anything close to a perfectly handled issue, but he'll play ball there where other GOPers might not.
We definitely need to add Puerto Rico if we get the chance no question there. I just don't think all is lost if we fail to take the senate in 2020. A number of red states are trending purple and I don't see why they won't continue to, you know?
If we win the WH but not the Senate in 2020 we'll lose the house in 2022 and get virtually nothing passed because people are stupid and negative enthusiasm rules all.

Even if the sunbelt comes online the sheer number of empty flyover plains/mountain states is what screws us.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Pelosi says the House will vote on legislation to reopen government. All the Dems start clapping. Republican Mark Walker starts clapping for a moment, then realizes he's the only Republican. He transitions the applause into a phone check, looks around to see if anyone noticed.

lmao
"Don't let me catch you being bipartisan!"
 
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