Thursday, November 7, 2019

Election Night 2019 Was An Unmitigated Disaster For Republicans

Mod: If you are a Republican candidate for something, you really might want to think twice before inviting Donald Trump to swing by. Apparently impeachment hasn't been quite the political bonanza some supporters of the president claimed it would be.

Election Night 2019 Was An Unmitigated Disaster For Republicans (PoliticusUSA.com link): The only thing Donald Trump and the GOP have to celebrate the morning after Election Day 2019 is a single-digit win in a governor’s race in Mississippi, and that’s all you need to know about how bad a night they had when voters in three key states cast their ballots in a number of key contests.

A humiliation in Kentucky: Of course, the most headline-grabbing result of the night came in Kentucky, when incumbent GOP Gov. Matt Bevin lost to his Democratic challenger Andy Beshear.

There are two things in particular that make the Republican loss so humiliating: 1. Trump won Kentucky by 30 points in 2016; and 2. The president dropped into Kentucky the night before the election, a sign that he was certain he could sway voters in the deep-red state.

Trump and his blindfolded loyalists are playing damage control on Wednesday by pinning the loss on Bevin, saying it had nothing to do with the president. But the night before  the election, Trump made it clear the race was about him, saying, “If you lose, they’re going to say Trump suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the world. This was the greatest. You can’t let that happen to me.” In other words, Trump knew the Kentucky race was a referendum on him – because he wanted it to be. Turns out that strategy gave Democrats an upset win a deep-red state.

The GOP bids farewell to Virginia: Before Barack Obama won Virginia in 2008, it was safe GOP territory. Ever since, it has been drifting toward the Democrats. On Tuesday, it became clear that the state is blue country.

With a Democrat already governor, the party took control of both the Senate and the House in the state, giving them complete control for the first time in decades. As CNN points out, that doesn’t just give Democrats a chance to shape the agenda, but it also puts them in control of the redistricting process following the 2020 Census.

GOP win in Mississippi is nothing to celebrate: Donald Trump celebrated the GOP victory in Mississippi when Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves defeated Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood, but Reeves only won by less than six points. In other words, since 2016 – when Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 18 points – the state has seen a double-digit swing toward the Democrats.

So whether it’s losing in deep-red Kentucky, barely winning in GOP-friendly Mississippi and kissing Virginia goodbye for the foreseeable future, there is no other way to characterize election night 2019 than to call it an unmitigated disaster for Republicans.

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36 comments:

  1. Trump rally attendees leave early as president's rambling drags into second hour

    Those attending President Donald Trump’s rally in Monroe, Louisiana seemed to be unwilling to continue on with the rally as it entered its second hour of Trump speaking.

    The president was scheduled to begin speaking at 7 p.m. CDT, but as the rally went into 9 p.m. NBC News correspondent took a video showing that supporters began streaming out of the arena.

    “The president is speaking and you can see folks streaming out of the arena. It’s just unusual for his rally events. Those who remain are fired up,” Kelly O’Donnell tweeted Wednesday night.

    Most Trump rally attendees arrive hours ahead of time and must wait in long lines. They then enter the rally site where there are more hours of speeches ahead of the president. Some people simply can’t go on that long.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/trump-rally-attendees-leave-early-as-presidents-rambling-drags-into-second-hour/

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    1. old people can't hold their bladders that long; they young ones needed another hit of their vapes or crack in order to sustain their attention

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  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-wanted-barr-to-hold-news-conference-saying-the-president-broke-no-laws-in-call-with-ukrainian-leader/2019/11/06/16d541ec-ff55-11e9-8bab-0fc209e065a8_story.html

    Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying the president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader

    Barr wouldn't do it. I wonder why.

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    1. Trump appears to accidentally confirm key detail in report on asking Barr to lie about Ukraine

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/trump-appears-to-accidentally-confirm-key-detail-in-report-on-asking-barr-to-lie-about-ukraine/

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    2. Barr was perfectly ok with doing Trump's bidding by quashing the whistleblower's report ... until it became public.

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  3. Mike Pence would sign off on invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office: ‘Anonymous’ book

    Vice President Mike Pence would support invoking the 25th Amendment to have President Donald Trump removed from office, according to a new book.

    The forthcoming book, “A Warning,” purportedly written by an unnamed senior White House official, claims high-level aides are certain the vice president would back the plan to constitutionally remove Trump due to his mental incapacity, reported the Huffington Post.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/mike-pence-would-sign-off-on-invoking-25th-amendment-to-remove-trump-from-office-new-book/

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    1. Only if Mother approves and there are no other women in the room.

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  4. There is hope for America after all. Two years ago the House turned blue, now Democrats are winning in Kentucky and Virginia. Keep "helping," 45 - you're certainly helping the Dems. I wasn't going to watch the LSU-Alabama game, but may have to, now that the students were issued a warning about not booing the president. Anyone who does will be ejected from the game, can't attend any more games. Problem for the University is that there is only one more game left, against Western Carolina. It had already promised to be a good game #2 vs #3, but now may be even more exciting!

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    1. Oops, I meant last year the House turned blue.

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    2. 5:36, are you certain the school said no booing?

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    3. And remember, just like when the loser was at the World Series, they’ll announce him during a commercial break, so there’s no chance of the boos being on live TV. But, thankfully there will be 50,000 cell phones filming it.

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  5. ‘Rotted to the core’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe rips Lindsey Graham and GOP for helping Trump do Russia’s bidding

    “Russia invaded Ukraine,” Scarborough said. “It is Vladimir Putin’s No. 1 goal to take over Ukraine, because when he does that, suddenly Russia is no longer Russia anymore, it’s the Soviet Union again. The man that called the collapse of Soviet communism — by the way, a scourge that killed over 30 million of its own people — he called that the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th Century.”

    “He knows and Donald Trump knows if Ukraine becomes part of Russia again, it is no longer Russia, it’s once again the Soviet Union,” he added. “Donald Trump knows that, and that’s why Donald Trump has been telling his aides, ‘Well, Ukraine’s not even a real country, it’s really part of Russia.'”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/rotted-to-the-core-msnbcs-morning-joe-rips-lindsey-graham-and-gop-for-helping-trump-do-russias-bidding/

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  6. Once again a person only has to follow the money trails that lead from (djt) gold courses around the world. There appear to b a link between all the contamination around these golf courses and the mental degrading condition of (djt) and his followers after they attend any of his toxic gold courses. Tap Water at Trump National Golf Course Contaminated With Toxic 'Forever Chemicals.' https://www.newsweek.com/trump-national-golf-course-new-jersey-toxic-chemicals-tap-water-1470189

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  7. Jeff Sessions is a career criminal and needs to be put in prison, along with all his republican crooks that supportd (djt) and Russia. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Sessions-ex-attorney-general-forced-out-by-14815356.php

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  8. The social media world of cyber spying has acquired a new reason to drop out and go underground. Local police and other spy agency's also us this method to spy on it's own citizens like Glendora, California city hall. https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/11/06/Former-Twitter-employees-charged-with-spying-for-Saudi-Arabia/8531573096596/?spt=slh&or=6

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  9. No duh, Virginia is populated by the vast majority of government workers, of course it is a blue state the citizens live off of the rest of the country financing them.

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    1. Just making it up, huh, 8:08? There are about 177,000 federal workers in Virginia out of a population of 8.5 million. There are far more redneck crackers in Virginia than government workers.

      If your poorly constructed sentence meant what it literally says, namely that Virginia has the majority of all government workers, you're even more wrong. Make up something a little more plausible next time.

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    2. 8:08 prefers the government in Moscow.

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    3. I thought Virginia was for lovers.

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    4. Sheep lovers. But then they chased the KKK out.

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    1. Somebody gotta flush the turds around here

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  11. Impeachment Update
    Former national security adviser John Bolton has failed to appear before congressional investigators for his deposition. According to a House Intelligence Committee official, Bolton informed the committee through his lawyers that he would take the committee to court if he were subpoenaed.
    A top aide to Vice President Pence arrived Thursday to testify in the ongoing House impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Jennifer Williams, the vice president’s special adviser for Europe and Russia, was among those on the July 25 call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart that helped spark the inquiry.
    William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, told congressional investigators that President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was acting in the president’s interests and trying to cast former Vice President Joe Biden “in a bad light,” according to a transcript of Taylor’s testimony released Wednesday.
    On July 25, President Trump spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The phone call would become the foundation of a whistleblower complaint that would lead to a formal impeachment inquiry. Who was on the Trump-Ukraine call?

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  12. Time to really flush these tu_ds out of office along with that bald, fat idiot calling himself (djt). https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/06/trump-louisiana-election-067126

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    1. It's the (djt) person...get out of the basement, mommy's calling you for dinner.

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  13. What an idiot! Don't reveal the whistle blowers name says Rep. Adam Schiff, let me "accidentally" expose his name on pg 236 of the transcripts for all of you to read for yourselves.

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  14. Never realized that George Seros was Ukrainian.

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  15. Oh Joy (Bahar) if you applied darker makeup than you wore blackface.
    ABC/ "The View".

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    1. She's a lib...that makes it OK.

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  16. Blah ha ha ha, Michael Bloomberg said I've belonged to every registered party and I've ruined New York so this qualifies me to run for President.

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    1. You already afraid

      That pleases me

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  17. Is the beginning of the end, where (djt) departs from reality and the rubber no longer meets the road because the driver is to crazy to drive anymore?
    https://politicaltribune.org/trump-appears-delusional-as-he-responds-to-kentucky-elections-claims-mitch-mcconnell-will-win-big/

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  18. Results of a question pose to Greta T. about a possible meeting between a simple minded crook & a child ahead of her peers in insight and intelligence. https://news.yahoo.com/greta-thunberg-trump-meeting-waste-of-time-ellen-show-145843540.html

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  19. A federal criminal still serving time in prison has slipped around some barriers to make money from a asset that was bought with illegal monies from his crimes. https://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Paul-Manafort-Sells-Florida-Home-to-Wife-for-14816964.php

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  20. Speaking of great and honest political shows. https://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-fatigue-rachel-maddow-beats-trump-rally-in-ratings/

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