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  • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    All politics is local.
    We'll see, but if a D+25 swing get distributed across those localities, that is going to be a classic midterm wave. Remember the stinger in the tail of gerrymandering: it trades pulling in a lot of +35s to +20s to create a lot more +20s out of +5s. It creates a mammoth cliff.
    If the majority stays on the right side of it they save a lot of seats they ought to have lost -- the 2016 and 2018 GOP results. But if they reach the cliff there is an abysmal and sudden drop.

    We may wind up with a 5-point swing either way separating the GOP House from losing 20 seats and losing 80 seats.
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    • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

      They should add a second bar to each race showing the previous race results as well. It would be far more telling.
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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
        We'll see, but if a D+25 swing get distributed across those localities, that is going to be a classic midterm wave. Remember the stinger in the tail of gerrymandering: it trades pulling in a lot of +40s to +20s to create a lot more +20s out of +10s. It creates a mammoth cliff.
        If the majority stays on the right side of it they save a lot of seats they ought to have lost -- the 2016 and 2018 GOP results. But if they reach the cliff there is an abysmal and sudden drop.

        We may wind up with a 5-point swing either way separating the GOP House from losing 20 seats and losing 80 seats.
        2006. Similar circumstances. Idiots in charge of the GOP Congress who stick around while their ground troops get picked off.

        Maybe somebody ought to fire the generals.
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        • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

          Originally posted by joecct View Post
          2006. Similar circumstances. Idiots in charge of the GOP Congress who stick around while their ground troops get picked off.

          Maybe somebody ought to fire the generals.
          Welp, that is how democracy was designed to work. So far the members have subverted it by choosing their voters rather than the other way around. But you can only take that so far. You can hold a majority despite losing say 53/47. But not 56/44. And when it goes, it really goes.
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          • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

            Not gonna matter, right?
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            • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
              Not gonna matter, right?
              Nope. Doesn't matter a bit. Big report by Ari Melber tonight on how Paul Ryan is throwing Turtle Boy under the bus. Appears we have The House and Trump vs. The Senate set up.

              Here's another goodie.


              Fast forward to President Trump’s Washington, where the budget deficit for this fiscal year is expected to near $700 billion and the federal debt has topped $20 trillion.

              A new tax cut is emerging to rival those of the Bush years, and the deficit hawks have hardly peeped.

              “It’s a great talking point when you have an administration that’s Democrat-led,” said Representative Mark Walker, Republican of North Carolina and the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a group of about 150 conservative House members. “It’s a little different now that Republicans have both houses and the administration.”
              https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/28/u...-congress.html
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              • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                If Ryan is going to declare war on Turtle Boy then it is all but a guarantee that nothing gets done especially tax reform.
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                • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                  Originally posted by Handyman View Post
                  If Ryan is going to declare war on Turtle Boy then it is all but a guarantee that nothing gets done especially tax reform.
                  We can hope.
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                  • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                    We can hope.
                    Turtle Boy is barely holding his caucus together as is and the worst kept secret in DC was he wasnt happy when Ryan and the House went ahead with their cruddy version of Health Care "Reform". Pardon the pun but Turtle Boy aint sticking his neck out for Trump and Ryan with the midterms next year. Senators arent going to go home for the break trying to defend tax cuts either...especially if they live in Texas or Florida. Those Tax Cuts will basically kill the relief effort. (or at least that will be the story)

                    Ryan thinks he is bullet proof, but the problem is Eric Canter proved no one is safe when the Deplorables are ticked off.
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                    • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                      Originally posted by Handyman View Post
                      Ryan thinks he is bullet proof, but the problem is Eric Canter proved no one is safe when the Deplorables are ticked off.
                      Cantor lost because the nutbars were convinced he wasn't nuts enough. Ryan allying with Trump will protect him as the fire ants consume McConnell and what's left of the RNC.
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                      • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                        I look forward to Senate Majority Leader Roy Moore
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                        • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                          It will never happen. He's going to be as despised as Cruz.
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                          • Originally posted by bronconick View Post
                            I look forward to Senate Majority Leader Roy Moore
                            Doesn't he have to win the general in November? Granted, the odds of him losing are the same as a D losing in Chicago, but miracles do happen.
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                            • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                              Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                              Nope. Doesn't matter a bit. Big report by Ari Melber tonight on how Paul Ryan is throwing Turtle Boy under the bus. Appears we have The House and Trump vs. The Senate set up.

                              Here's another goodie.




                              https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/28/u...-congress.html
                              This will be easy. Paint Yertle as an old, out of touch, establishment swamp rat, and then put all the blame on him.

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                                It was nice to see Rep. Steve Scalise receive such a warm welcome back to the House today. His speech is here.
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                                Other than Wisko McBadgerton and Badger Bob, who is universally loved by all?

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