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#309340 - 11/10/18 03:30 PM Re: Election Day [Re: logtroll]
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Originally Posted By: logtroll
Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
We were anticipating a "blue tsunami", but what we got was a blue tide.

Maybe we're getting a rising Blue Ocean, due to political climate change.
Oh, that's really good!

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#309341 - 11/10/18 03:42 PM Re: Election Day [Re: NW Ponderer]
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BTW, in addition to gaining seven governorships, there are nearly as many new Democratic Attorneys General - especially the wins in Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin are big news. In recent years, State Attorneys General have been "Yuge" influencers on national issues - both good and bad.

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#309344 - 11/10/18 09:18 PM Re: Election Day [Re: NW Ponderer]
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**Sighs a weary sigh**
Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light;
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout,
But there is no joy in Florida...Andrew Gillum has struck out.

Take it from a Floridian who has spent a lifetime dealing with this crap...the recount won't change the results. We have paper ballots so there's no digital hocus pocus with our votes. Mail in votes are always the last to be counted. Unless there's a recount some might never get counted at all. I expect it's a logistics problem; getting the mail in votes gathered up and run through a counting machine right when the counting machines are getting trucked back to the warehouse for storage. State counting machine toting and relocating crews are all probably in a tizzy trying to connect with the used paper ballot recycling dept and get the mail ins counted too?
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#309350 - 11/12/18 06:35 AM Re: Election Day [Re: Greger]
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The Republicans are getting desperate. Elections they thought they won are going to Democrats as more mail-in and provisional ballots get counted. In Florida, DeSantis is trying a pretty transparent "stop the count" lawsuit because he's a bit ahead at the moment. Gore vrs Bush all over again.

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#309351 - 11/12/18 12:06 PM Re: Election Day [Re: Greger]
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Looks like Arizona is sending a Democrat to the Senate. smile
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#309360 - 11/12/18 09:59 PM Re: Election Day [Re: Greger]
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It is appalling, but actually unsurprising, that the election system in Florida remains so dysfunctional. Republicans are grossly incompetent, and unethical, and it is to their advantage that things remain chaotic. The local (Dem) leadership has been obviously incompetent for some time now (remember "butterfly ballots", which actually doomed Gore in 2000). Again, an incompetent ballot design will probably doom Nelson.

We need a national standard for minimal voting security and processes to ensure free and fair elections. That can never happen with Republicans in charge.

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#309362 - 11/12/18 11:02 PM Re: Election Day [Re: Greger]
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Trump's claim that mail-in ballots should not be counted would deprive me of the right to vote, because my district is so small we have mail-only. Not to mention what it would do to Arizona where most ballots are mail-in.

Elections are about counting all the ballots, last time I checked. I wonder how Trump voted?

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#309369 - 11/13/18 02:49 PM Re: Election Day [Re: Greger]
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Welp, now that there's a Democrat majority in the house there's the dispensation of favors and rewards with Committee Chairmanships and leadership positions being decided. Now the real back room commodification begins and getting a jump out of the gate is Pelosi signaling to the corporate boards that she's ready for business and reaching across the aisle to create a 'marketplace of bipartison ideas'. Cuz that's what a "LEFT" political party does. Break bread with white nationalists.
God bless these feckless boomer Democrats holding on to power by virtue of their nihilistic money raising death grip. Their brains are like so many dying malls thru out merica. Not able to think outside their self created boxes thrown up in the late seventies they return time and time again with new Sunday supplement appeals hoping to stir up enthusiasm with coupons and grand openings of a new bar stool store.
Even faced with an unpopular polling of herself as leader Nancy hauls out that tired game of identity politics to claim what's rightfully hers.
It's the year of the women y'all.

It would be stunning to see the party leadership do anything less.


Edited by chunkstyle (11/13/18 02:56 PM)

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#309376 - 11/13/18 08:01 PM Re: Election Day [Re: chunkstyle]
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Way back in '08 when Obammer took over I was a little concerned about the Democratic leadership. The casino bagman from Nevada is gone but Pelosi still hangs on after devastating Democratic losses year after year after year. Chuck Schumer has done nothing to assuage my concerns about weak leadership in congress either.

So yeah, there's no reason I can see to keep her in that position any longer. Democratic voters have moved left she hasn't.
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#309381 - 11/13/18 11:33 PM Re: Election Day [Re: chunkstyle]
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Quote:
Break bread with white nationalists


Not at all. But break bread with Chamber of Commerce Republicans who think extremism and racism is bad for business. Meet with Christian Republicans who ended up there simply because of abortion. Did you know Hillary is a Methodist and has taught Sunday School?

Honest businessmen don't belong in the same party as Trump. Liberal Christians don't belong in the Republican Party, much less the Trump Abomination.

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