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I really want one of those secretaries to say that they were following orders from Trump. THAT, I think, might seal the coffin.

I don't put them black, seriously bad tasting, drops directly on my tongue!

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Ever hear of Reagan Democrats, it seems we may now have Biden Republicans.

The Rise of the Biden Republicans

The pollster who identified “Reagan Democrats” in the 1980s sees the emergence of a mirror image voting bloc. And it spells trouble for a GOP dominated by Trump.

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2...reenberg-473330

The author seems to think this is top to bottom, Biden Republicans voting straight party ticket. I'm not so sure about that looking at the 2020 election results. Where Trump received 46.9% of the total national vote for president whereas Republican congressional candidates received 48.1% of the total congressional vote.

In 2020 a lot of folks vote Biden for president, then Republican down ballot which enabled the GOP to pick up 13 house seats, 2 state legislatures and a governorship.

Exit polls show 95% of Republicans voted for Trump and the same percentage for Republican congressional candidates. They also show 94% of democrats voted for Biden, 95% for Democratic congressional candidates. So what we have are those who identify themselves and affiliate themselves with the two major parties basically voting a straight party ticket.

This means independents are the ones who voted for Biden, then switched to vote for Republicans down ballot. So perhaps the author is right. 37% of those who voted in 2020 were Democrats, 35% were Republican, 26% Independents. It was Independents that split their tickets, not Republicans.

One other interesting note, Party affiliation in the post 6 Jan 2021 D.C. riot. on election day, Nov 2020 30% identified themselves as Republicans, 31% as democrats, 38% as independents. Today or as 18 Feb 2021, 26% identify as Republicans, 32% as Democrats, 41% as independents. Those Republicans who don't like the GOP being the party of Trump aren't flocking to the Democratic Party, they're becoming independents which I don't think will effect their down ballot voting habits. Democrats have grown by a single point, Republicans dropped 4 points, independents rose 3 points.

Whether this site or another, Democrats were crowing about Republicans becoming Democrats in the wake of 6 Jan 2021, I had said that wasn't so, I think the above numbers prove that.


It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.
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How about just plain Democratic Conservatives? Then they could deal with the Democratic Socialists and we can all watch that one?

I think they are trying to paint them as Democratic moderates but they would be, I think, a bit more than that?

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More interesting news from Georgia. On the legal front, not the political.

Trump election fraud investigation in Georgia enters new phase with grand jury set to be seated

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/04/politics/trump-georgia-grand-jury/index.html


It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.
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I read today that Georgia DA brought in the lawyer who wrote the textbook on RICO prosecutions at the state level. Those require more than one criminal act and an organization attempting to use corruption of government officials to further their crimes. Soliciting election interference and lying to government officials will do. Sound familiar?

RICO prosecutions seldom fail, and they have the advantage of sweeping up entire criminal organizations (and often their corrupt lawyers), and confiscating all their ill-gotten gains. I think a Trump organization RICO prosecution could include Rudy Giuliani and even Lindsey Graham, because they both participated in illegal attempts to interfere with the Georgia election results.

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Willis did say that her investigation will lead where it leads, past Trump which probably includes Giuliani and Graham and a few others. That her investigation isn't only about Trump, but includes anyone who might have tried to influence or change the election results in Georgia illegally.

There may be more as Willis will be looking into the resignation of the U.S. attorney for Northern Georgia sudden resignation as Trump called him a Never Trumper. Possible threats and coercion Trump to force him to resign.


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...Georgia DA brought in the lawyer who wrote the textbook on RICO prosecutions at the state level...

...and RICO was his name-O. smile

#LockFatboyTrumpUp

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...her investigation will lead where it leads, past Trump which probably includes Giuliani and Graham and a few others. That her investigation isn't only about Trump, but includes anyone who might have tried to influence or change the election results in Georgia illegally.


And I will say the same thing about this investigation that I have said about all the others...Nothing will come of it.

So far I've been right about all of them. I don't look for this one to be any different.


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So far I've been right about all of them


It's a little early to brag about being right. Garland is not even confirmed yet! This is like all the online posts and tweets claiming Biden is a failure after 44 days in office.

We know there were many crimes committed. AGs can't just ignore those. They have an obligation to investigate, call Grand Juries, indict, etc. Besides, why wouldn't a Democratic administration prosecute Republican crimes. Why wouldn't New York State try to collect some very hefty tax fraud claims?

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We know there were many crimes committed.


If crimes were committed they were "white collar crimes".

Generally subject to fines and penalties when they occur among the 1%.

Trump is gonna skate. Take it to the bank.

It's bad form to arrest your political enemies.


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