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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject:

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With NBC News now projecting that Dem Jared Golden has ousted incumbent GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine-2, this means the partisan tally for New England House seats will be:

Dems: 21
Repubs: 0

Of the 12 US Senate seats in New England, 1 will be GOP-held:
Susan Collins.



After her Kavanaugh vote, I'd say Collins is gone in 2020. womp womp
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject:

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-says-stacey-abrams-would-have-won-already-if-she-had-a-fair-election_us_5bec337ce4b0caeec2c077ef
This is what I was saying the entire time. When it takes that much shady behavior to get a virtual Tie. you already know you lost.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:26 pm    Post subject:

ChefLinda wrote:
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Rachel Maddow MSNBC@maddow

With NBC News now projecting that Dem Jared Golden has ousted incumbent GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine-2, this means the partisan tally for New England House seats will be:

Dems: 21
Repubs: 0

Of the 12 US Senate seats in New England, 1 will be GOP-held:
Susan Collins.



After her Kavanaugh vote, I'd say Collins is gone in 2020. womp womp


That's great to hear, but it's weird that both the NYT and Politico have declared Golden the winner, while the other guy still has more votes with 95% of votes counted. Unless there's more up to date numbers somewhere else?
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The best thing the Dump administration has done for me, it opened my eyes to how corrupt our elected officials are.

I thought there were officials that were in it for the Benjamin's. I didn't know how many there are.

IMO Democracy is the best form of rule. It's not as solid as I once imagined. If the people don't do their diligence it's form that may go wayward.

I believe the Orangeotang has pricked the conscience of America. I hope it wakes us up.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject:

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The best thing the Dump administration has done for me, it opened my eyes to how corrupt our elected officials are.

I thought there were officials that were in it for the Benjamin's. I didn't know how many there are.

IMO Democracy is the best form of rule. It's not as solid as I once imagined. If the people don't do their diligence it's form that may go wayward.

I believe the Orangeotang has pricked the conscience of America. I hope it wakes us up.
all true statements. but the real truth is you probably did know how corrupt politicians were. you've been around for a few of earth's rotations. this aint new. What we do as americans is stick our heads in the sand, hold our noses, close our eyes, and put our hands over our ears. while waving the flag and singing the anthem. we dont want to know how bad it ...really is. because if you know, then you have to get off your butt and actually DO something about it. and Doing something about it is never easy.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject:

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The best thing the Dump administration has done for me, it opened my eyes to how corrupt our elected officials are.

I thought there were officials that were in it for the Benjamin's. I didn't know how many there are.

IMO Democracy is the best form of rule. It's not as solid as I once imagined. If the people don't do their diligence it's form that may go wayward.

I believe the Orangeotang has pricked the conscience of America. I hope it wakes us up.
all true statements. but the real truth is you probably did know how corrupt politicians were. you've been around for a few of earth's rotations. this aint new.

What we do as americans is stick our heads in the sand, hold our noses, close our eyes, and put our hands over our ears. while waving the flag and singing the anthem.

we dont want to know how bad it ...really is. because if you know, then you have to get off your butt and actually DO something about it. and Doing something about it is never easy.

I knew there was corruption, I didn't know it was as widespread as it is.

My head isn't in the sand. I didn't pay as close attention to politics as I should have. I don't think I'm rowing that boat alone. I'm one who Dumps administration pricked.

I want to know how bad it is. I've gotten off my ass and done something. I used social media, email and text messages to reach those I know. Discussed our political dilemma more now than I ever did in the past. I'm now a wanna know what's going on voter. Am I doing as much as I can, NO. Am I doing something, YES.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject:

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New: in #CA39, Gil Cisneros (D) has *taken the lead* over Young Kim (R), by 941 votes. He's on track to complete Dems' wipeout of GOP in Orange County.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:04 pm    Post subject:

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New: in #CA39, Gil Cisneros (D) has *taken the lead* over Young Kim (R), by 941 votes. He's on track to complete Dems' wipeout of GOP in Orange County.


And there it is, the former Navy man and lottery winner has taken the lead.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject:

Ranked voting is what our system should be
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject:

Wilt wrote:
ChefLinda wrote:
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Rachel Maddow MSNBC@maddow

With NBC News now projecting that Dem Jared Golden has ousted incumbent GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine-2, this means the partisan tally for New England House seats will be:

Dems: 21
Repubs: 0

Of the 12 US Senate seats in New England, 1 will be GOP-held:
Susan Collins.



After her Kavanaugh vote, I'd say Collins is gone in 2020. womp womp


That's great to hear, but it's weird that both the NYT and Politico have declared Golden the winner, while the other guy still has more votes with 95% of votes counted. Unless there's more up to date numbers somewhere else?


Rachel just explained they have ranked voting. If neither candidate gets 50%, they go back a recalculate based on second choice picks on non-Democratic/non-Republican ballots (Independent, Green Party, etc.) The current numbers reflect only the first pass but they've done the recalculations and the Democratic candidate wins.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject:

Ohhh. Must be a Maine thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:35 pm    Post subject:

Trump is an idiot savant sometimes.
When he blamed California for the wildfires. The convo switched to why Trump is an idiot.
When the conversation should be, climate change is (bleep) ing real. And the repurcussions of that will only get worse and more frequent as time goes on.

Californians should be pissed at Trump and the GOP for the wildfires. Sure a change in climate policy won't fix things immediately.
But right now our policy is like a lung cancer patient smoking.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject:

Hector the Pup wrote:
As soon as he says 'a lot of people' or any variation, you immediately know that he means absolutely no one.


“Period of time” is another tell.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject:

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Did governator just vote twice?!


He wore a different shirt & hat the second time.


I knew that porn 'stache looked fake!


Wait. Governator is Larry Coon?!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:10 pm    Post subject:

Freddie Buckets wrote:
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New: in #CA39, Gil Cisneros (D) has *taken the lead* over Young Kim (R), by 941 votes. He's on track to complete Dems' wipeout of GOP in Orange County.


Finally some sanity from behind the Orange Curtain.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:12 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Freddie Buckets wrote:
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New: in #CA39, Gil Cisneros (D) has *taken the lead* over Young Kim (R), by 941 votes. He's on track to complete Dems' wipeout of GOP in Orange County.


And there it is, the former Navy man and lottery winner has taken the lead.


So next time, you will be calm and happy when I tell you that you can be calm and happy, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject:

I looked at the House map. There were also a bunch of close losses throughout the country. With a bit of luck and a slightly higher turnout, this could have been 60 gained seats in the House, and fewer losses in the Senate. Oh well, I'm not complaining.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:11 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
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DaMuleRules wrote:
Did governator just vote twice?!


He wore a different shirt & hat the second time.


I knew that porn 'stache looked fake!


Wait. Governator is Larry Coon?!


Many people are saying so.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Freddie Buckets wrote:
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Dave Wasserman
‏@Redistrict
New: in #CA39, Gil Cisneros (D) has *taken the lead* over Young Kim (R), by 941 votes. He's on track to complete Dems' wipeout of GOP in Orange County.


And there it is, the former Navy man and lottery winner has taken the lead.


So next time, you will be calm and happy when I tell you that you can be calm and happy, right?


I'm sure that I won't be.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:40 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Freddie Buckets wrote:
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Dave Wasserman
‏@Redistrict
New: in #CA39, Gil Cisneros (D) has *taken the lead* over Young Kim (R), by 941 votes. He's on track to complete Dems' wipeout of GOP in Orange County.


And there it is, the former Navy man and lottery winner has taken the lead.


So next time, you will be calm and happy when I tell you that you can be calm and happy, right?


I'm sure that I won't be.


Truth be told, I have a hard time with it myself. That’s why I bury myself in the minutiae so I can calm myself down.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:44 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
Freddie Buckets wrote:
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Dave Wasserman
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New: in #CA39, Gil Cisneros (D) has *taken the lead* over Young Kim (R), by 941 votes. He's on track to complete Dems' wipeout of GOP in Orange County.


Finally some sanity from behind the Orange Curtain.

Wonder how much the SALT repeal played into vs. the suburban women phenomenon (+ increased turnout). I imagine not a lot, but the GOP tax bill did increase taxes on a lot of rich OC voters
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject:

This article has some really great stats about the red/blue economic divide, why things are broken and why it's so hard to fix:

CNBC: These charts show how Democrats represent the growing modern economy – and how Republicans are left behind

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Among other results, this year’s midterm elections affirmed this much: in Washington, the two parties now speak for dramatically different segments of the American economy.

Republicans represent the smaller, fading segment, with less-educated, more-homogenous work forces reliant on traditional manufacturing, agriculture and resource extraction. Democrats represent the larger, growing one, fueled by finance, professional services and digital innovation in diverse urban areas.


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With a few races still undecided, data from the Brookings Institution show that districts won by Democrats account for 61 percent of America’s gross domestic product, districts won by Republicans 38 percent.


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Analysis by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program documents the gap between them. Residents of districts won by Democrats generate 22% more output per worker, and have a 15% higher median household income.


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That makes economic divergence as central to 21st century polarization as race, gender and religion. And it highlights challenges for both parties as a Democratic House and Republican Senate share power in Congress.


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“The advancing parts of the economy have to ask permission from the rear-view mirror parts of the economy to get the inputs they need,” Muro says. “That’s a problem our competitors don’t have.”


One of our right-leaning friends posted a few pages back asserting the exact opposite of the above. I hope he reads this with an open mind and reconsiders.

Red State Republicans won't spend the money to retrain and educate their own constituents, and don't believe government should invest in infrastructure or other programs that might actually stimulate their own economies. Democrats are for these programs whether they are in red or blue states. If people in red states are hurting and want things to change, they'd be better off voting for Democrats. But it seems tribe, race, fear Trump reason.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:05 am    Post subject:

LarryCoon wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
LarryCoon wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Did governator just vote twice?!


He wore a different shirt & hat the second time.


I knew that porn 'stache looked fake!


Wait. Governator is Larry Coon?!


Many people are saying so.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject:

aaaand Acosta is back in!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject:

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Why doesn’t Jim Acosta just go to the car and change his shirt or put on a hat and go right back into the press briefings?


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