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Old 07-27-2020, 07:39 PM   #541
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:27 PM   #542
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Trump leading by example. Rest of the "good people" of the KKK are proud I'm sure.
That and plus John Lewis was mean to Donnie. Aka he told the truth.

Joe Biden paid his respects today.
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Niki Haley is a craven opportunist but not a total idiot so this one could go either way.

There is nothing "respectful" about Trump, so the further away he stays, the better.
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Anyone seen Pence lately? Has he got the COVID?
He was at the Capitol today with Mother.
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Old 07-28-2020, 09:11 AM   #545
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NY Times says Trump made up being invited by the Yankees to throw out the first pitch on Aug whatever it was. That the team was surprised by him saying he was doing it, then cancelling (due to being so busy with covid-yeah right).Yankees are saying he has a standing invitation, probably just to make him look better.

I'd bet he was jealous of Fauci.
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Supposedly he has a "standing invitation" from Randy Levine to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium, so he just announced he was doing it Aug 15, likely because Fauci was throwing the first pitch (into the first base dugout) on opening night.
So no official invite for 8/15, but not 100% made up, just 98.6% made up.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/28/twit...formation.html

Rotten apple doesn't fall far from the tree
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The standard this is being set for future Right-wing politicians / authoritarian should be scary to all of us.

Not that the left can’t take advantage but they’d actually have to win


https://twitter.com/priscialva/statu...417273856?s=21

We’re now acting like the gun debate. Why have gun regulations when bad guys will just break them anyway ??
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This is from last week, from a conservative site of all places. A short but humorous (or perhaps not so humorous) piece.

https://thebulwark.com/trumps-new-ad-is-amazing/
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Biden announcing VP pick next week
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Biden announcing VP pick next week
Val Demings looking like the cat who swallowed the canary on CNN when asked if she was in the running.
Tells me she's the pick.
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They caught Umbrella Man from the first night of the George Floyd protests.

Unsurprisingly he was not an undercover cop trying to incite violence.

Also unsurprisingly he WAS a white supremacist trying to incite violence.
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Trump was the biggest man baby ever at his so called press conference today. Nobody likes me, Fauci has a higher approval rating, wah wah wah. It's the narcissism, it's toxic.
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Well done, Rep Jayapal.
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this is (probably) really good news:

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President Trump’s campaign has quietly receded from the television airwaves in Michigan in recent weeks, shifting money elsewhere as one of the key Midwestern states that powered his surprise victory in 2016 threatens to move more firmly back into the Democratic column in 2020.

Michigan began the year with expectations that it would be one of the most intense battlegrounds in the country, but its share of Trump television advertising dollars dwindled this summer as Joseph R. Biden Jr. built a steady advantage in the polls.

Since the end of June, Mr. Trump has spent more money on ads in 10 other states — with Michigan falling behind even much smaller states like Iowa and Nevada — and in recent days, Mr. Trump’s campaign stopped buying ads in Michigan entirely.

The Biden campaign has more than tripled what Mr. Trump spent on television in Michigan in the last month, by far the most lopsided advantage of any swing state where both are advertising. And in Detroit, the state’s largest media market, the Trump campaign last ran a television ad, outside of national ad buys that include the state, on July 3, according to data from Advertising Analytics.

Mr. Trump faces a trifecta of troubles in Michigan, according to political strategists and state polling: reduced support among less educated white voters in a contest against Mr. Biden compared with Hillary Clinton; motivated Black voters in the state’s urban centers; and suburban voters who continue to flee Mr. Trump’s divisive brand of politics.

“Of all the states he won in 2016, Trump would be most hard-pressed to keep Michigan in his column this time around,” said Geoff Garin, a Democratic pollster for Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/u...iden-2020.html


i think it's clear that Biden is a much stronger candidate than HRC was in Michigan. she lost it in the 2016 primary to Bernie; in 2020, Biden absolutely flattened Bernie in every single county. also, Whitmer remains quite popular due to her generally good handling of COVID, furthering the thesis that female leaders are better at this; this also shows what an opportunity COVID could have been for Trump -- had he been able to actually, you know, act like a leader when the crisis broke out in mid-March, it could have been a political windfall for him.

the conspiracy theorist in me wonders if they aren't pulling out because Moscow has already told them that they've got the hacking and vote-flipping under control and ready to roll, just like last time. but probably not.

it also seems like they are going to be pouring money into Iowa and Georgia to try and hold the Senate, which, barring something unexpected, might turn into the GOP's only 2020 hope: hold the Senate.

without wanting to give away too much personal info ... and it's not like this is secret or insider or anything, i just don't want to talk about personal stuff ... but i receive electoral information from a source that could be considered, not necessarily conservative, but very pro-business, ie, Chamber of Commerce-type republicans. in their electoral forecast, they seemed to be talking up the positive benefits of a GOP House and a D White House as being the best possible option, as we'd have the return of stability in the executive branch but a GOP Senate willing to fight off any particularly onerous tax hikes/regulations demanded by the Left wing of the Democratic Party. (I do not endorse, or do not not endorse, this message; this is just info I've seen).

this seems to me like a strategy the GOP might take, especially with suburban voters (i'm not suburban, btw), who hate Trump but also love their retirement accounts. they may emphasize the need to balance out Biden with a vote for a GOP Senator. that may be all they have left -- sacrifice the WH, keep or at least tie the Senate, and fight like hell starting January 21, 2021.
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Man... I grew up in the suburbs of a very liberal city and by a very unscientific polling called "hey, let's check in on the shit hole town I grew up in on Facebook" white suburbia still seem very much on board the Trump Train.
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without wanting to give away too much personal info ... and it's not like this is secret or insider or anything, i just don't want to talk about personal stuff ... but i receive electoral information from a source that could be considered, not necessarily conservative, but very pro-business, ie, Chamber of Commerce-type republicans.
I've said many times that anecdotally, the wealthy, business/finance type of Republicans have abandoned Trump. I will even provide a direct quote from a former CEO of a Fortune 500 company: "I just can't support that idiot anymore." Totally COVID-related and based on uncertainty regarding second, third waves but the absolute certainty that Trump cannot manage them nor the economic fallout therefrom.

The problem with their proposed approach as described by you is that Trumpists and Trump himself will go 100% scorched earth on anyone who dares adopt this view or strategy.
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