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Old 11-04-2020, 01:08 PM   #441
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On another note, I can’t find $500 million in Bloomberg spending. I see about $150 million mostly in Florida.

I courteously offer you a bottle of Jack Daniels. It’s not real whiskey, but at the very least he wasn’t “all talk” so that desserves to be thanked. Just mostly all talk.
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This is just the beginning of his long and painful fall.
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Old 11-04-2020, 01:11 PM   #443
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I’m offering the JD, but I’m also claiming my parlay to be intact.
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Gary Peters just took the lead in MI!!!! The senate game is back on!!!!
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Gary Peters just took the lead in MI!!!! The senate game is back on!!!!
Sara Gideon has conceded in Maine.
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Retire Diane Feinstein. What a clusterfuck.
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Old 11-04-2020, 01:23 PM   #447
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“What the president wants to make sure is that every legal vote is counted,” McCarthy said.
The California Republican went on to express concern about people casting ballots after election day, even though there is absolutely no evidence that is happening.


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Sara Gideon has conceded in Maine.


My excitement lasted approximately -5 minutes.
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it's such a fucking joke that in a two-person election one candidate can get clearly over 50% of the votes and still possibly not win.
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This is a great lesson for the children. Next time either of my kids appear that they're giving up, I'm going to say "Fight like Deutsche Bank is immediately going to seize your assets and show the tenacity like someone who knows prison is imminent!"
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Short of a GA miracle for Ossoff or some massive influx of unexpected votes in NC, the senate is gone.

But even 48 or 49 is a small victory because 2022 is incredibly against republicans who are wishing to obstruct. The whole map is defensive for them, sans AZ/NV.
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Trump's lead down to 80k votes in GA. Let's hope there's enough left in Atlanta. (This moved the outstanding vote from 8% to 7%).
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it's such a fucking joke that in a two-person election one candidate can get clearly over 50% of the votes and still possibly not win.


On a walk to starbies I came up with a very clever system/bandaid.

Two national senators elected by DC and the territories, national electoral votes for winning the popular vote which is valued directly related to the size of DC + the territories, and congressional representatives that represent territories + DC.

Boom, republicans don’t have to stomach 4 blue senators from DC + PR but progressives get their bonus EC for consistently winning the popular vote. Every American citizen gets greater representation.
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So what can Biden accomplish ?

He can cancel all of Trumps EOs correct ?
He can create his own EO, tho risk is those going to courts
He can name “acting” cabinet members since i don’t see GOP conforming anyone
He can stabilize the Covid Task force and provide useful information
Declare states of emergency

I think if the senate had flipped to Dems, the GOP would fight harder in courts or even try to get state electors to not vote for Biden

But, since they own the courts and senate Mitch had so much success handicapping Obama the final years that he’ll repeat this script.

One thing I’d really like to see is Nancy step
Down as Speaker. Get a real fighter in there. Nancy chose to ignore Trumps criming until it was forcing her to impeach. Even then she limited the scope.

We need fighters in the Dems.

2024 is going to be even worse with the characters put forward

Trump (if healthy enough)
Junior
Ivanka
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. Everyone who went to bed thinks we are crazy.
What, youze aren't?
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So what can Biden accomplish ?

He can cancel all of Trumps EOs correct ?
He can create his own EO, tho risk is those going to courts
He can name “acting” cabinet members since i don’t see GOP conforming anyone
He can stabilize the Covid Task force and provide useful information
Declare states of emergency

I think if the senate had flipped to Dems, the GOP would fight harder in courts or even try to get state electors to not vote for Biden

But, since they own the courts and senate Mitch had so much success handicapping Obama the final years that he’ll repeat this script.

One thing I’d really like to see is Nancy step
Down as Speaker. Get a real fighter in there. Nancy chose to ignore Trumps criming until it was forcing her to impeach. Even then she limited the scope.

We need fighters in the Dems.

2024 is going to be even worse with the characters put forward

Trump (if healthy enough)
Junior
Ivanka
Hailey
Cotton


If any of Trump’s entourage runs for president it will be like a straight to DVD sequel and we have nothing to worry about. I’m afraid of Trump running again though.

I’m not afraid of a republican otherwise. I mean it would be awful and they could win, but they wouldn’t actively destabilize our country. For a long time I said “Ted Cruz would’ve been worse” and that statement was definitely true up until Covid and BLM.
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So exasperating.

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Dates on which the counting should be complete:


Georgia: today
Michigan: today
Wisconsin: today
Arizona: today
Nevada: no update until tomorrow
Pennsylvania: most votes will be counted by Friday
NC: mail in ballots accepted until next Thursday, Nov 12.

Since Biden will probably need Nevada we won't know until tomorrow at the earliest.
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So exasperating.



And yet Gideon is hitting her targets (maybe slightly underperforming to the third party progressive though, likely due to ranked voting comfort for those people).

What’s incredibly apparent: if they didn’t say who they were voting for it’s because they’re ashamed, not because they’re undecided.
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so, real talk. and something of a confession.

i understand it. i support it. i know it's a backlash to Trump's racism.

but left wing identity politics -- "everyone is a little bit racist/society is white supremacist" -- needs to find a different form of political expression.

it repels regular people, whether it should or not.
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