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By Tubby Isaacs
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It's all they know what to do- rally a base. It's good if you're trying to pick up Democratic Senate seats in Red States- hence the 3 gains in 2018- but less good for anything else. The base just isn't big enough.

They got lucky last time. Trump lost votes where he could afford to, like suburbs in Houston (he was always going to win the state anyway) and not suburbs in Philadelphia (where lost votes would have cost him the state).

Very hard to pull that off again, especially as Biden is from Pennsylvania.
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By Arrowhead
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:25 pm
Powerful stuff. One wonders what McCain would have to say about things right now as well, if he were still with us.

Romney could do a lot worse than to stand as an independent candidate, e.g. as a Christian Conservative, next time he is up for re-election, so tainted is the Republican brand right now. Such is his popularity in Utah, he'd romp home.
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By Tubby Isaacs
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He could run for President as third party, but there's not much point running for the Senate/House as third party. Candidates with profile at home can "localize" the race, while getting nearly all of the party loyalist votes anyway. The problem when you distance yourself from the party's nominee that you get primaried by some fool. Romney would almost certainly win that though.
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By youngian
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The Weeping Angel wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:11 pm
I'm watching Hot Shots! Part Deux and President Benson (Lloyd Bridges) could do a better job than Trump.
Most fictional portrayals of the nightmare POTUS are preferable to Trump. Lex Luthor did a better job and Steven King thinks the Deadzone's crazed Greg Stilson would make a better president than Trump. And he only exists in Steven's head.
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By Tubby Isaacs
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Incredible numbers of Coronavirus cases being announced in many states. Not all those states have Trumper governors- it's awful in North Carolina, Louisiana and California- but lots do. And I venture that those with sane governors have Trumpy idiots who've got on their case for not reopening quicker. Not to mention the influence of Trump himself, of course.
 
By The Weeping Angel
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Incredible numbers of Coronavirus cases being announced in many states. Not all those states have Trumper governors- it's awful in North Carolina, Louisiana and California- but lots do. And I venture that those with sane governors have Trumpy idiots who've got on their case for not reopening quicker. Not to mention the influence of Trump himself, of course.
Vox have a piece on what's gone wrong in California.

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020 ... d-outbreak
The short of it, experts say, is that much of California let its guard down. While the state, and the Bay Area in particular, was among the first in the US to embrace a shelter-at-home order, parts of California have since relaxed or outright halted those measures, letting the coronavirus creep in bit by bit. Meanwhile, precautions against Covid-19 have been inconsistently adopted by the public and businesses — especially as some of the recommended practices, such as wearing a mask, have become politicized.

At the same time, the state has seen major outbreaks in nursing homes, in prisons, and among migrant workers — many of whom are deemed “essential” and are therefore forced to work — that have driven up coronavirus cases further, simultaneously planting seeds for broader community outbreaks.

It’s this mix — of relaxed social distancing policies, inconsistent adoption of precautions, and rise of new Covid-19 hot spots — that have led to California’s turn for the worse. That combination seems to have hit some demographics particularly hard: Cases are especially rising among younger groups — who are perhaps more likely to take advantage of, say, bars reopening — and in Latin communities, where people are more likely to work for businesses deemed “essential,” such as grocery stores or farms.
 
By Oblomov
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This politicising of a natural disaster is one of many reasons why Trump is possibly the most catastrophic thing to happen to the US.
 
By spoonman
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Tr*mp now claiming that the actions of his supporters are making him look bad! :lol:

Trump rips private Texas border wall built by his supporters
HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a privately built border wall in South Texas that’s showing signs of erosion months after going up, saying it was “only done to make me look bad,” even though the wall was built after a months-long campaign by his supporters.

The group that raised money online for the wall promoted itself as supporting Trump during a government shutdown that started in December 2018 because Congress wouldn’t fund Trump’s demands for a border wall. Called “We Build the Wall,” the group has raised more than $25 million promoting itself as supporting the president.

Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon joined the group’s board and Trump ally Kris Kobach became its general counsel. Kobach is now seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Kansas.

The company that built the private section in January, North Dakota-based Fisher Industries, has since won a $1.3 billion border wall contract from the federal government, the largest award to date.
https://apnews.com/a3f8fe11e88898cd4fa96ea50038e57d
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By Boiler
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Sorry about the source, I was tidying my webmail up.

Outrage as White House smears Fauci while Florida smashes coronavirus record and Houston considers new lockdown

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/trump-news-li ... 00133.html

Donald, it's not because you test so much that the numbers are going up: it's because so many of them are positive, you brain-dead cunt.
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