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Re: “Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

Hey, Emily, thanks for the lifeline! Of course, of course. There's an old saying: Even Homer nods. If the old Greek bard lived in our time, he'd probably have jet lag, too. That, plus a power outage upon return from half a world away and absorption in a cover story, increased the nodding in this case. I had also misplaced my glasses and was writing through squints. (Not claiming to be Homer, btw, unless Homer Simpson.) Fix made. And, again, my thanks. And mes apologies to Julie and David, both of whom I know right well.

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 06/09/2017 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

It's Julie Byrd Ashworth (not Ashcroft) and David Lenoir (not Lanier).

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Posted by Emily Fulmer on 06/08/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Closing Out the Session in Nashville

What's wrong with being a moderate republican?

Posted by LoveBC on 06/01/2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Even in his off-duty time, Jim Strickland had to face the weather.

Ooops! Thanks for the correction. (Short-term memory musta shorted out.) Note that, as of today, you're still powerless. Bummer. Good party, under the circumstances.

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 06/01/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Even in his off-duty time, Jim Strickland had to face the weather.

We were glad you could be there, Jackson! It was on Sunday, though. :) And, in an update, we are still down, but MLGW says a crew is working on it!

Posted by LeftWingCracker on 06/01/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

They need to worry a lot less about which candidates get support and who they endorse and focus on registering new voters and driving turnout once the election cycle starts. If they register enough people and get enough people to the polls during primaries and ealry vote the support from the party will maybe follow (I say maybe because with the distinction, to put it lightly, there, it's not a guarantee).

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Posted by Dkd on 05/18/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

I think when the dust settles, ex-FBI Director, Robert Meuller will have nipped and supped more on Democrat whale carcasses than the alive and sitting "Orange Tweeter".

In fact, if I were Susan "a video caused the Benghazi murders" Rice, James Crap...er...Clapper, John Podesta, Hillary and the rest of the D.C. Uniparty vermin of liars, ideologues, schemers and propagandists, I'd be booking flights to non-extradition countries.

"The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!"

No, indeed not! "Justice is coming, justice is coming!" LOL !!!!!!!

Posted by Nightcrawler on 05/17/2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

...In other news, a Special Prosecutor has been named, and his name is Mueller. He will be the shark who is designated to swim closest to the whale. Will he nip? Will he bite? Will he disembowel the hapless Orange Tweeter? Hang on to your hats kids, it's about to get exciting.

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Posted by OakTree on 05/17/2017 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

@Grove -
".. Two parties will always struggle to serve the varied interests of this country's citizens..."

This. This times 100. 1000.

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Posted by OakTree on 05/16/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

beclair,
Has the communard retreated out Summer and Macon Rds?
Grove,
I like the idea of more parties if there is a legitimate means of counting votes. Otherwise the masses will flood down Sam Cooper to do whatever is a post MTV revolution does.

Posted by CL Mullins on 05/16/2017 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Grove,
Is this a murder theory from the same guy who claimed there is a national network of armed lesbians roaming the country and sexually assaulting children? I think Clancy is a bit better than that.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/16/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

@CL,

You are correct. The Dem party lost the White House this time around because they forgot the working class.

For years they've been focusing on identity politics. It took someone like Trump to come along and speak to that working class to get them out and voting for the other side of the ticket finally.

It should be a lesson to both political parties that you can't go for decades only paying lip service to certain segments of your party, or eventually someone will come along and take them away from you.

The Dems may currently have the coasts and urban centers locked up, but they need to find a message to speak to the Rust Belt that they left behind.

I'm not sure the GOP can do a good job serving the working class and corporate America at the same time though, so this GOP marriage is certainly tenuous and likely temporary.

This, again, is why I always say we need at least 3 or 4 strong parties in this country. Two parties will always struggle to serve the varied interests of this country's citizens.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/16/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

CL,

Be careful not to confuse the working class with the middle class. It is the working class that will be armed, while the middle class will be crushed between the millstones of taxation and inflation.

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Posted by still living in berclair on 05/16/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

@LoveBC,

I'm curious to see where this investigation of the Rich murder leads. Guy leaks thousands of DNC emails to Wikileaks and ends up shot by two men who make no attempt to rob him?

It's something straight out of a Clancy novel. I hope it's not something that can be swept under the rug. I also hope something leaks to help identify who made the call to end this man's life.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/16/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Imagine if Comey were instrumental in bringing down both Clinton and Trump. Saved by bureaucracy?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/15/2017 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Lot of tit for tat. The former FBI director was right to investigate both the Clinton and Trump camps. They are all self centered game players.

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Posted by LoveBC on 05/15/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Nightcrawler, If you aren't paying attention, then how do you know what they are saying?

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Posted by Nick R on 05/14/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Who actually pays attention to, or believes anything "Lil Stevie the Boot-Licker" does or says anymore?

"Lil Stevie" is nothing more than a bought-and-paid-for lap dummy of the D.C. Uniparty who pull his strings to make his mouth move and spew lies, innuendos and lunacy.

In case anyone missed it, over the past several years "Lil Stevie" and his party have become irrelevant and powerless in D.C. In fact, I'd add laughable, too.

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Posted by Nightcrawler on 05/14/2017 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

Too undisciplined...

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Posted by david.f.diamond on 05/13/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

too....

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Posted by david.f.diamond on 05/13/2017 at 4:42 PM

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