2020 election cycle thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AgelessDrifter, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Red

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    Texas has baby energy grids
     
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  2. Kanmuk_Sealclubber

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    From Donnie to Mitch:


    The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political "leaders" like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm. McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse. The Democrats and Chuck Schumer play McConnell like a fiddle—they’ve never had it so good—and they want to keep it that way! We know our America First agenda is a winner, not McConnell’s Beltway First agenda or Biden’s America Last.

    In 2020, I received the most votes of any sitting President in history, almost 75,000,000. Every incumbent House Republican won for the first time in decades, and we flipped 15 seats, almost costing Nancy Pelosi her job. Republicans won majorities in at least 59 of the 98 partisan legislative chambers, and the Democrats failed to flip a single legislative chamber from red to blue. And in "Mitch’s Senate," over the last two election cycles, I single-handedly saved at least 12 Senate seats, more than eight in the 2020 cycle alone—and then came the Georgia disaster, where we should have won both U.S. Senate seats, but McConnell matched the Democrat offer of $2,000 stimulus checks with $600. How does that work? It became the Democrats’ principal advertisement, and a big winner for them it was. McConnell then put himself, one of the most unpopular politicians in the United States, into the advertisements. Many Republicans in Georgia voted Democrat, or just didn’t vote, because of their anguish at their inept Governor, Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and the Republican Party, for not doing its job on Election Integrity during the 2020 Presidential race.

    It was a complete election disaster in Georgia, and certain other swing states. McConnell did nothing, and will never do what needs to be done in order to secure a fair and just electoral system into the future. He doesn’t have what it takes, never did, and never will.

    My only regret is that McConnell "begged" for my strong support and endorsement before the great people of Kentucky in the 2020 election, and I gave it to him. He went from one point down to 20 points up, and won. How quickly he forgets. Without my endorsement, McConnell would have lost, and lost badly. Now, his numbers are lower than ever before, he is destroying the Republican side of the Senate, and in so doing, seriously hurting our Country.

    Likewise, McConnell has no credibility on China because of his family’s substantial Chinese business holdings. He does nothing on this tremendous economic and military threat.

    Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again. He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country. Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership.

    Prior to the pandemic, we produced the greatest economy and jobs numbers in the history of our Country, and likewise, our economic recovery after Covid was the best in the world. We cut taxes and regulations, rebuilt our military, took care of our Vets, became energy independent, built the wall and stopped the massive inflow of illegals into our Country, and so much more. And now, illegals are pouring in, pipelines are being stopped, taxes will be going up, and we will no longer be energy independent.

    This is a big moment for our country, and we cannot let it pass by using third rate "leaders" to dictate our future!
     
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    My favorite thing to do in EQ was hang out in zone with White Dragons. They had a guild ritual whenever they’d enter a zone to /shout “WHITE”, and their guild mates in the zone would /shout “DRAGONS”. I’d always /shout “POWER”, and things would get awkward in the zone for a while.
     
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  12. Sear

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    idk I'd read more into what Mitch McConnell saying that in 2021 does for Mitch McConnell rather than some factual statement about the future of the Republican party
     
  13. Velox

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    Yeah, but just to be clear, I meant specifically the GOP splitting into two parties. It seems the traditionals are willing to accommodate Trump a second time if he wins the nomination. Which atm seems likely but might change after 3 years of no Twitter.
     
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    I think the threat of Trump running is more powerful then him actually running.
     
  15. Velox

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    He still has the support of more than half GOP voters, and no real challenger: https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlie...eachment-trial-poll-suggests/?sh=1b9de185237e

    A lot can still happen in three years. Maybe a challenger will materialize, maybe he will get tangled up in legal proceedings, and maybe he doesn't actually want to run himself and is just using a candidacy as a bargaining chip, but Trump and Trumpism is far from defeated. He might become the Ronald Reagan of the culture war era.
     
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    Kinda think Trump is gonna not be healthy in 4 years. Also his legal jeopardy looks terrible.
     
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    This article reminded me of all the White Knighting I did for Biden on this thread, supposedly a centrist sell-out and the "worst candidate in history."



    "A funny thing is happening in U.S. politics right now. President Biden and Democratic leaders are working closely with the left on a variety of fronts, and while complications, challenges and future divisions loom, it’s all unfolding more smoothly than you might have expected.

    And the political sky isn’t crashing down on Democrats’ heads. In fact, Americans appear to be concluding that things are getting better.

    This wasn’t supposed to happen. The GOP’s 2020 campaign narrative — made especially poisonous by a certain former president — was that Democratic rule would run the country into the ground precisely because Democrats would prove wholly captive to their crazy socialist left flank.

    Now Biden and Democratic leaders actually are working with the party’s left to a surprising and salutary degree. And that surely helps explain some of their early success — and those successes’ popularity.

    Politico has a remarkable new report on a meeting between White House chief of staff Ron Klain and progressive House members. In it, the progressives pressed Klain on numerous fronts, and the conversation appeared constructive."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/18/biden-popularity-destroying-trumpism-lie/
     
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