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  Reply # 1783729 17-May-2017 14:57
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DaveB:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I don't know if Pence would be an improvement but he is certainly more 'establishment' and presumably more controllable by the party and more inclined to accept constitutional checks and balances. I don't know that much about him but if he accepts the rule of law even religious zeal doesn't have to be a deal breaker. 

 

 

He is only there "waiting" to stand in for Trump when the "strange one" gets dumped. Why else would you risk the remaining years of your political career?

 

 

 

 

I'm hoping this is not some version of the plot of 'Designated Survivor' where the evil conspiricists have lined up their choice of a new leader under the guise of the vice president, and are just waiting for the orange haired buffoon to be shot/impeached so Pence can assume control and lead their new world order.


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  Reply # 1783731 17-May-2017 15:12
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gzt:
frankv:

 

 

 

If it looks probable that (lots of) seats will swing to the Democrats (i.e. that Republicans will lose their jobs), then those at-risk Republicans will be pressurising the rest to do something about (what they perceive to be) the cause of the swing. And that will happen a long time before the election (if the at-risk Republicans are smart).

 

 


Depends. Trump won on a state by state basis. Also the republicans at risk tend to distance themselves from Trump anyway. Also, many key voters still have an appetite for Trump's blame blame blame who is it this week carry on.

 

I just did some reading up on the 2018 elections. All the House, and 1/3 of the Senate, are up for election.

 

The Senate looks like a done deal; this time there's only 8 currently Republican seats up for election, and 6 of those are safe. Only Arizona (Jeff Flake) and Nevada (Dean Heller) are vulnerable. Currently its 60-40 to the Republicans, so its not going to go Democrat.

 

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The House of Representatives is a possibility for change, but would need quite a large swing. The Republicans have gerrymandered the voting districts so that about 55% of people would have to vote Democrat before the Democrats get a slim majority in the House.

 

I guess that so long as they hold onto the Senate, it's no particular problem for the upper echelons of the GOP... they retain control.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1783738 17-May-2017 15:33
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At the rate Trump is going, I do not think it is at all unlikely that many republicans could turn against him. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1783744 17-May-2017 16:03
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Train-wreck Trump is exceeding my highest expectations. He can't last one term at this rate.

 

And I'm conflicted - I don't want it to end too soon, I'm having too much fun waking up every morning to each new installment. Imagine how boring it will be once he as departed and sanity is restored.

 

And I'm less concerned now that he will establish an authoritarian state. I just don't think he has the personal discipline to pull it off.


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  Reply # 1783746 17-May-2017 16:08
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dafman:

 

Train-wreck Trump is exceeding my highest expectations. He can't last one term at this rate.

 

And I'm conflicted - I don't want it to end too soon, I'm having too much fun waking up every morning to each new installment. Imagine how boring it will be once he as departed and sanity is restored.

 

And I'm less concerned now that he will establish an authoritarian state. I just don't think he has the personal discipline to pull it off.

 

 

I'm finding it exhausting.


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  Reply # 1783755 17-May-2017 16:22
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Paul1977:

 

dafman:

 

Train-wreck Trump is exceeding my highest expectations. He can't last one term at this rate.

 

And I'm conflicted - I don't want it to end too soon, I'm having too much fun waking up every morning to each new installment. Imagine how boring it will be once he as departed and sanity is restored.

 

And I'm less concerned now that he will establish an authoritarian state. I just don't think he has the personal discipline to pull it off.

 

 

I'm finding it exhausting.

 

 

I need to correct myself - once Trump has departed sanity won't be restored - Pence and the extreme religious/economic right will be installed. Possibly worse than Trump in the long run, so maybe the longer Trump hangs in there, the less we have to worry about Pence & Co.


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  Reply # 1783824 17-May-2017 18:56
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gzt: Depends. Trump won on a state by state basis. Also the republicans at risk tend to distance themselves from Trump anyway. Also, many key voters still have an appetite for Trump's blame blame blame who is it this week carry on.

 

 

They may have voted for Trump, however they got Gomer Pyle.


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  Reply # 1783870 17-May-2017 20:00
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sir1963:

 

 

 

They may have voted for Trump, however they got Gomer Pyle.

 

 

More like Homer Simpson!


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  Reply # 1783879 17-May-2017 20:18
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Did The Simpsons make any predictions regarding the Trump presidency?


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  Reply # 1783884 17-May-2017 20:43
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joker97:

 

Did The Simpsons make any predictions regarding the Trump presidency?

 

 

Read all about it: Bart to the Future

 

The seventeenth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons, broadcast pn the Fox network on March 19, 2000.

 





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  Reply # 1783992 18-May-2017 08:33
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I'm not getting too enthusiastic about the prospect of Trump being removed from office any time soon:

 

 

Shows that the Democrats have a lot of work to do.

 

I'm also curious as despite unpopular policies when polled on many single issues, some governments still seem to be able to keep approval/popularity of opposition parties down.

 

 


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  Reply # 1784069 18-May-2017 11:00
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Fred99:

I'm not getting too enthusiastic about the prospect of Trump being removed from office any time soon:



Shows that the Democrats have a lot of work to do.


I'm also curious as despite unpopular policies when polled on many single issues, some governments still seem to be able to keep approval/popularity of opposition parties down.


 



Exactly

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  Reply # 1784072 18-May-2017 11:05
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Real breaking news for once: A special prosecutor has just been appointed by the deputy attorney general to investigate Russian involvement in the election. He will also have a mandate to look into any associated matters. Maybe I will win my non-wager after all.

 

 





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  Reply # 1784073 18-May-2017 11:07
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geekIT: 

 

What staggers me is that the Republican Party doesn't seem to care that this fool is making America the laughing stock of the world.

 



Off course they care, how many Republicans whine and criticize him? Plenty. He is the POTUS, they are stuck with


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  Reply # 1784077 18-May-2017 11:09
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Sorry, am out of the country and iPad only, selecting part of a post is hopeless, sorry for double post also

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