47298. arkymalarky - 8/24/2020 5:00:04 PM
Great analogy. I'm in Colorado right now trying to ignore things and not succeeding, but the Democratic Convention was great last week the Republican convention is already sucking before it even starts. No platform no inspirational guests no inspirational messages
47299. vonKreedon - 8/24/2020 5:43:44 PM
No platform? Really, have the Repubs given up on having what they believe in a concrete form for fear Trump will change it on a whim?
47300. winstonsmith - 8/26/2020 11:07:26 PM
Trump just announced that he wants Biden to take a drug test before the first debate because he is seeming to sharp.
If reporters ask Biden about this, I suggest he reply, Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV.
47301. arkymalarky - 8/27/2020 2:14:39 PM
47302. vonKreedon - 8/27/2020 6:01:24 PM
Yep, that should do it. [;-}
47303. Ms. No - 8/28/2020 4:37:52 AM
And I don't think Trump ought to be advocating for drug tests as long as Don Jr. is going to be showing up to events.
Unkind of me, I know, but as I watched the clips of Kimberly Guilfoyle's speech, I kept wondering if Gavin Newsome was watching and thinking "I can't believe I used to sleep with that."
47304. vonKreedon - 8/28/2020 5:56:54 PM
Unfortunately, I thought that Trump's speech was very much on point for what he wanted and was well delivered for that purpose. All fear all the time.
47305. winstonsmith - 8/29/2020 12:53:41 AM
I am hoping that his speech, and the RNC convention generally will:
A. Mostly appeal to voters he already has in the bag
B. Fail to move the opinions of voters who are exhausted by the endless BS and just want it to end. ( I think there may be a lot of these) Surely there are many.... I hope... But surely it must be true. DOH!
47306. winstonsmith - 9/8/2020 8:04:51 PM
It seems to me like Biden won the first week of September.
I imagine at some point between now and the election a sitting conservative SC judge will float retirement?
I think that would boost Trump with conservative voter who personally dislike Trump.
47307. Ms. No - 9/10/2020 11:09:25 PM
I heard rumblings a bit ago that it might be Clarence Thomas.
47308. winstonsmith - 9/11/2020 1:45:20 AM
Yeah, MS No, that would make sense, or Alito. Alito is 70 ad Thomas is 72.
47309. winstonsmith - 9/11/2020 1:53:42 AM
Conservatives have watched the risk that Ginsburt took and must be applying significant pressure to Thomas and possibly Alito. Conservatives can plainly see that Trump is at risk of losing. I imagine they have a contingency plan where at least one of them will try to retire between the election and inaguration if Biden wins. They may have a plan blow through the process at high speed? It would look really bad if it was after the election. Seems like it would make more sense to announce a retirement now, before the election so it could be used to help Trump win.
47310. winstonsmith - 9/11/2020 2:21:59 AM
No matter what, if they add SC retirements this crazy election season, thing may boil over.
47311. Ms. No - 9/13/2020 9:23:15 PM
Yeah, I imagine if Trump gets to place another justice -- or two -- and then loses the election, the Dems may expand the court. I don't think they want to, but they may see it as having no other choice.
Because of course McConnell will rubber stamp any Trump nominee and it doesn't seem like there's anyone in the GOP who will buck that.
Or maybe there are a couple of vulnerable senators who would just to see if they can solidify their seats.
47312. winstonsmith - 9/19/2020 2:10:40 AM
Well, in a more caring world Murkowski, Romney and Collins would all come out and say that itís too much and they just wonít confirm a justice until after the election. Murkowski has already stated this. So we need two more to block?
47313. vonKreedon - 9/19/2020 2:35:39 AM
I think we need a total of four or else Pence breaks the tie.
47314. winstonsmith - 9/19/2020 2:45:03 AM
Ah, yeah VK, you are correct. That will be harder.
47315. Ms. No - 9/22/2020 12:25:43 AM
Mark Kelly could win the special election before Nov. 3 taking a vote from the GOP and giving it to the Dems.
McSally's pronouncement implies that Kelly's got the edge on her and she's doubling down on her bootlicking credentials for her career post-Senate.
47316. vonKreedon - 9/22/2020 8:33:36 PM
There's also the crowded special election in Georgia, currently held by Loeffler. It's so crowded it's likely to not be settled until a follow-up runoff on Jan. 5th.
For either of these to matter, the vote would have to happen later than the end of November.
47317. winstonsmith - 9/30/2020 10:27:08 PM
Well, the debate was painful to watch but served to chalk up more lost news cycles for Donnie. Tick, tick, tick. I really do think it is a hour by hour, day by day messaging war to keep Trump from gaining momentum. He will be a huge problem after the election no matter what, but if he loses, he will no longer be able to directly wield the levers of power.