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51  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump Fires Comey on: May 10, 2017, 08:35:19 am
The issue is not his termination but rather the timing of it.

Joel Pollack has suggested a very plausible reason for the timing. James Clapper's testimony on Monday that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and that therefore Trump couldn't be reasonably accused of trying to cover up this conspiracy.

Of course it hasn't stopped Dems and their allies in the media unreasonably accusing Trump in their ever more histrionic pushing of this tired conspiracy theory but there's not much that can be done about that.

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But why fire Comey now? The answer is simple. The day before, President Barack Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper repeated, under oath, what he told NBC News’ Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on March 5 — that he had seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. That gave the Trump administration the breathing room to dismiss Comey — which it simply did not have before.

It is true that Trump did not have an attorney general and assistant attorney general in place until relatively late, but he could have acted before then — though having their recommendation certainly adds weight to his decision.

Put simply, if Trump had fired Comey while there were still serious questions about Russia, then it would have been more plausible to accuse him of trying to interfere in the investigation or cover up whatever happened. It is now clear that nothing, in fact, happened. Monday’s hearing with Clapper and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was meant to reveal a “smoking gun,” and produced nothing but viral videos of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/09/james-comey-simple-explanation/

I'm not even going to bother reading anything you post if you're going to quote Breitbart.
52  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump Fires Comey on: May 09, 2017, 09:27:23 pm
How will this impact Trump's approvals?
53  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump Fires Comey on: May 09, 2017, 09:05:04 pm
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Claude Taylor‏ @TrueFactsStated
Just in: Senate Intel Com sent lengthy letter to Treasury requesting detailed financial info on transactions of Trump, family, & assoc.

Take with a grain of salt obviously but I wonder if Trump is just being hasty since the investigation could be getting closer to himself.
54  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump Fires Comey on: May 09, 2017, 09:01:21 pm
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr: I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comey’s termination.

Does anyone find this normal for the Senate Intelligence Committee chair to say? Especially one of the same party as his president?

Perhaps he knows what is in the works(indictments) and while it maybe not be directly connected to Trump, the timing of the firing makes it seem like Trump is panicking.
55  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation on: May 09, 2017, 08:58:03 pm
Lock him up!
56  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump Fires Comey on: May 09, 2017, 08:52:11 pm
Trump puppets are getting nervous...
57  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump Fires Comey on: May 09, 2017, 07:52:04 pm
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White House told allies that Democrats wouldn't be able to protest it because of their previous Comey

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This is just silly if these sources are accurate... how did they NOT expect this kind of reaction? LOL.
58  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FL-27: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to retire from Congress on: May 09, 2017, 07:46:37 am
Seems unlikely, but possible. Are there any other R seats that could flip or are those the only ones?

The next closest seats would be FL-06, FL-12, FL-16, and FL-03. All of those are pretty damn unlikely.

Eh, I think FL-16 and FL-03 are just about as much on the table as a seat like FL-18 (though of course 25-26-27 is the easiest path). Dems have been competitive in FL-18 b/c it contained St. Lucie, which provided a lot of Dem votes, but St. Lucie went heavily for Trump (a 10-point swing). This is a nice microcosm of a broader Democratic problem with working-class whites that simply isn't being compensated for with shifts in, say, solid-GOP Martin County or the Republican-leaning northern suburbs of Palm Beach. The 3rd is probably harder to pull off, especially in a midterm year given the extent to which the Dem base relies on young voters, but I'd think the 16th is about on par with the 18th in terms of pickup odds.

A little off topic but it will be interesting to see how FL-16 looks like after 2020, after 2010 it lost  a lot of its rural voters and with the growth in Manatee and South Hillsborough I would expect any new rendition of this district to be more democratic. Of course the GOP will be creative I'm sure but the growth in this district seems to favor Democrats as suburbs like Brandon/Riverview have become pretty solid for Dems.
59  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-6 Special election discussion thread on: May 05, 2017, 01:49:12 pm

That's impressive... assuming they overwhelmingly break in his favor that should amount to a few thousand votes I would think?
60  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FL-27: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to retire from Congress on: May 05, 2017, 01:06:32 pm
Dems currently hold 11 seats in Florida versus 16 for the GOP.

What are the odds they can get a majority of Florida seats? It would require them to flip FL-27 (IRL), FL-26 (Curbelo), and one of either FL-25 (Diaz Balart) or FL-18 (Mast). Thoughts?
61  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Who do you think would be the stronger Democratic candidate in Florida? on: May 03, 2017, 03:19:24 pm
Regardless, I don't see anyone defeating Adam Putnam and his campaign base.

You do realize that Putnam has held elected office since he was 22 years old and straight out of college, right? He has never had a real job. If it was Morgan vs Putnam, the "career politician" ads would practically write themselves.
62  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: drftghu jksd fghjkl sdfg hjklsd fghjkl on: May 02, 2017, 07:19:42 pm
in b4 Krazen says something about gerrymandering.
63  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FL-27: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to retire from Congress on: April 30, 2017, 02:06:15 pm
It will be interesting to see how FL-27 and FL-26 vote in 2018. I would not be surprised to see both flip although I always thought IRL would hold on. There's definitely a shift happening with Hispanic(Cuban) voters in South Florida.
64  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FL-27: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to retire from Congress on: April 30, 2017, 12:58:07 pm
This probably also kills Scott Fuhrman's chances of winning the primary, since this will open the floodgates for first tier Democrat candidates to jump in.
JJR's Senate seat isn't up till 2020. Hard to see why he wouldn't make the jump. Still no more than tilt D, though.

Didn't Florida recent pass a resign to run law for federal offices?
65  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / FL-27: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to retire from Congress on: April 30, 2017, 11:11:43 am
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article147718764.html

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U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the dean of the Florida legislative delegation and the first Cuban American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it’s time to move on after 38 years in elected office.

“It's been such a delight and a high honor to serve our community for so many years and help constituents every day of the week,” the Miami Republican told the Miami Herald in an exclusive telephone interview Sunday. “We just said, ‘It's time to take a new step.’”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article147718764.html#storylink=cpy
66  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / U.S. GDP Rose 0.7% in First Quarter, weakest quarter in 3 years on: April 28, 2017, 07:44:45 am
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy’s output grew at the slowest pace in three years during the first quarter, underscoring the challenges facing the Trump administration as it seeks to rev up economic growth.

Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the U.S., rose 0.7%, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, in January through March, the Commerce Department said Friday. That marked the economy’s weakest quarter since early 2014.

Output was less than half the economy’s typical performance during the nearly eight-year expansion. In the fourth quarter, output grew at a 2.1% rate.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-gdp-rose-0-7-in-first-quarter-1493382900
67  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CNN: Flynn broke law by taking $$ from Russia, Turkey. on: April 25, 2017, 10:39:35 am
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Since he resigned, Flynn has retained a lawyer and has offered to testify in exchange for immunity from prosecution -- an offer nobody has apparently taken him up on.

LOL. Lock him up!
68  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Florida State Sen. calls collegues "asshole", "bitch", and "n**gers" on: April 21, 2017, 02:59:26 pm
This will be an interesting special election, Clinton won 57-40 but Rubio also won it 50-47. Definitely a toss up and both sides will spend heavily.
Florida Dems will lose because they're the FL Dems.

Until proven otherwise, this ^

Yep I agree but this will be an interesting test for new FDP Chair Stephen Bittel.
69  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Florida State Sen. calls collegues "asshole", "bitch", and "n**gers" on: April 21, 2017, 12:25:50 pm
This will be an interesting special election, Clinton won 57-40 but Rubio also won it 50-47. Definitely a toss up and both sides will spend heavily.
70  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: What are the most over and under rated demographic trends today? on: April 19, 2017, 09:41:07 pm
Overrated
-The age-gap.  For one, Trump cut significantly into it in 2016, and the Senate races had even smaller ones (or none).  Secondly, while there are more conservative and more liberal age cohorts, all do get somewhat more Republican as they age.

Underrated
-The absolute Democratic collapse with Christians (both evangelicals and Catholics), largely due to family values and abortion.  If the Republicans can extend this to religious Hispanics and blacks, the Democrats will have to become socially conservative or be irrelevant for good.

I know you probably want to believe this but no, social conservatism is dying.
71  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Virginia Democrats say victory in obscure local race signals end of Trump. on: April 19, 2017, 08:51:10 pm
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

No one cares who the clerk of court is. This was just a bunch of people who want their "I voted every time" sticker picking a name at random. Nothing to see here, move along.

Well the Republican was house majority whip who outspent the Democrat 6 to 1.
72  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Chaffetz not running for re-election on: April 19, 2017, 10:35:18 am
Lock him up!
73  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-6 Special election discussion thread on: April 18, 2017, 10:51:29 pm
The card with the error has been found. Results will presumable begin again?
74  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-6 Special election discussion thread on: April 18, 2017, 10:22:50 pm
Bob Gray's twitter endorsement of Karen Handel included the words "we wish her godspeed". That doesn't sound confidence inspiring.

I mean he called her a career political at every opportunity so I really don't think he cares for her too much.
75  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-6 Special election discussion thread on: April 18, 2017, 10:16:10 pm
So D's currently have 51.2% of the total vote. Total D vote could be >50%.
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