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    Quote Originally Posted by ZahZoo View Post
    President Biden a week ago...
    He never said it was "dead", he said "extreme threat". Extreme or not (and I think the majority actually threatening it aren't smart nor effective enough to be an extreme threat) most people agree there is a threat (74%). Perhaps Repubs like DeSantis are a bit smarter and couth than The Donald, and have embraced mail-in voting and taking vaccines so larger numbers of your voter base do not die off than your opponents. But there are lunatics like My Pillow Douche that are election dead-enders. And most of the mini-Trumps were either defeated or are having close run contests in heavily Red areas...

    It's not 2020 anymore... try to catch up!
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    Abortion appears to be primarily a hot issue among women... but if you pay attention several states enacted legislation supporting abortion rights. So it appears shifting that to the states to legislate is getting the desired effect.
    Not just women, but "younger voters" including men. Some states enacted some protections. Others women can still possibly go to jail if they have a miscarriage!

    As I stated, the complexity of the issues dividing the nation is presenting a problem for both parties... taxes were not a major issue for most demographics, along with abortions and threats to democracy. Inflation, crime and immigration were the top issues. Neither party offered any compelling vision, solutions or answers to what most Americans are concerned about.
    I do sort of agree with that but you are a fool if you think abortion rights didn't play a major role, and will from here on out. The crime thing in NY was more or less a joke as Lee Zeldin made that his central argument, but Govenor Hochul (from my home town and I am not impressed with her either) pointed out that crime is down around 14% overall. So the scary Willie Horton shit isn't going to always work. The GOP can do nothing about inflation that isn't already being done and the immigration thing is a bizarre obsession that's been fumbled by both parties. It gets old hearing people bitch about "nobody wants to work anymore" and then in the same breath "those fucking illegal aliens!" Part of the problem is "walls". "They've" been coming here since at least WWII, the difference is they could easy go back and forth, they stay now because it's a lot harder....
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    There are things that can be done that will shift the current trajectory into a more positive place. It's not an immediate thing but won't take long to enact and can significantly improve our economic situation. It isn't a necessarily a partisan issue. It just takes both sides to agree.

    Open the regulatory road-blocks for energy production. I'm not suggesting we be reckless, but quit trying to stifle drilling, transportation and production of oil and natural gas. Put us back on the footing we were at in 2019/early 2020 with energy independence. Open it all up a bit more and go for energy dominance. This will shift inflation and our economic trouble significantly and relatively quickly.

    Immigration... finish the wall completely and turn off the massive flow of humans, drugs and crime. This issue is significantly feeding both the economic and crime issues plaguing the nation. We can still have "legal" immigration but we can't support millions of illegals any further. Plus we have to shut down the drugs and cartels on the southern border.

    Crime... put the consequences back into the system and crime will reduce. It's that fucking simple.
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    The gas prices are more about production capacity and collusion than about access to oil fields. The oil companies did retrack and orphan refineries during the pandemic but have been very slow to expand production capacity and a lot of this comes from Wall St speculators pushing them to keep prices higher...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZahZoo View Post
    There are things that can be done that will shift the current trajectory into a more positive place. It's not an immediate thing but won't take long to enact and can significantly improve our economic situation. It isn't a necessarily a partisan issue. It just takes both sides to agree.

    Open the regulatory road-blocks for energy production. I'm not suggesting we be reckless, but quit trying to stifle drilling, transportation and production of oil and natural gas. Put us back on the footing we were at in 2019/early 2020 with energy independence. Open it all up a bit more and go for energy dominance. This will shift inflation and our economic trouble significantly and relatively quickly.

    Immigration... finish the wall completely and turn off the massive flow of humans, drugs and crime. This issue is significantly feeding both the economic and crime issues plaguing the nation. We can still have "legal" immigration but we can't support millions of illegals any further. Plus we have to shut down the drugs and cartels on the southern border.

    Crime... put the consequences back into the system and crime will reduce. It's that fucking simple.
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    **Official Senate Update**

    Nevada has finally been called with alleged "Democrat" Catherine Cortez Masto winning with 48.8% of the votes defeating Republican Adam Laxalt with 48.1%

    This gives the Democrats 50 senators, so they will retain majority of the Senate regardless of the outcome of the GA runoff, by way of the VP tiebreaker. But Rev. Warnock is likely to win the runoff, so expect a 51-49 majority. Technically, Alaska has not been called yet, but (thanks to ranked choice voting in their primaries) it was a "choice" of two Republicans on their ballot, so whichever one finally wins, it doesn't change the makeup of the Senate.

    Officially, the House currently stands at 203 Democrats vs 211 Republicans with 218 needed for majority. Two seats remain uncalled on the east coast: Maine 2 at 98.7% probably should have been called already, with Jared Golden (D) leading with 48.2% over Bruce Poliquin (R) with 44.9%.

    Meanwhile, out west.... starting with as far west as you can go without seeing Russia from your house.... Alaska's one and only house seat SHOULD have been called a long time ago, since Mary Peltola (D) with 47.3% of the vote absolutely slaughtered Moosealini Sarah Palin herself (R) with 26.6%. Don't know why that hasn't been called yet.. unlike their dueling Republicans Senate race which is practically a tie.

    The remaining House seats are all west of the Rockies: 2 in Colorado, 2 in Arizona, 2 in Oregon, and 12 in Collieforneea. And most of these are literally "too close" to call.... still holding out hope that Katie Porter wins, and Gun Nut Barbie Bobert does not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    Beto loses. Maybe we won't have to hear from him any more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh View Post
    The gas prices are more about production capacity and collusion than about access to oil fields. The oil companies did retrack and orphan refineries during the pandemic but have been very slow to expand production capacity and a lot of this comes from Wall St speculators pushing them to keep prices higher...
    If you ever have a chance talk to people who work in the energy sector. You'll get a very different perspective on what's really happening with production, capacity, and distribution in the US.

    My son is an oil/gas pipeline welder. The strongest headwinds to increasing capacity is the permits and regulatory processes managed by the federal government. It's a nightmare just to get a permit to build something which the current administration is slow walking through approvals. Then once the permits are approved the EPA and DOJ are slow walking all the environmental approvals, law suits from ecology groups, etc... Then pile on the same from state and local regulatory agencies.

    Just in the last couple of weeks... the FERC slowed approvals for scheduled maintenance of natural gas pipelines and distribution lines in Texas. This forced a distribution capacity problem in which the price of natural gas fell o $-2.00/mbtu meaning the production companies in West Texas had to pay to have excess natural gas trucked out of wells which can't just be shut off and they also couldn't just burn off the excess due to EPA restrictions. So the same day you have record market prices... you have pay to haul away a resource that's not meeting current demand this time of year. All because of federal regulatory issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    He said it himself, "This country's not a democracy and WE don't want it to be" and then blamed it on the Jews and all sorts of "popular" things like sex out of wedlock, gays, contraception...and...uh...oh yeah...abortion.

    Fucking nutbar. Nice to see him cry.
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    Anyone got any examples of countries that aren't democracies that have worked out well that they would like the US to copy?
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    Bizarro World Sammy Davis Jr says he can time travel to get KKKari Lake elected....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    Anyone got any examples of countries that aren't democracies that have worked out well that they would like the US to copy?
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    Apparently Scammy Davis Jr's time machine is broken, because KKKari Fake lost....


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    **Official House of Representatives Update**

    Officially, the number right now stands at 211 Democrats & 218 Republicans. So even though all the races have not yet been called, the right wingers are claiming victory.

    Of the 8 House races still not officially called:

    Maine 2 - Definitely will be a Democratic "hold". Should have been called days ago.

    Alaska - The Democratic Candidate Peltola has a 48 - 26 lead over Moosealini. It's insane that this wasn't called a week ago.

    Colorado 3 - This one is the true nail-biter.... right now Gun Nut Barbie Boebert has a razor thin lead of 50.2 to Adam Frisch's 49.8 (not sure what CO's recount threshold is, but this one might drag on for a while. That fucking nutcase needs to go.

    California 34 - This is a 51 - 48 contest between two Democrats so no reason not to call it as a win for the "D" column

    California 47 - Another 51 - 48 contest between Katie Porter (D) and Scott Baugh (R) - fucking call it already. We need Katie available for House leadership, even if it ends up in the minority party.

    California 13 - Another down to the wire race with 90.8% reporting. The Republican has a 50.4 - 49.6 lead over the Democrat, so this could go either way.

    California 3 - A bizarrely gerrymandered district that starts somewhere east of Sacramento and runs about halfway down the Nevada state line. Apparently their ballots are delivered by carrier pigeon as they still only have 65% reporting. Currently sits at 52.3% for the Republican vs 47.7% for the Democrat.

    California 22 - This is the district formerly "represented" by Devin Nunes and his tweeting cow. Another carrier pigeon district with 67.4% reported. Currently the Republican leads 52.8% to 47.2% for the Democrat

    So even in the "worst case" scenario, the Democrats will get 4 of these 8 seats. The so-called "red wave" has resulted in barely a ripple.

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    In other House news, it would appear that the era of the Jellyfish is over.... breaking news that Nancy Pelosi has announced that she will not seek a "leadership" role in the new "minority" Democratic House caucus. Reportedly Steny Hoyer and Jim "I don't give a fuck who won the first 6 primaries" Clyburn are also stepping back from leadership. Which is appropriate enough since they're all over 80.

    That's the good news. Bad news is that they're pushing Hakeem Jeffries for the new "leader'. And while Nancy Pelosi has merely ignored progressives and pretended they don't exist, Jeffries openly HATES them and campaigns against them. He probably has as much to do with the Democrats losing 4 seats in New York as that other dumbass Sean Buttmunch Baloney did. He's tied in with that AIPAC foreign dark money PAC that rigged half of the Democratic primaries this last season, and he's also a Wall $treet shill, naturally. If that's the "best" they can do, keep the Jellyfish and her $30K ice cream freezer.

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    Katie Porter was finally declared the winner, thank God! Actually, a minor miracle considering she was already an ACTUAL Democrat, running in Orange County CA (usually considered a right wing stronghold) but even more so, after redistricting made her district arguably more "Republican" than it previously was.

    Now the Clinton Cult/DLC/Turd Way "conventional wisdom" would be oh, well we have to run some right wing republican-lite blue-balled dog tool for this seat because a real Democrat could never win.

    Except she did win. Just like an actual Democrat was the only winner in Florida....youngest candidate ever, in fact. While 4 turd way tools lost their asses in NY, including that moron Maloney who helped screw up their entire primaries earlier this year.

    Now.... let's make Katie Porter the next Democratic House leader. Not some fucking useless AIPAC tool who openly campaigns AGAINST actual progressive Democrats.

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    Did antivax MAGAtts dying from Covid help kill the so-called "red wave"??


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    Gotta love the irony of antisemitic MAGAtts blowing the shofar, which is a totally Jewish thing.

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    Well, it was painfully close for a while, and frankly never should have been a contest at all, but.....

    Raphael Warnock has won the GA runoff, and with his re-election gives the Senate a 51-49 majority.

    Of course Warnock was the incumbent so he already had his job. The real gain in the Senate was John Fetterman of PA. And Chuck Schumer & the other spineless cowards in the Senate need to be reminded of that fact DAILY.

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    But it was still very close and Walker won the primary easily.

    What is going on? How did that guy nearly become a senator?

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    Seriously, most of his voters either liked him as a football player, or somehow thought he was more of a "man of God" then the actual minister who preached from the same church pulpit as MLK. What can I say..... it's Georgia....


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    Warnock got the city votes and Walker got the rural votes. Politics is stupid and sometimes running a celebrity will give you an edge but Hershel Walker was never that big of a football star. When a race is this close a lot of things can ruin a win or make a win happen. The Republicans might have won with a better candidate. You have to appeal to the swing voters to win. Hershel is an old buddy of Trump’s so that’s probably why he won the primary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Seriously, most of his voters either liked him as a football player, or somehow thought he was more of a "man of God" then the actual minister who preached from the same church pulpit as MLK. What can I say..... it's Georgia....

    He had an R by his name. My uncle was a highly qualified candidate but he was a Democrat in a Republican district. He campaigned his ass off. His opponent hardly did anything and won the election. People vote parties not candidates.

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    I don’t like political parties. They make the voters lazy and lazy voters give you the kind of government we have now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    Warnock got the city votes and Walker got the rural votes. Politics is stupid and sometimes running a celebrity will give you an edge but Hershel Walker was never that big of a football star. When a race is this close a lot of things can ruin a win or make a win happen. The Republicans might have won with a better candidate. You have to appeal to the swing voters to win. Hershel is an old buddy of Trump’s so that’s probably why he won the primary.
    He was a football star college, NFL not as much but he had a couple good years....
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    I have to say that Walker gave one of the most conciliatory and eloquent concession speeches I've seen recently...

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    Walker claimed he had at least 12 personalities. Maybe one of the "alters" gave the concession speech?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    But it was still very close and Walker won the primary easily.

    What is going on? How did that guy nearly become a senator?
    Neither candidate had the qualifications to be or become a notable "law maker"... Neither were or are great leaders that could bring the right elements together to enact positive change for those they represent.

    Both had significant backing from the political establishment they represented and both had marketable personality, fame, or aspects that drew people to like them for whatever reason.

    People fear change so much that they will give their money and votes to something that they think they are a part of. Even if that representative will either continue the hardship brought by government abuse or make it worse... Folks blindly follow the candidate/party they think they align with.

    It's a baffing and sad prospect...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    But it was still very close and Walker won the primary easily.

    What is going on? How did that guy nearly become a senator?
    Even taking all the points Ford, Nitro, Nickd and Zah made into account...man, fuck me as to why it went down to the wire. Particularly as the campaign in the general went on.

    Dunno if it was Trump's endorsement and enough Republican voters deciding to hold firm despite the accrual of negative press reports re: Walker's past and the dumb things he said on a daily basis.

    To me, the Democrats will obviously celebrate Warnock's runoff election victory result, but it isn't saying much for Warnock that such a flawed opponent gave him such a run for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Even taking all the points Ford, Nitro, Nickd and Zah made into account...man, fuck me as to why it went down to the wire. Particularly as the campaign in the general went on.

    Dunno if it was Trump's endorsement and enough Republican voters deciding to hold firm despite the accrual of negative press reports re: Walker's past and the dumb things he said on a daily basis.

    To me, the Democrats will obviously celebrate Warnock's runoff election victory result, but it isn't saying much for Warnock that such a flawed opponent gave him such a run for the money.
    it just shows how partisan politics really is. People support their team. Not individuals. Both candidates were weak. Warnock is a creep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZahZoo View Post
    Neither candidate had the qualifications to be or become a notable "law maker"... Neither were or are great leaders that could bring the right elements together to enact positive change for those they represent.

    Both had significant backing from the political establishment they represented and both had marketable personality, fame, or aspects that drew people to like them for whatever reason.

    People fear change so much that they will give their money and votes to something that they think they are a part of. Even if that representative will either continue the hardship brought by government abuse or make it worse... Folks blindly follow the candidate/party they think they align with.

    It's a baffing and sad prospect...
    George Washington warned about forming political parties for the reason we see the results of now. We became Republicans and Democrats instead of Americans. You divide a country you can conquer it.

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