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hmm, A trend in early retirements is building in the House. Have you noticed? I'm not keeping score, but I smell alternative arrangements on the deck of the Titanic. Remember when they all faded to NO-PARTY campaign paraphernalia during Dubya's last term? Like a curtain backdrop for the "tea party" movement?

hmm, rear guard action. That opens a few more seats for DCCC and does nothing to balance the senate, regardless of POTUS 2020 outcome. Certainly does nothing to remedy the nutters Team Trump has installed in the inferior courts.

And retrenchment. If I were so motivated, I'd be monitoring (R) investment down (but not out) ticket in the states from now on. Plausible deniability of Team Trump will cloak the offensive for '22, '24.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 01:43:03 AM EST
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Texas GOP is freaking out.

TX GOP number crunchers began predicting a 20% jump in  turnout over 2016 for the 2020 presidential.

Their numbers remodeled the Texas electorate and found some GOP seats would fall victim to their own gerrymander. Worse, even safe red seats could see a competitive challenger, preventing their donations from being generously shared with vulnerable members.



She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:06:47 PM EST
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2020 SENATE WHAT NOW?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:19:13 PM EST
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Depends on who the various state parties nominate.  If the DLC/Clinton people are still in charge they'll nominate some dork, as what happened in Kentucky in 2016, and lose


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:24:08 PM EST
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Voters in Texas will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 3, 2020.

Has Cornyn "retired" or been indicted yet? No.
Dork endorsements thus far? M.J. "certified badass" Hagar, possibly Castro or Beto? Either of then quit POTUS yet?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 04:24:45 PM EST
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HOLD THE GOS PHONE ...

Georgia Republican Senator Will Retire This Year

The November 2020 ballot in Georgia will include a special election for the remaining two years of Isakson's term in addition to [David] Perdue's race for another six-year term.

It's a doubly tantalizing target for Democrats, who increasingly believe that Georgia, which has become less rural [?] and less white [?] in recent decades, due in part to the growth of Atlanta, stands on the verge of becoming a swing state after roughly two [!!] decades of leaning solidly Republican.

evidentally one POTUS = 2 chambers control by the GOP
It's an uphill battle for Georgia Democrats, who haven't elected a governor or U.S. senator since 1998. Bill Clinton was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win here, in 1992.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 05:17:04 PM EST
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Republican Jim Sensenbrenner announces he won't seek reelection
Sensenbrenner won reelection [WI-5] in 2018 by a margin of 62 percent to 38 percent over his Democratic opponent.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 01:52:46 AM EST
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2020 CENSUS allocation and map draws WHEN NOW?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:21:46 PM EST
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Texas GOP is freaking out.

As well they should. Orange County, CA, is their scary example. If you let a bunch of suburbanites into your state, they want liberal stuff like roads and schools and no crazy gun people in the grocery store. Colorado, historically a republican stronghold, has turned solidly blue despite some very conservative enclaves.

Bottom line is that the conservative strategy is self-defeating. If you let a bunch of developers have the freedom to do whatever they want, per libertarian philosophy, they build sprawling housing developments full of middle class voters who vote against conservatives. Oops.

by asdf on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:22:07 PM EST
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One reason the GOP was wiped-out in Orange County was the increase in Asian population who don't give a damn about Southern White Values: bigotry, evangelicalism, racism, hatred of education, etc.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:26:28 PM EST
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uh huh. That's a strange way to spell Texass.

Could the other reason beeeee Team Trump's new SALT cap?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:51:24 PM EST
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So you're telling me Trump tax cuts aren't really helping the middle class, especially in blue states?  I'm shocked, truly shocked!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 05:06:29 PM EST
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Nope. White OC voters are telling you they "survived" the housing boom and bust and they want their mortgage and property tax deductions back.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 05:24:34 PM EST
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DNC CPAs

< wipes tears >




Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Aug 30th, 2019 at 09:52:51 PM EST
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California Cohort of Petty Landlords

Orange County [FL] Property Appraiser Rick Singh
An Explanation of the "Save Our Homes" Amendment and Its Effects
< wipes tears >
Meanwhile in "southern California" man-bun country...
Trump's tax cut turns politics on its head in Southern California
Dems push for lower rate, while GOP leaders defend a code that raises bills for many: "Two former GOP House members who represented parts of Orange County in 2017 -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Costa Mesa and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista -- voted against Trump's tax plan because it would boost taxes for many of their constituents."

Federal tax reform has helped, not hurt, Californians
"It's because the old federal system SUBSIDIZES California's state taxes, which are too high. Blame Sacramento, not Washington."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 04:10:18 PM EST
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oil vs ag

DOJ | Houston, Texas Agrees to Implement Comprehensive Measures
$4.4M penalty split two ways.
Sewer spills put city under EPA scrutiny
zip code opposition?
Houston City Council OKs $2 billion consent decree overhauling sewer system
smells like jobs saved or created
Wastewater Consent Decree
"On July 16, 2019, this draft consent decree regarding the City's wastewater system was released to the public."
U.S. vs Dallass

"suburbanites" vs urbanites: That's how DNC is going to liberate Texass?
m'k.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:43:16 PM EST
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"Blue Screen of Death" Campaign 2022

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:25:39 PM EST
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Johnny Issackson of Georgia has announced a December retirement for what seem quite legitimate health reasons. But this means both Senate seats from Georgia now must be defended by Republicans in 2020 and one again in 2022.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:34:31 PM EST
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DNC gonna clone an Abrams, huh. She would have won if it weren't for that meddling secretary of state. What was his name? o. right. Kemp.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 09:52:45 PM EST
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DNC was never really Abrams' friend, but they would like even one of her to run for the Senate.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 30th, 2019 at 06:54:23 PM EST
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You know that. I know that. Does she know that?
< reckeless eyeballin' >
I don't know about that.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 05:52:13 PM EST
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She don't care.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 06:42:08 PM EST
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