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Old 05-29-2018, 11:52 AM   #101
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:20 PM   #102
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What a colossal piece of ****.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:12 PM   #103
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Today's the day that Republicans faded having McCain's seat on the November ballot, right? Sick hold
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Old 05-31-2018, 12:11 PM   #104
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Yeah, McCain's seat is now guaranteed R through 2020.
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:35 PM   #105
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Unless...if AZ elects a D governor this year (no clue how likely that is, probably not very), would he appoint McCain's replacement?
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:54 PM   #106
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Replacement would have to be a Republican.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...rks/494621001/
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:58 PM   #107
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What is party but a box you check on a form? (not that Ds would ever have the balls to perform a blatant end-run around that law like Rs would have no problem doing)
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:19 PM   #108
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I'm guessing McCain retires now, or at least does so between November and January in the unlikely event the governor's race is won by a Democrat.
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:27 PM   #109
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What is party but a box you check on a form? (not that Ds would ever have the balls to perform a blatant end-run around that law like Rs would have no problem doing)
god that would be epic but yeah, no way they have the chutzpah for that
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:48 PM   #110
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Corker finally found his nuts

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Old 06-02-2018, 05:48 PM   #111
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"will democrats join us?" makes me think he's being disingeneous
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:12 PM   #112
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Re: linked articles in first Corker tweet - remember when 13th/RowCoach would go bananas about the Obama administration "picking winners and losers" because, like, Solyndra got money from a government loan program?

Good times
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:59 PM   #113
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Yeah have to assume Corker will be rolling out the usual bad faith GOP bull**** given that BS "will Democrats join" nonsense
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:52 PM   #114
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"Will Democrats join us?"

**** that.

"Will YOU join Democrats?" should be the question asked of him.
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:16 PM   #115
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Looking for some "picking winners and losers" gems I actually found the most from...adios!

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The government is picking winners and losers. No reason to bail out Merril Lynch and say sayonara to Lehman as one example. Just look at the silliness going on with Citi right now. Who knows what the government is going to bailout and what it is not going to bailout. Who know how much money the bailouts will cost.
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TARP; the stimulus bill; quantitative easing, punative taxes; bailouts; punative taxes, government picking winners and losers in business; etc. are examples of government intervention that quite frankly seemed to have done nothing more than drive up USA debt and allowed government to usurp more power.
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It's more of the same central planning the economy approach with picking winners and losers tossed in. It's the same crap that the leftists have been promoting for as long as I can remember.
Fast forward to 2018: adios is a full-throated Trumper

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Obama has really hurt the Vegas economy. In picking winners and losers, this is an area he has chosen as a loser.
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When the politicians in Washington are making decisions that individually decide winners and losers, we no longer have Rule of Law, we have Rule of Man.
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We should have real economic growth in this country. People shouldn't be suffering. But as long as government keeps intervening in the economy, picking winners and losers, I see no end in sight to America's anemic growth.
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:32 PM   #116
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McConnell canceling the senate's traditional August recess

A blatantly obvious play to prevent Democratic incumbents from campaigning. Senate majority leader has WAY too much ****ing power.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:34 AM   #117
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https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/stat...18214252744704
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:33 AM   #118
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Cruz has shown a persistent 5% lead, but I suspect maybe 25% of the off-year electorate is not really tuned in, and Beto has to turn non-voters into voters. He will at least have the money to make the case.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:59 AM   #119
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O’Rourke’s campaign already boasted massive fundraising, but the latest haul brings his cash-on-hand to $14 million, the Texas Tribune reported.

Cruz will reportedly announce raising $4 million over the same period of time, bringing him to $10 million in cash-on-hand, according to the Washington Examiner.
Just anecdotal evidence but my dad who never votes in midterms is going to vote for O’Rourke. He’s not super plugged in to politics and is pretty swingy. Went HW, Clinton, W, W, Obama, Obama, Clinton. Says he doesn’t really now anything about Beto but has always hated Cruz and in combination with his hatred of Trump is enough to cast an unprecedented midterm vote. Prob just means Beto will lose by 15 and not 25.
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