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I don’t think, physically, that I could bear to listen to Trump, but reading a transcript is a hoot —

17.14 LIVE ” If the Republicans won and let’s say we held on by two or one or three, it would have been very hard” to hold a majority, he says. “That puts us in a very bad position. In other words, had we kept… it puts us in a very tough position.”

((He does not seem to understand the nature of congressional leadership and the majority party’s ability to run committees, conduct oversight and advance a legislative agenda. ))(my brackets)

“Now we have a much easier path because the Democrats will come to us… and we’ll negotiate.”

Then his biggest whopper yet: “The Democrats stick together well.”

“I really respect what Nancy said last night about bipartisanship and .. uniting.”

“I can see it being extremely good politically because I think I’m better at that than they are.” ”

Such modesty, really glad that I’m already sitting down :-)


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 5:45 pm 
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frog222 wrote:
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Re my above post, it seems that going on House results the Dems may have a PV lead of approaching 10% nationally.
Electoral college or not, it is almost inconceivable that an advantage of that magnitude would not deliver them the White House.

I completely agree that it should not , but it could conceivably be possible ?


Well nothing is impossible, but it would be *so* freakish that demands to change the system might become irresistible.


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Anti-Labour ERG repurposed for election to US Senate (13).


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 5:52 pm 
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Off to get the bottle of wine I didn't have last night ... :-)

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 6:25 pm 
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... eakthrough

the-guardian-view-on-mays-brexit-endgame-more-bluff-than-breakthrough


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gubernatorial
It's very like the word my younger sister and I used to insult each other
we now use the word as a term of endearment
true story


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 7:00 pm 
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gubernatorial It's very like the word my younger sister and I used to insult each other we now use the word as a term of endearment true story


Like PFY I've had problems with the word . Perhaps the 'gub' bit is not aesthetically pleasing, or is it because of the obvious Latin origin which sets it apart from most peoples' understanding ?
Rees-Mogg and BoJo country .

"" 2. Both "govenor" and its adjective form, "gubernatorial", originally derive from the same Latin word "gubernare" (to govern) yet we use root "govern" in all contexts ("govern", "government", "governor", "governing", "governmental"...) except for "gubernatorial." ""


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Jeff Sessions has just resigned/been sacked.


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AK -- whoops !

From my very sketchy knowledge it appeared that he actually was not, rather surprisingly, a 100% Trump brown-noser .

What next ?


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The one thing Sessions did not do was to 'terminate' Mueller ?


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Evening all. Usual busy Wednesday...

I missed the announcement that Roger Srotum was the Government's new housing tzar (!) but can't imagine that he'll last long...

https://twitter.com/alexwickham/status/ ... 7068452864

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Jeff Sessions has just resigned/been sacked.
they all fall down


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Evening all. Usual busy Wednesday...

I missed the announcement that Roger Srotum was the Government's new housing tzar (!) but can't imagine that he'll last long...

https://twitter.com/alexwickham/status/ ... 7068452864
The comments under the Williams' article mentioning it didn't last long.


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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... d-amid-row

crunch-cabinet-meeting-over-theresa-may-brexit-deal-delayed-amid-row

Just ridiculous.


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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/83b3 ... c8c6b25903

Universal credit: Scrap ‘immoral’ freeze on benefits, leading Tories tell May


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