RedskinsFan44

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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    Trump's got to be livid. https://mobile.twitter.com/atrupar/status/1088164214156480513
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    First thing to do after it reopens is pass the STUPIDITY Act or the Republican equivalent which prevents any future government shutdowns.
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    Right, I get that. But why would Schumer and McConnell make a deal for putting both up to a 60 vote threshold if McConnell solely controls what gets voted on and neither is likely to proceed beyond cloture? That's why I thought the deal was to pass both through cloture and put them up to the 50 vote passage test.
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    BTW it looks like I was wrong about the votes tomorrow, I assumed Schumer and McConnell had agreed to vote for cloture for both proposals but reporting I am seeing is that they just agreed to allow votes for cloture. This seems odd to me though because McConnell has complete peower over that in my understanding.
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    The brain drain is real, it's been going on for years. Four of the past ten years salaries have been frozen. Shutdowns. Hiring freezes. Talk of gutting benefits. Government workers get paid substantially less than their private industry counterparts, job security and benefits used to make up for that. No more. We have lost a month of scientific research, really more considering how many experiments etc have been ruined. I'm honestly starting to think part of the motivation here is the destruction of the Government.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    I think I get your point, and it's valid. I am not super up on her policies. 70% top marginal rate does not bother me, it was higher back when America was "great". Free everything for everybody won't work. And I definitely agree that both should not be president at this point. Backlash from Trump may get us someone like AOC down the road though.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    AOC probably has enough of an open mind to listen to others. She is an idealist, and pretty young so I expect she will grow. Trump doesn't give a crap about our country. AOC does.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    I strongly felt this when he was running, it was obvious he didn't care about what he didn't know because he has such high regard of himself. But would you vote for Trump over her?
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    Cause the Senate has some crazy rules that I don't fully understand (something about reconciliation on the tax cuts, while other bills need cloture to advance (60)).
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    The deal between McConnell and Shumer is to let both advance.
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    Collins and Murkowski are not beholden to Trump, Gardner has large fed constutuency.
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/politics/shutdown-politics/?utm_term=.bf4f49bd22bc
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    This is a 50 vote threshold. More than 3 R senators have expressed support for opening gov and the negotiating border issue.
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    I think the House CR barely passes or loses in a Pence tie breaker (though maybe McConnell can keep his troops inline). Trump's bill probably gets all Rs and 0 Ds. Neither goes all the way, Trump's would be DOA in the House and I can't imagine Trump not vetoing the other. I think Schumer told McConnell he'd never get a vote on Trump's without a vote for the house bill and Mitch decided he neede to show some motion.
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    Theoretically the Senate could pass both, one dies in the House and one gets vetoed. Senate washes its hands of the issue.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    Over Trump? Hell yeah! (Assuming she was magically eligible) For all the criticism of her depth of knowledge I bet she'd do way better on a citizenship test than Trump would. Irrelevant because it's going to be Hogg vs Sandmann anyway.
  17. Giuliani basically does what Trump does, muddies the water with an endless stream of contradictory bull****. Trump may actually strongly endorse Rudy for that.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    I think this is a pretty strong start to a campaign:
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    You really don't get what the scientists are trying to tell you, do you?
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    Only the Ds are passing legislation , so there's that. And again, it's not about border security, it's about a monument to Trumpism. As such it's an opportunity created by Trump for Democrats to force Republicans to break from his idiocy.
  21. Giuliani saying that Cohen (the wholly disreputable fixer) was responsible for a 300 million dollar project and the president paid so little attention that he was unsure whether it ended in January or November, but of course he testified November. Nice point is that if it went through November he was continuing the deal after he was told of Russian interference.
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    Budget Fight (Trump Mantle / Border Security Shutdown))

    It's not about a wall. It's a power struggle. The "wall" issue could/should have been taken care of when Ryan was speaker. Suddenly you have Pelosi and now he has to flex his imaginary muscle. The wall is a symbol, and as a congressman today said, Trump's definition of a physical manifestation of it is continuously changing.