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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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Elecciones Presidenciales 11/3/2020- Meltdown Manchild Donny vs Superplanner Lizzie & some other Dems

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On 11/13/2018 at 4:59 PM, FanboyOf91 said:
Okay, but you're still competing with the write-in votes for Michelle Obama and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at this point.

He's DOA but at least he's not going the Bernie route of being a D only when it suits him.

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Even though it's sad that I started this thread back in August 2017, I can't wait for campaign 2020 to begin.  No, I don't care for the endless campaign commercials. The 20-30 Democrats running, will will make it hard to choose the right candidate.  I know Trump and the GOP will do even worse things in 2020.  There's a strong possibility, Trump will have started a war somewhere; just to help him win reelection.  Also, I can see Trump & the GOP try to stir things up in the cities and we have riots, etc... Conditions like the late 60's/Early 70's. How does Trump react to the final results of the Mueller investigation?   Etc....      It's going to be a hellish campaign. 

 

Still, I want it to start because I believe, it will literally drive Trump insane.  When you have 20-30 candidates running and critizing you; you know he can't shut up. Maybe, it leads him to have a mental breakdown and we can remove him; early.   Crazy?  Not so in Trumpland.  It's time to hit back at Trump real hard and provide an alternative to him; at the same time.  

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I don't believe for one minute that Trump doesn't run for reelection.  Yeah, he not really want to be President or even like the job; but he wouldn't want give up what comes with the Presidency.

 

He has that 30% that worships him and follows him blindly.  Once he's no longer president, that will go away. He will eventually be forgotten about, by his cult.

 

Trump knows, the moment he's gone; indictments will follow.  All his crimes, will have to be accounted for. So, he will stay as President as long as he can. Use the pardon power of the Presidency, to absolves him and his croonies; of their their crimes.

 

Finally, Trump is making money; while being President. He won't want to give us that cash flow so easily.

 

Still, with that said; what happens to the 2020 race if Trump doesn't run for reelection?

 

1.  When would Trump announce that he's not running?    Would it later in 2019? Would he waiting until after the primaries in 2020 but before the convention?

The timing would be very important to the GOP finding a candidate to field in 2020.

 

2.  If Trump doesn't run, who does run?  Obviously, Pence would be the favorite.  You would have several of the 2016 candidates try again, like Kasich, Cruz, Rubio. I suspect Flake, Sasse, Corker, Hailey and other newbies would throw their hat into the ring.

 

3.  With Trump not running, does that make the race easier or harder for the Dem candidate to win in 2020?  It's hard to see the GOP recover in 2020 from Trump. He may not be running, but he would still be the President and every candidate would have to answer for Trump; even the ones who were Never Trumpers.

 

So, if the slim chance occurs and Trump doesn't run; that would add a new dynamic to the 2020 race.

 

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2 hours ago, LadySkinsFan said:

He's already announced and has a re-election campaign in place. He did that last year.

He did that on the day he took office. Still, slim chance he changes his mind. My last post was just what if, he changes his mind and doesn't run. What would happen to the 2020 race without Trump.

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1 hour ago, LadySkinsFan said:

She is the most skilled operative in the House, and maybe even Washington.

 

True. She's also a massive liability during election season. 

 

 

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Only because of relentless lies by Republicans a la Hillary Clinton. 

 

If she embraces some progressive legislation, if only to put Republicans on record as against, she will unite the House Democrats and make the 2020 elections relevant to the country.

 

We all know that unless the bills are bipartisan in the House with support in the Senate they aren't passing.

 

Already the people considering running against her are dropping out. 

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3 hours ago, LadySkinsFan said:

She is the most skilled operative in the House, and maybe even Washington.

 

Then perhaps Majority Whip is a better job fit for her?

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On 11/26/2018 at 6:32 PM, @SkinsGoldPants said:

 

True. She's also a massive liability during election season. 

 

 

 

Eh... any prominent Democrat takes on that boogeyman role in her absence.

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How much of a liability was Pelosi? 

 

House Dems overwhelmed R’s in the suburbs and the sections of America with economic acitivity

 

She won’t ever get the racist redneck vote in rural America. So be it 

 

In Raleigh, Pelosi seemed to be the only candidate running considering all the ads featured her. Yet Dems did just fine in House districts here

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From a Never-Trump Republican:

 

I doubt this. McConnell has tied himself to the HMS Trump and will go down with the ship.

 

Think this has more to do with how hurricane coverage is viewed in the age of social media, but there it is.

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