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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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11 hours ago, visionary said:

Interesting that Beto is ahead of Pete in this poll.   They are both pretty low here though.

 

Looking forward for all the calls of Mayor Pete, Booker and Castro to drop out and run for Governor or prep for either 2020 or future Senate runs.

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Anyway, Beto is returning to the campaign with a new approach. He is taking the fight directly to Trump. 

 

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Beto O’Rourke plans to present himself to the country as a changed candidate on Thursday, with his presidential campaign recast as a moral crusade against President Trump in the aftermath of a mass shooting in El Paso, his hometown....

 

Mr. O’Rourke said he would now plan his political activities around confronting Mr. Trump in direct and personal terms, and highlighting what Mr. O’Rourke views as the injustices of Mr. Trump’s administration. He intends to seek out immigrant-rich towns to campaign in, and to make gun control a central issue...

 

He planned to follow the speech with a trip on Friday to Mississippi, where federal authorities recently detained hundreds of undocumented immigrants in raids targeting workers in the poultry industry....

 

Beyond his imminent trip to Mississippi, Mr. O’Rourke said he envisioned campaign trips to visit Muslim communities that Mr. Trump had demonized, as well as people who were in jail and certain parts of the country that voted heavily for Mr. Trump.

 

“More than ever,” Mr. O’Rourke said, “we have to run a national campaign.”

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/us/politics/beto-orourke-2020-trump.html

 

I don't know if this is the right idea to win a primary but he wants to make his case that he is the guy to take down Trump and he is going to bring the marginalized communities and groups that have been victimized by Trump with him. The 3rd debate is in his backyard of Houston where he cleaned up during the 18 Senate run.

 

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51 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

Wondering how Fox News is going to put the blame on the upcoming recession on "The Squad."

 

Live look at GOP Strategists.

 

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1 hour ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

Looking forward for all the calls of Mayor Pete, Booker and Castro to drop out and run for Governor or prep for either 2020 or future Senate runs.

 

Well, Mayor Pete is from Indiana, so a statewide race would be incredibly tough for him.  Booker is already a Senator.   I guess Castro could run for Senate in 2020 or Gov in 2022.   

 

I'd very much like to see Beto drop out and run for Senate in Texas.  He could win given the right conditions.  I'm very happy to see Hickenlooper drop out and probably run for Senate.  Dems really need to recruit someone good to Maine, Georgia (with one obvious name) and NC.  The rest of the R Senate seats up this cycle seem pretty much locks. 

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58 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

I'd very much like to see Beto drop out and run for Senate in Texas.  He could win given the right conditions.  I'm very happy to see Hickenlooper drop out and probably run for Senate.  Dems really need to recruit someone good to Maine, Georgia (with one obvious name) and NC.  The rest of the R Senate seats up this cycle seem pretty much locks. 

 

We've talked about this before. IMO, nobody rides the coattails of a senate election as the presidential nominee. It starts at the top in a presidential election. 

 

If anyone thinks Beto can actually turnout the vote enough to win Texas as a Senator then he should be considered an even more valuable Presidential nominee where he would take the Senate seat with him and could do the same in other swing states. 

 

58 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

Well, Mayor Pete is from Indiana, so a statewide race would be incredibly tough for him.

 

If Pete is good enough to be what many consider a top tier primary contender, he should be good enough to run for statewide office.  

 

We need quality candidates in red states to run and not abandon our base in these areas. We will concede these states to the GOP forever if good candidates are too afraid to run for any statewide seats. 

 

I dont think Pete brings anything to the table anyway so I think a statewide election would be good for him to cut his teeth and try to improve his minority support for future elections 

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8 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

We've talked about this before. IMO, nobody rides the coattails of a senate election as the presidential nominee. It starts at the top in a presidential election. 

 

If anyone thinks Beto can actually turnout the vote enough to win Texas as a Senator then he should be considered an even more valuable Presidential nominee where he would take the Senate seat with him and could do the same in other swing states. 

 

Pointing out that this oft-repeated (and never supported) claim is based on the notion that every person who will vote for "Beto for Senate", will vote for "somebody else for President, and Beto is holding his clipboard".  

 

I will point out that it's at least possible that Beto could win a Senate race, but not deliver Texas.  (Heck, it's possible that Beto could win a Senate race, and not win Texas as the Presidential candidate.)  

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1 hour ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

Well, Mayor Pete is from Indiana, so a statewide race would be incredibly tough for him.  Booker is already a Senator.   I guess Castro could run for Senate in 2020 or Gov in 2022.   

 

I'd very much like to see Beto drop out and run for Senate in Texas.  He could win given the right conditions.  I'm very happy to see Hickenlooper drop out and probably run for Senate.  Dems really need to recruit someone good to Maine, Georgia (with one obvious name) and NC.  The rest of the R Senate seats up this cycle seem pretty much locks. 

Arizona is, imo, the second most likely Dem flip, after Colorado.

 

Montana could be a good possibility if Bullock wold stop farting around with a Quixotic Presidential run.

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Beto ran against Cruz, probably a big reason he did so well. He might not do as well against a less hated opponent. I think they only way the Texas Senate seat flips; is if the Dem presidential nominee wins Texas.

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1 hour ago, Rufus T Firefly said:

Arizona is, imo, the second most likely Dem flip, after Colorado.

 

Montana could be a good possibility if Bullock wold stop farting around with a Quixotic Presidential run.

 

Yep, but AZ already has a really good candidate. 

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Wouldn't this be great:

 

https://www.270towin.com/maps/nvW12

 

Dem Nominee - 406

Trump - 132

 

The Dems win control of the Senate by winning at least 5 seats and build on their lead in the House.

 

They actually lose control of more state legislatures; so the Dems will be in control for the next redistricting.  

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

Yep, but AZ already has a really good candidate. 

I was responding to you saying the other Republican seats were locks. 

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Instead, benefits from what President Donald Trump called “the biggest reform of all time” to the tax code have dwindled to a faint breeze just 20 months after its enactment. Half of corporate chief financial officers surveyed by Duke University expect the economy to shrink by the second quarter of 2020. Two-thirds expect a recession by the end of next year.

 

Corporate executives blame the darkening outlook on Trump’s trade war with China. The president blames mismanagement by Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman he appointed.

 

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On 8/14/2019 at 8:06 PM, Hooper said:

Trump has eventually ruined everything he has touched.

 

Not sure why anyone thought the economy would be different.

 

The irony is that Trump did what the GOP fear mongers about the Dems all the time. 

 

Presidents typically exert little influence on the economy on their own. But here we see Trump directly interfering in markets, waging a trade war that is hurting the economy, and all the GOP can do is shrug and express “disappointment “. 

 

Not only is he well on his way to tanking the economy, his party is blowing up the deficit and bailing out and subsidizing the sectors that they rely on votes for. 

 

The GOP is a parody of its own fears and incessant whining. The party of market interference, buying votes and garbage economic theories.

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"He needs to realize....."

 

come the **** on. If you think that's the issue, then it's on you also for supporting him.

 

If the arsonist realized that setting my house on fire is bad.....maybe he'd stop. Pal, you might as well have lit that match. 

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Imagine if all the people Trump has screwed over since being in office actually voted against him in 2020.

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24 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

Imagine if all the people Trump has screwed over since being in office actually voted against him in 2020.

Instead of a blue wave it'd be a blue sea

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