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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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Why not.  We already have 2 candidates.  The idiot in Chief and. Rep. John Delaney.

 

So, expect this thread to get the occasional update before things get real heated after the 2018 Midterms.

 

Announced 2020 Presidential Candidates

 

1/20/17-  Donald J Trump filed for reelection on the day of his inauguration. (GOP)

7/28/17- MD Congressman John Delaney 

11/6/18- Tech Entrepenuer Andrew Yang

*11/11/18- WV State Senator Richard Ojeda 

12/31/18- MA Senator Elizabeth Warren 

1/11/19- HI Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

1/12/19- Former San Antonio Mayor/ US HUD Secretary Julian Castro

*1/15/19- NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

1/21/19- CA Senator Kamala Harris

1/23/19- South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg

1/28/19- Spiritualist/Author Marianne Williamnson

2/1/19- NJ Senator Cory Booker

2/10/19- MN Senator Amy Klobuchar

2/19/19- VT Senator Bernie Sanders

*3/1/19- WA Governor Jay Inslee

*3/4/19- Former CO Governor John Hickenlooper

3/14/19- Former TX Congressman Beto O’Rourke

3/30/19- Miramar, FL Mayor Wayne Messam

4/4/19- Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan

*4/8/19- CA Congressman Eric Swalwell

4/15/19- Former MA Governor Bill Weld (GOP)

*4/22/19- MA Congressman Seth Moulton

4/25/19- Former Veep Joe Biden

5/2/9- CO Senator Michael Bennet

5/14/19- MT Governor Steve Bullock

*5/16/19- NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

6/23/19- Former PA Congressman Joe Sestak

7/19/19- Billionaire Tom Steyer

8/25/19- Talk Show Host/Former U.S. Congressman- Joe Walsh (GOP)

9/8/19- Former SC Governor/Congressman Mark Sanford (GOP)

 

*Announced candidates dropping out of the race 

It's time for this side to fill up with failed candidates.

 

1/25/19- WV State Senator Richard Ojeda.

7/8/19- CA congressman Eric Swalwell.

8/15/19- Former CO Governor John Hickenlooper

8/21/19- WA Governor Jay Inslee

8/23/19- MA Congressman Seth Moulton

8/28/19- NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

9/20/19- NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio

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Trump's first confirmed 2020 Democratic challenger is tied with him in a new poll

 

#2020Vision: Rep. Delaney enters 2020 race; Warren's fingerprints on the Democratic agenda

 

Also, there's talk of a unity independent ticket:

Kasich, Hickenlooper eye joint 2020 bid

 

I would vote for that unity ticket, but I'm not sure they can really get it going.

 

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I'd think Harris and Booker are almost a given to run for the Dems nom. Keep an eye on Gavin Newsom too. Not a huge fan but he has the movie star looks to make it far.

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2 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

I'd think Harris and Booker are almost a given to run for the Dems nom. Keep an eye on Gavin Newsom too. Not a huge fan but he has the movie star looks to make it far.

The 2020 Democratic field is going to be larger than the 2016 GOP field.

 

I think any Republican thinking of challenging Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020, is a lost cause. The base will vote for Trump and the rest of GOP will go along, in the fall; just like they did in 2016. 

 

A third party bid is ripe for the taking in 2020; especially if the Dems nominate a Sanders type candidate.

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I don't think the Dems will have a clown car of candidates. They will have some kind of consensus on a couple, one or two centrist candidates and one or two Sanders wing. I just hope the eventual candidate is charismatic who can sell the platform, go to every state.

 

For me, that's one reason I don't like the EC, not every state is visited, just certain ones.

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7 hours ago, LadySkinsFan said:

I don't think the Dems will have a clown car of candidates. They will have some kind of consensus on a couple, one or two centrist candidates and one or two Sanders wing. I just hope the eventual candidate is charismatic who can sell the platform, go to every state.

 

For me, that's one reason I don't like the EC, not every state is visited, just certain ones.

Just because the Dems could have 16 or greater candidates entering the race; doesn't mean it will be full of clowns.

 

The race will probably settle down to a centrist candidate vs someone from the Sanders wing, but several Dems will make a run for it.  The 2020 Democratic race is wide open.

 

From the top of my head, I can name these potential candidates:

 

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris. Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro, Al Franken, Andrew Cuomo, Terry MCAuliffe, Antonio Villaraigosa, Cory Booker, Deval Patrick

 

The Dem field is going to be initially large.  It may whittle down some before the primaries start but definitely after that first month.

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No to: Sanders, Warren, Harris, Cuomo, McAuliffe, Patrick, Antonio Who?, Franken

 

I don't think anyone votes for a Castro even if not related. 

 

Leaves Biden, Klobuchar, Gillibrand, Booker.

 

Will probably have to be Biden (white man, though I hate that it might be necessary), and one of the women.

 

The platform can be left leaning but the ticket needs to appear centrist.

 

And they have to show how they are different from the Republicans and what that means for all the people. Campaign in ALL states.

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31 minutes ago, Rdskns2000 said:

Antonio Villaraigosa

No way this guy appeals to a national Democratic base. I've only heard him in one softball interview and his answers made me cringe. He worked for Herbalife after getting out of government. That's toxic to me. You are working for a company that takes advantage of the poor. Everyone knows people fall into the MLM trap.

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2 minutes ago, Kilmer17 said:

Biden can go eff himself.  He shouldn't have laid down for Hillary in 16. 

Geez, his son just died. He didn't have the will to mount a presidential campaign amid his grief. 

 

Could you do something so profound?

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Just now, LadySkinsFan said:

Geez, his son just died. He didn't have the will to mount a presidential campaign amid his grief. 

 

Could you do something so profound?

I simply don't buy that.  

 

he should have been in and given Hillary a real challenge.  

 

We would all be better off today. 

 

So screw him going forward 

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I don't know enough about the Dems and who they could run.  But someone youthful with some good energy and different ideas.

 

Biden is going to be older than dirt by 2020.  So will Hillary.  Nothing fresh or new about them, they've been around long enough and it should be time for them to go, not get another go around.

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5 hours ago, LadySkinsFan said:

No to: Sanders, Warren, Harris, Cuomo, McAuliffe, Patrick, Antonio Who?, Franken

 

I don't think anyone votes for a Castro even if not related. 

 

Leaves Biden, Klobuchar, Gillibrand, Booker.

 

Will probably have to be Biden (white man, though I hate that it might be necessary), and one of the women.

 

The platform can be left leaning but the ticket needs to appear centrist.

 

And they have to show how they are different from the Republicans and what that means for all the people. Campaign in ALL states.

That's where it will be interesting.  If the Dems nominate a Centrist; they have a chance but the Sanders wing will not support a Centrist.  If the Dems nominate a Sanders wing candidate, they will lose in a landslide.

 

AS for campaigning in 50 states; not going to happen at the Presidential level.

 

Here's the states where the campaign will be fought:

 

New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa and maybe Utah.  The other states will be either solidly Dem or solidly GOP.

 

The Dems do need to concentrate on all 50 states at the state and local levels though.  They absolutely need to be in control of at least 50%. preferably more than 50% by 2021; when the new lines will be redrawn.

 

 

5 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

I don't know enough about the Dems and who they could run.  But someone youthful with some good energy and different ideas.

 

Biden is going to be older than dirt by 2020.  So will Hillary.  Nothing fresh or new about them, they've been around long enough and it should be time for them to go, not get another go around.

Here's an early look at potential Dems:

 

An Outrageously Early Field Guide to 2020

 

 

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This notion that if the Democrats go left they will lose is utter nonsense. 

 

Here is why, anybody they nominate will be painted as a left commie by the republican state run media, Trump (or whomever is running in 2020) and all those "centrists"/"independents" voters out there. 

 

So as a proud and vocal LIBERAL I say it's about damn time the Democrats stand on their principles and stop with the attempted appeal to "moderate" voters, who in my opinion are just wishy washy types who stand for nothing other than "let's not rock the boat". 

 

I agree that we need a candidate that can deliver the message and fight the attacks effectively. President Obama was that kind of candidate. 

 

I do agree that whoever the candidate is, they should campaign in every state. They should appeal to the voters in and around the large cities. That is where you will find the voters who can and eventually (if it ever happened) will turn a "red" state "purple" or "blue". This is what has happened in Virginia where Northern VA has successfully turned the state blue in national elections. 

 

I am sorry (but not) but trying to appeal to those who cling to guns and bibles is a loser for Democrats. Those folks are never voting D. Especially in national elections. Yes you could maybe find common ground on several, maybe even many, issues. But they still will never vote for D because there simply is a fundamental divide (reinforced by conservative media) that will make them unreachable and I for one am sick of seeing Democrats compromise their principles in order to try to appeal to regressive populations. 

 

Could this mean the D's lose in 2020? Sure I guess. Especially if the R's are smart and have a new candidate in 2020 (assuming Trump even makes it there). 

 

But I am betting they don't. I am betting seeing conservative control at its worst these four years will make enough people ready and open to a true left candidate. 

 

 

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10 hours ago, LadySkinsFan said:

I don't think the Dems will have a clown car of candidates. They will have some kind of consensus on a couple, one or two centrist candidates and one or two Sanders wing. I just hope the eventual candidate is charismatic who can sell the platform, go to every state.

 

For me, that's one reason I don't like the EC, not every state is visited, just certain ones.

You think the Electoral College is the reason not every state is visited?  It's probably the only reason the so-called fly-over states get any attention at all come election time.

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Bill Maher introduced Gavin last week as "Lt. Governor, running for Governor next election..."

I've loved him for years, dude really has some staying power.  (And women would think he's the second coming of Elvis...votes galore, y'all !)  :wub:

I don't think he'd do it yet...he's very focused on his state, and that's a good thing. 

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2 hours ago, skinsmarydu said:

Bill Maher introduced Gavin last week as "Lt. Governor, running for Governor next election..."

I've loved him for years, dude really has some staying power.  (And women would think he's the second coming of Elvis...votes galore, y'all !)  :wub:

I don't think he'd do it yet...he's very focused on his state, and that's a good thing. 

 

He does have a sex scandal in his closet though. Not that it appears to mean anything to the GOP these days (so maybe that's a plus?).

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7 hours ago, The Evil Genius said:

 

He does have a sex scandal in his closet though. Not that it appears to mean anything to the GOP these days (so maybe that's a plus?).

I was not aware...do tell!  (and Trump is full of sex scandals...so there, GOP.) :chair:

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