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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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Presidential Election :11/3/2020- Trump the Impeached vs Superplanner Lizzie, Shake Your Booty Pete & 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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