The Blue Wave

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Re: The Blue Wave

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Post by RVInit » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:24 am

Dan1100 wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:47 pm
ZekeB wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:44 pm
Trump seems to think that Nixon's approach worked. :brickwallsmall:
To the extent that Nixon's approach was the Southern Strategy (i.e. turn racist and closet racist White Southern Democrats into Republicans over giving black people civil rights), it did work and Trump and the alt-right are the predictable and logical result.
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Re: The Blue Wave

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Post by Notorial Dissent » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:14 am

Yay, Party of Lincoln, Rockewell maybe.
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Post by ZekeB » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:51 am

Lincoln would be rolling in his six feet of concrete if he knew what his party has become.
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Re: The Blue Wave

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Post by bob » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:33 pm

wrote:[It] looks like CA-21 has slipped into "close contest" territory:
SoSoCA wrote:TJ Cox (D) 51,151 49.5%
(Incb.) David Valadao (R) 52,081 50.5%
Valadao's lead continues to shrink; presently 50.2%-49.8%.
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Re: The Blue Wave

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Post by Addie » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:32 pm

New York Mag - Ed Kilgore
With One Final Democratic Victory, Midterms Finally End

Just over three weeks after the so-called Election Day (increasingly a misnomer in a country with so much early voting and late counting), the last House race was finally called, ending the 2018 midterm elections. Yes, there remain Secretary of State runoffs in Georgia (December 4) and Louisiana (December 8) that matter a great deal locally. But from a national perspective, the House, Senate and gubernatorial contests that involved and absorbed the country.

The final House race to be called was in some respects emblematic of the entire struggle for House control. In the 21st district of California (a Central Valley district carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016), incumbent congressman David Valadao was called as the winner by the Associated Press on election night; he had a solid 4,000-plus vote lead, and was never considered a likely loser during the campaign (his race was rated a non-competitive Likely Republican by the Cook Political Report). But late ballots, mostly from votes-by-mail that met the state’s condition of having been postmarked by election day, steadily eroded Valadao’s lead (as it did the votes of most GOP statewide and congressional candidates in California in the days following the election), and ultimately gave Democrat T.J. Cox the victory, as called today by the Los Angeles Times. It means Democrats flipped a remarkable seven House seats in California this year, and it brought the Democratic Party’s total net gains to a nice even 40 seats (they flipped 43 seats and lost three of their own).

Those gains are well above the average post-World War II midterm House gains (over 18 previous cycles) for the party that does not control the White House (26 seats), and significantly above the average gains when the president’s approval rating is below 50 percent (33 seats). The non-presidential party won more than 40 House seats in 1946, 1958, 1966, 1974, 1994 and 2010, and won less than 40 in the other twelve. Given the GOP’s advantages via its control of redistricting and the more efficient distribution of its voters, it was a pretty impressive performance by the Donkey Party, reflected not just in seats gained but in an eight-point margin in the national House popular vote. Add in the fact that this midterm generated the highest turnout (an estimated 49.4 percent of eligible voters) of any non-presidential election since 1914, and it was a banner year altogether. ...

In any event, the 2018 midterms should have gone a long way towards removing the bitter memories of 2016 in many Democratic minds. Politics won’t taste sweet to left-of-center Americans until Donald Trump is a bad memory and they can return to arguing with each other about how to govern a troubled and divided country. And Republicans need to look at the results and perhaps rethink their decision to sink or swim with their strange and erratic leader.

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Post by Kendra » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:01 pm

:lol:


PM Shinzo Abe of Japan to Trump just now at G20: "I want to congratulate you on your historic victory in the midterm election in the United States."

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Post by Foggy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:02 pm

:bwaha:
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:04 pm

I like Abe. I really do!! :-
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Re: The Blue Wave

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Post by bob » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:43 pm

"For the record," the Democrats have won 234 called House races.

CA-21 remains uncalled (Democratic nominee winning), and NC-9 has been uncalled (due to possible Republican shenanigans).
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Re: The Blue Wave

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Post by Volkonski » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:09 am

New rules for the House of Representatives.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... -2019.html

Some highlights-

Prohibit Members,
Delegates, the Resident
Commissioner, officers,
and staff from serving
on corporate boards.

State in the rules
that any Member,
Delegate, or Resident
Commissioner who
has been indicted
or formally charged
with serious criminal
conduct should resign
from any committee
assignments or
leadership position
they hold.

Amend House rules to unequivocally
ban discrimination on the basis
of sexual orientation or gender
identity.

Clarify in the rules that religious
headdress is permitted to be worn
in the House chamber.
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Post by Volkonski » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:16 pm

Mike DeBonis

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NEW: Republican @RepTomReed says he'll back Democratic rules tomorrow - first crossover in 18 years - and has been threatened with "consequences" from GOP leaders.
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Post by Volkonski » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:18 pm

Newly elected misdemeanor judges move to end appeal in landmark bail lawsuit

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texa ... gn=twitter
Less than a week after the new jurists were sworn into office, Harris County's misdemeanor judges filed a motion to end the county's appeal in the landmark lawsuit over local bail practices that a federal judge said unfairly targeted poor people accused of crimes.

The historic litigation began in 2016, when attorneys and civil rights groups sued the county on behalf of defendants jailed for days because they couldn't afford bond on low-level offenses. Though Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal said the practice was unconstitutional and amounted to wealth-based detention, so far the county has spent more than $9 million in legal fees to fight the case, according to Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis.

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"It's going to be a new day," Neal Manne, attorney for the plaintiffs, said in November just after the ballot-box sweep. And now, according to Judge Darrell Jordan - the one misdemeanor judge who did not lose his bench in the last election - the parties have already begun hashing out a settlement that could be ready to present to Rosenthal in the next few weeks.

One of a series of documents filed in recent days, the two-page motion simply lists the names of the new judges - who automatically replaced their predecessors as defendants in the suit - and asks that the case be dismissed. The jurists also notified the court that they were replacing the costly D.C. law firm handling the case with a pro bono attorney, Houston-based G. Allan Van Fleet.
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