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  1. progressivecitizen

    Any hope for Republican Senators waking up?

    But if those low-life Republicans turn on Trump, Pence would replace him. Why don't they want that? It would make things a lot easier for them. Why would they be forced to take down Trump if Mueller finds illegal activity? Would they legally be required to? Won't they still crap in their pants in fear of the Trumptards in the rural areas? Also, if we get rid of the R's in 2020 in the Senate, Trump would at that point be done, right?
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    Any hope for Republican Senators waking up?

    Why do you think a divided government would make it easier for them to turn on Trump? Confusion and chaos? And is the only thing holding them back fear of Trumptards? I mean, if he were impeached Pence would take over. Why would they hesitate?
  3. progressivecitizen

    Any hope for Republican Senators waking up?

    Huh?
  4. The way I see it at this point, since we can't rely on election cycles and voting to escape the Trump chaos that is going on currently, Republican senators need to finally decide they have ridden the Trump horse as far as it can go and it's time for the adults to take charge again. They need to decide amongst themselves that they are going to get rid of Trump and let someone else take over the presidency- Pence or maybe Romney, by working with the House on impeachment. Any ideas on what the chances of this are and whether this is where the breaking point for Trump will occur? Many of these senators are now upset with how Trump pulled troops out of Syria and drove off two of the U.S.'s top military men.
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    What happens between now and January in Congress?

    That is true. The middle-class tax cuts are insignificant. I think most Republicans on the street would be hard-pressed to explain what kind of benefit they get from these tax cuts. They simply vote for Repubs out of fear that the Dems will tax them too much. It seems you have to be inherently non-caring about others to be a Repub. George Lakoff, in "Moral Politics" explains that the average Repub., who is not rich, looks up at the rich Repubs. and imagines they can get there too. They see those people as the ones who have worked hard and deserve what they have accumulated. It is a moral outlook.
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    What happens between now and January in Congress?

    Looks like this thread is going off topic a bit. But I realized one answer to my question. A reason the Repubs can't go crazy between now and Jan. is that deal-making is probably already going on between them and the incoming Dems. The Dems can say "if you do a bunch of stupid crap before we come in, when we do we will mess you up this way...". Knowing they will need cooperation from the Dems means the Repubs (and Trump) can't do whatever they want like before November.
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    What happens between now and January in Congress?

    That's what I was afraid of. So how come we are not hearing anything about this in the media (i.e. angry Republicans or Trump fast-tracking their authoritarian agenda)?
  8. So the Republicans still have a couple of months before the heroes sweep in and kick their spineless butts out of the House. What happens in the interim? Couldn't Trump and his lackies do all kinds of damage before the Dems arrive, like firing Mueller? Couldn't they act fast and do irreversible damage?
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    Dems Flip House

    Yeah, they were talking like Walker would never leave. Thank goodness we got rid of that fool. He was an anti-union low life! Huge win!
  10. progressivecitizen

    Dems Flip House

    Thanks for the explanation. I don't know regarding the governors. I just kept seeing all this Republican red crap coming in over and over for that office.
  11. progressivecitizen

    Dems Flip House

    But why were Senate seats in Trump country (ignorant rednecks) held by Ds in the first place? And what about governorships? Why was I seeing so many of them pissed away (going to Rs)?
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    Dems Flip House

    Thanks for the explanation. A few other questions: Do we have more Ds or Rs in governorships now? It seemed like most of them were going red last night. Why were D seats being lost in the Senate? If a district was D why would it turn R when Trump is worse than ever before? How long are House seats for and how long are Senate seats for and is it random when each particular congressional seat is up?
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    Dems Flip House

    Okay, so what's next? Can Trump be impeached or will we have to rely on a Republican controlled Senate for that? Can the Senate get in the House's way on that or any other issues or is the House now able to destroy Trump's presidency? What are the options ?
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    What are surveys and polls telling us?

    Just heard that the Senate seems to be out of reach for Dems. What horrible turn of events has occurred in the last couple of months to make people talk this trash? Also, what will Dems be able to do if they take the House? I am assuming they will have the power to stick a crowbar into any and all of Trump's stupidities. Tell me I'm right! And how might the Senate interfere with this if it stays Republican?
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    What's the deal with Beto?

    Pete Townshend's guru's name.
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