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Because Trump's support is only 40% he is not doing a good job of gaslighting

Americans like other GOP Presidents have done. So the truth is running free from GOP control. Look at guns. Look at healthcare. And the GOP leadership in the Congress does not have gravitas anymore to make up for it. Trump has just given up GOP tactics to be perused and analysed by the public at a speed where the workings behind the GOP lies are discernable.

GOP is wedded to the gun issue because they can't make the base worry government

is going to take their money away as they don't have much money in the base. Tax cuts are really only for the rich. But the base do have guns. And GOP can threaten that Democrats will take their guns away in elections. They almost need these school shootings to renew the connection with their working class base. Plus they need gun clubs at schools to create a new generation of gun enthusiasts. Not working this time. Taking away AR-15s is so reasonable right now. So is not allowing someone who is considered too immature to drink, too immature to get a major weapon. If Democrats manage to get common sense gun control it would wipe out that important relationship between the GOP rich and the GOP base because, let's face it, they don't get the same things out of the GOP economy. I mean what are the GOP going to threaten Democrats will take away if the gun issue evolves into a reasonable discussion?

Paul Begala tweet:

https://twitter.com/PaulBegala/status/964996981025394689?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E3

Right wingers get to have Russia corrupt the us system on their behalf. What is not for the GOP

to Love? Corruption to keep power for themselves without the risk of being indicted for it.

I was hard on Haiti during the 2016 election because the Clinton's pulled their

foundation out of Haiti a bit after 2010. I assumed it was because you cannot get away from having to do graft in Haiti to get things done and a Clinton run for the Presidency would not have gone well with a graft scandal. But hell yeah. Haiti does not do shit like what was let happen in Florida today.

The strange tale of Carter Page: Republicans built a defense of Trump around this guy?

MATTHEW SHEFFIELD at Salon

https://www.salon.com/2018/02/09/the-strange-tale-of-carter-page-republicans-built-a-defense-of-trump-around-this-guy/

"SNIP.......

Page is far from the only person who has given conflicting public statements about his relationship with the president. The Trump team itself has vacillated repeatedly about what role Page played on the future president's advisory team.

In early 2016, Trump and his campaign staff were forced to cast about desperately for warm Republican bodies they could put forward as foreign policy advisers. At that time, Trump listed Page as the second of several such counselors when he was asked to name some during a March interview with the Washington Post editorial board.

Just a few months later in September, however, the Trump team abruptly reversed itself after Yahoo News reported that Russian intelligence officials were chattering about Page's Moscow trip and his alleged meetings with members of Putin's inner circle.

"Mr. Page is not an advisor and has made no contribution to the campaign," communications director Jason Miller told The Hill after the story broke. "He's never been a part of our campaign."

.......SNIP"

Study Finds Election Forecasts Lower Voter Turnout

https://politicalwire.com/2018/02/06/election-forecasts-lower-voter-turnout/

"SNIP.........


Pew Research: “These probabilistic forecasts can give potential voters the impression that one candidate will win more decisively and may even lower the likelihood that they vote… The use of such probabilistic forecasts was a constant in coverage of the 2016 presidential race, with an average of 16 mentions per day in cable news broadcasts, according to the study. And at least in 2016, outlets with more liberal audiences featured more coverage. Forecasters uniformly favored Hillary Clinton to capture the White House, with odds ranging from 70% to 99%.”

“The new study finds that numbers like these can leave people with the impression that the race is far less competitive than when they see polling data presented as the percentage of the vote they are expected to get – something familiar to the public.”

............SNIP"

+1000 Can you imagine where we'd be if we didn't have him? Unthinkable.

Justin Trudeau gets agreement with remaining countries on TPP. He was

gunning for more protection for workers and the like. Because you can put anything you want in a trade agreement, not just pure capitalist things. Seems the GOP has made a big booboo allowing Trump to take the right wing off the stage in negotiating trade agreements. The world is moving on without them. And agreements will reflect more of a worker bent.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great discussion at the <a href="https://twitter.com/Reuters?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Reuters</a> panel on New Avenues for Global Trade <a href="https://twitter.com/Davos?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Davos</a>. In the face of rising protectionism, Canada is proud to stand for open trade, while ensuring its benefits are shared by everyone. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WEF18?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WEF18</a> <a href="https://t.co/POvBBokFso">pic.twitter.com/POvBBokFso</a></p>— Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) <a href="https://twitter.com/cafreeland/status/956717518869037056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

One thing for sure, the GOP want to be seen as protecting Trump so they can get their base back

into the fold if Trump loses his job.
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