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  1. Perotista's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by imagep
    Thank you!

    Once the democratic nominee is firmed up, do you think that will improve or harm dems chances of winning any states (specific candidate vs Trump)? I wonder if there is any historic data on this.

    I suspect that once the dem nominee is decided, that a lot of people who are anti-this-or-that other democratic nominee would get in line with the party, but maybe in the polled peoples mind, the generic candidate IS their candidate, so maybe that's already factored in.
    Exactly, quite a few always view the generic candidate as the candidate they like, not one that they are against. The possibility that the percentages to include a couple of states now favoring the Democrats, could once the nominee is selected become a lot closer to even going into the Trump column.

    How the Democratic Party unites around their candidate becomes very important as there is a couple of states out there where one Democratic candidate leads Trump by seven points, where Trump leads another Democratic candidate in those same couple of states by 2 points. You did have a good number of Sanders voters refuse to support Hillary in 2016. Hard feelings are always a possibility.
  2. imagep's Avatar
    Thank you!

    Once the democratic nominee is firmed up, do you think that will improve or harm dems chances of winning any states (specific candidate vs Trump)? I wonder if there is any historic data on this.

    I suspect that once the dem nominee is decided, that a lot of people who are anti-this-or-that other democratic nominee would get in line with the party, but maybe in the polled peoples mind, the generic candidate IS their candidate, so maybe that's already factored in.
  3. rocket88's Avatar
    Duncan Hunter - not vindicated. OMG, you mean a Republican was dishonest?
  4. Trippy Trekker's Avatar
    The time has come for me to wrap up my contributions to your thread.

    Nunes, not Schiff, has the reputation for lying and covert activity.

    "You represent everything ugly in the world today" sounds like an old saying someone just made up.

    Even if you lack self-awareness, I still want to show you some Trippy T Love!

    Wishing you and yours all the Best!
  5. Grim17's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker
    Dream on
    Wow... You know for a fact Adam Schiff lied and covered up FBI corruption, and you defend him.

    You represent everything ugly in the world today.
  6. Trippy Trekker's Avatar
    Dream on! I expect Nunes to face a 2nd Ethics Investigation before Schiff faces a first one.

    Giuliani’s numerous calls with Nunes and aides are significant because, as the top Republican on the committee, the California lawmaker cited those same theories as he led the fight against impeaching Trump.

    Asked if he had talked to Parnas, Nunes told Fox News Channel: “It’s possible, but I haven’t gone through all my phone records. I don’t really recall that name. I remember that name now because he’s been indicted.”

    Bennett Gershman, a Pace Law School professor who specializes in government ethics, said the disclosures raised “ethics questions with respect to Nunes.”
    Nunes, top intelligence panel Republican, had frequent contact with Giuliani, call records show - Reuters
  7. Grim17's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker
    Let's not forget how Nunes made a night visit to the White House back in 2017 that led to an ethics inquiry on Nunes and his diminished role in the House Intelligence Committee's Russian Meddling Investigation.
    I haven't forgotten... Nor have I forgotten what became of that inquiry... From CNN:

    The Ethics Committee announced Thursday that it was closing its investigation into Nunes after determining the information that he had disclosed was not classified.
    "In the course of this investigation, the Committee sought the analysis of Representative Nunes's statements by classification experts in the intelligence community," the Ethics Committee said in a statement. "Based solely on the conclusion of these classification experts that the information that Representative Nunes disclosed was not classified, the Committee will take no further action and considers this matter closed."

    Nunes was cleared of any wrong doing.


    As regards the Horowitz Report, my impressions:

    1. Devin "The Dunce" Nunes remains a Trumper Clown; Schiff remains far more competent and effective than Nunes on the House Intelligence Committee.
    The Nunes memo was accurate, truthful, and absolutely correct. It exposed the illegal activity and corruption that had taken place within the FBI... Adam Schiff fabricated a memo, lied to the American people and knowingly participated in covering-up the FBI's illegal surveillance of Carter Page and the violation of his civil rights.

    Adam Schiff should be at minimum, thrown out of office and face criminal charges for what he did.


    2. When a rabid Trumper infuses his or her posts with inflammatory hyperbole, Anti-Trumpers answer in kind.
    Huh?

    I'm far from being a "rabid Trumper" and what I wrote was accurate, reasonable and didn't resemble anything close to "inflammatory hyperbole" and you damned well know it.

    3. The Horowitz Report points to prior errors, omissions and manipulations involving FISA warrants. These issues raise cause for concern and, going forward, merit efforts to improve the FISA process.
    The Horowitz report lays out in detail, the blatant lies, omissions and misinformation that the FBI engaged in on 4 separate occasions to illegally spy on an American citizen, which not only violated Page's civil rights, but it kept an investigation going that should have been abandoned due to lack of evidence.

    What the FBI did wasn't just simple errors or mistakes, these were blatant and deliberate actions designed to deceive a federal judge and obtain a warrant to spy on an American citizen under false pretenses. The FBI's conduct was criminal, not innocent errors and mistakes. Their actions were indefensible, yet much to my shock, here you are...
    Updated 12-26-19 at 06:41 AM by Grim17
  8. Trippy Trekker's Avatar
    Let's not forget how Nunes made a night visit to the White House back in 2017 that led to an ethics inquiry on Nunes and his diminished role in the House Intelligence Committee's Russian Meddling Investigation.

    As regards the Horowitz Report, my impressions:

    1. Devin "The Dunce" Nunes remains a Trumper Clown; Schiff remains far more competent and effective than Nunes on the House Intelligence Committee.

    2. When a rabid Trumper infuses his or her posts with inflammatory hyperbole, Anti-Trumpers answer in kind.

    3. The Horowitz Report points to prior errors, omissions and manipulations involving FISA warrants. These issues raise cause for concern and, going forward, merit efforts to improve the FISA process.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...on-nunes-memo/
    The Horowitz Report: Five Questions We Still Need Answered - Rolling Stone
    The FBI Needs to Be Reformed - The Atlantic