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    Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump in 2018

    Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump in 2018


    By Eugene Robinson
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    December 26, 2017



    WASHINGTON -- Grit your teeth. Persevere. Just a few more days and this awful, rotten, no-good, ridiculous, rancorous, sordid, disgraceful year in the civic life of our nation will be over. Here's hoping that we all -- particularly special counsel Robert Mueller -- have a better 2018. Many of us began 2017 with the consoling thought that the Donald Trump presidency couldn't possibly be as bad as we feared. It turned out to be worse. Did you ever think you would hear a president use the words "very fine people" to describe participants in a torchlit rally organized by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan? Did you ever think you would hear a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations thuggishly threaten that she would be "taking names" of countries that did not vote on a General Assembly resolution the way she wanted? Did you ever think the government of the world's biggest military and economic power would reject not just science but empiricism itself, preferring to use made-up "alternative facts" as the basis for major decisions? We knew that Trump was narcissistic and shallow, but on Inauguration Day it was possible to at least hope he was self-aware enough to understand the weight that now rested on his shoulders, and perhaps grow into the job. He did not. If anything, he has gotten worse.

    Trump and his enablers have waged a relentless war against truth in an attempt to delegitimize any and all critical voices. He wields the epithet "fake news" as a cudgel against inconvenient facts and those who report them. The president's Republican allies in Congress, who have the power to restrain an out-of-control executive, have rolled over in passive submission. I haven't even mentioned Trump's nepotism -- installing his daughter and son-in-law as high-ranking advisers, with portfolios they are in no way qualified to handle -- or his inability to staff the executive branch with the best-and-brightest types who customarily serve. In November, Democrat Ralph Northam won the governor's race in Virginia, a purple state, by a surprisingly big nine-point margin. His coattails were long enough to elect so many Democrats to the state House of Delegates that control of the chamber is still undecided pending recounts. And then on Dec. 12, Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a special election for a U.S. Senate seat -- in Alabama, of all places, one of the most Republican states in the nation. These races were not about D's versus R's. They were about sanity versus insanity, reason versus chaos. They were about Trump, and he lost. So Godspeed to the Mueller investigation, but let him worry about that. The rest of us -- Democrats, independents, patriotic Republicans -- should work toward the November election. Our duty is to elect a Congress that will bring this runaway train under control.
    Organize and vote in 2018. Seizing control of Congress from the complicit GOP is the fastest and surest way to politically castrate the dreadful Trump presidency.


    Remember this on November 6th ... Republicans will always elevate corporations above of the best interests of their human constituents

    When asked in Helsinki, Trump said he believed the KGB Colonel -- Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

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    Re: Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
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    Organize and vote in 2018. Seizing control of Congress from the complicit GOP is the fastest and surest way to politically castrate the dreadful Trump presidency.
    I'll be quite surprised if this does not happen. Even though the odds are stacked against the D: Gerrymandered districts and very few R senate seats up for grabs; I still see them taking majorities in both houses.

    And, that would be thanks to Trump.

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    Re: Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
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    Organize and vote in 2018. Seizing control of Congress from the complicit GOP is the fastest and surest way to politically castrate the dreadful Trump presidency.
    Absolutely, record employment, back over 3% GDP growth, 7.8% U-6, reduction in the deficit, people keeping more of what they earn has no place in this country. The new Democratic Campaign slogan in 2018 "I tried to stop the Republicans from allowing you to keep more of what you earn, VOTE FOR ME"

    How dare that buffoon Trump generate those kind of economic results, impeach him or at the best replace those Congress critters that allowed him to generate those results

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    Re: Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I'll be quite surprised if this does not happen. Even though the odds are stacked against the D: Gerrymandered districts and very few R senate seats up for grabs; I still see them taking majorities in both houses.

    And, that would be thanks to Trump.
    Not really. The left hss a white people problem.... we are still the majority...

    And Democrats are majority white hating minorities these days. Racism is rampant amongst all white folk...

    Since the minorities are so hate full of whites, many left the building. Or didn't you notice?

    Add in the strong economy and the left race baits itself into another losing election....
    Last edited by Blkdirt Farmer; 01-01-18 at 06:54 PM.

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    Re: Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Blkdirt Farmer View Post
    Not really. The left hss a white people problem.... we are still the majority...

    And Democrats are majority white hating minorities these days. Racism is rampant amongst all white folk...

    Since the minorities are so hate full of whites, many left the building. Or didn't you notice?

    Add in the strong economy and the left race baits itself into another loosing election....
    losing

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    Re: Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    losing
    thank you.

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    Re: Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
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    Organize and vote in 2018. Seizing control of Congress from the complicit GOP is the fastest and surest way to politically castrate the dreadful Trump presidency.
    It's a dog gone shame the Democrats didn't realize candidates matter. If they had, there would be no Trump presidency. All of this could have been easily avoided.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    It's a dog gone shame the Democrats didn't realize candidates matter. If they had, there would be no Trump presidency. All of this could have been easily avoided.
    But alas, it did not happen.

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    Re: Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Blkdirt Farmer View Post
    thank you.
    ' welcome.

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    Re: Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump in 2018

    I read the OP linked article. Pretty much a trash hit piece on President Trump. The "RealClear Politics" seems to dislike Republicans.
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    If we have data, let's look at the data. if all we have is opinions let's go with mine
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