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LetMyPeopleVote's Journal
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September 24, 2019

I love the Little cannon-BOOM

Trump ordered hold on military aid days before calling Ukrainian president, officials say
President Trump told his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to hold back almost $400 million in military aid for Ukraine at least a week before a phone call in which Trump is said to have pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate the son of former vice president Joe Biden, according to three senior administration officials.

Officials at the Office of Management and Budget relayed Trump’s order to the State Department and the Pentagon during an interagency meeting in mid-July, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. They explained that the president had “concerns” and wanted to analyze whether the money needed to be spent.

Administration officials were instructed to tell lawmakers that the delays were part of an “interagency process” but to give them no additional information — a pattern that continued for nearly two months, until the White House released the funds on the night of Sept. 11.
September 23, 2019

Louis Vuitton is now designing outfits for League of Legends characters

League of Legends is operated by Riot Gaming and has had trouble competing with the Overwatch league which is operated by Activision/Blizzard. This is amusing


September 23, 2019

RNC paid over $160,000 to law firm defending Corey Lewandowski a month before his House testimony

RNC provided this idiot with a lawyer https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/23/rnc-paid-160000-to-firm-helping-corey-lewandowski-before-testimony.html

The Republican National Committee paid over $160,000 to a law firm that is defending former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. The payment was made a month before his testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee.

The RNC paid $166,390 to the office of Mintz Levin for “legal and compliance services,” according to the committee’s monthly financial disclosure filing. The payment was made to the “Mintz Levin Firm Account,” the document says. Lewandowski is being represented by Peter Chavkin, one of the firm’s top white collar defense attorneys.

The National Law Journal noted that Chavkin was present at Lewandowski’s Judiciary hearing last week. Lewandowski made headlines during his testimony by appearing to dodge many questions related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia probe.
September 21, 2019

Harris Co. official: 'People enjoy floods'

This asshole is a republican https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/harris-co-official-people-enjoy-floods/285-291405102?fbclid=IwAR303ZnZgGMiXJpaAFkhJCmOGTc4I74sBz8AA9sENWgec0mTggWPBX993TA

Comments from a Harris County Commissioner aren't sitting well with some people.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack recently said some people want to get flooded so they can cash in, and he's not backing down from his comments.

Radack says this was one minute of a 90-minute community meeting in Cypress last Thursday night. However, to the audience of flood victims, it didn't go over well.
September 21, 2019

Corey Booker is running out of money

I like Booker. We made him a honorary Texan at the state party fundraiser last year. Booker gives a great speech. This new does not surprise me

September 20, 2019

Biden's Electability Advantage Will Be Hard to Shake Among Risk-Averse Democrats


The most obvious is Biden’s consistent strength in head-to-head polls against Trump. You can remind people all day long that these are unreliable indicators of how a general-election campaign will actually play out, but they won’t be able to ignore them. And Biden’s advantage here is significant. There is not a single poll in the RealClearPolitics database of 2020 trial heats between Biden and Trump in which Biden does not lead. His current lead in RCP’s polling averages is an enormous 11.5 percent (Sanders’s is 7.0 percent, and Warren’s is 5.2 percent, but both have trailed Trump in some surveys).

A second factor making Biden Mr. Electable is the widespread belief among pundits and voters alike that, all things being equal, proximity to the political “center” is a general-election asset. The more we approach a three-candidate nominating contest in which Biden’s only real challenge comes from Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the more Biden’s relative “moderation” will become evident. That may hurt him with some primary voters, but it could at the same time enhance his perceived electability.

A third factor some analysts focus on is the practical ability to win voters the party lost in 2016 — either to Trump or to third parties or to the living-room couch. There’s at best limited evidence that Biden is more popular than other Democrats in the much-chewed-over white working-class demographic (especially Obama-Trump voters). But he certainly talks about his focus on these voters a lot, which enhances the perception they are his people. And he certainly has conspicuous strength among African-American voters, whose fall-off in turnout was a big problem for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Biden does not look like a good bet to energize younger voters, but Trump might well do that for him...…

“Risk-averse” is probably the most important term to remember in assessing Democratic voters heading toward 2020. They still don’t entirely understand how Hillary Clinton managed to lose to Donald Trump in 2016, but they aren’t inclined to take anything for granted this time around. And that will make it difficult for candidates other than Biden to convince Democrats their other qualities are worth taking a bit of a risk on. Sure, Biden could in theory blow himself up with some high-profile gaffe that undermines the very premise of his candidacy. But that’s not within anyone else’s control.

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