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How Democratic Timidity May have Helped Trump Win the Election


What comes through again and again is that the Obama administration was terrified of looking partisan or doing anything that might seem like it was putting a thumb on the scale of the election, and the result was paralysis. This is a manifestation of what some years ago I began calling the Audacity Gap.

Democrats are forever worried about whether they might be criticized, whether Republicans will be mean to them, whether they might look as though they’re being partisan, and whether they might be subjected to a round of stern editorials. Republicans, on the other hand, just don’t care. What they’re worried about is winning, and they don’t let the kinds of criticism that frightens Democrats impede them. It makes Republicans the party of “Yes we can,” while Democrats are the party of “Maybe we shouldn’t.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/06/23/how-democratic-timidity-may-have-helped

Could SC-05 be a surprise victory??

Somebody who knows more about this district than, please tell me. I took a look at the Sec of State site. Right now it says


Parnell - 16,531
Norman - 16,198

Ballots cast - 34,409

So with only 1800 votes left to count, Parnell has a lead of 330 votes. Could he really win this sleeper? Am I missing something?


http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/68145/187763/en/summary.html

Breaking[Template]: Trump [Administration Member] is under investigation for [Crime]

The (News Outlet) has learned from (number) sources that (Title) (name) is under investigation for (Crime). (Name) has retained (Bad Lawyer) to represent him. (Name) will meet with Robert Mueller next (Time Frame). At (Time) Donald Trump tweeted (Accusation) against (Enemy) for not doing (Something about Someone Else) which he said was (Adjective). Trump then threatened to fire (Name). (Republican Congressmember)(Name) expressed concern and said the (Committee Name) would investigate after (Trump Administration Member) said (Lie).


Since we have so much breaking news about investigations these days, I thought I'd help you all save time by giving you this handy template to report the news faster. Hope it helps. Feel free to modify my template as you wish.

I hope Rep. Giffords makes a statement today

To remind people that right wing lunatics shoot politicians too.

Who do you like better in 2020?

On Comey making a prosecutorial decision

I distinctly remember when Lynch recused herslef, she said DOJ would follow whatever recommendation the FBI made about prosecution. Anybody else remember this?

Don't over-react to rumors about Mueller

This all came from Christopher Ruddy, who's exact words were:

"“I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. I think he’s weighing that option,” Ruddy said when asked by Woodruff whether the president was prepared to let the special counsel pursue the Russia investigation. “I think it’s pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently.”

“I personally think it would be a very significant mistake,” Ruddy added.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/trump-confidant-think-hes-considering-perhaps-terminating-special-counsel/


He only speculated and didn't say he spoke to 45. And even if he did speak to him, it appears he advised against it. This is speculation that is no more than what DUer's have been speculating about since Mueller was hired. Nothing has changed. Maybe he will do it. Maybe he won't. Or maybe he'll start WWIII. You just never know with Trump. And he likes it that way. Don't give him what he wants.

For those who think Trump won't testify or didn't actually promise to

Just look at the headlines, he's trapped


Fox News
TRUMP '100 PERCENT' WILLING TO TESTIFY UNDER OATH: President says Comey lied, is coy on tapes

CNN
Trump bets there's no smoking gun in Comey case

Posted by marylandblue | Fri Jun 9, 2017, 06:59 PM (7 replies)

Call your Senator and say you want the Intelligence Committee to invite Trump to testify!

Posted by marylandblue | Fri Jun 9, 2017, 03:35 PM (2 replies)

Thank you so much for the hearts

Two hearts! Thank you both, whoever you are!

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