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Who are these people whose only reason for voting for Trump in 2020 will be impeachment?

I keep hearing the argument that trying to impeach Trump will hurt the dems in 2020, but how is this calculation being made? Clinton got a boost in the polls after the Republicans went after him mostly because people didn't think an affair was grounds for impeachment... do you think that people are going to be as sympathetic towards Trump for getting help from the Russians, trying to fire investigators, directing people to lie and the host of other crimes that will be dug up?

The fact of the matter is, if all of Trump's dirt coming to the light gains him more support, then we're fucked anyway. Might as well impeach him.

Dump Trumpcare and call it RIP (Republican Insurance Plan). 24K Will die a year.

The best studies on health insurance and mortality suggest 24,000 extra deaths per year if 20 million people lose their health insurance

The researchers behind this 2012 New England Journal of Medicinestudy took advantage of that variation: They compared what happened to health in three states (New York, Maine, and Arizona) that expanded Medicaid eligibility since 2000 to neighboring states without expansions, covering a period of five years before and five years after each state's expansion. They found mortality declined in places that expanded Medicaid by 20 deaths per 100,000, unlike neighboring states that didn’t expand Medicaid. Extrapolating that to the estimated 20 million who could lose health insurance with an ACA repeal, other researchers have suggested this would translate to 43,956 deaths in the US per year.

The best paper on this, published in 2014 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, compared the mortality rates in Massachusetts counties from 2001 to 2005 (before health reform expanded insurance) and 2007 to 2010 (after health reforms) to changes in control counties with similar demographic and economic conditions. Here, they found that the health insurance expansion prevented 320 deaths per year since it began in 2006. If that pattern holds for the ACA, the White House Council of Economic Advisers has estimated that it means 24,000 deaths per year nationwide are averted because of the ACA. (Others, including researcher Harold Pollack, have made the same calculation.)

So if we trust these “quasi-experiments,” we’re looking at somewhere between 24,000 and nearly 44,000 extra deaths per year if 20 million people lose health insurance with an Obamacare repeal


Democrats should stop focusing on Trump's "plain speak" and only focus on his lies and failures...

When I watched Trump's press conference, I could definitely see his appeal to the middle America, anti-intellectual, tell it like it is crowd. While most of us think that the president of the United States should be more refined, in your everyday life, do you shout down the average joe when they speak plainly or don't display a high degree of education? The average American isn't ivy league nor is the average person exceptionally eloquent. When we attack his plainness, we attack the very thing that makes them bond with him. He's a billionaire, spoiled brat that is coming off to them as an average joe because we spend so much time mocking his lack of refinement instead of just keeping the focus on his lies and his failure.

GW Bush came off as a bumbling fool to many of us, yet he won re-election. Any time we switch the focus from his lies and his bad policies, then to a large swath of people, we're just coming off as liberal snobs and strengthen the bond they have with their anti-PC, "common man" President.

Terry Tate demolishes Trump!



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Trump's foreign policy answers sound like a book report from a teenager who hasn't read the book. "Oh, the grapes! They had so much wrath!"

f#ck cancer.
‏@veganshaun f#ck cancer. Retweeted Anne Scheer
There was a mockingbird. It was mocking things. Bigly. Total disaster. It was killed. #TrumpBookReport

I like this trend , Trump is an absolute idiot

According to ABC Poll, 68% believe Trump made unwanted advances, but only losing by 4%

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/politics/washington-post-abc-news-national-poll-oct-10-13-2016/2102/ - page 24

So this basically means that many trump supporters believe that he's sexually assaulted women, but don't think it's a big deal.

#1 Reason why trump will not quit

I know must of us don't watch press conferences, but Trump runs informercials during them. It would harm his income to ever admit defeat. It's better for him to keep his basket full even if he has no chance of winning.

Listening to Wikileaks conference, Bombshell dropped!

"There’s been a lot of misquoting of me…whether I don’t like Hillary Clinton or whether I want to harm Hillary Clinton. Those claims are false."

I suppose people who were waiting an October surprise to pull Trump out his hole are going to be super disappointed.

If it were up to me, I'd keep the focus on Trump's taxes for the next 30+ days. Nothing like hearing about him getting over while hard working Americans pay their fair share will sour undecideds more.

Hillary did a lousy job of addressing Trump when he blamed her for the last 30 years policy

To any thinking person, Trump blaming Hillary for any and everything that happened over the 30 years is ridiculous, but she needs to make the ridiculousness of his argument stronger. I think she failed many times tonight to call Trump out on his bullshit. She won, no doubt to me, but she is not closing the deal and she is still leaving wiggle room for this bigot and we should not take this lightly.

How does being dumb or a sucker feel?

Trump just said that he doesn't pay federal taxes because he is smart....so that means that all of us tax payers are either dumb or suckers. How do you feel about your current status (according to Trump)?
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