Friday, 15 February 2019

2020 Senate Race

There are 34 Senator spots up for grabs....the GOP holds 22 of them.  The Democrats hold 12. 

So far, there are only two incumbent Republicans retiring....meaning a higher risk for those two states (

The Alabama race?  It's likely a lose situation for the Democrats, with a plus-up of one seat there.

Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (Mitch ought to retire but won't), Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming....are all considered safe for the GOP.

Maine's Susan Collins?  She likely loses.  It wouldn't surprise me if she declines to run and annouces this by December.

Colorado and Arizona are both in the 50-50 situation for the GOP. 

For gaining Democratic seats?  Michigan and New Hampshire are the more likely places where the GOP could put effort and time.

The strategy of Trump campaigning in various states?  In the case of Alabama and's the big dynamic and ought to bring the GOP those two seats. 

The 2016 Coup

“I was speaking to the man who had just run for the presidency, and won the election of the presidency, and who might have done so with the aid of Russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage, and that was something that troubled me greatly,”
-- Andrew McCabe, to 60 Minutes

It's one of those quotes that you read over a dozen times, and try to imagine how this intelligent guy fell into this line of thought, and what sequences occurred over his past twenty make him this 'stupid'.

I lay a lot of the blame on the news media that evolved out of the 1990s, and worked to convince people of false realities.  Some of the blame ought to go over to both the Democratic and Republican Parties.....for creating a fake reality of politics and theatrical-type 'fears'.  Then you have to go and ask about his education acquired from Duke University (1990), and St Louis University (1993).   Did the professors 'gift' him some marginalized logic or thinking process?

The sad thing here, is that this guy and another wide assortment of characters....were all lining up to conduct a 'coup', and 'save America'.  Never once did anyone in this group stop and think over the consequences.

So you come to the dramatic end of the coup business, where the conspirators and the news media need to stand up and admit their stupidity, and they don't seem to be able to produce that moment of regret.

Here's the obvious left at the end....all of these remarkable and clever individuals....hyped up still....that Russia is the evil one in the room.  In all likelihood.....all of them still believe that today. How much brain-washing was required, to get them to that level, and keep them there....even today?  And these people still linger there, trying to be part of some future in government work?