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We won today

The Democrats had a plan and the Reps had a train to catch..Or something. Maybe read about the Dixie Highway. Or  sing Dixie.Or the Horst Wessel Lied.

If we started with a 53% chance of winning in November we ended with 53% + something.

If you skipped it,  the Dems took advantage  of their  month's  preparation to locate their top 50 Impeachment vids  .  The Reps took advantage of it to practice repeating last month's script..

 

Oh Lord,

Today's new round of  Trump disclosures means we really could  win 

Unless we nominate Joe Biden. In an election whose theme  will be installing  an Administration  of normal human decency the only Dem candidate who fails that test is the one who  misused his authority to require Ukraine  to make a lavish monthly gift to his son.  .

Trump wins again

Donald's set piece on the prior administration's  "foolish " no nuke agreement with Iran per se  -and its' associated role "providing the funding for Missile attack" could seem as evidence that he has finally lost all contact with reality and needs to be taken away for a long  rest.

On the contrary, it was a great success.

In the hours since  it's been the main topic, as he intended. As opposed the dangerous (for him) topics of the murder itself  and the need for Congress to revoke the extraordinarily improper Authorization to Use Force Resolution.

 

The Iranian assassination

When Harold Wilson's  got to Heathrow in 1964  the UK had just learned that the Brit Secy of Defense had been sleeping with the same 16 year old as the Russian ambassador . The press asked Wilsonwhat he thought.

Answer:   " No comment"

                 "In technicolor"

Which is what we should be saying tonight :     Practice .

           NNNNNNNN NO NO NO   etc

A "blog" saying it was a Trump  election maneuver will be copied .

distributed on the net and will cost us one vote per each reader. 

Trump's gaining

at least if you accept the composite poll of polls  with which 538 today tops his report. 

The actual  Trump numbers it posts on the right axis are  52.1 disapprove, 43.4 approve.

I don't  have access to its  similar earlier  reports   but if you overlook the unsophisticated  approach . I confess to just placing   a transparent ruler on today's chart point  reflecting today's  approval , the highest since his swearing in before   " the greatest crowd in the history of Inaugerations (or was it  all   pubic events ever.) 

In the car

  I asked whether Ted would be there. 

Driving to the  Christmas party at a home  for the “developmentally disabled “ . 

Guys who can’t live outside. Crazy ,probably  called  although one of them can do complicated math puzzles  in his head. When he’s not violent. Mostly true now.

Only  one really talks. But they get along.  With one another and the staff,.  
And enjoy the holiday  food. Cooked by the staff and to some extent by staff from other houses who like to come by . It’s a good scene.

I'm thankful for

Adam Schiff

Friday's Hearing

We won.

What ever might have been the outcome otherwise Trump's intervention meant the Republicans played catch up all day and never did.

I'll check the feeling of the 538 group and add them subsequently.

Subsequently

WHY ? (As if you cared. Nor should you.)

538's  day job: accumulating predictions and experiencing the actual  outcomes  trains them to automatically reject trivial data (plus their own romanticism)

The hearing today :Comments?

Unless anyone has a better vehicle - anyone who wants to comment is  invited to use this blog.

 

Flavius

In the Kingdom of the blind

the one eye'd man get's elected

The Republicans are  honorable friends forced to pretend they support  to the actions of the misguided leader who is  letting them , and their party, down.  With  a few exceptions ( hello Representative Nunez) we know they are merely mailing it in  with their  "support" of  the Administration's crippling  of the Ukraine's defense against Putin's .tme

By assuming  this "sad" disappointment  we not  only will appear more rational than they will do with their over the top attacks. We also give the ordinary GOP voters an  escape hatch.

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