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TOPIC: Predictions!!!
Created by: TheGhost_and_MrsMuir
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OK, here's where we all lay it right out.

Put on your Nostradamus hat and break out the Tarot cards but make a prediction for the upcoming elections. National. State. Local.

Don't hold back!

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Now what, 1,700 years ago, the mismanagement of a migrant crisis cost Rome its empire, "a refugee crisis".

Now coming to America.

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Well, VA, this may not be a full prediction, but maybe both parties need to clean out the self interest groups of so called establishment luminaries every 20 years or so. Trump is scaring the shit out of the Republican elite, and so is Bernie driving the democrat hi rollers crazy. These are the ones who's careers are totally invested in the continuation of their long term "service." And for most of them, that "service" is a selfie service. To be fair, in most cases such has been their whole life, and they are deeply invested. Maybe we should call them "Career Political Investors."

I do predict, though that Trump and Ryan will surprise us next week. They will have a swell meeting, and Ryan will say he supports Trump. We won't know what Trump agreed to do yet. He'll just smile a lot. THE NEGOTIUATIONS HAVE BEGUN.

And, BTW, we do seem to need a parliamentarian on occasion. I nominate you for that responsibility. Of course guys like me will just block out the total fools, not withstanding.

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Well, I never thought Trump would get the nomination, but then I never thought Obama would win.

Polling does not look good for him right now. He is losing most demographic groups.

Of more interest to me will be the down ballot races. I don't think we know how Trump's nomination will affect the Senate, House, or state and local contests.

Most pundits I have read say that the Senate is all but lost for the Republicans, and fewer say that the House is in play. I don't know that I agree with this.

It will be interesting...

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I think some people are having trouble with the concept of separating out threads by topic and the intended usage thereof.

"Predictions" would be about making predictions, not rah rah-ing your candidate of choice.

"Democrat Primary" would be about the Democrat Primary, not rah rah-ing your candidate of choice.

"Republican Primary" would be about the Republican Primary, not rah rah-ing your candidate of choice.

"Hillary Clinton email" would be about the investigation of the issue of Hillary Clinton's email, not rah rah-ing your candidate of choice.

etc.

To fill up every thread with "so and so all the way" and "this candidate sucks" isn't adding a lot to the discussion.

Except, of course, all of Z's threads, which are mostly exercises in insulting Republicans using flowery language.

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I'm not much into politics, but have said Trump all the way in 2016

Lyons NY
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I sure would prefer looking at her for the next 4 or 8 years than Hillary's fat ass hiding under those awful tent dress/pants!!!!

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VA sent them all packing ,clean sweep The place is full of weasels , I hate them all .New broom sweeps clean and trump is the man to do it ,So every one better got on board or your going to be left behind . and we will have a classy first lady who speak 6 different languages. She going to WOW them all

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Ann Coulter is an interesting person. It would not be accurate to say that I like her. I definitely do not. I think her analysis is usually messed up and her relentless unquestioned cheerleading of Republicans is atrocious.

However, that said - once in a while she really knocks one out of the park, and a little better than the "even a broken clock..." analogy.

Firstly, people are bringing up the fact that on Bill Maher's show in June 2015, she predicted that Donald Trump had the best chance of winning the nomination. Everyone laughed at her.

Secondly, her column said this:

"A guy just won the Republican nomination for president by spending no money, hiring no pollsters, running virtually no TV ads, and just saying what he truly believed no matter how many times people told him he couldn't say that."

I don't really agree with the part that he truly believes what he says, but the rest of that is quite profound when you think about it. A total political outsider who for the last 25 years kept switching parties, and with no electoral history, just won a nomination by mouthing off, having no friends or insiders and not really mounting a campaign at all.

It's rather remarkable that this could happen. And even more remarkable in the event he might actually win the whole shebang.

I know everyone says he can't, but everyone already said that. Like I've said before, people want to vote FOR something, rather than against something. Like him or not, he's something to vote for. People got excited over Sanders. People got excited over Trump. Is anyone really excited about Hillary Clinton? Probably Planned Parenthood. That's about it.

Laughing at someone's candidate and thinking an election is in the bag is a strategy that has made fools out of so many. Be careful.

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I know you meant Windex.

Speaking of which, our friends at electoral-vote had this to say:

Rarely have so many journalists, analysts, pundits, soothsayers, and bloggers (us included) been so wrong so long about so much. After Jeb Bush rounded up $100 million in his shock and awe campaign, just about everyone announced the general election results: Bush would crush the unopposed Hillary Clinton, just as she was going to be crushed by former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 2008. Unfortunately, the voters didn't read the memos. Of course, it is natural for journalists (and everyone else), who see a parade of 100 white swans swim by, to "predict" that the next one will be white, but once in a while a black swan shows up. Donald Trump is a black swan. The idea that a boorish billionaire clown whose stock in trade is insulting the voters would beat out multiple sitting and former governors and senators seemed pretty unlikely a year ago, only slightly more probable than a rumpled, angry, Jewish socialist from bucolic Vermont outraising Jeb Bush and scaring the daylights out of Hillary Clinton.

These developments didn't come entirely out of the blue. The tea party movement was a sign that the peasants were restless. The defeat of Eric Cantor, one of the most powerful people in D.C., by an unknown economics professor, David Brat, was another warning sign that something was going on. Nevertheless, the world is full of clues, many of them irrelevant or wrong, so it is hard to know which ones are portents and which ones are false leads.

In all fairness to the journalists, Trump broke so many rules of politics that no one took him seriously. The Huffington Post covered him—but in the Entertainment Section, not in the news section. Trump spent almost no money, didn't actually campaign, had no staff and no strategy, and knew nothing about policy and didn't care. All he did was emit one outrageous tweet after another. Is it surprising that no journalist thought that this guy had the clear markings of a future President, especially against 16 opponents, many of whom held high public office and had lots of money? What everyone missed was that a lot of people were very angry about how the country was being run and just wanted to send all the politicians a message.

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Maybe you need to take some winded to that crystal ball.

Don't I owe you some booze? Maybe I can get it to you easier in Florida than Va...

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