LA Gov race.

The guy who won - Edwards - is a pro- 2AM, anti-abortion centrist who identifies as a Democrat.

He won. Just. Good for him.

Alas he's an outlier in the Dems these days. And if he's lying, he'll be a 1 term wonder.

Hey everyone, try to avoid the partisan crap. Trump is important because he shattered the GOP vs Dem establishment.

Truth is if he is honest, Edwards isn't bad for the USA. If this is what the Dems offer, they may do well.

In 2028/2032!

bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-5

@timr

Keep in mind that neither the Dems or the GOP are trustworthy groups.

Just because Trump used the GOP machine to win the Presidency, doesn't mean we support the GOP. Far from it.

We support Trump and him alone. GOP vs Dem partisan bickering means nothing.

Sure it was an Obama/Clinton op, but the GOP in cahoots ALSO tried to nix Trump in 2016.

@REX @timr

Far from it, my friend.

Without GOP control in Congress, Trump is no more than a Christmas decoration on a house in Pennsylvania Ave.

He is the leader of the GOP and he needs the GOP to get reelected and (more importantly) to govern.

An attack on the GOP is an attack on Trump.

There is no way around that.

@Debradelai @REX @timr

I certainly do not want to live through another 4 years of torment and the stalling of Trump's efforts. I've had quite enough. I can only imagine where our country could go if Trump's policy decisions are actually enacted without stonewalling from Dims every step of the way. We have to take back the House and not just a majority of it, a super majority.

@Elaines2cents @REX @timr

As long as a sizeable number continues their muh GOP cant and insist upon unelectable candidates who pass some arcane and useless ideological test...that remains elusive.

These morons cost us the Senate in 2010 and 12 and the House in 18.

And the beat goes on.

@Debradelai @Elaines2cents @REX @timr

Politics is the art of the possible. If you can't get what you want, get the next best thing. No candidate is perfect. Need winners... not witches...

@karnage @Debradelai @Elaines2cents @REX @timr The cool thing about 2020 is that Trump can nationalize the Congressional elections, "a vote for [pretend Dem moderate] is a vote for Pelosi and Schiff."

@Debradelai @karnage @Elaines2cents @REX @timr

Works better when they're in charge of Congress, though. Too abstract to work on the minority.

@loc1000 @karnage @Elaines2cents @REX @timr

It never works.
It did not in 06, definitely not in 08.

But go ahead. Go on living without an inkling of how our system works.

Keep on carping about "national elections" (or nationalized, or nationaljerked)...and count your loses.

The folks in, say, ME 2nd or NY 16th will continue to not give a fuck about your argument.

In the US, elections are ALWAYS local.

@Debradelai @loc1000 @karnage @REX @timr

Alarming to see so many seats open in 2020.

Incumbents retiring from the House. This isn't going to be a slam dunk in getting the House back. We've got hard work ahead to insure that we gain and not lose one single seat.

Democratic Party 5
Republican Party 16

More lists here:

ballotpedia.org/List_of_U.S._C

@Elaines2cents @loc1000 @karnage @REX @timr

Less than usual. In 2018, 18 Democrats and 34 Republicans retired. Only 14 of those seats changed hands. 11 Rs and 3Ds.

Nothing. Nothing is more important than the local profile.

Nothing.

@Debradelai @loc1000 @karnage @REX @timr

True. But knowing how important it is to keep these seats, it's hard to understand why they would be walking away during this critical time. Two years goes by in a snap.

@Debradelai @loc1000 @karnage @REX @timr

And yes, every election is important but I'm disappointed that I don't see an alliance to our country and how important an upset is to cure the damage that has already been done with a House full of Dims.

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