Peter Crisp wrote:I have hope that the mid-terms will see sanity return and Democrat voters turn out in force so Trump loses at least one house.
The GOP could lose a significant number of Governorships and seats in the House, but the Senate will probably remain more firmly in their hands - hopefully all with vastly reduced majorities.
Taking on healthcare lead to Clinton losing the houses in '94 IIRC, and it cost Obama his House majority, so hopefully the same thing will happen here. Healthcare became a huge quagmire for Obama, leading to the rest of the agenda he first campaigned on (jobs, the economy etc) taking a back seat. Trumpcare could easily fall foul of the same pitfalls, which would bode well for us as all the other gooseberry fool we don't want to happen would have to wait, and by then maybe he wouldn't be able to get it past the senate or congress.
This article by Gail Collins in the NYT , sorry the failing NYT, sums up how I feel right now:
Imagine what would have happened if, at some point over the last two weeks, the president had just casually conceded that he had been misinformed about the wiretap thing. His health care plan wouldn’t look any better. His budget wouldn’t have been more defensible. But we’d feel slightly less terrified that the nation’s security is in the hands of a nut job.
I'll be pleasantly surprised if it's going to be anything other than an attempt to legitimise Trump in the eyes of the wider public, and bury the talk of Russia connections. Comey showed where his loyalties lie when he publicly reopened the Clinton email stuff right before the election.
Garth wrote:I'll be pleasantly surprised if it's going to be anything other than an attempt to legitimise Trump in the eyes of the wider public, and bury the talk of Russia connections. Comey showed where his loyalties lie when he publicly reopened the Clinton email stuff right before the election.
That was also before The Donald took a massive gooseberry fool all over the FBI and likened them to Nazi Germany
Comey confirms FBI investigation into Trump campaign links to Russia during election
Here’s Comey. Bombshell confirmation right off the top:
“Our practice is not to confirm existence of ongoing investigations,” he begins (cough Clinton’s emails cough). .. “But in unusual circumstances where it is in the public interest” we go public, he says.
Then he announces:
I have been authorized by the DoJ to confirm that the FBI.. is investigating the Russian government’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 election... that includes any links between the Trump campaign... this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.