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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    For the record, I've always thought litmus tests to be counterproductive. My preference would be for a GOP big tent that can accommodate traditionalists, social conservatives, constitutionalists, libertarians, the healthier sort of nationalists, neocons, paleocons, and whatever. All this RINO business only detracts from the project of preserving traditional liberties from overweening government power.

    Speaking as a partisan, if the party hopeful of creating ever more government power to exalt the collective over the individual wants to treat political debate like a theological dispute, I can only applaud.

    I could be wrong, I don't see the present electorate yearning for a new dawn of Democratic Socialism.
    If the social conservatives can stay away from trampling traditional liberties, thay can be in the tent. But I am not convinced they can. All of the others may huddle here in the tent, out of the rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsmith View Post
    As long as gasoline stays somewhere around $2/gal.....the stock market doesnít crash and we donít enter another Iíll advise foreign ďconflictĒ without Congressional approval.....theyíll still be talking about impeaching Trump well into his second term of office. Any day now....any day now.
    You're certainly right that trump isn't likely to get impeached. Or at least not convicted by the senate. None of his crimes, even money laundering for Russia, will be enough to make the senate democrats actually show that they have even a shred of values left. (Or did they just not have any to begin with?). But I think you're off about that second term. After all, Individual 1 only got 46% of the vote the first time around and the worst we knew about him was that he was a gropey turd of a human being. With what we know now I doubt there are quite as many people willing to vote for him next time around and he didn't have any votes to spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    You're certainly right that trump isn't likely to get impeached. Or at least not convicted by the senate. None of his crimes, even money laundering for Russia, will be enough to make the senate democrats actually show that they have even a shred of values left. (Or did they just not have any to begin with?). But I think you're off about that second term. After all, Individual 1 only got 46% of the vote the first time around and the worst we knew about him was that he was a gropey turd of a human being. With what we know now I doubt there are quite as many people willing to vote for him next time around and he didn't have any votes to spare.
    I think youíre right, unless both major parties behave idiotically. So itís roughly even odds.

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    Our election process is quite adept at making victors out of persons who claim less than 50% of the vote. Trump has continued to campaign with an eye toward his second term. I see no one from the Democratic Party able to get even close the vote total needed to overcome an incumbent. None have emerged. It will be a wild ride up to the next election. Trumps base has no been eroded......they are quite fanatical.

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    I think Trumpís base is pretty solid, but I wonder if heís lost support in the mainstream GOP and raised the level of enthusiasm with the Democrats who werenít all that thrilled with Clinton in 2016.

    I donít think itís outside the realm of possibility that serious opposition could emerge in the GOP primaries. I also think thereís a chance the Democrats could come up with an electable candidate without fratricidal infighting.

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