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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    don't know if this has already been posted, but his asinine comment yesterday about postponing the election was an obvious attempt at distraction.....from the catastrophic GDP number and the john lewis funeral he wasn't attending.

    btw, if there isn't an election (and of course there will be), it will be president pelosi on january 20th.
    I don't think it will, because she is up for election as well.

    A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the vice president. The president pro tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
    That could be Patrick Leahy.

    Naturally there are ways the Republican could try and rig that, too, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I don't think it will, because she is up for election as well.
    Heh. She is a shoe in for reelection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Heh. She is a shoe in for reelection.
    Which bit of "If there is no election" are you struggling with, Snubby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Which bit of "If there is no election" are you struggling with, Snubby?
    The fact with that there will be one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    The fact with that there will be one.
    Yes I'm sure there will, but the fact is that if there isn't, Pelosi will not be President Pro Tempore.

    And to think that you lecture people on their lack of knowledge of the US political system.

    And it's "shoo-in" you illiterate dolt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Yes I'm sure there will, but the fact is that if there isn't, Pelosi will not be President Pro Tempore
    Where did I ever say that you dumb twat? That was Ray you moron.

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    And it's "shoo-in" you illiterate dolt.
    Fook off and take your "pies" with you coont.

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    Poll: Gen Z Democrats say Trump is swamping Biden in digital ads


    Nearly half of the youngest Democratic voters said they'd seen digital advertising from President Donald Trump and the GOP, but only one-in-five said they'd seen Biden ads.

    Poll: Gen Z Democrats say Trump is swamping Biden in digital ads - POLITICO

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    For two days now that Trump ad running several times a day with the old woman being attacked, has not shown on local tv here. Instead, there are lots of Biden the nice guy ads. Don’t know what’s up with that.

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    The Kim wanna-be tyrant now wants to delay the election date until the polling numbers look better for him. Things will only get worse until he is removed from the WH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I don't think it will, because she is up for election as well.
    point taken.


    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    That could be Patrick Leahy.
    wouldn't be leahy because he's a dem.

    is it grassley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Joe Biden will be nominated as the Democratic Party nominee because he has overwhelmingly won a huge majority of delegates in primaries in a most states. And he did this by defeating a large range of challengers.
    And he is the only one from the 330 mil. with his exceptional intellectual, moral and leading qualities who can set on foot the country again from the mess it is currently in... (and the whole world either - yupee, cannot wait...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    If the Dems had the wisdom to put forward new blood with new ideas that threaten to do a better job of running the country, they might have me on board, but Biden cannot do it
    I do not disagree

    If Trump wins, the blame is on the DNC, for pushing a fossil for the dem candidate

    If Trump, after nearly four years of daily idiocy, wins a single state, the embarrasment and ridicule is on the american people.

    Actually; if he gets more than 10% of the popular vote, the US must be considered a health and security risk


    I reckon

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    wouldn't be leahy because he's a dem.

    is it grassley?
    "Including the special elections in Arizona and Georgia, Republicans will be defending 23 seats in 2020, while the Democratic Party will be defending 12 seats".
    That implies to me that if there is no election, the Republicans lose 23 seats and the Democrats 12.

    Giving the Democrats a majority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    If Trump, after nearly four years of daily idiocy, wins a single state, the embarrasment and ridicule is on the american people.
    43% of them anyway. Still an amazing number given Trump's total failure to deal with virus, economy, joblessness, unnecessary war.

    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    If Trump wins, the blame is on the DNC, for pushing a fossil for the dem candidate
    Couldn't agree more. Also a fossil but DNC screwed the pooch rejecting Bernie. Bernie with the right running mate would have wiped the floor against Trump.

    Also can't understand the political gain choosing only a black female as VP. Will get them near zero gain in votes they have already.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    43% of them anyway. Still an amazing number given Trump's total failure to deal with virus, economy, joblessness, unnecessary war.


    Couldn't agree more. Also a fossil but DNC screwed the pooch rejecting Bernie. Bernie with the right running mate would have wiped the floor against Trump.

    Also can't understand the political gain choosing only a black female as VP. Will get them near zero gain in votes they have already.
    Ridiculous and ignorant coming from you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Ridiculous and ignorant coming from you..
    Which bit Humbert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Which bit Humbert?
    The part about the DNC rejecting Sanders. A nonsensical and false charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    The part about the DNC rejecting Sanders. A nonsensical and false charge.
    Ah, you are correct. Not the DNC but rather Dem primary voters.
    I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    The part about the DNC rejecting Sanders. A nonsensical and false charge.
    I believe that. Sanders would have his army of ardent supporters out now working their ass off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Which bit Humbert?
    IMHO you’re also off on the part about a black VP. It’s pretty much an accepted fact that many blacks sat on their hands and didn’t vote last election. And it played and important part in Clinton losing states like PA, MI and IL. Maybe even OH.

    Having spat that out ... IMHO picking Kamala Harris might cause a lot of black voters to stay sitting on their hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    43% of them anyway. Still an amazing number given Trump's total failure to deal with virus, economy, joblessness, unnecessary war.
    As if all it has been caused by him...


    Couldn't agree more. Also a fossil but DNC screwed the pooch rejecting Bernie. Bernie with the right running mate would have wiped the floor against Trump.
    Who needs somebody in WH who has his own ideas?

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    shit. wrong again.

    i keep forgetting to take into account that in this fucked up scenario there wouldn't be a congressional election either.

    Who’s next? The answer, by statute, is the president pro tempore of the Senate. That office would not be vacant. Only 35 Senate seats are up for election in November; the other 65 Senators are now serving terms that extend beyond 2021. So even without an election, there would still be a Senate, though it would have only 65 members.


    The next critical question, of course, is who that president pro tempore would be. By Senate practice stretching back to the 19th century, the most senior member of the majority party is selected as president pro tem. Today, it’s Iowa’s Chuck Grassley. If there is no election this fall, however, Grassley would no longer be in the majority party. Of the 65 Senators whose terms continue past 2021, and who would therefore compose the Senate after January 3 in the absence of a new election, 35 are Democrats.


    So, by default, the Democrats would control the Senate. To be clear, exactly 18 Democrats could control the Senate, since they’d make up a voting majority of the caucus.


    By the usual rules—most senior member of the majority party—the president pro tem, and thus the president of the United States, would be Vermont’s Pat Leahy.


    But the pro tem process isn’t a law. It’s just a tradition. And in a world this bizarre, where there’s no election, no president and no House, there’s no reason to assume the Senate Democrats would follow tradition. Legally, they can pick whomever they like. And if what they are really picking is the president of the United States, rather than a ceremonial officer, they might want to exercise some actual choice. They could elect President Amy Klobuchar or President Elizabeth Warren.


    But would they? Neither the Constitution nor any statute restricts the choice of president pro tem to a current member of the Senate. (Similarly, the House of Representatives can decide to elect a speaker who is not a member of the House.) So the Senate Democrats could choose anyone at all with the constitutional qualifications to be president—that is, any natural-born U.S. citizen over the age of 35 other than Barack Obama, George W. Bush or Bill Clinton. If they were in a mood to right historic wrongs, they could choose Hillary Clinton. Or for that matter, Al Gore.


    The most logical choice, though, would be Joe Biden. He is, after all, the person whom the Democratic Party will have named as its choice for president.
    Postpone the Election? That Could Mean President Biden - POLITICO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    Having spat that out ... IMHO picking Kamala Harris might cause a lot of black voters to stay sitting on their hands.
    I agree with you on this point Stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    picking Kamala Harris might cause a lot of black voters to stay sitting on their hands
    Ok Karen Bass, Kamala Harris, Susan Rice, and Elizabeth Warren are reportedly on Biden's short list. Who, in your opinion, would be more of a help with black voters?

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