Night Of The Undead – GOP Teeters

“Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone are locked in a neck and neck battle to decide who will represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.
 
After a long night of drama, the race is still too close to call. Lamb holds a slight lead over Saccone with 100% of the Election Day vote tallied, but absentee and provisional ballots are still being counted. It would be an significant uphill climb for Saccone to overtake Lamb.”
 
See‘It’s not over yet:’ Nail-biter Pennsylvania special election heads into 2nd day
I can do the maths. The Democrats have won the 18th congressional district back from the GOP after decades. They did this despite:

  • Trump’s inspiration,
  • Trump having won there in 2016 by 20%,
  • tariffs on steel negatively affecting the US economy and a fraction of the steel-importing world,
  • the GOP cheating by gerrymandering, and
  • the GOP having dumped in $millions, about $10/vote to try to win.

All in all it was quite a night. Just like the first battles that showed the Nazis were not invincible in WWII, we see clearly that the House of Representatives is available to the Democrats.
 
One word describes the eventual result, IMPEACHMENT! The abuse hurled at Democrats by the GOP in the House and by Trump, the repeated demonstration of corruption in the White House, and the low job approval amongst voters will inspire a long list of impeachable offences in the House. The Senate also teeters. If they try hard, Congress could do the impeachment in a day. Then they’ll have to deal with Pence. I reckon he could not be worse than Trump. The icing on this cake would be the GOP deciding to impeach before the election. The division within the GOP would then ensure the Democrats win in 2018 but the GOP would certainly not be burdened by Trump in 2020. With Trump gone, the GOP will have a chance then.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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8 Responses to Night Of The Undead – GOP Teeters

  1. Deaf Spy says:

    A gem from my link:

    “On Saturday, after Trump campaigned for Republican House candidate Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania, Clinton’s longtime communications adviser, Philippe Reines, said he understands “why that man won in 2016.”
    “And I understand — I’m not terrified — but I understand why he may win again in 2020,” Reines said.”

  2. Deaf Spy says:

    Robert, Robert… Bringing outdated information. Since the date of the publication (19 Jan 2017), three women joined the cabinet.

    Then, Robert, you should be fully aware that diversity is quite the opposite of professionalism. The one who seeks diversity sacrifices professionalism.

    Finally, please, please comment how saying that white women are incapable of thinking makes Dems look nice. Please.
    Btw, the Dems are appalled themselves.

    I don’t know, perhaps it is Trump’s fault that Hillary keeps talking non-sense.

  3. Deaf Spy wrote, “Trump, who was supposed to have no respect for women, actually recognizes competent women.”

    See https://www.cnn.com/2017/01/19/politics/donald-trump-cabinet-diversity-sean-spicer/index.html

  4. Deaf Spy says:

    Hey, Robert, what was that about Trump’s attitude towards women?

    Compare this:

    Trump appointed the first woman director of CIA.
    vs.
    Hillary insulted white women in USA by stating they all voted what their husbands / brothers / bosses / fathers told them.

    Trump, who was supposed to have no respect for women, actually recognizes competent women. Hillary, who almost became the first woman POTUS, still considers women incapable of thinking and making their own informed decisions.

    Nice, isn’t it?

  5. Grece says:

    Unfazed, Robert thinks this is a huge win, but the person elected aligns with Trump on many things and will be in office for only 5-months.

    Only a senile goat such as Robert, could even spin this into impending impeachment for Trump which is laughable.

  6. Deaf Spy says:

    Oh dear, Robert, change your meds!

  7. kurkosdr says:

    Robert, is this coming from the same brain that declared the rise of Linux on the Desktop and the death of Microsoft and Windows?

    Yup. Capacious rear-end is capacious, remember? (since you didn’t specify an orifice, I might as well do…)

  8. Grece says:

    Robert, is this coming from the same brain that declared the rise of Linux on the Desktop and the death of Microsoft and Windows?

    While none of the aforementioned items happened, I find your current analysis rather weak giving your history for inaccurate reporting and speculation.

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