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drray23

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President Biden will be back by tomorrow.

I am curious to see if he going to summon Manchin to the white house for a "friendly" talk. He must not be too pleased about the backstabbing while he was abroad.

So what's the status with Bannon and the contempt of Congress ?

Congress voted to hold him in Contempt on the 21st of October. What's next ? Does congress have to formally refer that to the DOJ and did they do so? What's the timeline on the DOJ announcing they will pursue charges ? Does this typically take days, weeks, months ?

Once we close the deal on the reconciliation bill

and I have no doubt we will get there, I think the attention will shift on the voting rights bill. If President Biden can achieve that, his first terrm will be a resounding success. Very few presidents have passed so many consequential bills in their first term.

past the point of no return.

I am convinced that even if by some miracle Trump stood up and said I lost and the big lie about the election being rigged was just that, a lie in order to keep my base motivated and donating, his followers would not believe it.

They would say Trump is being forced to say so. Recently Trump meekly said at a rally that he was vaccinated and you should too. His followers completely rejected that.

I think I understand Synema

She has no clear policy positions or political convictions. Over the years she went from being green to Democrat to barely one .

I think she is in over her head and all she can do is performance art. Remember the extravagant outfits, the little curtsy after voting against the $15.00 per hour bill, the refusal to engage in any interviews or serious debates or to clarify her position on the reconciliation bill.

When asked about where she stands she replies " in front of the elevator" thinking it's funny. All she is doing now is trolling . I don't think it's based on political goals. She is just trolling her way through her 6 years and then will get a job on some board and not run again.

Rachel is interviewing an Afghan journalist

Who works for nbc. He is at the airport putting his family in a plane. He has decided to stay behind to continue reporting. That is incredibly brave.

I don't think the pillow guy is just a grifter

I think he is actually insane , not pretending to be for the benefit of the magats. He really believes his own delusions. I just saw on CNN a segment about his cyber summit and how it went. This guy should be led away in a straight jacket.

McCarthy is so bad at this.

He's got to be one of the worst minority leaders we ever had in congress. He is completely unable to control his caucus , can not hold a candle to Nancy Pelosi and fails at every step. He ends up whining and not doing anything.
He probably thought Nancy Pelosi would not veto his picks and now he is up the creek without a paddle. He could have had a bipartisan committee with veto powers on subpoenas when first proposed. Instead he is in a situation were we might end up with just democrats+ Cheney.
Of course not many people can hold a candle to Nancy Pelosi but McCarthy has to be one of the most incompetent ones.

How vaccines work..

This is how a vaccine works and it is genius.
https://twitter.com/girlsreallyrule/status/1416383046366945281

I think Abbott will fail

in his quest to get those drastic voter suppression laws to pass. Democrats are in DC for the next 30 days. I do not think Abbott can easily keep calling 30 days legislative sessions back to back until he gets what he wants.
First off, this is also affecting the Republicans lawmakers. They likely have jobs ( being a state rep in Texas is not a full time job and they get about 7000 per year) and won't want to go along indefinitely with that.

Secondly, it is supposed to be used for emergency sessions . What Abbott wants to do is not emergency. There might be a legal challenge to his continuous calling of special sessions if he keeps at it.

Thirdly, the longer the Texas dems stay in DC, the more pressure they apply and keep it in the news. Eventually they will convince even Manchin to go along with a voting rights bill.

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