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b_b  ·  471 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Republicans’ Fake Investigations | The so-called Fusion GPS Op-Ed

Do we live in real life anymore?

I've been listening to this podcast recently, Slow Burn, that details the Watergate investigation. There are eerie similarities between what GOPers are doing now and what they did then, in terms of trying to sabotage the investigations. The difference now, of course, is that they control the committees. Graham should kill himself to save face.

am_Unition  ·  471 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They won't control the Senate after this year's midterm elections, but I'm not so sure about the House.

b_b  ·  471 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I thought the conventional wisdom was the opposite, no? That the House, even as gerrymandered as it is, is super vulnerable to the president's popularity, but the senate has a very favorable GOP map this year. I think there are like 10 dems up for reelection in Trump states, or something crazy, but only a couple republicans in Clinton states.

The president loses 10-20 house seats in midterms in a year when he's popular. Could be a bloodbath. Both houses should be in jeopardy given that the approval rating could be in the 20s by next fall. Already breaking records.

am_Unition  ·  471 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're probably right. My only source of reasoning was that the Senate needs only lose one GOPer to a Democrat to flip.

I'll be voting for the first time in my life.