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Trump offers no off-ramps for the Republicans

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TRUMP OFFERS NO OFF-RAMPS FOR THE REPUBLICANS
The news these days is pretty grim for the trump administration and the Republicans in Congress.

The Central claim of the whistleblower, the forward came to authorities that a President Trump was America’s Ukrainian allies for dirt on Trump’s chief political rival, Joe Biden.

It did not come true, the President is now doing it right in the open. He even added China to the list of foreign powers that he wants to provide opposition research on the democratic front runner.

Worse still, newly-revealed texts between American diplomats show that senior State Department believed that Trump was the air conditioning, the U.S. aid to the long-troubled former Soviet Republic on the provision of anti-Biden Goodies.

But in potentially the worst development so far, it is now claimed that Trump hung the personal defense attorney to investigate the promise of an official diplomatic visit to the White house for the Ukrainian President in exchange for a public statement of the Ukrainian leader, Biden and his family, the shops in Kiev.

Team trump is that some of the successes in the diversion of the attention, the discrediting of the California-Democrat-in-charge of the House Intelligence Committee (who does a pretty good job of discrediting themselves), and bring increased attention to the younger Biden is super-swampy business model.

But the damage is already done. Trump has admitted that the Central allegations are true. He was and is with his office for his own political advantage. All the presidents do, in a harmless way — Air Force One campaign prop, “official” events, such as rallies, the White house as an extension of the campaign — but diplomats and one of the potentially most dangerous places in the world is new.

For Trump loyalists in the shoot-‘em-on-Fifth-Avenue-club, this is not a problem. Do you agree with the President that his behavior was “perfect.” They are also convinced that Trump the previous model was so bad, or even worse but, protected by the media. But for those who don’t need acolytes of Trumpism, including the persuadable voters, necessarily, to win back for re-election, this is turning toxic.

Paste in the message of an increasingly slouchy economy and you have perhaps the worst political run, for this government.

This is not to say that it is likely that Trump would ever be removed by the Republican Senate. The idea that 20 Republican senators would be Democrats, and sales trump still sounds ridiculous.

But the President is certainly not helping his cause with a scorched-earth strategy, offers no protection for its less fanatically devoted allies.

Trump’s attitude is that he did nothing wrong — again, “perfect” — and who says so is a part of the cabal to get him out of the office.

This is not cutting it for the legislator, in particular for vulnerable Senate Republicans, such as the 2020 election approaches. You must have a space between the: notice of termination to the other countries in the American policy, while the behaviour of say Trump does not merit removal from office

Bill Clinton‘s team in 1998, knew they had to to give Democrats a chance to condemn the President’s scuzzy behavior. These dismissals, is actually strengthened Clinton is in the Senate and with voters. He was punished, formally and informally, and so was not getting away with it. It helped him into a sympathetic figure.

Trump and his party are now a long way from anything like that.

THE SET OF RULES: HEAVY STUFF
“There is hardly a part of the system which could have been attended with greater difficulty in the arrangement of it than [the Executive branch]; and there is perhaps none which has been inveighed against with less openness or criticised with less judgment.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 67

TIME-OUT: BON APPETIT, Y ‘ ALL
Garden&Gun: “Almost all of the southerners who grew up in the country—whether on a field, or ten thousand—has seen the damage feral hogs do, trampling, and uprooting of crops and native plants alike. Grew up in a North Texas cattle, cattle breeding, family, Taylor Hall experienced first-hand the destruction and a possible solution. “Some of the cowboys that I worked with, would you kill for a pig roast, gumbo, and so on,” he says. … Hall came in California kitchens before returning home to open his own restaurant, Apis, in the hills outside of Austin. A must for his menu: wild boar. … Hall compares the meat with beef. “It is much darker, because it is an animal that moves around a lot, so that there is more blood in your muscles. And you’ll get more of that iron-y, metallic taste.’ In the case of Apis, hall the meat for sausage heals and grinds it to a traditional, slow-cooked Italian meat sauce,.k.a. Sunday Sauce.”

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INDICATOR
DEMOCRATIC 2020-POWER-RANKING
Biden: 26.8 points (↓ 0.8 points from last wk.)
Warren: 22.8 points (↑ 2 points from last wk.)
Sanders: 16 points (no change from last wk.)
Harris: 5.6 points (↓ 1 point from the last wk.)
Buttigieg: 6 points (↑ 0.6 points from last wk.)
[Averages Monmouth University, Quinnipiac University, Fox News, NBC News/WSJ CNN include:.]

TRUMP JOB PERFORMANCE
Average Approval: 42.2 Percent
The average of the rejection: 53.2 percent
Net Result: -11 Percent
Change from a week ago: no change
[Average, includes: CNBC: 37% approve – 53% disapprove; of the Monmouth University: 43% approve – 53% disapprove; Quinnipiac University: 40% approve, reject – 55%; Fox News: 45% approve, reject – 54%; NBC News/WSJ: 45% approve – 53% disapprove.]

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WARREN, SANDERS ROUND OF BIDEN IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF FUNDRAISING
Politico: “Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s presidential campaign, said Friday that it raised $24.6 million in the third quarter, and has $25.7 million of cash on hand, to further consolidate their promotion to the top League in the Democratic primary. The haul of best times of the $19 million Warren raised in the last quarter, but trails progressive rivals sen Bernie Sanders, whose third-quarter total of $25.3 million is the largest so far of the Democratic presidential hopefuls. Although none of the candidates holding traditional high-dollar sponsors, Warren and Sanders both significantly outraised former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg ($19.1 million), former Vice-President Joe Biden ($15.2 million) and Sen. Kamala Harris (11.6 million U.S. dollars). Warren’s team was, alone among the campaigns to disclose their exact cash on hand. … [Campaign manager Roger] Lau wrote, that Warren added over 300,000 new donors in the third quarter, bringing her total to around 750,000 donors over the course of the campaign. Sanders ” campaign, said in September that it had more than 1 million donors.”

The front-runner in the age of show bigger Problem for the party Political: “Bernie Sanders’ stay in the hospital with a blocked artery this week finally forced the democratic party to confront a persistent fact: All three of his presidential front-Runner septuagenarians, and two are older than Donald Trump… For Sanders, the immediate effect of the breach, a Blockade, so that two stents was the side line of the 78-year-old senator until further notice… But the wider impact was also thrust into the normal view: In a Democratic primary, to break the once-expected, along generational lines, a whole crop of younger competitors is to return the favor, so far that, even with an aging, top-tier-contender — it would be to assemble a surprise for the party is a generational argument against Trump in the next year. Biden, Sanders, Sr., and Elizabeth Warren — the youngest of the three at 70 — draw almost three-quarters of primary voters ‘ support in national polling. And even if Sanders stumbles, no younger alternative is to benefit from the likely. Instead, it is Sanders’ friend and colleague, progressive, Warren, who would be ready to win.”

Harris fights to gain ground in the home-state – LAT: “If Kamala Harris launched her presidential candidacy, was one of California as a major asset. … But instead as a basis, California, the cracks covers serve in their troubled campaign. Recent polling shows Harris is mired in a distant fourth place, with the support of less than 1 in 10 of the respondents. … In part, the bad reputation, reflects the problems that plagued Harris have nationwide: uneven debate performances, to questions of a changing attitude and, perhaps above all, the lack of a clear and convincing message. But part of the explanation is in California itself. The state is physically immensely… It is also astronomically expensive to advertise, and this makes it very difficult for a politician — even an elected three times to statewide office-like Harris — to become known, much less venerated. In short, as other presidential candidates have learned painfully, there is no such thing in California as a home-state advantage.”

Walter Shapiro: Pete Buttigieg undeniable charm – New Republic: “Four months before the Iowa Caucasus, it is time to reckon with reality, the Buttigieg probably has a better chance to be the democratic candidate, as someone next to Biden and the rising Warren. With Sanders ailing, and Kamala Harris sputtering, Buttigieg has enough money to go the distance (he has raised $44 million in the last six months) and enough polling support to its place on every debate stage. Whatever happens afterwards, this young candidate with a long resume (Harvard, Rhodes Scholar, McKinsey analyst, failed statewide candidate, the mayor, and the secret service officer in Afghanistan) has already appeared, as the political surprise of the year 2019. And that raises a new question: Is Buttigieg, who was four years younger than JFK when he was inaugurated in the year 2021, prepared for the White house?”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Rick Perry is expected to resign in November – Politico

The Supreme court agreed to review the Louisiana abortion case – Fox News

Former REP. Joe Crowley to host fundraiser for Joe Kennedy‘s Senate-campaign – Boston Globe

AUDIBLE: FRUSTRATION STATION
“In this situation, if you don’t defend the guy with the name and often and vigorously, you don’t make him another victim of the party, you’re behind him.” – A DNC-member, speaking anonymously to Politico, the President, the attacks on Joe Biden.

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THE REAL REASON WHY THE CHICKEN CROSSED THE road
Bangor [Maine] Daily News: “It all started about two weeks ago, if you [Kate] McCormick home from a day at the Common Ground Fair… “I was really tired and I just wanted to go to bed,” she said. ‘I lifted up the cushion [on my bed], and it was an egg under them.’ McCormick said, all she could do was laugh at the time, and you are looking for the nearest suspect. In this case, your 7-year-old German shepherd-Labrador Retriever mix, Jake. … Further investigation revealed, however, the offender. “I walked around my house and found a little pile of chicken poo,’ McCormick said. … The next morning … McCormick can testify that the hen antics first-hand. “I was awake, and the back door was open, and before I knew it, I could hear a chicken foot said up the stairs in my house,” she said. … The whole process took about 15 minutes, McCormick said, because the chicken took the time to arrange the blankets and pillows in a sort of nest in which the egg is laid.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“The calm is setting a fantasy-world in which the stability is self-sufficient without the United States. It is not. We would not pause for breath, but chaos will arise.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the “National Review” on. Dec. 2, 2016.

Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? You can register here.

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