One-Party Rule is Over: Trump Skunked

Now let’s get this impeachment started in earnest. The only power they left Trump in appointing Supreme Court judges - ReThugs in fact added to their lead in the Senate. However, most of the business in conducted in the Congress. They can cripple Drumpf and IMPEACH him.

Note: Impeachment doesn’t mean he is deposed. He can remain a lame-duck president if the Senate refuses to pass the impeachment.

[SIZE=7]Democrats Win Back The House Of Representatives[/SIZE]
Their victory is a major loss for Republicans and for President Donald Trump’s agenda.
By Matt Fuller
11/07/2018

WASHINGTON ― After eight unforgiving years in the minority, Democrats will once again control the House of Representatives, with a deeply divided nation handing their party a narrow advantage of around 10 seats in the House.

It wasn’t quite the wave that Democrats were hoping for. Even with a nine-point advantage in the popular vote, Republicans fended off the worst case scenarios in the House and actually improved their majority in the Senate, as Indiana, Missouri and Florida ― states that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 ― sent their Democratic senators packing.

But both parties will still be able to claim victories Tuesday. Democrats picking up the House effectively slows Trump’s presidency to a legislative crawl, while Republicans will point to their gains in the Senate to say voters still prefer their stark vision of governance.

In fact, one of the major lessons for Republicans may be that they need to embrace Trump’s style even more. A blue wave for Democrats never really materialized because Republicans were able to energize their own voters through a campaign full of racial anxiety and culture war items.

Even with Democrats looking likely to pick up around 30 seats in the House, it’s perhaps most notable how many GOP members were able to survive. It took Republicans trying to undermine popular protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, the passage of an unpopular tax cut bill, and the reality of Trump for Democrats to recapture the House ― and Democrats were only able to barely achieve that goal.

Where Democrats did pick up seats, their gains were mostly in areas where Hillary Clinton had already beaten Donald Trump in 2016, though Democrats did flip districts all across the nation. They took three seats in Virginia, three seats in Pennsylvania, two seats in Texas, and a smattering of seats from New York, Iowa, Illinois and New Jersey ― with dozens of races to still be called.

Democrats also had a few upsets on the night, flipping the Trump-friendly area of Staten Island and even a district in long-red Oklahoma. But their gains were mostly in the suburban, affluent, educated areas that Democrats have already increasingly turned blue.

The primary message from Democrats during the 2018 campaign ― that they would protect health care for the sick while Republicans would undermine it ― did seem to resonate across the country. Democrats used almost every opportunity they could to redirect conversations back to health care. They also channeled frustration with a historically unpopular president into grassroots energy that propelled them back to power in a number of districts that Democrats haven’t represented in years, in some cases decades, like the Virginia district where Democrat Abigail Spanberger defeated Republican Dave Brat in a district that a Democrat hasn’t represented since 1970.

But again, Republicans kept the majority of their tossup seats by appealing to their GOP base voters. In states like Florida where Republicans could have lost a number of seats, the GOP ended up only losing in areas where Democrats were already popular. A governor’s race that pitted the Democratic base’s energy ― channeled into candidate Andrew Gillum ― against Trump’s base, with Republican candidate Ron DeSantis, showed that Republicans had the advantage.
Republicans had initially tried a different messaging strategy. They tried to sell their tax cut package as a major victory for voters, arguing that the strong economy was a byproduct of their policies.

But with polls consistently showing the legislation’s popularity in the low 40s, Republicans eventually began campaigning on the more culture war-ish, racially tinged messages that kept a wave at bay.

The GOP bet it could withstand the worst effects of a Democratic wave by embracing Trump’s playbook and exciting their own voters ― and Republicans were mostly right.
[INDENT]Ultimately, whether Pelosi can become speaker again will depend on the exact composition of the House and whether she can get some Democrats to go back on the soft promises they made to their constituents that they would not support her for speaker.[/INDENT]
Still, recapturing the House is a huge achievement for Democrats as they look to curb the worst effects of Trump’s presidency.

Democrats almost certainly won’t go along with GOP attempts to gut the Affordable Care Act. They likely won’t make the tax cuts permanent as Republicans want. And ― as was already the case ― they won’t give Trump his signature border wall without major concessions on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

Instead, Democrats have said, they’ll put forward an infrastructure package meant to tempt some moderate Republicans and the president. They’ll offer their own legislation on DACA and dare Trump to oppose it. And they’ll conduct more rigorous oversight of the president, though there are already questions about how far Democrats would push possible impeachment proceedings.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has made it clear that, under her leadership, impeaching Trump is “not a priority.” But that could change with new revelations from the Robert Mueller investigation or from congressional oversight ― and Pelosi’s position as the top Democrat in the House isn’t certain either.

A number of the Democrats who won Tuesday ― including Spanberger in Virginia, Jason Crow in Colorado, Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey and Anthony Brindisi in New York ― have said they won’t support Pelosi to be the next speaker. And with what could still be a narrow majority for Democrats, Pelosi’s grip on the speaker’s gavel is very loose. She’s long faced pressure from existing Democrats in her caucus ― such as Tim Ryan of Ohio, Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Jim Cooper of Tennessee ― to relinquish her position as the No. 1 Democrat in the House.

Ultimately, whether Pelosi can become speaker again will depend on the exact composition of the House and whether she can get some Democrats to go back on the soft promises they made to their constituents that they would not support her for speaker.

There were still a number of races to be decided and called as of late Tuesday night, including most of the close California races. Many of those tossups will be crucial to determining the exact majority for Democrats and whether Pelosi can hold onto her position.

Why are you trying so hard to rewrite what an impeachment mean? There is no thing as a lame duck impeachment

hawa ni wale tunaita armchair analysts, you have no idea what you are talking about yet you want to give your opinion

What the fuck are you talking about?

They lack critical thinking. All their lazy brains can manage to do is repeat what they hear on CNN. Completely unoriginal sheep.
Try asking them how a Clinton Democrat presidency would help Africa after what she did to Libya…silence.
Umeffi tupu.

Critical thinking on display.

The fear of “brown” saved Republicans from a thorough beating, but you can only hold back brown and educated numbers for so long:

[INDENT]But their gains were mostly in the suburban, affluent, educated areas that Democrats have already increasingly turned blue.[/INDENT]
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[INDENT]Republicans were able to energize their own voters through a campaign full of racial anxiety and culture war items[/INDENT]

Now that the Dems have the house of reps, the tension is about to hit the roof - If they don’t succeed in getting rid of Trump. They can now subpoena anything to find out what the lunatic has been up to.

Don’t forget Mueller now has backing.

They don’t actually have to do too much, but if they wind up being busy bodies they will be voted out. He will do it to himself but may complete his term. He still has power to interfere with Mueller but the writing is on the wall if he does. Watch for the AG to get fired (forced to resign) and the new errand boy to take over and interfere with Mueller. These battles will eventually go to the courts and guess who is there waiting at the top most court?

I think he’ll complete the first term too. The Dems need to move faster faster and start crushing his racist ‘batteries.’ Btw, there might be some bombshells we haven’t heard yet - gut feeling.

Drumpf was out early congratulating Nancy Pelosi… hehe… he can sense it.

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[SIZE=4]DEMS TAKE HOUSE TO CHECK TRUMP [/SIZE]

[SIZE=4]After eight years in the minority, Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives, with voters handing the party an advantage of at least a dozen seats in the midterms. However, Republicans picked up several Senate seats to strengthen control there, allowing both parties to claim victory. [HuffPost][/SIZE]

Nixon was in the same spot. What happened to him? You can’t counter with Bill Clinton since his wife had already castrated him. I’m betting Drumpf cannot take constant vetoing, which is coming his way.

You asked, and here is a good example of an article that I can’t go past the first sentence.

Don’t overextend yourself now.
It seems like I hurt your feelings. Pole.

You know he doesn’t mean it and never would, but he knows how to play the game. He placates the left and while they are confused by his behavior and celebrating the congressional wins, fires Sessions while simultaneously issuing a warning not to investigate. It is said some of the most intelligent persons are behind prison bars or are mentally ill with misfiring neurons, no one ever thought the latter may one day sit in the white house. Thousands of Mental Health Professionals Agree Trump is Dangerous

The dude’s a “me this me that” personality.

Mr. Trump framed the results of the vote on his own terms, calling it “a great victory” because Republicans bolstered their majority in the Senate and insisting that he is almost happier that Democrats won the House because it will be easier to cut bipartisan deals. :wink:

Democrats picked up at least 26 seats in the House, taking the majority, and claimed seven additional governorships in key states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Kansas where Mr. Trump won two years ago and that will be crucial to his chances of securing a second term in 2020.
But he chose to focus instead on the net gain of two Republican seats in the Senate so far and argued that his losses were not as bad as President Barack Obama’s were in 2010. And he blamed Republican losses on lawmakers who distanced themselves from him rather than embracing him.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-midterms-trump-expectations_us_5be302eee4b0e843889281da