Paul Ryan Abandons Trump: The Bleeding Continues

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    Oct 10, 2016 5:12 PM GMT
    Well, I thought that Trump last night was able to temporarily halt the excessive bleeding from his self-inflicted lacerations, but apparently NOT.

    "House Speaker Paul Ryan told fellow Republicans Monday he will no longer defend GOP nominee Donald Trump and will instead use the next 29 days to focus on preserving his party's hold on Congress. In a conference call with members Monday morning, Ryan told lawmakers, 'you all need to do what's best for you and your district,' according to someone who listened to the meeting. 'He will spend his entire energy making sure that Hillary Clinton does not get a blank check with a Democrat-controlled Congress,' said the person on the call — an implied acknowledgment that Trump no longer appears able to capture the White House."

    See http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/10/politics/paul-ryan-said-he-wont-defend-donald-trump/index.html.

    Let the bleeding continue.

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    Oct 10, 2016 5:22 PM GMT
    The GOP is in disarray. The GOP establishment is abandoning Trump, but is wary of alienating his support base, owing to the down-ballot fallout , and Trump is threatening to take the GOP down with him. Congratulations Republicans. You're now reaping the bigotry and division you've sowed for the past decade.
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    Oct 10, 2016 5:26 PM GMT
    The slugs have found themselves between a rock and a hard place. Right at home in the Republican Party.

    Considering the medieval bullshit they've put us through, bloodletting seems the appropriate self cure.
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    Oct 10, 2016 5:40 PM GMT
    Speaking of down ballot, vote as many republicans out as we possibly can




    United States House of Representatives elections, 2016
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    Elections to the U.S. House will be held on November 8, 2016. All 435 seats will be up for election. Additionally, there will be special elections to fill vacancies that occur in the 114th United States Congress.
    In order to flip control of the chamber, the Democratic Party needs to pick up 30 seats, a difficult task. Presidential elections tend to result in smaller changes to House partisan balance than midterms. The last two presidential elections saw gains of only eight and 24 seats for Democrats.[1][2] While it is unlikely that the Democratic Party will be able to gain control of the chamber in this election cycle, Democrats can still hope to reduce the majority that the Republican Party holds. Republicans currently hold their largest majority in the U.S. House since 1928.[3]

    The coinciding presidential election is likely to have a significant impact on the elections for U.S. House. Presidential election years lead to increased voter interest and turnout, which has an effect all the way down the ballot. In the past decade, presidential elections have led to Democratic gains in the U.S. House, while midterms have helped Republicans. If the trend holds, Democrats should look to pick up some seats in November.[3]



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    The current U.S. Senate has 54 Republicans and 45 Democrats (including one independent). The 2016 Senate election takes place on November 8, 2016. There are 34 seats up in 2016, of which 24 are held by Republicans. Democrats will need to gain 4 or 5 seats to take control

    Trouble maker republicans that got to go (1 term people, all from 2011)

    Marco Rubio 2011 1st
    Mark Kirk 2011 1st
    Daniel Coats 2011 1st
    Roy Blunt 2011 1st
    Kelly Ayotte 2011 1st
    Patrick Toomey 2011 1st
    Ron Johnson 2011 1st


    John Boozman 2011 1st
    Jerry Moran 2011 1st
    Rand Paul 2011 1st
    John Hoeven 2011 1st
    Rob Portman 2011 1st
    Mike Lee 2011 1st
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    Oct 10, 2016 5:59 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThe GOP is in disarray. The GOP establishment is abandoning Trump, but is wary of alienating his support base, owing to the down-ballot fallout , and Trump is threatening to take the GOP down with him. Congratulations Republicans. You're now reaping the bigotry and division you've sowed for the past decade.

    I think you nailed it. For a Brit you are more knowledgeable about US politics than a lot of US guys here are (but then most Brits tend to be that way).

    US Republicans brought this on themselves. The Trump Curse is something they'll have to battle for years to come. Good.