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June 13, 2019

Trump Gonna Trump



Some other news:

Joe Manchin may leave Senate early.

Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is reportedly considering vacating his Senate seat before his term ends and launching another bid for the governorship of West Virginia, according to a report published Thursday.

Manchin has confided in colleagues that he is exceptionally frustrated with Congress's lack of bipartisanship and consequently thinking about leaving the Senate, reported The Hill.

When asked if he is happy with the Senate's productivity, he replied, "Not at all."

"I haven't been happy since I've been here," he continued. "I've always thought there was more we can do. It's the greatest body in the world, so much good could be done."

Reportedly he might leave as early as just after the 2020 election.

Cuck fake libertarian Justin Amash encourages buzz about a possible spolier presidential run on the Fake Libertarian line.

He says he wouldn't run as a "spolier," but only to win, then says he hasn't made his mind up about running yet.

But, obviously, he would not win. He could only play the spoiler, and he's still entertaining that possibility.

Rep. Justin Amash, the lone Republican in Congress to call for President Trump’s impeachment, says he has no desire to play "spoiler" if he launches a third-party bid against Trump in 2020.

"I have no interest in playing spoiler. When I run for something, I run to win," the Michigan Republican told The Hill on Wednesday as he descended the steps of the Capitol toward his office.

"I haven't ruled anything out," Amash replied when asked if he’s made a decision about a possible presidential bid.


But if he does run, some of his GOP colleagues worry that the five-term Libertarian-leaning congressman from Grand Rapids could siphon tens of thousands of votes away from Trump in a general election, potentially moving Rust Belt states that Trump won in 2016 --such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania-- into the Democratic column next year.

But while he can only run as a spoiler -- despite the typical lies issuing from him about "running to win" -- he could play spoiler for either side, depending on the Democrat candidate, and depending on how things shake out.

There has been one poll taken with Amash as a third-party challenger, and the results may surprise you: 10 percent of the 600 likely Michigan voters surveyed May 28-30 say they'd vote for the local boy, which sounds reasonable enough, but Joe Biden's lead over Donald Trump is just six percentage points with Amash in the race, 12 points without. If such results are repeated in subsequent polls, it won't just be Trumpites hollering for Amash's scalp.

Now that's just one poll, and it assumes the Democrat will be Joe Biden (who many NeverTrump "Republicans" and "TruCons" are open to voting for), but, I guess it should be considered. Barely.


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