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A key G.O.P. committee canceled ad plans in three states, a sign that fund-raising trouble is taking a toll.


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CigarJoe - You are a man of few words. So here is an article to provide more words.

"The Republicans’ Senate campaign committee has slashed its television ad reservations in three critical battleground states for the fall, a likely sign of financial troubles headed into the peak of the 2022 midterm election season.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has cut more than $5 million in Pennsylvania, including its reservations in the Philadelphia media market, according to two media-tracking sources.

Reservations in Wisconsin, in the Madison and Green Bay markets, have also been curtailed, by more than $2 million. And in Arizona, all reservations after Sept. 30 have been cut in Phoenix and Tucson, the state’s only two major media markets, amounting to roughly $2 million more."

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/15/us/politics/senate-gop-ad-wisconsin-pennsylvania-arizona.html

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6 hours ago, LuckyDan said:

I don't think it's going to happen but if the Dems do keep the house AND senate I hope it is a blue wave. A good thumping would do the gop some good.

you read my mind. the gop is better off the way things currently are because the other way the democrats would scapegoat the gop.

the coming mess should belong completely to them.

:D

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1 minute ago, Bogie56 said:

I guess all of the GOP money is going to Donald Trump's lawyers.  

Ca-ching$$$

Does he pay his lawyers?  Or any bills?  

I haven't seen a recent update, but as of summer of 2021, 6 months after leaving office, his campaign still owed El Paso $560,000 for security services from a February 2019 campaign stop.

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1 minute ago, txfilmfan said:

Does he pay his lawyers?  Or any bills?  

I haven't seen a recent update, but as of summer of 2021, 6 months after leaving office, his campaign still owed El Paso $560,000 for security services from a February 2019 campaign stop.

The GOP said that they would stop paying his legal bills when he declared for President.  So, that must mean they are currently paying his legal bills.

At the same time he is raising 250 million plus for himself, much of it based on asking supporters to help him in legal battles.

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On 8/16/2022 at 3:39 AM, LuckyDan said:

I don't think it's going to happen but if the Dems do keep the house AND senate I hope it is a blue wave. A good thumping would do the gop some good.

I hope if it happens the dems don't ruin things too bad? It's usually a pendulum what it gets too bad it goes the other way. Though I wonder why the dems can get backers.  I mean if they want to tax the rich and the GOP help the rich why is it the GOP is the one who's having fundraising problems. (Members of the left have threatened boycotts if they donate to GOP) I think you need 2 parties to keep each in-line.

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3 minutes ago, Marysara1 said:

I think you need 2 parties to keep each in-line.

Two healthy parties, with a common goal but preferring different means to achieve it.

Right now the GOP is in an angry populist mode and pretty much dedicated to defending Trump, while progressives, or democratic socialists, whatever you want to call them, have the Democrat mic and are dedicated to all the usual left wing ideals (class and culture wars, income redistribution through taxing and spending) and are united in getting Trump. 

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1 minute ago, LuckyDan said:

have the Democrat mic and are dedicated to all the usual left wing ideals (class and culture wars, income redistribution through taxing and spending)

The democrats want to get rid of the middle-class. It'll fail in the long run because who would want to work hard to have it be taxed and given to somebody not working?

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9 minutes ago, Marysara1 said:

The democrats want to get rid of the middle-class. It'll fail in the long run because who would want to work hard to have it be taxed and given to somebody not working?

True but they don't think of it in those terms. They assume the middle class will carry on as usual, with the same market choices, just with free money coming in from "the rich" who also will carry on creating wealth to be redistributed. 

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4 hours ago, Marysara1 said:

The democrats want to get rid of the middle-class. It'll fail in the long run because who would want to work hard to have it be taxed and given to somebody not working?

The Democrats are the party of the middle class, working class and the poor.

The Republicans are the party of the corporations, the wealthy, theocrats  and racists.

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8 minutes ago, ElCid said:

The Democrats are the party of the middle class, working class and the poor.

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”


 Margaret Thatcher

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1 hour ago, Marysara1 said:

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”


 Margaret Thatcher

You quote that without probably realizing that what Thatcher was talking about was a United Kingdom where many industries and economic sectors were state-owned and heavily regulated, and many people lived in government-owned housing when she took office.  Even after the Thatcher government sold these off to private concerns, the UK maintains an extensive social safety net that Republicans in the U.S. would never support.

Considered very conservative in her own country, if she held the same ideological positions here in the U.S., she'd be more closely aligned with the Democrats than Republicans.

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1 hour ago, txfilmfan said:

Considered very conservative in her own country, if she held the same ideological positions here in the U.S., she'd be more closely aligned with the Democrats than Republicans.

It's about the pendulum. Our problem is China bought many U.S. properties. We are becoming like England during Thatcher's time. Doesn't Biden want it heavily regulated based on stopping climate change?

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28 minutes ago, Marysara1 said:

It's about the pendulum. Our problem is China bought many U.S. properties. We are becoming like England during Thatcher's time. Doesn't Biden want it heavily regulated based on stopping climate change?

When the government buys all the electric companies, the natural gas companies, the phone companies, the automakers, Boeing, the airlines and 33% of the housing, then we can say the US is like pre-Thatcher UK.

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1 minute ago, txfilmfan said:

When the government buys all the electric companies, the natural gas companies, the phone companies, the automakers, Boeing, the airlines and 33% of the housing, then we can say the US is like pre-Thatcher UK.

Didn't our government try to bail-out several companies?

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1 hour ago, Marysara1 said:

Didn't our government try to bail-out several companies?

You are probably thinking of Chrysler and GM (and others).  Chrysler, which came out of bankruptcy owned jointly by UAW pension fund, Fiat, US government and Canadian government, in 2009.   The US ownership came about because Chrysler received a US Government loan from the TARP program.  Same for GM.  Both loans were repaid.

It's neither the same concept nor on the same scale.  The US Government never ran the day-to-day operations, whereas in the UK, they did, for decades.  For example, Wikipedia has 112 articles under the category "Former nationalised industries of the United Kingdom"

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