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    Issa is the wealthiest member of Congress, no doubt he's just received a huge "bonus" from the tax bill. No need to embarrass himself any longer, he's cashing out.

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    Rep. Darrell Issa To Retire, Adding To Record GOP Exodus From Congress

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced he will not seek re-election Wednesday, adding to a record number of House Republicans heading for the exits ahead of the 2018 midterms — perhaps seeing the writing on the wall of a possible wave election.

    There are now 31 Republicans who will not seek re-election in November: 19 who are retiring outright and another 12 who are running for higher office. And that list is is expected to grow in the coming weeks.

    The last time a party had nearly that many members retire during a midterm year was in 1994 when 28 Democrats left, and the GOP subsequently took back control of Congress in the Republican Revolution. Now, it's Republicans who find themselves in the opposite and unenviable position.

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    I remember hearing about how the Dem's were in shambles back in the early 90's. Seems to me the GOP is in a MUCH worse position today, pushing unpopular policies with horrible consequences. (Not to mention the awful president.)

    Here's hoping it's enough for the Dem's to "take back our country."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owen View Post

    Here's hoping it's enough for the Dem's to "take back our country."
    Today, which is a day that doesn't matter nearly as much as November, is looking good so far.



    For anyone else having random twitter issues today:

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    Democrats have a 17-point edge on a generic congressional ballot in the new Q poll. That’s up 2-points from last month. (link: http://bit.ly/2Dkw5M5) bit.ly/2Dkw5M5

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    I love this Crooked Media image


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    Keep on fighting the good fight GOP!
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    A train carrying a huge chunk of them crashed into a garbage truck in the least subtle metaphor of 2018. (I'm sorry for that joke.) One fatality on the truck, injuries on truck and train.

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    Probably going to hell for thinking, "So close! Try again Universe." That was before I heard about the fatality.
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    I'm having a very mixed reaction to this



    Like hooray for Never-Trump Republicans trying to be honorable. Yay for former Presidents wanting to leave a dignified legacy. Yay for those with voices and power speaking up.

    But... part of me wants to break something because I'm still very pissed about the 2000 election.

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    Not to make light of the issue, but it's what I thought of. I can't believe no one, anyone, isn't running against him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTC View Post

    Not to make light of the issue, but it's what I thought of. I can't believe no one, anyone, isn't running against him.
    I think mostly because it's a super safe blue seat, so anyone trying to run against him in the primary is just setting themselves up to lose in the fall anyway. Still disgusts me that he's going to get air time and publicity.

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    Oh so there's a Democrat there who he won't beat? *phew*
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