Thursday, June 22, 2017

Trump goes to Iowa, shovels big load of manure onto crowd

Quoted in Trump rides high into Iowa stop after Congressional wins.  (Des Moines Register, 6/21/2017)

About those bodily fluids:
Trump's energy, low and dirty, by Paul Krugman.  (The New York Times, 5/29/2017)
On the personal side, Trump reportedly disdains exercise of any kind except golf. He believes that raising a sweat depletes the finite reserves of precious bodily fluids, I mean energy, that a person is born with, and should therefore be avoided.

Not sure that riding high is in order here.

 The 4 House special elections so far this year have not been good news for the GOP.  Their margins of victory have shrunk considerably in mostly deep red districts.

Related reading:
But in terms of the implications for midterm elections in 2018, it’s much less clear that Republicans had a good night. For election forecasting purposes, the margins matter: that Ossoff and Parnell came fairly close to beating their opponents yields a different interpretation than if they’d been blown out. And South Carolina is an important data point, just as Georgia was, even if it received a fraction of as much media attention. The earlier special elections in Kansas’s 4th Congressional District and in Montana’s at-large district provide useful information about the political environment also.   [bold added]

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