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Raw Power

Politico has a piece today on what the GOP did to Dems in North Carolina. This should be a must read piece for Dem leaders across the country. If this is how the game is going to be played these days, then Dems must consider how, where, and when they can do the same to the GOP. This is about raw power, baby.  Maybe Dems should look at how to make gains in Harris County in 2018 and take it from there. Nice guys may be out these days.

Here is the must read article: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/in-north-carolina-some-democrats-see-the-future-214553.

Like I said, raw power, baby!

How many 162 game seasons did Cal Ripken, Jr, have?

This is silly. Who cares? This also shows you how easy it is to set off Donald Trump which has many of us concerned.   Here is from Politico:

President-elect Donald Trump has two words for President Barack Obama, who suggested his 2008 message of hope and change could land him a third term in the White House if he were constitutionally eligible: “NO WAY!”

“President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me,” Trump tweeted Monday afternoon. “He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.”

Trump’s tweets come hours after the president — whose approval ratings this year have been some of the highest during his eight years in office — told David Axelrod, his former senior adviser, that the message from his 2008 campaign still resonates in 2016. 

“I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama said on “The Axe Files” podcast published Monday morning.

“I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one.”

From the this guy is full of s__t department:

Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 15h15 hours ago

The world was gloomy before I won – there was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!

You gotta be kidding.

Cal Ripken, Jr. had 9 162 game seasons and 1 163 game season of course.

I also got a photo book on the Beatles and a Yellow Submarine Beatles coffee mug this Christmas.

I don’t have anything from The Yard today.

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