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About Clifford Franklin

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  • Birthday 11/21/1991

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  1. Clifford Franklin

    Will our democracy survive Trump?

    A Republican who dares to speak out against Trump is not a Democrat. FiveThirtyEight has Flake voting for the Trump agenda 84% of the time.
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    The Trump Economy

    Also just stumbled upon this. Doesn't exactly speak well to the "unburdening our corporate overlords will create jobs and raise wages!" argument.
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    The Trump Economy

    Read this last night. It seems like the mythical Trump economy is slowing down. Looks like those of us who just recently began building our portfolios are going to have to wait a while for them to start looking good. I guess it makes sense. The juice from the tax cuts is probably starting to run out, and I can't see them adding more fuel via more cuts with a divided Congress coming soon. From what I've heard the overall economic indicators remain pretty strong due to the regulatory policies of this administration, but this piece lists substantial evidence a downturn is coming as well, ranging from the trade wars to falling energy prices to corporate growth & the jobs market peaking to the global economic cycle. That second piece suggests once we start seeing unemployment starting rising again we should brace for the oncoming recession.
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    The Angry Violent Left

    This happened, what, a week or two, ago? It's no doubt good that the truth finally came out, but unfortunately the hacks already got the narrative they wanted and pushed it out to their followers. Unfortunate that the facts always lag behind the flashy headlines.
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    Trump and the Press

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    2018 mid-term

    Remember when Obama tried to interfere in elections to help his supporters win extremely close races instead of letting the process play out? You shouldn't, because he never did. In other news:
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    The Environment

    People are literally dead. Americans are fleeing their homes. And the president's idea of leadership is to threaten to revoke federal funds. Outstanding.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

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    The Angry Violent Right

    Context: Mike Espy is black.
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    2018 mid-term

    When polls first closed it looked like the GOP nominee had won Flake's Senate seat in Arizona. Tallies of the remaining vote - 25% of the total ballots cast - have launched the Democrat Kyrsten Sinema into a commanding 30,000 vote lead. It's looking like AZ will elect a Democratic senator for the first time since the 80s. The Arizona Republican Party is going to get to the bottom of this.
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    2018 mid-term

    Proof backing up this statement would be good context.
  12. Clifford Franklin


    Ooof. Really glad Wisconsin elected a clean sweep blue governor and cabinet and sent Baldwin back to the Senate. But those state assembly results are BRUTAL. One of the biggest reasons I wanted Evers to beat Scott Walker was because now he can veto maps that are this atrociously gerrymandered in 2020. It's got to feel horrible as a Wisconsin voter to know your state representation is already decided for you. Some pretty grim news on the state of democracy in the state in this thread. And Wisconsin Republicans are already thinking about stripping him of his powers before he even begins his term.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    That seems about fair to me. The only ones that strike me as particularly vexing for Dems if things continue to trend the way they are now are Iowa & Florida. Even if they ceded those they'd still have 270.
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    2018 mid-term

    Do a little reading before you come in here and start arguing with strawmen, Ric. The issue at hand is about him sitting on voter registrations and using a BS exact match rule to ensure only people he wants to get registered get registered until after election day when people were calling for him to step down from overseeing the election because of an obvious conflict of interest. That's not democracy. It's rigging an election in your favor by abusing your power.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    Good information about how the 2020 Democratic field is shaping up. Definitely agree with the end: