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Old 03-14-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Jon Favreau is an Actor/Director/Producer (Swingers, Elf, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, etc.)
Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Jon Favreau is an Actor/Director/Producer (Swingers, Elf, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, etc.)
Nope, this is a different Jon Favreau. The tweet is from someone who was a speechwriter for Obama and now runs a political newsletter and podcast.

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Old 03-14-2018, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Nope, this is a different Jon Favreau. The tweet is from someone who was a speechwriter for Obama and now runs a political newsletter and podcast.

Thanks for the revised info!
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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Interesting that healthcare was a major concern in PA election. Republicans have been running on taking health care away from people for almost a decade at least.

Exit poll shows health care a top issue in Pa. special election | TheHill

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Pretty slick of the dems. . . put someone on the ballot that agrees with President Trump on many issues in hopes that some of the conservatives will put an X by his name. Then when the guy gets into office, it's a 180.
So Trump supports Universal Healthcare?

White House says Dem's upset win came from embracing Trump policies | TheHill
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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So Trump supports Universal Healthcare?
Sometimes he does...and sometimes he doesn't.

Who knew it was so complicated?

Actually it's not that complicated - he doesn't actually know anything about it, and actually doesn't give a damn. Depends on which marching orders he got most recently.

Until some not-so-bright idea pops into his head, and then all bets are off. But never fear, someone will rein him in.

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Old 03-14-2018, 03:37 PM
 
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LOL at Trumpists trying to make this election a "win" for Trump.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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fascist state?? that would be from the liberals
Nope
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Sometimes he does...and sometimes he doesn't.

Who knew it was so complicated?

Actually it's not that complicated - he doesn't actually know anything about it, and actually doesn't give a damn. Depends on which marching orders he got most recently.

Until some not-so-bright idea pops into his head, and then all bets are off. But never fear, someone will rein him in.
lol at the bolded. Yep, sometimes yes, sometimes no. Sometimes both within the space of a minute.

It would be amusing if the consequences of his idiocy weren't so severe.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:56 PM
 
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My big question about this win is to what extent it is due to

1) Increased voter turnout for Lamb, or
2) Trump voters crossing over

I suspect 1) is the largest reason. I'm sure though that countless number people are doing what they do, and we will soon be flooded with analyses.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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My big question about this win is to what extent it is due to

1) Increased voter turnout for Lamb, or
2) Trump voters crossing over

I suspect 1) is the largest reason. I'm sure though that countless number people are doing what they do, and we will soon be flooded with analyses.
It was turnout. There are actually more registered Democrats in PA18, but they don't vote as much, which is why it's been a GOP held seat for a decade and a half - and in some years, the Democrats didn't even field a candidate, which only contributed to the Dem voter apathy of course.

I'm not saying there was no crossover vote, but I think that turnout was the main factor, combined with having a fresh, young and appealing candidate who put together a great ground game to get people to the polls. People want to say that this is a blueprint for other races in terms of policy, but it's really more about organization and for a first timer, he did an amazing job putting together a team that pulled this off.

I think odds are extremely high for a win in the new district in November, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him hold that for a couple of terms and then run for Toomey's seat in 2022.
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