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Did Watergate have any effect on the outcome of the election?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Dec 25th, 2017 at 01:00:13 PM EST
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The largest Democratic Congress since FDR, I think, in '74 and Ford lost to Carter in '76. But billionaire money and owned media overwhelmed that tide in '80.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Dec 25th, 2017 at 04:38:45 PM EST
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Democrats held 2/3rds of the House and 3/5ths of the Senate and President Ford was a moderate. But the committee chairs, esp. in the Senate, remained in the hands of conservative Southern Democrats.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Dec 25th, 2017 at 04:48:36 PM EST
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Republicans warn Trump of 2018 bloodbath - Politico
The backstage talks provide a window into how those closest to Trump are bracing for a possible bloodbath in the 2018 midterms, which could obliterate the Republican congressional majorities and paralyze the president's legislative agenda. The potential for a Democratic wave has grown after Republican losses this fall in Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama, and as the president's approval ratings have plummeted to the 30s.
by Bernard on Mon Dec 25th, 2017 at 07:50:16 PM EST
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I just hope enough are progressives on economics.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Dec 26th, 2017 at 06:44:32 AM EST
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Watergate convinced the Ueberklass it needed to implement the Powell Memo ASAP, and everything since has flowed from that.
by rifek on Wed Dec 27th, 2017 at 11:27:57 PM EST
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