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Friday, January 05, 2018

"He's not going to make it," Steve Bannon says of his old boss Donald Trump. The former campaign manager and then White House chief strategist, now back at Breitbart, gives the president he takes credit for electing ("I came up with a solution for his broke --- campaign in about a day") a one-in-three chance of ending up impeached, of resigning, or of limping through one term before walking away. "He's lost his stuff."

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That's according to Michael Wolff's new account of the Trump White House, Fire and Fury, much of it sourced to Bannon and his camp, and most of it deeply hostile to Jarvanka, as they refer to first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.

Bannon, Wolff reports, has already assembled a "rump campaign operation" for 2020 and is telling people that Trump's top 2016 backers -- specifically Sheldon Adelson, Bob and Rebekah Mercer, Bernie Marcus and Peter Thiel -- are now in Bannon's corner as he travels the country meeting conservative leaders, to "kiss the ass and pay homage to all the gray-beards" as he sets the stage for "when I am president."

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"a one-in-three chance of ending up impeached, of resigning, or of limping through one term before walking away"

Posted by Doc_sarvis at 06:38 AM | 0 COMMENTS | permalink | Comment on This Entry |

I'd say the odds are fifty-fifty. I'd also add murder-suicide to the list of possibilities here. If you don't think that could happen, then you've been fortunate enough never to know a man like Donald Trump.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-04 10:40 AM | Reply

as he sets the stage for "when I am president."

Perhaps the only thought scarier than Trump winning a second term.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-04 10:49 AM | Reply

The only thing worse than a Trump Presidency is a Pence Presidency. Long live Donald Trump, well until 2020, after that I don't give a crap if he dies, retires , is imprisoned for crimes. But God save Donald Trump as long as Mike Pence is VP.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 09:54 AM | Reply

Bannon misses his character on SNL.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-05 10:34 AM | Reply

Bannon: 'When I Am President ...'

This is what can happen when you keep going with that 'lesser of two evils' crap.

#5 | Posted by Whizzo at 2018-01-05 10:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"This is what can happen when you keep going with that 'lesser of two evils' crap."

No, actually, this is what happens when you don't acknowledge the truth of the lesser of two evils. Y'all who were too ideological to vote for Clinton brought Trump into office. Thanks a heap.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 11:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

This is what can happen when you keep going with that 'lesser of two evils' crap.

#5 | Posted by Whizzo at 2018-01-05 10:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

AMEN Honey amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-05 11:15 AM | Reply

Yeah Laura, Donald Trump is the result of that thinking. If you haven't yet figured out how misguided you were then you are incapable of recognizing the truth.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 11:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Y'all who were too ideological to vote for Clinton brought Trump into office. Thanks a heap." - #6 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 11:06 AM

AMEN Honey amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#9 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 11:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yeah Laura, Donald Trump is the result of that thinking. If you haven't yet figured out how misguided you were then you are incapable of recognizing the truth.

Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 11:19 AM | Reply

It's attitudes like yours is why we have horrible candidates.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-05 11:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

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Elections are decisions between two candidates, not between your ideal candidate and the opposition. Either understand that or admit you don't understand what elections are about in America where we have a "winner takes all" binary election system. I didn't devise it, I don't even necessarily like it but it is what we have and Donald Trump is the perfect example of what can happen when too many Americans vote for the system they want instead of dealing with the system we have.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 11:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"It's attitudes like yours is why we have horrible candidates." - #10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-05 11:20 AM | Reply | Flag: Non sequitur

#12 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 11:22 AM | Reply

"It's attitudes like yours is why we have horrible candidates."

Candidates are chosen in primary elections, I loved Sanders, he lost. I took his advice and voted for Hillary. You didn't. Trump won. Figure it out.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 11:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"I didn't devise it, I don't even necessarily like it but it is what we have..." - #11 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 11:21 AM

"It is what we have."

In other words, reality.

Some, like you Danni, recognize reality.

Others, obviously, do not.

#14 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 11:26 AM | Reply

Candidates are chosen in primary elections, I loved Sanders, he lost. I took his advice and voted for Hillary. You didn't. Trump won. Figure it out.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 11:23 AM | Reply | Flag:

I couldn't in good conscience vote for either Trump or Clinton. Sorry that voting for the best person rankles your feathers Danni.

#15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-05 11:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Y'all who were too ideological to vote for Clinton
#6 | POSTED BY DANNI

Let's not forget Biden and all of the other Dems that declined to run because, "It's her turn".
Polish the turd or get 'Bernied'.

#16 | Posted by Whizzo at 2018-01-05 11:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Sorry that voting for the best person rankles your feathers Danni." - #15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-05 11:26 AM

You admitted you voted for Jill Stein.

It is laughable that you believe Jill Stein is "the best person."

#17 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 11:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Let's not forget Biden ... declined to run because, "It's her turn"." - #16 | Posted by Whizzo at 2018-01-05 11:27 AM

With his wife, Jill, and President Barack Obama at his side in the White House Rose Garden, Biden said the window for a successful campaign "has closed," noting his family's grief following the death of his son, Beau.
No "It's her turn" in there.

Nope, none whatsoever.

#18 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 11:31 AM | Reply

"Yeah Laura, Donald Trump is the result of that thinking."

I thought Donald Trump was the result of voter fraud and the electoral college.

#19 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-05 11:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Let's not forget Biden and all of the other Dems that declined to run because, "It's her turn".

It was apparent the DNC was all in for her from the beginning.

#20 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-05 11:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Let's not forget Biden and all of the other Dems that declined to run because, "It's her turn".

As Hans pointed out, that's not why Biden didn't run.

#21 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-05 11:39 AM | Reply

I thought Donald Trump was the result of voter fraud and the electoral college.

Posted by eberly at 2018-01-05 11:35 AM | Reply

Who knew I had so much power. If I have this much power why does my face look like a horse's ass???

#22 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-05 11:41 AM | Reply

"It was apparent the DNC was all in for her from the beginning."

If Biden had run, I don't think it would have been a slam dunk for Hillary with members of the DNC unless it had turned out that she was beating him in most of the primaries. If Biden had run, it might have helped Bernie, because Joe and Hil might have split the establishment vote in such a way that Bernie had more votes than either one of them. Who knows?

#23 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-05 11:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#20 Perhaps that's because HRC is a Democrat? Don't get me wrong, I like Bernie Sanders but he is not, was not and apparently despite his claims never will be a Democrat.

#24 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2018-01-05 11:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As Hans pointed out, that's not why Biden didn't run.

Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-05 11:39 AM | Reply

Sure it is. The DNC was rigged for Hillary ever since 2008. It was her coronation after all.

#25 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-05 11:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Sure it is." - #25 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-05 11:46 AM

So, you're calling Joe Biden a liar.

Not unexpected.

#26 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 11:50 AM | Reply

"...why does my face look like a horse's ass???" - #22 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-05 11:41 AM

Because the wind changed direction at just the right moment.

#27 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 11:50 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

23

Agreed. Might be same reason Warren stayed out.

I'd be happy with either Biden or Warren next time....the both of them can go at it and hopefully a cleaner campaign with healthy debate and whoever survives has my vote.

#28 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-05 11:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No "It's her turn" in there.
#18 | HANS

Sanders- Withdrew
O'Malley- Withdrew
Chafee- Withdrew
Webb- Withdrew
Klobuchar- Declined
Cuomo- Declined
Warren- Declined
Dean- Declined
Biden- Declined
Gillibrand- Declined

Did any of these say publicly, I decline/ withdraw because 'It's her turn'? No.
Did any say publicly, 'I don't think she's what we need right now'?
No, because DNC meetings aren't public forums and the fix was in.
If the DNC had read the tea leaves and said let's rethink this, we'll say "Hill is ill, we're drafting ______ in her place", it would have happened.
At least Bernie had the balls to challenge the status quo.
Oh, and I would have voted for Biden, no second thoughts.

#29 | Posted by Whizzo at 2018-01-05 12:00 PM | Reply

"Sure it is. The DNC was rigged for Hillary ever since 2008. It was her coronation after all."

Was the DNC and Hillary responsible for Biden's son's death which he was still grieving over at the time? That was why he didn't run and it is insulting to him for you to pretend otherwise. Give the man some slack, he lost his son. It takes time to get over a thing like that, if you ever actually do.

#30 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 12:01 PM | Reply

Was the DNC and Hillary responsible for Biden's son's death which he was still grieving over at the time? That was why he didn't run and it is insulting to him for you to pretend otherwise. Give the man some slack, he lost his son. It takes time to get over a thing like that, if you ever actually do.

Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 12:01 PM | Reply

You really believe he stayed out because of his son's death??? Really???

#31 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-05 12:02 PM | Reply

Hillary got the nomination because, in the opinions of most Democrats, she had the best chance of winning among any possible nominee at the time. She beat Bernie in primary after primary. She received nearly 3 million more votes than Trump. Interstate Crosscheck gained an advantage for Trump in three swing states which gave him the election. Deny Interstate Crosscheck if you want but it won't change the facts. The election of 2016 will be remembered historically as a stolen election. Hillary Clinton should be President today.

#32 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 12:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"You really believe he stayed out because of his son's death???" - #31 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-05 12:02 PM

How many children have you buried following their devastating illness?

#33 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 12:04 PM | Reply

"You really believe he stayed out because of his son's death??? Really???"

Having three kids of my own, yes, I seriously believe that and also HE SAID SO AT THE TIME.

#34 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 12:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Did any of these say publicly, I decline/ withdraw because 'It's her turn'? No." - #29 | Posted by Whizzo at 2018-01-05 12:00 PM

Correct.

Thanks for making my point for me.

#35 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 12:08 PM | Reply

If a person is going to drop out of being President because a child died two years earlier, I don't want that person as President.

Whats he going to do if he was President and his son died.... quit?

Beau Bidens dying wish ...

According to multiple sources, it was Biden himself who talked to her, painting a tragic portrait of a dying son, Beau's face partially paralyzed, sitting his father down and trying to make him promise to run for president because "the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values."
www.politico.com

Weird he would deny his son his dying wish....

#36 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-05 12:12 PM | Reply

-Elections are decisions between two candidates, not between your ideal candidate and the opposition. Either understand that or admit you don't understand what elections are about in America where we have a "winner takes all" binary election system. I didn't devise it, I don't even necessarily like it but it is what we have and Donald Trump is the perfect example of what can happen when too many Americans vote for the system they want instead of dealing with the system we have.

#11

One of life's repeatables. And in complete agreement with Noam Chomsky, Bernie Sanders, Eliz Warren, and Michael Moore.

- Sorry that voting for the best person rankles your feathers

A total cop-out on one's civic duty to their country when that "best person" is a non-factor with no chance to win.

www.youtube.com

#37 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-05 12:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"A total cop-out on one's civic duty to their country when that "best person" is a non-factor with no chance to win."

On election day, you're right. It's a cop-out.

But it's no more of a cop-out than being a life-time party line voter.

#38 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-05 12:19 PM | Reply

"If a person is going to drop out of being President because a child died two years earlier..." - #36 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-05 12:12 PM

Beau Biden didn't die "two years earlier."

As usual, if you didn't have hyperbole you'd have no bole at all.

#39 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 12:19 PM | Reply

"Beau Bidens dying wish ..." - #36 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-05 12:12 PM

According to multiple sources.

Just like Michael Wolff's new account of the Trump White House.

Multiple sources.

Good to know you're on-board.

#40 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 12:23 PM | Reply

--And in complete agreement with Noam Chomsky, Bernie Sanders, Eliz Warren, and Michael Moore.

And Rosie O'Donut, Michael Moore's twin brother.

#41 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-05 12:30 PM | Reply

- no more of a cop-out than being a life-time party line voter.

When one party's national policies and candidates have been better for America than the only other party's
national policies and candidates for over half a century, voting consistently for that party is not a cop-out, it's a no brainer. And it's why calling someone who vote's for them a "partisan hack" is so ignorant.

#42 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-05 12:33 PM | Reply

Correct.
Thanks for making my point for me.
#35 | HANS

Chapter one, page one, opening line of the politicians handbook,
Never tell the voters the truth about anything.

#43 | Posted by Whizzo at 2018-01-05 12:34 PM | Reply

#41

Ah, more comedy from the same substance-free suspect. Nice.

#44 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-05 12:34 PM | Reply

attempted comedy, more like

#45 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-05 12:36 PM | Reply

So, you're calling Joe Biden a liar.
Not unexpected.

#26 | POSTED BY HANS

Don't be such an ass. They wouldn't state publicly that the DNC discouraged them from running if that is what occurred.

And I know you know this.

#46 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-05 12:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Chapter one, page one, opening line of the politicians handbook..." - #43 | Posted by Whizzo at 2018-01-05 12:34 PM

When someone here feigns shock over a politician (always of the other party) caught in a lie I am reminded of Captain Louis Renault.

#47 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 12:39 PM | Reply

"And it's why calling someone who vote's for them a "partisan hack" is so ignorant."

I agree. It takes more than just voting for the same party no matter what to earn the distinction of being a "partisan hack".

It requires a shameless defense of virtually every thing that party does, especially certain people in that party one might hold in very high esteem. Bad acts the opposition party commits are bad bad bad...but when one of their own does it.....they are being "pragmatic" and then the sam rayburn quotes come out "if you can't drink their whiskey and vote against them then you shouldn't be here" as a means to explain away the acceptance of large sums of money from special interests, etc.

THAT is what earns some here the distinction of being a "partisan hack".

#48 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-05 12:40 PM | Reply

"They wouldn't state publicly that the DNC discouraged them from running if that is what occurred." - #46 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-05 12:36 PM

The DNC is many things.

Stupid enough to openly discourage someone from running isn't one of those things.

And I know you know this.

#49 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 12:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#47
Good reference. :)
No shock or surprise here. This takes us right back to 'the lessor of two evils' question. I've always said you should vote for the person that will cheat in your favor. That option was not available to me in '16.

#50 | Posted by Whizzo at 2018-01-05 12:47 PM | Reply

- a shameless defense of virtually every thing that party does

No, sorry. That phrase is commonly used around here for anyone who supports the party with the better policies over some 3rd party with no chance of winning, which is the context of what I was saying, not your expansion of that context.

#51 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-05 12:47 PM | Reply

Weird he would deny his son his dying wish....
#36 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Only an emotion-free Repub-bot would have trouble understanding Biden's hesitancy to relive his son's death daily during a campaign.

#52 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-05 12:50 PM | Reply

51

you trotted out "partisan hack" obviously because your feelings are hurt about being called that 4 or 5 million times. I just cleared up what earns that label.

a "cop-out" is different. I don't disagree with you on the 3rd party thing.

#53 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-05 12:53 PM | Reply

"you trotted out "partisan hack" obviously because your feelings are hurt about being called that 4 or 5 million times."

A supporter of the Democratic Party is not necessarily a hack because that party supports the ideas that the so called "hack" supports while only a supporter of tax cuts for the rich, taking away healthcare for millions, etc. who still supports the Republican Party is obviously a hack because he/she would recognize that the policies of that party are not beneficial to millions of Americans but they choose to support them anyway out of party loyalty. Right now you have one Senator, Jeff Flake, retiring from the Senate because he just can't support the policies of today's Republican Party. He's not a hack but the rank and file who still do are.

#54 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 01:01 PM | Reply

"Right now you have one Senator, Jeff Flake, retiring from the Senate because he just can't support the policies of today's Republican Party." - #54 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 01:01 PM

And, yet, he voted right in line with every other Republican senator for the corporate tax cut bill.

#55 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 01:05 PM | Reply

"Did any of these say publicly, I decline/ withdraw because 'It's her turn'? No." - #29 | Posted by Whizzo at 2018-01-05 12:00 PM
Correct.
Thanks for making my point for me.
#35 | HANS

"They wouldn't state publicly that the DNC discouraged them from running if that is what occurred." - #46 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-05 12:36 PM
The DNC is many things.
Stupid enough to openly discourage someone from running isn't one of those things.
And I know you know this.
#49 | HANS

Thanks for making my point for me.

#56 | Posted by Whizzo at 2018-01-05 01:05 PM | Reply

- obviously because

Assigning motivation is assuming... and that makes an ass out of... you, at least. I mentioned it because that's what people who don't vote for their personal favorite 3rd party candidate, ie; their ego... but for the best choice for their country, are often called around here, not for the reason you stated.

Just to clear that up for you.

- I don't disagree with you on the 3rd party thing.

Yeah, but you had to find some minor point to disagree about just the same.

#57 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-05 01:06 PM | Reply

"And, yet, he voted right in line with every other Republican senator for the corporate tax cut bill."

Hey, I don't have a problem with someone pursuing their own agenda but at least he is separating himself from what he considers the crazy train.

#58 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 01:09 PM | Reply

"...but at least he is separating himself from what he considers the crazy train." - #58 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 01:09 PM

Personally, I consider the corporate tax cut bill, if not the engine of the crazy train, then certainly the dining car.

#59 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 01:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Any Democrat who thought they could have won the nomination could have run, no one was stopping them but Hillary had a commanding lead in the polls. That Bernie even got as close as he did was amazing but he couldn't even win the nomination, much less, the election. Pretending otherwise is silly. I love Bernie too but I don't live in dream land, Hillary was our best chance of winning and IMHO, she did. My only complaint with Hillary is that she accepted defeat when she should have challenged the manner in which she lost in three swing states.

#60 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-05 01:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

-not for the reason you stated.

--------. It's exactly for the reason I stated.

Many of us, including myself, don't get called that even though we don't vote for that favorite 3rd party candidate.

"Assigning motivation is assuming... "

not in this case.....look at yourself...you're displaying your hurt feelings right here.

#61 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-05 01:26 PM | Reply

59

me too. If he was against that bill then why did he vote for that if he was retiring?

#62 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-05 02:02 PM | Reply

"If he was against that bill then why did he vote for that if he was retiring?"

Because he wasn't against the bill.

Any claims in the past regarding worry over deficits was merely for political show.

#63 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-01-05 02:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

63

agreed.

#64 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-05 02:08 PM | Reply

I couldn't in good conscience vote for either Trump or Clinton.

Laura's vote didn't matter in the race.

It was the idiots that voted for Trump because he promised them to:
1. get their jobs back from China
2. make Mexico build the wall
3. ban all the muslims
4. bring back coal
5. cut taxes, boost spending, rebuild the infrastructure and pay off the debt
6. cut health insurance premiums, eliminate deductibles and cover everything
7. defeat ISIS in 30 days
8. be too busy working for them to golf
9. drain the swamp

All lies. The problem is that the adults saw them before the election. The children that voted for Trump are now waking up to see that the liquor cabinet is drained, money is missing from the dresser and their daughter is pregnant. #TrumpRegrets

#65 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-05 02:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Some, like you Danni, recognize reality.

Others, obviously, do not.

#14 | Posted by Hans

THIS my friend, goes to the root, to the very core, of what is "wrong" with America today.

America became FantasyLand.

You interested in how that happened?

I suggest you start here:

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Anderson

#66 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-05 05:53 PM | Reply

#66 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-05 05:53 PM

Excellent recommendation, Donnerboy.

Thanks.

#67 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-05 06:12 PM | Reply

Interstate Crosscheck gained an advantage for Trump in three swing states which gave him the election. Deny Interstate Crosscheck if you want but it won't change the facts.
#32 | Posted by danni

My only complaint with Hillary is that she accepted defeat when she should have challenged the manner in which she lost in three swing states.
#60 | Posted by danni

Factual denial is the province of conspiracy theorists like you and Palast.

Third, we have attempted to systematically catalogue and investigate every theory that has been presented to us within our ability to do so.
...
The [Clinton] campaign is grateful to all those who have expended time and effort to investigate various claims of abnormalities and irregularities. While that effort has not, in our view, resulted in evidence of manipulation of results [of the 2016 election.] https:
//medium.com/@marceelias/listening-and-responding-to-calls-for-an-audit-and-recount-2a904717ea39
WTF is Marc Elias? Fact, he was the Clinton campaign general counsel. Fact, he participated in a Virginia, a Crosscheck participating state, lawsuit raising issues regarding voter list maintenance. thevotingnews.com Fact, he is also a law partner of Bob Bauer at Perkins Coi.

WTF is Bob Bauer? Fact, he was Obama's White House Counsel. Fact, he was the co-chair of the Presidential [Obama] Commission on Election Administration. That commission had this to say about voter list maintenance,

Every effort needs to be made to facilitate coordination among the states in the development of accurate and up-to-date registration lists. States should also take advantage of other publicly available databases that indicate which voters have moved or died. ... However, data-matching tools have advanced to the point where seemingly intractable registration problems can be addressed by simple coordination between the states using publicly available databases concerning "who" lives "where." Two existing projects are emblematic of these efforts. ... The first is the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program (IVRC). Twenty-nine states have joined that program.75 ... The Commission endorses state programs to share data and to collaborate in the synchronization of voter lists so that the states, on their own initiative, come as close as possible to creating an accurate database of the eligible electorate. The Commission recommends that these programs be structured to consolidate and integrate all compatible functions. Such projects should strive to improve the accuracy of voter registration records, enhance the ability to detect ineligible voting and prosecute voter fraud, reduce administrative costs, and increase registration rates. Doing so will help achieve management efficiencies and enhance these programs' appeal to the states that have yet to join in these collaborative ventures. Thus far, programs of this kind have shown the ability to safeguard any voter information they receive.78 www.nased.org (emphasis original)
So, there's some facts that you will ignore.

#68 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-05 06:56 PM | Reply

"Y'all who were too ideological to vote for Clinton brought Trump into office. Thanks a heap."

What about those of us who were too NON-ideological to vote for Clinton? Don't you want to thank us too?

Of course, I was living in a very blue state, but it's still important to feel appreciated sometimes.

#69 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-05 07:17 PM | Reply

"The Commission endorses state programs to share data and to collaborate in the synchronization of voter lists so that the states, on their own initiative, come as close as possible to creating an accurate database of the eligible electorate."

Okay, so where's the evidence CrossCheck actually led to a more accurate database?

Are we just supposed to take your word for it???

#70 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-05 08:20 PM | Reply

70

Context, nuance and comprehension fail again for you.

Focus on the operative words if you're capable.

"The Commission endorses state programs to share data and to collaborate in the synchronization of voter lists so that the states, on their own initiative, come as close as possible to creating an accurate database of the eligible electorate."

Crosscheck is a tool that assists states share data and collaborate, nothing more. Palast's conspiracy theory notwithstanding.

#71 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-07 03:05 AM | Reply

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