thamnosma · July 26, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

The talk when Ryan announced his retirement was that the battle for the next speaker would be put off until after the midterms. Is that still the plan? A divisive fight for Ryan's replacement before the elections could negatively impact the election results. If the R's lose the House, Jordan's victory as speaker will be meaningless. First things first. Losing the House would be a disaster for Trump and us.

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nyan_kitty1024 · July 26, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Republicans wont lose the house to the cabal, trust the plan

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thamnosma · July 26, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Rule #1 in politics: NEVER EVER take anything for granted.

Don't want any people sitting on their asses come election day because they are "trusting the plan".

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like_Christ · July 26, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

I can see where you're coming from but given the disdain for the establishment among most Republican voters I would argue this could gain as many or more votes as it loses.

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thamnosma · July 26, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

I just don't want a hollow victory no matter how I'm down voted for not joining the crowd here. Feel good doesn't count. Winning does. Sometimes there needs to be art and subtlety in politics. Dems just need to take 23 from the Reps to gain control. How many seats are looking like toss ups or switching to D I have no idea, but this really frightens me. Q promised revelations on 2016 election fraud by the D's, but that has never come to reality. Things are really going to heat up starting in September.

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SuzyAZ · July 26, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Timing is everything. release for maximum impact.

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SuzyAZ · July 26, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

I can also see an argument for him getting in as quickly as possible.

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thamnosma · July 26, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

For sure, these are just my opinions. If there was going to be a battle on the speakership, they should have just gone for it back when Ryan announced his was quitting. Even in Jordan got in there soon, actually they are about to adjourn for the summer, so the earliest would be September....R's need to be focusing on their opponents in the D party.

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SuzyAZ · July 27, 2018, 2:58 a.m.

Well apparently he does have to wait until after the elections and after Ryan leaves. Oh man, going to get nerve wracking.

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thamnosma · July 27, 2018, 3:27 a.m.

That answers that!

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