Rs May be Retiring in Record Numbers

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    Many R senators and representatives have already postponed retirement many times because of Obama and the "unelectability" of Trump. Their reasoning for going now is as follows:

    Ds might take one or both houses of congress simply due to mid-course corrections in 2018.

    Even 4-5% GDP growth may not be enough to keep both houses in a midterm election anyway.

    The counter-argument is that NY, CA and IL are already showing increased stress due to the tax bill and the withholding schedules haven't gone out yet but bonuses and wage increases from private industries have.

    So, I am arguing that the professionals have got it wrong.
     
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    If only all Rs would retire and Ds too. With a few notable exceptions, they are all criminals.

    If the economy is good come election time, I doubt the Ds will make much progress. What does the D party stand for? It use to be for the working man and middle class. They dropped those demographics like a hot potato some time ago. They have no policies...nothing to offer the American people. They do offer the 1% a great deal, but so does the R party.
     
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    So what? Do people think that if a R retires that the people who voted them in are going to switch to democrat?
     
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    In swing districts, yeah.
     
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    I suspect these R's are retiring out of shame for their complicity in creating the current administration.
     
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    That only exists in your butthurt dreams.
     
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    Well you are just an idiot. The voters created this administration. The GOP didn’t want it. Just how stupid are you really?
     
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    Voters? No, decades of insanity being spouted by far right propaganda sources created this administration. And those retiring Senators played along as long as it kept them in D.C. I wonder... how many of you inbreds are still hiding in bunkers, expecting Jade Helm to take over your land any day now?
     
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    It will be interesting. I think many are thinking that having gotten tax reform through, and the benefits it will give most of the country is enough to help protect the R’s. They will see those bigger paychecks and bigger tax refunds, and think twice who they vote for.
     
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