FRIENDSWOOD

Chris Sewell Jorgensen has the Trump 2020 T-shirt, the yard sign and the banner sign proudly displayed outside her Friendswood home. The longtime Republican supporter is excited to cast her ballot for the incumbent president come November, she said.

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George Caros

Putin/trump 2020 MEGA making Russia great again

Carlos Ponce

Poor George Caros, failing miserably to make a substantive contribution to this forum. All he can do is submit gibberish - again. So sad! [sad][sad][sad]

David Hardee

Considering the condition of society as it struggles with racism, pandemic, economic fluctuations, social minglings in masks with separations of 6 feet, demonstrator burning, looting and, history being exposed as despicable some serious evaluation of blame needs to isolate the primary culprit. And that culprit must be associated to the political parties and candidate in the serious conclusion of who and why to vote for as president.

Of course, the health, age, and personal traits are of importance.

A deep look into the Parties premier representatives that will have the power of influce on policies should get critiqued.

Last is the personalities that project the candidate's inner self. One's inner self is best revealed in the family relations and quality of the children they groomed. Another would be accomplishments and the diversity of venues that demonstrated their ability to make decisions on negotiating the best deal for themselves and those dependent on them.

Summing it all up the duty and privilege of voting has a lot of burdens if you want to vote wisely.

Your voter will affect you and your family's future.

Carlos Ponce

The first Biden campaign sign I've seen was in this article. There's a classmate of mine who lives in the area and votes Democrat. He always puts his Democrat Party signs early - but not this year. But there are plenty of Trump signs in the County.

I spoke with a Democrat in the museum yesterday. I asked if he had voted. "Voted? That's not until November!" I told him of the primary runoffs. "You voted in the March primaries, right?" " No, I didn't." "Well you've got a chance to vote in the runoffs now." "Nah, not interested. But I'm not voting Trump in November. I don't like him". "Why?", I asked. " I don't know why," was his reply. "I just can't stand him." That sounds typical of this years Democrats. No enthusiasm unless it's their hatred of the President.

Ted Gillis

I’ll probably put up a Biden yard sign as it gets closer to November. I also promised Susan Criss that I would put up a yard sign for her too. But I won’t clutter my yard up too much with others. I just don’t see myself setting in front of my house 4 months out, with banners and such praising for Biden. He’ll have to pull it off without that kind of help.

My lone “Beto” sign back in 2018 got plenty of honks and thumbs up by drivers by. At least I think it was a thumb.

Carlos Ponce

Good for you, Ted!

Brian Tamney

it wasnt!

Lisa Blair

I have a Biden yard sign. 😊

Carlos Ponce

Good for you too! That makes three in the County.

Jim Forsythe

Is anyone going to change their vote for President because of a yard sign? Most people already know who they are going to vote for.

A national race is different than a local race as far as influence a sign may have. Local candidates may win or lose because of very few votes.

In a national race, the distribution of signs by the party is determined in part by, is a race close for that candidate, and how many electoral votes does that state have.

Why spend money and time in an area that makes no difference in the outcome.

If you start to see more signs, the race is probably getting closer or that candidate may be losing support.

Studies found campaign signs only represented a 1.7% boost for the candidate.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, yard signs represent enthusiasm for one's candidate. In this county there is more enthusiasm for Trump. Put up two Biden signs in your lawn to make up the difference!

Susan Smith

[thumbup]

Dan Freeman

Donald Trump: "Putin could shoot our troops on Fifth Ave and nobody would care"

Carlos Ponce

Donald Trump never said nor wrote that. But Dan Freeman did.

DANIEL PICKETT

I am a conservative Republican who voted for that party's candidate in the past 14 presidential elections. However, in November 2020 I will vote for Joe Biden.

Carlos Ponce

Then you are not a Conservative Republican, Daniel. You may claim to be but ypu're not. Biden is far from Conservative.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, not all conservative Republicans are going to vote for Trump. Just as Matt Borges said, “We’re not trying to become Democrats,” I intend to vote for every other Republican on the ballot. And I expect that there are others like me who aren’t looking to leave the party.”

This is the same thing, Daniel is saying. But if you do not want Daniel in the Republican party, Daniel is welcome in the Democratic party and vote any way he wants.. To be so petty that if someone does not vote the way you want them to, they do not belong anymore.

And you are the one against straight-ticket voting!

Republicans not for Trump.

The Lincoln Project, a conservative group is urging Republicans to vote for Joe Biden.

Colin Powell endorsed Biden.

George Bush and Mitt Romney have reportedly said they will not vote for Trump.

Republican Voters Against Trump is a project of Defending Democracy Together, was founded by a group of ex-GOP operatives, politicians, and media figures who once constituted the upper crust of the Republican establishment, including Christine Todd Whitman, the ex-New Jersey governor and George W Bush-era EPA boss; Linda Chavez, once the highest ranking woman in the Reagan White House; former New Hampshire GOP Chair Jennifer Horn; and Sarah Longwell, a longtime GOP consultant and former national board chair of the Log Cabin Republicans.

A group of prominent Republicans — including former White House staffer Anthony Scaramucci — are launching a super PAC to identify GOP voters who have cooled to President Trump and convince them to cast their ballot for Joe Biden. The “Right Side PAC,” composed of former officials from the Trump and George W. Bush administrations, will initially focus on Republicans in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin

Scaramucci, a Wall Street hedge funder, warned that re-electing Trump “may set up the Republican Party to be a minority party for a generation.”

Matt Borges, the group’s founder and the former chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, said it’s time to “reset things.” “And the first way to do that is cut out the cancer and start rebuilding,” he said. “We’re not trying to become Democrats,” Borges said. “I intend to vote for every other Republican on the ballot. And I expect that there are others like me who aren’t looking to leave the party.”

Carlos Ponce

"Carlos, not all conservative Republicans are going to vote for Trump." But they WON'T vote for Biden either. Some will vote Libertarian.

Colin Powell voted Obama twice and lately Hillary. He is not a Conservative Republican.

There are Republicans who are not Conservatives. But Conservatives will vote Trump.

"George Bush and Mitt Romney have reportedly said they will not vote for Trump." “This is completely made up,” Bush’s spokesman Freddy Ford said in an email according to the Texas Tribune. “He is retired from presidential politics and has not indicated how he will vote.”

"I'm not going to be describing who I'll be voting for," [Mitt] Romney told reporters on Monday. But "he expects President Donald Trump to get re-elected in the November 2020 presidential elections. He also expects Republicans to maintain control of the Senate."

https://www.newsweek.com/mitt-romney-says-trump-will-re-elected-1510092

But what actually goes on in the voting booth will be unknown. Much of what you read is either grandstanding or false.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, I did not say the ones you are listing are conservative Republicans. I said they were all Republicans. Since Republicans are more likely to vote for Trump, its the reason for the list. I can list more if you want.

“We’re not trying to become Democrats,” Borges said. “I intend to vote for every other Republican on the ballot. And I expect that there are others like me who aren’t looking to leave the party.”

David Hardee

Mr. Forsythe There is multiple cancers in politics. Neither Party is cancer-free. by your decision to vote straight Republican with the exclusion of Trump you have identified the worst cancer as Trump.

The fact you announce you and several other dignitaries are in agreement to not support only Trump is a very popular "safety of association" escape. That is being either a believer in your leader(s) or a subscriber to the mantra (reasoning/message). The only reasoning that I found in your denigration of Trump was "bad for the party." If that is the reason it is your privilege and I make no argument.

But from the sincere volume and effort, you put forth in this comment I

suspect you can give any of us that are wavering to exclude only Trump from a straight ticket some very convincing information/evidence.

Borges says "RESET" so we don't become Democrats. Trump was a humongous RESET. Where is Borges fear that Trump leads to becoming Democrat? The deficit is accelerating because people need help - too much money to companies and stockmarket - economics requires companies must survive.

Honestly, I am struggling with defining the worst cancer being Trump. You seem to know - please share some detail.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, this thread is tied into Daniel Pickett's post who claims he is a Conservative Republican.

Jim Forsythe

David the part about a straight ticket was Carlos has made a big thing about no one should be able to vote a straight ticket by just saying they are for one party or the other when they vote.

Carlos Ponce

"David the part about a straight ticket was Carlos ...." Not in my post, Jim. I NEVER mentioned "straight ticket voting". What I posted was Conservative Republicans would not vote for Biden but could vote for someone closer to their politics like a Libertarian.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, we had a discussion in the past about you not wanting straight-ticket voting. Remember when were to change the ballots in Texas to a non-straight ticket.

Carlos Ponce

That option would expedite voting time because Jim Forsythe complains about those who wait in long lines to vote otherwise.

Used to be log in, vote straight ticket, go home.

Now it's 1st page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote, next page, vote.

Remember, it was Texas Democrats who wanted to keep straight ticket voting.

"Texas Democrats sue the state to keep straight-ticket voting in 2020"

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/03/05/texas-democrats-sue-state-keep-straight-ticket-voting-2020/

Carlos Ponce

As far as the "discussion" I posted on Oct 20, 2018 7:05pm

I will vote for the best candidate available. Find a Democrat with views similar to mine and I'll vote for him. The last Democrat that received my vote was Democrat candidate for Galveston County Judge Ray Holbrook.

Gary Scoggin

By normal standards Donald Trump is neither conservative nor Republican. But the MAGAs don’t understand any of that.

Carlos Ponce

"Donald Trump is neither conservative nor Republican..." Everybody knows that Gary! But his agenda is Conservative. Just my opinion? No. From the article:

"Bowen in 2016 supported Ted Cruz during the Republican primaries and was initially worried Trump wouldn’t act conservative enough, but he has been pleasantly surprised by the president’s tenure, he said.

'He’s turned out to be a better conservative than any Republican candidate in my lifetime,' he said. 'I’ve been happy with his actual record of governance.' "

But Gary has to post,"But the MAGAs don’t understand any of that." They understand. It is Gary Scoggin was doesn't have a clue.

Gary Scoggin

With all due respect to Mr. Bowen, him having said that doesn’t make it true.

Carlos Ponce

"With all due respect to Mr. Bowen, him having said that doesn’t make it true." That comes from non-Conservative Gary Scoggin. [rolleyes]

David Hardee

Your reasoning if not based on emotional conception would be helpful to those who are wavering. Please advise, us.

Jim Forsythe

David, if you are truly wavering just list the things that Trump has done, said, and decide is this the way you want your President to act, talk.

Did Trump handle places like North Korea, Iran, Iraq the way you wanted him to?

Is he handling the Corna19 event the way you are happy about? Did he handle the marches and those events the way a President should have? You are the only one that can answer these and other questions for you. Also, do you think we would be better off with 4 more years of Trump? Remember he will be a lame-duck with the possibility of the House and the Senate being controlled by the Democrats. Why this is important because it could be 4 years of getting noting passed because Trump may not sign anything.

If you have questions David, I will try and answer them.

David Hardee

Mr. Forsythe - thanks for your reply.

To start let me apologize for lying. In my post I said, “ you put forth in this comment I suspect you can give any of US that are wavering to exclude only Trump from a straight ticket.” The US inferred Me in the wavering, not true. That was a Trump type lie I committed. Please don’t condemn me.

Seems you misinterpreted my sentence - “Honestly, I am struggling with defining the worst cancer being Trump. You seem to know - please share some detail.” That was requesting that you tell what you know that makes Trump the worst of all cancers in our politics.

let me Reset any confusion - I am not confused about Trump. And it was not my requesting that you interrogate me - I ask that you enlighten any who were wavering, from straight republican ticket vote but excluding Trump.

To support my contention Trump’s record is good, he is not the worst cancer and our country will be even better in his second term. Best for America. The following are some reasons and rationals.

PER - The belligerent nations of North Korea And Iran are, to me, have, till the pandemic hit, been sufficient and clever. Kim and Trump were schmoozing with rhetoric (diplomatic lying) and Trump took what he could and gave very little. Iran is in the limbo of scurrilous wondering how far they can go without stimulation a vicious reaction from the Trump Israel team. Iran is allowed to rant and tease while releasing American captives. The pandemic has caused tremendous attention which distracts efforts in those arenas. Iraq and Afghanistan are relatively quiet, good.

PER - the virus, that is a perpetrated event by China and Trump called then culprits. But with the multiple tentacles of chaos - medical financial employment and social interactions all the participants and leaders are doing their best. Judging and blaming is reasonable. There is no straight line solution for something so dynamic. To me, the only domestic culprit is the Democratic party that has enabled the eruption of a racist agenda to perform in the Saul Alinsky technique of making a bad situation worse. With Trump's actions, the blacks were on track for improved lives. And from irritations by activist the dormant issue of slavery and a systemic white superiority/racism is the reason and justification for any disruptive act, legal or illegal.

PER – the demonstrations – DEMONSTRATIONS, the word is not sufficient to encompass the acts committed under the mantra of “black lives matter” as the result of police murdering a black man. while the pandemic was causing a threat and national emergency. Those acts and actors were other viruses. Viruses destroying the civility wanting to accomplish the specious goals. The goals and the activist were several but the results were in most cases always destruction, looting, burning of property. Trump’s negotiating was remarkably calm and decisive as the events proceeded. He restrained the federal intrusion leaving the local governments to manage events. But Trump did threaten the use of federal authority when federal laws were applicable and on occasion did use them. I consider Trump did the best job possible and better than most would have.

PER Trump's, TALK or demeanor - here is where it is the personal perception of the individual and or your constituent group. I will not argue with anyone’s perception because it is obviously personal.

My perception is Trump's refreshing in the directness of his rhetoric and un-PC word selection.

Tell me what you mean, don't tell me what you think I want to hear. If later, you tell me another version of what you said it is not necessary that the first was a lie.

I want my boss to have conviction and be emphatic even if he in my opinion is not 100% correct. I want to know where we are going and what he expects when we get there. Not a red line that is flexible.

This may strike you as silly - I prefer a lame-duck that will veto congress especially a congress that passes 3000-page legislation with unanimous consent that they had no opportunity to read entirely.

Thanks for reading - was not easy to respond. David

Jim Forsythe

David, if I gave you the impression I was voting for Trump, I'm not. My response was to Carlos and his trying to shame Daniel because he has decided not to vote for Trump. This does not make Daniel a bad Republican but an honest Republican.

Not every Democrat is going to vote for Biden and that's their choice and does not make then a bad Democrat but an honest one.

Decided for yourself, is Biden or Trump the best choice for you.

Carlos Ponce

Jim posted, "My response was to Carlos and his trying to shame Daniel because he has decided not to vote for Trump." Not trying to shame Daniel at all. Just pointing out the obvious. Daniel Pickett reveals his true colors when he stated his vote would go to Joe Biden. Nothing wrong with voting for Joe, just don't call yourself "conservative". If his statement read, "I was a conservative Republican who voted for that party's candidate in the past 14 presidential elections. However, in November 2020 I will vote for Joe Biden," I could accept that. But he wrote "I am a conservative Republican...." - present tense. No Daniel, you are no longer a conservative Republic. That's not "shaming", Jim. It's an undeniable truth.

Daniel Pickett can make that claim but it falls flat in the light of day.

David Hardee

I understand. You are the critical thinker that moderates the extremes of your party. Rather than declaring as any INDEPENDENT, you prefer to parse and occasionally destroy (Romney-fying )the legislation because if is PERSONALLY out of step with your something. Romney's would have nothing, if they didn't have their uselessness.

Paul Sivon

If only the Republican Party would nominate a sane, ethical and competent candidate, they can find a few who could actually lead the country and don’t wish to be a dictator, you wouldn’t need vote for Biden. The tRump sniffers have destroyed the Party.

David Hardee

When the country has been insane for 60 years and tossed aside all it mores ethics and patriotism. When the insanity of the people's accepting liberal progressive-ism has created an education system failed and children led to embrace abnormal sexuality, gender confusion, and have entitlements replacing responsibility and working there is a need for a stronger hand and truth-speaking leadership. Broaden your view an see the reality the liberals have given you as a society. If you find no need for stern leadership then enjoy being a sheep of those benevolent shepherds that will pander to any desire you express. Tell us the how many wonderful things you're enjoying, please.

Competence is accomplishing and Trump has more accomplishments in personal life than most and more legislation passed then was ever expected.

Ethics in a pack of politicians is a rare substance. But Trump is a person first breath of fresh air in the pollution of politicians. Look to his family for an indication of morality and ethics, not his maneuvering in a pack of politicians,

Please tell us about your wonderful enjoyment that Trump threatens.

Carlos Ponce

Paul Sivon, worry about your party - it has beaucoup problems. You didn't vote Trump in 2016 and won't vote for him in 2020. That's sad but acceptable. But you are confusing Leftist propaganda, talking points and political rhetoric with reality.

David Hardee

Voting in14 presidential elections will put your age at approximately 72. With age accumulation normally the experience accumulation and cognitive processing those experiences create knowledge and for some, that translates to wisdom. With that qualification as wise (wisdom) your decision that Biden is better for the country could be valuable in assisting those struggling to decide Biden or Trump.

Please share some pertinent details causing your drastic shift from your traditional (14 years) of voting.

Keith Gray

What could Biden do for this country that he hasn't, wouldn't, or couldn't done as a VP for 8 years, and decades in congress? Asking for a friend...

David Hardee

Biden's history is - Demand a friend to give his son a job and money, or else..

Carlos Ponce

And Biden likes to sniff women's hair and touch under aged girls.[whistling]

Paula Flinn

And Trump has been accused of sexual assault by 25 women who did not know each other. He has called them all liars. One, now, has sued him for defamation.

Carlos Ponce

"accused" is not the same as video evidence, Paula. And those accusations have been debunked. Plenty of video of Joe sniffing, touching.

Carlos Ponce

Paula, remember Stephanie Clifford, aka "Stormy Daniels"? She pursued a lawsuit against Trump and wound up having to pay him.

David Hardee

Thanks, Paula - this thread had completely failed to provide a feminist attempt to slander Trump. Hope iget this right "You go girl" is your perferred mantra. Right?

Gary Scoggin

“ Paula, remember Stephanie Clifford, aka "Stormy Daniels"? She pursued a lawsuit against Trump and wound up having to pay him.” - Which doesn’t change the fact that he had sex with her while Melania was home pregnant with Barron and then he paid her to keep quiet about it.

Jim Forsythe

Is Trump going to pay off these lawsuits? These are just the sexual misconduct and assault Lawsuits.

Lawsuit by a former campaign staffer, Alva Johnson, who claims that Trump forcibly kissed her at a rally in Florida in August 2016. The lawsuit also alleges unequal pay standards for her, an African-American woman, compared to others on the team

Johnson v. Trump

Defamation lawsuit raised by Summer Zervos which arose from Trump's statement that she lied about sexual assault allegations against him

Zervos v. Trump

Defamation lawsuit raised by E. Jean Carroll which arose from Trump's denials of her accusation that he sexually assaulted her more than 20 years ago damaged her reputation

Carroll v. Trump

Carlos Ponce

Not a "fact" Gary Scoggin.

FACT: Stephanie Clifford wanted to run as a Republican for the US Senate in 2010 representing Louisiana under her stage name of "stormy Daniels"

FACT: Her campaign sought financial backing from Donald J. Trump who refused.

FACT: With little financial backing, Stephanie Clifford had to leave the campaign.

Gary Scoggin

So Michael Cohen pled guilty for a payoff he never made to cover up an affair which never happened. Only the best people I suppose.

Instead, why can’t you admit that you like Donald Trump’s policies while conceding he is a sexual scuzball? The two are not mutually exclusive. Many Democrats had to do the same thing with Bill Clinton. And had we known at the time, John Kennedy. But your love of him is so fragile that you can’t afford to concede the obvious - that like all of us he is an imperfect man. And his imperfections include having dalliances with women and paying them to keep quiet.

Carlos Ponce

"Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay Trump $293,000 In Fees In Defamation Lawsuit"

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/11/675872841/stormy-daniels-ordered-to-pay-trump-293-000-in-fees-in-defamation-lawsuit

Carlos Ponce

"So Michael Cohen pled guilty for a payoff he never made to cover up an affair which never happened." The accusation came days before the November election. Note Stephanie Clifford said Trump did not sign it.

Michelle Aycoth

Being blinded by hate and a gullible mind is a bad thing.

Andy Aycoth

David Hardee

Andy, None here fits. Some bad breath and near sight but all have good intentions.

Gary Scoggin

You are so right. You figure the MAGAs would get over it.

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