Way to go, Bob Fields.

You have finally written a column expressing thoughts and ideas with which I can agree ("Trump's failures far outweigh his accomplishments," The Daily News, Dec. 2).

I believe you're the first writer to share my views about Trump: "Beware this narcissistic, dangerous, bragging demagogue.”

Enough said for the moment.

Don Cote

Galveston

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Carlos Ponce

Don, I hope you read my rebuttal to Bob's letter. Believe what you want but the truth is not found in that letter - just Left wing propaganda.

Jim Forsythe

Don, you are so right.

Carlos Ponce

Another Trump hater. Wait until The Donald is re-elected. You'll hate that too!

Carlos Ponce

Bob, Don, Jim, the majority of your neighbors in Galveston County and the State of Texas are Trump supporters. This petty nonsensical anti-Trump posting is amusing but will not deter from his support. It will ensure his re-election. Keep it up, gentlemen ! [beam]

Jim Forsythe

To be reelected he will have to win his party nomination, which is not a given, He will have to face one are more that have not been determined as of yet, Democrat and maybe a third party.. I do not think his support has increased since he was elected with the independents, who are the ones that determine who wins. 2 years is a long time, and things happen. Such as, if the econmity goes in the tank, which it may.
Galveston County does not elected a President, so his support here will not elected him. It is possible that he may not even win Texas.

Emile Pope

And that's it he gets through the investigations without being impeached and removed from office...

Carlos Ponce

There will be no impeachment. The investigation ended over a year ago.

Gary Miller

Jim. Trump's support among most Americans has very slightly increased. Black, Latino and Asian support has increased more. By November 2020 he may be ready to win bigger than anyone has before. You might even become a Trump supporter if the country continues to improve as it has in the last two years.

Emile Pope

Only in Fantasyland...

Carlos Ponce

"he will have to win his party nomination"
It's 100% certain.

Dalton Logan

I think the Democratic Party has more of a chance to have a 3rd. party contestant then the Republicans. The very progressive (socialist) verses the more moderate Democratic Party.

Jim Forsythe

Dalton, some of the programs that I have watched with John Kasich as a guest, he suggested that he would be open to running as a 3ed party candidate with a Democrat as a running mate. This would be interesting and could generate a lot of interest .

Jim Forsythe

Kasich could team up with a center-left candidate, such as Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, for an independent bid. (Although, Kasich has quipped that Hickenlooper's name is too long for a bumper sticker.)
In this scenario, Kasich would count on voters being so disenfranchised with the Republican and Democratic parties that they would consider another option. There's some evidence that young voters, in particular, don't feel represented by either party.

Carlos Ponce

No matter who's up, Trump will win.

Jim Forsythe

Gary
As far as the Trump being ready to win bigger than anyone has before, I do not think it will happen, as he would have to get to 526 electoral votes.
Mondale only won the District of Columbia and his home state of Minnesota, giving him a mere 13 electoral votes -- Reagan, carrying the other 49 states, took 525, the highest total ever achieved by a candidate.
Trump’s net approval rating has declined nationally since January 2017. American politics is split between two immutable camps: Trump loyalists and Trump haters, and neither group ever changes its mind about anything. But in Trump’s case, the movement is against him. In Trumps case he has close to 90 percent approval among self-described Republicans nationally. But only about 40 percent of U.S. adults identify themselves as either Republicans or leaning toward the GOP. So that remaining 60 percent of the U.S.that identifies as Democrats and independents, is likely where Trump has grown more unpopular. It will become clear in two years, if independents support him..

Carlos
It is possible that Trump may be impeached but not removed from office unless Trump is proven to have done something
that would require removal.
100% is never certain. Many thing may happen that would prevent him from running.
His party nomination may go to someone else. You never know.

Carlos Ponce

"Trump’s net approval rating has declined nationally since January 2017."
Depends on which poll you use. You know my feelings on polls -all are flawed.
Trump will NOT be impeached.

Jim Forsythe

The House could impeach him.

Carlos Ponce

Did you notice many new Democrat House members are former military? They will not impeach for BS. They may have Leftist leanings but they will follow the rules - it's part of their military training.
Democrat Chrissy Houlahan, 51, an Air Force veteran
Democrat Jason Crow of Colorado, 39, US Army Vet
Democrat Elaine Luria, 43, a former Navy commander
New Jersey Democrat Mikie Sherrill, 46, a former Navy helicopter pilot - Virginia
to name a few.

Jim Forsythe

The idea that the new House has increase the number that are or were Military has increased ,may be false because I do not know how many that were replaced were in the Military, I included ones that had C.I.A. experience. To suggests that if they were not Military, they will not follow the rules, is just wrong.

As of NOV. 30, 2018 , the makeup of the House looks like this. New House members, total of 66 Democrats and 44 Republicans , with 22 new members having worked for the C.I.A. or been in the military,12 Republicans and 10 Democrats.
42 women will join Congress in January, 4 Republicans and 40 Democrats.
25 of the Democrats are progressives, including 4 who will represent districts President Trump won in 2016. 19 other Democrats also won in Trump districts.
The idea that Trump may not be impeached no matter what, is wrong. It most likely will not happen, as the House will be busy with more important issues.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, President Trump will not be impeached. They'll talk about it, introduce a bill of impeachment but it will go nowhere. It's there to satisfy their die hard Trump hater constituency . It's just political rhetoric. It will never happen. They've been saying this since before he took his oath of office. Now with the Democrat House, Trump haters have their hopes up. But it will never happen.

Jim Forsythe

The idea that Trump may not be impeached no matter what, is wrong. It most likely will not happen, as the House will be busy with more important issues.

Carlos Ponce

And Republicans will not run someone else in 2020. Trump- Pence will be on the ticket once more. Trump-Pence will win in 2020.

Mike Zeller

Keep those predictions coming. I'm keeping a special Carlos list, so far your 0 for 2. In the last election the Republicans failed to keep control of the House and there WAS a Democrat Blue Wave, coast to coast. I'll keep you updated, from time to time, on how you are doing. First update [thumbdown]

Carlos Ponce

Mike, there was no blue wave. Democrats gained only 39 House seats and lost Senate seats. That is not a Blue wave. Look at the losses during midterms in Clinton's and Obama's tenure. Democrats lost 62 Congressional seats in 1994 and 69 in 2010. That's what a wave looks like.
I'm glad you're out of the press box. You're a LOUSY scorekeeper.

Emile Pope

Because of gerrymandering. The Democrats outvoted the republicans by more than 9% but gerrymandering kept them from getting more seats. In at least one state, there were more Democratic votes for the candidates but republicans got more seats.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos Ponce Oct 5, 2018 11:41pm
"Yes, and I predict it'll cost the Republicans dearly."
And I predict they will KEEP the House and Senate. LOOK OUT FOR THE RED TSUNAMI! Republicans and Independents are FED UP with Democratic Party antics. They'll keep safe seats but lose where unexpected also.

Carlos Ponce

And I was right. The Texas House and Senate were kept by REPUBLICANS!

Carlos Ponce

As for the NATION wide outcome, I wrote the following:
" The outcome for the midterms was shown when the Crimson Tide football team visited President Trump. They laid hands on the President and prayed with him. Crimson is defined as "a deep to vivid purplish red" so there will be some Democrats elected but they will work with the President."

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