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Old 1 February 2018, 22:32
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Congressman Trey Gowdy of SC announced that he would not seek reelection, preferring to get out of politics and go back to being a prosecutor. I think he might get appointed to be a federal judge until one of the left wing dinosaurs on the Supreme Court finally exits.
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Old 1 February 2018, 23:43
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I heard earlier he turned down a spot on the 4th circuit. Im hoping hes holding out for the 9th circuit.
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Old 1 February 2018, 23:51
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I hope he replaces Sessions as AG. Session is crazy about drugs and the world has changed around him
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Old 2 February 2018, 01:11
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The article I read said he wished to return to SC and practice law.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...lection-380231
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Old 2 February 2018, 01:28
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I think he may be happy to just GTFO of the swamp relatively unscathed.

That being said...I doubt we've seen the last.

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Sources close to him say he wants to return home, practice law and maybe teach and write a book with his friend Sen. Tim Scott.
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I hope he replaces Sessions as AG. Session is crazy about drugs and the world has changed around him
Sessions is less than effective overall, however, he's just enforcing the laws as written. Your elected representatives could change those laws, not Sessions.
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Congressman Trey Gowdy of SC announced that he would not seek reelection, preferring to get out of politics and go back to being a prosecutor. I think he might get appointed to be a federal judge until one of the left wing dinosaurs on the Supreme Court finally exits.
IMO Gowdy is the reason Hillary got off during the Senate hearings. He showboated and then was afraid to follow through on his threats. Be careful what you ask for.
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IMO Gowdy is the reason Hillary got off during the Senate hearings. He showboated and then was afraid to follow through on his threats. Be careful what you ask for.
Very true.
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IMO Gowdy is the reason Hillary got off during the Senate hearings. He showboated and then was afraid to follow through on his threats. Be careful what you ask for.
As to Sessions I thought the same thing but then if you step back and ask yourself why did he recuse himself from this probe. Then ask yourself why did Mueller assemble a team of all the people that helped HRC.
As to Gowdy he will be Deputy Director of the FBI and watch what happens then.

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IMO Gowdy is the reason Hillary got off during the Senate hearings. He showboated and then was afraid to follow through on his threats. Be careful what you ask for.
Showboating is a good description. And I had a lot of hope for the guy. He seemed to be on the right track, but I've lost faith.

I do wonder if he had some kind of monkey on his back (like most of them). I seem to recall reading he didn't get rich in congress.
Makes me wonder why all bark, and no bite.
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Old 3 February 2018, 14:57
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I think there was something in the background that ground it to a halt - the corruption at the FBI. I think Gowdy was not willing to take on the FBI as it was with the corruption in place.

I think that Gowdy doing the memo was a way for him to make up the failure in his original pursuit of Hilary.
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And his continued praising of Mueller?

I don't buy it. You may be right, but I believe he's a big talker who couldn't deliver.
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Old 3 February 2018, 17:01
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I think there was something in the background that ground it to a halt - the corruption at the FBI. I think Gowdy was not willing to take on the FBI as it was with the corruption in place.

I think that Gowdy doing the memo was a way for him to make up the failure in his original pursuit of Hilary.
Nevertheless - somebody or something got him to cease and desist.

His mouth wrote a check his ass couldn't cash - or cover.
[Or some analogy / cliche like that]

Likewise - it's what we DONT know that concerns me the most.
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Old 3 February 2018, 18:10
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I think he wrote the memo for Mueller, because he knew in the light of day, Mueller is a creature of integrity (at least so wants to appear that way he can not do anything but).

He just resolved Mueller's hesitation to take down Comey and basically removed the conflict of personal interest holding Mueller back.

My opinion on it anyway (at least my sincere hope).

I may be predisposed to 7d chess though.
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He was interviewed yesterday on Face the Nation, had some interesting takes on the memo, the Russian investigation, and Mueller. He views them as 3 different and unrelated issues. Did not have a bad thing to say about the FBI (a couple bad apples..) Also had nothing bad to say about Mueller. As for Russian meddling "We should investigate it when they try to influence our election"

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Gowdy spent millions and millions of dollars over a three year period investigating Hillary Clinton to what end?

He's a tea party guy and many people like him for that. After all, the tea-party gave things like.....
What lasting changes did the tea party bring us? Beyond getting the chance to hear Ted Cruz read "Green Eggs and Ham" on the senate floor, it has been politics as usual.
...nothing happened to Hillary
...no one was really held accountable for any misdeeds in Beghazi
...nothing was ever done about 'the server'
...the republican party stands by and takes credit for all of the problems in DC while never actually DOING anything conservative
...the republican party apologizes for republican conduct and defends democrats in the name of civility

Just another politician that seems to be getting out while the getting is good.

buh-bye
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I think he may be happy to just GTFO of the swamp relatively unscathed.

That being said...I doubt we've seen the last.


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Showboating is a good description. And I had a lot of hope for the guy. He seemed to be on the right track, but I've lost faith.

I do wonder if he had some kind of monkey on his back (like most of them). I seem to recall reading he didn't get rich in congress.
Makes me wonder why all bark, and no bite.
Maybe its just me, but I don't find the quotes above to be consist with each other. You don't quite wish him well, but there's no overt criticism of him in the first post. Once SB spoke up, though, you start singing a different tune. You consistently remind me of the banned user, ArizonaGuide, who was constantly bombarding us with his steady stream of consciousness.
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Old 5 February 2018, 13:56
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Congress, as an entity, tends to have an approval rating on par with gonorrhea. "Politicians," as a generic profession, have a slightly lower approval rating, slightly below "child porn producer" but still better than "Guy in charge of Third Reich."

When people are polled about their own elected representatives, they are generally more positive. Attach a face and name, and approval numbers increase.

That's the problem right there. The disconnect between the public view of politicians, and "my guy in DC."

Trey Gowdy is a politician. He ain't anyone's "guy in DC." Wanna know why? Because there is no such thing as anyone's "guy in DC." They are all politicians.
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Old 5 February 2018, 14:01
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What lasting changes did the tea party bring us?
I would argue that they gave us President Trump. I remember when the TEA Party stood for Taxed Enough Already Party. They equally opposed Democrats and Rinos. They sent people to Congress to drain the swamp and were disappointed. Eventually the disappointment with the Republican Party and outright rejection of the Democratic Party resulted in many of those same people refusing to support the slew of Rino candidates the RNC tried to foist upon them, some of whom were elected to Congress promising to be TEA Partiers. The RNC tried over and over to get people to support anyone but Trump, and many elected Republicans tried and still try to sabotage him, but those were the very Republicans the TEA Party opposed in the first place. Trump does not reflect the ideology of the TEA Party necessarily, but he is definitely a product of its frustration and opposition to the powers that run both major parties in DC. From his candidacy through the present, the MSM have done their best to laugh off, then ridicule, and then by outraged and offended by candidate and POTUS Trump in the same ways and using the same words they used to try to discredit the TEA Party. I don't think that is coincidental at all.
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