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Old 02-01-2018, 12:08 AM   #1
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Trey Gowdy won't run for reelection.

Trey Gowdy, GOP Congressman from SC, has announced that he is not going to run for reelection this year. He is currently House Oversight Committee Chairman.

A former federal prosecutor, Gowdy says he is returning to the 'judicial side". There is speculation about a judgeship, but a White House official confirmed that Gowdy was approached for a seat of the 4th Circuit, largely covering his home state, but declined the offer. Other sources say that he will be entering private practice.

Seems to be a growing trend on that side of the aisle. Wonder what they know.

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/31/politi...ing/index.html
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Trey Gowdy, GOP Congressman from SC, has announced that he is not going to run for reelection this year. He is currently House Oversight Committee Chairman.

A former federal prosecutor, Gowdy says he is returning to the 'judicial side". There is speculation about a judgeship, but a White House official confirmed that Gowdy was approached for a seat of the 4th Circuit, largely covering his home state, but declined the offer. Other sources say that he will be entering private practice.

Seems to be a growing trend on that side of the aisle. Wonder what they know.

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/31/politi...ing/index.html
One might expect a normal might want to do something different, he might make a good fit to be the next appointed special prosecutor.
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Seems to be a growing trend on that side of the aisle. Wonder what they know.
They've probably seen the video the KGB has of Trump
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One might expect a normal might want to do something different, he might make a good fit to be the next appointed special prosecutor.
and Ruth Ginsberg looks ready to make her move to New Zealand, or die trying.
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They've probably seen the video the KGB has of Trump
The mere thought of such a tape just ruined my appetite and gave me a major soft-on that could last for days.
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and Ruth Ginsberg looks ready to make her move to New Zealand, or die trying.
I would gladly contribute to either worthy cause.
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There is an opening on the 4th circuit court of appeals, it became official yesterday
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Brings to 34 the total number of House R's not seeking re-election.
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This could be part of the reason....from USA TODAY:

"Term limits are undoubtedly a factor. He suggested as much at a February breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor. Asked if he thought term limits on committee chairmen were a mistake, he offered a simple, "Yeah. I think so."
Term limits rose out of the 1994 GOP revolution, when Republicans swept into power on a pledge to change the way Washington runs. House Republicans, under then-speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., imposed a rule that legislators could not serve more than six years as the party's top lawmaker on a committee, even if those six years were spent in the minority. Senate Republicans followed suit, but with a tweak: Senate GOP chairmen could serve six years as chairman and six years as ranking minority member.


The original intention was noble. Certain party chairmen under decades of Democratic rule before the Republican Revolution held tremendous power, and Republicans believed it had a corrupting effect. (Democrats have never put similar term limits on their chairmen.)"
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There is an opening on the 4th circuit court of appeals, it became official yesterday
Trump is going to appoint Vladimir Plutoski to the bench.
Phase I in granting amnesty to the RUSSIANS.
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Brings to 34 the total number of House R's not seeking re-election.
#Winning gets boring, that's why these repugs are getting out. On to bigger challenges. Riding the coat tails of Trump's soaring popularity, they would all win re-election too easily, it wouldn't be satisfying for them.

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#Winning gets boring, that's why these repugs are getting out. On to bigger challenges. Riding the coat tails of Trump's soaring popularity, they would all win re-election too easily, it wouldn't be satisfying for them.

It's also more profitable on a personal level
in the private sector when you're connected.

Time to line their pockets.
They can always run for public office again.
Provided they stay out of jail (a given, looking at trends on the judiciary)
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It's also more profitable on a personal level
in the private sector when you're connected.

Time to line their pockets.
They can always run for public office again.
Provided they stay out of jail (a given, looking at trends on the judiciary)
MY Gawd, you described the Clintons!
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and Ruth Ginsberg looks ready to make her move to New Zealand, or die trying.
Maybe she's already on life support. I don't recall seeing her at the SOTU.
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#Winning gets boring, that's why these repugs are getting out. On to bigger challenges. Riding the coat tails of Trump's soaring popularity, they would all win re-election too easily, it wouldn't be satisfying for them.

Most of them were anti Trump. They know they have no future
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