Politics as usual is horrible for our country

If a military leader of any rank cost a quarter of a million American lives because of incompetence, he would be court martialed! President Donald Trump, the military’s commander in chief, is being busted back to a private citizen in a couple of months because of his term being canceled.

Should he be charged while he is still leader of the military or charged in 60 days after his dismissal by the civil courts that already have three felonies of fraud waiting for him when he is dismissed? Never has the United States been so terribly led! But if you look at reality from Vladimir Putin’s view point, it all is just what he wanted and makes perfect sense.

This commander in chief is not done screwing up this country yet either. If some of these politician don’t stop repeating Russian talking points, they have to be shown the door.

The validity and legality of the Republican Party as a whole is coming into question. We need election reform to protects us from these king wannabees and their minions.

Good luck. Over and out!

Edward L. Barlow

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(27) comments

JohnMcElroy

Texas AG Paxton and 17 additional states do have some beef in their last minute lawsuit against the 4 battleground states, PA, GA, MI and Wisconsin. They are not saying "fraud" they are saying the 4 states changed voting procedures to accomodate the pandemic but did it illegally. Paxton says voting procedures when electors are involved can only be changed through legislatures and he quotes the part of the constitution that says that. Voting procedure changes were made in the 4 states by executive fiat or courts and this was not constitutional. Paxton says do we only agree with our constitution when it makes things convenient for us.

If the court takes this they will probably rule with Paxton and the 17 other states. This means Biden will lose his majority of electoral votes. Big trouble on the horizon?

KRobbins

If the court takes this they will probably rule with Paxton and the 17 other states. This means Biden will lose his majority of electoral votes. Big trouble on the horizon?

So, you probably call yourself a conservative and you think it sets a good precedent for one group of states to disenfranchise another group of states? Trump certainly put the con in conservative.

That’s a mighty big if. I don’t want to spoil the ending for you.

Oh why not? Trump is just keeping this nonsense going to fleece the flock 🐑 as long as he can. Paxton is under FBI investigation for bribery and abuse of office so is either angling for a pardon or a job at OANN. Great legal help Trump finds. Birds of a feather.

JohnMcElroy

AG Paxton asked the high court to postpone the December 14 electoral vote count so an investigation might ensue. High minds in the nation say the high court won't touch this suit by Paxton and the 17 other states If the high court says we won't hear this suit I fear violence in the nation like we have never seen.

hermit thrush

how is your thinking going to change when a) the supreme court doesn't hear the case and b) there is no ensuing violence (or at least essentially no violence by the standards our nation has seen in the past)?

zeitgeist

100+ House Republicans support the baseless lawsuit referred to in your post. Is Elise Stefanik among them? Highly likely. Thomas Friedman said the 100+ House Republicans "are not fit to govern." Bodes poorly for the 21st district, no matter what she delivers.

Pitbull

Who gives a ra what Thomas Friedman thinks?

hermit thrush

credit where credit's due, i'm with pb on this one.

rdsouth

You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. --Abraham Lincoln

Eagle24

My father is a 90 year old vet registered Democrat who voted for Trump the first time...say's it's the biggest mistake with a vote he's ever made.. He's not alone..and part of the "swing voters" that Trump lost from 2016...not due to his policies, but his wing nut crazy uncle antics.. If he'd shut up and led the country he'd have a second term... it's his fault, it wasn't a rigged election...

Pitbull

With all due respect to you dad, he and you are wrong. There are lots of vets who don't have this opinion, including me. Heres where you're wrong. From election day 2016, Trump was harassed. George Washington could not have led the US through the fake melee of the next 4 years. When one thing failed another popped up in the press. You know, the liberal press that carries your water. 9 out of ten or more news pieces were anti Trump. The RESIST! movement organized, aided by the press's unrelenting attacks. This culminated in impeachment hearings in January. Lots of energy was devoted to defending Trump. While the Democrats attacked, the Chinese swung the flank and we had COVID. The od Raum Emmanuel saying was then put back in use, "Never let a crisis go to waste." Hammer Trump if he does x! Hammer Trump if he does y! They got lots of traction with the attacks. This was followed by warped and bogus polling numbers, changed election procedures that favored Democrats, suppression of news stories by Big Tech and Big Media, and more relentless attacks. You know, I haven't even mentioned what happened during election counting but every time votes are recounted Trumps numbers go up. The malfeasance is always in one direction. The precincts that can't seem to count votes until days after the election are always Dem precincts. Why is that? Now we have half the country thinking the election is not to be trusted. Congrats on that, I guess. I hope you now have a little better understanding of why "my" side thinks there are "problems in River City".

hermit thrush

it is really amazing to see this many words devoted to nothing but whining. earth to pitbull, obama was put through exactly the same kind of resistance as trump was.

hermit thrush

it is also not true that the recounts have always favored trump. trump put up $3 million to have recounts done in wi and the result was more votes for biden.

KRobbins

From election day 2016, Trump was harassed. George Washington could not have led the US through the fake melee of the next 4 years.

Yes, that’s the mythology that Trumpers are going to embrace until doomsday. Nothing cut into his golfing time or Twitter time or Fox News time. Even Covid didn’t. He just went out and lied to everyone except Woodward. And since the election when numbers of cases and deaths are going up through the stratosphere he’s done nothing but push falsehoods about the election being stolen so he can rake in cash.

Trump and all his minions said that the coronavirus would mysteriously disappear after the election. What happened to that?

I asked you before and I’ll try again. Doesn’t it bother you that so many supporters of his died because they wouldn’t take precautions to protect themselves in order to prove their loyalty to him? We’re the worst in the world because of him.

Now maybe we’ll have his supporters out martyring themselves to defend their leader’s stolen election claims. Can you see why “my” side thinks “yours” has some psychological problems?

KRobbins

Trump is no George Washington.

KRobbins

trump put up $3 million to have recounts done in wi and the result was more votes for biden.

As always. OPM -Other People’s Money

KRobbins

obama was put through exactly the same kind of resistance as trump was.

How soon we forget McConnell’s vow to make Obama a one-term President. How’d that work out? I guess some are destined to be two-termers and some one-termers. Then there’s the Tea Partiers playing dress-up in their tricorn hats and too small breeches. And how did the thinly disguised, racist birtherism work out? Maybe Trump can get back to work on that.

To recap:

Obama worked through those fighting his every effort and passed major legislation including ACA and won a second term.

Trump has passed no legislation, allowed nearly 300,000 to die and has been denied a second term because of his own failings. He will now whine until his last breath because he’s a spoiled little rich brat.

hermit thrush

a handy resource on trump's post-election legal challenges and (specious) claims of fraud for those of us in the reality-based community: https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/interactive/2020/election-integrity/

Pitbull

I must say I almost mentioned that the vitriol will flow from hermit and kr. I knew the piling on would happen. You are very predictable people. You know, learning about the world and other people in it begins with listening. Your responses are like clanging gongs bouncing around in the echo chamber. Hate on fellas!

Eagle24

very time votes are recounted Trumps numbers go up.???? THere's been 3 counts in Ga...virtually no change... both my father and aren't necessarily against his policies... it's his character ... if he'd clean up his act, swing voters would have won him the election... so, a price was paid... by the GOP..

hermit thrush

mom, they're being mean to me! they won't let me get away with my bad takes and wildly inconsistent standards!

hermit thrush

"You know, learning about the world and other people in it begins with listening."

"With all due respect to you [sic] dad, he and you are wrong."

🧐

hermit thrush

of course the final amazing thing about pb's latest little screed is that anyone who actually reads the replies to him/her can see that all of us actually did listen to what pb was saying and we responded with substantive points.

KRobbins

I must say I almost mentioned that the vitriol will flow from hermit and kr.

Here’s the definition of vitriolic according to Merriam Webster:

bitterly harsh or caustic language or criticism

Can you point to the section in my comment that struck you as vitriolic? I know you’re not going to tell me.

There is no defense for Trump. The only defense is to lob insults. It’s what he does and it’s what you do.

KRobbins

If it’s vitriol, it’s true vitriol.

Pitbull

Herman, please go back to 3rd grade English class and start capitalizing the first letter in sentences unless you are a millenial.

hermit thrush

what a pathetic retort. (also, i am quite a bit younger than you!)

KRobbins

i’m sure e e cummings would approve of the comment stylings of ht.

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