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Monday, January 8, 2024 1:58 AM

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CNN: Biden’s plea to save democracy faces harsh democratic reality

https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/06/politics/biden-democracy-january-6-what
-matters/index.html



The hard democratic truth is Trump could win


Hehe... Trump will win. Swallow that pill now.




NEWSWEEK: Donald Trump Poised to Win More Black Votes Than Any Republican in History

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-black-votes-presidential-election-repub
licans-1857699


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According to national and swing state polls reviewed by Bloomberg, the former president and GOP front runner has between 14 percent and 30 percent of the Black vote share as the country heads into an election year.

This is far beyond the 8 percent of the Black vote the Pew Research Center said the Republican won in the 2020 presidential election and more than any Republican candidate before him.



Yup. Just one of the many, many, many reasons why Trump wins in November.





DeSantis: Do Republicans Want The 2024 Election To Be About January 6 And Trump's Criminal Cases?

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/01/07/desantis_do_republi
cans_want_the_2024_election_to_be_about_january_6_and_trumps_criminal_cases.html


That's not what it's about at all, Ron.

Go. Fuck. Yourself.

All you had to do was wait 4 years and the job was yours.

After what you pulled this last year, I will never vote for you. You don't have a chance to ever be President of the United States anymore.

In fact, I'm doubting whether or not you can even manage to keep your current job.

I have no idea who was whispering in your ear that now was your time, but they led you so far astray it's almost inconceivable and the fact that you listened to that voice when I know that you knew better just goes to prove that you never really had it in you in the first place.

You fucked up big time, and there's no coming back from it now.

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Monday, January 8, 2024 8:11 PM

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Pulls Out of Troubled Fundraiser

Afundraiser for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. – having falsely been billed as an event attended by a world-renowned tenor and several high-profile celebrities – won't include the candidate himself, the independent presidential hopeful's campaign said Monday.

A super PAC backing Kennedy, who is the son of the slain former Democratic presidential candidate of the same name, promoted a Jan. 22 fundraiser in Indian Wells, California. The promotion on social media said singer Andrea Bocelli would perform and that actor Martin Sheen, Grammy Award-winning singer Dionne Warwick and former prizefighter Mike Tyson would be there as "well-wishers."

That seemed to come as a surprise to the high-profile alleged invitees. Warwick said she didn't know anything about the event, meant to also serve as a celebration of Kennedy's 70th birthday, and "certainly won't be there."

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Sheen, through the social media account of several of his former "West Wing" costars, said he "wholeheartedly support[s] President Joe Biden and the Democratic ticket in 2024." Bocelli's representative told Rolling Stone the tenor would not be there. His performance schedule does not even have Bocelli coming to the United States until mid-February.

Kennedy's campaign last week said they didn't have anything to do with the event, saying it was put together by the PAC, American Values 2024.

And Monday, the candidate himself joined the list of will-not-attends.

"Mr. Kennedy will not be attending the PAC event in Indian Wells on Jan. 22nd," his campaign said in an email.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/robert-f-kennedy-jr-pulls-out-
of-troubled-fundraiser/ar-AA1mExaY?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=9f81bd190db14bc8a1e82af24879c018&ei=145




He tried to pull a Trump.

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Monday, January 8, 2024 9:04 PM

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Trump’s leads over Biden in key swing states narrow: Survey

The poll found that the margins between Trump and Biden grew closer in Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, but that the former president still maintains an edge in all six states surveyed. Neither candidate received more than 50 percent of support in any state, signaling that the swing states remain divided on who they will likely support in the general election.
The closest battleground state appears to be Pennsylvania, with Trump holding just a 1-point lead over Biden. Trump secured 40 percent of support in the state, while Biden had 39 percent. Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania has diminished since November, according to the poll, when he had a 7-point lead over Biden.

Trump’s lead over Biden in Arizona dropped from 7 points in November to 6 points in the new poll. He now has 41 percent support in the state, the poll found.

The poll found Trump has an 8-point lead over Biden in Georgia, which is slightly down from the 10-point lead recorded in the previous poll. His lead also diminished in North Carolina, where he now only leads by 4 percentage points, compared to his 9-point lead in November. The North Carolina poll shows Trump with 37 percent of support and Biden with 33 percent.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-s-leads-over-biden-in-ke
y-swing-states-narrow-survey/ar-AA1mEdku?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=99595833e86849599b81ab64dd1ec1d1&ei=28




I told you people were going to start paying attention and sentiment would change. Well, people's views and attitudes are changing.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 9:27 AM

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Trump’s statements are loaded with cruelty, self-interest, and abandonment of allies. He used his most violent followers to override the voters’ will in a failed attempt to keep himself in power.

Many of the exclusive details come from the questioning of Trump's former deputy chief of staff, Dan Scavino, who first started working for Trump as a teenager three decades ago and is now a paid senior adviser to Trump's reelection campaign. Scavino wouldn't speak with the House select committee that conducted its own probe related to Jan. 6, but -- after a judge overruled claims of executive privilege last year -- he did speak with Smith's team, and key portions of what he said were described to ABC News.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/special-counsel-probe-uncovers-new-details-t
rumps-inaction/story?id=106131854


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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 10:50 AM

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Trump and Republican politicians want you to pay high interest rates so that he can be elected.

Don’t Be Surprised if Trump Starts Attacking the Federal Reserve

Jan. 8, 2024, 7:00 p.m. ET

Why? Because there are very good reasons for the Federal Reserve, which controls short-term interest rates — that’s how it makes monetary policy — to start reversing the sharp rate hikes it carried out beginning in March 2022. There’s a vigorous debate about whether those rate hikes were excessive, which I’m not going to litigate here. Whatever you think about past policy, the case for cuts going forward is very strong, and I hope the Fed will act on that case.

What I don’t know is whether the Fed is ready for the political firestorm it’s about to face, and whether it will stand up to the pressure to keep rates too high for too long. Because it’s a safe prediction that Donald Trump and his supporters will scream that the coming rate cuts are part of a deep-state conspiracy to re-elect President Biden.

Let’s talk first about the economics, which should — but might not — be the only thing guiding the Fed’s decisions.

The Fed raised rates in an attempt to rein in inflation, which was running hot at the time — its preferred measure of underlying inflation was running far above its target rate of 2 percent. It kept raising rates until the middle of 2023, trying to cool off the economy and ensure that inflation came down.

As it turns out, the economy still hasn’t cooled much, at least by the usual measures; the unemployment rate remains near a 50-year low. But inflation has plunged. Over the past six months, the core personal consumption expenditures deflator — try saying that five times fast — has risen at an annual rate of only 1.9 percent, below the Fed’s target, and more complex measures are close to 2 percent. Basically, the war on inflation is more or less over, and we won.

So why keep interest rates this high? Right now the labor market looks a lot like it did on the eve of the pandemic, with both unemployment and other measures of market heat, like the rate at which workers are quitting, similar to what they were in late 2019. The Fed is projecting higher inflation over the next year than it was in 2019, but only slightly higher.

Back then, however, the federal funds rate — the interest rate the Fed controls — was 1.75 percent. Now it’s 5.5 percent. It’s really hard to come up with a good reason it should stay that high.

True, high rates haven’t produced a recession — yet. But there are hints of economic weakness, and the Fed is supposed to try to get ahead of the curve. So it’s time to start cutting rates.

But rate cuts will have political implications. They will be good for Biden, although not exactly for the reasons you might think.

I don’t know what the unemployment rate or the rate of economic growth will be in November, but because monetary policy works with a lag, what the Fed does in the next few months won’t have much effect on these numbers.

Biden, however, is already presiding over a very good economy by normal standards, with solid job growth and plunging inflation. What he needs is for more Americans to accept the good news. And Fed rate cuts will help him with that. They will signal to the public that inflation really is under control; they will lead, other things being equal, to higher stock prices and lower mortgage rates.

So we can expect howls from Trump and his allies that politics, not economics, is driving the coming rate cuts — even though Trump himself appointed Jerome Powell, the Fed’s chair.

Why do we know this will happen? Partly because paranoia is MAGAworld’s normal condition: It sees sinister conspiracies everywhere.

Beyond that, Trump and his allies constantly engage in projection, assuming that their opponents are doing or will do what they themselves would do or have done, like weaponizing the Justice Department for Trump’s own political ends.

And when it comes to interest rate policy, Trump has a track record of doing exactly what I’m sure he will accuse Biden of doing: trying to manipulate the Fed. Ever since Richard Nixon pressured the Fed to keep rates low in 1972, possibly helping to set the stage for the stagflation that followed, it has been traditional for the White House to respect the Fed’s independence. But in 2019 Trump attacked Powell and his colleagues as “boneheads” and demanded that they cut interest rates to “ZERO, or less.”

So we know that Trumpist attacks on the Fed for cutting interest rates are coming. What we don’t know is how the Fed will react.

In a recent dialogue with me about the economy, my colleague Peter Coy suggested that the Fed may be inhibited from cutting rates because it’ll fear accusations from Trump that it’s trying to help Biden. I hope Fed officials understand that they’ll be betraying their responsibilities if they let themselves be intimidated in this way.

And I hope that forewarned is forearmed. MAGA attacks on the Fed are coming; they should be treated as the bad-faith bullying they are.

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/08/opinion/trump-federal-reserve-inter
est-rates.html


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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:33 AM

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:54 PM

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The Breakdown of the Republican Coalition (Trump's Fault?)


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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 2:38 PM

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Trump's Disqualification: How We Got Here


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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 2:46 PM

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Trump is not disqualified, nor will he be disqualified.

Trump will be fine. He will also be your next President.



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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 4:15 PM

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 5:46 PM

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Then why do Democrat politicians always incite violence and why do they let Leftist Progressives riot on the streets all the time?

Fuck you, Ted.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 9:49 PM

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Mayorkas: Border Numbers Are Historic, But "This Is Something That Is Not Specific To The United States"

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/01/04/mayorkas_border_num
bers_are_historic_but_this_is_something_that_is_not_specific_to_the_united_states.html



So the fuck what, cocksucker.

Your job is AMERICA and you've failed your fucking job for 3 years.

You belong in prison.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024 3:57 AM

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SIX: Then why do Democrat politicians always incite violence and why do they let Leftist Progressives riot on the streets all the time?

Fuck you, Ted.


Huh. THUGR doesn't have an answer to that question either.




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Thursday, January 11, 2024 7:01 AM

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Trump’s right that Lincoln could have compromised. The results would have been unthinkable.

By Joshua Zeitz | 01/10/2024 01:36 PM EST

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/01/10/trump-civil-war-nego
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Former President Donald Trump thinks history could have been different, if only Abraham Lincoln had read The Art of the Deal. “The Civil War was so fascinating, so horrible,” he said last weekend. “So many mistakes were made. See, there was something I think could have been negotiated, to be honest with you. I think you could have negotiated that. All the people died, so many people died. You know, that was the disaster.”

As if the cake even needed icing, Trump added: “Abraham Lincoln, of course, if he negotiated it, you probably wouldn’t even know who Abraham Lincoln was.”

Longtime readers, hold onto your hats. I’m going to do something that even I never imagined. I’m going to agree with Donald Trump. Sort of.

Set aside, for a moment, the awful moral and humanistic implications of Trump’s wish that Lincoln had bargained away the freedom of four million enslaved people for a tenuous peace. Also, the risible implication that he, Donald Trump, could have managed the secession crisis better than Lincoln.

All of that notwithstanding, compromise was possible, and a lot of respectable voices in 1860 and 1861 called for it. Some historians — small in number, but still reputable — have made a similar case over the years.

The awfulness in Trump’s argument isn’t that it’s wrong. It’s that it might be right. To understand how, it’s important first to assess the compromise that was on the table — an option that Lincoln rejected — and the catastrophic counterfactual history that would follow had he taken the deal.

More about the compromises Lincoln rejected but Trump would have accepted at https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/01/10/trump-civil-war-nego
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The moment the South threatened disunion, many antislavery politicians got wobbly in the knees. John Nicolay, the president-elect’s secretary, would long remember that his boss “bluntly replied” that “This is the same old trick by which the South breaks down every Northern victory. Even if I were personally willing to barter away the moral principle involved in this contest, for the commercial gain of a new submission to the South, I would go to Washington without the countenance of the men who supported me and were my friends before the election.”

A group of veteran political leaders gathered in Washington as an unofficial “peace convention” to consider a range of measures intended to appease the Deep South. One proposal, offered by Kentucky Sen. John Crittenden, would have extended the Missouri Compromise line across the continent and protected the institution of slavery in perpetuity through an irrevocable constitutional amendment; another would have required the Northern states to abrogate their “personal liberty laws,” meant to protect free Black Americans from capture under the provisions of the Fugitive Slave Act.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at
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Thursday, January 11, 2024 8:59 AM

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Thursday, January 11, 2024 9:01 AM

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Hey. Maybe you can tell us why Mayor Eric Adams has "negotiated" closing public schools and forcing kids to learn remotely so he can house a bunch of criminal male illegal alien invaders of fighting age in your kids' school on taxpayer dime instead of shipping them back to whatever shithole they came from or putting bullets in their heads.



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Former President Donald Trump’s efforts to claim federal immunity in a defamation lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll were thwarted once again as a federal appeals court declined to reconsider his case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a concise one-page order, chose not to rehear Trump’s appeal before its full 13-judge bench, leaving the Supreme Court as his final potential avenue for appeal.

The 2nd Circuit denied Trump’s requests on Wednesday, following standard procedure. Trump now has the option to appeal to the Supreme Court, although there is no guarantee that they will accept the case.

In a separate case, Trump is arguing for presidential immunity from prosecution in federal court in Washington, D.C., regarding criminal charges related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The argument is currently being considered by the federal appeals court in D.C.

Why not vote for crooked Trump? He's immune!

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Thursday, January 11, 2024 9:46 AM

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Hey. Maybe you can tell us why Mayor Eric Adams has "negotiated" closing public schools and forcing kids to learn remotely so he can house a bunch of criminal male illegal alien invaders of fighting age in your kids' school on taxpayer dime instead of shipping them back to whatever shithole they came from or putting bullets in their heads.



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No thoughts? Didn't think so.





NYC decision to move migrants from tent shelter to a school amid storm draws fire
Nearly 2,000 asylum-seekers were bused to a Brooklyn high school to ride out the storm, drawing complaints from some parents, politicians and immigration advocates.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nyc-decision-move-migrants-tent-s
helter-school-storm-draws-fire-rcna133236


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What Power Do the Independents Have Over Trump?


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Thursday, January 11, 2024 10:39 PM

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Trump Dreams of Economic Disaster

By Paul Krugman | Jan. 11, 2024, 7:00 p.m. ET

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/11/opinion/trump-biden-economy.html

Did Donald Trump just say that he’s hoping for an economic crash? Not exactly. But what he did say was arguably even worse, especially once you put it in context.

And Trump’s evident panic over recent good economic news deepens what is, for me, the biggest conundrum of American politics: Why have so many people joined — and stayed in — a personality cult built around a man who poses an existential threat to our nation’s democracy and is also personally a complete blowhard?

So what did Trump actually say on Monday? Strictly speaking, he didn’t call for a crash, he predicted one, positing that the economy is running on “fumes” — and that he hopes the inevitable crash will happen this year, “because I don’t want to be Herbert Hoover.”

If you think about it, this isn’t at all what a man who believes himself to be a brilliant economic manager and supposedly cares about the nation’s welfare should say.
What he should have said instead is something like this: My opponent’s policies have set us on the path to disaster, but I hope the disaster doesn’t come until I’m in office — because I don’t want the American people to suffer unnecessarily, and, because I’m a very stable genius, I alone can fix it.

But no, Trump says he wants the disaster to happen on someone else’s watch, specifically and openly so that he won’t have to bear the responsibility.

Speaking of which, when did Trump start predicting economic disaster under President Biden? The answer is before the 2020 election. In October 2020, for example, he asserted that a Biden win would “unleash an economic disaster of epic proportions.”

Now, everyone who makes economic predictions gets some of them wrong. I personally predicted a recession if Trump won in 2016, partly because markets seemed to believe that a Trump victory would be bad for the economy. But I retracted that call just three days after the election, acknowledging that I had briefly succumbed to motivated reasoning.

Trump, by contrast, has been predicting disaster under Biden for more than three years, without ever admitting that his predictions haven’t come true. What we’ve gotten from Trump instead is a series of desperate false claims about the state of the economy. No, the price of bacon isn’t “up five times” under Biden.

Some of these false claims fall into the category of: Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes? Last month, for example, Trump declared that gas costs “$5, $6, $7 and even $8 a gallon,” when there are big signs all around the country advertising gas prices a bit over $3.

Maybe he doesn’t get out much.

What Trump surely does do, though, is watch a lot of TV, which means that he’s aware that the stock market has gone up a lot lately. This clearly troubles him. Indeed, he’s apparently so rattled by stock gains under Biden that in a recent speech he managed both to dismiss those gains as irrelevant — just “making rich people richer” — and to claim credit for them: “The stock market is good because a lot of people think we’re going to win the election.”

If this sounds ridiculous, that’s because it is. Here we have a guy who spent much of his time in office bragging about a rising stock market suddenly declaring that stock gains are bad when someone else is in power, while insisting that he deserves credit for good things (or are they bad things?) that happen when he isn’t even running the country.

Does this matter? Trump may want an economic crash, but he doesn’t have any tools I’m aware of that could produce one. But as I wrote the other day, there’s a risk that pressure from Trump and his allies will lead the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates too high for too long.

Practical concerns aside, however, Trump’s flailing on the economy and the stock market deepens the mystery of his political appeal.

I hate saying this, but I do understand why millions of people are drawn to Trump’s dictatorial ambitions, his encouragement of violence, his declarations that immigrants are “poisoning the blood of our country.” The sad truth is that there have always been many Americans who fundamentally don’t believe in America’s democratic ideals.

But I find it puzzling that Trump doesn’t pay more of a political price for his boasting, whining and transparently self-serving lies.

MAGA types tend to idealize the 1950s, largely based on a delusional image of what life was really like at the time. It was especially terrible if you weren’t a white male, but things could be pretty bad even if you were. One thing the ’50s did have, however, was an image of how men were supposed to behave, one that emphasized stoicism, honesty and a willingness to take responsibility for one’s actions — what my parents would have called being a mensch.

Trump is as far from being a mensch as is humanly possible. Yet his supporters either don’t see that or don’t care, which seems to me to be a bigger departure from traditional values than all the wokeness in the world.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at
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The Case for Donald Trump

By Bret Stephens | Jan 11, 2024

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/11/opinion/columnists/donald-trump-ele
ction.html


Begin with fundamentals. Trump got three big things right — or at least more right than wrong.

1) Arguably the single most important geopolitical fact of the century is the mass migration of people from south to north and east to west, causing tectonic demographic, cultural, economic, and ultimately political shifts. Trump understood this from the start of his presidential candidacy in 2015, the same year Europe was overwhelmed by a largely uncontrolled migration from the Middle East and Africa. As he said the following year, “A nation without borders is not a nation at all. We must have a wall. The rule of law matters!”

Many of Trump’s opponents refuse to see virtually unchecked migration as a problem for the West at all. Some of them see it as an opportunity to demonstrate their humanitarianism. Others look at it as an inexhaustible source of cheap labor. They also have the habit of denouncing those who disagree with them as racists. But enforcing control at the border — whether through a wall, a fence, or some other mechanism — isn’t racism. It’s a basic requirement of statehood and peoplehood, which any nation has an obligation to protect and cherish.

Only now, as the consequences of Biden’s lackadaisical approach to mass migration have become depressingly obvious on the sidewalks and in the shelters and public schools of liberal cities like New York and Chicago, are Trump’s opponents on this issue beginning to see the point. Public services paid by taxes exist for people who live here, not just anyone who makes his way into the country by violating its laws. A job market is structured by rules and regulations, not just an endless supply of desperate laborers prepared to work longer for less. A national culture is sustained by common memories, ideals, laws and a language — which newcomers should honor, adopt and learn as a requirement of entry. It isn’t just a giant arrival gate for anyone and everyone who wants to take advantage of American abundance and generosity.

It said something about the self-deluded state of Western politics when Trump came on the scene that his assertion of the obvious was treated as a moral scandal, at least by the stratum of society that had the least to lose from mass migration. To millions of other Americans, his message, however crudely he may have expressed it, sounded like plain common sense.

2) The second big thing Trump got right was about the broad direction of the country. Trump rode a wave of pessimism to the White House — pessimism his detractors did not share because he was speaking about, and to, an America they either didn’t see or understood only as a caricature. But just as with this year, when liberal elites insist that things are going well while overwhelming majorities of Americans say they are not, Trump’s unflattering view captured the mood of the country.

In 2017, the demographer Nicholas Eberstadt joined this pessimistic perception with comprehensive data in an influential essay for Commentary. He noted persistently sluggish economic growth and a plunging labor-force participation rate that had never recovered from the 2008 financial crisis. There was a rising death rate among middle-aged white people and declining life expectancy at birth, in part because of sharply rising deaths from suicide, alcoholism or drug addiction. More than 12 percent of all adult males had a felony conviction on their record, leaving them in the shadowlands of American life. And there was a palpable sense of economic decline, with fewer and fewer younger Americans having any hope of matching their parents’ incomes at the same stages of life.

Far too little has changed since then. Labor-force participation remains essentially where it was in the last days of the Obama administration. Deaths of despair keep rising. The cost of living has risen sharply, and while the price of ordinary goods may finally be coming down, rents haven’t. Only 36 percent of voters think the American dream still holds true, according to a recent survey, down from 48 percent in 2016. If anything, Trump’s thesis may be truer today than it was the first time he ran on it.

3) Finally, there’s the question of institutions that are supposed to represent impartial expertise, from elite universities and media to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the F.B.I. Trump’s detractors, including me, often argued that his demagoguery and mendacity did a lot to needlessly diminish trust in these vital institutions. But we should be more honest with ourselves and admit that those institutions did their own work in squandering, through partisanship or incompetence, the esteem in which they had once been widely held.

How so? Much of the elite media, mostly liberal, became openly partisan in the 2016 election — and, in doing so, not only failed to understand why Trump won, but probably unwittingly contributed to his victory. Academia, also mostly liberal, became increasingly illiberal, inhospitable not just to conservatives but to anyone pushing back even modestly against progressive orthodoxy. The F.B.I. abused its authority with dubious investigations and salacious leaks that led to sensational headlines but not to criminal prosecutions, much less convictions.

The C.D.C. and other public-health bureaucracies flubbed the pandemic reaction, with (mostly) good intentions but frequently devastating consequences: “If you’re a public-health person and you’re trying to make a decision, you have this very narrow view of what the right decision is, and that is something that will save a life,” the former National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins acknowledged last month. “You attach zero value to whether this actually totally disrupts people’s lives, ruins the economy, and has many kids kept out of school in a way they never quite recovered.”

Trump and his supporters called all this out. For this they were called idiots, liars and bigots by people who think of themselves as enlightened and empathetic, and hold the commanding heights in the national culture. The scorn only served to harden the sense among millions of Americans that liberal elites are self-infatuated, imperious, hysterical, and hopelessly out of touch — or, to use one of Trump’s favorite words, “disgusting.”

A few readers might nod their heads in (partial) agreement. Then they’ll ask: What about the election denialism? What about Jan. 6? What about the threat Trump poses to the very foundations of our democracy? All disqualifying — in my view. But it’s also important to stretch one’s mind a little and try to understand why so many voters are unimpressed about the “end of democracy” argument.

For one thing, haven’t they heard it before — and with the same apocalyptic intensity?

In 2016, Trump was frequently compared to Benito Mussolini and other dictators (including by me). The comparison might have proved more persuasive if Trump’s presidency had been replete with jailed and assassinated political opponents, rigged or canceled elections, a muzzled or captured press — and Trump still holding office today, rather than running to get his old job back. The election denialism is surely ugly, but it isn’t quite unique: Prominent Democrats also denied the legitimacy of George W. Bush’s two elections — the second one no less than the first.

Many rank-and-file Republicans regard the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol as a disgrace and the lowest point of Trump’s presidency. But they also believe that it wasn’t so much an insurrection as it was an ugly temper tantrum by Trump and his most rabid supporters, which never had a chance of succeeding. One reason for that is that the judges Trump appointed to the federal bench and the Supreme Court rebuffed his legal efforts — and he had no choice but to accept the rulings. An American version of Vladimir Putin he simply is not.

That’s why warnings from Biden and others about the risk Trump poses to democracy are likely to fall flat even with many moderate voters. If there’s any serious threat to democracy, doesn’t it also come from Democratic judges and state officials who are using never-before-used legal theories — which even liberal law professors like Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig regard as dangerous and absurd — to try to kick Trump’s name off ballots in Maine and Colorado? When liberal partisans try to suppress democracy in the name of saving democracy, they aren’t helping their cause politically or legally. They are merely confirming the worst stereotypes about their own hypocrisy.

As it is, the 2024 election will not hinge on questions of democracy but of delivery: Which candidate will do more for voters? That will turn on perceptions of which candidate did more for voters when they were in office. Biden’s supporters are convinced that the president has a good story to tell. But they also think that Trump has no story at all — only a pack of self-aggrandizing lies. That’s liberal self-delusion.

Excluding the pandemic, a once-in-a-century event that would have knocked almost any sitting president sideways, Americans have reasons to remember the Trump years as good ones — and good in a way that completely defied expert predictions of doom. Wages outpaced inflation, something they have just begun to do under Biden, according to an analysis by Bankrate. Unemployment fell to 50-year lows (as it has been under Biden); stocks boomed; inflation and interest rates were low.

He appealed to Americans who operated in the economy of things — builders, manufacturers, energy producers, food services and the like — rather than in the economy of words — lawyers, academics, journalists, civil servants. And he shared the law-and-order instincts of normal Americans, including respect for the police, something the left seemed to care about on Jan. 6 but was notably less concerned about during the months of rioting, violence and semi-anarchy that followed George Floyd’s murder.

As for foreign policy, it’s worth asking: Does the world feel safer under Biden — with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Hamas’s and Hezbollah’s assault on Israel, Houthi attacks on shipping in international waters, the Chinese open threat to invade Taiwan — than it did under Trump? Trump may have generated a lot of noise, but his crazy talk and air of unpredictability seemed to keep America’s adversaries on their guard and off balance in a way that Biden’s instinctive caution and feeble manner simply does not.

Ordinary voters care typically about results. What many care less about is Trump’s purported offensiveness. It’s at least worth asking whether his occasional Archie Bunkerisms are any more obnoxious than the incessant offense-taking, finger-wagging and fake prudishness of his opponents. Many of the same people who seemed to have suffered fainting spells when the notorious “Hollywood Access” tape came to light had, only a few years before, been utterly indifferent to much more serious allegations of sexual assault by Bill Clinton as Arkansas attorney general, governor and later president. You can fault Trump for coarseness, but you can’t pretend we don’t live in a coarse age.

What about the other Republicans in the field? Why aren’t they at least preferable to G.O.P. primary voters than Trump, with all of his baggage and bombast?

It’s a good question. My pet theory is that, if Republican voters think the central problem in America today is obnoxious progressives, then how better to spite them than by shoving Trump down their throats for another four years? If somehow Nikki Haley were to win the nomination and then the general election, her victory would be a matter of disappointment for Democrats but not the wailing and gnashing of teeth that went with Trump’s victory in 2016. For many Republicans, the visceral satisfaction of liberal anguish at a Trump restoration more than makes up for his flaws.

But there’s a deeper reason, too, one Trump’s opponents ought to consider in thinking about how to beat him. As writers like Tablet’s Alana Newhouse have noted, brokenness has become the defining feature of much of American life: broken families, broken public schools, broken small towns and inner cities, broken universities, broken health care, broken media, broken churches, broken borders, broken government. At best, they have become shells of their former selves. And there’s a palpable sense that the autopilot that America’s institutions and their leaders are on — brain-dead and smug — can’t continue.

It shouldn’t seem strange to Trump’s opponents that a man whom we regard as an agent of chaos should be seen by his supporters as precisely the man who can sweep the decks clean. I happen to think that’s exactly wrong — you don’t mend damaged systems by breaking them even further. Repair and restoration is almost always better than reaction or revolution. But I don’t see Trump’s opponents making headway against him until they at least acknowledge the legitimacy and power of the fundamental complaint. If you’re saying it’s “Morning in America” when 77 percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track, you’re preaching to the wrong choir — and the wrong country.

Trump’s opponents say this is the most important election of our lifetime. Isn’t it time, then, to take our heads out of the sand?

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“Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Wednesday highlighted how Republican attitudes to the Constitution flipped following Donald Trump’s rise to power.

Meyers aired a montage of conservatives and even then-GOP candidate Trump himself in 2016 vowing to “bring the Constitution back” amid right-wing claims that then-President Barack Obama was acting like a dictator.

“Republicans used to pretend they cared about the Constitution,” noted Meyers, but “abandoned all that” with the emergence of Trump.

Meyers then aired a second supercut of Trump declaring multiple times and in various ways how he had the “absolute right” and “total authority” to do pretty much anything he wanted as POTUS.



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Seth Meyer pretending to care about the Constitution and pretending that Democrats give a single fuck about the Constitution is the only joke he's ever told in his life.

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Seth Meyer pretending to care about the Constitution and pretending that Democrats give a single fuck about the Constitution is the only joke he's ever told in his life.

I stopped wondering why failures shout the loudest that they have a constitutional right to be an asshole.

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Friday, January 12, 2024 9:07 AM

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Seth Meyer pretending to care about the Constitution and pretending that Democrats give a single fuck about the Constitution is the only joke he's ever told in his life.

I stopped wondering why failures shout the loudest that they have a constitutional right to be an asshole.



And I laugh every time you try to call me a failure.

You need me to be a failure because your warped world view depends on it.

Sorry not sorry I can't oblige you.



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Friday, January 12, 2024 9:31 AM

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And I laugh every time you try to call me a failure.

You need me to be a failure because your warped world view depends on it.

Sorry not sorry I can't oblige you.

Every person I know who voted for Trump will tell me with great pride that they are better than average. Smarter. Genetically superior. Patriotic. Endowed with commonsense. I stopped wondering why, with all those outstanding attributes, their lives have had so many sorrows that leave them infuriated at the unfairness of how they are treated at present. By voting for Trump, they are certain they will get treated as they think they have always deserved. Because I know them, I'm already certain they have always been treated the way they deserve.

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Friday, January 12, 2024 9:47 AM

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So sad. So pathetic.


You think way too much about me buddy. The second I finish replying to another of your dumbshit posts and put my computer in sleep mode I don't think about you at all.

You are meaningless. You are nothing. You are a waste of carbon.



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So sad. So pathetic.


You think way too much about me buddy. The second I finish replying to another of your dumbshit posts and put my computer in sleep mode I don't think about you at all.

You are meaningless. You are nothing. You are a waste of carbon.

To finish construction jobs, I have to deal with people like Trump and his Trumptards. Your psyches are fragile and your feelings of adequacy sink when criticized. You come to work hungover or you return from lunch drunk. Your wives and children don't give you the love you think you deserve. It is more tricky handling Trumptards than a class of well-adjusted kindergartners because Trumptards need major adjusting.

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Friday, January 12, 2024 12:04 PM

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Friday, January 12, 2024 12:06 PM

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Originally posted by second:
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So sad. So pathetic.


You think way too much about me buddy. The second I finish replying to another of your dumbshit posts and put my computer in sleep mode I don't think about you at all.

You are meaningless. You are nothing. You are a waste of carbon.

To finish construction jobs, I have to deal with people like Trump and his Trumptards. Your psyches are fragile and your feelings of adequacy sink when criticized. You come to work hungover or you return from lunch drunk. Your wives and children don't give you the love you think you deserve. It is more tricky handling Trumptards than a class of well-adjusted kindergartners because Trumptards need major adjusting.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at
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Hey second, remember how you drove Jack crazy because you would click on, reply with a quote, and then change the subject on him? Your reply would have nothing to do with what he posted and it drove him up a wall.

That was a hoot.

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Friday, January 12, 2024 12:11 PM

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Originally posted by second:
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So sad. So pathetic.


You think way too much about me buddy. The second I finish replying to another of your dumbshit posts and put my computer in sleep mode I don't think about you at all.

You are meaningless. You are nothing. You are a waste of carbon.

To finish construction jobs, I have to deal with people like Trump and his Trumptards. Your psyches are fragile and your feelings of adequacy sink when criticized. You come to work hungover or you return from lunch drunk. Your wives and children don't give you the love you think you deserve. It is more tricky handling Trumptards than a class of well-adjusted kindergartners because Trumptards need major adjusting.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly



You don't own a construction company. You don't own a company. You're in debt up to your eyeballs and you're drowning at sea.

I just came back in from shoveling my walk and using my $1000 snowblower on my driveway that could fit 26 cars. Not because I had anywhere to go, since I'm retired and I own everything I have free and clear... just because.

Now I might take a nap. Or maybe work on my house. Or maybe watch some youtube.

I'll probably take a nap.


Have fun thanklessly slaving away all day today, wage slave.

You are the envy of no one.

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Friday, January 12, 2024 12:23 PM

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Trump’s latest about-face: He now says 2020 election was ‘long over’

In the months after the 2020 election, Donald Trump leaned on his campaign to launch ad blitzes and legal challenges to the results, insisting to his supporters that the election was “a long way from over.” He even told state and federal courts he was suing in his capacity as a political candidate.

Now, in a bid to derail criminal charges, he’s saying the opposite. At least six times in the past two weeks, Trump has declared that the election was “long over” by the time he began pushing state officials and then-Vice President Mike Pence to overturn his defeat.

It’s a new piece of rhetoric that’s meant to bolster Trump’s assertion of “presidential immunity” from his criminal charges for interfering with the transfer of power. He wasn’t a candidate anymore, Trump’s new theory goes, so he must have been doing his job as president to ensure elections are fair.

But there’s a problem: It flies in the face of the legal arguments Trump made three years ago, during his frenetic push to subvert the election results. Even after the votes had been counted and certified, Trump filed lawsuits contesting the results — and he claimed he was doing so not as the outgoing president, but as a candidate.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-s-latest-about-face-he-n
ow-says-2020-election-was-long-over/ar-AA1mRQXf?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=8276c3772eef46a7c1309e3a68b1ba8d&ei=13




Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we do deceive.

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Friday, January 12, 2024 12:35 PM

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Trump will be fine.

He will also be your next President.

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Friday, January 12, 2024 4:00 PM

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'Tuned out': Expert says voters switching off because they can't believe GOP is for real

Voters are still having a hard time wrapping their heads around the fact that the Republican Party is really going to nominate former President Donald Trump for the presidency again, according to an analyst.

Trump, who was impeached twice during his lone term in office and who is now facing 91 felony charges in four separate jurisdictions, is the overwhelming favorite to win the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, despite a better-than-average likelihood that he will be a convicted criminal by the time the election rolls around.

CNN reports that internal research from President Joe Biden's campaign shows that it's currently having trouble attracting undecided voters at the moment — simply because those voters don't really think Trump will once again be their sole major-party alternative.

One senior campaign official who spoke with CNN said that these voters at the moment are politically disengaged and still believe they will have a different Republican to pick from in 2024.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/tuned-out-expert-says-voters-s
witching-off-because-they-can-t-believe-gop-is-for-real/ar-AA1mSLcV?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=78171e8235e64161d6fd84ba9487e10c&ei=14




tick tock

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Friday, January 12, 2024 4:08 PM

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Swing state Republican parties are engulfed in turmoil ahead of key 2024 races

Republican parties in three battleground states are navigating turbulence that has many in the GOP concerned that the discord and dysfunction will jeopardize their candidates up and down the ballot in critical races this fall.

In Michigan, Nevada and Florida — three states that will feature competitive presidential and Senate contests — state parties have been gripped with leadership strife in recent weeks. In Florida, the GOP chairman was ousted after facing a rape accusation. In Nevada, the top two state party officials have been indicted for their alleged role as “fake electors” for former President Donald Trump after he lost the 2020 election there.

Nowhere has the chaos been more pronounced than Michigan, though, where rivalrous factions can’t agree on who’s in charge.
A large group of Michigan state GOP committee members voted last week to remove Kristina Karamo as chairwoman, asserting that she was leading the party toward bankruptcy and failing to live up to promises of transparency and reform. The party’s No. 2 official then declared herself acting chair. Karamo rejected the vote, arguing that the process was illegitimate and a violation of state party bylaws. Karamo has called her own meeting for Saturday.

“I’m the chair of the Michigan Republican Party, and that will not change,” Karamo said this week in an interview with NBC News. “Now, per the bylaws, there is a process to remove people, and if that process is lawfully filed, then, yes, I will accept the results. But none of this has occurred.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/swing-state-republican-parties
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hehe

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Friday, January 12, 2024 4:46 PM

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'Tuned out': Expert says voters switching off because they can't believe GOP is for real

Voters are still having a hard time wrapping their heads around the fact that the Republican Party is really going to nominate former President Donald Trump for the presidency again, according to an analyst.



That so-called "analyst" should probably be fired.

You idiots knew that Trump was being nominated months ago, and if you didn't you're even dumber than you look.

Just wait until the debates happen and President Trump embarrasses swiss cheese brain President Roomba and makes him cry on stage.



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Friday, January 12, 2024 5:07 PM

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You dumb motherfuckers might lose New York in November.

Even if you don't, you're doing so bad there that you're going to have to spend a shit ton of money campaigning there when it should have been a Democrat party lock.

Keep pulling kids out of schools so you can house all those battle-aged male illegal invaders on the taxpayer dime and then wonder why everybody is moving out of the city and the state.



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Should Trump win, the story is just beginning
By Steve Schmidt | Jan 11, 2024

On Monday, with Donald Trump sitting in court, his lawyer said Trump, if president, had the constitutional power to order the US military to commit political assassinations. Mark the moment. It took 3,125 days between Donald Trump’s descent down the escalator in Trump Tower until the quiet part was said out loud. Trump is surrounded by people who would kill for power, and kill with power.

Just this week, Trump confidant Roger Stone was caught on tape provoking his security chief, a rogue NYC cop, to assassinate Congressman Eric Swalwell or Jerry Nadler, or both. Stephen Miller, who is speculated about as a potential Trump attorney general, wanted the US military to murder defenseless migrants at sea. He also claimed that cities were turning into war zones during Black Lives Matter protests. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time, Mark Milley, turned towards Miller in the Oval Office and said, “Shut the f@#k up, Stephen.”

Here is the undelivered resignation letter General Mark Milley wrote for delivery to Donald Trump. I hope you will read it. Very slowly. I also hope you will share it with people who might be persuadable in the months ahead. His words matter.
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“The events of the last couple weeks have caused me to do deep soul-searching, and I can no longer faithfully support and execute your orders as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is my belief that you were doing great and irreparable harm to my country. I believe that you have made a concerted effort over time to politicize the United States military. I thought that I could change that. I’ve come to the realization that I cannot, and I need to step aside and let someone else try to do that.

“Second, you are using the military to create fear in the minds of the people—and we are trying to protect the American people. I cannot stand idly by and participate in that attack, verbally or otherwise, on the American people. The American people trust their military and they trust us to protect them against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and our military will do just that. We will not turn our back on the American people.

“Third, I swore an oath to the Constitution of the United States and embodied within that Constitution is the idea that says that all men and women are created equal. All men and women are created equal, no matter who you are, whether you are white or Black, Asian, Indian, no matter the color of your skin, no matter if you’re gay, straight or something in between. It doesn’t matter if you’re Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jew, or choose not to believe. None of that matters. It doesn’t matter what country you came from, what your last name is—what matters is we’re Americans. We’re all Americans. That under these colors of red, white, and blue—the colors that my parents fought for in World War II—means something around the world. It’s obvious to me that you don’t think of those colors the same way I do. It’s obvious to me that you don’t hold those values dear and the cause that I serve.

“And lastly it is my deeply held belief that you’re ruining the international order, and causing significant damage to our country overseas, that was fought for so hard by the Greatest Generation that they instituted in 1945. Between 1914 and 1945, 150 million people were slaughtered in the conduct of war. They were slaughtered because of tyrannies and dictatorships. That generation, like every generation, has fought against that, has fought against fascism, has fought against Nazism, has fought against extremism. It’s now obvious to me that you don’t understand that world order. You don’t understand what the war was all about. In fact, you subscribe to many of the principles that we fought against. And I cannot be a party to that. It is with deep regret that I hereby submit my letter of resignation.”

https://steveschmidt.substack.com/p/should-trump-win-the-story-is-just
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Sunday, January 14, 2024 7:15 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Michael Rappaport fans (I know, that idea is funny) attacked and firebombed by Antifa outside a comedy club before his show that they failed to cancel.

https://thepostmillennial.com/antifa-agitators-try-to-shut-down-michae
l-rapaports-portland-comedy-show-over-pro-israel-stance




Four days earlier...


Michael Rapaport Slams Hollywood for Not Speaking About Oct. 7 Hostages at Golden Globes: “Not One Person Said One Thing”

The actor said he was "embarrassed" and apologized on behalf of his profession.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/michael-rapaport-h
ollywood-golden-globes-israel-hostages-1235784135
/


You fuckin' Democrat degenerates are all going down.



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Sunday, January 14, 2024 9:58 AM

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Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Michael Rappaport fans (I know, that idea is funny) attacked and firebombed by Antifa outside a comedy club before his show that they failed to cancel.

https://thepostmillennial.com/antifa-agitators-try-to-shut-down-michae
l-rapaports-portland-comedy-show-over-pro-israel-stance


You fuckin' Democrat degenerates are all going down.

Your story says it was a firecracker, not a firebomb. Big difference. You know what is also a big difference? Rapaport versus Reality. Here is Rapaport:

MichaelRapaport @MichaelRapaport
Only ISRAEL would have to defend itself in the International Court Of Jerkoffs while 133 Hostages are still in captivity.
https://twitter.com/MichaelRapaport/status/1745936962098282668

Here is Reality:
Daily death rate in Gaza higher than any other major 21st Century conflict - Oxfam

Israeli military killing 250 Palestinians per day with many more lives at risk from hunger, disease and cold
https://www.oxfam.org/en/press-releases/daily-death-rate-gaza-higher-a
ny-other-major-21st-century-conflict-oxfam


6ixStringJack, can you see the difference between Rapaport and Reality?

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Sunday, January 14, 2024 10:09 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I'm no Rappaport fan, and I'm no fan of Israel either, buddy.

This is between all of you dildos.

Who's going to vote for Dementia Hitler in November and who isn't? You're not getting both the Israel loving Rappaport crowd and the Islam loving Antifa/BLM crowd this time.

Who knows? Maybe your guy gets neither of them.




Case in point...

Pro-Palestinian protesters chant ‘f–k Joe Biden,’ damage fence outside White House

https://nypost.com/2024/01/13/news/pro-palestinian-protesters-chant-an
ti-biden-slogans-outside-white-house
/

Yeah. Fuck Joe Biden* is right.

Not for the reason you anti-American goons hate him, but I suppose we can agree to disagree for now as long as you stay the fuck off my lawn.



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Sunday, January 14, 2024 10:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
I'm no Rappaport fan, and I'm no fan of Israel either, buddy.

This is between all of you dildos.

Who's going to vote for Dementia Hitler in November and who isn't? You're not getting both the Israel loving Rappaport crowd and the Islam loving Antifa/BLM crowd this time.

Who knows? Maybe your guy gets neither of them.




Case in point...

Pro-Palestinian protesters chant ‘f–k Joe Biden,’ damage fence outside White House

https://nypost.com/2024/01/13/news/pro-palestinian-protesters-chant-an
ti-biden-slogans-outside-white-house
/

Yeah. Fuck Joe Biden* is right.

Not for the reason you anti-American goons hate him, but I suppose we can agree to disagree for now as long as you stay the fuck off my lawn.


I've noticed that many Americans overreact to everything. It is not a new phenomenon. Here's a version from around 1970, 54 years ago:

Respect for elders and the five-and-dime are shrinking into the past, and in the Rexall we sell condoms out in the open. Saturday night specials, gangs, nobody's safe, women demanding equal pay, Black Power, inflation over 6%. Vietnam, Russia, MAD, long hair and LSD. If the Arabs decide to embargo oil and take out our automobiles we'll never get through it. Once we would.

I don't think the over-reactors can calm down, except when over-liquored. Alcohol has that effect on the overly excitable, helping them to get through their endless series of stressful days. Others calm down by over-eating. Still others by dreaming of Trump ruling America. These strategies are for losers.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Sunday, January 14, 2024 10:32 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Don't worry buddy. We'll remember all the dumb shit that you say and throw it right back in your stupid little face in November.



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Sunday, January 14, 2024 1:37 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Three Scenarios to Replace Joe Biden on the Ballot: Any Chance of Them Happening?

https://themessenger.com/opinion/democratic-convention-replace-joe-bid
en-michelle-obama-gavin-newsom-kamala-harris


The Messenger doesn't think any of these things are going to happen, and on top of that they think that any one of them actually happening will be very bad news for Democrats.


You idiots are stuck with Joe Biden*.


And the media can lie and say nobody wants a Trump vs. Biden* rematch all they want, but the only people not looking forward to that are the ones that are going to be forced to vote Biden* or stay at home.



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Sunday, January 14, 2024 4:24 PM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


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Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Don't worry buddy. We'll remember all the dumb shit that you say and throw it right back in your stupid little face in November.

Should Trump win, your problems will not be solved because you will still be you, the source of your problems. But if you want to keep believing that your troubles are external, go ahead and believe Trump will transfer funds from Ukraine to support you. While you are playing make-believe, Trump will also cause your teeth to grow back and your diabetes to be cured. Once he is President, he can make your dreams come true. (NOT so, but believing will make you feel better. Place your faith in the unseen for things which are not seen are eternal. II Corinthians 4:18 )

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at
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Sunday, January 14, 2024 4:24 PM

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Grover Cleveland, the former president who did what Trump is trying to do

Sunday, Jan 14, 2024
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/opinion-the-former-president-wh
o-did-what-trump-is-trying-to-do/ar-AA1mWLNb


On George Washington’s birthday in 1892, former President Grover Cleveland urged graduating students at the University of Michigan to “take with you … a strong and abiding faith in the value and potency of a good conscience and a pure heart. Never yield one iota to those who teach that these are weak and childish things, not needed in the struggle of manhood with the stern realities of life.”

The speech embracing Washington’s virtues was “perhaps the most unusual kickoff to a presidential campaign in American history,” wrote Cleveland biographer Troy Senik.

Nine months later, Cleveland won the presidency for the second time, becoming the only person in American history to serve non-consecutive terms in the White House. It is a feat former President Donald Trump is trying to duplicate this year.

Cleveland overcame scandal in his first run for president when he had to admit to having possibly fathered a child out of wedlock — his opponents derisively chanted, “Ma, ma, where’s my Pa?”

But his travails pale in comparison to Trump’s 91 felony charges — and Cleveland’s speech saluting homely American virtues is worlds away from the 2024 Republican frontrunner’s repeated focus on his own grievances, spoken as he travels from primary appearances to courtrooms. And, of course, Cleveland didn’t refuse to accept that he lost his bid for reelection — in 1888 to Benjamin Harrison — as Trump has, claiming without evidence that the 2020 election was a fraud.

Violence and immunity

In the world of legal developments swirling around Trump last week, the most significant was the DC Circuit Court’s oral arguments over his claim to immunity from criminal prosecution under nearly all circumstances.

Right out of the gate, Judge Florence Pan, who emerged as the panel’s most incisive questioner, presented Trump’s counsel John Sauer with a hypothetical that exposed the unthinkable consequences of Trump’s extreme position: Could a president who used his official authority to order SEAL Team Six to assassinate a political rival ever be prosecuted?

The question answers itself, and Sauer couldn’t square his client’s immunity claim with that and other confounding hypotheticals about extreme presidential action — an ominous sign for how Trump’s appeal will ultimately fare.

Placing presidents above the law — by making them immune from criminal accountability — gets separation of powers backward and upends the rule of law.

The SEAL Team Six hypothetical “resonated because it aligns with the Trump we have all come to know: a politician who has encouraged, promoted, justified and even praised political violence, as long as he sees it as a sign of support for him,” Frida Ghitis observed. “And it resonated because Trump is once again sending very clear signals that he endorses and even encourages political violence to support his cause.” He is calling those imprisoned for the Capitol riot “hostages,” rather than people convicted of crimes, Ghitis noted.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at
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Sunday, January 14, 2024 5:31 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Don't worry buddy. We'll remember all the dumb shit that you say and throw it right back in your stupid little face in November.

Should Trump win, your problems will not be solved because you will still be you, the source of your problems.



What problems are those?

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Sunday, January 14, 2024 5:46 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Latest favorability poll by ABC "News" has Trump at 35 Favorable, 56 Unfavorable.

But it also has Joe Biden* at 33 Favorable and 57 Unfavorable.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/biden_favorableunfavora
ble-6677.html


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/trump_favorableunfavora
ble-5493.html



Trump's aggregate average is 39.9 Favorable and 55.3 Unfavorable.

Biden*'s aggregate average is 38.9 Favorable and 55.6 Unfavorable.



Watch those Trump numbers start climbing after Trump wins Iowa handily tomorrow and crushes all of those NeoCon Nikkibots.



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