"we the people" are stupid.
Dutch Wrote: Lonely, I've said a million times to get rid of the "electoral college"; just let votes count. Trump is an champion mobster who also influenced the "college" via bribes as he always does. Furthermore our election system is about the worst in the world; all the States have no uniform equipment or forms,which is asking for corruption. I use the "mail in ballot" but never get any confirmation if it has been counted. Especially in FL they tinker with it as has been proven many times. The other thing is "money"; no PAC "donations" no "fund raising" ; only "qualification" for the job should count. (Thus not based on stupid "rally's etc.) But yeah this country has never learned from their mistakes and rather stick with the old " corrupt" system of 1800. So who ever gets elected was never done based on qualification, but only on basis of who is the smartest in corrupting the system. "Money" never should be the the "driver" of any election. Amen
Dutch, I can’t remember the name of the book I was reading but the author talked about the election of 2016. He states that neither candidate got a majority of elegible voters. He called the people who didn’t vote “unserious” which I would apply to the bulk of the electorate.
Regarding PACs and spending, at one time the candidates were picked by the parties during and probably before the conventions. The advent of primaries has created a monster of unintended consequences. The American electorate is pathetic and gullible.
Diamond and Silk, two pieces of flotsam and jetsam hanging around past their shelf life.
These are excepts from Trump's Cabinet meeting. Lots of people spoke, but I have extracted the contributions by Ben Carson.
Trump: If you want to leave, that's your option. You can leave anytime you want, okay? Please, Ben.
Carson: Thank you, Mr. President. And just before I talk a little bit about what's going on at HUD, I just want to thank you for your incredible courage ---- and stamina and resilience with unwithering criticism, unfair criticism, all the time. And I would just, sort of, sum it up by saying: Would you rather have a non-politician whose speech is unfiltered, who gets a lot of stuff done? Or somebody with a silver tongue who gets nothing done?
Trump: But I thought I had a silver tongue. [Laughter] I heard that so often. I always thought I had a silver tongue. [Laughter] But I agree with you.
Carson: But, you know, as I told you before, I think God is using you.
Trump: Thank you very much.
Carson: I really appreciate that.
Trump: And you have said that, and I appreciate it. Thank you, Ben.
And blah, blah, blah...
Ben Carson is a survivor in Trump's Cabinet when so many others have been shown the door. This conversation highlights why Carson is here to stay...
He is almost as big an incompetent hack as Trump. And since he cringes and fawns so well Trump has kept him around.
I said previously that Trump would win in 2020. The NYT put out an article to that effect.
Also from Outside The Beltway:
The link from Outside The Beltway posits that Trump could lose the popular vote by even more than he did and still win a larger electoral college victory. If true it underscores how completely the Democratic experiment is failing because the founders failed to deal with slavery as well as the racism and xenophobia deeply embedded in our culture.
Mueller has already said he will not go beyond what is written in his report. That would be okay. Very few people have actually read the report and many, particularly the Fox News viewers, have been indoctrinated on the Barr false interpretation. Yet there are some 10 paragraphs that are clear obstructions of justice by Trump, and if nothing else being asked to read those lines from the report should be a game changer for some Americans.
Yet the indoctrination is deep, and viewers will struggle with what "Mueller says" versus what "Barr said Mueller says". People believe what they want to believe, and they listen with filters on the ears. Still for many of the undecideds, the Mueller testimony could be compelling in swaying them over to "obstruction of justice" charges.
Schmidt, I honestly do not believe that there are many undecideds that will be influenced by Mueller’s testimony. It will devolve into “he said/he said” between Barr and Mueller no matter how much clarification Mueller provides. The Democratic Party and those of us who vote Democratic placed far too much hope in Mueller. While I do believe there is far more than enough to impeach Trump that simply isn’t going to happen unless the begin an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi will not do that so we are stuck with Trump until 2020. Sadly, imo, we will be stuck with him until 2024 because the Democratic Party has no strategy to combat not just Trump and his base but the Republican Party’s backers. Where is the Democratic Party version of ALEC? Nowhere. While some, even many, may understand that the Republican Party does not give a damn about the damage they do the Democratic Party appears unwilling to go that extra step. It will cost them. I would be unsurprised, dismayed, but unsurprised if the Democratic Party lost the House in 2020.
that guy in AZ Wrote:
On July 13, Tennessee governor Bill Lee signed a bill declaring July 13 as "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day". Forrest was a slave owner and a slave trader, a Civil War general and (most importantly) the first Grand Wizard of the KKK.
I understand that Tennessee law requires that the governor must proclaim six days a year of "special observance", but the guy should have been smart enough to pick someone who was actually deserving of the honor. As a reminder, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Tennessee (Memphis) in 1968.
In case you have forgotten, Tennessee has the highest percentage of evangelical Christians of any state in the country.
Trump got 60.7% of the vote in Tennessee in 2016, carrying 8 of the 10 counties in the state.
I have said possibly here but elsewhere as well that had I been in power at the end of the civil war I would have rounded up every southerner and deported them. I realize that there is racism everywhere but the constant worship of traitors is unacceptable. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a sub-human piece of shit. I will make the adjust to my first sentence to say that the entire confederate government and military command should have been executed.
Joe Biden birthday, November 20, 1942.
Bernie Sanders birthday, September 8, 1941.
Other than being candidates for senior living centers, both have baggage. If we're going to apply purity tests to all candidates' lives going all the way back to their youth, then we can throw them all out. The problem with Democrats is that they look for every candidate's faults rather than their positives.
Donald Trump supporters don't give a shit what kind of crook, adulterer and pussy grabber he was in the past. They support him because he's going to make America great again. He's promised to make coal king again. He's promised to open the rusty factories again in the rust belt states, he's promised the best health care ever, and the biggest and best military the world has ever seen. He's going back to the moon and to Mars. He's defeated ISIS. He's made Israel proud. He saved us from a nuclear war. He's making love with Kim Jung Un instead of war. He's making China buy American. He is doing God's work. And blah, blah, blah...
He says: "Believe me!" And yes his supporters do. If the election were held today, Trump would win.
Politico: How Trump is on track for a 2020 landslide
Imo, it is a done deal. Not only will Trump win the electoral college, he will win the popular vote. That is actually more critical as it will allow the RW to unleash its fury against the “Socialist, Communist” elites.
Never doubt that the Democratic Party will miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. And really never doubt bird’s theorem: “We The People” are stupid.
Trump’s re-election campaign began the day after he took office. If the Democrats are not careful the idiot electorate will re-elect this piece of excrement.
The border disaster is first and foremost the fault of American economic policy in general and financial institutions in particular. Secondly, it is not because we "cannot control our borders" but rather that we can no longer wield power over the western hemisphere. It is this loss of power put forth for internal consumption as open borders but actually feared as loss of face and power by the elites that is causing the problem as well.
C’mon in and set a spell.