Our ex-so-called president

2016 was a horrible year. Trump and Brexit both. No, let’s not take any chances. Someone’s gotta jail him soon, fingers crossed.

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I read an article on my work computer, I don’t remember where, but it was something along the lines of “The Primary season is already over, and that’s a problem.”

The gist of it was that after only two states, almost everyone on the Republican side but Trump and Haley are already out, even though only a few delegates are pledged. And for the Democrats, no delegates are even pledged yet, but basically Biden is going to be the only realistic option.

Already decided by the end of January. Which isn’t really giving the whole country a fair chance to pick who is in the running. So it’s already off to a bad start.

The author then said a big problem is that either one of the frontrunners could be knocked out due to health reasons, or possibly legal reasons in Trump’s case, etc., before the election. And the deadline for anyone else to register to run is already past almost everywhere because now we start the process too early in the year. So things could get messy. :worried:

Ah, this was the one:

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As far as the Democrats go, this is normal. It is extremely rare, for either party, to have a serious primary challenger to an incumbent President. The last time there was a serious challenge mounted to defeat an incumbent Republican in the primaries was in 1976 when Reagan almost beat Ford. For the Democrats, Ted Kennedy challenged Jimmy Carter in the 1980 Democratic Primaries. Carter won pretty easily, but it was a serious challenge, and Kennedy managed to win 12 states, which is the last time a challenger to an incumbent won any state primary election for President.

Before 1976, most delegates were selected at the respective party’s national convention rather than through primaries or caucuses. Even then, though, serious challenges to an incumbent at the national convention were rare.

So the fact that Biden isn’t facing a serious challenge is unsurprising, perfectly normal, and not a problem. The media loves to “both sides” every political issue in this country, and this just isn’t a “both sides are just as bad” problem. The Chair of the RNC trying to proclaim a presumptive nominee after just two of the smallest states in the country have chosen is a problem and it’s not normal. But it’s also a sign that they all know just how weak Trump really is, and the longer the primaries go on, with a serious challenger, the weaker it’s going to make him, even if he is the eventual nominee. The Republicans (well, the Republican leadership) right now are completely blinded by the voting bloc that Trump delivers, and they’re being really short sighted and completely ignoring the voting block they’re losing by backing Trump so hard (the independents and moderates, as Beau pointed out in that video). And the media and some others trying to paint Biden as being just as much of a problem as Trump is complete insanity. Yes, he’s old, but, unlike Trump, he’s not in cognitive decline and he’s actually doing a pretty damn good job, other than with the Israel/Gaza situation, and I’m honestly not sure anyone else would be doing anything differently there. Well, far left progressives might, but far left progressives just aren’t in a realistic position to take the White House yet. They’re still a very small minority of the elected politicians in the Democratic Party. In spite of the media’s both-sideserism, the far left just hasn’t taken over the Democratic Party in the same way the far right has captured the GOP.

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Steven Cheung, a spokesman for Trump, said the former president “respectfully disagrees with the DC Circuit’s decision and will appeal it in order to safeguard the Presidency and the Constitution.”

“If immunity is not granted to a President, every future President who leaves office will be immediately indicted by the opposing party,” he said in a statement. “Without complete immunity, a President of the United States would not be able to properly function!”

Funny how that’s never been an issue before, and wouldn’t have been nearly as much of an issue if Trump hadn’t tried to not leave office.

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Perhaps not if they are ethical. And the republican party reforms itself.

Hmm, maybe he’s right.

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That reminds me of something, now what was it? Oh yeah, you can legislate bullshit but it’s still bullshit.

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Been seeing other reporting on this through the day, but…

When the judge involved in a case that you’re involved in, takes a very keen interest in it and sends a message that includes, “As the presiding magistrate, the trier of fact, and the judge of credibility, I of course want to know whether Mr. Weisselberg is now changing his tune, and whether he is admitting he lied under oath in my courtroom at this trial” … I mean, that’s… that’s, uh…

not-great-bob

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But, but, Biden misspoke a name!

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. . . but the emails!

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Like all dictators, he’s keeping it in the family.

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Addendum: I didn’t know the author of this article was Erica Jong’s daughter until I one of her pieces that referenced her mother. I like her style.

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In case anyone is interested in listening in, they are livestreaming the hearing on whether or not Fani Willis should be disqualified from the Trump Rico case…

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The total $364 million verdict keeps the Trump Organization in business: The judge backed away from an earlier ruling that would have dissolved the former president’s companies. But if upheld, the verdict will force a shakeup at the top of the company.

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The last POTUS that I know of who began a charitable organization for a disease that affected him personally was FDR and the March of Dimes. (Jimmy Carter did not start Habitat for Humanity, believe it or not. That honor belongs to Millard and Linda Fuller.)

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