Orange is the new President

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Aresen wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 00:09
"I banged Hillary."
That might get some sympathy votes.
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Honestly they would just rationalize him saying those things and still vote for him. You guys are forgetting about people being people. It's cool because I'm here to remind you of that fact. You're welcome.
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Aresen wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 00:09
Eric the .5b wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 23:09
thoreau wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 22:11
Here are the things he could say that would cost him (some but not all) Red support:
"I'm raising taxes."
"I'm not nominating any more conservative judges."
"I'll sign a gun control bill."
"I hate Baptists. Just shitty people."
"I banged Hillary."
No, the thing that would really get him with Team Red is, "Hillary pegged me."
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Pham Nuwen wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 01:16
Honestly they would just rationalize him saying those things and still vote for him. You guys are forgetting about people being people. It's cool because I'm here to remind you of that fact. You're welcome.
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Someone who totally didn’t get the meaning of I, Pencil.

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"This is what national decline looks like"
... Never has a U.S. election come at such a moment of national mortification. In April 1970, President Richard Nixon told a national television audience that futility in Vietnam would make the United States appear to the world to be “a pitiful, helpless giant.” Half a century later, America, for the first time in its history, is pitied.

Not even during the Civil War, when the country was blood-soaked by a conflict involving enormous issues, was it viewed with disdainful condescension as it now is, and not without reason: Last Sunday, Germany (population 80.2 million) had 159 new cases of COVID-19; Florida (population 21.5 million) had 15,300.

Under the most frivolous person ever to hold any great nation’s highest office, this nation is in a downward spiral. This spiral has not reached its nadir, but at least it has reached a point where worse is helpful, and worse can be confidently expected.

The nation’s floundering government is now administered by a gangster regime. It is helpful to have this made obvious as voters contemplate renewing the regime’s lease on the executive branch. Roger Stone adopted the argot of B-grade mobster movies when he said he would not “roll on” Donald Trump. By commuting Stone’s sentence, Stone’s beneficiary played his part in this down-market drama, showing gratitude for Stone’s version of omerta (the Mafia code of silence), which involved lots of speaking, but much lying. Because the pandemic prevents both presidential candidates from bouncing around the continent like popcorn in a skillet, the electorate can concentrate on other things, including Trump’s selection of friends such as Stone and Paul Manafort, dregs from the bottom of the Republican barrel.

[....]

“The hard truth is that there has been a rising tide of voter suppression in recent U.S. elections. These actions — such as over-eager purging of electoral registers and reducing early voting — have the appearance of enforcing abstract principles of electoral integrity but the clear effect (and apparent intent) of disproportionately disenfranchising racial minorities. One example was the decision of Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State (now governor) Brian Kemp to suspend 53,000 predominantly African American voter registration applications in 2018 because the names did not produce an ‘exact match’ with other records.”

This nation built the Empire State Building, groundbreaking to official opening, in 410 days during the Depression, and the Pentagon in 16 months during wartime. Today’s less serious nation is unable to competently combat a pandemic, or even reliably conduct elections. This is what national decline looks like.
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At first I thought this headline had to be a quote-mine:

'Science should not stand in the way' of schools reopening, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says

But:
WASHINGTON – White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday emphasized that schools reopening this fall shouldn't be contingent on science surrounding coronavirus, but then claimed the "science is on our side here" as the pandemic continues unabated.

In response to a question about what President Donald Trump would say to parents who have kids in school districts that may be online-only, McEnany said: “The president has said unmistakably that he wants schools to open. And when he says open, he means open in full, kids been able to attend each and every day at their school.

"The science should not stand in the way of this,” she added, saying it is "perfectly safe" to fully reopen all classrooms.
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Just like it was perfectly safe to reopen the beach, right Mayor Vaughn?
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John Yoo is back!
The Trump administration has been consulting the former government lawyer who wrote the legal justification for waterboarding on how the president might try to rule by decree.

John Yoo told the Guardian he has been talking to White House officials about his view that a recent supreme court ruling on immigration would allow Trump to issue executive orders on whether to apply existing federal laws.

“If the court really believes what it just did, then it just handed President Trump a great deal of power, too,” Yoo, a professor at Berkeley Law, said.

“The supreme court has said President Obama could [choose not to] enforce immigration laws for about 2 million cases. And why can’t the Trump administration do something similar with immigration – create its own … program, but it could do it in areas beyond that, like healthcare, tax policy, criminal justice, inner city policy. I talked to them a fair amount about cities, because of the disorder.”
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Why do they need John Yoo? Bill Barr is happy to just say "Whatever I / Trump want to do is legal. Who's gonna stop me?"
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Highway wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 20:33
Why do they need John Yoo? Bill Barr is happy to just say "Whatever I / Trump want to do is legal. Who's gonna stop me?"
Because if you don't get an endorsement of your policy by Toddler-Testicle-Crushin' Yoo, what's even the point of being president?
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Jake wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 20:50
Highway wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 20:33
Why do they need John Yoo? Bill Barr is happy to just say "Whatever I / Trump want to do is legal. Who's gonna stop me?"
Because if you don't get an endorsement of your policy by Toddler-Testicle-Crushin' Yoo, what's even the point of being president?
Plus, he's courting the Asian fascist vote.

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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 21:29
Jake wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 20:50
Highway wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 20:33
Why do they need John Yoo? Bill Barr is happy to just say "Whatever I / Trump want to do is legal. Who's gonna stop me?"
Because if you don't get an endorsement of your policy by Toddler-Testicle-Crushin' Yoo, what's even the point of being president?
Plus, he's courting the Asian fascist vote.
I thought he already covered that with Kim, Xi, and Duarte.
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Aresen wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 00:15
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 21:29
Jake wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 20:50
Highway wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 20:33
Why do they need John Yoo? Bill Barr is happy to just say "Whatever I / Trump want to do is legal. Who's gonna stop me?"
Because if you don't get an endorsement of your policy by Toddler-Testicle-Crushin' Yoo, what's even the point of being president?
Plus, he's courting the Asian fascist vote.
I thought he already covered that with Kim, Xi, and Duarte.
Dunno, is Malkin still calling him too liberal?
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" Columbus wasn’t a profile in courage or brilliance despite the odds, he was a dumb motherfucker that got lucky. Oddly, that makes him the perfect talisman for the Trump era."
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thoreau wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 10:37
Yet another impeachable offense.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/21/worl ... -open.html
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thoreau wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 10:37
Yet another impeachable offense.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/21/worl ... -open.html
He's just trying to improve his lie.
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At least he didn't ask for the head of John the Baptist.
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why is trump so fixated on payroll tax cuts?

it seems like a low benefit, high cost strategy that he doesn't even really get to stamp his name on, unlike the silly heres your money you fucking peasants letter that came with the first round of dollars.
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No idea. He seems to think it's "of the people".

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It's an easy way to give a bunch of people a small amount of money back, thereby providing cover for giving businesses (especially large corporations) a huge amount of money back by also carrying out employer-side cuts at the same time. Plus, it makes Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid more unstable, driving privatization arguments.
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" Columbus wasn’t a profile in courage or brilliance despite the odds, he was a dumb motherfucker that got lucky. Oddly, that makes him the perfect talisman for the Trump era."
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It never even occurred to me that Trump lied about being asked to throw out the opening pitch. It was just so brazen it slipped by my bullshit detector.
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As Mary McCarthy once said of Lillian Hellman, every word Trump says is a lie including "and" and "the."

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Pham Nuwen wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 09:09
It never even occurred to me that Trump lied about being asked to throw out the opening pitch. It was just so brazen it slipped by my bullshit detector.
If the Trump presidency was pitched as a Hollywood Comedy ten years ago, the studios would have turned it down as 'too preposterous'.
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