Don’t Wait ‘Til It’s Too Late!!!

In conversations with friends, I have often said that the only way to ensure that the former guy cannot take over the nation following the 2024 presidential election is to ensure that he cannot be on the ballot.  There are only two ways to do that:  his death, or his imprisonment.  If we fail to keep the name “Trump” off the ballot, this nation will no longer be a democratic republic.  Full stop.  Robert Reich agrees, only he states it far better than I could …


Why it must happen soon: The United States vs. Donald J. Trump

Merrick Garland must do it now, before it’s too late

Robert Reich, 18 April 2022

On Friday, Trump endorsed J.D. Vance in the Ohio Senate Republican primary. This follows his endorsement of Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s Senate Republican primary and Herschel Walker in the Georgia Senate race. The press has framed these endorsements as long-shot bets that “could put [Trump’s] desired image as a kingmaker at risk.” But this misses the point. What’s really at stake for Trump is the selling of Trump and his big lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him.

To be endorsed by Trump, candidates apparently must fulfill three prerequisites: 1) They have to be running in swing states whose primaries and general elections will attract lots of media attention. 2) They must be totally committed to Trump and his big lie. And 3) they must have shown themselves capable of promoting Trump and his lie with the kind of celebrity pizzaz that sells well on television.

Vance — celebrity author of “Hillbilly Elegy” — was originally appalled by Trump and his lie, and said so. But now that he’s running for the Senate, Vance has become one of the most forceful promoters of Trump and articulate peddlers of his big lie. As Trump noted about Vance, “he gets it now.”

Oz is a celebrity television doctor who has over the years come under fire for bogus on-air medical advice, which makes him perfect for promoting Trump and his big lie, too. Trump admires Oz’s television bona fides: “They liked him for a long time,” Trump said of Oz at a rally in Pennsylvania last week. “That’s like a poll. You know, when you’re in television for 18 years, that’s like a poll. That means people like you.”

Walker fits the criteria, as well. He was both a college and NFL star.

Trump couldn’t care less whether he’s viewed as a “kingmaker” by the press and politicians inside the Beltway. He cares only about his narcissistic need to delegitimize the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. And he has a knack for recognizing ambitious, unprincipled, television-savvy hucksters who will help him.

Let me pause here to emphasize two things that are too easily forgotten. First, no one to this day has produced even a shred of evidence that fraud affected the results of the 2020 election. Sixty federal judges, along with Trump’s own departments of justice and homeland security, have concluded that Biden won fair and square.

Second, the lynchpin of democracy is the peaceful transition of power from those who lose elections to those who win them. Yet it’s been over a year and half since Trump has refused to concede — continuously spreading his big lie that the election was stolen, pushing public officials at all levels of government to overturn the election, and instigating an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on the day Congress was to certify the election results. As Federal District Court Judge David Carter stated in a recent opinion, “[T]he Court finds it more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021.”

Trump is already well on the way to rebuilding the Republican Party around his big lie. He is purging the GOP of his critics and installing loyalists in key state positions. And he is inspiring GOP-state legislatures to enact election sabotage laws that will give Trump and his supporters opportunities to rig congressional election results. The upcoming 2022 congressional elections will serve as proving grounds for his attempt to steal the 2024 presidential election.

Trump is a growing menace to our system of self-government. The longer he goes without being held accountable for what he has done, the more danger he poses.

The critical question, then, is whether Attorney General Merrick Garland will bring criminal charges against him — and when. The window of opportunity is closing fast. The House Select Committee on January 6 will be holding public hearings in a few weeks and report its findings thereafter. (The committee has already collected nearly 10,000 documents and conducted more than 860 depositions and interviews, including with Trump family members and his close associates.) If Republicans take over the House in the midterm elections, they are sure to close down the inquiry.

Moreover, immediately after the midterm elections, America will be in the gravitational pull of the 2024 presidential primaries — in which Trump will almost certainly play a leading role, unless he is indicted and convicted. He has already amassed a campaign chest of more than $120 million, more than double that of the Republican National Committee. During the last six months of 2021, his PAC raised more money online than the GOP every day but two. And once he is a declared candidate, it will be impossible for Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms to stop him from engulfing them with his lies.

Some say Garland should not bring criminal charges against Trump because criminal charges have never before been brought against a former president. This is a specious argument because no former president has ever before attempted to overthrow a duly elected President — the first attempted coup in the 233-year history of the United States government.

Others worry that criminal charges against Trump — along with a trial and possible imprisonment — would only deepen the fierce partisan divide that’s already drained trust out of much of American democracy. This is a legitimate concern. But failure to hold Trump accountable for what he has done would pose a far greater risk for American democracy — permanently entrenching distrust in our election system and legitimizing future battles over every contest, possibly provoking repeated rounds of violence.

Trump’s indictment and conviction must occur as quickly as possible. The upcoming midterm elections won’t simply be a battle between Republicans and Democrats. They will be a battle between Trump acolytes and fair election supporters over protecting the integrity of our elections and our democracy. The sooner Trump is held accountable for his criminality, the safer American democracy will be.

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    • DON’T apologize!!! Your comment was terrific and spot-on! She lit my fuse, too, but I was so angry by her ignorance that I was spluttering and responded in anger rather than intellect. You did a fine job! Thanks!

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        • No, I didn’t “suppress” your responses, but I do have them set for moderation, for you have been rude and disrespectful toward my readers and THAT is something I do NOT tolerate. It sometimes takes some time for me to moderate comments because … I DO have a life outside my blog and don’t hang out here 24/7 as you seem to do!

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          • LOL! Actually, you are the one who has been very rude to me, calling me names. And expressing an opinion is not being rude. You simply don’t like what I have to say. Please don’t bother. It’s always a waste of time to talk to people like you. You said the conversation was over, so let it be over. Don’t contact me again.

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      • I was supposed to be winding down. This morning I hacked back the grass (damp and thick) on the half circle which encompasses the two houses (next door neighbour, she works) and then checked the next 4 weekly budget….
        And before this I assailed Keith with my theory that the dislocation in the USA starts with the end of the involvement in Vietnam.
        It’s 22.22 BST, I’m gonna fall asleep in front of a film.
        See ya sometime on 20th April…..

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        • I hope you did manage to wind down and have a wonderful night’s sleep with a silly grin on your face. Tomorrow’s another day … we’ll fight again … for tonight, though … sleep, my friend.

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              • I saw ‘Bill and Ted Face The Music’ last night…Not side splitting, but goofy and fun…..Waiting for my DVD copy of ‘Croods 2’..I’ve seen it on Amazon Prime Video, but shut down my subscription last night….. Just ‘Because’

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                • Never heard of that one … I’ve heard of “Bill and Ted’s ??? Adventure”, but never saw it. Further proof that great minds think alike … my p.m. post is about Amazon and my own subscription!!!

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                  • It’s came out in 2020. And it takes the guys forward to now and their middle age. Their popularity has sunk and they still have not written ‘that song’ as envisaged in the first two films. They both have teenage daughters who have similar mannerisms.
                    You probably need to see the first two to get the continuity.
                    All simple goofy fun.
                    I’ll check out the Amazon post, probably tomorrow (running on empty at present….chores)

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  1. Jill, for a person who was in over 4,500 lawsuits before he was ever elected president, Donald Trump has known litigation. With his attorneys, he has usually been able to settle cases, so even then he escaped too much scrutiny. One of the things that Michael Cohen, his fixer and attorney said under oath that was of interest is he sent out over 500 cease and desist letters to people who had critical information on the former president. Only with his six bankruptcies and being asked to dissolve and repay money he took from his charitable Foundation has he been held to account. Now, with his perpetuating the Big Lie and inciting an insurrection along with his financial maneuverings on his books, he may finally be subject to more intense trouble.

    The former president has a well-documented career of being an untruthful, ego-maniacal and bullying person. Cohen said under oath, “Donald Trump is a racist, he is a con-artist and he is a cheat” and Republicans did not bat an eye. Thomas Wells, another attorney who worked for Trump wrote before the election, “Donald Trump lies everyday, even about things of no consequence.”

    As an independent and former member of both parties, Joe Biden is far from perfect, but is a breath of fresh air to the presidency after a daily barrage of hearing his predecessor opining on everything and being untruthful while he did it. Biden is doing better than what Republicans describe and not quite as good as what Democrats hoped. I am tired of this tribal politics that require the other side to destroy you. We need them to work together. And, that would be true regardless of who occupies the White House.

    Keith

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    • Yes, Trump has a history of walking on people, of using them and throwing them out when they are no longer of use to him. He has cheated so many and largely gotten by with it, but this time … this time is different, for his words incited something that ended in the deaths of several people and nearly ended the core foundation of this nation. He MUST be made to pay this time, and not just a few million dollars. It seems to me that those Republicans who still support him, or even those who are critical but say they would still vote for him (Mitch McConnell) have sold their souls downriver for … what? Power? Wealth? But more worrying still are the average voters who aren’t seeing the lies, the trickery, who still cling to the hope that Trump will somehow return to office and turn this nation into what they want it to be: white, Christian, male-dominated. I just hope Merrick Garland has a few aces up his sleeve this time and that they didn’t get lost at the dry cleaners. Sigh.

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    • And Joe Biden has a 50-year career of lies, corruption, racism, voting against Civil Rights legislation, cozying up to KKK members, and making racial gaffes. It has been proven that he and his family have taken millions of dollars from foreign entities. The liberal polls during the 2020 presidential primaries showed that 40% of Democrats did not want him as the presidential nominee, but the Democratic Party forced him down everybody’s throat. It was evident at the time that he was cognitively impaired, and it is even more obvious now. Only manipulators and people lacking in knowledge and intelligence would have voted for him. And don’t talk about how he earned the most votes in history. I live in a state where Democrats cheated in the 2020 election, and other states, such as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan have found the same. Even Obama has a low opinion of Biden and his abilities. I feel sorry for liberals because they believe everything they hear on CNN and MSNBC and never do any actual research themselves.

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      • Did you know that voter fraud has been exhaustively looked it over the past 20 years? That with nearly a billion votes cast during that time, the amount of fraud was even less than you and I possibly getting hit by lightning? And that the Bush administration spent millions looking into it when he was president? In other words, this is nothing but a made up issue, concocted by the lunatic far-right. Trump is the only president who did NOT publicly concede that he lost-a pathetic act on his part, and a massive blow to our democracy. A peaceful transfer of power is essential and every previous president before him has made that possible. He needs charged, convicted, and put away for a long time for what he did. I do not know what kind of crap your listening to or reading but I suggest you might try broadening your horizons.

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        • That is nonsense. It took weeks to decide the 2000 election. There was no need to rush. The “peaceful transfer of power” argument is a false argument. And yes, 2020 was a corrupt election on many levels.

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          • 2000? 500 votes in Florida my friend. That’s what separated Gore and Bush. That’s a lot different than the thousands Trump lost by in three pivotal states-Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin. And, I might add, Gore eventually conceded. Why? Because it was the best thing to do for the country. I’m sure it was tough for him to do. But that’s what honorable people do. Gee, what a novel idea. Why didn’t the disgraced 45th president do the same? Because he’s a corrupt, dishonest, and small little man who only cares about himself. And I’ll say it, he’s a traitor. Shame on you for even supporting this nonsense.

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              • No, madam, the economy is not “all people care about”. Most of us who are thinkers are able to see past today and we care about maintaining democracy for future generations. We care about the education of our children. We care about global issues such as the war Putin started in Ukraine, but isn’t likely to end there. We care about taking care of people in need. The economy will go up and down as it always does, responding to such things as the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, global supply chains, etc., but it always rebounds. Democracy, once lost, may take centuries to rebound if it ever does.

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                • Sorry, but the economy is what concerns people the most right now. You must not be paying attention, unless you’re so rich it doesn’t matter to you. Or, you simply don’t understand what’s going on. Go talk to some real people.

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                  • Wealthy??? Moi? 🤣🤣🤣 Not even close, ma’am! And as for knowledgeable … I think my education and world experience combined give me knowledge that far exceeds your own.

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              • Prospered? like losing up to 20 million jobs because of a pandemic he didn’t care about? Well, most of those jobs are back now, thanks to the “old guy” cleaning up the crook’s mess. Please wake the hell up.

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            • Well spoken, Jeff. And you are exactly right about Gore … he could have fought and certainly had better grounds than TFG has, but he cared more about the nation than his own power.

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        • Despite the fact that nearly 100 lawsuits Trump filed over “election fraud” were disproven, even by Trump-appointed judges, the fools still believe … or more likely CLAIM to believe … that the election was rigged and that there was massive voter fraud. They are clinging desperately (and rather pathetically) to their misplaced hope. There’s not reasoning with them, they are beyond the reach of common sense or logic. Ms. Pisturino seems to be one of those who is incapable of graciously conceding, preferring to cling to a lost dream, as it were.

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          • Dawn, many thanks for your response. I am an independent and former Republican and Democrat voter. Just a couple of points. The former president has failed to prove his election fraud claims losing all but one small court case out of about 65 or so and every recount, audit and review. He has lost so much his funders of the litigation want their money back. His Attorney General William Barr called Trump’s election fraud claims BS to his face and his election security leader said it was the most secure election in our history and both were fired because their stories did not support his Big Lie.

            Biden has a long history so, of course, he has erred along the way, but I would disagree with your overall contention. He is a largely a good public servant who collaborated across the aisle. My biggest beef with him is not calling the second witness to testify at the Clarence Thomas hearing, but that is another story. Most of the Democrat criticism of Biden comes from the more progressive wing as he is not liberal enough. Like Clinton and Obama, Biden is a moderate Democrat, always has been. Conservative pseudo-news outlets want to paint him as a liberal, while liberals say he is not liberal enough.

            As for that prosperity under the former president, we should not forget a few facts. When he was sworn in, the US was in its third longest economic growth period of 91 consecutive months, we had six consecutive years of 2+ million annual job increases and the stock market had more than doubled under his predecessor. To his credit, the economy continued its streak and with the 2018 tax cut, got a little better for a little while. Then it abated to pre-2021 levels before the pandemic sank it. But, presidents get too much credit and blame for the economy, as they truly only provide headwinds and tailwinds. Right now, for example, we have a supply chain deficiency which has led to price increases and inflation. But, if people want to heap praise on Trump (before his mishandling of the pandemic) for the economy, they must also do so with Obama. That is how the math works.

            That is what this old fart thinks. Thanks for your response. Keith

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          • I wonder if she’s waiting with bated breath for the “pillow guy” who’s saying today is going to be what we’ve all been waiting for. You know, the former guy will be reinstated. Sadly, there are probably millions of sad sacks who think it’s going to happen. SIGH

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            • Oh really? I hadn’t heard that one! The pillow dude is so full of you-know-what that it’s said he can be smelled from up to ten miles away! I do wish people like Ms. Pisturino would take off their blinders and stop drinking the Kool Aid … they’re … well, I shan’t say it … I keep promising Keith that I won’t engage in name-calling! Yeah … SIGH.

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              • LOL. Yes, it’s tough being nice sometimes Jill. But we do what we have to do! I’m pretty sure we are on the right side of most issues confronting us. The other side appears more in tune with the guy in Russia-banning books, anti-gay, misinformation and lies, suppressing votes, and autocracy. You name it, they have more in common with his beliefs than democracy in America. How crazy is that?

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  2. How fast, the people forget, what that, last guy had done, to ruin the country from before, and, as the people, become dissatisfied with Biden, chances are, that, it will be, a Republican who is, more than, likely, to win the next, presidency, and, the U.S. is, getting, screwed, again, if Trump gets on the Republican presidential nomiee. Blame it on the people’s, 3-nanoseond, attention, span…

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    • Very astute observations, my friend. I fear you are right … if people continue to blame President Biden for everything from fuel prices to food prices and fail to give him credit for the lowest unemployment rate in something like 80 years, the Republicans may have an easy path to victory in November. If so, they have already said they will shut down the January 6th investigation and we may never know the degree to which Trump AND others were to blame. But most of all, you’re right about most people’s 3-nanosecond attention span … plus they have forgotten how to think. Sigh.

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  3. Truthfully jail is too good for his blackhearted self but it would at least keep him out of politics. The real problem is the ripple effect he has caused in America, signaling every wack job to think their judgments, fears and attitudes are more important than anyone else’s. Just like the wackado who showed up here. My country is a scary place.😞

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    • I agree, but for the moment I just want to get him in a place where he can do no more harm, where his brand of evil cannot escape to taint and poison the populace as it has been doing for nigh on 7 years now. Sigh. Yep, ‘wackado’ is a good term for that one. I’m tired … tired of fighting just to have common sense trampled. For me, it isn’t so much a scary place as a sad place, a frozen tundra, a desolate dessert where life as we once knew it has ceased to exist.

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  4. This is the comment I left on RR’s blog:
    Is it just me, or does no one else think Trump has lost touch with reality. (He lost touch with reality decades ago, but no one cared then, and look where it got us!) He suffers from delusions of grandeur, disassociarion, dementia, paranoia, and a number of other neuroses, and a psychosis or two besides. Anyone else like that would be locked away in an institution, and the DOJ cannot even get him locked up in jail for actual crimes.

    As an outsider (non-American) I cannot even laugh anymore at the foibles of American jurisprudence. There is no prudence left in your justice system if Trump is not locked away somewhere other than Mar-a-lago as soon as is humanly, and humanely, possible.

    He is a real and present danger to the whole world, not just the USofA, and WE ARE DEPENDING ON YOU to get rid of this insane fool.

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    • I don’t think Trump was ever IN TOUCH with reality. He grew up with every convenience that money could buy, his daddy bought his college degree and his military deferment, and he never had to be responsible for anything. So, he had no sense of reality with which to lose touch. I like your comment to RR and yes, my friend, he is a clear and present danger not only to the U.S., but to the world. I … sad to say, but I think I have given up hope on the U.S. and am just hoping now that the rest of the world can survive the wounds the U.S. will inflict. Sigh.

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  6. No, we do not need him in jail! America needs Donald Trump NOW! – not the senile old criminal in the White House. Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are the ones who belong in jail. Until the Democratic Party is purged of criminals, lunatics, and corrupt career politicians, it will continue to fail. DONALD TRUMP IS NOT THE PROBLEM! And, the Democrats don’t know the first thing about democracy since they are the ones trying to corrupt and undermine our elections with their unethical, unconstitutional, and silly legislation. The American people have a constitutional right to question ANY ELECTION – whether the Democrats like it or not. The constitution set up a two-party system. It doesn’t say that the Democratic Party has to be one of those parties.

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    • What a totaly asinine response.The whole world has seen Trump in action, his familiarity with those who would be demagogues rather than leaders. He wants to emulate them. He has attempted to undermine all the Democratic principles of the U.S. and used any trick to bring down his opposition with lies. JAN 6TH was the culmination of being denied the biggest lie of all, The Big Steal. Never has there been a more unsuitable person to be President. And. the tactics he GOP States are currently using to wipe out voter eligibility mean the whole Republican Party should be disbanded and leave 2024 to be a one horse race. Trump is reviled the World over by those who see what he #s really like.

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      • Thank you, David … you’ve said precisely what I was thinking, only nicer! Never saw this person on my blog before … I’m not sure if she’s trying to be funny, or if she’s recently escaped from the insane asylum.
        Cwtch

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      • That’s a funny response since the whole world is laughing at America and the Democrats for putting a senile old corrupt career politician into the White House. The economy is falling apart under Biden and the Democrats, and liberals refuse to admit it. The majority of Americans see how awful Biden and the Democrats are and their attempt to rig our elections. I live in a state where the Democrats cheated, so don’t try to tell me there was no election fraud in 2020. It has been proven over and over again that the Democrats have spent the last 6 years lying about Trump, using government agencies to bring him down, making false accusations, and spending millions on baseless investigations. The Democrats flat out lied about Russian collusion, presided over two fake impeachments based on baseless claims, second-hand testimonies, and anonymous whistleblowers who were paid off with GoFundMe accounts. The Democratic Party is dishonest, deceitful, violent, and corrupt (which is my observation and not just an opinion.) I watched the entire rally and subsequent events on TV on January 6th, the FBI already cleared Trump of wrong-doing, but the Democrats have to use any excuse to make fools of themselves with ridiculous public displays of power. The majority of Americans are against the Democrats and their agenda.

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    • Dawn, i would respectfully disagree with you. Trump is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, he’s not who u think he is. Actions speak louder than words, behind the scenes he’s actively working for America’s oligarchic class while paying empty lip service to the working class.
      Republican voters are just as clueless and brainwashed as the Democrats, both parties play the ppl for their own political gain/ agenda. Most of the time they are aligned (tax cuts for the rich, payoffs from special interest groups/ lobbyists/ corporate welfare etc), while on the surface their differences are mostly rhetorical and not substantial.
      Donald Trump IS the problem b/c he’s innately part of this rapacious capitalist system that steals from the poor, working class and unjustly reward the exploiters and criminals.
      Just ask urself this: why are ALL career politicians multi-millionaires when their salaries don’t substantiate their net worth? Nuff’ said.
      Hunter Biden’s laptop reveals all….. just sayin’

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      • Yet another unsubstantiated accusation from your hand. You’ve been doing this since the start of the plague, spreading rumours and harrying those given the task of getting the vaccine out to help people. especially Dr Fauci. And undermining the Government at every chance. You’ve been like a doomsday machine assisting Trump with his base lies in an attempt to hurt the President. Why not press more for Trump to be tried for Jan 6th? Stop him from coming back.?

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        • You’re right, David … conspiracy theories abound and I am tired of seeing them here on Filosofa’s Word. Covid, vaccines, masks, January 6th, all seem to be fuel for the fire with people who are largely uneducated and not well-read. And as re Hunter Biden’s laptop … sheesh! Hunter is a private citizen, he is not the president, and whatever he has or has not done is not our business, for Pete’s Sake!!! Sigh.
          Cwtch

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        • My deepest apologies David, i did not mean to upset u, that is not my intent. I do know this much for certain, opinions aside, if the right don’t play nice with the left and vice-versa then we’re all doomed.
          The world is vast and complex, we are all interconnected and interdependent on everyone else, be it nations or it’s ppl.
          To quote Rodney King, “Why can’t we all just get along?”
          IF the US remains divided by 2024, then we deserve whatever President we get!

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    • I was born in 1951. In the UK. As I grew older my interests gravitated to things American; TV, music, humour, culture and so forth. There was a vibrancy, bright beautiful parade of possibilities. In later years my interests expanded to areas political. Yes there was much at fault; as there is in all nations; yet I admired the USA because as a Brit I found you could not label a Republican or Democrat by sound bites or just one statement, there was such a mix, refreshing from our tribal stances. My interest grew to a a cultural adoption of this five time zone democracy, with all its faults. I felt at part I was American.
      At this point, here comes a kicker for one. In UK terms I am a socialist, a true, left winger and that means holding beliefs way beyond the imagination of Americans who squeak ‘socialist’, like they had any idea what that means, I could give them nightmares. But still I loved America, I took flak from ‘my own’ political homeland for supporting the US right to vote in George Bush…twice…by a MAJORITY (even if the first one kept lawyers and journalists entertained for a while). America was America to me, and I took 9/11 hard too. Didn’t think going into Iraq was a good idea by as the saying goes ‘I got it’, none of the Conspiracy blah about Oil or Arms Manufacturers..
      Now I’m not going to traumatise you with the Obama years, I lost one good friend to the Tea Party over that….they just didn’t talk to me anymore….unless it was in dogmatic speeches.
      So let’s get to this unqualified, travesty that is Donal Trump; this fellow who decided to play at politics, who was chosen by folk because he danced to their tune, a fellow who never made an attempt to unite the USA, who spoke only to his own, who showed no requisite talent for the job, who earned the ire of George Bush jnr..who let em remind you was voted in TWICE as president; the second time by a FULL MAJORITY. Trump, let me make it plain is a disgrace to the USA I grew to love. Trump is a creature manufactured by the remorseless movement of a Right Wing grouping. Trump is a manifestation of a nascent panic. And Trump disgusts me more than anyone who ever took political office in the USA and UK and believe me since I was born in 1951 and have been proud to take an interest in politics since the age of 11 that is one heck of a list.
      So don’t you come bleating to me that America needs Trump. He has nothing to offer the USA save for factionalism, division and a blight which if is allowed to continue will bring you to experience a situation that tore Ulster apart for nearly thirty years.
      Oh I can understand what is going on, maybe more than folk in the USA. Let me make it plain, being Brit, I am also a European and we have seen all this played out over centuries long before folk on your side of the Atlantic thought about being independent, we know where it leads. We’ve paid for it. Politically you have with Trump and the rest who follow a morose bunch of adolescents playing about with dangerous toys. The USA survived the Civil War by sacrificing the rights of several groups of Americans and said to the rebels ‘come back all is forgiven’. You will not be so lucky next time, unless you grow up. You cannot dodge the inevitability of trying to place one group over another. It will bring the USA down.
      And that will be the heritage of Trump, Cruz and the rest.
      My adopted nation has been torn from my heart by a one section; a backward looking place of adolescent bigotry, ignorance and opportunisms of all manners, an ugly place.
      I weep for the land I once loved.

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        • I was expecting that.
          Clearly you do not.
          You cannot have a nation so bitterly divided against itself on so many issues. Legislatures which are not functioning for the common good, but are locked in disputes. Legislators which are set on dismantling legislation for its own sake.
          Where you have a mob, not a crowd protesting, assailing a principal place, where an incumbent has not the good grace and maturity to accept the result of an election.
          While we are on that topic, we should reflect that in 2016 the majority of voters were not for Trump, he won simply by The Electoral College. So tell me, did a body of democrats charge the Congress then?
          No, you fail to grasp that one grouping within a nation trying to keep a hold on the said nation, will not work in the long run.
          Resentment will continue to build, and it will be no use trying say it is a small number of malcontents, or a biased press, or fake news or whatever tawdry excuse.
          This is a nation which is heading for a serious dislocation.
          If I do not understand the situation, then explain me this. Why did more people vote for Biden than Trump. Why did Trump not win by a substantial majority?
          I’m used to folk telling me ‘I do not understand’, I used to get it in arguments with fellow left-wingers about my charges of the inadequacies of Jeremy Corbyn….then he was thrown out as leader of the UK Labour Party.
          I was used to the same for telling me I was wrong about blaming Russia for aggression and America was worse…Some of them are still in denial.
          Trump and his ilk will be the ruination of the USA as it is

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          • Well, America prospered under President Trump. It is now falling apart economically under Biden. That’s all most Americans care about. Since you look at the world through a biased, liberal lens, I cannot expect you to understand. I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I am an Independent. I look at both sides. I do not believe in political parties or career politicians. People like Trump BECAUSE HE’S AN OUTSIDER, A REBEL, AND NOT A MEMBER OF THE POLITICAL ELITES. He also understands how the economy works, something senile old Biden does not.

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            • Trump is no outsider. He comes from ‘Money’, he has never had to worry about where nickels and dimes come from, nor did his parents. He’s not a rebel either, he is a self-centred character, no more, playing a game he is cross he has lost in 2020. If he was a true rebel he would have tried to unite the whole nation not spoken to one group alone. If he was so understanding of the economy then he would not have needed to have declared for bankruptcy four times would he? And understanding the Economy, tell me which part of manufacturing industry he was ever involved in, for that is where your economy rests?
              As for his apparent mastery of the economy :

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-45827430

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/59402975

              These suggest otherwise.

              Liberal?….there you are wrong, I accept liberals as well-meaning, but actually I am European Socialist Left, something quite outside of the American spectrum. I would like to see a state which has a responsibility to person and they in turn have a responsibility to their fellows and thus their nation; pity it won’t happen. But I once admired the way the USA conducted its politics by consensus, by folk who were responsible to the Nation. The People and The Constitution. But now I am saddened by the lack of respect shown to your Constitution and Federal Laws. These folk who followed Trump and are concerned about freedom. Whose freedom? I hear from them folk wanting things to be their way.
              Remember a House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand. Unless a person wishes unity within their nation, they are no true patriot to that nation.

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          • True words, my friend. Sad, but true. If Trump should by some quirk of fate (or lack of action by the Justice Department) be reinserted into the Oval Office, the United States will cease to exist. Luckily, the majority, contrary to what Ms. Pisturino claims, have better sense and do NOT wish to install a dictator. Unluckily, too many restrictions on voting rights and other laws being passed that decimate fair and honest elections, could allow him to be installed against the will of the people. That will be the day I renounce my citizenship in this damned country.

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      • Very well said, Roger! You have a greater understanding of this nation … of the world … than anybody else I know. Like you, I weep for what has become of this nation … the nation I grew up in no longer exists.

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