Trump turns angry and despondent as possible defeat looms
…from the Washington Post
The Republicans will try to sweep the Trump depredations under the rug and move forward with their control of the Senate and doing the same kind of number they did on Obama, blocking everything they possibly could, particularly in filling judicial slots.
But the Repubs have blood on their hands, as they were willing enablers to most all of Trump’s over the top acts, in the interest of ensuring their own power. It will not be forgotten.
Completely left out of the election reporting was any statistical mention of how many registered Republicans voted for Biden. This was a wonderful example of what small groups of talented people can do to save what honor is left in the Republican party.
One gem I remember one of the Lincoln Project heads stating, regarding the Republican Party’s future is that they needed to “burn it all down and start over”. I suspect we will not see the Lincoln group go away, but begin working on Republican primary battles two years from now to bring in new blood.
Trump is not the only target. Yes, he might be the most hated person in America right now, but Attorney General Robert Barr would be right behind him. A huge test for the Biden administration will be what it does with all the former prosecutors screaming for criminal prosecution of the worst of the Trump gang depredations. If Biden does nothing, then he will be putting his de facto stamp on it, and that because he is now president, he got what he wanted.
Biden might want to push Trump regime investigations off his plate with the old “we need to look forward, not backward”, which would be a huge cop out. To fix anything you have to look backward. Even an idiot knows that.
From day one when he won, I said Donald Trump was a national security risk to the country, and he proved me right. I also predicted that Trump would burn himself down by his own hand, which we have all watched going on over the last few days.
He simply ‘nutted out’, where he should have been put into a straight jacket and institutionalized, and let Pence run the show until January. His morning press statement was shocking, even to his own staff, the continuing rant about the election being stolen because legal Biden mail in votes were still being counted.
Our country is not safe until Covid-19 it is completely eliminated. The same situation exists with the Trump disease. It also has to be completely eradicated or, like we are watching with Covid now, we will suffer a resurgence that might be worse than the first.
This is no time for the faint hearted. We have much work to do … Jim W. Dean ]
First published … November 11, 2020
By Thursday morning, President Trump was angry and defiant.
The polls had closed more than a full 24 hours before, and as several key states continued to update their ballot counts, the election increasingly felt like it was slipping away from him and toward Democratic nominee Joe Biden. He wanted to speak.
“STOP THE COUNT,” Trump bellowed on Twitter, a missive he quickly retweeted just over an hour later. “ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!” he added.
The only problem: If the vote-counting stopped at that moment, Trump would lose.
Trump’s senior advisers intervened, explaining to the president that he needed to be more precise about just which vote counts he wanted halted. He did not want all of the states to stop counting votes, they added, because that would lead to a Biden victory.
And so, shortly after noon Thursday, Trump blasted out the message he had workshopped with advisers: “STOP THE FRAUD!”
There is no evidence of widespread voting fraud, and Twitter flagged his tweet as “misleading” about the election. But for the president’s purposes, the missive was more helpful to his electoral hopes.
“Trumpworld is going to go down swinging hard,” said Dan Eberhart, a Republican donor.
Those in the president’s orbit had entered Election Day cautiously optimistic. During a midday visit Tuesday to rally staff at campaign headquarters, the president said he had not yet given much consideration to either a victory or concession speech.
“Hopefully, we’ll be only doing one of those two,” he said. “And, you know, winning is easy. Losing is never easy. Not for me, it’s not.”
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