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Roll the Tape: Taking aim at Bartolomo, repug officials, etc. Should be fun.
Methinks someone watched the Breaking Bad finale:
Hes only as powerful as his willing accomplices, Scaramucci said. Because the way demagogues are, they gotta have people like [Sen.] Lindsey Graham [R-S.C.] around that will do anything and kowtow to them. ... Ive been on the plane with him where he has sycophants around him, and he gives a big smirk like, Can you believe that this guy is doing this, can you believe that this guy is my lap dog? He actually has disdain for these people.
Everyone from Ted Cruz to the SD governor. It's going on now with more to come. Definitely worth watching. I'll post a link when it comes online.
Just now on CNN. He also said McConnell believes in the transition (believe it or not) and that he knows there are 20 repub senators who absolutely despite trump and are glad he lost and want him out. Yes drumpf will create chaos and gnashing of teeth with firings and tweets, etc. but in the end, he's going.
There have been several posts about how drumpf is more dangerous than ever and we have so much to fear from him. Except that the opposite is true. There has never been a greater example of a lame duck president in our nation's history. He will have less and less relevance going forward and he will lose interest in a job he didn't have much interest in anyway. He'll continue to bluster but who cares except for his followers. Certainly not the people who run our institutions, who have had to put up with him but are now glad to see him go and won't let him do something crazy like start a war. All he cares about is feeding his ego and he can get that by continuing to hold rallies that will grow smaller and smaller over time as the whole charade becomes more and more pathetic.
Let's remember what U.S. Grant said to his generals shortly after taking over as commanding general of the Union Army. They kept telling him what a great general Lee was and what he was going to do to them. Grant responded, "Bobby Lee, Bobby Lee. Stop thinking about what he is going to do to you and think about what you are going to do to him."
Let's stop spreading fear about what drumpf is supposedly going to do and think about what is actually happening. He lost the election. Military leaders have said they are not going to get involved in the election. The judges have consistently shown they aren't going to get involved. I guarantee you some of the repub congress people who support him publicly didn't even vote for him and are glad to see him go. The wheels are in motion.
Yes, he's sick and evil and mentally unwell and can do some harmful things before he leaves - all of which would be overturned once he's gone. But the institutionalists are already moving on and there is nothing - no matter how much he blusters or threatens or tries to bully - he can do about. The people who control the major levers of government have no reason to fear him anymore. Neither should we.
That the wheels are in motion and it's not the deep state. It's how the U.S. system works and there is nothing drumpf and his enablers can do about it.
This was reported on CNN and now they are talking about how the Congressional repubs are giving weak responses to drumpf's traitorous claims, and now have to show they care about America first.
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
"If there is a single person who deserves the credit for Georgias moved to blue in the last four years, fellow Democrats believe it is Stacey Abrams."
As social media lauded the work Abrams has done, she shared the credit with others, especially the late Rep. John Lewis, whose home county in the 5th congressional district put Biden ahead in the tally early Friday.
Valerie Jarrett, the former adviser to President Barack Obama responded, You forgot one.
The article also gives credit to Killer Mike and his efforts to turn out the vote. I sure hope Stacey is given a prominent role in the Biden administration.
Those four put him at 270 or 271 if you count ME-2. That is without PA or GA. I looked at the NYT interactive map for those states and believe Biden's lead will only grow in all four of those states.
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