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Thursday, July 30, 2020

President Donald Trump on Thursday faced resounding, near-universal opposition from Republicans to his suggestion that the November election should be delayed due to unsubstantiated claims of mail-in voter fraud.

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donald's complete meltdown is going to be amusing.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-07-30 09:50 PM | Reply

Mr Trump does not have the authority to postpone the election, as any delay would have to be approved by Congress.

Wouldn't such an approval require a super majority?

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-07-30 09:53 PM | Reply

Wouldn't such an approval require a super majority?

My understanding is it would require an amendment to the US Constitution, something that will never happen again.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-07-30 10:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The great orange floater that refused to be flushed away while bringing the American economy to a standstill.

#4 | Posted by Jaspar at 2020-07-30 10:57 PM | Reply

Well, he managed to accomplish quite a bit with that particular inanity.

He took some attention off the 33% drop in GDP. He also further normalized attacking the election results as illegitimate when he loses. In addition, he diverted some attention away from his treasonous abandonment of Germany by withdrawing 12,000 US troops as a gift to Putin.

All in all, it was a pretty efficient use of sparkly objects by the Conman in Chief.

#5 | Posted by censored at 2020-07-30 11:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All in all, it was a pretty efficient use of sparkly objects by the Conman in Chief.
#2 | POSTED BY CENSORED

You forgot the Russia bounties and providing weapons to the Taliban to use against U.S. soldiers.

So yeah, he's got a lot on his plate to distract from.

Luckily, he's just undermining his own legitimacy with distractions like this. Still makes me think he's perfectly fine if it ends up as a case of self-sabotage. His ego and narcissistic nature is paramount to anything else; even his potential freedom, I suppose.

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-07-30 11:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#2 I agree this serves is to distract us -- and especially Republicans -- from the fact that in economic terms, Trump spend the first half of this year driving the Exxon Valdez into a reef.

Because I've seen lots of right-wingers upset about this, and not a peep from the riiiight about the economy -- except from those few die-hards who still blame it on the Democrat Hoax that just killed Herman Cain!

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-30 11:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Our long national nightmare is taking on water.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-30 11:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump wants delay in changing toilet roll.

#9 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-07-30 11:36 PM | Reply

8:40am: Breaking - US economy posts its worst drop on record
8:46am: "Delay the election?"
#39 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR AT 2020-07-30 01:28 PM
drudge.com

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-30 11:40 PM | Reply

Trump's dumb statements are just his version of "chaff" to avoid incoming missiles, i.e. bad news.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-31 02:29 AM | Reply

I think Trump is going to lose.

But even if he doesn't, I would expect many republicans to begin moving away from him after the election. He has his fanatical supporters, much like Bernie did, but he's largely a toxic figure with the rest of society. If they're smart, the Republicans will realize this and distance themselves from Trump in an effort to minimize the damage to the party in future elections.

I've always been an independent who leaned more Republican than Democrat, but right now the "Rs" have exactly zero credibility. Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way, but if I'm not I think that the party is in very serious trouble.

#12 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-07-31 04:09 AM | Reply

With only 96 days to go to November 3rd, I'm hoping the time is near when we, as a country and Congress as a governing body, can start to laugh out loud at Trump's ----------- distractions.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-31 04:14 AM | Reply

MAD

Screw the math.

One is too many if that child is bring sacrificed on the alter of Trump's re-election.

Trump is easier to replace.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-31 04:23 AM | Reply

This is much much worse for clownery than Bushturd2. They haven't had a former republicl0wn president appear at the last 3 r-clown prez. conventions.

All our formers are still popular performers... working in the world.

The clown team's first frat brat preznit retreated to paintin pichurs in tha tub.

#15 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-07-31 04:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11

?

What math are you screwing?

#16 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-07-31 05:00 AM | Reply

RIGHT/TRITE #12

"The clown team's first frat brat preznit retreated to paintin pichurs in tha tub."

I'm an artist myself, proficient several medium. I can tell you with a degree of certainty that the brushstrokes in George W.'s paintings are not all the same artist.

Just thought I'd throw that in.

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-31 05:11 AM | Reply

Trump swears on a stack that if we give him another chance in 2021 that the economy will come back by leaps and bounds . . . . starting in January.

Yeah, sure . . . LOL (cough, gag)

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-31 05:48 AM | Reply

There are several reasons why Trump is desperate to get re-elected. The economy isn't one of them.

The U.S. government is not small enough yet to drown in a bathtub.
Promises to Putin to clear the path for Russia's expansion.
The wall is not finished.
There's still some grifting that he can do.
A war with Iran
Ruth Bader Ginsburg hasn't died yet
Keep money tap from Saudi Arabia open
His taxes remain hidden
Keep both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York off his back
Continue the mission creep of America into a fascist regime
Complete the mission to destroy NATO
Win the trade war with China (unlikely)
Lay the groundwork for a Constitutional Convention
Continue to destroy Obama's legacy
Set Pompeo up for 2024
Replace his current illegal rag-tag militia with a permanent "Republican Guard"
Increase the wealth of his oligarchs

WHEW! DID I MISS ANYTHING?

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-31 06:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh yea, one more . . . Ethnic cleansing.

#20 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-31 06:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The U.S. dollar dropped in value by 5% reported this morning, expect it to drop another 10% at least. The Fed propping up the stock market, as they are, will bankrupt this nation. Powell needs to go. Don't preach to me about capitalism while socializing the stock market so rich people don't get hurt by the pandemic. If our government is going to help anyone, it should be the people who have lost jobs that will never come back. Rich folks losing money in the stock market should not be a priority, their investments should not be a consideration for our government. The welfare of our people
should be our primary consideration.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-31 08:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Jake Tapper @jaketapper

The co-founder of the Federalist Society, who voted for Trump and opposed both the Mueller probe and Ukraine impeachment, says the president's tweet about delaying the election is grounds for impeachment:

Trump Might Try to Postpone the Election. That's Unconstitutional.

He should be removed unless he relents.

I have voted Republican in every presidential election since 1980, including voting for Donald Trump in 2016. I wrote op-eds and a law review article protesting what I believe was an unconstitutional investigation by Robert Mueller. I also wrote an op-ed opposing President Trump's impeachment.

But I am frankly appalled by the president's recent tweet seeking to postpone the November election. Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democrats' assertion that President Trump is a fascist. But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president's immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate.


www.nytimes.com

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-07-31 08:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm just glad that Democrats took back the House in 2018. If they hadn't, I suspect a Republican held Congress might have been tempted to do whatever Donald asked.

#23 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-07-31 08:59 AM | Reply

"He has his fanatical supporters, much like Bernie did,"

Ridiculously stupid post. I'm not even going to explain why but all Bernie supporters know why. It is just ridiculously stupid. I'd be embarrassed to have posted something so idiotic.

#24 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-31 09:41 AM | Reply

In recent days Messrs. Barr and Pompeo have both hemmed and hawed when asked whether their glorious leader can delay the election. BOTH MEN ARE ATTORNEYS. Given their answers, their fitness as lawyers should be questioned and objections filed with their home state bar associations...

#25 | Posted by catdog at 2020-07-31 09:46 AM | Reply

"Rich folks losing money in the stock market should not be a priority, their investments should not be a consideration for our government. The welfare of our people
should be our primary consideration."

Why do you continue to pretend the stock market is only where rich people park their money?

trillions of dollars in retirement plans owned by middle class folks.

We prop up the stock market because it impacts 60% of Americans...not just the 3% you're talking about.

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2020-07-31 09:47 AM | Reply

"I have voted Republican in every presidential election since 1980, including voting for Donald Trump in 2016."

And somehow that jerk thinks his opinion should matter now? Sure, I might agree with him about impeaching Trump but jerks like that have virtually bankrupted our country with tax cuts for the rich, unnecessary wars and media consolidation. I place no value at all on his opinions nor would I waste a moment of my time listening to them. He only speaks up now because TRump has destroyed the economy and its going to cost him money, otherwise people like him don't give a crap about this country.

#27 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-31 09:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I have voted Republican in every presidential election since 1980, including voting for Donald Trump in 2016."

"And somehow that jerk thinks his opinion should matter now?"

He's just a Lincoln Republican. Democrats love those folks these days. Get in line.

#28 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-07-31 09:51 AM | Reply

I've always been an independent who leaned more Republican than Democrat, but right now the "Rs" have exactly zero credibility. Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way, but if I'm not I think that the party is in very serious trouble.

#12 | Posted by madbomber

That's an interesting position from someone who's been faithfully parroting trump's propaganda for 4 years.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-07-31 02:58 PM | Reply

"If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice."

Every Libertarian has heard the lyric.
None of them ever understood it.

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-31 03:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#28

While I agree with the sentiment, I'm not gonna bag on the Lincolns. They are putting up a lot of money to undo their mistake. Could you imagine if the Lincolns formed their own party and we actually had a multiparty system? I'd take it.

#31 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-07-31 03:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's going to be hilarious to watch all the people like madbomber who've been protecting trump, repeating his propaganda, attacking his enemies, and dragging down the country for 4 years suddenly act like none of that ever happened.

#32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-07-31 04:49 PM | Reply

#28

While I agree with the sentiment, I'm not gonna bag on the Lincolns. They are putting up a lot of money to undo their mistake. Could you imagine if the Lincolns formed their own party and we actually had a multiparty system? I'd take it.

#31 | POSTED BY BOCAINK AT 2020-07-31 03:18 PM | FLAG:

Yep. I highly doubt I'd ever be aligned on policy with George Conway or the rest of the LPs, but they are doing the country a service. They've got balls the size of Texas, their ads are fantastic, Rick Wilson is the funniest commentator on Twitter, and they're proving that not everyone who's not a Democrat is a traitorous clown. I don't want to be down to one viable political party. Corruption is always, always the result.

#33 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-31 06:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Lincoln Project seems to encapsulate the idea that "not Trump" is all it really takes to be a better President than Trump.

They're amplifying the negativity, which isn't really the direction the country needs more of right now.

If they put up the right candidate, it would probably pull more votes from Biden than from Trump... but not enough for win.

The time for Republicans to address racism in theit party was 40 years ago. It's generational now. Good luck getting it out. Oh, and is Lincoln Party even really addressing that?

Militarized police is what used to be called Gestapo tacticsm. Racism is the gateway drug. Always has been.

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-31 06:39 PM | Reply

If Trump decides that the only way to hold onto power is to go Full Authoritarian before November 3rd rather than face a loss in an election, everything being discussed here will be meaningless.

#35 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-31 09:45 PM | Reply

If Trump decides that the only way to hold onto power is to go Full Authoritarian before November 3rd rather than face a loss in an election, everything being discussed here will be meaningless.

Relax. Boaz and his buddies are armed to the ---- and will crush the Authoritarians like bugs.

#36 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-07-31 11:35 PM | Reply

We are a group of people with principles who follow the rule of law, not a dictator.

This showed that.

For those laughing, denounce Bill Clinton and his sexcapades and I'll start taking you seriously.

#37 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2020-08-01 08:59 AM | Reply

"Militarized police is what used to be called Gestapo tacticsm."

Stop.

Kate Brown was more than willing to call in the Feds when the Bundy clan occupied the Malheur Wildlife Preserve. She even wanted the Federal Government to reimburse the state for any costs associated with the occupation.

Were you protesting then?

#38 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-01 01:07 PM | Reply

And both Portland and Seattle have seen the mob start using IEDs. When that happens, you're past the point of using cops. You're deploying 2/75 to shut down terrorists.

No reason for Seattle to look like Mosul.

#39 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-01 01:11 PM | Reply

No reason for Seattle to look like Mosul.

#39 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

If the cops escalate the violence the protestors upgrade in response.

This is not rocket science it's crowd control.
The job of the police is crowd control.

It is not their job to attack civilians who's are petitioning their government for a redress of grievances. It is their job to protect them. Even from themselves.

#40 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-01 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No reason for Seattle to look like Mosul.
#39 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Federal troops is why Mosul looks like Mosul.

Federal troops shouldn't do that to Seattle?

Okay.

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-01 01:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"willing to call in the Feds when the Bundy clan occupied the Malheur Wildlife Preserve."

^
That's Federal land.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-01 01:52 PM | Reply

"If the cops escalate the violence the protestors upgrade in response."

The cops were trying to keep the mob from burning down a building.

Your position appears to be that the mob is justified in using IEDs against the police, given that they tried to keep the mob from burning down said building.

#43 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-02 01:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"That's Federal land."

As is the courthouse in Portland. Which is why federal police were sent in to defend it.

#44 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-02 01:05 PM | Reply

"Which is why federal police were sent in to defend it."

I thought the Federal police just left.
Why'd they leave, is the threat gone?

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-02 01:39 PM | Reply

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