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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Congressional Republicans say that if President Donald Trump loses the election there will be a peaceful transition. But they're not explaining how, even as the president threatens to upend the constitutional order.

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Of course they are saying that now while they are running for re-election. But they have kissed Trump's... ring, so often that there is no reason to believe they will ever put country first.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-09-24 10:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Mitch did say that they would honor the results of the "November 3rd" election. Take that for what it's worth. I think that the subtext is quite obvious.

#2 | Posted by Sezu at 2020-09-25 08:22 AM | Reply

I was thrashed for saying this yesterday.

Once the election results are in and Trump is down....I think it's possible the GOP will not cooperate with Trump like he needs.

#3 | Posted by eberly at 2020-09-25 09:01 AM | Reply

But they have kissed Trump's... ring, so often that there is no reason to believe they will ever put country first.

#1 | POSTED BY CORKY

Most of them, like most Trumpites, are already practiced traitors. They always have their excuses in order, and always parade them as necessities brought on by what someone else did to them.

What a disgusting generation of liars.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-25 09:01 AM | Reply

But trump claimed yesterday there wouldn't be a peaceful transition.

So....who's lying?

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2020-09-25 09:04 AM | Reply

So....who's lying?

#5 | POSTED BY EBERLY A

They lie in tandem. They cooperate in their lies.

My fat (descriptive), pasty (descriptive), excuse for a Trumpite Congressman is already in the tank for the "continuance".

He's a weak man. Weak men tends towards evil. Weak and evil men are attracted to Trumpism.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-25 09:10 AM | Reply

My fat (descriptive), pasty (descriptive), excuse for a Trumpite Congressman

You're not talking about my boy Stan, are you?

#7 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2020-09-25 09:15 AM | Reply

"They lie in tandem. They cooperate in their lies."

So, criminals and liars don't lie to each other...just to you?

You're so smart, Zed.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2020-09-25 09:18 AM | Reply

You're so smart, Zed.

#8 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT

Of course I am, EBERLY.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-25 09:24 AM | Reply

I do appreciate that you recognize it.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-25 09:25 AM | Reply

Again, why are Dems so dependent on fear mongering as to bring up completely hypothetical situations? Especially ones where their own party has already said they are not going to be peaceful about it. And it wasn't even common Libs...it was Liberal LEADERS who have said it. So why ignore your own party and just bash the other party? Are you OK with everyone knowing without any doubt whatsoever that you don't care if your own party does anything wrong?

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2020-09-25 12:21 PM | Reply

Again, why are Dems so dependent on fear mongering as to bring up completely hypothetical situations?
#11 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Dems fear mongering? Was it or was it not Trump who publicly refused to commit to a "peaceful transition of power" should he lose the election? Did he not also say "we want to get rid of the ballots"

What higher level of fear mongering can there be in a democracy than for a President to claim that the democratic process that will determine if they continue holding that office is invalid before the election has occurred?

#12 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-09-25 01:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"why are Dems so dependent on fear mongering"

Hahahaha for ----- sake, troll harder than that.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2020-09-25 01:22 PM | Reply

"Are you OK with everyone knowing without any doubt whatsoever that you don't care if your own party does anything wrong?

#11 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT 2020-09-25 12:21 PM | FLAG: "

The last 3+ years have amply demonstrated that your comment applies to the GOP above all others, although without doubt you cannot see this.

Here is an article listing 9 of Trump's recent statements seeking to either delegitimize the election or refusing to confirm that he will abide by the voters choice:

www.politico.com

There is little to no evidence of voter fraud being an issue going into this election, so unless Trump is a sock pocket for the Dems, what else is he doing but fear mongering?

To quote your own words: " ... why ignore your own party and just bash the other party?"

#14 | Posted by Foreigner at 2020-09-25 01:39 PM | Reply

-why are Dems so dependent on fear mongering as to bring up completely hypothetical situations?

because it works.

which is why both sides do it.

Oh, is that a whataboutism?

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2020-09-25 03:51 PM | Reply

Talking about any future event is necessarily a "completely hypothetical situation."

Leave it to Eberly to not be able to understand that.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-25 04:25 PM | Reply

In 1973 Salavor Allende was overthrown by a military coup after the Supreme Court and the Chamber of deputies called upon the military to restore constitutional law. Allende had effectively determined that his moral imperative should not be limited by a constitution.

Is it not possible the same thing could happen in the US? Although hopefully the US military doesn't have it's own version of a Pinochet.

#17 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-09-25 05:17 PM | Reply

In 1973 Salavor Allende was overthrown by a military coup after the Supreme Court and the Chamber of deputies called upon the military to restore constitutional law.

He promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground.

Sorry, sir.

I couldn't resist.

#18 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2020-09-25 05:22 PM | Reply

MB why do we need the military to gain control? The cops should be able to handle Trump just fine. He'll be trespassing at the white house if he refuses to leave after losing.

#19 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-25 05:57 PM | Reply

If Miss Lindsey loses in SC, how will he react? It may actually be a relief--he can then drop the facade, come out, express his love for (insert name here) and go on with life in a civilized manner, living off a government pension and all the riches made while a US Senator...

#20 | Posted by catdog at 2020-09-25 06:02 PM | Reply

"Are you OK with everyone knowing without any doubt whatsoever that you don't care if your own party does anything wrong?

#11 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Classic Projection.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-26 10:05 AM | Reply

"Again, why are Dems so dependent on fear mongering as to bring up completely hypothetical situations?"

It's true.

Repeating the terrifying words of a Egotistical authoritarian is frightening and upsetting everyone. Trumpy can't run on his record because that's pretty horrible. Over 200,000 dead and an economy in shambles. So he is trying to undermine the electoral process by destroying Americans confidence in democracy.

He really should shut the hell up and quit trying to scare everyone just days before the election.

One can only hope Americans see it for what it is and it backfires badly and he loses in a landslide.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-26 10:12 AM | Reply

How come these right wingers have been so quiet on the corona virus threads?

But now they all come out of the woodwork.

Interesting... Very Interesting.

#23 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-09-26 10:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"MB why do we need the military to gain control? The cops should be able to handle Trump just fine. He'll be trespassing at the white house if he refuses to leave after losing."

Strictly speaking, once he is no longer president under constitutional law, he has no right to give anyone orders. And it would be illegal (or at least unconstitutional) for anyone to follow an order that he gave.

In Chile, the Supreme Court and the Chamber of Deputies called on the military to restore order because president Allende had created an extraconstitutional military force that answered only to him. Think of like the Waffen SS in the German Reich. They were military, but they didn't operate with any sort of oversight.

#24 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-09-26 11:38 AM | Reply

"He promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground."

So...equally fun...he committed suicide with a gold-plated AK-47 given to him by Fidel Castro.

#25 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-09-26 11:39 AM | Reply

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