“ok so we are getting our clock cleaned by joe biden but what if we were running against not joe biden” https://t.co/FDK00mvK1w
— kilgore trout, new tone haver (@KT_So_It_Goes) August 12, 2020
Trump is a shell, a complete basket case of mumbly paranoia; Pence in is in hiding; Barr is effectively running the power ministries while Jared oversees the looting and the mass death.
And the GOP is trying to make the case that Joe Biden will be a figurehead.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) August 12, 2020
When you’re definitely not scared. https://t.co/d5THiOx39q
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 11, 2020
I'll make a $250 donation to the charity of choice of the White House reporter who tells Trump he seems really low-energy today and that some people are calling him #SleepyDon.
— Research Rants (@researchrants) August 12, 2020
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 12, 2020
And he totters off, exuding all the energy of a dead person. That was as bad as it gets.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) August 12, 2020
I agree. I mean, it’s always been fun to make fun of how astonishingly stupid he is, but these past few days are among his lowest. We’ve seen him like this before but not this consistently. https://t.co/7G1d0RBPDP
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) August 12, 2020
The major networks are not covering this, but if it were any other president, they would be cutting away from regular programming with a chyron that says “something terribly wrong with the president, live on television right now“
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) August 12, 2020
I really wonder if whoever posts this shit for him thinks “this is gonna do amazing things for our numbers” or if it’s more like “he’s so stupid he will think anything I post is amazing”
— kilgore trout, new tone haver (@KT_So_It_Goes) August 13, 2020
everything the trump campaign has done this year is tailored for people who live their lives in the conservative entertainment bubble
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) August 12, 2020
The energy of a beta cuck, as they would say.
“the conservative entertainment bubble”
Dante’s like, hold up, I gotta do some editing…
I thought Janine’s comment was a threat .. they are out to get us.
Since we’re talking death cult, who had Zombie Herman Cain on their 2020 Bingo card?
Betty Bowers has some thoughts.
And this may be the single most accurate description of Ted Cruz ever made.
“We’ll never say I told you so.”
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
He’s clearly taking a xanax or thorazine before going out there
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
@cain: I think more of a suggestion to Trump. “What if Biden has an accident“
I read it as race baiting. “Forget non-threatening Joe. SCARY BLACK WOMAN PRESIDENT!!!”
What was he trying to prove with the 99.95 percent of all deaths are among adults schtick? That it’s fine to open schools no matter what? Trump thinks there are no adults in the schools? I guess, going by who is in his administration (yuk yuk, rimshot!)
@jl: Well to be fair, in his world children don’t actually come in contact with adults, except the help, until they’re oh, 14 or so.
@Frankensteinbeck: SCARY BLACK WOMAN PRESIDENT!!!
They are even confused about that. They are trying to simultaneously scare their base by scary black woman, and split off liberal Democrats by saying PHONY HARRIS IS A CRYPTOFASCIST COP!!.
They shouldn’t push both messages out to everybody every other minute, though. Even one like myself, not versed in the dark arts of political persuasion, can see that. Not a lot of message discipline from them today.
Edit: I do like choo choo trains though. I’ll watch the Trump ads with that train, and wonder what will happen when it hits that curve on the downgrade on the other side of town.
@jl: Ever hear of Lac Megantic?
Zombie Herman Cain is pretty much peak Deadman’s Party, who could ask for more? I did a Joe Hill pastiche about it on Twitter and left my body at the door. Also did a blog post. Probably should have ignored it, but nope. Documenting the atrocities 4life.
@MisterForkbeard: I would tend to not give them the benefit of doubt, these asshats are anything but subtle and I took it as a call to arms indicating that if they took out the old white guy at the top of the ticket then they should be able to deal with the nasty woman….
I was thinking something more like this.
Looney tunes Yosemite sam tried to crash on bunny train and Yosemite sam goes crash
I’m chiming in three threads late with this but I just wanted to say (write?) a few words about the Markey/Kennedy race.
My mother lives in Joe Kennedy’s district and says he has the best constituent services ever. Someone from his office actually called her during quarantine to make sure she had everything she needed. (I assume only elderly folks were contacted but it’s still pretty amazing.)
I didn’t vote for Ayanna Pressley because I felt like Capuano was doing a decent job and I regret it; she’s been great.
Tl;dr: my Mom made me promise to vote for Joe and I can’t let her down. And if you live in Massachusetts and want your Mom to get a wellness check during the next pandemic you should vote for him too.
That’s “Yo! Semite Sam” to you, good sir and/or madam!
The front page of today’s NY Post rather disgustingly described Harris as “President-In-Waiting”. I think they’re still pushing the idea of Biden as some kind of near-invalid, and slowly peppering in the notion that the scary lady, crazed with ambition, will lace his Ovaltine with Hemlock or something.
@smike: Yoe-Semighty Yo! Semite Sam! F Yeah
@DMcK: We’ll see whether the company that makes the clapper strongly gets behind Biden or Trump bigly.
Posted to ytube 10 years ago today:
That is why he is still at 40% and won’t sink bellow it. This is a design feature, not a bug.
He’s still a weasel, but gotta love this:
Sister Golden Bear
Riffing on what I said downstairs: More projection than an IMAX multiplex.
I’d love to see Harris do a Mystery Science Theater 3000-style live commentary every time Trump holds a press conference—complete with silhouetted theater seats superimposed on the bottom of the screen.
Remember, Yosemite Sam was born Samuel Rosenbaum.
So it’s a really odd fit.
@Sister Golden Bear: You want Kamala Harris to give Hal Sparks to give him a run for his money?
It will go off the rails into that black neighborhood next to the tracks. Just like the Duffy Street Incident.
A tweet I saw today by Shannon Watts.
I’ve been on this rock 71 yrs.
I’ve carried a loaded weapon on duty for 2 yrs in the navy. I didn’t like it, I think I would have used it if necessary. I never had to take it out of the holster except to give to the next man on watch.
2 yrs old, a beautiful little girl.
A pandemic could have killed her. Nope.
A drive by shooting did.
I’m still numb, I don’t know if I’ll ever not be numb.
I’m not enraged, OK I am, but I’m more numb and saddened.
Yes I know it happens every day in this country.
How much longer are we going to be this monster nation?
A beautiful 2 yr old girl, the worst she’s done is crap her pants.
She’ll never be able to enjoy life ever again, and neither will her parents/family.
When the approval numbers are in the 30s, whose job is it to use a Sharpie to make the 3 into an 8 before showing it to him?
Kids, don’t mix Adderall and hydroxychloroquine.
Some day in the future we’ll learn what witch’s brew of chemicals he’s administered daily.
I was half watching CNN last night and John Kasich? was being interviewed about Biden picking Harris for the VP slot. As he was introduced, I’m sure the presenter said he would be a speaker at the Democratic National Convention. I thought Kasich? was a Republican. Has he changed parties, been invited as a Never Trumper, or did I just mis-hear?
On a different topic, someone has clearly told Trump that his saving suburbia from the dark hordes tweets are too obviously racist as he made a point during yesterday’s press conference of saying that 30% of suburban dwellers are minorities. He “clarified” his tweets by saying what he meant was that these people had aspired to live in the suburbs and had finally got there though hard work, only for Biden to allow “the poor” to follow them out there. (This is a paraphrase of what he actually said. )
This was broached and discussed in March, Kamala is going to be the Democratic leader and frontrunner for 2024.
@MisterForkbeard: A guy I follow on Twitter was accused of praying that Joe dies as soon as he’s elected.
Do they ever not project? Some of them were openly planning to pray for McCain’s demise the second he was elected, in order for Palin to become President.
Should it ever come up here again and, sadly, it is bound to even though it’s a crock.
The Pale Scot
WTF was that? You know Eddie Grant is fuckin’ pissed.
A similar question arose for Warren during the primary, but now since it’s Harris….
Can Harris be the VP, the Attorney General, a federal district AG, trial lawyer for the federal prosecutions, do the SCOTUS arguments, and maybe have time to pop into the Hague as a barrister for the international law stuff?
Edit: I guess she wouldn’t have the time to do all the prep work, but wow, if she could be the one making the announcements and arguments, it would totally rock. Biggest ratings for a human rights crime trial in the Hague evah!!
IANAL, so probably made some mistakes, but you get the gist.
@NotMax: Probably asked and answered in the past, but who has jurisdiction to arrest and remove trespassers from the White House and its grounds? Secret Service? DC police?
The Pale Scot
@smike: Actually its Samuel Michelangelo Rosenbaum
@opiejeanne: same stalwarts of Democracy that openly prayed for the deaths of Senator Kennedy and Senator Byrd to prevent the passage of the ACA as I recall. I believe Imhoff was the ringleader of that pious crew who wished that their colleagues would die so they could prevent health care being available to poor people.
These people are evil, just because they wrap themselves in a flag and tote around a religious tome, they are more than willing to sacrifice anyone on their altar to further their interests.
@NotMax: Thanks, a good article as far as it goes. I didn’t know about Nagle and Yingling’s open letter, so not sure what they said. If electoral college goes for Biden, then nothing Trump can do, and if he wants to bunk in the WH for awhile so what? At least as long as he doesn’t trash the joint.
If there is no majority in the electoral college, then depending on details, doesn’t it go to the House, and in some cases through some law governing succession, and some Congresscritter gets it (one article spun out that it could end up with a President Leahy)?
I think the danger is a fight over dueling electoral college delegations, as in 1876.
Worst case is if Trumpster can gin up an electoral college majority based on legal trickery before all the votes are counted, or by preventing all the votes from being counted. What then?
The Moar You Know
I wish I was as nice as the guy who is worried about Trump’s health. I haven’t spent one second of my life worrying about his health and I’m probably not going to start now.
Combination, AFAIK, of Secret Service and U.S. Marshals. Of the Secret Service, only those designated Special Officers have arrest authority. Pretty sure D.C. police entry is by invitation only, but that’s an educated guess.
Well, who had this on their batshittery bingo card?
@The Moar You Know: You have a point. if his ‘health battery’ runs down through too much healthy behavior, no one can lend him a new one, so not much anyone else can do.
Maybe if he tells someone whether he takes a D or an AAA, a guy could lend him one or two.
Oh, and that Eastman guy from the Claremont Institute which has nothing to do with the Claremont Colleges and is actually located in Upland (because it’s cheaper), who got an essay printed in Newsweek about Kamala Harris, questioning her citizenship? Devin Nunes’ Cow says that Eastman quit his job to run against Kamala Harris for California Attorney General.
@jl: Well, don’t look at me to lend him one of our batteries.
In case you wanted to see the letter, for context.
Hahaha, imagine how confusing this would be for someone who doesn’t know about DevinCow.
Kasich is still a Republican. He is speaking at the Dem convention as an “act of conscience.” Dunno why he was invited, unless it’s some sort of “See, even Republicans hate Trump” theme.
West of the Rockies
I enjoyed your Tweets. Haven’t seen your nym here before really, but I hope to.
@mrmoshpotato: When I tell mr opiejeanne about some of the tweets I encounter, I try to remember to bring him up to speed on who some of the authors are.
Newsweek‘s recently appointed opinion editor is Josh Hammer, who also has ties to the Claremont Institute (and, bonus, the Federalist Society). ?
Eastman’s Newsweek piece here. I can’t find it now, but someone put up a graphic of that with Eastman’s piece from either 2008 or 2012 saying that Ted Cruz (born in Canada) is eligible to be president.
Eastman on Ted Cruz in 2016.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
This is to precious, Turmp donated to Harris as late at as 2013
Amazing that none of Trump’s rivals in the 2016 Primary called him on this.
@rikyrah: I consider myself a progressive; I was all in for Warren in the primaries.
But I’d tell these progressives that they’ll have a right to whine when they can demonstrate the support of a majority of Americans. Until then, their being shut out of the White House is pretty much automatic.
On that train, it took me a minute or two to remember what ‘KAG’ stood for.
And in The Year of Our Plague 2020, it seems like a cruel joke once you remember.
If Kasich is going to vote for Democrats this year he certainly has more of a right to be there than anyone from the Bernievolution.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! I haven’t seen him say anything crazy like that. Baby steps.
@Bruce K: Possibly Park Police. I think the WH is officially a national park or something similar.
New Dem slogan ideas –
1) Make America Average Again
2) Vote for a President you don’t have to apologize for !
@rikyrah: MAYBE “PROGRESSIVES” SHOULD STOP HATING ON EVERYONE WHO MIGHT VOTE FOR THEM IN A PRIMARY.
C’mon now, she’s no Ivanka Trump
@The Moar You Know: I’m worried about Trump’s health — I’m worried he might be perfectly healthy.
Oh the futality!
@rikyrah: Do any of these fucking doofuses *ever* bother to CHECK HARRIS’S VOTING RECORD to discover that’s she’s only ever so slightly to the right of their (former) Dear Leader Bernie Sanders?
I’m gonna guess, “no”.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques: Doing that research would require competence and the willingness to work, and we’re talking about GOP campaign operatives here.