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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:30 PM

Biden Gets to Work as Trump Enters the Fat Elvis Stage of His Career

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Biden Gets to Work as Trump Enters the Fat Elvis Stage of His Career
HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
The consummate D.C. insider has actually bypassed the establishment and taken his pitch directly to voters, who like what they’re hearing even as Republican lawmakers do not.
Bernard Schwartz
David Rothkopf
Published Mar. 05, 2021 5:02AM ET


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The Donald Trump who lumbered onto CPAC’s stage this past weekend was a hollow parody of the man who energized many in his party just four years ago. Trump has entered the Fat Elvis stage of his career. He slurs out the hits of yesteryear for crowds of fans hoping to glimpse his old magic, to recapture a thrill that once had them whooping and chanting and participating in Trump flotillas.

Meanwhile, quietly, steadily, the Democrats find themselves in the midst of a quiet revolution led by Joe Biden. This president, a pillar of the D.C. establishment for 50 years, is not only shaking up expectations but has significant political winds at his back.

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Other ills also seem likely to dog the GOP. White supremacist extremists have become the face of the party since Jan. 6 and are likely to remain a visible reminder of its moral and intellectual bankruptcy. It no longer stands for anything and what it once stood for—from patriotism to family values to fiscal prudence to national security know-how—are ideas blown sky-high by the Trump presidency.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden has not just been governing effectively, he has been building popular support. His positive rating is now 61 percent, higher by a dozen points than Trump’s ever was. Further, even with GOP obstructionism, Biden is posed to win passage of a major COVID relief initiative. In fact, the absence of GOP support on the Hill for the measure will likely be a big political plus for Biden and the Democrats, because the relief package is overwhelmingly popular with 76 percent of Americans supporting it.

While Republicans on the Hill may attack Biden for being unable to achieve his stated goal of bipartisanship, the president has simply sidestepped them and their cynically obstructionist tactics and sought bipartisanship of a more important type—from the electorate. Sixty percent of Republicans support the measure; 70 percent of Independents support it; only one in six Americans actually oppose it.

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-gets-to-work-as-trump-enters-the-fat-elvis-stage-of-his-career?ref=home

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Reply Biden Gets to Work as Trump Enters the Fat Elvis Stage of His Career (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 5 OP
Bradshaw3 Mar 5 #1
babylonsister Mar 5 #4
jcgoldie Mar 5 #2
Ocelot II Mar 5 #3
Eyeball_Kid Mar 5 #5
lagomorph777 Mar 5 #6
mitch96 Mar 5 #7
liberalmuse Mar 5 #8
dchill Mar 5 #9
Nululu Mar 5 #10
Blue Owl Mar 5 #11

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:35 PM

1. The link is to a different story

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:36 PM

2. Pretty sure Trump's been fat elvis

...since about 2008.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:45 PM

5. Popularity of Biden's agenda among GOP voters is also

a black eye on the GOP itself. They offer nothing of substance to their voters, and the voters are finally getting the hint that the GOP has become a quasi-religious sect that espouses white supremacy, the destruction of the Constitution, the denial of anything with scientific substance, and the breakdown of society.

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:47 PM

6. Bipartisan with voters; unilateral in Congress.

Great strategy for us, and it spells doom for the GQP in Congress.

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:55 PM

7. I can just see him at a rally with a scarf that he tosses to his glowing fans..... uffda...nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:57 PM

8. I saw a picture of "it" the other day.

and noted "it" looks even more porcine, wrinkly, putrid orange and repugnant than it ever did. That thing would be lucky to be at the Dead Elvis stage.

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:58 PM

9. Just gotta say that this is pretty insulting...

...to the original fat Elvis.

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 01:09 PM

10. Love the title

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 01:37 PM

11. Get on that golden throne and croak already, Diarrhea Donny!

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