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Dr. Sebastian Gorka, PhD and the MyPillow Guy Just Gave Away the Game on Trump's Election War

From Esquire

The president's ongoing spiral into desperation and delusion has provided the odd moment of clarity. That the President of the United States has responded to his decisive loss in a free and fair election by talking about martial law in the Oval Office ought to put to bed any notion he considers himself a servant to the public imbued with power through the will of the people. He is an enemy of democracy, and of the American project. This guy is trying to stay in power and out of legal jeopardy at any cost—though as usual, he won't be picking up the tab—which now means, according to Axios, using "DHS or the military to impound voting machines" for some dipshit investigation.


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There was never any evidence or coherent argument that the election had actually been stolen from Donald Trump, at least within the bounds of observable reality. That's why they've lost 50 court cases. It was always a feeling that he shouldn't have lost—couldn't have lost—because the Real citizens of America had voted for him. The people who voted for his opponent, all 7 million more of them, had no right to choose the president. And so the conspiracies began to work backward from the conclusion, twisting and sprawling out, first with talk of how there was massive voter fraud in swing-state cities with large Black populations, then with wild tales of voting machines and Venezuela. The conclusion to be reached in the real world—that most Americans did not want Donald Trump to be president anymore—was simply unacceptable. It had to be buried away, battered beyond recognition, so there could be revealed the ultimate truth: that Trump was the true president of these United States.

In his way, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, PhD, made all this plain. Stroke my lizard brain, he told the MyPillow Guy. Make me feel aggrieved, enraged, afraid. At this point, the talk of how the election was rigged is not based in anything that actually happened, nor is it required to make much sense. By stating it, you assert your allegiance to The Movement. It is a litmus test, a loyalty oath. You can get down into the details, reciting the conjuring words to show just how committed you are. Or you can just talk loudly about how mad you are. Either works. This is what Walter Benjamin called "the introduction of aesthetics into political life." The president and his loyalists are engaged in a kind of theatrical performance, a made-for-TV production of the great War on the many Enemies. You need only signal that you believe the show must go on.


Short article. Worth a read in its entirety to give more context to the above excerpts.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dr-sebastian-gorka-phd-mypillow-155900830.html

What is the best way to donate to Warnock and Ossoff? I want the donations to go directly to

their respective campaigns. And what is the best time? is it Nov 30 or Dec 1, or does it make no difference?

CNN is rporting right now: GSA informs Biden campaign that the transition is officially on.

No one is saying outright that the GSA has officially certified Biden to be President-elect, but it sure looks like it!

Biden Camp: AOC Won't Be Disappointed by 'Incredibly Progressive and Aggressive' Agenda

Source: National Review

The Biden team is promising that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) will not be disappointed by the president-elect’s “incredibly progressive and aggressive agenda” once he takes office.

Asked by NBC host Chuck Todd whether the New York progressive would be “disappointed or not when she sees the agenda of the Biden administration in the first six months,” Biden’s campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield answered in the negative.

“No. I think that Vice President Biden campaigned on an incredibly progressive and aggressive agenda,” Bedingfield responded Sunday on NBC. “Take a look, for example, at his climate plan. It’s the boldest, biggest climate plan that’s ever been put forward by a nominee running for president and now a president-elect. He’s going to make good on those commitments. He spent time during this campaign bringing people together around this climate plan.”

“It’s a big, aggressive plan,” she continued. “It’s the perfect example of the kind of big effort that he is going to make to meet this moment and meet these crises we’re in.”

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/biden-camp-aoc-won-t-174215892.html



Chill, AOC! Joe's got it!

Fun fact

Merriam-Webster Reports 30,500% Spike in Searches for ‘Schadenfreude’ After Trump COVID Diagnosis

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/merriam-webster-reports-30-500-140542986.html

The Founders of The Environmental Movement Have a Message: Don't Vote For The Green Party

Source: Daily Beast

A group of some of the most revered and longest-active environmentalists issued a dire warning to the next generation of activists on Monday: Don’t vote for the Green Party this year. And don’t sit out the election either.

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What’s different in 2020 is the fresh proof of Obama’s argument. The margins by which Trump won the three critical Midwest states—Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania—were all smaller than the total vote counts for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. And for those who have been in the trenches of environmental battles over the past five decades, the risk of it happening again are petrifying.

“If you don’t get somebody in office that you can work with, then protests and demonstrations don’t make a difference,” said Earth Day founder Denis Hayes, a letter signatory. “I’d much rather have somebody I can work with than a symbolic vote.”

“There is a strong motivation among disillusioned radical young people to vote third party now or sit out the election,” added Peter Harnik, the coordinator of Environmental Action, a pioneer activist environmental organization. “We felt like we've been there and done this in the past. This is not the election to make a purity statement.”

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-founders-of-the-environmental-movement-have-a-message-dont-vote-for-the-green-party?ref=home



This is one particular and especially grievous and urgent instance, but recent history teaches us that making purity statements in general ends up doing more harm than good.

No matter how you vote...

take a picture (preferably time-stamped) of your signed ballot before it leaves your hands. Spread the word. There is no better protection against ballot tampering than this going viral.

Who would have thunk...

...that the most compelling Trump giving a keynote speech at the Trump convention would turn out to be a has-been stripper trophy wife with a heavy foreign accent and the diction, facial expressions and all the charm of a beta-tested robot prototype?

Then again, we all knew it wouldn't be Eric.

Kamala was an obvious choice. She checked all the right boxes. Still, I can't get over a feeling of

mild disappointment. I am disappointed in a good way: I always thought of Kamala as someone who doesn't play second fiddle to anyone. Which is probably the only box she didn't check as a VP pick.

I always thought of her being more suited to be a Supreme Court Justice. Well, maybe it is still in her future!

Biden increases Texas staff and resources in bid to win Lone Star State

Source: CBS News

On Monday the Biden campaign announced a slate of staff hires aimed at flipping the historically conservative Lone Star State, last won by a Democratic presidential candidate in 1976 by Jimmy Carter.

The Biden campaign insists its push for the state's 38 Electoral College votes is real.

"We are quite serious about putting [Texas] in play," Jenn Ridder, the campaign's national states director, told CBS News. "Increasingly we are seeing polls that show that there is real opportunity there for us."
Related video: Biden holds slight edge over Trump in key states ahead of early voting

The CBS News Battleground Tracker in mid-July showed Biden just one point behind President Trump.

Six Texas Democratic operatives have already been hired, led by state director Rebecca Acuña, who was raised in Laredo and has worked in various roles in state and congressional politics.

President Trump's handling of the pandemic has brought about the focus on the state, according to a Biden campaign official, and that message was broadcast briefly last month via a six-figure ad buy on Texas television.

"Joe Biden is also going to win Texas in the general election for three reasons," Texas Congressman Filemon Vela, an early Biden endorser, told CBS News, "First, Donald Trump and Governor Abbott have made tactical decisions in their COVID response that is now killing Texans en masse. Second, Biden will defeat Trump in the Texas suburbs. Finally, from a historical perspective, Biden will outperform past Democratic candidates in the rural counties."

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/biden-increases-texas-staff-resources-111944866.html



I am skeptical, but maybe Joe knows something I don't.
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