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Donald Trump's Final Days

Source: Wall Street Journal

"The best outcome would be for him to resign to spare the U.S. another impeachment fight."

By Editorial Board
Updated Jan. 7, 2021 7:15 pm ET

The lodestar of these columns is the U.S. Constitution. The document is the durable foundation protecting liberty, and this week it showed its virtue again. Despite being displaced for a time by a mob, Congress returned the same day to ratify the Electoral College vote and Joe Bidenís election. Congratulations to the President-elect, who will be inaugurated as the Constitution stipulates at noon on Jan. 20.
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That still leaves Wednesdayís disgrace and what to do about the 13 days left in Donald Trumpís presidential term. Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are demanding that Mr. Trump be removed from office immediatelyóeither by the Cabinet under the 25th Amendment or new articles of impeachment. Thereís partisan animus at work here, but Mr. Trumpís actions on Wednesday do raise constitutional questions that arenít casually dismissed.

In concise summary, on Wednesday the leader of the executive branch incited a crowd to march on the legislative branch. The express goal was to demand that Congress and Vice President Mike Pence reject electors from enough states to deny Mr. Biden an Electoral College victory. When some in the crowd turned violent and occupied the Capitol, the President caviled and declined for far too long to call them off. When he did speak, he hedged his plea with election complaint.

This was an assault on the constitutional process of transferring power after an election. It was also an assault on the legislature from an executive sworn to uphold the laws of the United States. This goes beyond merely refusing to concede defeat. In our view it crosses a constitutional line that Mr. Trump hasnít previously crossed. It is impeachable.

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-final-days-11610062773?mod=e2tw



WSJ calling for Trump's resignation seems significant and welcome.
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:23 PM (2 replies)

Ashli Babbit's screeching deluded rant

OMFG, she's horrible. I cannot feel any sympathy, even knowing how brainwashed she must have become.

https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1347230019572166661
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Thu Jan 7, 2021, 02:09 PM (39 replies)

Project Lincoln releases a previously unreleased video calling out Trump as a dictator

https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1346984355214852096
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Wed Jan 6, 2021, 08:33 PM (8 replies)

Jon Ossoff is only 33!

Youngest senator elected since... Joe Biden.
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Wed Jan 6, 2021, 10:47 AM (6 replies)

Where Trump got all those new voters

Analysis here.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/05/trump-lost-he-won-millions-new-voters-where-did-they-come/?arc404=true

I do think a huge part of his appeal was for less educated working class people who thought the pandemic was overblown and just wanted to get back to work. His re-open everything message must have been very appealing to them, but obviously it was shortsighted given the awful consequences now-- the growing death toll.

Noteworthy to me is he got 1.5 million new votes in California, especially in around LA. I think this might explain better why they are having such a large COVID19 outbreak there.
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Tue Jan 5, 2021, 01:28 PM (14 replies)

Meanwhile on FoxNews...

My wife turned it on to see what they were saying.

Saw the end of Bret Baier, nothing on the call, just the GA runoffs. The chyron only referred to some Islamic terrorism (!) stuff and the GA runoffs.

Then Mark Levin came on at 8pm, who is truly deranged. He was literally ranting about how Dems are going to destroy the country, calling Kamala Harris a neo-marxist, if they take the Senate in the GA runoffs and did some pseudo-analysis of the constitution.

NOTHING about the Trump phone call. That's propaganda for you.
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Sun Jan 3, 2021, 08:08 PM (13 replies)

Did Trump veto the NDAA because of its anti-money laundering provision?

https://twitter.com/MuellerSheWrote/status/1342895620642598913

https://fortune.com/2020/12/26/ndaa-2021-shell-companies-corporate-transparency-act/
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Sat Dec 26, 2020, 08:34 PM (10 replies)

A history of electronic voting and GOP funny business from 2000 up to now

Good thread here from Jennifer Cohn:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1297286962819153920.html

My gut feeling is they rigged the election for Trump but just not enough, which is why he keeps claiming there was fraud.
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:02 AM (14 replies)

Trump supporters want boycott of the Georgia Senate runoff elections

I'm good with that!!!

Supporters of President Donald Trump have called for a boycott of the crucial Georgia Senate runoff elections in a move that threatens Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to restrain President-elect Joe Biden.

The two Georgia runoff elections, scheduled for January 5 with early voting starting on December 14, will determine control of the Senate, meaning Biden's ability to push through a Democratic agenda under his first term. But a number of pro-Trump Republicans have taken to Parler, the "free-speech" social media platform, to discourage members of their own party from voting.

Screenshots shared by reporter Marcus Baram showed Trump supporters invoking a conspiracy theory about "rigged" voting machines to urge a boycott of the upcoming elections in Georgia. "Don't vote! Don't be part of the corruption" one post read.


https://www.newsweek.com/parler-pro-trump-call-georgia-runoff-boycott-threatens-mitch-mcconnells-plan-restrain-biden-1549282
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:16 PM (30 replies)

Geraldo proposes naming the COVID19 vaccine after Trump.

"To soften the blow of defeat Fox's Geraldo proposes naming the vaccine after Trump. "It would be a nice gesture to him and years from now it would become kind of a generic name. Have you got your trump yet, I got my trump, I'm fine. I wished we could honor him in that way.""

https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1329776726726111233

This is dumb and sickening beyond belief. But how fucked in the head do you have to be to think like this???
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Fri Nov 20, 2020, 12:13 PM (19 replies)
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