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More SNL....But Megan Thee Stallion

just put on one of the most memorable musical host segments I can remember.

This is the worst story of Trumps political life

There is nothing that compares.

Trump spends months downplaying the virus, telling us it's going away, that it's not big deal, you can go to work with it, we're turning a corner....

People criticize Trump for having large events with no mask mandates and no social distancing. He says they are safe, no problems at any of them.....

Trump spends months making fun of Biden for exercising COVID guidelines and wearing masks.....

Trump openly calls for businesses and schools to fully open without proper precautions in place. He rallies his supporters to fight mask wearing mandates. He refuses to wear them and tells his staff members to to wear them either.....

Trump holds another large event to introduce his Supreme Court nominee....Highly attended by VIPs....

There's a debate, Trumps group is seen openly flaunting mask rules. He ridicules Biden for wearing a mask....

The next day his inner circle gets their first positive test and Trump begins to feel a little sick....

The following day he attends a high dollar fundraiser without telling anyone there about the positive tests, potential exposure, or his own symptoms....

By the next day Trump is a confirmed positive case and forced into the hospital because of deteriorating condition. Dozens of people associated with his campaign or who attended the VIP event are testing positive as well, including senior leadership from his campaign, the Republican party, and congress. He is responsible to exposure to Supreme Court justices (including the Chief Justice), the Vice-President, and Attorney General. There is also potential exposure to the Biden campaign, military, medical professionals, and everyone else who spent any time near them,

Trump spent the year trying to convince people they shouldn't worry about COVID, that he had miracle cures, and that anyone worries about it was trying to attack him to be politically correct. His irresponsible actions have led to a crisis in the US leadership structure and a national security emergency. All a month before the election.

This is terrible for him in every single way.

The words you need to watch for.

"Out of an abundance of caution."

These are the same words that were used with Boris Johnson when he was moved to the hospital, and we later learned he was touch and go on surviving that night.

If the WH uses these words in any fashion regarding Trumps condition, treatment, location, etc.........You can bet his case is severe and we're talking ICU/ventilation.

Reminder that Trump told people to go to work with COVID in March.


The entire Republican leadership apparatus

is exposed to this.

There was a recent meeting in the White House with Mike Pence, ACB, Mitch McConnell, and Mark Meadows were all there and likely many more.

Thinking about this after that crazy performance...

But I just want to post the symptoms of Adderall addiction and leave it at that.

Being overly talkative
Loss of appetite
Unusual excitability
Social withdrawal
Financial troubles
Sleeping for long periods of time
Secretive behavior
Excessive weight loss
Memory loss
Incomplete thoughts
Relationship problems
Decline in personal hygiene
Frequently taking pills
Financial difficulties
Overworking or overconcentrating
Running out of prescriptions early
Impulsive behaviors

WTF was that

Holy shit, the President is a fucking lunatic.

Biden didn't flinch in the face of it and brought it all night. He's the best of us.

There are a LOT of very good Republicans still out there....

And they all seem to be endorsing Biden right now.

Let be smart about the ACB process...

I am seeing a lot of chatter in conservative circles on Twitter that they aren't all that happy about ACB getting the nomination over Lagoa. They think that Lagoa was the better and more dependable conservative choice. Apparently there are some recent rulings with ACB regarding lockdowns in Illinois and some other issues they don't like. They think she will end up being another Roberts, who they hate, or Gorsuch, who they aren't all that satisfied with now.

Most of this seems to be stemming from this guy here:


He's a super obnoxious voice that I come across a lot on polling twitter, but he does have 130k followers to broadcast this out too.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying we should rally behind ACB or anything, not at all. Instead I think we should try to push some of this division out there among the conservatives.

The effect would be marginal, but if it could turn some number of Trump voters off it would be a benefit. A lot of them are only with him for the judges, and if they think he screwed the pooch some on this one it could help.

Trump voters hate the lockdowns and if we can push the narrative that she could have ended them but instead voted with the liberals to save them, it could be a nice set of body blows.

Republicans are going to fill this seat.

That has been very clear from the beginning. They essentially have to. They have become a base-only party since Trump. They have actively pitted their base against everyone else in the country. Their entire political strategy is to turn out their base and hope that the archaic electoral mechanisms of the United States keep them in power. As such, they can't do anything that might turn off their base, which includes not taking this chance to fill a vacancy on the Court. The Catch-22 here is that in doing so, they are going to alienate a significant block of potential voters who don't consider themselves to be conservatives.

In do this, they are making two miscalculations that will hurt them for a very long time. First is that the moderate nature of the country will keep them from being severely punished for their actions. We already see polling showing that 3/5 of the country think they should wait, and while they could get away with that over time, a raw display of this will not be forgotten by the time people cast their votes. Second, is that Democrats will not have the will to use their power if they gain it in the election. After what democrats have witnessed over the past few years, I don't see a way that they don't. The focus of Republicans for the past 40+ years has been the Court; the Democrats focus from here on will be remedying the things that help the minority Republicans retain power. That means adding small, heavily Democratic, states that will offset the electoral college and Senate advantage that Republicans currently enjoy. It will mean investing heavily in state house and governor races to ensure we control redistricting. It will mean eliminating the filibuster and pushing through expansions to the Supreme Court and overall federal judiciary to ensure that conservative justices, gained by years to stonewalling nominees and then pushing underqualified ideologues through later, aren't able to dictate from the bench without being diluted by hundreds of additional judges.

Personally, I am a very moderate member of this group we are all in. Probably one of the more moderate on this board. A month ago I would have been against ending the filibuster and against packing the court, but not now. Now, I'm completely for it. I am surely not the only American with this view.
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