As you undoubtedly read earlier, either here or elsewhere, it’s no longer any secret that if/when Donald Trump loses November 3, he’s going to cry “fraud” at the top of his lungs. Kayleigh McEnany made that clear at her Wednesday presser. Trump, we were assured, would be “taking a hard look” to make sure that […]
The Trump administration crosses lines all the time. They think they’re playing hopscotch, the lines are wherever they draw them. But today’s line crossing, by Kayleigh McEnany, is more alarming than usual. When asked if Trump would accept the results of the election, she said that Trump will “see what happens and make a determination.” […]
When the going gets tough, the tough run like hell This is breaking as we speak. MSNBC’s Geoff Bennett just broke by twitter that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has found out that politics isn’t quite as much fun as he thought it was going to be. BREAKING: USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says in a […]
Donald Trump is the pushmi pullyou of politics. He doesn’t know if he’s coming or going. His “message,” if there is one, is dependent upon the impulse of the moment. While Kayleigh McEnany was at the podium decrying the horrors of mail-in voting and using the recent New York City primary as an example, Trump […]
This is a day for seismic events. I was shaken awake at 4:28 a.m. by the 4.2 earthquake that hit Los Angeles this morning and shortly thereafter I found Donald Trump’s epic tweet about delaying the election — and then the internet started rocking, just like the room. If this was one of Trump’s trial balloons, file it under Hindenberg. With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote??? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020 I wrote earlier today that Donald Trump had self-immolated, but I did not expect this in a million years. Federalist Society co-founder Steven Calabresi has penned an op/ed in the New York Times and I will start with his conclusion first. President Trump needs to be told by every Republican in Congress that he cannot postpone the federal election. Doing so would be illegal, unconstitutional and without precedent in American history. Anyone who says otherwise should never be elected to Congress again. That’s refreshingly direct. What is interesting about this particular development, is that some heretofore invisible button has been pushed in the Republican psyche. If I could tell you what it was, believe me, I would. The closest that I can come, is that when Joe Biden predicted this very thing on April 23, the conservative cloak was drawn around Donald Trump yet once again. Read this morning’s piece which starts with a summary of how Biden was promulgating baseless “conspiracy theory” when he warned what Trump would do. Cries of “unfounded accusation” rang through the conservative world, with typical sanctimony and faux outrage on how low Democrats will go. This particular conservative, Calabresi, has attacked the Mueller investigation as unconstitutional and he wrote an opinion piece opposing Trump’s impeachment. So what has caused the leopard to change his spots? What makes this the last straw? We’re going to hear a lot of commentary on this in the hours and days ahead, but make no mistake. This is epic. Donald Trump crossed the Rubicon today is he’s earned the censure of the Federalist Society. I am frankly appalled by the president’s recent tweet seeking to postpone the November election. Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democrats’ assertion that President Trump is a fascist. But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate. The nation has faced grave challenges before, just as it does today with the spread of the coronavirus. But it has never canceled or delayed a presidential election. Not in 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln was expected to lose and the South looked as if it might defeat the North. Not in 1932 in the depths of the Great Depression. Not in 1944 during World War II. […] Election Day was fixed by a federal law passed in 1845, and the Constitution itself in the 20th Amendment specifies that the newly elected Congress meet at noon on Jan. 3, 2021, and that the terms of the president and vice president end at noon on Jan. 20, 2021. If no newly elected president […]
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