That I even have to mention this is mind-boggling. Today Nancy Pelosi told her caucus that she has gotten assurances there are safeguards in place in the event President Trump wants to launch a nuclear weapon.
Let’s hope these safeguards are better than the ones protecting the joint session of Congress, including the VP, on January 6, 2021.
I’ll direct this question to a certain family member: Are you still committed to using the term “protesters” to describe these people or are you ready to apply the appropriate terms: thugs, insurrectionists, terrorists, deplorables, seditionists….?
Several GOP states determined the order of counting the votes by not allowing mail-votes to be counted until Election Day. This was by design – make it appear early that Trump was winning. Then cry foul when ALL the votes are counted.
In his efforts to disenfranchise millions of legal voters and, many of those black voters, Trump has lost virtually every legal challenge. Outside of court Trump and the GOP cried foul and fraud. In court, in front of a judge, where perjury and license censure became possible, Trump’s lawyers explicitly said “no fraud”. This is grifter’s show. Trump is laughing all the way to the bank. And you, Trump voters, have enabled him.
We have seen before our eyes an attempted coup. Literally. Had it not been for an independent judiciary, Trump and the GOP would have toppled our democracy in their quest for money and power.
Unfortunately, this is not over. The GOP is a threat to our democracy. Believe what you see.
This is not hyperbole.
To Trumpers everywhere – Trump has shown you who he is. The burning question: who are you loyal to? The United States Constitution and democracy or Donald Trump?
Some of my favorite podcasts right now are mostly political in nature. With T**** in office still, the shit show continues and it helps to listen to sane voices. One of my new favorites is The Bulwark Podcast. It’s hosted by Charlie Sykes and is, wait for it, a conservative podcast. Charlie is the kind of conservative that existed before the current GOP kowtowed to T**** and authoritarianism. He and his guests have a lot of insight from the old style Republican point of view.
Another podcast I’ve been enjoying is Battleground with David Plouffe & Steve Schmidt. David Plouffe is a Democrat and Steve Schmidt is a Republican and they’ve joined forces to create an interesting podcast with different points of view but with a similar moral core.
The last one I’ll mention today is a partisan podcast – but I just like the guys – Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor. This one is called Pod Save America.
I’ve got a ton of non-political podcasts that I enjoy but I’ll save those for another day.