He wins when he's not campaigning
My preferred candidate is the one whose campaign platform starts with the word "REVENGE".
I haven't seen one yet, but Trump is the closest, and he is clearly more motivated than anyone else to take a sledgehammer to the overwhelming corruption that is the hallmark of the federal government.
If another candidate makes it clear that he/she intends to fire hundreds of thousands of federal employees, and investigate, prosecute, and imprison the thousands of government workers who have abandoned their jobs to naked partisanship, then I'll take a long look at that candidate.
But until then, I'll stay with Trump.
I continue to think that the majority of his support is only because 'None of the Above' isn't a ballot choice. He's an enigmatic candidate; terrible by any sane measure, yet his candidacy exposes the astounding hypocrisy of the opposition and rallies people to his cause. Until the presidential elections become about voting for a candidate who can competently lead the country, instead of exacting the most pain and outrage in the opposing party, our county is doomed to repeat this idiocy.
Yes, to be accurate, COVID did not affect anyone's lives here until 2020. It wasn't "late 2019".
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Yes, we need a Ford Falcon for the 2020's and beyond.
Our local news station had two people on Sunday. One was a professional photographer, the other was a psychologist. They spent 20 minutes analyzing his mug shot. Did he get a do-over, did he practice in front of a mirror, what he was thinking. While I was yelling at the T.V. It's a freaking mug shot. He takes the air out of everything, because they won't let it go. He's just the shiny object that they use too distract and cover, from the border being wide open, Hunter and Joe's entanglement with China, Ukraine, and Russia. The list is endless.
As the Democrats are desperate to get rid of Biden but can’t say so, the Republicans want to dump Trump, and are less coy, but just as determined. They will deny him the nomination if they see an opening to do so. I hope they do. I hope Trump then runs under the MAGA party, taking significant defections with him. A time for choosing, no? If, or when the Democrats win the White House, the benefit is the destruction of the Republican Party. That’s real progress. Then, there might even be hints of coalition politics in Congress, and even disruption roiling the Democrats. Neither party cares a whit about the law or the Constitution. Republicans are worse because they pretend to care. So let the two party system burn, and from the ashes…?
The trump base of support is definitely uplifted by his prosection viewed as persecution. We do forget and idealize making the nostalgia theory a good one. My concern is that the law ought to be metted out equally. To not enact the law in order to gain advantage would be unhealthy manipulation by the Democrat establishment. I don't like it and wish it were not happening. But this is that soul crushing rock and hard place.
Overlooked is the fact Trump received significantly more votes in 2020 than he did vs Hilary in 2016. More than Obama’s record number of votes.
So.....what? Many voters obviously agreed with Mr Kaus...He (the Donald) did something right?
The focus should be on the unmitigated disaster of the last three plus years. The only rational conclusion being...anyone but a Democrat....even Trump!
Slimy Ramaswamy can’t spell Nikki’s name. At least he didn’t call her Coco.
Thanks, Mickey! Love a little longer (than Twitter) Kausfiles pieces!
Ms. Tabarnac is correct: implementing Schedule F to clean out the Deep State is a uniquely Trumpian plan. It separates him from the entire DC swamp in both parties. His ability to win and drive an agenda strikes fear into the Democrats, hence the persecutions. What the Democrats need to do is open their primary and see if a moderate, anti-Marxist wing emerges. That's why the Biden-fronted shadow Left government doesn't want a primary.
It's good to hear from you, Mickey Kaus! Re Trump's persistence, I credit his role as the Great Man, the self-confident leader with a credible economic understanding of the Global Village, determined to fight the Hero's Journey elevated by the scale of his opposition. He allows himself much room to improvise and the results are erratic, which is how improv works. His recent interview by Larry Kudlow on Fox Business showed him at the top of his game. No need to think fast on those policies, he's advocated them for decades. Quick takes on the fly can be messier. Postings on social media are incompatible with improv because there are no second drafts, no revisions. The brilliant Mug Shot Meme shows that he can stilll get it right on the first take, so I wouldn't expect him to stay on script, much as every writer would like to rewrite him. Hopefully he'll learn from his errors, e.g. the many staff miscastings and precipitating Dobbs, but until the next true political Superhero emerges, a majority of verifiable voters have reason to stick with this one.
We always want to believe Charlie Brown ("We the people") eventually gets to kick the ball.
But neither Trump nor the GOP (Lucy) will ever change.
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