January 6, 2020

So busy.

99 comments:

mccullough said...

Nancy Pelosi screaming: I’m relevant, I’m relevant.

Dave Begley said...

Cue Wag the Dog comments.

TJM said...

Dave Begley,

Here is one response:

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

BADuBois said...

Sad!!!

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Adam Schitt is digging for more! He's got more bullshit and insider D-blowers.

Michael K said...

The day is coming soon when they have to decide. Tomorrow is the day when the Senate reconvenes, I believe.

Kevin said...

Trump: Grabbing the world by the pussy.

Dems: Grasping for straws, which harm the environment.

Kevin said...

Trump would like to have a lengthy trial and defend himself, but he's rather busy at this time.

Unfortunately, he will have to settle for dismissal of all charges.

Sad!

narciso said...

and as twain said 'your lives and your property, are no longer safe'

traditionalguy said...

Rumor has it that Trump has decided on his defense spokesmen for the Senate Trial and Ricky Gervais will be making the opening speech.

Howard said...

He has preemptively blunted wag the dog and is actively trolling with it.

Mattman26 said...

“To be spending time on this political Hoax at this moment in our history, when I am so busy, is sad!“

The messaging is pitch perfect.

Wince said...

So busy.

"Do you have any idea how fucking busy I am?"

NSFW

Quaestor said...

I'm relavant. I'm relevant.

Quaestor said...

This seems relevant.

Rory said...

The impeachment's the tail, the coup attempt is the dog.

traditionalguy said...

Many have noticed that DJT's tweets are suddenly few and far between. But that is probably because he has already won it all. And the first rule of Trial lawyering is that. " After you have won, Sit down and shut up." (Quoting myself)

tim maguire said...

Trump has a rich vein to mine--look at all his successes, imagine how much more he could have done for the country if not for all this time wasting hokum the Democrats have thrust upon him.

Chuck said...

What is Trump so "busy" with? That's a serious question. Infrastructure? Health care reform? Prescription drug legislation? What exactly is he doing?

Trump went to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on:
December 21
December 22
December 23
December 24
December 26
December 27
December 28
December 29
December 30
December 31
January 1
January 2
January 4
January 5

In the last two weeks, he's been at his golf club every day except Christmas Day and on January 3 when he went to Miami to do a speech for "those fucking evangelicals." Golf is confirmed for three of those days. Almost every one of the listed days, Trump is at his club for four hours or more.

https://trumpgolfcount.com/displayoutings

Francisco D said...

It looks like Chuckles is a Trump stalker.

There was a time that I was genuinely worried that he was an Althouse stalker.

Hmmm ...

Two-eyed Jack said...

Well, that was predictable.

readering said...

The logical time for the trial is next month when USSC out of session until final week.

Beasts of England said...

I’m not sure which is more comically disturbing: a website that tracks Trump’s golf outings or that Chuck knows about it.

gilbar said...

Serious Question (not related to Trump, at all)

How Come Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear were SO STUPID, as to Not Realize that Br'er Rabbit was "born and bred in a Br'er patch"???

it's not like they were City-slicker Fox and Carpetbagger Bear; they were Br'er Fox & Br'er Bear;
They're from the Br'er patch too! What gives?

Breezy said...

Heh - Trump must’ve been upset he had to take time away from golf to plan and take out the worlds worst terrorist.

gilbar said...

What exactly is he doing?

Maybe he's Practicing; on account of because, he'd hear some middle class nobody wanted to play him a round of golf... For a Million Dollars?

Inga said...

Ah yes, here it comes. Trump is too “busy” to be bothered with this impeachment’s stuff. Wag the Dog. Trump starting wars to deflect from his crimes and corruption, um... who is surprised? Not more than half of America.

rcocean said...

Trump does more before 5 AM, then Pelosi does all day. He's been our most hard-working President in years. The Leftist/MSM always run the same play. When an R is in office, they constantly harp on Reagan going to his Ranch, Bush going to HIS Ranch, and Trump going to his Golf Courses. But somehow clinton and Obama going on vacation was NEVER a problem.

Even talking about this is BORING.

Inga said...

And any of you Trump cultists who try to deflect from the very obvious Wag the Dog scenario by predicting the mention of the Wag the Dog comments are just so predictable. It is what it is.

MountainMan said...

Well, if Trump was playing golf all those days he sure got a lot done. I guess some people commenting on here don't play golf. I used to play. A lot of serious business can take place on a golf course if you are playing with the right people. And it's surprisingly private. He also has a phone, so it's not like he is out of touch. It's also on his own course. I had no idea there was a website tracking his golf outings. That is really pathetic. Obama played a lot, too. But Trump is playing on his on course and, also unlike Obama, I understand he can really play. And it keeps him in shape. My former physician once told me, when I was still playing, that her healthiest male patients were all golfers.

Steven said...

You'd think, if Trump were guilty of crimes, the FBI, a special prosecutor's office, or the House could actually find an actual crime with actual defined-in-law elements to actually accuse him of. But then, that's why you're not a member of the super-smart ultra-elite, like Inga.

Oh, and I see life-long Republican Chuck is worried about the traditional Republican priorities -- infrastructure, health care reform, and prescription drug legislation.

Ken B said...

It’s a good thing Trump is golfing. He can discuss in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s absurd to prefer a leader who loads up his schedule with minutiae so that he is stressed and harried. But that's the evident desire of those bitching about golf.

traditionalguy said...

I blame alcohol. Because our President totally fails to drink...no beer...no wine...no brandy...no Jack Daniels, the man spends all of his drinking time tricking us Americans by doing everything right like he promised.

Everything done right by the wrong man. There ought to be a law. So the Deep State and its Media Division just makes one up.

Ken B said...

I wonder if Chuck has ever golfed. Golf is mostly driving in a cart, talking.

Qwinn said...

Why would Trump do his job anywhere else but his golf course? It's likely the place least likely that he'll be spied on. And he knows that even with ironclad evidence that he was spied on, there will be cretinous worms like Chuck around to defend and justify the spying ("it wasn't a 'wiretap' so Trump lied! hurk hurk hurk!").

Inga said...

‘...tricking us Americans by doing everything right like he promised.’

Didn’t he promise not to get us into any more foreign wars and to draw down troops out of the Mideast instead of increase troop numbers?

Beasts of England said...

’I wonder if Chuck has ever golfed.’

You missed the great Driving Distance Scandal from Chuck. Don’t worry, he’ll be along any moment to give you all the details and demand that Trump be hauled in front of Congress - under oath!! - to explain himself.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Inga,
"wag the dog" is a ridiculous stretch when the impeachment process has actually helped Trump significantly politically, AND when it is the Democrats that are stalling the process.

But you obviously have your marching orders ...

Inga said...

‘...wag the dog" is a ridiculous stretch when the impeachment process has actually helped Trump significantly politically, AND when it is the Democrats that are stalling the process.’

With who? Trump cultists, that’s who. Not with more than half of America.

Francisco D said...

But you obviously have your marching orders ...

Good observation. Inga has memorized her marching orders.

Right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, uh ...

Chuck said...

Ken B said...
It’s a good thing Trump is golfing. He can discuss in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s absurd to prefer a leader who loads up his schedule with minutiae so that he is stressed and harried. But that's the evident desire of those bitching about golf.


It would be so easy to agree with you. But the one person who can't say what you just wrote about presidential golfing is Donald Trump, after his litany of complaints about Obama golfing.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/how-much-time-trump-spending-trump-properties-n753366

Butkus51 said...

"What is Trump so "busy" with? That's a serious question. Infrastructure? Health care reform? Prescription drug legislation? What exactly is he doing?"

He was calling Obama for advice. Then did the opposite.

Sam L. said...

The Dems are playing dumb, and will earn Oscars for that.

narayanan said...

Chuck said...

Ken B said...
It’s a good thing Trump is golfing. He can discuss in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s absurd to prefer a leader who loads up his schedule with minutiae so that he is stressed and harried. But that's the evident desire of those bitching about golf.


It would be so easy to agree with you. But the one person who can't say what you just wrote about presidential golfing is Donald Trump, after his litany of complaints about Obama golfing.
_____++++++

Chuck >>> you got him good. oh boy.

I notice on the golf tracking site they don't show cost of Obama outings from GAO >>> why is that?

Chuck said...

I notice on the golf tracking site they don't show cost of Obama outings from GAO >>> why is that?


I don't know. That would be a question for the website.

But there are three very large and obvious things. First is the fact that none of the federal spending (costs for Secret Service facilities, etc.) flowed back to Obama. Obama didn't own any of the golf courses where he played. Obama wasn't essentially billing the Secret Service and other staff for food, lodging, drink, golf carts, etc. To the tune of millions.

Second is the fact that Obama played less golf than Trump. A lot less golf. That might not be important -- I am unaware of any numerical limit on rounds of Presidential golf -- but for item #3.

And so #3 is the fact that Trump went crazy when Obama was president, talking about how much golf Obama played, and how as president he (Trump) would never leave the White House "because [he'd] be working [his] ass off, making great deals..."

traditionalguy said...

Yes,Inga he did promise to end our being trapped into the perpetual middle eastern land Wars. Just open your eyes and watch as he does it by using Space War. The future proves the past, as someone says about Q+.

Rosalyn C. said...

Golf courses are like nature parks, without the weird trails filled with maniac dirt bikers and vagrants. The landscaping on courses is a very elevating environment. Yes, because he is spending time in the magnificence of nature, Trump is being infused with the healing energies of Mother Earth. He needs that to counteract the toxic environment of DC and politics. I'm glad he's doing that self care.

Qwinn said...

I'm willing to bet that when Trump said he'd work in the White House, he didn't know that he'd be dealing with getting spied on 24/7 by coup plotters planted by Obama.

Qwinn said...

And so far he HAS been making great deals. Unlike any of his recent predecessors. I'm supposed to whinge because he didn't make those deals in the wiretapped office environment he thought he'd be able to? GFY.

Darrell said...


Donald J. Trump
December 31, 2019 at 4:15 PM ·
The Fake News said I played golf today, and I did NOT! I had meeting in various locations, while closely monitoring the U.S. Embassy situation in Iraq, which I am still doing. The Corrupt Lamestream Media knew this but, not surprisingly, failed to report or correct!


Presidential golf reports are as accurate as Presidential approval and voting polls.

Drago said...

Banned Commenter LLR-lefty Chuck: "And so #3 is the fact that Trump went crazy when Obama...."

LOLOLOLOL

My fellow Althousians, just let that comment from deranged and Banned Commenter LLR-lefty Chuck of pecan pie conspiracy and racist post fame sink in and marinate in the extraordinary irony.....

Leland said...

I hear Pelosi wants a bill on the War Powers Act to restrict Trump's use of military force. Finally. One of my reasons for voting for Trump was that if he was such a threat to the US; then Congress might curtail the powers of the President whenever they grabbed their pen and phone. Up until now, the UniParty opted for Impeachment rather than rolling back regulatory authority they gave to the White House. I guess once they learned Impeachment is an unpopular tool; they are deciding to use routine Congressional power.

Achilles said...

Why would Trump inform traitors what our military is doing?

Curious George said...

"Cuck said: And so #3 is the fact that Trump went crazy when Obama was president, talking about how much golf Obama played, and how as president he (Trump) would never leave the White House "because [he'd] be working [his] ass off, making great deals..."

Chuckles, when you're getting shit done for the American people no one care if you play some golf.

Also, golf is only part of what Obama was doing. Martha's Vineyard, Hawaii, etc.

Achilles said...

Chuck said...
What is Trump so "busy" with? That's a serious question. Infrastructure? Health care reform? Prescription drug legislation? What exactly is he doing?

Showing the world how much better at dealing with embassy attacks he is than Obama and Clinton and Biden are.

It has been an embarrassing week for you and your Democrat allies.

narciso said...

there already is a war powers act, however we're getting to the Andrew Jackson, 'mr marshall now enforce the decision,'

as I pointed out in a few days, he's done what 16 years in Iraq have not, who would be the point of the spear here, the squadron commander at al udeid, the centcom chief,

narayanan said...

Wait - how is the website tracking Trump Golf outings?

did they WIRETAP HIS FITBIT?

did we not just talk about such nefarious acts yesterday!

Drago said...

Darrell: "Presidential golf reports are as accurate as Presidential approval and voting polls."

And as accurate as anything FakeCon LLR-lefties post on blog sites.

Drago said...

Here's another one for our pro-Soleimani LLR-lefty Chuck:

By Jim McElhatton - The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"Landlord Joe Biden: Secret Service signs new deal on rental property"

"Landlord Joe Biden will keep collecting rent checks from the agency that protects his life thanks to another contract extension that allows Secret Service agents to continue staying in a cottage on his Delaware property.

The latest extension, signed on May 6, boosts the overall value of the contract to more than $100,000 since the agency first started paying Mr. Biden a few years ago.

The arrangement, first reported by The Washington Times, puts Mr. Biden in the unusual position of being both a sitting vice president and a vendor for the federal government at the same time."

Drago said...

You know, interesting that LLR-lefty Chuck's recent ragin' around over Secret Service agents paying for their accommodations never got a single mention from LLR-lefty Chuck during the entirety of obama (LLR praise his name) "magnificent" Presidency.

LLR-lefty Chuck, can you explain how you can be so hyper-angry at Trump for Secret Service agents paying for their accommodations at Trump facilities yet neglected mentioning even one word about Biden acting as a government vendor and receiving Secret Service rent payments for over 8 years?

LOL

We actually don't need an explanation. We already know the reason!


Leland said...

there already is a war powers acthe's done what 16 years in Iraq have not

I keep wondering how Pelosi thinks she is going to thread her needle. Is she going to restrict the US DoD and State from spending funds in the Arabian Gulf area? After all, there was intel that the Iraqi militia commander recently involved in attacking the US embassy was planning another attack. That commander was killed along side the Iranian on Iraqi soil. So let's substitute, what if the Embassy in Tripoli was attacked? Should the President not respond militarily to protect US personnel in the region without first informing Congress? I know it is what Hillary and Obama would do, but if members of the State Department knew this was now law; then would they take the assignments in those areas?

BUMBLE BEE said...

Ironic isn't it? Trump out "playing golf" gets the #1 bad guy in the world dead. The dumbocrats "working round the clock feverishly" to nail Trump got nuthin! Heh Heh.
That's Entertainment!

Michael K said...

Even Farmer might approve of this maneuver.

It might well be that Trump did a rope a dope with Iraq, maneuvering them into requesting withdrawal. The US just announced that it is "repositioning forces in deference to the "Republic of Iraq."

Leaving ?

gadfly said...

@Ken B said...
I wonder if Chuck has ever golfed. Golf is mostly driving in a cart, talking.

Talking about what important stuff? His spending over $100M of taxpayer money in golf vacations in three years with most of the money money finding its way to private Trump-owned facilities? One-half million dollars went to golf cart rentals.

Chuck said...

Darrell said...

"Donald J. Trump
December 31, 2019 at 4:15 PM ·
The Fake News said I played golf today, and I did NOT! I had meeting in various locations, while closely monitoring the U.S. Embassy situation in Iraq, which I am still doing. The Corrupt Lamestream Media knew this but, not surprisingly, failed to report or correct!"

Presidential golf reports are as accurate as Presidential approval and voting polls.


Trump does that frequently. He claims that a monolithic "media" gets something wrong in covering him. But he rarely specifies what it is he is talking about.

So the Trump golf tracker website got it right. On December 31, Trump went to his golf club for 49 minutes. They reported his entry and exit times.

Politico also reported on Trump's activities for the day;

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/31/trump-does-new-years-eve-his-way-091753

And Politico reported that "Trump eschewed golf for the day."

The New York Times reported that Trump had visited his club -- which was true -- but did not report that Trump had played golf.

I did find one wierd place called "PoliticsUSA.com" which got it wrong, and falsely reported that Trump played golf on the 31st.

DailyKos correctly reported that Trump did not play golf on the 31st, although he had gone to his golf club for 45 minutes-plus. What Kos reported further is that it appeared that while Trump had intended to play golf, a consult with aides convinced him to go back to Mar-A-Lago while the Baghdad embassy was under threat from militia/protesters. Because Trump was not only acutely aware of the Benghazi embassy history, and had complained about Obama's handling of it. In any event, they did not incorrectly report that Trump played golf.

Finally, RedState.com collected a bunch of random Tweets in which the authors made presumptions that Trump was golfing while the Baghdad embassy was under attack. They were all jumping to conclusions after it had been accurately reported mid-morning that Trump had arrived at his golf club. They presumed that if Trump was at his golf club, he'd be playing golf. But RedState didn't expose any mainstream media reports that got it wrong. Only a bunch of Twitter users whom I had never heard of before.

Again, I want to emphasize that the Trump golf tracker website had Trump's arrival and departure time at Trump National West Palm Beach exactly right.

Michael K said...

One-half million dollars went to golf cart rentals.

You know this how ? For Christ's ake! He owns the course and donates his salary you dope.

Jim at said...

And any of you Trump cultists who try to deflect from the very obvious Wag the Dog scenario by predicting the mention of the Wag the Dog comments are just so predictable. It is what it is.

As I posted yesterday, it takes a special kind of stupid to believe Iranians can attack our embassy in Iraq - and our intelligence agencies manage to track Soleimani to Baghdad International - just so Trump can drone kill him in order to 'wag the dog' on the impeachment papers that have been sitting in the House for more than two weeks.

And you are just that special kind of stupid.

Drago said...

LLR-lefty Chuck pulls in his little lefty mini-me gadfly and hilarity ensues!

Trumps re-election is going to be even better than 2016!

Michael K said...

Trump takes out the Iran chief of terror, then the US announces it is leaving Iraq and you idiots want to talk about golf.

Trump is so lucky in his enemies.

Birkel said...

I claim the racist fopdoodle presents the monolithic view of the MSM quite well.
Liars gonna lie.

Drago said...

Jim at: "And you are just that special kind of stupid."

Reading Inga and LLR-lefty Chuck and the child gadly, you get a very good sense of not just their invincible ignorance, but also a look at the mental instability of the left.

I am reminded of W Bush's reelection where the LLR-lefty Chucks at Democrat Underground had such a meltdown that they had to close the site and after that the loonies there started asking each other what meds they were on and thats when the curtain went up on the most chemically whacked out crew of nutjobs you ever saw.

It took about 12 hours before those rocket scientists understood that they had displayed to the world their literal insanity.

Whammo! Site shut down again!!

Very similar to LLR-lefty Chuck's and Admiral Inga's meltdowns that led to them being banned.

Achilles said...

Aftermath of the consulate attack:

Day 1: This is Trump’s Benghazi!

Day 2: War Crimes rash bombing starting war with Iran!

Day 3: Trump plays too much golf!

Seriously just terrible people.

Drago said...

Achilles: Aftermath of the consulate attack:

Day 1: This is Trump’s Benghazi!

Day 2: War Crimes rash bombing starting war with Iran!

Day 3: Trump plays too much golf!

Seriously just terrible people."

Correction!

Day 1 also included, and remember LLR-lefty Chuck's MSM heroes were not joking, ...

Trump ate meat loaf and ice cream the day of the attack!!!

That was a top story for awhile.

These cats are going to completely lose it at Trumps second inaugural address.

narciso said...

they were promised high crimes, and all they got was this t shirt, just like deutsche Citibank and chase recipients buttigeg and harris (really I can't make this up) bloviate about campaign finace,,

Gk1 said...

I wonder if anyone has developed an ice cream tracker for the Trump presidency yet? That way we, the american taxpayers, can understand at a glance, what ratio of ice cream scoops Trump has vs. someone at the same engagement. Like most americans I was alarmed and somewhat taken aback 3 years ago when it was determined Trump has 2 scoops while others only got one scoop. :-(

Chuck said...

Hey, bad news for all of the most bloodthirsty members of the Trump Cult. Your feverish wish that the U.S. military target sites of cultural importance to the Iranians has been shot down (like, say, with a Hellfire missile from an MQ-9 Reaper) by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/06/politics/esper-iran-cultural-sites-trump/index.html

All that remains now is the imperative to closely and repeatedly pepper Trump himself with embarrassing questions about what the fuck was he thinking when he was trash talking about the targeting of Iranian cultural sites?

Jim at said...

You know, those precious Iranian 'cultural' sites could use some human shields, Chuck.

Drago said...

Banned Commenter LLR-lefty Chuck: "..like, say, with a Hellfire missile from an MQ-9 Reaper) ..."

LOL

Ever notice how often LLR-lefty Chuck slings around military terms as if he were some sort of battle-scarred combat vet?

It reminds me of his tortured and endless description of how he once briefly considered joining the military but different because, and I am not joking here, "no draft".

LOL

You just give LLR-lefty Chuck enough rope and he starts exposing all sorts of interesting mental issues.

Drago said...

LLR-lefty Chuck: "Hey, bad news for all of the most bloodthirsty members of the Trump Cult."

Someone mentioned the other day that LLR-lefty Chuck's posts have become indistinguishable in tone, content and style from Admiral Ingas.

I would have to agree with that though I must say it comes as no revelation that leftist partisans sound the same.

Swede said...

Pelosi and Schumer are just mad because they found out about the terrorists being killed the same time I did.

I hope the whole Senate thing lasts 2 minutes.

Any actual crimes? No.

Vote. Acquit. Adjourn.

narciso said...

kind of like this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKtjBqJ4NxA

Fandor said...

CHUCK..WGAF!

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

For him it feels busy. Because he has no idea what a president's supposed to do.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Drago, Achilles and Stephen do an excellent job reminding Chuck (and everyone here) that voting for a Republican is not a task fit for a rational voter. It's an eternal blood-loyalty oath. Like joining the mafia or signing up for you know who.

Thanks for laying out the particulars, guys! Helps us to understand what you're really about.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Chuck has committed the unpardonable sin of wanting a Republican president to do something more with his time than to waste it on a golf course.

Unforgiveable! Un-Republican!

Remember that oath you took to them, Chuck!

I Callahan said...

Chuck - you’re a shell of yourself. Seriously, get help.

PPT - I don’t think you can be helped.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Who cares what you think, Callahan?

Seriously. Name a single time in the last three years (or thirty?) that someone said, let's see what this Callahan bloke thinks about such and such. We really could use his opinion on it.

Go ahead. Tell us about it.

Drago said...
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Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Name a single time in the last three years (or thirty?) that someone said, let's see what this Callahan bloke thinks about such and such. We really could use his opinion on it."

There was that kidnapping of a school bus full of kids in San Francisco that the Mayor wanted Callahan's help with. But that was more like 50 years ago.

Drago said...

So here's a couple of questions for HoaxPPT: is there a current candidate that you are supporting? (You were a Bernie guy last time and history proved you correct)

Will the dems squeeze Bernie out of it this time like they did in 2016? (taking into account the delegate allocation and convention voting rule changes)

Francisco D said...

Ritmo's shift at Mickey D's must be over.

Did you work the fryolator or did you deal with the public today?

You seem much more manic when it is the latter.

I Callahan said...

Go ahead, PPT, make my day...

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

So here's a couple of questions for HoaxPPT: is there a current candidate that you are supporting? (You were a Bernie guy last time and history proved you correct)

Correct?

I'm definitely not down with the corrupt, duopolistic, elite, nothing-to-offer establishment Dems, but the sad truth is that no one can pull them to the left and progressivism better than Trump. I'll obviously prefer to vote for any one of them due to Trump's petulance at getting the legally correct thing down pat and understanding the limits of flying by the seat of his pants - as well as putting country over planet, etc. etc. etc., but I have to give him credit for doing more for the working man than anyone else since Reagan and everyone after Reagan outsourced him.

So who can at least offer something better, to me?

I guess I'd have to say Yang. Or Tulsi Gabbard. The two that are ironically most palatable, it seems, to the right. Bernie's too old and sounds no less than a broken record than ever. And I don't like the way Warren's having to lie about funding universal access. I'm also opposed to single-payer as a mandate, but tolerate them touting it as a rallying point.

I'd defend Biden's character over Trump's, but realize he's not a leader. He's only a VP because he was the old, familiar white guy who vouched for and made Obama seem less "exotic."

The rest are basically a big yawn - including and especially the kid mayor from Indiana. The NYT had a big push for Klobuchar today and apparently the Iowans like her. But I figure if anyone's going to repeat a McGovern/Mondale-style wipe-out it would have to be another Minnesotan like her.

Will the dems squeeze Bernie out of it this time like they did in 2016? (taking into account the delegate allocation and convention voting rule changes)

I think it's going to get harder and harder for them to do that this time.

Props to Trump. He's not only got the advantages and momentum of incumbency and the economy, but more working-class creds than any of the rest. I have no idea who would beat him. I just think I like Yang and Gabbard best, but know neither one would get it. The best that can be hoped for is Warren or someone else getting the office and having them in there in an advisory or cabinet-level position with some influence.

Drago said...

"I guess I'd have to say Yang. Or Tulsi Gabbard. The two that are ironically most palatable, it seems, to the right."

I dont believe its ironic at all. I dont for a moment believe either one is a conservative in any way, but they are not insane, they are clear and coherent, they have interesting ideas that dont fit the Washington mold, etc.

I believe we are in a window where there just may be a significant political realignment coming into focus with both party's establishment working to cut that movement off at the knees.

I still cant believe they thought they could shove Hillary vs Jeb down our throats when a Trump vs Bernie race was clearly where the country was.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

True about where the race was at, and regarding that realignment, we can only hope.

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Michael K said...

One good idea Yang has had is to pay voters to vote. Of course, it would require voter ID.

gadfly said...

Trump's busyness over the Christmas and New Years holidays has involved golf - every day but two.

Rusty said...

Blogger Chuck said...
"What is Trump so "busy" with? That's a serious question. Infrastructure? Health care reform? Prescription drug legislation? What exactly is he doing?

Trump went to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on:
December 21
December 22
December 23
December 24
December 26
December 27
December 28
December 29
December 30
December 31
January 1
January 2
January 4
January 5

In the last two weeks, he's been at his golf club every day except Christmas Day and on January 3 when he went to Miami to do a speech for "those fucking evangelicals." Golf is confirmed for three of those days. Almost every one of the listed days, Trump is at his club for four hours or more.

https://trumpgolfcount.com/displayoutings"

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