Resign Rather Than Run?


Really I don't recall an earlier period with so much opposition from the president's own party. Will we be talking reelection or resignation?

  • Hundreds Of Former Bush Officials Form New Super PAC To Help Elect Joe Biden (HuffPost)
  • A Group Of Conservative Political Strategists [the Lincoln Group] Is Urging Republicans To Vote For Biden (WBEZ)
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Small Government?


Isn’t Trump a Republican? Aren’t Republicans 'sposed to be “small government”?

Threatening that you will censor an independent website based solely on orders by you as ‘commander in chief’ (link) -- that doesn't sound all that ‘small government’ to me.

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2020’s Secret Recipe


Just mix Liz’s results with Bernie’s and only then compare with Joe’s (more here).

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Public Uprising


From "Bill Barr Must Resign" by Former U.S. Dep. Attorney Gen. Donald Ayer:

“Bill Barr’s America is not a place that anyone, including Trump voters, should want to go,” he continued. “It is a banana republic where all are subject to the whims of a dictatorial president and his henchmen. To prevent that, we need a public uprising demanding that Bill Barr resign immediately, or failing that, be impeached.”

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Media’s Out-of-Focus Focus


We’re only a couple hours away from actual election results in New Hampshire so speculation might seem as unnecessary as premature. That said, my general impression at least for the past few days is that the focus is on Bernie, Buttigieg and Klobuchar (for some reason) while ignoring or downplaying Elizabeth Warren. You hear this on radio, you hear and see this on tv. Even in newspapers and even in articles focusing on Warren (here’s an example from NYT), the best they can say is,

“... [S]ome veterans of losing campaigns wonder if her best 2020 moments have passed.”

So I guess the Media consensus is, it’s ‘Liz the Write-off’. (Hope not.)

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Step by Step, Drop by Drop ...


So (highly blacked out) emails have been released to the Center for Public Integrity indicating involvement by the Trump administration in halting funds to Ukraine.

I wasn't that old when Nixon was impeached but I do recall it was a slow, graduated process, where more and more details continued to come out. That's what I think we're witnessing here as well.

Update (12/29/2019): Drip, Drip, Drip... Incredible article in today's New York Times, "Behind the Ukraine Aid Freeze: 84 Days of Conflict and Confusion" (link).

Update (1/27/2020): Drip, Drip, Drip... New York Times again, "Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says" (link).

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Wrong Side of History


Yee Gads, these people have the world upside down. The British election results -- Boris Johnson and all -- aren't a model for our own election next year. Rather they're a reflection to a certain extent of what happened here in 2016. In both cases, the wrong guy won. That's not going to happen next year.

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Warren Town Hall (Chicago)


Warren town hall rally at the Broadway Armory. First picture is of Warren speaking to the crowd and the second picture is part of the crowd.

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