I can imagine a wonderful ironic twist to this tale, perhaps worthy of The Twilight Zone
Not to suggest that I have spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about That One Thing We Are Not Allowed to Openly Discuss on Twitter But a Lot of Us Sure Do Hope Will Happen
Trump is not just vain & self-obsessed, but openly cruel. If he had won the election, the first thing he would have posted on Twitter would be mockery of Joe Biden for being a worthless, out-of-touch geezer who deluded himself into thinking he was powerful enough to stop Trump.
America, thankfully, had other plans. So Trump is behaving every bit as detestably in defeat as he surely would have in victory.

I understand why Twitter has decided there is a line we should not cross.

But you can’t be surprised that so very much of the public feels this way.

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23 Nov
As was the case for his entire Presidency, Trump is indifferent to everything that does not directly affect HIM. And the only thing that matters to HIM is that he wants to stay President.

So he’s fighting the election results full-time. The country may as well be running itself.
Trump doesn’t have a case. He lost by 74 electoral votes. But he could’ve lost 538-0 & he would still fight the results with every waking breath, because the only thing that matters to him about being the President of the United States is being the President of the United States.
No previous President has responded to an election loss by throwing a tantrum & screaming “MINE! MINE! MINE!”, in large part because previous generations of voters were much better about weeding out infantile narcissists who only wanted the job for their own self-aggrandizement
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22 Nov
Joe Biden received 306 Electoral Votes. For Trump’s fanciful scenario to be true, it would require fraud in five separate states on a scale beyond anything that has been seen in American history.

And Republicans are willing to believe it, because Dear Leader says it’s true.
Trump has been overwhelmingly unpopular for the past four years. His public approval has never risen above 50%, except with the notoriously pro-Republican agency Rasmussen.
Let’s not forget than a Rasmussen approval of 50% or greater was considered noteworthy enough for Trump to practically throw himself a goddamned ticker-tape parade on Twitter
Read 6 tweets
20 Nov
It’s not about us “thinking this is a thing.”

It’s about his goons who are MAKING this a “thing” harassing legislators.

If we must have an Electoral College, the electors should be legally required to respect the will of the people.
The GOP has long supported the Electoral College for giving disproportionate weight to states that lean Republican.

Their reasons for supporting it have VERY RECENTLY shifted to include their ability to pressure individual states to choose electors that support their candidates.
The current GOP plan is absolutely an end-run around democratic rule.

Who cares how the people voted when the electors support Trump?

Who cares what the nation’s laws are when the Supreme Court supports Trump?

This is autocracy in the making.
Read 4 tweets
18 Nov
A Post-Mortem

- Taken as a whole, the Democratic base is extremely cautious & extremely conservative (with a lower case c)

- It’s been over 40 years since a progressive leftist was able to win a plurality of primary votes when a moderate centrist was available
- The main reason Joe Biden won the election was COVID-19. Had Democrats been required to campaign against Trump’s record up to that point (which included 20,000 documented lies, children in cages, and an impeachment by the House of Representatives) it would’ve been a dead heat.
- Most Democrats, regrettably, hate to fight. Too many Democrats have convinced themselves that refusing to do so makes them appear virtuous. Hell, the most successful attack ads against Trump came from the anti-Trump Republicans in the Lincoln Project.
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18 Nov
Hard fucking pass.

When Democrats are the slightest bit merciful to Republicans, we are rewarded with a slap in the face and a boot on the neck.

Let’s try giving the bastard what he deserves, and see how that goes. For once.
I mean, just follow the events of the last 10 days. Look at who Donald Trump is, and what he thinks of us.

He has utter contempt for our democracy, our republic, and our voters. Nothing matters to him unless HE WINS. If that doesn’t happen, Trump will destroy whatever he can.
I’m sure Michael Conway is trolling us, and I do I feel a bit suckered by taking the bait.

But how fucking DAFT would any of us have to be to worry about “dividing the country further” after watching Trump, McConnell, & the rest of the GOP dance on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s grave?
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29 Oct
Have you ever talked to a Trump supporter
I sincerely hope that Joe Biden will win the election and be inaugurated in January. But Trump’s base isn’t going to just go away.

They will still disregard everything the mainstream media tells them, and invent their own fanciful stories about Biden, Harris, and AOC.
As Trump’s base has repeatedly demonstrated, they are entirely untethered by reality. They will soldier on with memories of a nation under the firm grip of Dear Leader, a selfless idealist who sacrificed all to make America great again. If only the Deep State hadn’t stopped him!
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