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Thoughts on Events the Week of October 12

Posted in Uncategorized by EloiSVM42 on October 21, 2020

Trump’s campaign strategy: The president’s unsurprising near-end-of-campaign strategy is to hurl, even for him, particularly vile, vulgar, vicious personal attacks on, well, just about everybody:

Democratic leaders, of course, particularly female ones, such as House Speaker Pelosi (who terrifies him), and Michigan Governor Whitmer; but also members of his own administration, including his Attorney General, his Secretary of State and his Treasury Secretary; the scientists struggling with Covid-19, whom he called a disaster and idiots; and the media, of course, notably including Kristen Welker, who will be the moderator of the final presidential debate.

Trump gave the impression of a wounded wild animal lashing out in fear and anger, but in actuality he’s just being himself, which is about the same thing.

The debate: Since Trump was unwilling to agree to stop talking over Biden, the second presidential debate was canceled when the debate commission planned to turn off mics when one or the other candidate is talking. It was ultimately replaced by separate town hall meetings organized by the respective campaigns, to which I paid scant attention.

Another debate is scheduled for this week, and the debate commission announced plans to turn off each opponents’ mic during the others’ two-minute answer period, then open them both up thereafter. Trump won’t be able to control himself for 90 minutes of this format, even with a pocket full of Valium.

The (less than) Supremes: The Senate held hearings on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, to which I paid no attention at all. It’s Kabuki Theater, and an insult to the Constitution and the American people.

The nominee will almost surely be confirmed, unlike President Obama’s nominee, who did not even get a hearing. The way things are going there may not be a credible Supreme Court thanks in large measure to Moscow Mitch.

Another kidnapping plot: Apparently inspired by the alleged plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer, some Trump supporter threatened and plotted to kidnap Wichita, KS’s mayor over his city’s mask mandate. Where do you think these knuckle dragging mouth breathers come up with these notions? Don’t answer; it’s a rhetorical question.

Worst state: Kansas, obviously. I feel bad about this. My baby sister lives in Kansas and I’m sure it pains her that her state wins the worst state cup so frequently, even though she agrees with my conclusions. She’s more disgusted with Trump than I am.

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