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Eventually, Trump throws everyone close to him, under the bus.

In this case, Trump aide Dan Scavino, for actually trying to support Trumps original message:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/us/p ... house.html
WASHINGTON — White House officials this week have denied trying to undermine Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, for his stark analysis of the coronavirus pandemic.But Dan Scavino, the White House deputy chief of staff for communications, undercut that message by posting a cartoon mocking Dr. Fauci
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We've come to expect scurrilous behavior from the Thug-In-Charge.  But this is truly disgusting.
https://time.com/5866602/trump-white-ho ... ony-fauci/
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(WASHINGTON) — With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November.
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progressivecitizen » 13 Jul 2020, 8:22 pm » wrote: What are the Democrats doing now to ensure that the Republicans can't cry foul when Trump is decimated in the election? Isn't mail-in voting under attack? Shouldn't the Democrats be shoring up their forces on the state and local level in their election committees?
Unless Trump succumbs to coronavirus or dies of an overdose of McDonald's burgers, the certainty that he will cry foul if he loses is 100%. 

Also 100% is the certainty of of The Donald committing multiple fouls, himself, trying to make the election go his way.  Realizing this full well, the Biden campaign will not be caught flatfooted.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurk ... 4131591e00
Biden Campaign Deploys 600 Lawyers So Trump Can’t ‘Steal This Election’ 

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Biden said at a fundraiser Wednesday night that his campaign has “put together 600 lawyers” and a team of volunteers, who will “[go] into every single state to try to figure out whether chicanery is likely to take place.

”The presidential candidate said his campaign will “fight any effort to exploit the pandemic for political purposes, support the countless state and local officials working like hell to make voting safe and accessible for citizens, especially the most vulnerable, or call out local rules that don’t adequately ensure access to vote.

”Biden said more than 10,000 volunteers had already signed up to aid in the effort, and the campaign is “in the process of getting into the states in question to train them to be in a polling place.”
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Trump is successfully waging biological warfare on the American people. 
~  Discouraging face masks at his rallies (which have resulted in measurable spikes in coronavirus).
~  Refusal to encourage ALL Americans to wear face masks.
~  Denial of Federal aid in supplying protective equipment to hospital and other health care workers.
~  Insistence on prematurely opening up the economy
~  Indifference to older, more vulnerable sectors of the population
~  Encouraging Americans to inject and/or gargle with disinfectant
~  Promotion of quack drugs as a cure
~  Actively opposing medical experts advice to the public.

These actions and Trump's entire attitude in regard to COVID19, amount to biological warfare on the American people.

The proof that it has been successful is that the US has had a higher infection rate and death rate than either China or India, both with four times our population !






 
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Olivaw » 12 Jul 2020, 10:08 pm » wrote: One can’t really argue that Trump is winning any more. He was impeached. The economy is a mess. 132,000+ Americans have died from a virus that he said would miraculously disappear. The budget is out of control. People are marching in the streets. He hid in the WH bunker and used tear gas on Americans and clergy members. His poll numbers are abysmal.
 
In July, 2016, Hillary's poll numbers showed her winning handily, the same as Biden's poll numbers do now.  Favorable polls are not to be scoffed at but neither should they be trusted. 

Many people who participate in polls don't vote.  That goes double for Democrats.  And the rosier polls look for Democratic candidates, the more complacent too many Democratic voters get.  Not so much with Republicans who tend to take nothing for granted and march in lockstep.
The only suggestion that I can offer is to tell your friend is to vote. That is the best and only way to ensure an end to Trumpism.
Exactly.  No matter what his friend's state of mind, it is imperative that the guy actually votes against that which he feels most threatened.  All the fellow has to do is cast a vote for Joe Biden.
 
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Zeets2 » 12 Jul 2020, 2:15 pm » wrote: It was NOT the "one action" that Trump took, liar! 
Heh heh.  Ever look at yourself?

Any and all actions Trump took that might have abated the pandemic were because of his well-known xenephobia.  Since then, his responses have made countries like India and China, both with far higher populations, way behind the US in coronavirus.

But his multiple efforts to sabotage the need for protective equipment for doctors, nurses and other medical personell;  Combined with his pushing of antimalarial drugs which helped nothing;  Combined with the poor example he set by not wearing a mask and encouraging others not to wear them ....  All these things made the US the most infected nation on Earth.

And then there was the atrocious advice to inject disinfectant and gargle with bleach.  No wonder the US is now the world-leader in coronavirus and little else, anymore.
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Zeets2 » 12 Jul 2020, 12:39 pm » wrote: You would have been telling it to more than double that amount if Trump hadn't acted so early to stop incoming flights from China in January!  Or have you forgotten that stupid Democrats in unison immediately proclaimed him to be an over-reacting racist and xenophobic for doing so?  Had we had a demented vegetable like Biden in office at the time, he'd would still have been lip-diddling!

So, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SWIFT ACTION TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY, MR. PRESIDENT!
This one action Trump took, which was mainly because of his well known xenophobia, was not nearly enough.  Especially considering all the actions he took to CAUSE more infection and death than any  other country on Earth.

In the beginning, Trump refused to encourage the manufacturing of masks.  And denied health care workers protective equipment.

Trump continually tries to suppress the number of people getting tested for COVID19.  And he tweets and makes public statements discouraging people from getting tested.  Likewise, he discourages the wearing of masks.  He encouraged the use of anti-malaria drugs which don't do a thing.  And he told people to inject disinfectant.  

As a result of Trump's negligence and indifference, the US has the highest number of COVID19 cases in the world and the highest number of deaths. 
More cases and deaths than India, which has four times our population.  
More cases and deaths than China which also has four times our population.


 
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duck615 » 12 Jul 2020, 10:50 am » wrote: that is not proof Trump killed them... keep trying ****
There is proof.   

As a result of Trump's negligence and indifference, the US has the highest number of COVID19 cases in the world and the highest number of deaths. 
More cases and deaths than India, which has four times our population.  
More cases and deaths than China which also has four times our population.

In the beginning, Trump refused to encourage the manufacturing of masks.  And denied health care workers protective equipment.

Trump continually tries to suppress the number of people getting tested for COVID19.  And he tweets and makes public statements discouraging people from getting tested.  Likewise, he discourages the wearing of masks.  He encouraged the use of anti-malaria drugs which don't do a thing.  And he told people to inject disinfectant.  

What more proof is needed?  Oh ...  The Duck needs more proof              

 
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progressivecitizen » 09 Jul 2020, 2:28 pm » wrote: What is the value of one liberal telling another one they should be more concerned? Will it lead to political action? It won't in the case of myself and my friend. That is, his accusation that I am being too complacent doesn't have a point.
I haven't needed a pessimistic friend to galvanize me to action.  Maybe a little voice, somewhere, down deep, has been doing that.  This election season, I have already written more letters and made more contributions to Democratic causes than ever before in my life.  And to the Biden campaign.

Why?  Because of alarm at, what I see as the strong possibility of the Republicans stealing yet another election.  This time without even the pretense of legitimacy.  After four years of the corrupt influence of Trump and McConnell, Republicans, already prone to cheating, are more ready than ever to:

-  Electronically change election results. 
Supply bogus information as to voting times and places.
-  Sabotage voting machines.
-  Vandalizing voting places.
-  Intimidate voters with goons.
Spread the most heinous lies and conspiracy theories.
Release fake documents at the 11th hour.
-  Invite foreign election interference.  Not that countries like Russia need an invitation.
Voter suppression ...  Unreasonable demands for documentation.
-  Quash mail-in voting during this pandemic year.  Get rid of the US Postal Service.
Name others ...  The possibilities are endless.  (Hanging chads?)

And after 2016, I refuse to put faith in optimistic poll numbers.  Democrats must leave no stone un-turned.  We need to make every effort to TURN OUT THE VOTE.  Democrats need to devote time and energy, like never before, to win the House, Senate and Presidency.  If these things don't happen, four more years is a real possibility.

So while I don't agree with your friend that Trump is unstoppable, I do think his chances have been grossly underestimated.
 
 
 
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Cannonpointer » 11 Jul 2020, 4:03 pm » wrote: It's not just jefferson and washington the maoist mob you are a part of will turn on, child.
Maoist mob 
             The plot thickens.  Did you say "Whistling in the dark"?
Your day will come, as well.
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Cannonpointer » 09 Jul 2020, 5:19 pm » wrote: Everyone knows the democrats USED to be the racist party - the party of slavery and jim crow. Not even democrats deny this.

Many ARGUE AND BELIEVE the democrats were racist when lyndon johnson signed many of the great society give aways. Their proof is the dissolution of the black family and black economy which followed.

But I believe I have uncovered proof that the democrat party is actively committing an historical ethnic cleansing intended to erase nonwhite historical figures from the public landscape.

Aunt Jemima - a black female entrepreneur whose family was very proud of her enduring legacy - had to go. Betty Crocker gets to stay.

Uncle Ben - a successful black farmer - had to go. White redneck "The Brawny Man" gets to stay.

The native girl representing land o' lakes had to go. The white girl on sunmaid raisins gets to stay,
 
A specious, straw-man argument using a small sample of examples which contradict the larger trend.  The number of Black figures disappearing off food and soap containers are a tiny number compared with the extensive representation of Black actors in the media and particularly, TV commercials.
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/diver ... als/76279/
The statue of Frederick Douglas - black operator and the underground railroad, abolitionist, writer, orator and statesman - was torn down. Mr Clean - a white muscleman with a shaved head - gets to stay.
The example given of the tearing down of a statue of Frederick Douglas, in Rochester NY, is something virtually no Liberal or Progressive would approve of.  It was almost certainly a pure act of vandalism, completely divorced from politics.  And the claim that Douglas was replaced by "Mr Clean" is misplaced and misleading since no public statue of Mr Clean has ever existed.  Mr Clean is a fictional logo for a soap company.
Two Guns Whitecalf, the native american blackfoot chief whose likeness is the mascot for the washington redskins and whose kith and kin are proud redskins fans to this day for his having been chosen (he was also the native who replaced thomas jefferson on the american nickel) - he had to go.
Despite a lone Blackfoot chief, the team name "Washington Redskins" is opposed by most Native American groups. 

The name  "Two Guns Whitecalf" was not his given name.  It was bestowed by the Northern Pacific Railroad's publicity staff, and Mr. Whitecalf was employed by the railroad, as a paid publicity spokesman.
https://www.tampabay.com/sports/bucs/20 ... -name-now/
https://nativeheritageproject.com/2012/ ... hite-calf/
Slave owner George Washington gets to stay. Democrats have promised that HIS sins will be overlooked - his and jefferson's.
The unfortunate fact that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both slave-owners does not override their outstanding roles in the founding of our nation.  Neither does it revoke their sacrifice and patriotism in the successful effort to found our Democratic Republic.  However, their ownership of slaves should be acknowledged and examined in historical studies.
The racist democrats are at it again, doing everything in their power to remove nonwhite faces from popular culture.

Why do they hate nonwhite people?
Rubbish.  There are more people of color being represented in the media and particularly in ads, than ever before in the history of the US.
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Olivaw » 11 Jul 2020, 12:06 am » wrote:
Coolguy10013 » 10 Jul 2020, 11:14 pm » wrote: I agree, although I would think the general public would see directly through any of Barr's antics.
You’d hope so but the public didn’t see through the false allegations against Hillary. Unfortunately fake scandals can be as damaging as real scandals if the campaign fails to deflect them. Biden is going to need to be more like 2008 Obama and less like 2016 Hillary.
At least 2/3 of Americans don't know who Barr is.
https://www.govexec.com/management/2017 ... ee/134486/
 
 
 
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No surprise that you see more reality in this:



Than this:


I hope you enjoy your repetitious, internal fantasies.  An incoherent dream-world transferring itself to an endless stream of gibberish.
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If it feels like the financial industry has purchased your local newspaper, that's because it probably has. The New York Times reports :
The McClatchy family has been in journalism since 1857, when its flagship publication, The Daily Bee, chronicled the latest for residents of Sacramento in the wake of the gold rush. Now, in keeping with a trend that has placed hundreds of American news outlets in the hands of the finance industry, the McClatchy Company and its 30 newspapers are likely to end up the property of a hedge fund.
How widespread is financial industry ownership of local newspapers? So widespread that McClatchy and its 30 newspapers being purchased by a hedge fund wouldn't even make that much of a difference:
The New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital — now a media heavyweight through a subsidiary, MediaNews Group, a chain with roughly 200 newspapers — saw opportunities in distressed media properties.
Alden Global Capital's 200 newspapers doesn't even make it the biggest player on the scene:
Two of the largest newspaper chains, Gannett and GateHouse Media, merged last year into a leviathan that publishes more than 250 daily papers, including USA Today, The Detroit Free Press and The Arizona Republic. That deal was financed by a private equity fund, Apollo Global Management. The combined company, called Gannett, is controlled by another private equity fund, Fortress Investment Group, which is owned by the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank.
The results of the financial industry owning so many news outlets have been predictable: massive layoffs, less journalism, a for-profit mindset, and a less informed public.
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omh » 11 Jul 2020, 8:12 am » wrote: Mars doesn't have the same periodic table Earth does
You better believe it does Mr Gibber.


 
 
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Olivaw » 11 Jul 2020, 2:10 pm » wrote: Interesting BD. The survey is from Jan 2017 before anyone had been sworn in. I wonder if public awareness has improved since then. 

Shouldn’t surprise us, I suppose. A large percentage of people don’t understand why they should wear a mask during a pandemic.
Your conjecture might be correct.  I looked in vain, for a later dated article. 

Still, a survey showing 2/3 of the population being unable to name a single cabinet member, even if 3 years old, is sadly revealing of the American public's indifference to the government which, ultimately controls every aspect of their lives.   
 
 
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