Archive for November, 2020

The Trump Reich Falls….

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

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….and its supporters are rounded up by the Republican establishment

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As the Trump re-election effort is collapsing, events are happening quickly:

  • From his  bunker in the White House, Donald Trump has declared “the German people deserve their defeat as they have not tried hard enough to support me and the cause.” Afterwards, he clarified he meant the American people and admitted he was having a Shirley MacLaine moment going back 75 years more than he meant to.
  • With the Republican establishment regaining control of the party,  Trump supporters are being rounded up and sent to Ideology Re-Education Camps where they will listen endlessly to recorded speeches by Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and the late John McCain and George Herbert Walker (“Un-Dukakis”) Bush.
  • The New York Times editorial board is reminding everyone that they were right about Trump all along and this is further reason to have voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016…..and never, ever, Richard Nixon.
  • MSNBC is apoplectic and while agreeing with The New York Times editorial board, they want a re-count, in the spirit of Al Gore, to keep Mr. Trump in office or they will lose 47 years of material for their shows.

Führer Trump’s reich didn’t reach 8 years, let alone 1,000
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  • Bob Michel, former and deceased Republican congressional leader who was happy to have his party in the minority during his reign in the 1980s and 1990s, has been unearthed and named the Republican National Committee’s chairman. He has vowed to bring “civility” back to Republicans in contrast to Trump and his “angry mobs.” He also reminded everyone that being the majority party is over-rated.
  • Related, the Republican National Committee has announced that their new slogan is “Love Biden; he’s not Trump.”
  • The leadership at the New Jersey Education Association asserts that the fall of Trump shows how wrong former Governor Chris Christie’s policies are. When pressed, they could not elaborate.
  • Russian president Vladimir Putin has offered Trump a ministerial position in his government as he says he likes his “thorough approach towards his adversaries.”
  • When asked for reaction to the Trump implosion, the aging and occasionally confused Bill Clinton declared “I DIDN’T TOUCH HER!!” Hillary Clinton vehemently affirmed such statement and asserted whoever “she” is, nonetheless, is a bimbo. Hearing this, Joe Biden thought it was about him and fretted until he was escorted to his nap.
  • A group of Liberals in congress led by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer called for a Trump Tax as compensation for having to endure his administration and, former President Obama, who agreed but forgetting he was no longer in office, said he would enact such by an executive order if the Republicans would not go along.
  • Former NFL star Brett Favre said that he is considering coming out of retirement and replacing Trump until he realized politics is not like the NFL, and is a far harder contact sport that the NFL.

Sic semper tyrannis

-I.M. Windee

Veteran’s Day: President Lincoln Weighs In

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

The following, published here every Memorial Day weekend and Veteran’s Day, is a letter from President Lincoln sent to a mother whose sons died in the Civil War for the Union cause

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President Lincoln realized that sacrifice must be made to preserve the republic

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Executive Mansion,
Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.

Dear Madam,

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

A. Lincoln

Biden vs. Trump: Closing Arguments

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

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A choice between 4 more years of chaotic but overall substantively good governance or a return to the Obama economic stagnation

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Tomorrow ends, at least for voter participation, the 2020 election.

And none too soon.

The choice is not the easiest and no one, except blind partisans, can be faulted for their votes.

Donald Trump: Who He Is and What He Stands For - The New York Times  What to Watch: Joe Biden Speaks for Himself - The New York Times

Voters have a choice: chaos but relative economic success or Presidential calm but economic stagnation

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President Trump offers unconventional, and un-Presidential, chaos and decorum but economic policies that clearly benefit the middle class more than his opponent.  The U.S. economy was doing far better in the pre-Covid period under Trump than anytime while Biden and Obama were running the show.

The talk of Trump’s 2017 tax cuts causing increased federal budget deficits is disingenuous, and not true, especially as the same mob was happy with higher deficits that ObamaCare created. With them, some (their) deficits are good, others (Republican) bad.

Mr. Biden clearly has a more Presidential aura. But he only offers a re-visit of the Obama economic stagnation years, which the well-to-do can afford but middle class cannot. And with the radical turn the Democrat party has taken, socialism is not an inaccurate term for the agenda of what his administration, as run by others, would be.

Regardless of whether Trump wins tomorrow (or in the coming weeks), the great tragedy is that this election had to be close, and perhaps a loss for the incumbent.

Mr. Trump, an unorthodox politician to say the least, did some great things, from de-regulation to tax cuts to federal court nominations.

But as he is so aware of, it’s all about marketing.

And for all too many, he has mis-marketed himself.

-I.M. Windee