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  #2524212 16-Jul-2020 16:14
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quickymart:  I can't believe that now Trump is blaming everyone else for his poor coronavirus management.

 

 

I can. This is exactly how Trumpy operates.

 



 





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  #2524223 16-Jul-2020 16:33
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The Washington Post - Trump replaces campaign manager as polls show him trailing Biden in presidential race

 

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President Trump announced Wednesday night that he is replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with longtime political aide Bill Stepien as recent polls show him falling further behind Joe Biden in the presidential race amid a spreading pandemic that has devastated the economy. ...

 

Parscale has been marginalized in the campaign for several weeks, officials said, with Trump angry about a botched rally in Oklahoma, where far fewer people attended than expected, and his lagging poll numbers.  ...

 



 

Executive Summary:

 

Trump is "perfect' and incapable of error.
Therefore it is all his campaign manager's fault.





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  #2524233 16-Jul-2020 17:03
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Nice to see the US Republican party taking the virus seriously :)

New York Times: Headed to the Convention? Not I, More Republicans Are Saying

Senators Roy Blunt of Missouri and Pat Roberts of Kansas are planning to skip the Republican National Convention next month as the host state of Florida deals with the biggest outbreak of coronavirus cases in the nation.

Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart and Francis Rooney of Florida are sticking with their plans not to attend, even though the convention is now in their home state.

Marco Rubio, Florida’s senior senator, has not committed to attending. Neither has John Thune of South Dakota, the second-ranking Senate Republican, or Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-ranking House Republican.

As new cases surge in Florida, including 15,300 reported on Sunday, more Republicans are taking a wait-and-see approach to the event, or deciding to skip it all together. The G.O.P., which moved the convention to Jacksonville from Charlotte, N.C., after balking at health precautions there, now finds itself locked into a state with a far bigger virus problem, and planning an event whose attendance is waning as the pandemic escalates.

“Everybody just assumes no one is going,” said Representative Darin LaHood of Illinois, an honorary state co-chairman for the Trump campaign.

Mr. LaHood was one of eight House members — from Illinois, New York, Arizona, Indiana and Michigan — who told The New York Times they did not plan to attend, joining party veterans like Senators Charles E. Grassley, Lamar Alexander and Susan Collins who have already said they will skip the event.

President Trump, in the meantime, may not get the restriction-free celebration he yearns for after all. The city of Jacksonville is requiring facial coverings in any public space where social distancing is not possible.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/us/politics/florida-virus-republican-convention.html

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  #2524237 16-Jul-2020 17:29
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Best republican excuse not to attend Republican convention from Senator Pat Roberts:

"Well, I have some things to do in Kansas that I got to do and unfortunately I didn't know what was canceled and what was not and whatever, and so I will probably not be"

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  #2524239 16-Jul-2020 17:32
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kingdragonfly: Headed to the Convention? Not I, More Republicans Are Saying

 

 

In other words "Do as I say, not as I do".

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  #2524242 16-Jul-2020 17:40
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The Washington Post - Trump replaces campaign manager as polls show him trailing Biden in presidential race



From the Daily Wire:

"1. Anyone Trump fires becomes a hero of the Left.

2. Trump fires himself

3. Becomes Left's hero

4. Runs against himself in 2020

5. Wins"

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  #2524263 16-Jul-2020 18:12
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  #2524290 16-Jul-2020 18:47
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Ivanka's Goya Support, Mary Trump's New Book

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A photo of Ivanka Trump with a can of Goya beans raises ethics concerns, Mary Trump releases her tell-all book, and Jeff Sessions loses his bid to reclaim his Alabama Senate seat.


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  #2524698 17-Jul-2020 13:26
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The Washington Post - Anthony Fauci built a truce. Trump is destroying it.

 

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"Where’s Fauci?”

 

It has been one of the many nagging worries of 2020: 

 

Is the famous immunologist still on the case? (Yes, but he is so busy he can barely make time to talk.) 

Is he about to get fired? (Almost always and probably never, but we’re going through another round of White House scapegoating right now.) 

Is he still speaking with the president? (He is, but their interactions have become fewer and further between.) ...

 

The unbridled acrimony matters for science.

 

There’s so much extremism in things right now, it makes it very difficult,” says Fauci.
Whenever you want to be completely transparent about science and what it means, you have people who almost take that as an affront against them.” ...

 



 





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  #2524816 17-Jul-2020 15:45
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Seems jarring to me seeing these disasters being depicted in cartoons.


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  #2524909 17-Jul-2020 18:36
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I think a lot of people are just so used to the crap Trump pulls now on a daily basis, they're kind of immune? to it, if that makes sense.


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  #2524910 17-Jul-2020 18:37
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linw:

Seems jarring to me seeing these disasters being depicted in cartoons.

 

 

Trump you mean? I think it's kinda expected.

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  #2524914 17-Jul-2020 18:45
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New Tork Times: Why Does America Have Old Leaders?

The age of elected leaders in other wealthy democracies is falling, not rising.

The American presidency is starting to feel like a gerontocracy.

Donald Trump, who turned 74 in June, entered office as the oldest president ever inaugurated. If he wins re-election and completes a second term, he will become the oldest American to leave the presidency as well.

If November instead favors Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, Mr. Biden will become the oldest-ever president at 78.

This looming septuagenarian slugfest has helped make America’s aging political leadership a campaign issue, with both candidates attacking the other’s health and mental fitness.

But what’s been largely overlooked in this domestic debate over age is how America’s graying presidency sets it apart from its peers. In many of the world’s longest-lasting democracies and most advanced economies, the age of elected leaders is falling, not rising. And while Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden are unprecedentedly old in an American context, national leaders their age are also practically unheard of across the modern history of other major democracies.

Since 1950, the average age of heads of government in the three dozen member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has steadily declined, from above 60 years old to around 54 today. The average O.E.C.D. national leader is now two decades younger than Mr. Trump — and almost a quarter century younger than Mr. Biden.

American presidents have been out of step with other rich democracies before. And beyond the United States, Chile and Israel are also currently led by men over 70. But no U.S. president has ever been further from the O.E.C.D. average than Mr. Trump. If elected, Mr. Biden would further widen that gulf.

And it isn’t just the American presidency that’s gone gray. The average age of Congress has trended upward for decades. Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, is 80; Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is 78. The Supreme Court’s nine justices average above 67. Mr. Trump’s cabinet averages over 60, among the oldest in the O.E.C.D.

What explains America’s aging leadership? A tidy, all-encompassing answer is unlikely, but experts offered three theories.

Demographics suggest one possible explanation. Many older leaders belong to the Baby Boom generation, comprising Americans born between 1946 and 1964. For several years after World War II, American boomers dwarfed contemporary generations in other countries.

...Older Americans’ political power could also stem from how generations interact. Boomers were more politically engaged

...The way countries select their leaders offers a third possibility. In most O.E.C.D. countries, the head of government is a prime minister chosen by fellow lawmakers in the national legislature. Because party members pick their leaders, and can recall them at will, parliamentary systems give political parties significant control over whom to elevate, said Kaare Strom, a political scientist at the University of California, San Diego. And parties often have strategic reasons to pick younger leaders: to appeal to particular constituencies or to brand themselves behind more telegenic faces.

...Presidential systems, by contrast, give parties less control over who from their ranks will run — and which candidate voters will prefer. “The process is more driven by who’s out there, who’s interested, and what kind of resources they have,” said Professor Strom. “There’s not the same kind of institutional control and vetting of those candidates that you have in the European parliamentary systems.”

Particularly in the United States, he added, national contests can favor candidates with large reserves of personal wealth, like Mr. Trump, or those with long records of public service and national exposure, like Mr. Biden — advantages that often accrue with age.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/16/opinion/america-presidents-old-age.html

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  #2524916 17-Jul-2020 18:50
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kingdragonfly: What explains America’s aging leadership?

 

 

"Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance" - David Mamet.

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  #2525002 17-Jul-2020 21:51
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kingdragonfly: What explains America’s aging leadership?

 

 


 

 


AGEISM DISCLAIMER: I am 6 months older than Donald Trump.





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