This is what every GOP officeholder knows and fears: If people actually vote in large numbers, they can’t win.
Thanks for putting it out there, Mr. Pr*sident.
“The things they had in there were crazy. They had things, levels of voting that if you ever agreed to it you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again. They had things in there about, you know, election days and what you do and all sorts of clawbacks.”
On Monday morning, President Donald Trump told the co-hosts of “Fox and Friends” that House Democrats had tried to include “crazy” proposals in the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package that passed last week, including measures aimed at easing the voting process for Americans during the coronavirus outbreak.
“They had things, levels of voting that if you ever agreed to it you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again,” Trump said.
Those proposals, which were opposed by Republicans, included billions in funding for states to be able to carry out mail-in voting systems as Americans are urged (and in some states, even required) to stay home to prevent further spread of the virus.
Okay, then. God forbid the will of the people actually be represented. Nice to know that the GOP’s future viability depends 100 percent on voter suppression. They’d hate to have to change their platform in order to, you know, address the concerns of real people or anything.
But, hey! They’d still likely dominate elections with respect to land mass. Trump could still stare at that 2016 electoral map all day like it’s the McDonald’s Dollar Menu.
Also, this (after Brian Kilmeade reminds Trump that Russia poisons people):
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) March 30, 2020
“[Russia] also fought World War II. They lost 50 million people. They were our partner in World War II. Germany was the enemy. And Germany is like this wonderful thing. Well, Germany takes advantage of us on trade for years. They pay far too little in NATO. They’re paying 1 percent and they’re supposed to pay 2 percent, and nobody talks about that. You know, its sort of interesting. If you look at Russia, Russia lost 50 million people in World War II — 50 million. They were fighting along with us, they were our partner. And now we don’t talk to Russia, we talk to Germany.”
This is what happens when you only stay awake for five minutes during history class. Yeah, uh huh. Germany was our enemy — uh, let’s see, oh, when was that? — 75 fucking years ago. I think a few things may have happened in the world between then and now. It’s not like Angela Merkel keeps a book of Hitler speeches in her bedside cabinet or anything.
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