Biden On The Offensive; Trump Still Offensive

 “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

  • “Women for Trump”: Among those on its advisory board: Becki Falwell, wife of Jerry Falwell Jr., the, uh, disgraced Liberty U president. Mrs. Falwell has even appeared in a campaign video promoting traditional family values.
  • What’s next? “Pool Boys for Trump”?
  • Stop and start: Upon further reflection, Donald Trump bordered on the perversely prescient during his inaugural speech. He almost said, “This American carnage starts right here and starts right now.” Out of the mouth of knaves.
  • Imagine a law-and-order president with so many criminal connections: Eight (so far) Trump associates have already pleaded guilty or been convicted of crimes.
  • Trump has had legal issues throughout the life of his brand—from bankruptcies and income taxes to porn-actress pay offs, Hatch Act scenarios and an impeachment trial. But the prosecutor, literally, he likely fears most is Kamala Harris. 
  • The Trump campaign has referenced Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as a “Trojan horse” for Fidel Castro-style authoritarianism. And this on behalf of a candidate right out of a Benito Mussolini casting call.
  • “Nobody outside of the beltway really cares.”—That was White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, on how Hatch Act conflicts—as in political manipulation of government—are perceived within the administration.
  • According to the Center for Strategic & International Studies,Right-wing extremists perpetrated two-thirds of the attacks and plots in the United States in 2019 and over 90 percent between January 1 and May 8, 2020.” Context still matters.
  • “Could not be more wrong.”—How HUD secretary Ben Carson, the only black member of Trump’s cabinet, characterized those who called the president a racist.
  • “I’ve been, frankly, more than a bit surprised by how accommodating and acquiescent he’s been.” That was former Republican Pennsylvania Congressman Charlie Dent, referring to evangelical sell-out Vice President Mike Pence.
  • In 2012, who would have predicted that the 2016 Republican ticket would include Donald Trump? So, literally nothing’s off the table anymore, especially for a party that knows it’s still demographically challenged. Which means a 2024 ticket of former UN Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott, the African-American senator from South Carolina, could seem downright viable. It would certainly carry South Carolina.

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