No kidding. Scott gave us one day of hope.
That was yesterday.
Vote for him. Be mean to him.
Maybe after justice for all the crime, corruption, and treason.
And after the Trump sabotage is rectified.
Scott, don’t forget YOUR PARTY’s role in BOTH.
I’ll allow it… Normal satire was enshrined in Celtic culture. A writer whose work teased the king was immune from retribution. Theoretically anyway…
I’m going to stop telling y’all about my bp dropping when i see headlines referring to the end of this reign of terror. After this:
Wall Street Is Itching to Unfollow @realDonaldTrump — President Trump turned his Twitter feed into a singular source of market volatility. Now, investors are looking forward to markets free of his tweets. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/business/wall-street-trump-twitter.html
Place “Let Them Fight” gif here
When Fox News called Arizona for Democrat Joe Biden shortly after the polls closed there on Election Night, right-wing social media erupted in fury.
Fox is the most conservative of the nation’s major news outlets, and its aggressive Arizona call—which most other national outlets did not follow for days—left true believers on the right feeling betrayed.
On the social-media app Parler, which has been gaining popularity among supporters of President Donald Trump, posts alleging electoral irregularities mixed with assorted hashtags decrying Fox itself: ✁
Trump’s clear loss in the presidential election has precipitated a deep rift in the right-wing information ecosystem, as media outlets, tech platforms, and individual commentators have been forced to choose between upholding reality and indulging those who insist that the president actually won.
On November 7, Fox News was among the major networks that called the election for Biden, its news stories now refer to him as “president-elect,” and even the pro-Trump Fox commentator Tucker Carlson has challenged absurd claims being made by the president’s lawyers.
The major social-media platforms—which for years boosted sensational propaganda and Trump-friendly conspiracy theories such as QAnon—have been remarkably active and admirably transparent in preventing the spread of misinformation about the 2020 election.
As the president continues to rail against his loss on Twitter, the mainstream social platforms have continued to label wild claims and false allegations and reduce their spread; Facebook has taken down some of the more extreme communities that have sprung up among its users.
Be mean to Joe Biden. He won’t be mean back.
’Make America Grate’ appears to be the result.
Never before has the basic machinery of U.S. democracy looked so dysfunctional. And the rest of the world has been watching almost as closely as Americans themselves.
The United States has set itself up as a global model for democratic elections, impressing many people with the longstanding stability of its system, but also fostering some annoyance with its high-handed efforts to promote its own style of democracy worldwide.
Now, with its system in a public meltdown under the stress of its own presidential election, how do people overseas see what’s happening here? ✁
We asked writers from a range of countries, either watching from overseas or from their jobs in the US, what they thought of this recent election, and how it made their fellow-citizens feel about the United States.
Some described a sense of comeuppance, as the self-appointed democratic beacon turned out to be flawed after all; others were disappointed to watch their own autocrats or regional strongmen already capitalizing on the US’s domestic chaos.
European allies, though surprised at the confusion, are largely taking it in stride as they await a better relationship with the Biden administration.
China and Russia, officially, couldn’t be happier. And the former British ambassador asks what many Americans were asking just a couple of weeks ago: Why can’t the United States just hire more ballot counters? Their responses are below. ✁
Iran – ‘Ordinary Iranians now know the number of electoral votes in Wisconsin and Michigan’
United Kingdom – ‘Guys, you’re a rich country; can’t you just employ a few more ballot counters?’
Kenya – ‘A Kenyan election in the United States is not something one sees every day’
South Korea – ‘Broadcasters delivered shocking images of long lines wrapped around polling stations where masks and sanitizer were scant’
The latest episode of the administration*’s ongoing hit legal sitcom takes place in Wisconsin, where the campaign’s “observers” are pretty much super-spreading hecklers at this point, and where his legal teams continue their unparalleled performance as the biggest collection of boobs and yahoos to enter a courtroom since Curly was arraigned for the murder of Kirk Robin. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
The attorney leading President Donald Trump’s recount effort in Wisconsin voted illegally according to his own legal argument that in-person absentee ballots should be thrown out. ✁
This punchline comes as the president*’s Wisconsin lawyers essentially attempt to destroy the franchise for thousands of voters in Milwaukee and Dane County. (The latter is where Madison is located.) They are shooting the moon, they are.
Christ Troupis, another representative for Trump’s campaign and the brother of Jim Troupis, told the Dane County Board of Canvassers on Friday when the recount began that it should eliminate all in-person early votes; ✁
Meanwhile, in the Milwaukee counting facilities, the children are running amok and it is time for everyone to take a nap. From the AP:
On Saturday, election officials accused Trump representatives of flouting rules to obstruct and delay the recount, noting some of their observers were objecting to every ballot at a particular table.
Challenges were being made over absentee ballots that were folded — a necessary step for voters to put them in envelopes.
Every day, when I’m done laughing at these fools, I sober up and realize that this whole project is simply a beta test for a future in which Republicans never will accept a Democratic victory. The clowns are fronting for a very dark and ominous circus.
Let the lame rebuilding of right-wing populist though commence.
I doubt that President Harris will be good for the markets. Democrats rarely are.
Well, I certainly hope so, Carmen. No president is, or should be, immune to criticism. Every society, every institution, needs its gadflies. The trick is for a leader to avoid providing fodder for the gadflies to feed on. (Such as incomprehensible tweets, meltdowns during a press conference, and nonsensical unsupported claims.)
All presidents need to be criticized; skunks more so than sloths.
There will be no need for Carmen to be mean to Joe; his own party is already champing at the bit to do so, and he won’t remember it anyway.
The right, fact free since 1968…
Stantis has drawn Biden as both a sloth and a human. Inconsistent much?
I would be disappointed if Santis did not satirize Biden — and I’m a Democrat. Certainly there are some things in any administration that deserve a satirical look.
As Truman said, if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. Joe will be fine.
I love Carmen again!
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