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Old 19th March 2020, 09:09 AM
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Seems the Washington Post doesn’t think much of the “cheeto.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...-no-new-trump/

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The funny thing about that editorial is that the author is Kellyanne Conway's husband.

The problem with that editorial is that I don't think it's going to change any minds. Certainly not diehard Trump supporters.

I think if there's one consolation to the coronavirus thing is that it looks as though it's going to have a big negative impact on the "T" man, both directly and indirectly.

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The problem with that editorial is that I don't think it's going to change any minds. Certainly not diehard Trump supporters.

I think if there's one consolation to the coronavirus thing is that it looks as though it's going to have a big negative impact on the "T" man, both directly and indirectly.
I think Mr. Dow & Mr. Jones will be the end of him - unless he's able to make such an even worse job of things (is that possible?), that he's able to postpone the election.


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...unless he's... ...able to postpone the election.
Not saying he won't try. But, the U.S. Constitution reserves control of the Presidential election for the congress.
Article II, §1, cl. 4
The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the [Presidential] Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
The text of the Constitution does not appear to contain a constitutional role for the Executive Branch in such decisions. Given the Democrats control the house, it is unlikely Congress would pass any bill changing the election dates. And, if they did, I would have to assume it would be in the best interests of the country rather than for solely political purposes. However, the baboon doesn't seem bound by tradition or law, so who knows what he might try. Worse, he now controls the Supreme Court.

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My pet constitutional expert played it through the other day and came up with Patrick Leahy taking control of the country on January 20 if there's no election (or legal/constitutional changes in the interim)

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If we managed to hold an election during the Civil War, I am sure we can figure out how to do it in November. Washington State and Oregon will be happy to instruct everybody on how to do mail in ballots. For that matter, all states have absentee ballots. They can just do an all absentee election.
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If we managed to hold an election during the Civil War, I am sure we can figure out how to do it in November. Washington State and Oregon will be happy to instruct everybody on how to do mail in ballots. For that matter, all states have absentee ballots. They can just do an all absentee election.
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That's fine for the first part of the election (i.e. the popular vote) - and in fact it might actually blunt the threat of "Russian interference" by quite a bit.

But then there is the Electoral College thing to deal with. Large assembly - oops, no. That will have to be mail-in, too, and the security issues with that could get hairy. Or, just extrapolate the Electoral College vote from the popular vote (like they always do anyhow) and get on with it.

Only then the main issue will be (depending on the result) extricating the current resident from the White House.

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We thought Shrub wouldn't leave, and Republicans thought Obama wouldn't leave. Given Cheeto's utter lack of respect for law, custom or decency, once again progressives are worried the latest resident will refuse to leave. But I think our system will prevail. I think the economic disaster which is crashing down on us all will have Cheeto glad to get out: this catastrophe is well beyond his capacity to playact his way through.

And the completely botched early response to the pandemic coupled with the obvious shortcomings of an administration gutted of competence that will have people clamoring for experts, professionals and competent administrators.

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