Is One Term Enough?

The news these days….is mostly speculation….

Trump has been beaten…..what can we say about his one term presidency?

President Trump is a commanding presence in the public arena of 2020, but what about a century from now? In a New York Times op-ed, NPR’s Steve Inskeep takes the long view and suggests that Trump’s presidential legacy will be relatively minor. Trump appears on track to be viewed by future historians less as a proactive president in his own right than as “the reaction to a game-changing president—Barack Obama,” writes Inskeep, the author of books on 19th-century American history. “Something like this is true of many presidents,” he adds. “A relative handful enact lasting change, while others respond to them.” In Trump’s case, he rose as a candidate with fierce attacks on Obama and continued them as president.

Trump, of course, will leave his imprint on the nation, including with his tax cuts, his Supreme Court picks, and his unprecedented use of social media. Controversies such as his efforts to ban Muslims from entering the country will surely be dissected in future history textbooks. But Trump’s failure to win a second term doesn’t bode well in terms of his place in history. “In those same textbooks, President Trump may be a minor player in the larger story of a democracy grappling with demands for a more equal society—an era marked by the election of Mr. Obama, the first Black president,” writes Inskeep. (Read his full column.)

What can we say about the one term presidents?

Donald Trump is officially a one-term president, the first to fail a reelection bid in nearly 30 years. But history shows his loss isn’t surprising, given the circumstances.

One-term presidents used to be a lot more common. Take the period between 1837 (when Andrew Jackson’s second term ended) and 1860, for example — no president served more than one term. And between 1900 and 1932, we had seven presidents, only one of whom served two full terms. (Some died in office, some lost reelection, and some chose not to run for another term.) But in the modern era, presidents have increasingly left office because term limits prevent them from staying, not because the voters have turned them out.

What Makes A One-Term President?

I have heard a rumor that Joe Biden would only serve one term and give his VP a chance to continue the Obama legacy…..the talking point is his age…..how creditable is this gossip?

We can go to the words of the nominee himself about a second term…..

President Trump has suggested Joe Biden has slipped mentally. Age is a fair issue, Joe Biden says in a new interview. “I think it’s a legitimate question to ask anybody over 70 years old whether or not they’re fit and whether they’re ready,” the Democratic presidential nominee says. Trump is 74, and Biden would be taking office at age 78. Biden’s answer to doubters: “Watch me.” Biden addressed the issue in an interview to be broadcast Sunday night, ABC reports. Interviewed with his running mate, Kamala Harris, Biden said, “Look at us both, what we say, what we do, what we control, what we know, what kind of shape we’re in.” Asked what it meant when he suggested he’s a transition candidate, Biden said it didn’t mean he would be a one-termer. He “absolutely” is open to serving two terms, he said.

The “transition” reference was about Democratic failures in “building the bench” in state offices, Biden said. The nominee said his goal is to “make sure when this is over, we have a new Senate, we won back statehouses, we’re in a position where we transition to a period of bringing people up to the visibility that they need to get to be able to lead nationally. And that’s about raising people up.” Harris laughed off Trump’s insults in the interview, per the Guardian, as attempts to distract from “the harm” he’s doing to the country. In an recent opinion piece on CNN, Lincoln Mitchell pointed out the dangers of coming into office as a lame duck. If Biden makes clear he’s only in for one term, Mitchell writes, Harris becomes the frontrunner for 2024, and “Democratic unity will not last long.”

Oh Joe!  Please do not run in 2024….after four years the country will have had enough of the dinosaur policies of the Dems.

And Kamala will be not that much better either……she is just an extension of the Old Fart policies of Bubba Clinton.

Can we please get some fresh ideas for 2024…..PLEASE!  Before it is too late!

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Final Thoughts On Trump

Closing Thought–21Jan21

Some final thoughts on the Trump presidency and the people he had around him……

First something positive…..

Trump attempted to cease those endless wars and bring troops out of harms way…..he was unsuccessful.

Now for what I really feel…..

Raising middle finger relays information, judge rules in case of man  accused of breaching no-contact order | National Post

Good-bye Pres. Trump….you will definitely not be forgotten.

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Run The Country Like a Business

How many times in your lifetime have you heard that a business has the skill set to be a good and effective president?

For decades the GOP has been running businessmen as presidential candidates with the slogan that a successful businessman would be best for the country.

First let me say….It Is Bullshit!

I think the last GOP president that was a businessman proved just how much crap that promise is.

A business needs to turn a profit to remain alive…..the government cannot turn a profit when the very people that should know better spend their energy stopping the flow of revenue.

A lot of Americans think the country should be run like a business.

This is a problem on a few levels. Most obviously, a country isn’t a company. Businesses exist to turn a profit; countries do not, and competence in business rarely translates to competence in politics.

Treating the country like a business also encourages Americans to think of themselves as customers rather than citizens. Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner spoke directly to this idea in a 2017 interview: “We should have excellence in government … The government should be run like a great company. Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers.”

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/22150375/america-consumerism-shopping-ethan-porter-the-consumer-citizen

How long must we suffer the BS of the GOP…..apparently for an eternity….for the GOP continues to lie and scrape out a position in a country that needs more from the government than Repubs are willing to work for…..

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Joe’s Your Man!

It is official that Joe Biden is the candidate for president for the Democrats….and if he wins what will we get?

VOX put together a good review/summary of what a Biden presidency would look like…..

https://www.vox.com/2020/8/20/21374251/joe-biden-agenda-president-policy

I am always stating that Democrats have great ideas….But cannot play the game of politics……this is why that all those sweeping plans they make every election have never come about even when they win the presidency and the Congress.

Now that we have a candidate to face Trump in November…can you tell me just what their polices are all about?  I mean something other than “beat Trump”….(pause here for all the hustling to get to Google)…….

At a loss for those ideas?

Let me help……

Platform committee co-chair Denis McDonough, who served as former President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, called it the “boldest Democratic platform in American history.”  (his is pure bullshit!)

The draft party document released last week endorses universal health care and makes it clear that low- or no-cost coverage for every American is the party’s eventual goal. Rather than backing a single mandatory government-run health insurance program, however, it calls for adding a public option to the existing Affordable Care Act.

The platform also sets aggressive goals for combating climate change, including making all American power plants carbon neutral by 2035 and adding 500 million solar panels and 60,000 wind turbines to the country’s electricity grid within the next five years.  (not going to happen)

It also calls for a $15 minimum wage, mandatory paid family leave, more federal gun control, broad changes to federal sentencing guidelines and drug laws, and many other changes that most Democratic candidates for Congress and the White House have supported for years.  (not going to happen….a lesser amount will be the compromise if anything happens at all)

(NPR)

There is so much more in the platform but these sections will get the best applause…..and sadly probably nothing will be accomplished along the lines the Dems predict.

But if you gonna vote for a Dem then maybe knowing what they pretend to care about would be helpful…..if so then read the platform!

Click to access 2020-07-21-DRAFT-Democratic-Party-Platform.pdf

Like I stated…Great Ideas!

I am still concerned about Biden;s foreign policy (post to follow)…..there seems to be nothing to make me think that anything will change in our rush to war strategies.

The media would have us believe that Biden has universal support….that he is what the voter wants….but is that really true?

That is for a later post.

I think the MSM is wishful thinking…..I believe that the polls are not accurate and this election is a lot closer than the polls show……even some polls show that Trump is gaining in support….

resident Donald Trump’s approval rating has slowly climbed with less than three months to go until the 2020 presidential election, according to polling data.

The FiveThirtyEight approval rating tracker shows that the president’s popularity rose almost two percentage points from a low of 40.1 percent at the end of July to 41.9 percent as of Wednesday evening.

Trump’s disapproval rating has also fallen over the past month, despite criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy’s rebound from related shutdown measures.

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Undermining The Process

There is lots of news these days about Trump and his minions undermining the election process for 2020….almost daily there seems to be a new accusation that the voting process is either being ruined or compromised.

Unless you watch the news every hour then you will most likely miss many of these attempts…..and that is where I come in….

Nate Silver and fivethirtyeight.com have put together a summary of these attempts…..

There has long been conflict in the United States over who gets to vote and how. In the years since Barack Obama’s election as president, those voting debates have become increasingly partisan, with Republican elected officials often pushing measures like requiring photo IDs that make it harder for people to vote, and Democratic officials advancing provisions like same-day registration that make it easier to vote.

That long-running conflict over voting has reached a new, more critical phase for two reasons. First, the outbreak of COVID-19 means that people might be risking their health if they opt to vote in person. Secondly, Donald Trump, unlike previous presidents, regularly breaks with democratic norms and values and is now openly suggesting that he might manipulate the electoral system to help him win a second term.

“Trump aides exploring executive actions to curb voting by mail,” was the headline of an article in Politico last weekend (that was a news article, not an opinion piece). Politico’s reporting found that the White House was considering using executive actions to insert itself into the election process, which is usually run by states, including finding ways to make it harder for people to vote by mail.

I think it’s totally appropriate for people to, well, freak out about the potential undermining of the electoral process by Trump and his allies. That said, there is now a flurry of lawsuits, judicial rulings, decisions by election officials at the local and state levels, and claims of voter fraud and voter suppression that can be a bit of minefield to wade through. It’s a lot and it can get confusing.

Five Ways Trump And GOP Officials Are Undermining The Election Process

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The Day The Presidency Was Lost

Closing Thought–05Jun20

We all have seen, by now, that horrible photo op of the president in front of a boarded up church holding a Bible….it was sickening and the push back by the religious community has been hard on Donald…..

The American Conservative has called that day as the “Day the presidency was lost”…..

I believe that yesterday was the day that Donald Trump lost the presidency.

After days of urban rioting, the likes of which America hasn’t seen in over fifty years, the President of the United States finally deigned to show himself and address the nation. He gave a pro forma address in the White House, then, law enforcement personnel having gassed peaceful protesters to clear the way for the president to walk across the park to St. John’s Church, Trump strolled over, stood in front of the church holding a Bible, for a photo op.

The Day Trump Lost The Presidency

I agree under normal circumstance….but these days there is NOTHING normal and there will be die hard Trump supporters that will always find something positive…..I wish I could see it….to me he looked awkward and like his diaper needed changing….it was staged photo op…….

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Biden Vs Trump–2020

We are about 6 months from the actual voting (however that will be accomplished) for the next president of the United States……will it be Donald the Orange or that upstart Biden?

Let me begin with Biden…..only about 50% of Dems think Biden is the best choice….

Just 55% of Democrats think Joe Biden is their strongest 2020 White House candidate to run against President Trump, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

“The numbers suggest the Democratic candidate has some serious work to do shoring up his base in advance of the general election,” Rasmussen said. “That’s a decent place to be, but not great. It’s possible the pandemic has slowed the process of uniting Democrats behind their presumptive nominee. It also helps explain the lack of enthusiasm for Biden found in many general election polls.”

Biden became the party’s presumptive presidential nominee weeks before the coronavirus sidelined the entire 2020 campaign cycle. Biden after a slow start won big in South Carolina, then on Super Tuesday – first winnowing a large field, then knocking off then-frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders.

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/polling/party-divided-just-55-democrats-say-biden-strongest-candidate-run-against

Really?

IST has been saying that since he, Biden, announced his candidacy…..but what do we know?

Yes I am a progressive….well a bit more Left than that but the tag will do….and if for some reason Biden losses to his opponent in November….do NOT blame us progressives….

The corporate conservatives who control the Democratic Party are suffering from cheaters’ remorse.

The DNC and their media allies (NPR, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Vox, etc.) subverted the will of primary voters, undermining initial frontrunner Bernie Sanders in order to install the worst candidate of the 20 centrists in the campaign.

Now the power brokers are worried that the befuddled Biden, whom they touted as the Most Electable Against Donald Trump, will lose to him. Rather than take responsibility for their idiocy and force Biden to pull out of a race for which he is obviously physically and mentally unprepared, the corporatist sellouts are preemptively blaming the progressives who warned them about this exact scenario.

If Trump Wins Again, Don’t Blame Progressives

But let us say that Trump loses in November….there are some that feel it is nothing to worry about….

elections analyst Nathaniel Rakich argues that if President Trump loses the election in 2020, he’ll be the GOP’s nominee again in 2024.

How scary is that?

Here is a thought for you to chew on for awhile…..

Can the GOP and its evil minion Trump cancel an election?

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will be permitted to hand-pick the state’s next Supreme Court Justice after that same high court ruled last week that a special election set for Tuesday could be canceled.

Kemp and his Secretary of State, Brad Raffensberger, moved to cancel voting in the state earlier this year after state Supreme Court Justice Keith Blackwell announced he would step down after his six-year term expires at the end of 2020. 

Taking the matter of who should succeed Blackwell into his own hands will allow Kemp, a Republican, to appoint another right-wing judge to serve on the highest court in the state for at least two years. Like the U.S. Supreme Court, the nine-member Georgia Supreme Court—though most of its member recused themselves from ruling on this case—enjoys a Republican majority.

Both the Democratic and Republican former lawmakers who were running for the seat—John Barrow and Beth Beskin—filed lawsuits to have the election reinstated, but the state Supreme Court sided with Kemp last week in a 6-2 vote. 

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/19/think-trump-and-republicans-wouldnt-try-cancel-election-look-what-gop-georgia-just

Donald the Orange is already saying the election is rigged…and we have not even got the Dem candidate yet…..

In a series of increasingly frenzied statements, mostly on Twitter, President Donald Trump has denounced efforts to encourage mail-in rather than in-person voting—a response by many state governments to the coronavirus crisis—as a Democratic Party conspiracy to steal the 2020 presidential election.

He tweeted Tuesday, in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to send every registered voter in the state a mail-in ballot, “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.”

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/27/elec-m27.html

I agree with the thought…”Not having an election is rigging an election”.

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Who Will Joe Choose?

We have had enough Covid-19 news for now….after all we have an election approaching and it looks like it will be Biden vs Donald……Trump will keep Pence as VP but who will Biden lean on in this time of need?

He has said he will choose a woman as his running mate….my thought is it will NOT be Warren or Gabbard….that leaves Harris and Klobuchar of the candidates for 2020…..there are others and fivethirtyeight.com takes a look at all the possibilities…..

One view of the vice presidential selection process, often expressed by people who themselves work for campaigns, is that the presidential nominee is making a personal choice, opting for someone whom he or she connects with and feels would be a strong partner in governing. Another view, according to research we (Adler and Azari) have done, is that the vice presidential choice often reflects broader dynamics in the party. In this view the nominee often chooses a running mate who connects with some broader goal of the party or who helps appeal to some faction or ideological bloc in the party that is not well represented by the candidate at the top of the ticket.

It’s really hard for us to establish whether Biden enjoys chatting more with Sen. Kamala Harris or Sen. Amy Klobuchar, so we’re going to take a party-centered approach to this question. We can look at the Democratic Party and some of its goals and use those as a rubric to evaluate some of Biden’s potential running mates. We have focused here on women who are either governors or senators — the traditional resumes of a vice presidential pick — but have also included a few noteworthy figures who don’t hold statewide office.

How Will Biden Choose His Running Mate?

I think it should be Klobuchar…why?  They are very similar…..will do any and everything for corporations and big money donors…..

Oddsmakers like Kamala Harris. Elizabeth Warren has made clear she’d be open to a spot on the ticket. But at the Washington Post, David Byler lays out the case for Amy Klobuchar to be Joe Biden’s pick for vice president. Yes, an all-white ticket isn’t ideal in 2020, and those in the progressive wing of the party wouldn’t be thrilled. “But nobody is perfect, and Klobuchar is as good as it gets,” writes Byler. She certainly has the resume for it—13 years as a Minnesota senator, a strong presidential campaign behind her, and no whiff of a major scandal. She’s also in sync with Biden’s brand of bipartisan, pragmatic politics, which would help deflect from the inevitable GOP attacks of a “socialist” takeover. And she has proven success at getting legislation passed.

What’s more, Klobuchar is relatively young at 59—a contrast to Biden’s 77—and her strength with swing voters would help in battleground states. Essentially, Klobuchar could not only help Biden win, she could then help him govern, writes Byler. “Maybe more important, whoever Biden picks would likely start out as the favorite in the next open Democratic primary,” he adds. “If he picks someone who is ideologically simpatico, then he could cement the Obama-Biden-Klobuchar brand of neoliberalism as the dominant strain of the Democratic Party for years to come.” Click to read Byler’s full column, but those who favor other candidates might take heart to know that he’ll lay out the cases for others in coming days.

Both are perfect for each other….for both are spineless centrists that will not change a damn thing……. only the face in the White House…..

I know…..I know…..the important thing is to beat Trump…..but that does not change my opinion of Biden and his choices.

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Are The Candidates For 2020 Set?

Thanx to this damn pandemic our selection for the upcoming election for president is between Trump and Biden…..if that is the case how do they stack up against each other…..

Biden has led Trump in every national poll taken in the past month and a half. But his advantage in these polls varies — and has rarely been decisive. A Quinnipiac University poll taken from March 3 to 8 (before the severity of the coronavirus pandemic was widely acknowledged) saw the former vice president with an 11 percentage point lead on Trump (with a 2.8 percentage point margin of error), for instance, but an Economist/YouGov poll taken April 5-7 gives Biden a 6 percentage-point lead (with a 3.1-point margin of error). And a CNN-SSRS poll published Thursday, conducted from April 3 to 6, shows Biden leading Trump 53 to 42 percent, one of the rare polls showing Biden topping 50 percent.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/4/9/21213793/biden-presumptive-democratic-nominee-trump-2020-polls-swing-state

Keep in mind that polls had Hillary leading Trump as well…..and we know how that ended up.

His choice for VP will be making news soon…..how should he glo about the choice?

We already know one such criterion: Biden has pledged to choose a woman. But what else is he looking for in a vice presidential nominee?

One view of the vice presidential selection process, often expressed by people who themselves work for campaigns, is that the presidential nominee is making a personal choice, opting for someone whom he or she connects with and feels would be a strong partner in governing. Another view, according to research we (Adler and Azari) have done, is that the vice presidential choice often reflects broader dynamics in the party. In this view the nominee often chooses a running mate who connects with some broader goal of the party or who helps appeal to some faction or ideological bloc in the party that is not well represented by the candidate at the top of the ticket.

How Will Biden Choose His Running Mate?

He promised that he would choose a woman for that position…and some think that Kamala Harris is the prime suspect…..

Aaron Blake of the Washington Post ranks the “most logical” candidates. No. 1 on his list is California Sen. Kamala Harris, the only black woman who is currently a senator or governor. “Her presidential campaign flamed out after an early surge, and given her background as a prosecutor, it is easy to see playing the traditional VP role of attacking the opposition,” writes Blake. Of course, she trained much of that early venom on Biden himself. Rounding out Blake’s top five, in order: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. The latter is the first openly gay person elected to the Senate.

A post at SFGate notes that Harris, 55, currently has the best odds at the PredictIt, a prediction market exchange. In fact, she is doing more than twice as well as the No. 2 there, Klobuchar. Then comes Whitmer, Warren, and Stacey Abrams, who gained a prominent national profile by nearly winning the Georgia governor’s seat in 2018. The AP, meanwhile, notes that Harris just made two fundraising moves likely to raise speculation about her as a VP pick. She set up a joint fundraising operation with the Democratic National Committee, and she made a surprise appearance at a virtual fundraising event Wednesday for Biden. He’s the right choice at a time when people “need to have hope,” said Harris. The former VP also spoke. “I’m so lucky to have you be a part of this partnership going forward,” he said of her. “I’m coming for you, kid.”

Any thoughts?

Although Bernie has bowed out of the race there are points that Biden should steal from Bernie’s campaign…..as well as other…..I mean he is pretending to be a progressive then talk like one…..

He certainly has an issue platform, a mix of old Obama administration priorities like a public option for health care and new left-wing commitments like a $15-an-hour minimum wage. It’s a clear platform, if not a particularly creative one. That could be fine, though, as Biden seems to have triumphed against a 2020 Democratic field with a number of creative policy entrepreneurs. Some touted policies that were either new to a presidential race, or newly prominent because of the candidates backing them.

Biden would do well to crib liberally from his ex-rivals’ plans. He’s already started, by endorsing Elizabeth Warren’s bankruptcy plan and moving closer to Bernie Sanders by endorsing free public college for students from families making under $125,000. But there are a lot more good ideas out there for him to borrow.

Here are nine of the best ideas from the field that he should be exploring.

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/4/9/21168080/joe-biden-policies-bernie-sanders-drop-out

While I may not support Biden at this time….. he will get a second look from me if he has some truly progressive ideas….so far he is a complete dud on that stage…..

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The Trump Second Term?

This ought to get some of my Trump supporters into a better mood…..

I know that this could be the horror scenario for some…..but sadly too many pundits are seeing the second term as a more likely scenario than not.

This prediction from the Hill….

I’m not a professional political analyst, so my political analysis is worth about what you pay for it. However, a few people who know that I called Donald Trump as the 2016 winner, starting back in 2015, have asked me what I think now.  

My prediction for the 2016 race was based on a variety of observational and anecdotal evidence. I listened to Democrats, Republicans and independents across the U.S. I talked to people who consider themselves apolitical. I heard from taxi and Uber drivers, the Verizon man, stay-at-home moms, college grads, professionals, blue-collar delivery workers. And I watched nearly every rally of Trump and his opponents. 

Now, that same unscientific methodology has led me to conclude that Trump has already secured a second term — no matter who his main opponent turns out to be.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/483344-why-trump-has-already-secured-a-second-term-no-matter-who-his-opponent-is

Is it his undying support from the American people of could other forces be at work……say….cyber forces…..

The letter, dated February 11, says that between May and July 2019, personal data may have been compromised “in a data breach” of a system hosted by the Defence Information Systems Agency.

The agency provides direct telecommunications and IT support for President Donald Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence, their staff and the US Secret Service, according to its website.

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3051674/us-agency-responsible-donald-trumps-secure

Could the break down in cyber security help others to influence the electorate?

Players….like….Russia?

American intelligence officials told House lawmakers last week that Russia already is interfering in the presidential campaign in an effort to see President Trump reelected. Republican and Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee attended the meeting on what a Democratic official called a briefing on “the integrity of our upcoming elections,” the New York Times reports. Lawmakers were told that this time, Russia also plans to interfere with the Democratic presidential primaries. The plan includes attacking election infrastructure, per CNN, as well as hacking and weaponizing social media.

Trump was angry that the briefing was held, concerned that Democrats would use Russia’s interference against him in the campaign. He was especially irked that Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff heard the intelligence officials’ finding. Republicans at the briefing challenged the conclusion, saying Trump has been tough on Russia. “I’d challenge anyone to give me a real-world argument where Putin would rather have President Trump and not Bernie Sanders,” Chris Stewart of Utah said in an interview later. In addition to securing Trump’s reelection, the intelligence officials said, Russia wants to instill doubt about the integrity of the election.

I know….it is that Russia thing yet again…..

Think about it…if the Dems do lose the election (God forbid) then they will need someone to blame and who is a better bad guy than Russia.

Not to worry…Trump has him some stoolies in Congress to keep him in the loop….

The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee denied reports that Russia was intervening in the 2020 presidential campaign to support Donald Trump’s reelection.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was interviewed by Laura Ingraham on Fox News about the breaking news on Russia.

“A senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers last week that Russia wants to see President Trump reelected, viewing his administration as more favorable to the Kremlin’s interests, according to people who were briefed on the comments,” The Washington Post reported Thursday. “Trump learned about Pierson’s remarks from Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), the committee’s ranking Republican and a staunch Trump ally, said one person familiar with the matter.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/devin-nunes-denies-russia-is-intervening-in-the-2020-election-to-support-trumps-reelection/

Then there are those pundits on the MSM that will push for a second term for Trump…..millionaire pundits like MSNBC’s Matthews……

As Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared headed for a decisive victory Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, MSNBC host Chris Matthews pondered whether President Donald Trump’s re-election might be better for the Democratic establishment than the Vermont senator’s multiracial, multigenerational movement taking over the party.

“I’m wondering if Democratic moderates want Bernie Sanders to be President?” said Matthews. “Maybe that’s too exciting a question to raise. Do they want Bernie to take over the Democratic Party in perpetuity? Maybe they’d rather wait 4 years and put in a Democrat that they like.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/msnbcs-chris-matthews-suggests-four-more-years-of-trump-might-be-better-for-democratic-party/

Matthews has always been a bit of a political coward.

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