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MAYBE TRUMP WILL JUST PRETEND HE’S PRESIDENT? THAT WOULD MAKE FOR AN INTERESTING 2021.

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Even Mitch McConnel has acknowledged that Biden won the 2020 election, so at this point it’s looking increasingly unlikely that Trump will pull off some procedural coup and get the results overturned. Not that Trump isn’t still trying, but his hand picked judges, including those on the Supreme Court, have all gone with the facts, rather than with Mr trump’s fantasy that the election was stolen from him. Wishful thinking only goes so far, and Trump’s had a world class run.

In any event it’s nice to think everything is going to settle down now with the vaccines in and Trump on his way out of the White House. Any number of possibilities though, reality is like that, sometimes more than other times. One of the possibilities, which I mentioned a while back, is that Trump will just continue to act as if he is president. He’ll have his own inauguration, hold press conferences, the whole works from his capital in waiting, Mara logo. Then I ran into this article, which discusses the very same possibility. How Trump is laying the groundwork for a shadow presidency. I mean, we’re also talking about the loyal Trump media reporting as if he is still president. Secession without any violence or even an actual secession, just Trump and his base pretending he’s the legitimate president. Could be a lot worse, will generate endless amusing memes, and presumably the farcical nature of it will eventually deflate the whole thing. And certainly beats a Civil War.

That would be nice. Alas, despite the current calm (granted I haven’t checked the news in a few hours,) anything is still possible at this point. Well, Trump conceding the election and acting like a normal ex-president seems extremely unlikely. However, experts on the topic are still quite concerned: Right-Wing Embrace Of Conspiracy Is ‘Mass Radicalization,’ Experts Warn. The country is still horribly polarized, and for decades the right has been promoting the idea that basically anyone who isn’t a conservative, is a freaking dangerous enemy of the state. There are lots of people out there primed to take action against “the libtards.” We’ll see, my crystal ball blew up last spring and there’s still a shortage due to the pandemic.

Speaking of right wing militias, turns out armed militias are illegal in the United States: Armed Right-Wing Groups Aren’t ‘Militias’—We Need to Stop Calling Them That. Interesting article. Legal or not, there are an awful lot of them out there now. Frankly I think grown men who parade around in soldier gear psyching themselves up for fighting imaginary enemies are essentially little boys who never grew up. I actually take a dim view of the actual maturity of a lot of Americans these days, huge numbers of Americans act like spoilt children. With all too much encouragement from certain quarters.

I’m not in a good mood tonight, does it show? So I’ll call it here. Still no snow, but it’s gotten damn cold. I was able to get a nice pic over the frozen lake at sunset (above.) The neighbors probably thought I was losing my mind as I danced around in freezing weather trying to photograph geese. Philistines. Oh, right, bad mood. Stay safe and sane everyone. We’re gonna have two presidents, how cool is that? #StaytheFHome #WearaDamnMask #FelesRegula

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(Image: Geese over Clear Lake at sunset. Credit and Copyright © 2020 Doug Stych. All rights reserved.)

Written by unitedcats

December 15, 2020 at 8:43 pm

Posted in 2020, Elections, Personal, Trump

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