Friday, September 25, 2020

Should red and blue states become two nations, are President Trump and MAGAs America's ISIS, will U.S. Supreme Court elect next president?

 


A friend quoted in yesterday's post emailed:
I'll join you in the excommunicated from the Blues and drawn/quartered clubhouse by the Reds.

I agree that the Dems don't have the guts to do anything out-of-the-box, courageous like splitting.  But I think the  Reds would do quite well on their own, and enjoy cheering themselves on as at the happy parts of a Trump rally.  Back after the death of the Soviet Union and freeing its vassal states, I thought the Slovaks were nuts for splitting with the richer Czechs, kind of like the poor brother kicking out his rich brother. But both sides have done quite well.  In general, especially since the A-bomb, the smaller the country the more successful (there are no poor tiny states).  There is no longer an advantage to size.  Back as far as WW2, it was better for the U.S. to be whole, but mainly better for Europe.  And I think we could have as easily paired up with a split Red state under such exigency, just as we teamed up with Europe against Hitler. 

Too bad this is just an intellectual exercise.  I'd love to be alive to see the U.S. "do a Czechoslovakia."

I replied:
The blues don't have enough guns to force a Czechoslovakia, and the reds covet too much what the blues have to politely let them go, and the blues don't really want to give up Obama Care, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, etc., do they, and the reds don't want to give up the blues subsidizing corporate socialism, do they? 

I have a friend who lives in a red state out in the country, who was moved to speak out in local commission meetings about facemasks not being worn in crowded places, local health department not reporting Covid infections, deaths, etc. Got him blackballed from getting paying work. Today, he told me his dog died and the vet said the dog was poisoned, and when he got home, there was a note on the fence into where he lives asking if he got the message? He said Trump has radicalized people to behave that way. I said, America can forget about radical Islam, Trump and his MAGAS are the new ISIS. 

As for Trump leaving the White House, if he loses in November:
ESQUIRE, September 24, 2020
Excerpts:
The story of the day was the president*'s becoming his own Reichstag Fire on Wednesday. He was asked (repeatedly) whether or not he would peaceably leave office if he loses. For the benefit of future fugitive underground historians, here's the money shot.
"Well, we're going to have to see what happens...You know that I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster. Get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very ... there won't be a transfer, frankly. There'll be a continuation. The ballots are out of control."
But there's another bit of presidential musing* that seems to me to be just as alarming and certainly as significant.
“I think this will end up in the Supreme Court and I think it’s very important that we have nine justices, and I think the system’s going to go very quickly...I think this scam that the Democrats are pulling, it’s a scam, this scam will be before the United States Supreme Court and I think having a 4-4 situation is not a good situation. Just in case it would be more political than it should be, I think it’s very important to have a ninth judge.”
The President Has Announced His Intention to Stage a Coup
And he has made whoever he nominates to the Supreme Court an accomplice in that

Comments

  • Why is he wearing a mask??
  • Suddenly trump wears a mask! Like that will cover up his lies
  • Freudian blunder? 
  • Why republish such rubbish - enough - so long !
  • Let’s see; constitution says sitting president can nominate a judge; senate can confirm with 51 votes...am I going to fast for Sloan; how is that a coup and further, has any sitting president stood on court house steps threatening judges??? Oh scues me... that was Schumer πŸ‘πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ‘❤️πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
  • Excerpts from today's NY Times
    Trump Again Sows Doubt About Election as G.O.P. Scrambles to Assure Voters
    WASHINGTON — President Trump declined for a second straight day to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost the election, repeating baseless assertions that the voting would be a “big scam,” even as leading Republicans scrambled to assure the public that their party would respect the Constitution.
    “We want to make sure that the election is honest, and I’m not sure that it can be,” Mr. Trump told reporters on Thursday before leaving the White House for North Carolina.
    The president doubled down on his stance just hours after prominent Republicans made it clear that they were committed to the orderly transfer of power, without directly rebuking him. “The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January 20th,” Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, wrote on Twitter early Thursday. “There will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since 1792.”
    Trump Again Sows Doubt About Election as G.O.P. Scrambles to Assure Voters
    NYTIMES.COM
    Trump Again Sows Doubt About Election as G.O.P. Scrambles to Assure Voters
    Trump Again Sows Doubt About Election as G.O.P. Scrambles to Assure Voters
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  • Trump doesn't answer to McConnell. He has used the courts anytime he wanted something to go his way, and the U.S. Supreme Court very well may decide who is the next U.S. president.
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