The Reich stuff

“We’ll be right back after this message from Trump 2024.”

In our second installment of “Hey, He Can’t Do That, Can He?” we have Ed Kilgore making a case for … maybe. Not without help, anyway.

Writing for New York magazine’s Intelligencer, Kilgore concedes that “nobody knows for sure” how long Adolf Twitler will keep contesting the 2020 election results.

But Kilgore breaks down the process by which this GOP-enabled defiance may devolve “from sour grapes to dangerous delusion.”

The good news, writes Kilgore, is that “the odds of Trump being able to pursue a 2020 election challenge into 2021, with his party at the federal and state levels unanimously behind him, are very limited.”

“There’s almost certainly not enough evidence of electoral irregularities to overturn Biden’s victories within individual states, and not enough raw political and judicial power for Republicans to defy federal and state laws and pull off an electoral coup early next year,” he adds.

Plus, if Il Douche wants to have another grab at the brass swastika in 2024, as has been widely discussed, well … how can we miss him if he won’t go away?

Kilgore concludes: “In other words, he can’t play Napoleon returning from Elba in triumph until he accepts his prior exile. The real deadline for Trump’s surrender to reality is the moment leaders of his party throw up their hands and cry: Enough!”

“Ich bin ein Loser!” Achtung, baby.

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20 Responses to “The Reich stuff”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    My liberal pen pal Michael Weisser thinks there is a little too much hyperventilation about this in the liberal media right now. I guess we shall see.

    https://mikethegunguy.social/2020/11/12/why-should-trump-concede/

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I take comfort in the knowledge that there are a lot of mutts in the GOP kennel — including at least one of Il Douche’s trouser stains — who would like to be top dog come the 2024 dogfight.

      My guess is they fight the 2020 count to the bitter and according-to-calendar end, then spend the next two years yelping and howling about “a stolen election” in hopes of padding their Senate advantage and retaking the House.

      If they’re lucky the fat fuck will have croaked in Leavenworth by then and they can all claim to be the heirs of the dog that bit us instead of his bitches. And then, the fur will fly.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I think that we blind ourselves by thinking, “Oh, it can’t happen here.” We are real close to it happening here, and if we were any other country the US government and press would pointing fingers saying that the current president is trying a coup to take power and negate the election. All his actions of the last 4 years, maybe longer, point to him setting up a possible coup in 2020. Will it work? Probably not. Will he try? Yes. That’s what sociopaths do. The institutions to watch right now are the congress and electoral college.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Well, we’ve seen four years of “it can’t happen here,” amirite? It boggles the mind that people are still wondering where the bottom is.

    • khal spencer Says:

      It can happen here but I hope the Joint Chiefs don’t pull a Seven Days in May on us.

    • Shawn Says:

      I agree. We need to remember history and believe that yes it can happen here. Although our system is strong, democracy is not a default position. It is a balancing point that we need to maintain, and in this case we will require the rational GOP leaders to step up by the end of this month and steer the sinking ship to deeper waters. Let’s hope that it will be deep enough that raising the putrid gas bag will be fruitless.

  3. Chris Ivich Says:

    The GOP is behind Trump’s nonsense because they don’t want to antagonize his base. They are the only reason many of the chicken-shits are in office. After the electoral college certifies the election they’ll say “oh well, we tried.”

  4. Hurben Says:

    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-11-12-nine-stages-of-grief-for-donald-j-trump/

    A South African point of view

  5. JD Says:

    Can you imagine what those who teach integrity, ethics, leadership, character development are challenged with today? We have a perfect case study in the worst of all of those; but to use the current incumbent/incompetent would be to “politicize” the obvious teaching points that could be made……and probably get you fired.

    Perhaps in 50 years such a case study will be acceptable because historians will have already documented it.

    • Pat O’Brien Says:

      And that’s the shame of it. Truth squashed because it is politicized. Well, dumpster and McCarthy used the same lawyer. And, that ain’t all they had in common.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Got to be tough standing in a pulpit these days. Being a parent. A teacher.

      “Facts don’t do what I want them to” used to be a rock lyric, remember? And “There’s no right, there’s no wrong, there’s only popular opinion” was only a line in a movie.

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