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Oh, Pussygrabber WILL leave office

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It rather blows my mind that some are positing that “President” Pussygrabber might refuse to leave the White House if he loses the 2020 presidential election (most likely falsely-of-course claiming that the election was “rigged”) — or even after his eight years are up, should he “win” “re”-election in 2020.

No, the illegitimate “President” Pussygrabber will leave the White House when the Constitution mandates that he does so.

Pussygrabber has given the won’t-leavers plenty to work with, of course, from “joking” that he should be “president for life” to “joking” that he should get two more years added to his time in the White House because the investigation for the Mueller report took two years (he actually called this “reparations”) to proclaiming that his mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, “MAGA”-cap wearing supporters might demand that he remain as “president” even after his eight years are up.

Do I believe that Pussygrabber is joking? No, to be safe, I presume that he is being dead serious.

What I think he is doing is testing the waters. This is part of his M.O.: He’ll put something insane even for him out there to see how it’s received. If there is enough outcry and backlash, he will back off. (Pussygrabber acts like he’s a bad ass, but he does respond to pushback.)

The thing is, someone with Pussygrabber’s low approval rating — he averages in the low 40s — can’t expect to be able to flout the Constitution by attempting to stay on longer that he constitutionally may. Those of us Americans who despise him significantly outnumber those so-called Americans who adore his pathetic, treasonous, fascistic orange ass.

I myself would join the angry mob to ensure that Pussygrabber leaves the Oval Office when he constitutionally must. We’d employ a lot more than torches and pitchforks, too.

That’s not an empty threat.

That’s the feedback that “President” Pussygrabber needs to have when he floats the idea of staying in power longer than the U.S. Constitution allows. The piece of shit needs to know that we, the people, will ensure however we must — that he leaves when the Constitution says he must.

Pussygrabber lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes and therefore is fucking lucky to have the job that he has now; his talk of extending his time in power only further shows how deranged and power-hungry he is.

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Why has Warren surged?

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I posit that one of the reasons for Elizabeth Warren’s current surge in the nationwide polls of 2020 Democratic Party presidential preference is the leftover pain and anger from women voters who didn’t see the first female president elected in 2016.

There was a time not so long ago that I believed that Elizabeth Warren probably should just drop out of the 2020 presidential race already, as she was languishing in the polls and was unable to put the “Pocahontas” bullshit behind her.

However, that has changed, at least for the time being. She now is poised to overtake Bernie Sanders, who has been at second place (behind Joe Biden) for quite a long time now. Here is the graph that accompanies Wikipedia’s page on nationwide polling for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination:

Nationwide opinion polling for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries (higher candidates).svg

Warren is represented by the red line, which sharply is trending upwards. (Biden is the sharply dropping red line and Bernie is the slightly declining orange line.)

If the trend continues, Warren will overtake Bernie, as so many Bernie-haters hope will happen.

Why is Warren surging now? Matt Taibbi’s theory, as to at least the media coverage of Warren’s surge, seems about right to me. He recently wrote for Rolling Stone that

… Warren’s obvious [current] appeal to the conga line of think-tankers and D.C. political consultants currently swooning over her campaign is her perceived utility in helping remove Sanders from the race. It’s why Bernie’s in almost every headline about her rise.

The Sanders campaign has come to expect the doom-saying headlines, even taking them as validation. Echoing the famous FDR quote, “We welcome their hatred,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir suggested it’s all par for the course.

“This isn’t bean-bag politics,” he said. “It’s a war for what vision of the country you believe in.” …

Indeed, as Taibbi also notes, “Horse race coverage exists so commercial news can cover presidential races without talking about issues.”

Indeed, let’s set up a false horse race between Sanders and Warren instead of talking about the status-quo-disrupting structural reforms that they have advocated. You can’t expect the corporately owned and controlled mass “news” media to advocate for the loss of their own power, can you?

To be clear, as would Taibbi, I would be fine with Warren in the White House.

However, after her fellow Massachusettsans Michael Dukakis and John Kerry lost their presidential bids because they were depicted as clueless eggheads, I’m not at all sure if Warren could beat “President” Pussygrabber, but she has been my second choice, behind Bernie, for a long time now.

Warren is my second choice because she was a Repugnican as late as the 1990s and because she calls herself a capitalist while I see present-day capitalism as very probably beyond anything like meaningful reform. Capitalism is evil, and “reforming” it only means making it a little less evil (if that’s even possible).

Also, of course, I still hold it against Warren that she didn’t have the balls to challenge Repugnican Lite Billary Clinton for the nomination in 2016, and I still believe that Bernie deserves the 2020 nomination in no small part because he did have the balls to go up against the Clinton machine.

If Warren actually ends up getting the nomination, which seems to be a real possibility, since she now is in third place (and since at least for right now both Biden and Bernie are dipping in the polls), it probably will be because she successfully has straddled both worlds: that of the (probably dying) Democratic establishment (in which one dare not to have opposed Queen Billary in 2016) and that of those of us who actually are progressive (and thus, in my book, the only true Democrats; corporate whores, in my book, are not Democrats, not at all).

Part of the reason that Warren appears to be surging now also might be from the lingering disappointment that in 2016 we didn’t get our first female president.

I was fine that we didn’t, as DINO Billary would have been a very disappointing first female president, but I know that millions of American women were crushed to see the first female presidential candidate of either major party be defeated by the likes of Pussygrabber. (And the fact that he lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes but still ascended to the Oval Office was only salt and lemon juice ground into the wound.)

I’d be fine if Elizabeth Warren were our first female president, but today I’m still backing Bernie.

My third choice probably would be Pete Buttigieg, but I don’t see him getting the nomination, even though he’s surging lately, too. (He is represented by the blue line in the graph above, which shows him at fourth place.)*

I find Joe Biden to be utterly unacceptable, and even if he won the 2020 nomination, I would not vote for him. You can’t whine that the Democratic Party has become too much like the corporate whores who comprise the treasonous Repugnican Party and at the same time support a corporate whore like Joe Biden.**

P.S. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention as a possible if not probable factor in Warren’s current surge the fact that she doggedly has been putting forth progressive policy proposals.

I acknowledge that hard work of hers.

It’s that I rather doubt, in our corporately owned and controlled mediated environment, which is all about personalities and the horse race, that Warren’s hard work much benefits her.

Indeed, in our anti-intellectual national environment, stoked by the likes of fascist and treasonous “President” Pussygrabber and his band of treasonous and fascist grifters, being an intellectual often counts against you, not for you.

*Buttigieg is in third place for me because although the then-young Barack Obama promised “hope” and “change” but delivered only more of the same, I suppose I’m still at least a little susceptible to the supposed political promise of a young upstart.

But perhaps because I felt perpetually punk’d by Obama after he actually took office, I’m still gun shy enough to keep Buttigieg in third place.

**Before you fucking say (or even think) a word, please remember (or educate yourself for the first time…) that the U.S. president is selected under the Electoral College, not by the popular vote, and that the Democratic presidential candidate, whoever it is, will win my very blue state of California and thus all of its electoral votes, no matter how I fucking vote.

Under the awful Electoral College I could fucking vote for Pussygrabber in November 2020 and that wouldn’t at all change the fact that every single one of my state’s electoral votes will go to the Democratic candidate, regardless of who it is.

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Biden drops as Bernie climbs

Nationwide opinion polling for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries (higher candidates).svg

Above is the graph that accompanies Wikipedia’s page on the nationwide polling for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination.

As the graph shows, Joe Biden, the top line in red, peaked after his official presidential campaign announcement in late April but now is dropping, and Bernie Sanders, the second-from-the-top line in orange, dropped as Biden peaked but now is recovering (not as quickly as Biden is dropping, but still…).

If the trend continues, as I expect it to, since Biden is an incredibly weak candidate, Bernie has a very good chance of winning this thing this time.

Things should get interesting after the first set of Democratic presidential debates later this month.

Again, I expect Biden (who, much like Billary Clinton, never has been willing to do the work that a presidential candidate must do) to implode — history probably is a guide on this — and the question then will be which candidate the most Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters support as the Democratic presidential field inevitably dwindles.

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My response to ‘straight pride’

Begins at 1:28. Yup…

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