Sigh

Joe Biden is certainly well cast as the steadying presence come to clean up the mess. But the fear persists that the villain who created it will return. Donald Trump threatened as much in his last public statement as president, uttering the chilling words: “We will be back in some form.”

Given that Trump left the White House with his support among Republicans still at 82%, there is only one surefire way to ensure that never happens. Sixty-seven US senators – including 17 Republicans – will have to vote to convict Trump in his upcoming impeachment trial for inciting an insurrection on Capitol Hill on 6 January. If they do that, then Senate Democrats can vote by simple majority to ban Trump from ever holding public office again.

We doesn’t mean Trump. We means the 78 million Americans who voted for him. Trump is a symptom, not a cause nor even a personification.

25 thoughts on “Sigh”

  1. Sure, Joe Biden (actually, whoever’s handling his teleprompter and dementia pills) has immediately moved to kill off yuge numbers of jobs in the midst of a terrifying economic downturn, permanently destroy the aspirations of the lower classes through green looting, push insane trannies into every nook and crevice women thought they had to themselves, and get back to the traditional US policy bombing the limbs off tiny brown children in helplessly poor countries because one day they might look at Benjamin Netanyahu funny.

    But at least he’s not RUDE.

  2. The Establishment is now back in the White House, and is proceeding apace with the globalist agenda and dehumanisation of Trump and his supporters. I don’t think this will end well; for anyone.

  3. Trump was, I’d and always will be a weapons-grade arsehole.

    The is a train though that 78 million Americans voted for him. He definitely articulated the profound and justified disconnect they feel towards Washimgton. And of course he ran against Shrillary the Shrew.

    Joe Biden has about 5 months to connect with them before his “Unity, givd me a chance” shtick loses his listeners. The Democrats are not in the position of power they think:their House majority is wafer-thin, they have none in the Senate and the next seats up for grabs are all theirs at the moment.

  4. From what I’ve read impeachment of a private citizen is uncharted waters, legally. If the senate was to convict could this end up in the Supreme Court?

  5. Ma Merkel is disturbed by the President of the United States being banned from social media, while our own comrade Iskander (and the torygraph) embrace Imortan Joe and his war boys, girls and things with open arms. It’s a mixed up world I tell ya.

  6. Must admit I’d disagree with Arnie. It wasn’t Kristallnacht, it was the Reichstag fire. And the Nazis took advantage to seize power.

  7. impeachment of a private citizen is uncharted waters, legally.

    Laws are a social construct, knowhatImeanArry?

    Do we think the regime in Washington DC, which is chock full of people who’ve been mysteriously enriched by a lifetime of “public service” and never face any legal consequences whatsoever for anything, is bound by “laws”?

    How about our own “supreme court”, which decided to rewrite the British constitution using the distinguished jurisprudential theory of “bollocks to Brexit”?

    “Let’s kill all the lawyers”, said the Earl of Oxford.

  8. FWIW, President Trump’s policies were a YUGE success, greatest economic results in history and they truly did lift all boats, including minorities and blue collar workers. I’m always amused to read those who think he’s evil, they go on and on, but there’s never any substance, pretty much “he hurts our feelz”.

  9. We will see how popular the introduction of anyone asserting themselves female into women’s prisons and sports will be.
    If they go through with purging the army of Trump supporters it’s difficult to know where the replacements will be found.
    Etc.
    And I suspect that a serious proportion of their active supporters and backers will get hacked off soon enough.
    This clique have three paths to remaining longterm. An electoral fraud operation vastly more extensive than anything alleged at the last election. Difficult if they have pissed off half their active supporters and backers.
    An actual military coup, difficult if they’ve dismantled the army.
    Or the California effect whereby people keep voting for the very policies that they complain of daily because they think that makes them good people.

  10. Ironman,

    “Trump was, I’d and always will be a weapons-grade arsehole.

    The is a train though that 78 million Americans voted for him. He definitely articulated the profound and justified disconnect they feel towards Washimgton. And of course he ran against Shrillary the Shrew.”

    Trump is v1.0 of a significant change. He’s like the Model T Ford, Yahoo or silent movies. Rough versions of things we improved on. He’s about disintermediation. You don’t need a massive printing press or a TV network to get the signal out. He’s the Gangnam Style president.

    The establishment feel a sense of relief and can go and do soft interviews about how they wear Converse sneakers, or that their ancient relatives were Irish, but there’s going to be people who watched what Trump did and will have learned from it. People who are more professional than Trump, but still have the same America First/people’s champion energy.

  11. Bidens “hearing aid” might explain why earlier this week on approaching members of the armed forces, he inexplicably said “Salute the marines” rather than actually saluting them.

    “Sit”
    “Good boy”
    “Sniff that child’s hair”

  12. Dennis, Flexing His Pecs

    Is it some unspoken rule that all Guardian columnists who self-identify as male must look like they couldn’t win a two falls out of three wrestling match with a hamster?

  13. “said the Earl of Oxford.” Do lay off – everyone knows he was just a front for the Countess of Oxford.

  14. Ironman,

    “He’s just lost. Not many sitting presidents lose. He lost because he’s an arsehole.”

    People knew Trump was an arsehole in 2016. And most of his arseholeness was about being ill mannered, stuff that the media are obsessed with, but the public do not care about. They want politicians to fatten their bank balances and to stop Jihadis slaughtering them, same as I don’t care what deviant behaviour my plumber or wine merchant gets up to after hours.

    You make people poor or more miserable, even if it’s nothing to do with you, they’ll fire you.

  15. BoM4

    What you say is true, in my opinion.

    But if They couldn’t attack Trump for behaving loutishly, what would They have to attack him with?

    Luckily, Biden Inc have lots of Real Things about which they can be attacked.

    Downside is, they’re Bad Things, and will negatively affect my bank balance and balance of life.

    Oh well.

  16. “Is it some unspoken rule that all Guardian columnists who self-identify as male must look like they couldn’t win a two falls out of three wrestling match with a hamster?”

    Not just the Guardian.. It’s the “must not display Toxic Masculinity” Wokeness clause.
    Of course, any display of actual masculinity is toxic to the Narrative, so….

  17. Media already fawning over Biden and his team know it, look at the answer to why was he not wearing a mask after mandating them, could Trumps spokesperson got away with the hey we were celebrating cut us a little slack here answer that was given

  18. “Luckily, Biden Inc have lots of Real Things about which they can be attacked”

    Yet they won’t be because the media will ignore them, and the internet giants will also censor anyone who tries to do so online. We’ve already seen how it works with the Hunter Laptop case, what makes you think it’ll be any different from here on in?

  19. Actually Trump lost because the Democrats “created” enough illegitimate votes to oust him.

    Just think, China Joe did worse than Hillary ever 95-98% of the country, and yet did way better than Obama in those few key critical states. And over all of those states, just the critical large (Democrat majority) counties in those states. And ALL of those extra votes were in the form of mail-in votes, and none were signature matched. Plus the turn out in those critical counties reached absolutely previously unheard of percentages, far higher than ever recorded before and in some areas represent a turnout of between 100-600% of available voters.

    The was either an extremely crooked election, or the most incredibly well managed and calculated campaign ever mounted, where the campaign targeted exactly the areas they needed to win and by how much, and focussed all (and I do mean ALL) of their efforts into turning out their vote in those specific areas. But if the did it so well legitimately, why are they so vociferously opposed to any investigation at all of potential impropriety ? If it was legit, they *should* welcome a thorough look to scotch the rumours.

    To add to this, there are 19 “bellwether” counties in the USA that have gone with the elected president since 1980 (so gave majorities to Reagan, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, Clinton, Bush 2, Bush 2, Obama, Obama, and Trump). In 2020, 1 of these went to Biden by 6% (in Washington State), the other 18 went to Trump, and not just went, but gave him a majority of 16% on average – that’s higher than any previous president won those counties. Extremely unlikely. And two others noted, one that has only missed voting for the winner twice since 1880 (!), also went Trump, and another correct all but twice since before WW1, also went Trump. Note that both of these last two missed in 1960, going Nixon – and it is now generally accepted that Nixon was cheated out of winning then as well.

    And if you want to insist that there is “no evidence”, please explain the Georgia security video sensibly. Four Democrat activists counting 3 special boxes of votes (stored separately and in locked cases unlike ALL other boxes) after everyone else has been told to go home – and running the same batches through the tabulating machines up to three times WITHOUT performing the required invalidation routine for multiple scans at the attached workstation between those scans. Prima Facie evidence of Fraud, and yet no one is even allowed to investigate.

  20. Ed Snack

    “Just think, China Joe did worse than Hillary ever 95-98% of the country, and yet did way better than Obama in those few key critical states.”

    I get all the bell-weather stuff, and what statistically at local level looks highly suspicious in the marginals, and all the other anomalies – but this bit. How did China Joe apparently both get as many as 80 mill votes and do worse than Shrill over 95-98% of the country? Doesn’t that fail the calculator or logic test?

    To genuinely do worse than Shrill must imply the vote rigging was not just in the marginals but everywhere and on a truly unprecedented scale? But which isn’t what you seem to be suggesting above?

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