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The White House staff are delusional

This article contains news quoted from Huffington Post with liberal commentary.

“The operating ‘assumption’ at the White House is that Donald Trump is heading into his second term, his trade adviser Peter Navarro said Friday …. ‘We think he won that election,’ said Navarro …. ‘We are moving forward here at the White House under the assumption that there will be a second Trump term.’ … Navarro hammered the baseless Trump line about a rigged election. ‘We have what appears, in some sense, to be an immaculate deception,’ he said, indicating that Biden’s apparent win by more than 5 million votes is a mirage.”

“Navarro is an unrepentant Trump campaigner, even though plugging the president’s reelection on the taxpayers’ dime is a violation of the Hatch Act. Watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has called for Navarro to be fired for his ‘egregious, notorious, and ongoing’ violations of  the Hatch Act.” That, of course, won’t happen until Biden takes office. Nor is he likely to be prosecuted for Hatch Act violations. (The Hatch Act prohibits using government facilities or resources for political campaigning.) But Navarro, a former academic who was defeated for public office 5 times (wonder why?), should never hold a responsible position in government or academia again. (He probably won’t; he’s 71 years old.)

“Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany … said she expects Trump to attend ‘his own inauguration’ in January.” McEnany, who graduated from Harvard Law School but has never worked as a lawyer, seeking instead a career in media and politics, isn’t only a twit; she’s a shameless opportunist who criticized Trump when he was a candidate and she was a CNN commentator, but now she’s on the White House payroll and goes in front of TV cameras to parrot his lies. Her White House days are numbered, and wherever she lands after that, it should not be at CNN or any other reputable network or news organization. Maybe Fox will take her; that’s a friendly environment for rightwing propaganda-spewers.

Mike Pompeo, Trump’s secretary of state, a West Pointer and Harvard Law graduate who did practice law for a time, then had a business career (with help from Charles Koch), then was elected to Congress, then was Trump’s first CIA director for a little over a year, said a few dats ago, “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” and he wasn’t referring to 2025. He, too, will be replaced when Biden takes office; but he’ll have no trouble landing a lucrative perch at a lobbying firm or a Washington D.C. law firm.

These are smart, well-educated, people who are lying through their teeth. They know better. The only way Trump could stay in office is if democracy is trashed and some sort of coup d’etat is pulled off. Making themselves a party to that goes far beyond any loyalty they owe to their boss. By helping Trump undermine our democratic political system, they are attacking America. And that act of disloyalty to our nation should follow them for the rest of their lives.

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  1. Mark Adams #
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    After the last four years why on Earth do you all think this process is going to be nice and easy. Technically Biden does not become President elect until the Electoral Cellege meets. That entity Democrats called undemocratic last election is suddenly a democratic institution because Biden won. It is not and never has been a Democratic institution. Still those electors choose the President and VP of the United States and has in every Presidential election. No US citizen voted for George Washington but the electoral college voted the man President.

    All these White House maybe saying these things with a chuckle. Maybe you don’t get the joke. Payback for the past 4 years is a bitch. And if the electoral colege does not pick a candidate with half plus one then the House picks the President. Won’t that piss the lot of you off.

    And as undemocratic the electoral college is it is not likely going away. And the power makers in both parties like it that way. That is the joke behind the curtain.

  2. Roger Rabbit #
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    Do you really think Biden, with 306 electoral votes, none of which are likely to be overturned by recounts or legal challenges, won’t be formally elected president on Dec. 14? (Note: That’s when the electors vote; the electoral votes are formally tallied and announced on Jan. 6, 2021.) There’s no factual or logical basis to question the election results reported by the media.

  3. Roger Rabbit #
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    The idea that we’re not a pure democracy goes only so far. Under current law in every state, every single elector is chosen by popular vote, based on majority principles. The quirks of the Electoral College don’t change the democratic nature of our elections. They do give smaller states more voting weight. And electors are people, not numbers, who are subject to human whims; but in reality, in the entire history of the U.S., no elector has ever voted for the candidate of the opposing party. There is no plausible scenario in which Trump remains in office after Jan. 20, so it’s time for him to start cooperating with a transition for the good of the country, and it’s time for people like you to accept the fact Biden won. As I’ve pointed out before, there is no state within recount range, and as the news media have been reporting, no evidence supports Trump’s fraud claims and his lawsuits are being rejected by the courts.



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