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Here is a list of groups that will not save the world from DonTrump

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Advisers to Napoleorange. If I understand this properly, the latest idea is his advisers will wise up to the fact that the Yammering Yam is out of control and a threat to the U.S. and they’ll curb his worst impulses. This sounds very nice. Because it’s a fantasy based on two very odd beliefs. One is that tRump’s hand-picked coterie of crooks, failures and fascists give a shit about the U.S. The other belief is that the Tantrump-in-Chief will not immediately fire anyone who does try to curb any of his impulses.

The Republican-controlled Congress. I know a lot of people hate Twitter; I happen to like it a great deal, but I had to ease off for a bit because every five minutes or so some numbskull wonders when Congress will impeach tRump. The answer of course is 20 minutes after everyone receives their twin unicorns in the mail.

Remorseful Republican voters. Pardon me, but I am highly fucking skeptical of the idea that the same shitty people who pumped kerosene into the Trumpster fire are going to stop, much less show up with fire extinguishers in 2020. At any rate, Just you wait four years then everything will be much better, has never been a satisfactory response to any problem. (Exception: Babies.)

I suppose one could come up with a series of events that result in Republican voters staying away from the polls. However, that number will have to be significantly greater than the number of people who will be kept away from the polls by the Republicans’ Minority Voters = Criminals campaign. I think the twin unicorns will show up first.

The Ancient & Exalted Guild of Fence Sitters, Middle of the Roadsters, CisHet White Men Who Don’t Like Politics to Acknowledge Other Identities, Goldilockians & Manticores Who Will Vote for Democrats if Approached the Right – NO YOU DID IT WRONG & RUINED EVERYTHING NOW HAVE 4 MORE YEARS OF TRUMP!!!!

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  • Cheerfull

    Something that saves me from Trump two or four years from now does not save us from Trump. He, his advisors and a compliant Republican Congress are perfectly capable of causing immense havoc in weeks or moths. He has already damaged the attractiveness of the U.S. as a place to travel to, or go to college, for a long time. And that doesn’t deal with the current deportation sweep.

    The only solution now is to slow him down as much as possible, obstruct him as much as possible and, without counterproductive violence, put as much fear as possible into members of Congress. All of which doesn’t really save us, but conceivably turns Trump into a running sore as opposed to an aggressive cancer.

  • Ahuitzotl

    I’ll trade you one of my unicorns* for your Wand of Superior Sarcasm

    *the postie is late, but he should be here soon

  • Jordan

    Here is a list of groups who might save us!

    women, immigrants, black people, muslims, hispanics, poor people, LGBT people, workers.

    you know, I saw really impressive representatives of *all* of those groups at my local women’s march a couple weeks! And many of them overlapped! And we’ve met up for planning sessions since then!

    Stick with them, of course.

    /eta: oh crap, I thought this was a SL post. Nevermind me.

    • efgoldman

      Here is a list of groups who might save us!

      Shorter: The same people who saved us in 2008 and 2012, and COULD do the same if we could get them to come out in midterms.

      • smartalek

        If we only had some ham, we could make ham-and-cheese sammiches, if we only had some cheese… and a few slices bread.

      • cpinva

        “Shorter: The same people who saved us in 2008 and 2012, and COULD do the same if we could get them to come out in midterms.”

        aye, but there be the rub. getting all parts of the democratic party to get off their asses more than just once every 4 years. oh, and not voting for uncle dweezle, because the party candidate isn’t pure enough. hint: the party candidate (any candidate with a legitimate chance of winning, really) is never going to be “pure” enough, because that’s not how real life works. so get over yourself.

      • Jordan

        right, it was a stupid comment.

    • Abbey Bartlet

      Here is a list of groups who might save us worked their fucking asses off to try to prevent us from ever having to deal with this and were thwarted by whiny white men, and it’s a big fat fucking load of bullshit that now they have to save us after the whiny white men ignored them in the first place!

      women, immigrants, black people, muslims, hispanics, poor people, LGBT people, workers.

      • upstate_cyclist

        That political coalition in earlier forms has already done it before. It sucks that we keep having to go through it again and again.

      • cpinva

        pissed off white, middle-aged male here. unfortunately, there’s only one of me, and I can only try and influence the people I meet. there needs to be lots more of me to do much good.

      • Origami Isopod

        Thank you.

        Also, the term “voter suppression” seems to be conspicuously missing from this discussion.

      • Jordan

        right. (it was a stupid comment).

  • JDM

    I could see Congress wanting to impeach Trump, but they’d want it to be at some “sweet spot”, far enough out to let him do much of their crap for them (after which they’d hope to blame it all on him and pretend there’s nothing they can do about it, it’s done), long enough before the midterms so they can distance themselves both from him and the impeachment. Plenty of things make that unlikely to happen though. For one, the timing would be debated and they’d have to get all their idiots to agree on that as well as the impeachment. It would have to happen fast when it did, and not allow for much probing into how tied they are to whatever Trump was being impeached for. And they’d have to come up with a semi-plausible offense that somehow is more than what he’s done already (which they’ve let him get away with). That would also be the subject of internal arguing.

    So I can see them thinking it a strategy, but pulling it off would be a big problem, especially since they’ve got a poor track record on making things happen. Breaking things, sure, but just Hulk smash would leave them in a worse position than they’d be if they let the guy stay and deal with their Fearless Leader being a mentally unstable dimwit.

    • One thing I didn’t mention above – It will take bravery. Physical bravery because they’ll be riling up the same people they’ve been inciting to violence for years.

      Do I see Paul Ryan risking his skin for the good of the nation? I do not.

      • GeorgeBurnsWasRight

        Do I see Paul Ryan risking not getting elected for the good of the nation? I do not.

    • Dr. Ronnie James, DO

      The dynamic as far as I can see is that Trump controls the base/27%. And the extent to which any Republican will stand up to him correlates directly with how little they depend on the base. Which eliminates most of them. The only other possibility is for him to make massive unforced errors to alienate the base, a la W’s immigration reform proposals.

      • smartalek

        Sure.
        Mein Trumpf could, for example, recognize that, in order to pay for his wall, and his military buildup, and his deportations, and his infrastructure improvements, as well as to put enough cash back into the hands of middle- and working-class consumers to get that 4% growth he’s touted, that he needs to increase taxes on the top 1%, instead of cutting them.
        He could even return to that idea he once had of imposing a wealth tax — for the good of the nation.
        And the moon could fall out of the sky.
        Hey, it’s not impossible, right?

    • nemdam

      Maybe I’m naive, but I think folks are seriously underrating the odds of impeachment. This isn’t based on Republicans doing the right thing or putting country over party. Hahaha, of course they won’t do that. But when the inevitable smoking gun evidence is revealed that Trump is a Putin asset and his approval rating plummets to the low 30s? I think it’s a real possibility they calculate that President Pence is just as able to sign his name as Trump and decide they have a better chance at getting their agenda passed with Pence. Also, I think they would prefer to have a President that doesn’t create a new diplomatic crisis every week. Lastly, they will also be able to milk this into years of glowing media praise for being Honest, Unimpeachable Men of Integrity.

      • Taylor

        I don’t understand why the focus on impeachment. I would have thought Article 25 is much more likely, maybe even a realistic possiblity.

        ETA talk of the Putin shoe dropping reminds of the unicorn that Patrick Fitzgerald never delivered (not blaming him).

        • efgoldman

          I would have thought Article 25 is much more likely, maybe even a realistic possiblity.

          Takes a 2/3 vote in each house. Absent him actually wandering around the mall, in a bathrobe and bunny slippers, drooling all over himself and yelling that he’s Jesus, I don’t see it.
          But wouldn’t it be cute if the Dems withheld just enough votes so it didn’t pass….

        • nemdam

          To me, the fact that Russia hacked our election in order to elect Donald Trump and used Wikileaks as a front is the unicorn. Along with the other overwhelming circumstantial evidence, I believe it is naive to believe there isn’t more to the story or to completely dismiss that Putin has acquired Trump as an asset. Given everything we know, it’s difficult to explain the facts without some kind of Trump-Russian coordination.

          • upstate_cyclist

            I don’t think you will find much dispute about the FBIRussian coordination around here. Just cannot see Republicans willing to go down that road with a president of their own party as they are getting all of what they wanted. So gunna have to side with Shakezula on this one.

            If by some miracle we can overcome the massive incoming voter suppression efforts and take control of Congress, than we can revisit the impeachment matter.

        • Redwood Rhiadra

          Article 25 doesn’t even BEGIN unless Pence AND a majority of Trump’s hand-picked Cabinet agrees. Not going to happen – even if Pence wants to try it, the Cabinet owe their positions to Trump and know they wouldn’t be likely to keep them under Pence.

          Even then, as efgoldman noted, it *still* requires a 2/3 vote of both houses of Congress to finish Trump’s removal, which is a higher bar than impeachment.

      • I’m convinced he will be impeached, article-5’d, or most likely “persuaded” that his health requires him to resign, when the whole cumulative burden of his incompetence and corruption and embarrassing manners reaches a certain critical weight.

        I don’t think the Putin issue will have much to do with it, if only because the Putin conspiracy narrative isn’t coherent enough for most people to grasp. I also don’t think it’s true: Putin is a very bad man in my view, but he can’t have wanted such an unstable person to be elected and I doubt he believed it was possible; his aim was always to make President Hillary Clinton illegitimate and weak. Things like this week’s Flynn eruption are evidence that Putin is not running the Trump show because the tradecraft is incompetent. He is likely to be as astonished and appalled by the outcome as you or I or Trump himself.

        • nemdam

          It’s not that Putin is directing every single Trump move regarding Russia. He’s asking for results and doesn’t care how it gets done.

          And if there is rock solid evidence that Trump is compromised by Putin and that his campaign was coordinating with Russia? It’s messy and hard to follow now, but if this kind of evidence drops, the narrative becomes straightforward.

          • Redwood Rhiadra

            The GOP wouldn’t give a fuck if Trump was proven to be a deep-cover FSB operative personally trained by Putin himself. Hell, most of the GOP thinks Putin is the greatest Russian leader ever – he pushes all their fascist-adoring buttons.

            So nothing that could possibly be revealed about Trump’s relationship to Putin would lead to his impeachment.

            Unless it were revealed that they were having sex.

            • bs

              Nope. Even then, IOKIYAR.

      • GeorgeBurnsWasRight

        You’re more optimistic than I am.

        IF (and that’s assuming the truth gets made publicly) I expect most of Trump’s supporters will conclude that it’s all a media lie, and a sizable portion of the remainder will decide like pussy-grabbing, they can live with it.

        I think Trump is pretty good at sizing up his marks, and he’s already said they’d still support him if he murdered someone in broad daylight.

        • efgoldman

          I expect most of Trump’s supporters will conclude that it’s all a media lie

          Tricksie Dicksie Nixie had approximately 25-27% support when he got on the helicopter, too. You’ll never get every adult in this country to agree that this is February.

      • smartalek

        when the inevitable smoking gun evidence is revealed that Trump is a Putin asset and his approval rating plummets to the low 30s?”

        You mean the way all the smoking gun evidence that climate change is real has caused the approval ratings for deniers to have dropped to the low 30s?
        Would you care — just for fun, of course — to lay a modest wager on this?
        I’ll give you odds.

        • Origami Isopod

          You mean the way all the smoking gun evidence that climate change is real has caused the approval ratings for deniers to have dropped to the low 30s?

          Bingo. Why is anyone here thinking that (a) evidence matters in an age of Alternative Facts® or (b) the Trumpanzees are going to let minor things like treason get in the way of their adulation of Bigly Daddy, who’s freed them from the terrible oppression of having to pretend to be decent human beings?

    • tsam

      It’s important to remember that on policy grounds, Republicans have no issue with Trump whatsoever.

      He won’t be a impeached. With the exception of two republicans on devos, all of his foxes were approved for their respective henhouses

      • John Revolta

        Impeaching Trump would involve admitting they were wrong, that they’d made a mistake. When was the last time anyone recalls a GOPer doing such a thing? They don’t know how.

        Closest we might get would be “Why didn’t the Dems TELL US Trump was such an idiot?”

        • tsam

          Oh I can see them blaming obama’s feckless presidency for forcing the electorate to hire a racist rapist who isn’t actually capable of doing the job. Conservatives are already floating that horseshit in some small circles– the ones who don’t care about admitting Trump is a useless rockhead

      • efgoldman

        With the exception of two republicans on devos

        And those were free, no cost votes. If Yertle McTurtle had needed it, Suzie Q for sure and probably Murkowski would have voted aye.

        • tsam

          Yes sir.

  • McAllen

    You mean the whole country’s not on board for the big communist revolution? Willikers! But we elected Trump and everything!

    • StellaB

      Well next time we’ll select a candidate who is a crabby, old, unproductive backbencher shouting bumpersticker slogans that he doesn’t quite understand and he will be double-plus certain to beat Trump. Because.

      • Marek

        That’s helpful.

      • TVTray

        Not sure who you’re talking about, but he would probably do better than Hillary Clinton, who lost to Donald Trump!

        • Origami Isopod

          Three-inch stack of oppo, dude. Google it.

  • (((Malaclypse)))

    kerosene into the Trumpster fire

    When I was growing up, my dad lived by the simple belief that any problem could be solved by some combination of chainsaws, blowtorches, and/or accellerants. And when I was a wee lad, I asked why he always used kerosene as an accellerant, when gasoline was just sitting there waiting to be siphoned out of any car.

    “Son,” he said, “gasoline has a lot of energy, but it’s just too volatile. It burns off so quick it can’t really get a fire to stay caught the way you want. If you want to make a big bang, gas is great. You want to burn shit to ashes, always go with kerosene.”

    So, props for reminding me of dad’s wisdom.

    • N__B

      When I was growing up, my dad lived by the simple belief that any problem could be solved by some combination of chainsaws, blowtorches, and/or accellerants.

      No offense, but your father missed the fourth food group: duct tape.

      • jim, some guy in iowa

        also something that can be plausibly (whether effectively is a different matter) used as a hammer. Maybe this is just a farm thing

        • N__B

          No, it’s not just a farm thing. I have the dented 4-D-cell Maglite to prove that.

          • evodevo

            LOLOLOL Boy does that ever ring true around our place…

          • tsam

            Me too. Also pliers, bigger screwdrivers, etc…

        • Tom in BK

          As a former house painter, and occasional handyman, I would like to put in a good word for the five-in-one.

      • McAllen

        I feel like duct tape would be creating the problems chainsaws and blowtorches solve, and vice versa.

        • N__B

          Can't put your infant to bed with a chainsaw.

          • Bruce B.

            Hence the duct tape.

          • efgoldman

            Can’t put your infant to bed with a chainsaw.

            Well… you could.

          • Origami Isopod

            Not with that attitude, you can’t.

      • (((Malaclypse)))

        That was for putting things together, which was not in the category of “problem.” Putting things together was something he was astoundingly good at, actually. But that makes for less interesting experiences than how he got things to blow to smithereens.

        • Tom in BK

          I volunteered to rebuild my parents’ deck six or seven years ago. Demolishing it was by far the best part.

          • tsam

            When I were but a wee lad, I loved the demo. Now I like the building part and hate the demo.

            • Tom in BK

              I get different sorts of satisfaction from each. Building = long-term. Demo = short-term.

              • tsam

                I’m a perilously clumsy demolition tech. I think I do more damage to myself than the project.

        • Origami Isopod

          how he got things to blow to smithereens.

          I would read many blogposts, or failing that many lengthy digressive comments, about that. Just sayin’.

      • Michael Cain

        And baling wire. Amazing what sorts of temporary metal fittings can be fabricated with baling wire and a pair of vice-grips.

    • egg

      Much like all basic health care: lance and cauterize

      • Bruce B.

        Dad used to say they explained health care options in his Army Air Corps basic training in 1943 this way:

        You could have step throat, in which case they’d swab your throat with iodine.

        Or you could have athlete’s foot, in which case they’d swap your foot with iodine.

        If you had anything else, they’d throw you in the brig for impersonating an officer.

    • guthrie

      Sensible man. I found that paraffin is safer than petrol for general fire lighting duties.

      • tsam

        It’s like you enjoy having eyesight. Wtf?

        • smartalek

          Wait, he didn’t say “fire-FIGHTing”?
          My bad.

          • tsam

            Oh he did say fighting. Never mind then.

  • Chip Daniels

    Coalitions by their nature are always fragile things, held together only by a common enemy, or, in wonderful but rare cases, a shared vision of something positive.

    Trump’s coalition is fragile, and (IMO) going to fly apart rapidly.

    It contains people who want to destroy Medicare and those who rely on it, people who want higher wages and people who rely on them being low, all held together only by a shared hatred of modernity and the women. brown people and gheys who are benefiting from it.

    We can form a coalition from the pieces that fly off, like white working class voters who want to keep the ACA, unions, and Medicare, and are willing to join us even if they don’t particularly like most of us.

    But we also have to be willing to share power with assholes like Manchin who hang with us just a little bit more than a Republican would.

  • lizzie

    The Ancient & Exalted Guild of Fence Sitters, Middle of the Roadsters, CisHet White Men Who Don’t Like Politics to Acknowledge Other Identities, Goldilockians & Manticores Who Will Vote for Democrats if Approached the Right – NO YOU DID IT WRONG & RUINED EVERYTHING NOW HAVE 4 MORE YEARS OF TRUMP!!!!

    I see you read Timothy Egan’s NYT op ed today!

  • Murc

    Remorseful Republican voters.

    I reallyhope you’re wrong about this, and about the fence-sitters, because if not we’re basically fucked forever.

    And I kinda think there’s a good chance you are wrong, because it seems quite likely to me that people who went Obama -> Trump could easily bail on Trump the same way.

  • EliHawk

    Nah, Remorseful Republican Voters will help, if only because all it takes is a few of them to make a difference. Elections are fought on the narrow margins, so if, say, 3-4% of Trump voters flip or stay home, he loses by a wide margin in 2020 even while maintaining the vast, vast, majority of his support. Moreover, if they’re demoralized or turned off by 2018, that can flip midterm seats. Think back to 2006: Outside of Lincoln Chaffee’s downfall, the Democratic Senate Pickups that year were in four states Bush had won (MT, VA, MO, OH) and one he had only lost by 2.5% (PA, which ended up a 17 pt blowout). Same with flipping districts that had leaned R. Why? W voters stayed home, or switched.

    • jim, some guy in iowa

      every article I’ve read about the voters in places where Trump’s win was unexpected features some variant of “roll the dice” as a quote from a Trump voter. These are not people whose opinions are set in stone

      • Jordan

        I think this is a good point. These were the people who were willing to overcome their racism and go for Obama because the Republicans had obviously fucked everything up. 8 years later, its going okish but not good enough for us, lets take a chance on that fucker.

        If it doesn’t work out for them, its only going to be the super-racist fringe and the always-republicans-always types who are left. And thats not a majority even in lots of “red districts”.

      • Nobdy

        There are gettable votes, but they aren’t going to rise up and save the country on their own. They need to be convinced by a campaign to highlight and resist Trump’s vileness.

        Some of these groups might be pressured and cajoled into doing the right thing but that doesn’t mean they will save us. Their Trumpism is an obstacle that might with sufficient effort be overcome.

        • jim, some guy in iowa

          no one group *is* going to save us. as a dirty old man said a long time ago, “hang together or most assuredly hang separately”

          • efgoldman

            as a dirty old man said a long time ago, “hang together or most assuredly hang separately”

            When did I say that? I don’t remember.

            • smartalek

              1776.
              You wear your age very well.

    • Just a Rube

      Note that the 2006 Senate class is the same as the 2018 Senate class. None of the seats you mentioned flipped back in 2012. In short, the only Republicans up in 2018 are the ones who survived 2006 (and 2000, the first time the Democrats retook the Senate, and 2012, the year half the Tea Party decided to start debating “legitimate rape”).

      There is no way to make the 2018 map good. There are only 9 Republican-held seats up for election at all; you’d need 3 of those to flip the Senate, even if you hold on to all the vulnerable Democratic seats (of which there are a lot). The best that can be hoped for is mitigating the damages.

      • EliHawk

        The point is less about the specific map (which I agree, is terrible) than it is the broader point that a few Republican votes can be swung (or stay home) and that makes a big difference. The bigger thing for the Senate is that this map would have, all things being equal, been a blood bath if Dems held the White House. Every seat we hold next year is a spot closer to a good majority in 2020-22, just like losing winnable midterm seats in places like CO/NC in 2014 hurt our numbers this year.

      • altofront

        There is no way to make the 2018 map good. There are only 9 Republican-held seats up for election at all; you’d need 3 of those to flip the Senate, even if you hold on to all the vulnerable Democratic seats (of which there are a lot). The best that can be hoped for is mitigating the damages.

        Even this understates it. In order to flip the Senate, we need not only to defeat Dean Heller and Jeff Flake, but also Ted Cruz, who won in 2012 by well over a million votes. (Would Roger Wicker in MS be an easier third target?) Plus, as you say, making sure that Manchin, Tester, Heitkamp, McCaskill, and Donnelly all hold on. Plus defending 25 seats to the Republicans’ 8. It’s just not happening.

  • Cheap Wino

    I want to start a meme that I know would bury itself right to Trump’s core, would dig at his narcissism, make him steam. I think it should be Stupidest President Ever. If that exploded in social media it would surely piss him off and there’s no real retort for it. It would be beautiful to watch him contort dealing with it.

    A friend told me there is some kind of post card writing campaign slated for March 15th. It would be awesome if millions of post cards were sent to the white house that just said, “Stupidest President Ever.”

    Also, for those of you who tweet:

    #StupidestPresidentEver

  • Nobdy

    How do we know if they will save us unless we appease them a little bit more?

    Maybe if we just let them deport all the Hispanics and jail all the blacks they’ll see the errors of their ways and come to our side.

    We can’t know until we try.

    • First they came for the permanent residents, immigrants & refugees and I said “Well, your opinion is just as valid as any other and I wouldn’t want to be closed-minded.”

      • gmack

        It’s bitterly funny because it’s true. (“Can’t we just give him a chance? We need to test out the hypothesis that we’re in an existential clash of civilizations with Islam before we can decide whether to support the President!”).

  • NewishLawyer

    I think you are right and even the most total opposition lefties and Democrats seem to have some hopes of the GOP impeachment of Trump. I think this is because a lot of Democrats still really believe in the system and are naively ideal at times like we believe that the Just a Bill cartoon from the 70s is how government works.

  • VCarlson

    Sadly, I agree.

    The only way the GOP Congress will go against the Cheato is if/when they decide he has become more of a problem than a help to them in their true aim: accumulating more power for themselves.

    The problem with the tRump voters is you can’t count on them. You can only hope that enough of them will overcome their programming to stay home/not vote R. Remember, these are people who have an emotional attachment to their view of the world, in which Ill Douche is a savvy businessman and a great thinker Who Will Save Them, and have been trained to consider real journalists as liars (too often helped by the journalists – and “journalists” -themselves. I’m looking at you, NYT and WaPo).

    As has been noted upthread, there could be sufficient viters peeled off to help, but only if there is a successful effort made to help people get REAL ID level IDs. Which should have started on John Roberts’ Day of Jubilee (h/t Charlie Pierce), but better late than never, I hope. Also work during elections to get people to the polls, matbe provide seats/water/other help. What we can do about GOP-owned voting machines and the counters who “accidentally” gave Orange Julius more votes than the precinct had voters (in more than one orecunct), I don’t know.

  • ZakMcKrackenAndTheAlienMindbenders

    The Grownups in the CIA won’t save us either, because there are no grownups in the CIA and never have been. Once upon a time the crackpot sadistic fratboys in the CIA were more blueblooded than they are now, but that’s about all. The CIA won’t save us, but it is sort of funny when they fuck with Flynn http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/mike-flynn-nsa-aide-trump-234923

  • Fidalgo

    I guess it’s never too early to lay the groundwork for the recriminations about why we lost 2020.

  • Mac the Knife

    Not sure I want to argue that they’d actually impeach him, but I was at the supermarket yesterday and the National Enquirer headline was “Obama’s Secret Plan to Impeach Trump”.

    If they can figure out how to blame Obama for it, it seems more likely to happen.

  • bienenbaer

    What is the meaning of “Manticore” in a political context? People who want to be distinctly both Republican and Democrat, left and right, as opposed to those who just want to be the “middle”, that is Goldilockians?

    • Linnaeus

      Watch out for those tail spikes. 1-6 damage!

    • I merely wanted to give another mythical beast some airtime since everyone talks about unicorns.

      But your definition works.

  • altofront

    The Ancient & Exalted Guild of Fence Sitters, Middle of the Roadsters, CisHet White Men Who Don’t Like Politics to Acknowledge Other Identities, Goldilockians & Manticores Who Will Vote for Democrats if Approached the Right – NO YOU DID IT WRONG & RUINED EVERYTHING NOW HAVE 4 MORE YEARS OF TRUMP!!!!

    Shakezula’s posts will not save us from Donald Trump. But they are certainly a balm for my well-chafed soul. Thanks.

  • A partial list of other people who might have a go:
    – American spooks, by leaking smoking-gun proof of Trump’s treasonous dealings with Putin
    – The Communist Party of China, by continuing to inflict humiliating foreign policy defeats on Trump
    – Angela Merkel, by having Deutsche Bank call in his paper
    – The ayatollahs of Iran, by having him killed
    – Donald Trump, by having a heart attack or breakdown.

  • PS:
    – and whoever in the IRS has smuggled home photocopies of Donald Trump’s tax returns.
    Prediction: Trump won’t carry out a purge of the IRS. The sacked could all too easily include someone with the photocopies.

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