Aug 7, 2020Liked by Greg Olear

Ahhh, it’s good to envision a future where America heals and trump suffers. I think an appropriate use of Guantanamo would be as housing for his entire crime family. Is it large enough to accommodate all Congressional republicans?

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Aug 7, 2020Liked by Greg Olear

Biden wins: There will be teary-joyful, dancy-sex in the streets. As the Replacements sang: "I can't hardly wait..."

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Aug 7, 2020Liked by Greg Olear

Make fun of everything he does. Laugh at him.

Keep up the pressure on #Mangowanker until he has a massive stroke:

Disabling and debilitating, unable to tweet, incontinent and helpless and unable to speak, but fully aware of the prison hospital. 😊







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Aug 7, 2020Liked by Greg Olear

Great article with a lovely ending. However, far too many of the GOP stand to go to prison when Biden wins, so you can bet they will do anything and everything to cheat the election.

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Aug 7, 2020Liked by Greg Olear

I need this catharsis of which you speak. Enough is enough. I really hope to see him and his demon spawn punished for their life of grift and abuse.

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Aug 9, 2020Liked by Greg Olear

Time to end this whole presidential experiment and adopt a parliamentary system like the ones that first-world countries have. This transition should be one of the longer-term focus points of the 46th and last presidency.

Possibly 46th and next-to-last, if we're to have the satisfaction of watching a Black Woman oversee the dismantling of Barr's little "unitary executive" extremist Catholic caliphate dictatorship wet dream thingy.

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The election news is all good and getting better all the time.

Until I ran across this article, my introduction to you Greg, it had not occurred to me that the Republican Party might finally be waking up to the deep hole they’ve dug themselves.

I knew that the Republicans nationally are in deep shit. What I didn’t know is that they’re finally noticing it themselves: now that they realize it’s too late to fix it, and that they are about to be wiped out.

After every President, there is a backlash. I’ve been watching this for most of my life. We have a conservative president, and then all the people that are going crazy come out to vote, and we get a progressive president next. Then all the conservatives go nuts, having to live underneath progressive rule, and in extreme frustration they come out and vote. So then our next president is a conservative again. Back-and-forth, back-and-forth.

After 12 years of Reagan and Bush 41, Clinton. After 8 years of Clinton, 8 years of Bush. But then something different happened. We entered a new normal. A new paradigm.

The new normal, the new paradigm, is moving away from racism and sexism.

Up until 2008, since the very beginning of the US, we always had a white boy and he was always a protestant Christian. The only person who broke that mold was JFK, a Catholic. He was killed. That was too extreme of a change apparently for American society.

(I realize perfectly well that this is an exaggeration, JFK‘s intention to shut down the mafia and the CIA probably had a lot more to do with it. But I like the wording of that last paragraph, even though the assertion might be deeply flawed)

In 2008 we had our first man with a father born in Africa. If that wasn’t hard enough for this society, he also has a Muslim name. As you know, because you’ve seen it all happen, that was a huge offense to the racist tradition of this country. The so-called “birther” attacks on Barack were the only way the hardcore racists could express their racist outrage without being abused by the rest of society and maybe getting their asses thrown in jail for hate crimes.

Just imagine being someone who is racist to the core, and having to live under that president. Just imagine Donald Trump.

Shit-for-Brains made the headlines for spearheading the birther attacks. It was never really a serious accusation. It wasn’t about Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate. It was about his African father and his Muslim name. The Birthers, including Trump, were not really saying “you’re not an American.” They were really saying, “you’re a lowlife n***** with a raghead name, and we don’t want you running this country, we only want straight white men running this country.”

Donald Trump is the extreme backlash to 8 years of Barack Obama.

After two years of Donald Trump, in 2018 we saw another major return swing of the pendulum. This time, the blue backlash produced AOC, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids. And others. Kirsten Sinema.

2018 also nearly eliminated the Republican Party in California. The “Blue Wave” being rumored happened here. Every traditional Republican Orange County congressional district went blue. Nationally, the Republican Party lost its power base in California.

U.S. Congress (from California)

After 2018, out of 53 House members and two Senators, the Republicans only have seven seats. Somebody in the House made the facetious remark: “The entire California Republican caucus can meet in a minivan.”

State Legislature (California)

Same story. The Democrats have a super majority in both houses of the state legislature.

The California Republicans are irrelevant, and they are an endangered species heading for extinction politically. Now I’m not saying there aren’t a lot of Republicans and racist/sexist/anti-gay people left in California. I am a truck driver, I talk to them all the time. But as a group, as a political force, they are now in such a precarious position, they are so few and so isolated, that politically they’re in danger of being extinguished.

For the California delegation in Congress, and for the California State Legislature, the California Republican party doesn’t matter anymore. They are powerless except as wind bags.

Since the 2018 midterm elections, I have been talking about whether or not California is a predictor for the nation. California tends to be a bellwether. Everybody knows that a lot of changes in society and in politics start in certain states, like California, and then spread to the rest of the country.

Just this summer, it has become obvious that my postulate, my theory, is becoming a reality. The 2018 Blue Wave in California, as it turns out, is predicting a “Blue Wave“ for the entire USA.

The entire country is going the way of California. The Republican Party is about to be dealt a severe blow, and it will not recover. The Republican Party, as a political institution and a political force, is dying. The GOP is being reduced to scrap.

Absolutely everything is pointing in that direction. I could give you reams and reams of evidence, but the bottom line is that the GOP is about to decline severely and not recover.

The New World is apparently going to be a Democratic Party with many different factions and groupings. Even the Green Party is becoming irrelevant, because the Democratic Party is taking on the Green agenda.

This perspective is not easy to find out there. Until recently, the only people I could find openly expressing this perspective is the partnership of James Carville and Stan Greenberg (business partners). Greenberg has a book I do not recommend for reading, although I purchased it to say thank you to him, but I do recommend looking at the cover. The cover says it all.


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