Trump Administration . Trump tests positive for Covid 19, the first and only positive result in nearly four years .

Who will win the 2020 election ?

  • Trump

    Votes: 37 35.9%
  • Biden

    Votes: 53 51.5%
  • Don't care

    Votes: 13 12.6%

  • Total voters
    103

raduv1

Distinguished Member
Republicans it seems have no self awareness, or just plain arsed stupid . Or its just the correct track to play for the grifter in chief . Made me chuckle .


Donald Trump has been widely mocked after playing Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s ‘Fortunate Son’ when arriving at a campaign rally in Michigan.

The 1969 track was released at the height of the Vietnam war and offers a scathing take on military deferments and the safe positions that were offered to well-connected individuals at a time when millions of Americans were being drafted to the front line.

Singer John Fogerty previously said of the track: “The song speaks more to the unfairness of class than war itself. It’s the old saying about rich men making war and poor men having to fight them.”
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But there is a certain irony in Trump playing the track as he arrived on Thursday evening (September 10), given his dubious association with the conflict.

Trump was originally deemed medically fit for military service in July 1968, after the last of four consecutive student deferments came to an end.
The unfortunate choice comes a week after Trump was accused of disrespecting the US military.

According to reports from The Atlantic, he described America’s war dead as “losers” and “suckers”.
 

raduv1

Distinguished Member
On a more serious note than my previous post .


On May 24, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle had thrown out the financial barrier to reenfranchisement, describing the fines as a “pay-to-vote system.” But the 6-4 decision from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals stands to leave at least 774,000 people across Florida subject to a law evocative of Jim Crow–era policy.
Most people affected by Amendment 4 are too poor to pay the fines and a broken court system further muddies the process. Court records are not straightforward, making it difficult for the formerly incarcerated to know if they’ve settled their debts or how much they even owe. The four dissenting judges wrote that the system “ultimately throws up its hands and denies citizens their ability to vote because the State can’t figure out the outstanding balances it is requiring those citizens to pay.” And anyone who inaccurately swears that they have no remaining court debt could face jail time—despite the strong possibility that the claim was a mistake.

The reversal being handed down during a particularly devastating economic period, further complicates how this could play out. Millions nationwide have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and in Florida the unemployment rate has remained relatively elevated. At the onset of the pandemic financial strain, twice as many Black Floridians were unemployed.
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Literally stealing the election...
 

richp007

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v1c

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krish

Distinguished Member
New election podcast, just started today, with two well known strategists ...
David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt are friends, former rivals and two of the top strategic minds in America. They understand American politics better than almost anyone because, when they were running presidential campaigns, they had to make momentous decisions almost every single day. In Battleground, they'll draw on 50+ years of combined experience inside campaigns and in government to break down how the Democrats and Republicans are fighting for votes. They’ll dissect the opposing parties’ game plans to explain exactly what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and why it is-- or isn't-- working.


Introducing: Battleground with David Plouffe & Steve Schmidt




The Existential Election

In the first episode of Battleground, David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt dissect the upcoming presidential contest – the most important election America has faced since 1864.

The two former foes turned friends discuss Biden's changes in Florida and Pennsylvania, Trump's attempts to turn Minnesota and Nevada into battlegrounds, Biden's appeal to blue collar voters and Trump's ability to expand the electorate.


 

krish

Distinguished Member
Bob W on last night's 60 Minutes ...





Audio podcast of the whole programme ...
On this week's "60 Minutes," Scott Pelley's interview with two-time Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter Bob Woodward about his latest book about President Trump. Raw sewage is entering Southern California's coast lands and waters from Tijuana, Mexico, just over the border. And Anderson Cooper meets the real man behind the dark and complicated roles Joaquin Phoenix is known for playing.
 

krish

Distinguished Member
Which doesn't contradict my view that they deserve each other.

They've a purely transactional relationship, her public appearances are bought and paid for or she doesn't deliver. Her not moving to the White House at the start of his term was down to her securing a renegotiated prenup, not the bullsh*t about their son's schooling.
Just seen this Newsnight interview from last week ...

In her only UK broadcast interview, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff - Melania Trump’s former friend and aide - joins Newsnight's Kirsty Wark to discuss her relationship with the First Lady and her new tell-all book, Melania and Me.

A former aide to Melania Trump has written a memoir, Melania and Me, about her 15-year friendship with the US first lady.

In 2018, Ms Winston Wolkoff was reportedly forced out of the White House, amid allegations that she had been profiteering from President Trump's inauguration. But the former aide has said she was "thrown under the bus".

She denied claims her company received $26 million (£20 million) in payments to help plan the 2017 ceremony and surrounding events, saying her firm "retained a total of $1.62 million".

The White House has denounced the book as a "bizarre twisting of the truth".

She was also on The View ...





A couple of earlier circuit interviews ...


 
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richp007

Distinguished Member
Don't worry, I have it on good authority that it's going to get cooler, so tensions due to the heat will subside.
 

Ono

Well-known Member
Bob Woodward put Trump's willful ignorance and playing down of the virus in January very well:

"What if Franklin D Roosevelt had been told that the Japanese were going to bomb Pearl Harbor in 3 days time but downplayed it because he didn't want to panic anyone?"
 

Trollslayer

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The difference is that other trackers are going by number of public votes and the FT tracker is going by number of electoral college votes.
Plus they explain their methodology well.
The only wild card is the US Postal Service being crippled to stop the poorer people voting.
 

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