Lazy Caturday Reads
Posted: January 2, 2021 | Author: bostonboomer | Filed under: morning reads, Republican politics, U.S. Politics | Tags: attempted coup, coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump, Georgia Senate runoffs, Joe Biden, John Thune, Sedition, Stop the Steal rally |
Portrait of the Cat Armellino With a Sonnet by Bertazzi , Giovanni Reder, 1750
As we get closer to Joe Biden’s inauguration, Trump is acting crazier than ever. I have to wonder if he can avoid a complete psychotic breakdown before he’s finally forced to leave the people’s house. With each passing day, he becomes more of an embarrassment to the country. Here’s the latest, along with some 18th Century cats in art:
The Daily Beast: Trump Plans to Fight the Election Even After ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally Ends.
Many of Donald Trump’s most dogmatic supporters see a mass protest in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6—just two weeks shy of Inauguration Day 2021—as their last chance to disrupt President-elect Joe Biden’s win. But for the president himself, it’s just another day to complain.
Two people familiar with the matter say that in recent days, Trump has told advisers and close associates that he wants to keep fighting in court past Jan. 6 if members of Congress, as expected, end up certifying the electoral college results.
“The way he sees it is: Why should I ever let this go?… How would that benefit me?” said one of the sources, who’s spoken to Trump at length about the post-election activities to nullify his Democratic opponent’s decisive victory.
A Girl Holding a Cat by Philippe Mercier, c.1750 (c) National Galleries of Scotland
The president’s exact plans for the Jan. 6 events remain unclear, and it has been common for him to lend his support to these rallies or protests via enthusiastic-sounding tweets, only to then stop short of doing much else. Since last week, Trump has asked certain aides and allies what they think would be good ideas for him to mark the occasion, such as a speech, a flyover, or a recorded video, the sources said….
On the day itself, protesters plan to meet in the northeast corner of the Capitol complex, where they’ll hear from a list of speakers that includes Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Trump adviser Roger Stone, and Rep-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who has supported the QAnon conspiracy theory. Trump has promoted the protest on Twitter, urging his supporters to attend.
“Be there, will be wild!” Trump tweeted on Dec. 19.
CNN: Trump attacks No. 2 Senate Republican as the President turns on allies in his final days in office.
Did you like this post? Please share it with your friends:
Have a nice weekend, everyone!! Next week will be wild.
A good kind of wild, I hope! I plan to dance around the house in ecstasy to my favorite music.
It all depends on the outcomes in Georgia. Either Dems will control the Senate or they won’t and they’ll be in danger of losing the House in 2022. If they win in Georgia, Biden will be able to get his appointments approved and get important legislation through. If they lose, McConnell will block everything Biden tries to do.
Yes, that’s why I’m hoping for a good kind of wild. Democratic turnout in GA appears to be high.
It’s high in traditionally Dem areas, including those with high %ages of Black voters. Let’s hope the Georgia repudiation of Trump in November carries momentum!
The Beckett piece at The Guardian on Disinformation is great!
Excellent term! “Participatory disinformation”
“Participatory disinformation” = “bullshitting yourself.” Willful contagion of mental disorder.
I read it as meaning more than that. Participating in disinformation to yourself, yes, but also helping to spread the disease to others.
“Disinformation” is a dangerously neutral-sounding euphemism for “lies.”
The Chuck Todd confessions article is similar.
Which makes it all the more strange that KellyAnne’s husband could right this and not see it in his wife’s eyes …
I’m pretty sure he sees it. They are not actually living together as far as I know. He lives in NYC mostly. He says she drives him crazy with the Trump cult stuff.
Isn’t that the truth!
From the LA Times article:
I hope Biden changes this.
Since the vandalism of Pelosi’s and McConnell’s homes including this grammatical and spelling gem: “WERES MY MONEY” I suspect MAGAts.
He doesn’t need to explain — we know why he’s doing that.