22 thoughts on “Sad But True”

  1. what’s all this rush to make him a lame duck about?

    reminds me of what teddy did to jimmy.   dems never learn.

  2. while the dems are shooting at themselves and at Biden (weakening their top official power holder), the GOPers are busy bolstering their base where it counts (like who gets to count votes)

    John Oliver Reveals How the GOP Is Planning to Hijack the 2024 Presidential Election (thedailybeast.com)

    On Sunday evening, John Oliver dedicated the top of his must-see series Last Week Tonight to the ongoing Jan. 6 committee hearings—specifically the testimony of John Eastman, Trump’s legal adviser at the time of the insurrection.
    “Eastman was the one who devised the theory that Mike Pence could single-handedly negate the election results,” explained Oliver, adding, “The idea that a single person could decide the presidency is completely against the ideals of this country, which is why the Constitution starts with ‘We the people’ and not ‘Mike.’”
    The HBO host proceeded to note that over 100 GOP primary winners in the midterm elections have backed Trump’s false election-fraud claims—most troubling of whom are the secretaries of state, who may be in the position to influence the next presidential election.
    “These are just three of the worrying candidates for secretary of state around the country,” said Oliver. “There are many, many others, which should frankly give everyone pause, because the Jan. 6 committee is reminding everybody just how close we came to democracy basically collapsing. It was a handful of people in the right position choosing to do the right thing that saved us from a constitutional crisis.”

  3. joe’s not the problem.  we can’t afford to be distracted from the real clear and present problem.  

  4. The media needs to stop being ageist.

    Why, it’s almost like the MSM is listening to the corn growing on the Russian troll farms.  
    It’s almost like they want another crack at ending up with a fascist state.


  5. “reminds me of what teddy did to jimmy.   dems never learn.”

    I don’t get it. What’s the point of running down our guy? To what end? It’s sickening.
    Joe Biden is our president, and he’s doing well.

    The only things keeping Joe from helping average Americans more is not his age—it’s backbiters, republicans , and 2 relatively young democrats, manchin and senema.

  6. Are there any numbers for what has been the outcome every time there’s been a decision (forced or otherwise, and successful or not) to “switch horses in mid stream”?

  7. amen to the “he’s doing well”

    some of those backbiters are like the magaTs in that they’re mad their guy/gal didn’t win.  joe did.  peaceful transfer of power thingy is applicable to both inter- and intra-party behavior.

    lesson for the day: even though in private the Grift-Over-People party thought their leader was unfit and immoral, they were careful not to say so out loud and to saw off the limb upon which they stood so they could remain in power.

  8. Once news was expected to earn its own way as a source of profit, the quality has gone downhill and ethical journalism a rare thing.  Now that is lusting after dollars and eyeballs, “both sides” has replaced “fact”.  


  9. the guardian:

    EU’s Borrell: Russian blockade of grain exports is ‘a real war crime’
    Russia’s blockade of the export of millions of tonnes of Ukrainian grain is a war crime, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has said.
    “We call on Russia to deblockade the ports … It is inconceivable, one cannot imagine that millions of tonnes of wheat remain blocked in Ukraine while in the rest of the world people are suffering hunger,” Reuters reports he told the media.
    “This is a real war crime, so I cannot imagine that this will last much longer,” he said on arriving to a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg.


    soooo, why aren’t UN & EU unblocking the blockade à la adm Stavrides’ suggestion??? 

  10. Ya gotta dance with them that brung ya. 
    -Ms Molly

    Best bet is to see what Jim Clyburn has to say and then do that.

  11. Sturg, that’s an historical rarity.  Franklin Pierce is the only president who lost the nomination of his party after serving one term.  He lost it to James Buchanan, who won in the general election.  Of the 3 presidents who served one term then stepped down and did not seek re-election (Polk, Buchanan and Hayes) the other party won following the replacement of the sitting president with another nominee, with only Hayes’ successor (Garfield) winning. So I’d say it is a 50/50 proposition overall and a 2 in 3 chance when the sitting president voluntarily did not seek re-election. Joe’s situation is most like Franklin Pierce’s successor, Buchanan, who won in the election (sorry for the redundancy).

  12. Was there something in the water in 1942?

    Paul McCartney turned 80 on Saturday

    Brian Wilson turns 80 today


  13. There’s also LBJ and HHH……then Nixon took it.
    also jimmy carter had that serious attempt at changing horses in mid-stream, and we know what happened there also.

    But by and large, whatever Jim Clyburn wants is fine with me.

  14. If Joe wants to run or retire, I’m with him.  He’s done a good job with the crap he’s had to handle.  
    If he wants to retire, I really like Jon Ossoff.  

    Newsome  was married Junior’s gargoyle.  She would probably be able to undermine his run at the office.   (ps – My relatives in California absolutely hate him and Kamala. Of course, they are Republicans.)

    My dream team would actually be Elizabeth Warren and Jon Ossoff.

  15. https://www.texastribune.org/2021/01/29/texas-secession/

    So, this happened.

    “In June 2022, the Texas State Republican Convention adopted a resolution urging the Legislature to put a referendum before the people of Texas in November 2023 “to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation.”

    So, now I miss Scalia?

    “If there were any doubt remaining after this matter, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia set it to rest when he asked by a screenwriter in 2006 whether there was a legal basis for secession. In his response, he wrote: “The answer is clear,” Scalia wrote. “If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede. (Hence, in the Pledge of Allegiance, ‘one Nation, indivisible.’)”

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