I hate being THAT GUY. You know, the one who can turn a victory into a complete disaster. That guy who sees that Biden has now won by over 5 million votes, the biggest percentage of victory since FDR, will end up with 306 Electoral Votes, and still wonder how Trump will remain in office. And I’m not quite up to THAT GUY levels yet. But I’m starting to get a bit nervous. Trump is psychotic. I don’t think he is lying about the fraudulent voting. I think he actually believes this. He is completely divorced from reality at this point. And he is doing what has always worked for him before. Blustering, sending his legal team out to chip away, and radicalize his cult. The Republicans first started saying they were humoring him, but they have said that about every crazy whim that he has done now before ultimately backing him up with every dirty trick they can muster. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they will succeed, and I don’t give them much of a chance at that either. But the damage that they can do could be catastrophic. A militia was trying to kidnap the governor of Michigan a few weeks ago. Do you think Trump shrieking that he is being cheated out of the presidency is going to calm these militia cultist types?
I guess my question is, what now? What happens if Trump keeps clinging to these wild assertions for weeks? It’s just so exhausting.
Roy Blunt on Sunday:
“There are always some changes. Seems unlikely that any changes could be big enough to make a difference.”
Roy Blunt on Tuesday:
“You know, the president wasn’t defeated by huge numbers. In fact, he may have not have been defeated at all.” pic.twitter.com/CQKUX85FQ9
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) November 10, 2020
Pentagon finally confirms near total decapitation of civilian leadership in the last 24 hours. Secretary of Defense Esper fired Monday, the top Pentagon Policy official, top Defense Department intelligence official, and chief of staff to the Defense Secretary all out today
— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) November 10, 2020
This looks bad. Somebody should have warned us that this covid thing was real and dangerous:
El Paso, Texas, now has more people hospitalized with Covid-19 than most U.S. states and is more than doubling its supply of mobile morgues.
“It’s exhausting,” said Dr. Mario Rascon, the chief medical examiner for El Paso County.https://t.co/RvpV94j2t6
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 11, 2020
Ron DeSantis hired somebody for his Covid data team. The man they deemed best for the job was a covid conspiracy theorist who has ranted against masks.
U.S. COVID update: Nearly 131,000 new cases, daily death toll at highest level since August
– New cases: 130,989
– Positivity rate: 10.6% (+2.6)
– In hospital: 61,964 (+2,690)
– In ICU: 11,952 (+419)
– New deaths: 1,347
– Data: COVID Tracking Project
— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) November 11, 2020
Looks like the Trump Administration is too busy chasing other shiny objects (A COUP!) and has forgotten about their Tik Tok ban:
— The Verge (@verge) November 11, 2020
A rare early recording of Janis Joplin singing Me and Bobby McGee: