Oh. My. God! What is it with us Democrats? In 2016, Hillary got complacent and lazy in the rust belt states, minorities got lazy and complacent in the urban areas, and a guy who shouldn’t have been able to get elected to the camera crew of Blues Clues ended up in the White House. Get over it. Life sucks, get a fucking helmet.
In 2018, the Democrats had the best of all possible leading indicators of a blue tsunami, the GOP themselves. After all, nobody walks away from a 6 figure, part time job with world class bennies unless they’re terrified. And they did, in near record numbers. And still the Democrats wailed and moaned, gnashed their teeth and thumped their breasts, and fainting couch factories had to go to overtime to supply the demand.
And now we’re in 2020. Biden has built a sturdy lead, on an average of 10 points nationally, and leads in every battleground state, including some that shouldn’t even be battleground states, largely outside of the margin of error. It’s time to put the pedal to the metal, but the goal is in plain and clear sight. Even the worst 2016 nervous Nellie Democrats are having trouble trying to stoke the kind of insanity that they did in 2018. But being Democrats, we have to have something to fret and obsess over. And led by comedian Bill Maher, the latest craze is Trump not leaving office in January if he loses in November.
Oh. Fucking. Please. There are so many reason’s why this is absurd. For starters, it doesn’t require the sitting presidents approval, nor should it to certify the results of an election, or the electoral college vote. Will Trump kick up a stink and try to cause trouble? Of course he will, it’s what he does. But can he stop it? Absolutely not. Right now, there are a bunch of different reasons people are quoting, and I’ll deal with each in turn.
The Secret Service – Fucking fuggetaboudit! The Secret Service serves and protects the President, not the man. And at 12:01 in the afternoon on January 20th, 2021, Donald Trump becomes a trespasser on White House property. And look at it this way. As shitty as Donald trump treats everybody else, how do you think he treats a bunch of what he considers hired janissaries like the Secret Service? I’m betting most of them are just praying for His Lowness to give them an excuse to perp walk him to Marine One for his last trip back to Florida.
The Military – Again, fucking fuggetaboudit! We’re dealing with Donald Trump here, which means that he could fuck up a one car funeral. In August of 2019, 5 months before the first Democratic primary votes were cast, Trump tried to strong arm the newly elected President of the Ukraine to dig up dirt on his likely opponent, Joe Biden. The whole thing was so ridiculous that not only did Trump get impeached over it, it was so thoroughly dis-proven that it became useless as an attack weapon for Trump during the campaign.
More recently, in the middle of the Black Lives Matter protests over the death of George Floyd, Trump decided that he wanted to have a photo op at a graffities church. He conned JCS Chief Mark Milley into following him like some complacent sheep, in full fatigues over to the church. Milley spent the next three weeks desperately trying to crawl out from the mess, assuring the American people that the military stood for the United States, and not for the President. If Trump loses the popular vote, as well as the electoral college, there isn’t a military unit in the country that would depart it’s billet.
The Courts – Guess what, third times the charm Fucking fuggetaboudit! Yes, I know, the RNC has a $25 million slush fund for court action in battleground states if Trump loses on election night. It won’t matter. Believe me on this, it won’t make the slightest bit of difference.
In 2000, Bush v Gore went to a federal circuit court over a dispute on the legality of ballots in Florida. Who knew how long it would take. But without waiting, Chief Justice John Roberts took over the case, and decided it. You can say what you like about the decision, but I honestly believe that Roberts took over the case for one reason, and one reason only. To ensure the smooth, timely, peaceful transition of power.
If Trump loses both the popular vote, as well as the electoral college, he can file all the lawsuits he wants in battleground states. If he gets lucky enough to find a Trump appointee that will issue a temporary restraining order to delay the results, Roberts will once again assume the case, and the court will rule in favor of Biden. Because that’s what the court does, rule on the constitution to ensure a smooth and orderly transition of power.
The very best reason of all – You can forget all of the shit above, because it doesn’t matter. When it all comes down to push-comes-to-shove, we already have direct testimony on how things will go, and by the most authoritative person on the subject alive, one Donald John Trump.
Just read Tony Schwartz’s ghost written best seller, The Art Of The Deal. In that book, Trump lays out his favorite negotiating tactic. Basically it came down to, go into the room bellowing like a bull with it’s nuts caught in a grinder, and if the other side didn’t capiitulate, wa;lk away from the table. Because at his core, when the chips are down, and reputations are on the line, that is exactly what Donald Trump always does, walk away from the table.
Look at all of the sexual harassment allegations, from all of those fat pigs, and ugly dogs, that the night before the gavel dropped on opening arguments, were suddenly quietly settled, with non disclosure agreements. Look at the Trump University case, which Trump swore a mighty oath that he would never settle. Before trial, a settlement, with no admission of guilt. Trump publicly admitted that he would gleefully shut down the government to obtain funding for his wall. And after the Democrats danced a jig over his blunder, he went ahead and did it. And before the effects could be felt, he capitulated. Because when push comes to shove, that’s what Trump always does. He walks away from the table.
Donald Trump is at heart a craven coward. And when pushed, he backs off, rather than risk any kind of substantive defeat. Here’s how I see it going. Trump loses both the national vote as well as the electoral vote. He does everything in his power to stir up power. After the mail in ballots are counted, the states certify the results. Speaker Pelosi certifies the results as well as the electoral college vote. When congress blows out for their holiday recess, Trump goes to Mar-A-Lago. And he stays there! He doesn’t resign, he just stays in Florida, tweeting madly and pouting. And on January 20, 2021, Trump spews bile all over the place while Biden is sworn in.
So please, Democrats, stop looking for boogeymen underneath the bed, and monsters in the closets! Just do the job. Keep the faith, gin up the vote, register everybody you can, and get them to the polls. At his core, Donald Trump is all fucking hat, and no fucking cattle. Ignore him, and get on with the business at hand. We have a lot of work to do.
To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange are available as e-books on Amazon, at the links above. Catch up before the upcoming release of the third book in the trilogy, President Evil III: All The Presidents Fen
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