#101

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 10.03.2020 13:10
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

We Are Watching the Probable Demise of Trump’s Reelection in Real Time
President Trump’s political career has consisted of a series of self-generated crises that he has improbably survived, from insinuating that John McCain was a coward for having been captured during the war that Trump himself dodged to the three-year-long high-crime (and misdemeanor) spree. Throughout these disasters, Trump has maintained a floor of support that is apparently immutable and just high enough to give him a plausible chance of reelection. Yet the pair of crises now enveloping the administration appear to be of a completely different political magnitude than anything that has faced Trump to date. It may now really, finally, truly be over for him. ...

Trump has done one very big thing very well: He rebranded the economic expansion he inherited as his own creation, like the licensing deals he makes to splash the Trump name over hotels and resorts other people built. Trump’s handling of the coronavirus turns his greatest strength into perhaps his greatest liability.

A somewhat less obvious factor is that Trump’s own mismanagement has demonstrably contributed to these disasters. The entire crisis has grown out of Trump’s constitutional aversion to long-term planning. In his autobiography, Trump boasted that he does not even plan his days, but simply reacts to events as they happen. That process is now dominated by cable news, and especially the stock market, which is Trump’s narrow and highly distorted prism for understanding the entire economy. He dissolved the skilled team of pandemic experts he inherited from Obama on the overt calculation that it wasn’t a priority. “Who would have thought … we’d be having this subject?” he mused.

At some point Trump may retreat to the defense that the coronavirus is an external disaster for which he can’t be blamed. But a series of leaks have documented his direct responsibility. ...

... It is possible that the public-health and economic catastrophes that loom so large at the moment will be gone by autumn. It is even possible that they will remain and Trump will somehow survive anyway. (After all, the mayor in Jaws had somehow retained his position in Jaws 2. And he was still minimizing shark risks!)

But it seems more likely that Trump has finally made his unfitness for office so blatant that even his own supporters will notice. The American economy, its health infrastructure, and perhaps more are plunging into foreseeable crisis. And every step Trump has taken along the way seems almost calculated to expose him to maximal blame. Trump is now quite likely to lose his reelection, and we will look back at the last few weeks as the time when he sealed his own fate.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/...-real-time.html


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#102

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 10.03.2020 13:18
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Was wenn die "alten Herren", die zur Wahl stehen oder die bereits im Amt sind , allesamt vom Covid-19 dahingerafft wuerden? Und das noch bevor der Wahl im November?

Vom Alter und von ihrer taeglichen Exponierung zu den Massen von Menschen her sind die ja ausserordendlich gefaehrdet. Finde ich zumindest.
Mich wuerde es nicht ueberraschen, wenn es auch da noch dramatische Entwicklungen gaebe.



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#103

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 10.03.2020 18:38
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Michigan Republican Mayor Who Voted For Trump Switches To Biden: ‘Even More Deranged Now Than I Thought Then’

Taylor has established himself as a prominent local Tea Party figure, who has always voted Republican, but he confirmed he will support Biden in the Michigan primary and the 2020 election.
“I think Joe Biden is the candidate who can unify all of the Democrats, and he’s the candidate who can appeal to moderates and Republicans like me who don’t want to see four more years of President Trump,” Taylor said.

Looking back on voting for Trump in 2016, Taylor called the election a “referendum” on Washington politicians and others who didn’t seem to care about the issues midwesterners are concerned about. Taylor said Biden could win over his blue-collar constituents if he explains how his policies would be more beneficial to them than Trump’s, but he also referred to the president as “deranged.”

“I remember thinking this Trump thing is insane, but when it was down to him and Hillary, I kind of said, ‘Well, you are a Republican, and yeah he’s nuts, but maybe he’ll get better and you know he’s going to lower taxes…
I slowly talked myself into it. ‘He can’t seriously be this deranged once he gets in there,’ and he’s even more deranged now than I thought then.
So, I take the blame. I voted for him.”

https://www.mediaite.com/politics/michig...i-thought-then/


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#104

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 10.03.2020 18:41
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Fox Host Claims Coronavirus Is ‘Another Attempt To Impeach’ Trump In Unhinged Rant
Fox Business host Trish Regan had a full-blown meltdown on Monday night while accusing “the liberal media” and Democrats of conspiring to take down President Donald Trump with the fallout of COVID-19.

Regan opened her program with a graphic that said “CORONAVIRUS IMPEACHMENT SCAM” as she blamed Democrats for the plummeting stock market that came as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 26 and infected over 700 Americans as it ripples across the nation.

“The chorus of hate being leveled at the President is nearing a crescendo as Democrats blame him—and only him—for a virus that originated halfway around the world!” the anchor near-shouted. “This is yet another attempt to impeach the President, and sadly it seems they care very little for any of the destruction they are leaving in their wake –losses in stock market.”

“This is impeachment all over again,” she said after playing clips of various Democrats and commentators criticizing Trump’s response to the virus. “And like with the Mueller investigation, like with Ukraine-gate, they don’t care who they hurt.” ...
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trish...scam-rant-trump

The "dear leader" is not to be criticized! :-)


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#105

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 10.03.2020 20:15
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Trump facing revolt from senior GOP officials over ‘incompetent’ handling of coronavirus crisis: CNN
In a scorching segment on Monday morning, CNN is reporting that President Donald Trump is facing a revolt from senior Republican Party officials over the exploding coronavirus crisis.

Appearing with ‘New Day” hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota on Monday, reporter Kristen Holmes detailed how the White House is faltering now that officials have begun calling it a pandemic.
“President Trump continues to insist that he is happy with his team’s handling of all of this. but White House officials aren’t being so generous,” Holmes detailed. “First of all, they feel President Trump may not feel this way for a long time given the rising numbers and the questions about how the administration handled it. Behind closed doors they’re starting to question some of the decisions the top health agencies made at the beginning of this outbreak, particularly surrounding the [Centers for Disease Control] CDC.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/trump-f...rus-crisis-cnn/

Jemand beschrieb die Aktionen der Trumpski Administration mit "einer Waschmaschine auf nur drei Fuessen -im Schleudergang".



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#106

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 08:55
von Landegaard | 16.989 Beiträge | 31746 Punkte

Biden machts wohl.

Damit dürfte der kommende Wahlkampf eher schmutzig als ideologisch werden.

Schade, Sanders hätte ich zugetraut, sich nicht von Trump wegbeißen zu lassen.



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#107

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 10:08
von Maga-neu | 24.919 Beiträge | 83695 Punkte

Zitat von Landegaard im Beitrag #106
Biden machts wohl.

Damit dürfte der kommende Wahlkampf eher schmutzig als ideologisch werden.

Schade, Sanders hätte ich zugetraut, sich nicht von Trump wegbeißen zu lassen.

Ja, der stolze O'Biden Bama Democrat machts wohl. :-)


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#108

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 13:34
von Landegaard | 16.989 Beiträge | 31746 Punkte

Zitat von Maga-neu im Beitrag #107
Zitat von Landegaard im Beitrag #106
Biden machts wohl.

Damit dürfte der kommende Wahlkampf eher schmutzig als ideologisch werden.

Schade, Sanders hätte ich zugetraut, sich nicht von Trump wegbeißen zu lassen.

Ja, der stolze O'Biden Bama Democrat machts wohl. :-)


Was eher die hiesige Presse verblüfft, denn die waren bereits klar auf Sanders festgelegt und hatten Biden als gestrig, alt und weiß abgeheftet.

Für dass die so viel über die USA texten, scheinen die erstaunlich wenig über die USA zu wissen.

Biden war letztlich der einzige, der nicht hauptsächlich wegen irgendwelcher Identitätsmerkmale empfohlen wurde, also neben Sanders.

Letztlich sagt das, dass die Demokraten auf die Radikalisierung der Reps nicht mit einer Gegenradikalisierung antworten.

Ich fürchte, zwar, dass in den USA ähnlich wie hier mittlerweile die Abwesenheit von Radikalität als langweilig gilt.

So ist Biden die Entscheidung für die Rückkehr zu einer Normalität, die schon die Sanders-Anhänger schon nicht wollen, die Reps eh nicht, Verbunden mit der Absage an identitäre Hofnarren, die noch weniger überzeugten.



Willie gefällt das
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#109

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 15:46
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Biden has all but won the nomination – and Trump is looking vulnerable
Amid a botched response to the coronavirus, Democrats aren’t just looking for electability – they want competence

The political world has fundamentally changed in the last two and a half weeks.
All the way back in mid-February, Donald Trump brushed aside the coronavirus as “very much under control in the USA”. That was just two days after Bernie Sanders won his breakthrough victory in the Nevada caucuses, putting him on course to a commanding lead as Super Tuesday approached.
But this is not the same political country it was last month. In the short span of a couple of weeks, American voters have traveled a very long way. If the coronavirus sweeps across the country as the experts predict, that journey will only accelerate, reframing this year’s elections in profound ways. ...

Democratic voters made it crystal clear in every poll in every state that their overwhelming desire is to beat Donald Trump. The kind of transformative change they were desperately seeking was to kick Trump out of office – even more than restructuring healthcare and free college tuition, which they wholeheartedly support.
Trump’s entirely botched response to the coronavirus pandemic has only intensified this electoral choice. Instead of simply voting for the most electable candidate, Democrats are now voting for the most competent president. In that context, there is vastly more reason to trust a former vice-president than an insurgent outsider.

According to CNN’s exit polls, nearly 60% of Democratic voters in Missouri said they trusted Biden to handle a crisis, compared with around 25% who said they trusted Sanders. In Michigan and Washington state, the numbers were not much better for Bernie.
Other polls underscore how powerful this case is for Biden in his likely general election against Trump. In a recent national poll of registered voters of all parties, Biden beats Trump by 16 points on the question of who would do a better job of handling a crisis, while Sanders is ahead by just six points.

Those numbers landed before the most devastating effects of the coronavirus crisis on communities, patients, and the economy. The next two months may not just effectively end the Democratic nomination contest; they may effectively end the entire Trump presidency....
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre...ump-coronavirus


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#110

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 16:13
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

‘A five-alarm fire for Donald Trump’: Veteran reporter says Michigan primary is ‘really ominous’ for GOP
Veteran reporter Tim Alberta has done some digging into the numbers of Tuesday night’s Michigan Democratic primary — and has found news that he thinks should be deeply troubling for President Donald Trump.

Specifically, Alberta says that the turnout surge in the Michigan Democratic primary in Livingston Country is “a five-alarm fire for Donald Trump” and “really ominous” for Republicans hoping to hold onto the White House this fall.
Livingston has traditionally been a very conservative county that would seem like an unlikely place for a surge in Democratic votes — but that’s just what happened on Tuesday.
“In Tuesday’s Democratic primary, there were 27,458 votes cast in the county — compared to 17,591 four years ago,” Alberta writes in Politico. “For Democratic turnout to jump 56 percent in any affluent, well-educated suburb is incredible; for it to happen in a deeply, fundamentally conservative place like Livingston County is astounding.”

Alberta says that the surge in Democratic turnout would be worrying enough for the GOP if former Vice President Joe Biden hadn’t also vastly outperformed Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign in key demographics.
“Last night proved it beyond doubt: Joe Biden is no Hillary Clinton,” Alberta writes. “And that may be enough to take down Trump.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/a-five-...minous-for-gop/



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#111

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 16:14
von Maga-neu | 24.919 Beiträge | 83695 Punkte

Zitat von Landegaard im Beitrag #108
Zitat von Maga-neu im Beitrag #107
Zitat von Landegaard im Beitrag #106
Biden machts wohl.

Damit dürfte der kommende Wahlkampf eher schmutzig als ideologisch werden.

Schade, Sanders hätte ich zugetraut, sich nicht von Trump wegbeißen zu lassen.

Ja, der stolze O'Biden Bama Democrat machts wohl. :-)


Was eher die hiesige Presse verblüfft, denn die waren bereits klar auf Sanders festgelegt und hatten Biden als gestrig, alt und weiß abgeheftet.

Für dass die so viel über die USA texten, scheinen die erstaunlich wenig über die USA zu wissen.

Biden war letztlich der einzige, der nicht hauptsächlich wegen irgendwelcher Identitätsmerkmale empfohlen wurde, also neben Sanders.

Letztlich sagt das, dass die Demokraten auf die Radikalisierung der Reps nicht mit einer Gegenradikalisierung antworten.

Ich fürchte, zwar, dass in den USA ähnlich wie hier mittlerweile die Abwesenheit von Radikalität als langweilig gilt.

So ist Biden die Entscheidung für die Rückkehr zu einer Normalität, die schon die Sanders-Anhänger schon nicht wollen, die Reps eh nicht, Verbunden mit der Absage an identitäre Hofnarren, die noch weniger überzeugten.



Lande, Biden steht für late-term abortions, für den Green New Deal etc. Was daran moderat ist, weiß ich nicht.


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#112

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 16:16
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Zitat von Willie im Beitrag #102
Was wenn die "alten Herren", die zur Wahl stehen oder die bereits im Amt sind , allesamt vom Covid-19 dahingerafft wuerden? Und das noch bevor der Wahl im November?

Vom Alter und von ihrer taeglichen Exponierung zu den Massen von Menschen her sind die ja ausserordendlich gefaehrdet. Finde ich zumindest.
Mich wuerde es nicht ueberraschen, wenn es auch da noch dramatische Entwicklungen gaebe.


Zur Erinnerung.


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#113

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 16:32
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

In the meantime, from trumski's propaganda machine:

Newsmax is telling its older-leaning audience to avoid a future coronavirus vaccine and instead give it money for something “far more effective”
Newsmax: “The WORST thing you could do is get a vaccine when it becomes available” because vaccines are supposedly a “scam”

Instead, Newsmax suggested something that's “far more effective” is the information in the book Super Immunity by Joel Furhman, “a board-certified family physician and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease.” Newsmax states that Furhman has “discovered how to double, even triple, the protective power of the immune system by boosting it naturally, meaning no drugs and especially no flu shots.” The email then links to a signup page which sends readers a copy of Super Immunity along with a three-month trial subscription to Health Radar, which carries the non-trial price of $39.95 a year.
https://www.mediamatters.org/coronavirus...navirus-vaccine


Sean Hannity attempts to minimize the coronavirus concerns by comparing it to violence in Chicago
Put it in perspective: 26 people were shot in Chicago alone over the weekend. I doubt you heard about it. You notice there's no widespread hysteria about violence in Chicago. And this has now gone on for years and years and years. By the way, Democratic-run cities, we see a lot of that.
https://www.mediamatters.org/coronavirus...ing-it-violence


Fox's Tomi Lahren: “I am far more concerned with stepping on a used heroin needle than I am getting the coronavirus”
Look, I don't want to get coronavirus any more than the next guy, but where is the hysteria over the California business-as-usual homeless epidemic, complete with your standard trash, rats, needles and feces on our streets and beaches. I mean, Californians, let's put this in perspective, shall we? It's time for Final Thoughts. ...

... And call me crazy, but I am far more concerned with stepping on a used heroin needle than I am getting the coronavirus, but maybe that's just me.
Yeah, I do think we have far bigger problems in this state than a docked cruise ship and some coronavirus. ...
https://www.mediamatters.org/tomi-lahren...le-i-am-getting


Rush Limbaugh likens coronavirus to a hurricane: “Exaggerated and built-up, lied about before anybody knows its true strength and nature”
... Just as a hurricane is exaggerated and built-up, lied about before anybody knows its true strength and nature in order to advance a political agenda -- i.e., climate change -- coronavirus is being used to advance the agenda that Donald Trump:
A. Doesn’t care about you, he only cares about himself;
B. Donald Trump is incompetent;
C. Donald Trump’s not taking it seriously enough;
D. You might die, it’s all going to be Donald Trump’s fault;
E. It’s an opening for the Democrats!

It’s an opportunity for the Democrats, just like impeachment was an opportunity for the Democrats, the Mueller hearing's an opportunity for the Democrats, and a gigantic hurricane is an opportunity for the Democrats and the climate change crowd. So the coronavirus is one of these moments.
This is the pattern. This is what drive-by media is. This is the utter definition, you’re looking at it here. The problem for them is they have been wrong every time during the Trump administration. They have been wrong about every dire prediction they have made, and they have made these predictions with ontological certitude. ..."
https://www.mediamatters.org/coronavirus...-built-and-lied


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#114

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 16:40
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

What does the coronavirus mean for the U.S. health care system? Some simple math offers alarming answers
https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/10/simp...swers-covid-19/

Ein langer Artikel mit vielen faktischen Wahrheiten. Es lohnt sich nicht nur diesen zu lesen, man sollte ihn lesen.
Und das dann mal im Kontrast zum Gesuelze von trumski und seinen propagandistischen Handlangern sehen. Fakten versus Propagandamaerchen. Es wird niemand duemmer davon.


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#115

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 18:00
von Corto | 1.430 Beiträge | 13130 Punkte

Von einem Jo Biden etwarte ich: nichts.


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#116

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 18:21
von Landegaard | 16.989 Beiträge | 31746 Punkte

Zitat von Maga-neu im Beitrag #111
Zitat von Landegaard im Beitrag #108
Zitat von Maga-neu im Beitrag #107
Zitat von Landegaard im Beitrag #106
Biden machts wohl.

Damit dürfte der kommende Wahlkampf eher schmutzig als ideologisch werden.

Schade, Sanders hätte ich zugetraut, sich nicht von Trump wegbeißen zu lassen.

Ja, der stolze O'Biden Bama Democrat machts wohl. :-)


Was eher die hiesige Presse verblüfft, denn die waren bereits klar auf Sanders festgelegt und hatten Biden als gestrig, alt und weiß abgeheftet.

Für dass die so viel über die USA texten, scheinen die erstaunlich wenig über die USA zu wissen.

Biden war letztlich der einzige, der nicht hauptsächlich wegen irgendwelcher Identitätsmerkmale empfohlen wurde, also neben Sanders.

Letztlich sagt das, dass die Demokraten auf die Radikalisierung der Reps nicht mit einer Gegenradikalisierung antworten.

Ich fürchte, zwar, dass in den USA ähnlich wie hier mittlerweile die Abwesenheit von Radikalität als langweilig gilt.

So ist Biden die Entscheidung für die Rückkehr zu einer Normalität, die schon die Sanders-Anhänger schon nicht wollen, die Reps eh nicht, Verbunden mit der Absage an identitäre Hofnarren, die noch weniger überzeugten.



Lande, Biden steht für late-term abortions, für den Green New Deal etc. Was daran moderat ist, weiß ich nicht.



Ich sprach von normal, nicht von moderat. Das sind verschiedene Dinge.

Normalität heißt für mich, dass ein Programm und seine Fähigkeit, das begeisternd zu vertreten darüber entscheidet, ob er Wahlen gewinnt und nicht Persönlichkeitsmerkmale wie weiblich, homosexuell, ethnische Zugehörigkeit oder sonstiges Posing.

Natürlich beinhaltet diese Normalität, das Programm (wie Du) und mit ihm den Kandidaten abzulehnen. Ich halte es schon für einen Fortschritt, wenn Du Biden wegen seiner Aussagen zur Abtreibung oder Green Deal ablehnst. Gerade in irren Zeiten, in denen eher normal ist, dass er wegen seines Alters, Geschlecht oder Hautfarbe abgelehnt wird.



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#117

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 18:45
von Rico | 996 Beiträge | 9960 Punkte

Sanders wäre definitiv eine Bereicherung gewesen. Schade.


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#118

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 20:12
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Congressional doctor predicts 70-150 million U.S. coronavirus cases
Congress' in-house doctor told Capitol Hill staffers at a close-door meeting this week that he expects 70-150 million people in the U.S. — roughly a third of the country — to contract the coronavirus, two sources briefed on the meeting tell Axios.

Why it matters: That estimate, which is in line with other projections from health experts, underscores the potential seriousness of this outbreak even as the White House has been downplaying its severity in an attempt to keep public panic at bay. ...
https://www.axios.com/congressional-phys...PypME3X405Dvm8I


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#119

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 11.03.2020 20:20
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Pandumbic
From the man who brought you "Windmills Cause Cancer."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_conti...eature=emb_logo


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#120

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 13.03.2020 13:25
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Trump Voters Wanted to Blow up the System. Well, Here We Go.
Julia Ioffe on how hollowing out the government has endangered America.

You get a president who shuts down the global health security team in the National Security Council so that there’s no one but his son-in-law to advise him when a global pandemic reaches our country’s shores.
You get a president who doesn’t care about whether people live or die, he just wants the numbers to look good for him, wants the number of cases down and the numbers on the stock indices up, and the best way to do that is to keep Covid-19 testing and public information at a minimum.
You get a president who doesn’t believe in science when it doesn’t suit him and who, as recently as three days ago, declares a virus that had already claimed thousands of lives around the world a “hoax” and “fake news”—or a president that simply focuses, falsely, on how well his administration is responding to the crisis—because the pandemic might hurt the economy and jeopardize his reelection.
You get a president who thinks he can do anything, who off-the-cuff announces a rally in Florida, where the governor has suspended all official travel as medical experts advise people practice “social distancing” by avoiding crowds.
You get a president whose response to an invisible virus is to blame foreigners. ...

... Some 63 million Americans voted for a man who wanted to smash the system to smithereens, either because they felt it wasn’t doing enough for them or because breaking glass just feels so primitively satisfying. Or maybe it's because the Republican Party has been peddling a dystopian anarchistic anti-government pipe dream to them for the last four decades.
Now, it turns out, a functioning government is a good thing to have when a global pandemic arrives on your shores.
It turns out that maybe reforming an imperfect system is wiser than just taking a sledgehammer to it, better to trust people who have dedicated their lives to being public servants than trashing them in favor of a one-man, megalomaniacal savior, better to have a functioning system than dancing on its rubble while crowing about the death of the “deep state”—or “the political establishment.”

To those 63 million Americans, I say this: you wanted to smash the system and you got what you wanted—in spades. Now we will all have to pay the price.
https://www.gq.com/story/trump-oval-offi...avirus-pandemic


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#121

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 13.03.2020 13:31
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Trump’s Coronavirus Speech Sparks ‘Total Chaos’ in His Own Administration
President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address Wednesday evening was supposed to calm concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Instead, it sparked panic and confusion. Not just among the markets, U.S. travelers, and international leaders but within his own administration as well. ...

“We are wasting time playing mop-up on something we absolutely should not have to do right now. And it goes without say[ing] that we aren’t allowed to admit that any of it is the fault of the president.”
— Senior administration official

... “We are wasting time playing mop-up on something we absolutely should not have to do right now,” said a senior Trump administration official working on the communications clean-up since Wednesday evening. “And it goes without say[ing] that we aren’t allowed to admit that any of it is the fault of the president.” ...

Seven Trump administration officials described to The Daily Beast a mad dash to contain fallout from Trump’s delivery that could further spook the markets or stir panic in Americans, at home and abroad, and international trade partners and allied nations.
The chaos only added to the frustrations that the upper ranks of the Trump administration have felt this week as top officials have scrambled to control the fallout of a growing pandemic. And it’s been complicated by the fact that part of their efforts have been devoted to making sure that Trump himself doesn’t feel under siege. ...

...In the midst of this maelstrom, administration officials and top Republicans have gone out of their way to insist that the president has been doing an unimpeachable job at managing the crisis, mainstream media and Democratic politicos be damned.

“President @realDonaldTrump has taken bold action in response to the #Coronavirus. The steps the President announced in regard to Europe protect the American people—our highest priority—and are part of the most comprehensive effort to confront a virus in modern history,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gushed on Twitter Thursday.
On Wednesday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos tweeted, “From day one, @realDonaldTrumphas taken an aggressive, unprecedented approach to combating coronavirus. His decisive actions, including the additional steps announced tonight, will help prevent the spread of this virus and keep more students, parents and communities safe.”
HHS Secretary Alex Azar released a statement lauding Trump's “bold new steps,” while blasting those who've “criticized the President's decisive steps early on in this outbreak.” Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross similarly rushed to applaud the president's “unprecedented whole-of-government approach.”

The marshaling of the federal government’s communications resources to provide a near-constant stream of statements, social-media posts, and press releases coddling the president’s ego was treated internally as business as usual inside the administration. But for veterans of past White Houses, it was both remarkable and dispiriting.
“[President Barack] Obama would never have allowed us to host a North Korea-style press conference where he was lavished with praise [in a public-health crisis]. He wanted his team to regularly release factual, science-based information, even when it was bad news,” said Tommy Vietor, who served as a White House spokesman during the 2009 swine-flu crisis, a pandemic that Trump, as well as various Republican figures and conservative-media stars, have frequently cited as a "whatabout" in defending the current administration’s response.
“We were never told to put out information about how great Obama’s response effort was,” Vietor added. “His focus was on managing the actual problem, and if we were able to do that, public opinion about the response would follow.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-coro...-administration



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#122

RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 13.03.2020 13:44
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Trump Brags: Coronavirus Response Could ‘Help, Not Hurt’ Me in November
The administration is under fire for how it’s handled the outbreak. But the president thinks the response has been so good it will benefit him in November.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-says...his-re-election


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RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 13.03.2020 14:03
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Biden became president today': Even Republicans are now deserting Trump over his coronavirus response
Compare Biden's speech today about coronavirus with the one Trump made last night and you have everything you need to know

... Michael Waldman, who wrote more than 2,000 speeches as President Bill Clinton's chief speechwriter from 1995 to 1999, was aghast at the haphazard nature of Trump's attempt at presidential-level oratory.
"I am having a hard time remembering a speech that was more counterproductive than that one," said Waldman, now director of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University's law school. "For a president to use an Oval Office address at a time of national emergency to put out policy announcements that were wrong and repudiated by his own administration within minutes boggles the mind." ...

Waldman described Trump's botched speech as "part of a pattern of crisis leadership that is just not funny."

Crooked Media co-founder Tommy Vietor, who served in the Obama administration as a national security spokesperson, said the mistakes in Trump's prepared remarks were "inexcusable."
"I could not have imagined a scenario where the President of the United States could give an Oval Office address about a subject of this magnitude and make errors that panic people like this," he said. "This was a moment that called for clarity and facts, and he bungled it enormously."

Vietor laid the blame for Trump's disastrous performance at the feet of the speech's authors, White House senior advisers Stephen Miller and Jared Kushner (who is also the president’s son-in-law).
"Not having a racist and a dilettante write your speeches is a good rule of thumb for any president, but they have no subject-matter expertise at all and I think that was born out in the so-called solutions Trump put forward," he said ...

But because 2020 is an election year, Americans who found themselves aghast by Trump's Oval Office star turn got a look at an alternative less than 24 hours later, when former Vice President Joe Biden appeared behind a lectern at a Wilmington, Delaware hotel to address the crisis that has already caused unprecedented disruptions to American life.

At the outset of his speech — the point where Trump had offered boasts and tried to assign blame — Biden offered Americans something they had not seen since January 2017: a glimpse at a consoler-in-chief.
"I know people are worried, and my thoughts are with all those who are directly fighting this virus — those infected, families that have suffered a loss, our first responders and healthcare providers who are putting themselves on the line for others. And I’d like to thank those who are already making sacrifices to protect us — whether that’s self-quarantining or cancelling events or closing campuses," Biden said. "Because whether or not you are infected, or know someone who is infected, or have been in contact with an infected person, this will require a national response. Not just from our elected leaders or our public health officials — from all of us."
"We all must follow the guidance of health officials and take appropriate precautions — to protect ourselves, and critically, to protect others, especially those who are most at risk from this disease," he continued, adding later that his campaign — unlike Trump's — would be canceling large public events until advised that it is safe for such gatherings to resume by a committee of experts his campaign has assembled.
"We will be led by the science," he declared. ...

Veteran Democratic strategist Michael Starr Hopkins concurred with Lockhart's assessment.
"That's what a president looks like — it was factual, it was concise, it was sober, and it's what the American people needed to hear," he said. ...

One former Republican elected official who cut his teeth in the Tea Party movement but asked to remain anonymous for fear of harassment from his former colleagues put it succinctly: "Biden f*cking became president today."

Another ex-Tea Party Republican wasn't shy about speaking on the record about the events of the past 24 hours.
Joe Walsh, the Illinois ex-Congressman who recently attempted to challenge Trump in the GOP primary, predicted that Trump's disastrous speech and Biden's response would be remembered as an inflection point which boosted the former VP's chances of occupying the Oval Office at this time next year.
"Trump's sh*tty response to this pandemic paved the way for a guy like Biden to stand in front of the American people today and just reassure people and calm them," he said. "That's something Trump is just incapable of doing."
"After three and a half years of this absolute asshole in the White House, the American people just want to breathe. And I really believe that with Biden, they know him and they feel like they can just pause and do just that."

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/joe...9-a9398781.html



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RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 13.03.2020 14:06
von Rico | 996 Beiträge | 9960 Punkte

Die USA ist in 50 Jahren eh ein Entwicklungsland.


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RE: US Election Nov. 2020

in Politik 13.03.2020 16:08
von Willie | 27.016 Beiträge | 123698 Punkte

Trump news – live: President’s approval rating falls after coronavirus ‘fountain of nonsense’, as key ally self-quarantines following Mar-a-Lago stay
Donald Trump has seen his approval rating fall as he remains under intense pressure over the US response to the global coronavirus pandemic, with MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow telling the nation: “At the top of the federal government right now, it is a fountain of nonsense.”

As House speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress is close to agreeing a deal on a comprehensive aid package with the White House, representatives on Capitol Hill are continuing to express concerns about the messaging being put out by the Trump administration on testing. “We are flying blind,” Democrat Mike Quigley told CNN.

Meanwhile, South Carolina GOP senator and Trump ally Lindsey Graham has announced he is going into self-quarantine after coming into contact with a Brazilian official who has since tested positive for Covid-19 at Trump’s Florida resort Mar-a-Lago, as the president himself continues to insist he is “not concerned”. ...
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...e-a9399171.html


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