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A Trump third party could cost the Republicans the 2024 election

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You didn’t think I would stop writing about Trump, did you? Nope. He’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Trump gave a short speech before boarding Air Force One for the last time on Wednesday. He ended that speech on an ominous note, saying

“We will be back in some form.”

It turns out that Trump is considering starting a third party. He wants to call it the Patriot Party.

Before we go any further, let’s clarify that name. Most of us, when we hear the term “patriot”, think of someone who loves their country and is a vigorous supporter, willing to defend their country against both verbal and physical violence. …


The memorial service for the COVID victims tonight was very moving. And something that has been missing the last four years: a president acting as mourner in chief, bringing the…


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America will be a very different place after Biden is sworn in

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The entire country is counting down to the inauguration of Joe Biden as our 46th president. Over half of the population and most of the world will breathe a sigh of relief once he is sworn in.

Biden’s inauguration signals a shift in the direction of the US. We will be rejoining and re-engaging with the world again. No longer the Fortress America envisioned by Trump, we will be re-opening our borders, re-joining the fight against climate change, re-engaging with our traditional allies and trading partners.

Just as importantly, Biden’s agenda includes major changes in internal policies. The Federal government will take over the fight against the pandemic, introduce immigration legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants and protections for the Dreamers, tax cuts . . .blah, …


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Trump needs to be purged from the Republican Party

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It really pains me to say this, but I agree with Mitch McConnell. Trump needs to be purged from the Republican Party.

We need a healthy Republican Party if we are to move forward as a country. And the only way to get to a healthy party is by excising Trump.

Before we get into the how to purge Trump, let’s talk briefly about the why.

I always like to speak from personal experience. The town council in my town, including the mayor, is entirely composed of Democrats. …


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He has to be the center of attention at all times

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When I read that Trump was going to skip Biden’s inauguration in favor of an elaborate send-off ceremony for himself, I thought “how typical of Trump to try to steal the spotlight from Biden.”

My second thought was, “how do former presidents normally depart the inauguration?” Because the day is so focused on the new president, not much attention is paid to the departing president.

So I did a little digging and discovered why you never hear anything about the former president after the swearing in of the new president.

The day is supposed to go like this. The outgoing president greets the incoming president at the White House and then they share a cozy ride together to the Capitol for the swearing in ceremony and inaugural speech. …


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She should be home playing with her grandkids

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It’s time to rant about Nancy Pelosi again. Actually past time. I was going to rant about her (again) when she was re-elected to the office of Speaker of the House, but other events overtook that election.

Now that she has once more screwed up, it’s time to call her out. Again.

Just to catch everyone up, after the attempted takeover of the government, the new Sergeant at Arms circulated a memo advising Congress and their staff that metal detectors would be installed at “selected entrances” and anyone who evades or is caught carrying “prohibited items” like firearms would be denied entrance. …


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He has become invisible, the worst thing that could possibly happen to him

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I am dumbfounded by how quickly Trump’s power and influence have diminished. After the riot, it literally evaporated. The man who kept the Republicans in line and his perceived enemies off-balance with rage tweets, is now completely silent. He has been suspended, in some cases indefinitely, from social media something that would never have happened even a few weeks ago.

A senior administration official in the White House has described the activity around the president as “babysitting a violent toddler.” What else would you call someone who walks around the house screaming “I WILL NOT RESIGN.”

Which sounds about right. I can’t imagine what Trump is going through now. He’s finally found a situation that he can neither buy nor sue his way out of, his typical coping mechanisms when someone says no to him. …


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The costumes and flags were low class according to Trump’s discriminating taste

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No, this isn’t a humor piece. I just thought that we needed a little levity with all the sturm and drang going on in DC right now.

It has been reported that Trump, who as you remember watched the march and storming of the Capitol from the comfort and safety of the White House, was unhappy with the make-up of the crowd. He complained that the marchers looked “low-class.”

Really? Who did he expect to show up to the march? His wealthy donors? His wealthy golf partners? …


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We are a nation of laws that apply to everyone

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I’ve been quiet for a few days, not because I had nothing to say but because I’ve been confined to bed with a high fever. But I have been following the news. Quite frankly, I’m shocked that Trump is still in office. He committed treason and should have been removed from the White House in handcuffs just like the traitors that stormed the Capitol who are currently being hunted down and arrested by the FBI.

There is never an excuse for treason. If you are unhappy with the outcome of an election, start planning how you are going to win the next election. …


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Pence’s refusal to consider removing Trump from office is short-sighted

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Members of both houses of Congress are calling for Trump’s removal from office after he incited a mob to attack the Capitol and stop the certification of the election. Ideally, they would like to see him removed using the 25th amendment which allows for the removal of a president who has been declared unfit.

This would require the approval of VP Pence and a majority of the Cabinet. Pence is refusing to even talk about the 25th amendment. He literally left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and soon to be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on hold for 30 minutes when they tried to call him about it. …

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