For Trump

If a person goes to the primaries at this point and votes for Biden, isn’t that a way of saying, “I’m for Trump but I feel uncomfortable leaving my lifelong party affiliation”?

13 thoughts on “For Trump”

  1. No – the reasoning is that he could win (I disagree, but they think that) and that, despite many problems, will be less destructive than Trump in a few non-dramatic, but important ways, particularly in terms of appointing professionals to run things rather than cronies. I would probably end up voting for Biden in the general for that type of reason, if he were the candidate, and I lived in a state where a Democrat could possibly win.

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    1. “despite many problems, will be less destructive than Trump”

      Because he wouldn’t do anything, he’d be a figurehead while the technocratic policy wonks behind the throne make sure that social programs disqualify the people they’re actually meant to help and ramp up the forever wars (just like Obama though I suppose he had some input here or there).
      Occasionally he’d be wheeled in front of a camera for a prepared speech… and everyone would cringe.

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      1. I suggest people watch the videos Biden has been releasing in the past 10 days or so. It’s clear he’s not a candidate for anything. The guy is not there anymore. 😦

        It is absolute mystery what keeps preventing Democrats from finding a passable candidate the second time on a row. It shouldn’t be that hard but they keep playing to the tiny loony wing and reliably losing everybody else in the party.

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        1. “JOE BIDEN: “We cannot let this, we’ve never allowed any crisis from the Civil War straight through to the pandemic of 17, all the way around, 16, we have never, never let our democracy sakes second fiddle, way they, we can both have a democracy and … correct the public health.” https://t.co/ufXFh5cAtY

          And it’s all like that. It goes on and on. And mind you, it’s recorded videos. He has complete control over the time of day, there’s no audience, he doesn’t have to improvise, and that’s the best he can do. This is no longer about gaffes. He goes on in this vein all the time.

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    2. “particularly in terms of appointing professionals to run things…”

      Yes, that always works out super well… so much better than having the voting hoi polloi mess up things.

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      1. Well, the idea is: even get a few of these nut cases out of the administration and we’ll have slightly better policies. Like, when my state got a conservative Democrat as governor and, compared to the nutcase Jindal, we actually do have a better situation. It’s an incrementalist argument, for sure, and it doesn’t always work

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  2. Look, the easiest way to vote for Trump is to vote for Trump in the general. Or vote for someone who isn’t even in the race. Or to stay the fuck out of the primaries because primary voting takes more organization.

    By the way, did you actually vote in your primary? I dropped off my mail in ballot over three weeks ago. It surely couldn’t have been as onerous as trying to in person vote in Wisconsin right now.

    Hundreds of voters stood in lines that stretched for blocks in several Wisconsin cities Tuesday to cast their ballots amid fears about the spread of the coronavirus, a chaotic start to elections the state that went forward after a last-minute legal battle.

    Morning scenes at the polls across Milwaukee – which was able to open only five polling locations, down from 180 – underscored the near-unprecedented challenge facing election administrators one day after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers sought to suspend in-person voting in light of the covid-19 pandemic, an order that was quickly reversed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

    The decision was a victory for the state’s GOP-controlled legislature, which had declined to postpone the election and filed a legal challenge to Evers’ order, arguing it exceeded the governor’s constitutional authority.

    The court’s order late Monday made Wisconsin the only state to proceed with a major presidential primary this month, defying the public health emergency that led more than a dozen other states to postpone their contests. In addition to the matchup between former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for the Democratic presidential nomination, Wisconsinites cast ballots in local races and a closely watched contest for the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.

    The results will not be released until Monday, according to the state election commission….

    Yup, all of those Wisconsinites voting are only voting in the primary because they secretly want to vote for Trump in the general election or this is the closest substitute to standing in the line for Space Mountain at Disneyworld. You’ve cut sharper takes with dull butter knives.

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      1. Bernie retweeted the fake nurse completely uncritically. We are in the midst of a pandemic. Serious things are happening. And he’s sowing panic to advance some Instagram personality. What else is there to say after this?

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  3. Off-topic, but I really wish that Trump would hold his daily coronavirus briefings at some time other than the late afternoon (Arizona time). Briefing during that time consistently blocks Fox News’ scheduled program “Special Report with Bret Baier,” which is about the ONLY genuinely politically neutral cable news show left on ANY channel.

    I always record Bret Baier’s program to watch later in the day, and now the recordings don’t show anything but an hour’s worth of Trump’s daily briefing!

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      1. “Here the briefings interrupt Dr Phil.”

        If you enjoy watching a quack doctor give bad advice, why don’t you just stay tuned on Fox after Tucker and listen to Dr. Oz on Hannity?

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