The Trump administration as a whole hasn't shown much interest in protecting such rights as the right to vote, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, or freedom of the people to assemble peacefully either, and it certainly hasn't been pushing these rights in its dealings with Russia, China, North Korea, or Saudi Arabia, to name just four other countries.
I can hardly wait for a new presidency.
Less than that. Putin got 77% of the vote in 2018.What are Russia or China results?
There have been a lot of things happening in this country that have been called "fascist," but having random guys in camo hop out of unmarked vehicles, grabbing non-violent Americans, and throwing them into said unmarked vehicles is some straight up third world "disappeared" *****.
Except the two men who have spoken out about this problem are not part of your "protestors" and I don't see how continuing to call the other faction "protestors" addresses the issue just because quotes are placed around the word. Trump uses the (wink wink) "protestors" (wink wink) to broadbrush them all but I don't see any reason people ought to go along with his description.Oregon Governor Brown does not want the Fed's in Portand. Neither do Portland police who were gaining some ground 1970with negotiations with the "protesters" when the Fed's showed up.
There is speculation now that some of the "protesters" have come down from the fiasco in Seattle. It would be interesting to know how many of them actually live in Portand or anywhere in Oregon.
I used to go into downtown Portland a lot but have not been there since the lockdown in mid-March. I miss my ventures into the city & frankly want those "protesters" gone.
There is no way an election result like that would be accepted by the US.
CUCCINELLI: Well, we are - we welcome - the more investigations, the better. With as much lawbreaking is going on, we're seeking to prosecute as many people as are breaking the law as it relates to federal jurisdiction. That's not always happening with respect to local jurisdiction and local offenses. But, you know, this is a posture we intend to continue not just in Portland but in any of the facilities that we're responsible for around the country.
I'm not saying the election can't be manipulated. I'm saying they'll be more subtle about it.
I have lost count of how often I thought that would be the case throughout the past four years. It was often and it hasn't happened once. Since it hasn't, I can't believe that until I see it. Right now, I'd say that yes, there will be outrage but in the end, I think that the majority would go on with their lives since they're not personally affected or believe they aren't.
If it comes to that, I hope I'm wrong. Most of all, though, I hope it doesn't come to that and we don't have to find out!
I have been following the polls very closely. Battleground states are going to Democrats, even in the right wing polls.
An article on the totally disastrous calculation made by the WH in April that the crud was going away:
The roots of the nation’s current inability to control the ********* can be traced to mid-April, when the White House embraced overly rosy projections to proclaim victory and move on.tinyurl.com
I read somewhere that it was Kellyanne Conway who suggested it. Given how bad those appearances were in the spring, I wonder if George and Claudia have managed to turn KellyanneDaily YKW press conferences are returning to the White House. I suspect they are a disguise for campaign speeches. I hope they arent shown live
"I think it's a great way to get information out to the public," Trump said, adding they would likely resume on Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET -- the same time he typically briefed in the spring.
"We had a good slot. A lot of people were watching," Trump said, using television ratings lingo to describe the sessions: "We had record numbers watching," he said. "In the history of cable television there's never been anything like it."