Trumpocalypse: Pandumbic

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  1. Prospector

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    ‘Always Trumpers’ complain as president’s missteps threaten Senate GOP majority
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    “McKinley sat on his front porch and didn’t campaign and was elected President. So it is possible for Biden to sit in his basement and not campaign and be elected President,” Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) tweeted recently. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
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    June 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CDT


    Sen. Charles E. Grassley is pretty ticked off these days.

    After a weekend of trying to offer President Trump advice, the Iowa Republican still had not heard a peep from West Wing advisers.


    “No, I haven’t heard anything from the White House,” Grassley told reporters after opening the Senate on Monday, a duty bestowed on him as the longest-serving Republican in the GOP-led Senate. “And all I want to do is [have] the president be reelected.”

    Grassley’s open hectoring of Trump and his top advisers is the most public airing of a growing sense of irritation with how the president has positioned himself for his reelection bid this fall, a stumbling effort that has placed the GOP’s Senate majority in great peril.


    Senate Republicans remain hesitant to openly criticize Trump on issues of race, his support for using force against protesters or his poor leadership in handling the coronavirus pandemic. The president treats direct attacks on his moral standing as betrayals that are met with fierce counterpunches, as happened in early June when Trump vowed to campaign in Alaska in 2022 against Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) after she admitted that she has long questioned his fitness for office.

    So instead of such direct attacks on Trump, Senate Republicans are increasingly outspoken about his mismanaged campaign effort, how he gets distracted by petty fights and how he continues to embrace a tone that drives away middle-of-the-road voters who four months ago cheered their relative stability in a roaring economy.

    Trump’s incoherent answer Thursday, in an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, about what he wanted to accomplish in a second term served as a trigger moment for Grassley and other conservatives, including the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal.

    “He still has no second term message beyond his own grievances,” the Journal’s Thursday editorial stated.

    The next morning Grassley fired off a couple of tweets directed at anyone with “access to the Oval Office,” pleading for them to show the president that editorial. He urged the Trump campaign to tout lowering unemployment and placing conservative justices on the Supreme Court as central objectives in another term.

    Finally, by Saturday, Grassley put it bluntly: Trump was en route to losing badly to Democrat Joe Biden in the fall.

    “McKinley sat on his front porch and didn’t campaign and was elected President. So it is possible for Biden to sit in his basement and not campaign and be elected President,” Grassley tweeted Saturday morning.

    Sen. Lankford insists Republicans are ‘still the party of Lincoln’ as Trump tightens his grip on the GOP

    He was referencing the 1896 election, when former Ohio governor William McKinley (R) won without exerting much effort by building a big coalition looking for change — something Biden is trying to do as he rides out the pandemic mostly from his home in Wilmington, Del.

    Biden now has a lead in national polls of almost 10 percentage points, and — more troubling to the Senate Republicans — polls in key battleground states such as Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia show Biden tied with or ahead of Trump. Those states are also home to Senate races with GOP incumbents running in their first bid for another term.

    The main complaint from senators and GOP strategists is that Trump has done little to try to increase his support, focusing on pleasing his base of mostly older white voters, particularly those in exurbs and rural areas.

    “He’s good with the base,” Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) told CNN last week. “But all of the people who are going to decide in November are the people in the middle, and I think they want the president at a time like this . . . to strike a more empathetic tone.”

    Thune is majority whip, the No. 2 Republican in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s leadership team, but for the past month he has sent up flares about how Trump is driving voters away. After Trump tweeted in late May that racial justice protesters would get shot, possibly by U.S. military forces, if they started looting, Thune politely said the president was wrong.

    “The country is looking for healing and calm. And I think the president needs to project that in his tone,” he said late on the afternoon of June 1.

    About an hour later, U.S. Park Police violently cleared Lafayette Square so that Trump could walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo opportunity, leading Thune to lament the next day that the president was unable to stick with a unifying message.

    “He has moments. But, you know, I mean, as you know, it lasts generally as long as the next tweet,” Thune said.

    Republicans are increasingly taking their own cues to speak in their own voices about the biggest issues.

    For instance, while Trump has refused to wear a mask, Senate Republicans have come to fully embrace the concept, particularly now that the coronavirus is spiraling out of control in Southern and Western states that are home to many GOP senators.

    “We must have no stigma — none — about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people,” McConnell (R-Ky.) said in Senate floor remarks Monday afternoon.

    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) accompanied Vice President Pence on a visit to Dallas on Sunday as his state pulls back some of its reopening measures because of the massive spike in coronavirus cases there.

    He is now preaching for a national testing strategy that in tone differs little from what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been saying for almost four months.

    “I think now cries out for a strategy that tests more asymptomatic people so we can get a handle on the community spread, which is what’s going on now,” Cornyn told reporters Monday.

    ‘I feel good. I’m alive’: Two years after diagnosis, Harry Reid says he’s cancer free

    Trying to win a fourth term, Cornyn is a favorite for reelection, but Biden appears to be running the most competitive race in Texas by a Democrat in a generation.

    The president has largely disappeared from GOP advertising, epitomized by an ad debuted in late May by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) that never mentions Trump or which political party Tillis serves in.

    On Monday, Grassley, 86, talked about the president as if he were incapable of holding a single thought together and said it was Hannity’s fault that Trump sounded so foolish.

    “I would blame Fox more than I blame the president, because the president, it’s easy for him to digress here and there, but Hannity — you assume Fox wants him to get reelected. Okay, so he says, What’s your plans for the next four years? So the president starts to answer it, and then digresses a little bit. Hannity should have got him back on the subject,” Grassley told reporters.
    some good quotes
     
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  2. CUAngler

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  3. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox This guy is a fucking disgrace
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  4. NilesIrish

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    My dad texted me “Biden just eviscerated dipshit” earlier. I hope I’m not disappointed.
     
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  6. Henry Blake

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    Maybe today's presser will the one where a journalist will call him the traitor that he is...
     
  7. xec

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    The Dems have GOT to use this to kill the beast. Even the commenters at KSL.com here in Utah are saying he’s a traitor. And, believe me, that site typically has traditionally conservative Republican commenters.
     
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    wheres the iraqi shoe thrower guy when you need him?
     
  9. slogan119

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    0% chance President Deals evades either shoe
     
  10. Redav

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    :airquote:shifted:airquote:
     
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  11. matistic

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    That press conference was nothing but the Press Secretary trying to say how much Trump loves the troops and how bad Obama and leakers are.
     
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  12. Prospector

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    it is over?
    CNN and Bloomberg didn't carry it lol
     
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  13. RavenNole

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    Not sure I’d believe this quote if I didn’t watch it live.

    complete joke of a press conference.
     
  14. RavenNole

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    had to switch to Fox News for it. They always carry them.
     
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  15. Prospector

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    Thank you for your service
     
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  16. El Tiburon

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    When you have to begin a statement with the words, “The President does read...” you’re already on the wrong side.
     
  17. xec

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    She’s been promised an Anchor role at OANN when this is all done, right?
     
  18. BudKilmer

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    the immediate follow up question is “then what was his response to this item in his DPB?”


    Fucking hell WHPC
     
  19. Can I Spliff it

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    Sooo uhhh did we miss this itt

     
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  20. Josey Wales

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    Were at the point where everyone should laugh at these people before they even get a word in edge wise. They’re forfeiting respect every time their lips move.
     
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  21. Doc Louis

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    “And just yesterday he found Waldo at the beach!”
    - Kayleigh McEnany
     
  22. NilesIrish

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    Literally everything is projection, even their “strangest” theories.
     
  23. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox This guy is a fucking disgrace
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    He looks just like Dean Winters from the Allstate Mayhem commercials
     
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  24. AptosDuck

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    In his defense, that is a tough one
     
  25. chuckmasterflex

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    Well that’s a relief
     
  26. RavenNole

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    She was refusing follow up questions, the briefing was short, OANN (I assume it was them) got a good amount of time and they got around answering if he read it in the PDB by saying that they will not confirm nor deny what is in the PDB. A reporter mentioned that past press secretaries have shared that info. She just skipped that part of a follow up question.
     
    #328177 RavenNole, Jun 30, 2020
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  27. BrentTray

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    Wait so this isn’t an accurate picture?

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  28. RavenNole

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    Intel people refusing to play a part in this ridiculous attempt at a cover up is very telling. If they had come clean right away this would be a blip. The cover up is almost always bigger than the crime itself.
     
  29. Drown ‘Em

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    There must not be prepared answers for follow ups in the customer service complaint-handling script she flips through and then reads from...
     
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  30. Andy Reocho

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    I’m sure all those soldiers families will now rest easy.
     
  31. bertwing

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    So this is for cannabis antitrust investigations and not being a sleazy piece of shit and being Trump’s lapdog?
     
  32. BudKilmer

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    Fair enough.

    Now that he’s been briefed, I look forward to trump doing nothing in retaliation
     
  33. AlternativeFactsRule

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  35. RavenNole

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    her enormous book of what to say is great. I bet most press secretaries have something like that but nowhere near that massive.
     
  36. Josey Wales

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    The video accompanying the introduction mentions abuse of power and obstruction of justice.
     
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    :doge:
     
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  38. Beeds07

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    And....
     
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  39. Beeds07

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    Leave it on, please leave it on

    Also, found the dumbest human alive

     
  40. ned's head

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    Trumpocalypse: He Does Read
     
  41. Andy Reocho

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    confirmed mouth breather
     
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    also would
     
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  43. The Banks

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    On the other hand...
     
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  44. hipsterjoe

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    bad advice
     
  45. Where Eagles Dare

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    A proper mask is over the nose too
     
  46. Duck70

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    Cash for caskets