My guess is that Trump has been holding back the killing of Baghdadi (the leader of Daesh) for an emergency oh fuck moment. The fact that he has done it now – probably means that he is in full ‘oh fuck’ mode. I expect that we will start getting lots of positive news about trade breakthroughs with China as he tries to make the economy work a bit better for him.
A friend just told me that Trump showed up to the World Series and the crowd boo’d him! In Washington D.C. !!!
He has four options.
- Impeachment and getting fired if the Senate has a closed session.
- Impeachment and not being fired if the Senate has an open session and he can bully enough Republican senators.
- Pulling his full dictator move before the 2020 election even happens.
- Quitting and getting Pence to give him a full pardon.
In any event, we have an interesting election shaping up. Biden has been muddied and frankly isn’t a very good candidate. Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders would probably make pretty good presidents but no telling what will come out regarding either of them as the Trump organization digs deeper. As to the other candidates…
- I still think Andrew Yang could be the surprise derby winner – his supporters don’t have landlines and probably don’t talk to pollsters
- Cory Booker is seemingly one of the nicest and most caring individuals to ever run for office
- Julian Castro is smart, but can a guy named Castro win in the USA? I don’t think so.
- Beto seems like a cool guy but I wouldn’t vote for him – I’m not sure why. I know he’s not a Mormon, but I can picture him knocking on my door to give me religious literature
- Tom Steyer is a billionaire – I dig his schpiel but not sure I buy it
- Klobouchar, Buttigeig, Harris – great cabinet material here.
- As for Tulsi – who I’ve met and generally like – the events of the last couple of weeks have just been too bizarre around her. She threatened to boycott the last debate but then didn’t, she has this bizarre antagonistic thing with Hillary Clinton and the DNC, she spends far too much time on Fox News, she got support from Trump about being a Russian agent, her wacko trip to Syria, her crazy Lanikai cult background, and her anti-LGBTQ past – it all adds up to some weird ass shit going on with Tulsi. Then here Stepford ‘Regime Change War’ over and over again – it all just makes me feel like I have a stranger touching my privates (and not in a good way) so ewwww…
- As for the old Clinton tribe – won’t surprise me if she does drop herself in it, but please no.
My pick would be some combination with Yang in it. Warren and Yang in either combo -I would start feeling some hope again.