Giant step toward socialism

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Lanivan

I think it should be pointed out that presidential historians have rated Trump #1 of all US presidents as the Most Divisive. Not quite the Nobel Prize he pines for, but at least he's #1 at something! Let's look at his legacy in 4 years......Trump is on track to be the first president since World War II to see a net loss of jobs during his term. Even worse, he has presided over the loss of 214,000 lives and counting from covid-19. That’s already nearly four times the U.S. fatalities in the Vietnam War, previously the nadir of presidential bungling. Even now, after having contracted covid-19 himself, Trump refuses to take the pandemic seriously. He keeps promising it will magically disappear of its own accord while holding rallies practically guaranteed to spread the disease.

As if that weren’t reason enough to vote for Biden, there is also the fact that Trump has abused his power; he was even impeached for doing so. He has trafficked in racism and xenophobia. He has incited violence. He has kowtowed to dictators and trashed our alliances. He has welcomed Russian attacks on our elections. He has locked children in cages. He has called for his opponents to be locked up. In sum, Trump has made a strong case that he is the worst president in our history, and is totally undeserving of another 4 years to undermine democracy with chaos and corruption.

edwards1

Such anger and defensiveness by the left towards people that don't agree with them. I thought they believed in free speech and thought? Dennis I totally agree with you. The facts speak for themselves. .I'm relived to see the impending appointment of Judge Barret. A sterling example of humanity.

Lanivan

Please! If anything I said is not true, and you have the facts to prove it, go right ahead and employ your 1st Amendment Rights!! Go right ahead.....I'll be waiting. And as for Justice (c'mon, the 'hearing' was a sham, she's a shoo-in) Barrett is concerned, I find it interesting you express warm feelings for a woman who was raised in and continues to belong to a private (3,000 members) extreme religious sect that requires women members to pledge total obedience and submissiveness to their husbands. Normal women like Hillary Clinton and Gretchen Whitmer, well, you don't find them to be such "sterling examples".

edwards1

There is nothing "normal" about Hillary and Gretchen. You seem very bitter and angry. What a sad way to live your life. Christian Pro-Life women are demonized by the leftists because that simply don't agree with them. Democrats in Congress simply don't know what to do with them. But instead of conducting themselves with civil discourse, they demonize because that is all they know. But in actuality this conflict isn't between individuals. Rather it is a spiritual battle. Ephesians 6:12.

Rottweiler

Good grief are you ignorant and bitter.

Vladtheimp

Lanivan is a Leftist Expert at distortion and lies.

POLARIZING– She references a survey done for Leftist Brookings Institution that did not involve ‘presidential historians’ but ‘political scientists.’ In their survey, the second most polarizing President was ….get ready for it…..Abraham Lincoln. Pretty good company.

She forgot that in 2015 CNN dubbed Obama the most polarizing President in modern history.

CHINESE VIRUS -

1. Recall that Drs. Faucci and Birx warned that by this month, 2,200,000 Americans would die from COVID if we didn’t react. They have confirmed that President Trump followed every single suggestion they made. If Lanivan thinks President Trump is worthy of criticism for saving 2,000,000 lives, she’s really attacking Faucci and Biex.

2. Two (2) days ago, the NY Times predicted COVID would end much soon than the experts predicted and praised President Trump, saying

“Operation Warp Speed — the government’s agreement to subsidize vaccine companies’ clinical trials and manufacturing costs — appears to have been working with remarkable efficiency. It has put more than $11 billion into seven vaccine candidates, and the F.D.A. has said it will approve any one that is at least 50 percent effective at preventing infection or reducing its severity. “

IMPEACHMENT -

President Trump was impeached in a partisan witch hunt, at the very same time he was saving lives during the Pandemic, for made up ‘crimes.’ Another modern President was impeached for proven crimes – what was his name? Oh yeah – Bill Clinton.

It’s remarkable that as the media hammers us daily with polls showing President Trump is toast, loyal Democrats like Lanivan feel compelled to pile on with lies and distortions about the President – almost as if they don’t believe their own media and its polls.

Speaking of their media, did you know that Democrats are continuing to riot in Democrat cities, and on Columbus Day Democrats rioted and pulled down public statues of Theodore Roosevelt and Christopher Columbus in Portland? The media has stopped reporting on Democrat riots, arson, looting, assaults and murders in fear it would help the President. P> Stay tuned for more on Hunter Biden, his Dad and Ukraine Oligarchs – but not on Facebook – they killed it to help Joey sniffer.

edwards1

I've already heard. Doesn't sound good.

Lanivan

Wow! This garbled gobbleygoop must have taken you a while to sweat out! Gee, I'm good, but not that good! Little 'ole me - a "Leftist Expert"! Let's cut to the chase and go on a little fact-finding mission, shall we? 1. The Brookings Institute: "Brookings brings together more than 300 leading experts in government and academia from all over the world who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis on a full range of public policy issues. The research agenda and recommendations of Brookings’s experts are rooted in open-minded inquiry and our 300+ scholars represent diverse points of view. Research topics cover foreign policy, economics, development, governance and metropolitan policy." Who am I going to link to - Brookings, or your favorite, Gateway Pundit? 2. On March 29, 2020 - "The nation's leading expert on infectious diseases and member of the White House's coronavirus task force says the pandemic could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans and infect millions.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said based on modeling of the current pace of the coronavirus' spread in the U.S., "between 100,000 and 200,000" people may die from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus." Well, here we are with almost 8 million cases and 217K deaths, and the virus is spiking again across much of the country. Meanwhile, Trump hits the runways with daily super-spreader events packed with supporters starved for entertainment and thrills. 3. Vaccine progress. The Trump administration government/private industry collaboration (much like the ACA) is a great start. But they are counting on it and a Herd Immunity approach to stop the virus, a warped and inhumane approach derided by experts around the world. Basically, discourage masking and distancing, let people get sick and die, and then give vaccines whenever we can get them. 4. Vladtheimp! A right-wing extremist obfuscating and supporting a president's clear abuse of power (bribing a foreign power by withholding aid previously allocated by Congress in order to win re-election) and obstruction of justice (repeatedly resisting lawful subpoenas and ordering aides to refuse to testify under oath). So much for your Constitution/Rule of Law schtick. 5. Don't understand why I speak truth to power about the crook in the WH? Don't take my word for it - read the dozens of letters in support of Joseph Biden and rejection of Donald Trump by hundreds (over a thousand by now) of medical experts, economic experts, top military - retired and active, former members of Congress, legal experts, business leaders, and so on - a great many are Republicans (as I used to be), maybe most of them, truth be told, who are disgusted by and alarmed at the instability, chaos, disruption of norms, standards, and rule of law by this administration. I've never seen anything like it. Even Mitt Romney chimed in. About the only endorsement Trump has gotten is from the Taliban, but like being #1 as the most divisive president in US history, at least it's something!

Rottweiler

Trump did not start COVID, No one could see this coming. Please stop spreading your lies and false opinions.

Rottweiler

Richard, Trump didn't cause COVID and your Governor had more to do with your safety than the President...Leslie you are free to move to China.

Lanivan

I read and re-read Richard's Letter to the Editor, and I find no mention that Trump caused Covid. I think the prevailing thought is that the novel (new) virus came from some animal in China. And I'm happy to see you give credit where credit id due - Gov Whitmer was entirely and completely committed to the health and safety of her constituents from the time the Covid cases began showing up in Michigan, regardless of any concern about future elections, unlike your president who lied for months to the American people when he knew how severe the virus was, how it spread, and how it would devastate the population. And he kept it from Americans, lied for months - calling it a "Democrat hoax", and that it would just disappear......all this is recorded, on tape, by Bob Woodward during private interviews with Trump, and can be read in his book, Rage.

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