Thu, 1 October 2020
David Waldman and Greg Dworkin bring us a whole lot of the latest:
Donald Trump was a bullying jerk in Tuesday’s debate, surprising no one, except perhaps his debate crew, who still long for the cheerfully bullying jerk they remember from 2016. Trump plotted to trigger Joe Biden’s stutter in the last debate and will only increase his efforts in the future. The next debate in 6 days will be a “town hall” style and they will be muting Donald’s microphone, so expect the miming to be at Phillie Phanatic levels behind Joe.
ACA and naked overt racism remain on the ballot this month, along with Trump’s calls for voter intimidation. Pennsylvania for one, won’t let him get away with it. A Pro-Trump faux-militia gang has recruited thousands of police, soldiers, and veterans to raise hell.
It’s tough out there for Republicans. Thom Tillis is to debate Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham tonight. Ted Cruz gave Thom a knife to the ribs for luck. Obamacare support has hit a record high, and Chuck Schumer will force a vote on one-line legislation barring the Justice Department from seeking the invalidation of any part of the Affordable Care Act.
Wilbur Ross plans to change the course of US government for a decade, and a Federal judge suggests that she may do something about it.
The $300 million taxpayer-funded “Cheer up, it’s only a pandemic” ad campaign/boondoggle managed to attract only Dennis Quaid, CeCe Winans and Hasidic singer Shulem Lemmer... and by this point Dennis is beginning to consider this as more of a “Randy” vehicle. Turkey lowers its COVID-19 numbers, by lowering its COVID-19 numbers. In the US, Covid has killed 1 out of 1,000 Black Americans and 1 out of 1,500 Floridians. You’ll never hear that from Donald Trump.
The Agriculture Department mandates that each of the millions of boxes of surplus food also contain a thank you note to Donald Trump.