It’s a bit late for Trump to pretend to be a good loser. But his tweet certainly doesn’t commit him to much vacating or handing over of power.
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In the Boston Globe, Yale historian Timothy Snyder explores the lie that the election was being stolen from Donald Trump — and the challenge facing American democracy when a large group of Americans believe it.
The big difference: Unlike his predecessors, Trump’s sore-loserism has spread to a majority of prominent elected Republican officials.
I worked most of my life under the old model of journalism, and am aware of its many shortcomings.
We’re so accustomed to our U.S. system of politics and government that we don’t think much about other ways of doing democracy, including ways that would end the two-party duopoly.
Most of the commentators have moved on from the question of whether Trump will go. I just need a bit more certainty.
Colorado just became the 15th state to back the crazy idea that the presidential candidate who gets the most votes should be president.
If the remaining not-fully-counted states go the way they are leaning, Joe Biden will win the electoral vote by 306-232, which is the same as the count by which Trump won in 2016.
Watching his early-evening soliloquy to the assembled White House media about all the ways he has been done dirt during the election, I found myself torn between feeling sorry for him and for the country.
I don’t think you need me to point out the various bizarre bits of logic in it.
In the National Review, Dan McGlaughlin agonized over whether he could bring himself to vote for Donald Trump, who he acknowledged is morally unfit for the job.
It’s quite impressive how easy some of these countries have made it to vote, without waiting in lines during a pandemic, or even just a busy day.
“One fork leads to Trump and a validation of the id and all the dark beliefs it harbors. The other fork leads to Biden,” he writes in the Washington Post.
If, like many liberals, you struggle to understand how and why Trump’s message resonated with many working class voters in a lasting way, here’s something that may help.
Its headline: “Why it has to be Biden; Donald Trump has desecrated the values that make America a beacon to the world.”
In case this catches you by surprise, I refer you to a document from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The editorial concludes: “Two men are running for president. One is a terrible man; the other is a decent man. Vote for the decent man.”
Donald Trump still couldn’t stop himself from interrupting, but he did it a lot less. Biden’s assignment was to do nothing to shake up the race, and he may have succeeded.
The fact that President Trump is canceling ad spots that he had reserved in Minnesota is pretty good evidence that his team has lost its confidence that he can flip the state red this year.
The group of former Republican or anti-Trump Republican political figures has been making and airing some of the most withering anti-Trump TV ads.