Me too. 😢
Me too. 😢
Nature magazine has weighed in too:
Here’s why you should be concerned that Trump might win. Just focus on key states and consider that people polled lie when asked if they’d vote for Trump. But when asked who they think their friends and family will vote for they say Trump.
Michael Moore called it in 2016 and is doing it again:
After 4 years, I still want to understand why this election is close, why it’s such an American thing when support among countries like ours is so low, and sometimes I wonder if it’s something voters can’t admit, like racism, nationalism, xenophobia, or mysogyny, that is peculiar to Americans. But I really don’t know.
Stephen King thinks he knows:
I hope people are willing to pick up the apples.
Good podcast from ny times : blue collar white workers , always voted Democrat but voted for trump -
This Cake thread came to mind when I read this part of Robert Wright’s “How to Stay Sane until the Election’s Over:”
“In scanning my most feared scenario—four more years of Trump—in search of consolation, I finally came upon this: Sometimes the only way to get radical change is for things to get even worse than they are. You hear this from former alcoholics, former heroin addicts, and various other authorities on successful radical change. Maybe it holds in this case. Maybe it will take another four years of Trump for us to take seriously the need for deep, transformative reform.
To look at the other side of the coin: A Biden administration would be, in my humble opinion, an epic improvement over the Trump administration in terms of tenor and policy. But there’s no evidence that it will be visionary, or that it will revisit fundamental assumptions that have guided America’s domestic and foreign policy. So a Biden era could turn out to be an insidious reprieve...’
how crazy is Trump? Ny times article:
"That’s what Mr. Mattis wondered. He’d worked nearly two years developing techniques to try to manage Mr. Trump, from colorful PowerPoint slides to several kinds of flattery. This was his moment. The next day, he suited up, put on his cherished, navy blue NATO tie, with the four-pointed symbol of the alliance from which Mr. Trump had threatened to withdraw, and entered the Oval Office. He tried every technique — his entire arsenal, every tack, every argument. The president was unmoved. Mr. Mattis paused, and then pulled from his breast pocket an envelope with his resignation letter.
Down the hall, the very next day, Mr. Kelly was almost done cleaning out his office. He, too, had had enough. He and Mr. Trump had been at each other every day for months. Later, he told The Washington Examiner, “I said, whatever you do — and we were still in the process of trying to find someone to take my place — I said whatever you do, don’t hire a ‘yes man,’ someone who won’t tell you the truth — don’t do that.” But, in fact, that’s exactly what Mr. Trump wanted. Seventeen months as chief of staff, stopping Mr. Trump from umpteen crazy moves, from calling in the Marines to shoot migrants crossing the Rio Grande — “It’s illegal, sir, and the kids, they’re good kids, they just won’t do it” — to invading Venezuela. The list was long. Were they just trial balloons? Sure, some were. And, if someone wasn’t there to challenge Mr. Trump, might they have risen to action? Surely.
Trump is scary. Period. Full stop.
Love your post.
Well I think if the population knew what earth scientists know about the trajectory the planet is on, they would feel Biden’s plan to combat it is very visionary. But unfortunately the Kochs and Exxon have done such a masterful job of discrediting science in the eyes of the public, hardly anyone realizes.
I feel like the guys like Bill Gates must have felt who warned a few years back that we could have a pandemic, but that was just a “we could have.” This is a we have.
well at least we can laugh. 😁 SNL has a point: Biden is not a woman, which should help him a lot.