A Trump supporter opined that latte liberals like me might think she’s great, but Donald will “tear apart Kamala Harris.” I did go through a brief latte phase, but my coffee drink has been a working-class red eye for many years. Let’s be clear: Mr. Trump would attack Biden’s VP pick no matter who she might have been, with mendacity and a barrage of ad hominems. Did I mention mendacity? Donald would tear apart the Virgin Mary if she were Biden’s pick. I can hear him now: “She had a kid without having sex!?! Give — me — a — break! She’s lying. She’s a phony. Phony Virgin Mary. Men are insulted. She’s nasty, probably nastier than even Pocahontas, who got pregnant out of wedlock. Yeah, Pocahontas eventually married Johnny Rolfe who knocked her up, but the kid’s birthday was weeks short of nine months after the wedding. ‘Virgin’ Mary?!? Yeah, right. You know she cheated on Joseph to get pregnant because he swears he never moved on her. Virgin Mary is the meanest, the most horrible, most disrespectful of anybody coming out of Nazareth, and the most liberal! Where do you think her son Jesus picked up his radical left-wing socialist ideas!?!” (scroll down for full article)
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“ELECTION: USPS Head Removes 20+ Dept. Heads to Consolidate Power, Further Slow Mail” (8/7/2020)
“ECONOMY: Dem Congress, GOP Senate, WH Still Can’t Agree on Pandemic Stimulus Package; GOP Senate, WH Unable to Agree Within or With Each Other, Seem to Feel No Urgency” (8/7/2020)
“PANDEMIC: U.S. Is 127th of 184 Nations on British-Malaysian Researchers’ ‘Recovery Index’” (8/7/2020)
“ECONOMY: Trump Signs 4 Executive Orders for Pandemic Relief; Considered Probably Illegal, Mendacious, Misleading in Their Capability to Help; all Optics, No Substance” (8/8/2020)
“PANDEMIC: U.S. Hits 5M Confirmed Cases” (8/9/2020)
“ELECTION: WH Exploring More EOs to Sabotage USPS, Slow Mail, Void Mail-in Ballots” (8/10/2020)
“Trump Accuses Obama-Biden of Treason, Says They ‘got caught spying on my campaign’” (8/10/2020)
“PANDEMIC: Pac-12, Big Ten, 2 of 5 Major College Football Conferences, Cancel Season” (8/11/2020)
“JOE BIDEN (D-DE) CHOOSES SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA) TO BE HIS VP PICK” (8/11/2020)
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“PANDEMIC: Conservatively Estimated Trump Malfeasance Deaths This Week: 3,885 (8/13/2020)
2/06/2020 — U.S.: 1 | World: 620
3/05/2020 — U.S.: 12 | World: 3,293
4/02/2020 — U.S.: 5,137 | World: 48,284
5/07/2020 — U.S.: 73,431 | World: 264,189
6/04/2020 — U.S.: 107,175 | World: 386,464
8/06/2020 — U.S.: 158,268 | World: 708,278
8/13/2020 — U.S.: 166,038 | World: 749,965
(COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University; approximately 8 a.m. each day)
8/13/2020 — Conservatively Estimated Trump Malfeasance Deaths: 83,019
(Ersin, Tom; “Pandemic Deaths Due to Trump Malfeasance: 68,709 – so Far”; GraniteWord.com; 7/16/2020; as conservatively extrapolated from COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University; 8/13/2020.)
The United States accounts for 4.3% of Earth’s population, 22% of world COVID-19 deaths, 25% of world COVID-19 cases.
Joe Biden’s VP Pick
On Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced his choice for vice presidential running mate: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). Donald Trump and his campaign immediately accused her of being too soft on crime as a left-wing radical and, simultaneously, too tough as California’s attorney general.
Citing an additional disqualification for office, many Republican Party luminaries say she’s too “ambitious.”
The president pontificated shortly before the announcement: “Some people would say men are insulted” by Biden choosing a woman vice president. But he added that Kamala Harris would “be a fine choice.”
After Biden’s VP announcement, Donald called her “a phony … Phony Kamala Harris.” He said she was “nasty … she was probably nastier than even Pocahontas.”
He went on to characterize her as “the meanest, the most horrible, most disrespectful of anybody in the U.S. Senate,” and the “most liberal.” Mr. Trump then proceeded to grossly mischaracterize Sen. Harris’ policy positions.
A Trump-supporting “friend” opined that latte liberals like me might think she’s great, but Donald will “tear apart Kamala Harris.”
Joe Biden’s VP Pick Doesn’t Matter to Trump
Let’s be clear: I did go through a brief latte phase. But my choice of coffee drink has been a working-class red eye — black, hot — for many years.
Let’s also be clear: Donald Trump would attempt to destroy Biden’s VP pick no matter who she might have been, with mendacity, slander, mischaracterization, sexism, racism, ad hominem attacks, and more mendacity. Did I mention mendacity?
I responded to my “friend” that Donald would tear apart the Virgin Mary if she were Biden’s pick. I can hear President Trump now:
“She had a kid without having sex!?! Give — me — a — break! She’s lying. She’s a phony. Phony Virgin Mary. Men are insulted by this claim. She’s nasty, probably nastier than even Pocahontas, who got pregnant out of wedlock. Yeah, Pocahontas eventually married Johnny Rolfe, the guy who knocked her up, but the kid’s birthday was weeks short of nine months after the wedding date.
“‘Virgin’ Mary?!? Yeah, right. You know she cheated on Joseph to get pregnant because he swears he never moved on her. We can believe him — let’s just put it this way: Joseph was not that great with the ladies. But that’s another story. Virgin Mary is the meanest, the most horrible, most disrespectful of anybody coming out of Nazareth, and the most liberal! Where do you think her son Jesus picked up his radical left-wing socialist ideas!?!
“And she’s way too ambitious. It’s unseemly. Some people are saying, many say she lobbied hard to be the Blessed Mother, beating out the other Marys — Magdalene, Clopas — who were much more qualified for the job.”
Speaking of Trump Mendacity
President Trump has been accusing former president Obama and former vice president Biden of treason and spying in tweets, news conferences, and interviews.
“BIG NEWS! The Political Crime of the Century is unfolding. ObamaBiden illegally spied on the Trump Campaign, both before and after the election. Treason!”
(Trump, Donald, R-Fla., U.S. president; Twitter post; 8/5/2020.)
This has been debunked, disputed, disconfirmed, discredited, disproved, denied, disaffirmed, disallowed, disavowed, disclaimed, and every other synonym for proved wrong starting with the letter “d.”
We need to have White House reporters standing up at Trump press conferences and saying, “I’m sorry, Sir, that’s a false statement.” One-by-one they would have their press credentials revoked. Wouldn’t it be great eventually to see a near-empty White House briefing room, with only Fox and OAN sycophants lobbing softball questions? ■
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