Labor Day Observations

 

I voted for Donald J. Trump twice, with great enthusiasm. I spent his first term advocating and defending his governance. It is sad today to see him lost, trapped in 2020. This is Labor Day, a day he should be dunking on Biden and rallying the Forgotten Americans whose lives he improved through executive action and the bully pulpit, strong-arming business executives to do right by American workers. I know he has been improperly cut off from the dominant social media, yet his stream of posts on his very own platform, Truth Social, reflects no memory of his own accomplishments and his long commitment, motivating his 2016 run, to American workers. The closest he gets is a Right Side of the News story reporting, “Under Trump Americans were Financially Satisfied.” All the rest is 2020 and the Mar-A-Lago raid.

By contrast, Governor Ron DeSantis came out with a crisp Tweet:

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See also Governor Greg Abbott:

Gov. Kristi Noem tweets: “This Labor Day lets celebrate hard work” and links to this proclamation:

Celebrating Hard Work

By: Governor Kristi Noem
September 2, 2022

The beginning of September brings us to Labor Day weekend and the start of Workforce Development Month across the country.

While America celebrates a national holiday, South Dakota has even more to celebrate. Our state has shown the rest of the country what hard work can do for an economy. In South Dakota, we have less than 700 people on unemployment, because we stayed open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and didn’t shut down a single business. When the President offered elevated unemployment benefits, we were the only state that said, “No, thank you.” There are often unknowns when making decisions as Governor, but I knew that South Dakotans wanted to work – so it comes as no surprise to me that we are one of the hardest working states in America.

There are over 467,400 employed South Dakotans that contribute to our economic and social growth every single day when they go to work. We also have a much higher rate of people who hold multiple jobs than most of the rest of the country. We don’t tax our people’s incomes, which can be a discouragement to work. We have the strongest work ethic of any state, and this strengthens our already strong economy by filling important jobs and increasing our average household income.

All of these aspects of our labor force attract businesses, diversify our economy, and continue to make South Dakota the best state in the nation to do business. We were already one of the best states to start a small business because of our low taxes and lack of a state income tax or business income tax. The affordability of living in South Dakota also makes it easier to raise a family and for bold thinkers to kickstart their ideas.

As I traveled the state this week and visited about a dozen businesses, I heard tremendous feedback from our top industry leaders. They are growing and are able to expand here, and businesses continue to choose South Dakota as a location for their new facilities. I know this is in part because of our low tax structure, but also because of our hardworking citizens.

Not laying down mandates, letting businesses choose to stay open, and refusing to accept unneeded federal aid were different ways to approach the pandemic at the time, but it’s truly the way our founders envisioned this country would look. Our approach to challenges and our way of life are bringing hope to the rest of the country. We’ve got people moving to South Dakota in record numbers. We are expected to outpace the nation through 2030. This inbound migration will continue to grow our workforce and attract more businesses to join us.

This Labor Day weekend, I want to celebrate all that South Dakota’s workforce has done for our economy. I also want to welcome all of the new and incoming members to our workforce. You are part of the growth of our already thriving economy, and you are moving here because you value the same thing we do: Freedom.

President Trump should be treating every day as another opportunity to contrast American success 2017 – 2020 and American misery 2021 – now. His challenge, against DeSantis and against Biden is his serious failure in letting the deep state dominate his administration and the nation in 2020.

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  1. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    I still want to read Noem’s comment, but your reflecting on Trump’s stuckness hit home for me. Will his fans stay with him through his determination to be the victim?

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  2. Franco Member
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    They have definitely succeeded in bumping Trump off his game. Maybe that was the intention.

    Sometimes I think they were and are  running a psyche game on him, which is unconscionable to ply on a sitting President. Trying to destabilize him and then claiming he’s unfit. 

    I know I would have become a pool of bubbling paranoia after 6 years of this stuff. I can’t even imagine taking that kind of heat.

    I too wish he could focus on things other than their absolute evil, but I can’t blame him as a human being. 

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  3. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that.  It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase.   But he is turning off many, me included.  I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

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  4. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that. It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase. But he is turning off many, me included. I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

    If Ron DeSantis were to challenge him, it would have to be in this tone, I think. For all of what Trump supposedly learned in his first three years, he failed to see the threat in 2020 and to protect the American people and the world from Fauci and his evil cabal.

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  5. cdor Member
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that. It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase. But he is turning off many, me included. I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

    If Ron DeSantis were to challenge him, it would have to be in this tone, I think. For all of what Trump supposedly learned in his first three years, he failed to see the threat in 2020 and to protect the American people and the world from Fauci and his evil cabal.

    I agree. Even though I love him for all that he did and gave up personally for our country, he does not seem like the man to take us forward. However, one Best Not say that on CTH!

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  6. Rodin Member
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    As the saying goes: “Don’t get angry, get even.”I never count President Trump out, but there are tons of sharks out there. 

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  7. Kevin Schulte Member
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    If he chooses to run. I don’t see anyway that he does not get the nomination. All polls show this. 

    Personally I want to throw him thru Mitch’s window again.

    He also knows who to fire immediately after inauguration. 

    On that last account. I want him to burn the fn place to the ground. 

    This would be the revolution many have spoke about . Only not bloody.  

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  8. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Well, at the risk of upsetting some on Ricochet if the primary for the Presidential candidate was this November I would vote for DeSantis. If Mr. Trump wins the primary vote, I would vote for him in the general election.

    The RNC should focus on the economy, energy, and education in that order. Focusing on January 6 should take a backseat until Republicans have the majority in the House.

    Trump’s base is not going to be enough to win elections unless Independents and some Democrats vote for Republican candidates.

    Just my personal opinion, but I have prepared by placing a catcher’s mask next to my laptop.

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  9. Saint Augustine Member
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    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):
    This would be the revolution many have spoke about . Only not bloody.  

    And not illegal. And not an insurrection.

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  10. kedavis Inactive
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that. It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase. But he is turning off many, me included. I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

    Are you sure you’re basing this on what Trump actually says and does, and not just what the media and the Dims (but I repeat myself) CLAIM he says and does?

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  11. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that. It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase. But he is turning off many, me included. I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

    Are you sure you’re basing this on what Trump actually says and does, and not just what the media and the Dims (but I repeat myself) CLAIM he says and does?

    In fairness, no.  Although even if he only says these things in the bits of speeches that I have heard, it does not negate my view.  He still says them. 

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  12. kedavis Inactive
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that. It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase. But he is turning off many, me included. I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

    Are you sure you’re basing this on what Trump actually says and does, and not just what the media and the Dims (but I repeat myself) CLAIM he says and does?

    In fairness, no. Although even if he only says these things in the bits of speeches that I have heard, it does not negate my view. He still says them.

    Context matters too.  Otherwise you might believe the edited bits of Trump that Liz Cheney plays.

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  13. GFHandle Member
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):
    Trump supposedly learned in his first three years, he failed to see the threat in 2020

    And unless Bill Barr is a liar (some here will say he is) Trump also failed to see the need to have a legitimate legal team in place for the election challenges at least a year in advance and also failed to take advice to try to win some of the center instead of just preening (my word, not Barr’s) in front of his base during the general election. Sad.

     

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  14. The Reticulator Member
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    cdor (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that. It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase. But he is turning off many, me included. I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

    If Ron DeSantis were to challenge him, it would have to be in this tone, I think. For all of what Trump supposedly learned in his first three years, he failed to see the threat in 2020 and to protect the American people and the world from Fauci and his evil cabal.

    I agree. Even though I love him for all that he did and gave up personally for our country, he does not seem like the man to take us forward. However, one Best Not say that on CTH!

    What is CTH?  (I googled for it and couldn’t find it.)

    I want the GOPe to think about Trump and fear he will run. It’s the only way to keep them in line. But you are probably right.

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  15. Kevin Schulte Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that. It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase. But he is turning off many, me included. I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

    If Ron DeSantis were to challenge him, it would have to be in this tone, I think. For all of what Trump supposedly learned in his first three years, he failed to see the threat in 2020 and to protect the American people and the world from Fauci and his evil cabal.

    I agree. Even though I love him for all that he did and gave up personally for our country, he does not seem like the man to take us forward. However, one Best Not say that on CTH!

    What is CTH? (I googled for it and couldn’t find it.)

    I want the GOPe to think about Trump and fear he will run. It’s the only way to keep them in line. But you are probably right.

    Conservative Tree House 

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  16. MarciN Member
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    Franco (View Comment):
    they were and are  running a psyche game on him

    I’ve thought this myself. My husband and I watched Gaslight for the first time the other night. It was my idea because we’ve never seen it, we are Ingrid Bergman fans, and it has been mentioned many times in the Ricochet Fight Club.

    Twenty minutes in, my husband said, “I’ve got to shut this off. I want to kill this guy!”

    I said, “Let’s wait. Maybe it will get better.”

    Nope, it got worse. Forty minutes in, my husband said, “I can’t stand this anymore!”

    Finally, the plot changed, and kindly Joseph Cotten (I’ve forgotten the name of his character) was able to convince poor Ingrid that her husband was trying to drive her crazy. :-)

    But I couldn’t get the last five years of the Democrats’ constant harassment of Donald Trump out of my mind.

    I don’t know of anyone who could have stood up to the pressure.

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  17. MarciN Member
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    Clifford A. Brown: It is sad today to see him lost, trapped in 2020.

    I don’t think he is. First of all, he’s still living it. The war against him isn’t over–in evidence I offer the Mar-a-Lago raid and Biden’s insane speech just last week. And some of the J6 political prisoners are still locked up. These are still current affairs for all of us.

    I was really impressed by the range and depth of his speech in Wilkes-Barre this week (Saturday, September 3).

    The only parts I was frustrated with were his descriptions of his relationships with Xi and Putin. I doubt those relationships were as positive as Trump believed they were, and his saying they were good relationships makes him look naive.

    But otherwise, he spoke for 90 minutes, and he was as self-confident and as sharp as ever. My husband and I laughed many times (and wow, did that feel good after the last two years), and he left us feeling a touch of optimism. “We will take back the House and Senate,” to which “Please, God” was all we could say.

    He’s an odd duck, for sure, but every fifth sentence or so, he still makes more sense than anyone else to me. He absolutely nailed the effects of Biden’s energy and “Green New Deal” policies–turning us into energy paupers in the international energy markets (that said, in all honesty, I did read somewhere on Ricochet–perhaps it was Jerry who said it–that we are still energy net exporters–so I’m not sure how all of that is falling out).

    If he ran for president and won, I think he could right this ship.

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  18. kedavis Inactive
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    GFHandle (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):
    Trump supposedly learned in his first three years, he failed to see the threat in 2020

    And unless Bill Barr is a liar (some here will say he is) Trump also failed to see the need to have a legitimate legal team in place for the election challenges at least a year in advance and also failed to take advice to try to win some of the center instead of just preening (my word, not Barr’s) in front of his base during the general election. Sad.

    Not sure what difference a “legitimate legal team” would have made when judges were dismissing challenges for “standing” before the election and dismissing challenges as “moot” after.

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  19. Flicker Coolidge
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown: It is sad today to see him lost, trapped in 2020.

    I don’t think he is. First of all, he’s still living it. The war against him isn’t over–in evidence I offer the Mar-a-Lago raid and Biden’s insane speech just last week. And some of the J6 political prisoners are still locked up, which he mentioned with anger in his voice. These are still current affairs for all of us.

    I was really impressed by the depth of his speech in Wilkes-Barre this week (Saturday, September 3).

    He touched all the bases.

    The only parts I was frustrated with were his descriptions of his relationships with Xi and Putin. I doubt those relationships were as positive as Trump believed they were, and his saying they were good relationships makes him look naive.

    But otherwise, he spoke for 90 minutes, and he was as self-confident and as sharp as ever. My husband and I laughed many times (and wow, did that feel good after the last two years), and he left us feeling a touch of optimism. “We will take back the House and Senate,” to which “Please, God” was all we could say.

    He’s an odd duck, for sure, but every fifth sentence or so, he still makes more sense than anyone else to me. He absolutely nailed the effects of Biden’s energy and “Green New Deal” policies–turning us into energy paupers in the international energy markets (that said, in all honesty, I did read somewhere on Ricochet–perhaps it was Jerry who said it–that we are still energy net exporters–so I’m not sure how all of that is falling out).

    If he ran for president and won, I think he could right this ship.

    Exactly right.  He’s not lost in 2020 — because 2020 will be repeated in 2022, too.  And 2024.  Until we manage to stop it.  Which may be never.

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  20. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that. It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase. But he is turning off many, me included. I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

    Are you sure you’re basing this on what Trump actually says and does, and not just what the media and the Dims (but I repeat myself) CLAIM he says and does?

    In fairness, no. Although even if he only says these things in the bits of speeches that I have heard, it does not negate my view. He still says them.

    Context matters too. Otherwise you might believe the edited bits of Trump that Liz Cheney plays.

    Duly noted.  I will listen to some of his speeches in their entirety.  

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  21. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    GFHandle (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):
    Trump supposedly learned in his first three years, he failed to see the threat in 2020

    And unless Bill Barr is a liar (some here will say he is) Trump also failed to see the need to have a legitimate legal team in place for the election challenges at least a year in advance and also failed to take advice to try to win some of the center instead of just preening (my word, not Barr’s) in front of his base during the general election. Sad.

    Not sure what difference a “legitimate legal team” would have made when judges were dismissing challenges for “standing” before the election and dismissing challenges as “moot” after.

    More, there was an obvious gentlemen’s agreement in Big Law not to represent Trump or his supporters. 

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  22. Saint Augustine Member
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    GFHandle (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):
    Trump supposedly learned in his first three years, he failed to see the threat in 2020

    And unless Bill Barr is a liar (some here will say he is) Trump also failed to see the need to have a legitimate legal team in place for the election challenges at least a year in advance and also failed to take advice to try to win some of the center instead of just preening (my word, not Barr’s) in front of his base during the general election. Sad.

    Not sure what difference a “legitimate legal team” would have made when judges were dismissing challenges for “standing” before the election and dismissing challenges as “moot” after.

    More, there was an obvious gentlemen’s agreement in Big Law not to represent Trump or his supporters.

    Not to mention that the courts have now vindicated major Trumpy claims effecting tens of thousands of illegally counted WI votes and over a million specifically Biden votes in PA that were cast in violation of the state Constitution.

    No, they weren’t all fraudulent votes as such.

    But (1) these are illegalities that tend to enable fraud, which is pretty bad, and (2) who cares if they’re all fraudulent?

    That there were illegal actions of enormous scope which could (and probably did) flip swing states is, in and of itself, a national disgrace twice over–once for each state.

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  23. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    It’s pretty easy to say “move on from 2020” when there was a long, publicly-televised congressional investigation into the events where they were trying to hang deaths around your neck, and they prevented cross-examination or witnesses from speaking, etc.

    Y’know, when there’s an indictment with your name on it, it catches the attention, etc.

    As soon as the election results were out, with all the reports of irregularities, particularly with mail-ins, it would take years get sharper numbers.  It would be far too late by then, because an inauguration was happening 2 months after the election whether you liked the results or not.  Which is why, I think, there are so many examples of questionable voting practices, because it doesn’t matter – once your guy or gal is past the post, changing that result becomes insurmountable.

    Let’s also not forget that Trump seems to care about voters, he promised to fight for them, etc, and seems to actually mean it, versus droolcup-sporting lifers like McConnell and almost every other legislator in Congress that only treat voters as something to be purchased with legislation, spending, and dangerous rhetoric.

    Dislodging the entrenched takes a trenching tool.  They’ve had decades to build.  It won’t get torn down or reduced in one election, or likely 10.

    But that doesn’t mean we stop digging.

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  24. Ansonia Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    I still want to read Noem’s comment, but your reflecting on Trump’s stuckness hit home for me. Will his fans stay with him through his determination to be the victim?

    I don’t think it’s a determination to be a victim. I think it’s an inability to put what he’s been through to the side and do what he has to do.

    I don’t blame him. He’s been through Hell. But that doesn’t change the fact that he evidently can’t set it to the side and function effectively right now.

    I think Trump may have something very related to burn out at this point.

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  25. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    Trump has had a history of being something of a political chameleon. In his earlier days he was very much a New Yorker, a political liberal. He was antigun, pro-abortion, and very much into the political left. My feeling is that a great deal of the animosity of the left to him is that he is, in their eyes, an apostate. Unquestionably he made a real and sincere move to the right. However, he has a quality in his personality which is very much an aspect of the left, his sense of victimhood. He can never quite get past the need to be a victim. It motivates him and gives him an excuse to “punch back” which is a big part of his response to anyone who attacks him, be it a political opponent or the parent of a dead soldier. Since he perceives himself as a victim in any situation where he is not on top, and even when he is on top, he can’t let go of any real or perceived slight. He will never admit to having lost the 2020 election any more than Hillary will admit that she lost 2016 or Stacy Abrams will admit to losing her election. It is in their genes. It is a necessary part of being a leftist.

    I remember clearly that Trump made it quite clear that he was not ready to accept the results of the 2016 election unless he was elected. This was unique in my experience of watching elections. Previous politicians, Gore notably made the claim that his election was stolen from him, but I had never heard anyone make the claim in advance of the election. Trump can only accept winning, anything else, to him, is unbelievable. He is obsessed with his loss in 2020, and nothing is going to change that. If he isn’t nominated in 2024 he will attack anyone who is in his stead, despite the fact that his undesirability as a candidate is due to this very behavior. Trump’s neurotic behavior should put him out of consideration for the 2024 election. We need someone who is looking forward, who sees what is happening now, and speaks out against it in a meaningful way, not someone beating a dead and skeletonized horse.

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  26. Stina Member
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    I remember clearly that Trump made it quite clear that he was not ready to accept the results of the 2016 election unless he was elected.

    That’s what you got out of that exchange?

    I got something totally different and he’s the only one that was able to live up to his words.

    You read 1 Samuel recently? There’s a run of a couple chapters where Saul makes foolish vows, including vowing to have his army fast for an entire day until the victory is won (really? A fighting army fasting???) and penalty for disobedience was death. And it is his absent son who eats some honey and Saul is faced with breaking his vow vs killing his son.

    The lesson learned is don’t make foolish vows you can’t keep.

    Trump pre-emptivly agreeing to the election results would force him to accept shenanigans if they occurred.

    And it turns out the others who took the vow broke it. And yet it’s Trump that is criticized for that episode.

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  27. The Reticulator Member
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    Stina (View Comment):

    I remember clearly that Trump made it quite clear that he was not ready to accept the results of the 2016 election unless he was elected.

    That’s what you got out of that exchange?

    I got something totally different and he’s the only one that was able to live up to his words.

    You read 1 Samuel recently? There’s a run of a couple chapters where Saul makes foolish vows, including vowing to have his army fast for an entire day until the victory is won (really? A fighting army fasting???) and penalty for disobedience was death. And it is his absent son who eats some honey and Saul is faced with breaking his vow vs killing his son.

    The lesson learned is don’t make foolish vows you can’t keep.

    Trump pre-emptivly agreeing to the election results would force him to accept shenanigans if they occurred.

    And it turns out the others who took the vow broke it. And yet it’s Trump that is criticized for that episode.

    Hillary said, “Never concede.” 

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  28. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that. It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase. But he is turning off many, me included. I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

    Are you sure you’re basing this on what Trump actually says and does, and not just what the media and the Dims (but I repeat myself) CLAIM he says and does?

    In fairness, no. Although even if he only says these things in the bits of speeches that I have heard, it does not negate my view. He still says them.

    Context matters too. Otherwise you might believe the edited bits of Trump that Liz Cheney plays.

    Duly noted. I will listen to some of his speeches in their entirety.

    I have listened to enough of the Wilkes-Barre speech to stand by my statement.  Thus far, he spent a few minutes on his accomplishments and a lot on the Russian collusion, Jeff Sessions, rigged election, the failures of Mitch McConnell, the Durham investigation etc.   

    I don’t disagree with anything he has said, and he is moving onto other topics, but there is still too much grievance in my opinion.  It isn’t necessary.  Just dissecting Biden’s lies and the shambles made by his policies and contrasting them to what he did and would do again is all that is necessary to make the case and would be much more inspiring. 

     

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  29. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that. It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase. But he is turning off many, me included. I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

    He will not be allowed to get away from 2020.  Every question they give him will be about it.  Every answer he gives will be about it.  Anything else will not get anywhere.  

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  30. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Trump will not be able to get away from grievance over 2020 and everything that happened after that. It does not seem to be in his nature and that is a shame, because if he could get out of his own way, his popularity would only increase. But he is turning off many, me included. I’ll always be grateful for what he did, but I do not want him to run in 2024.

    He will not be allowed to get away from 2020. Every question they give him will be about it. Every answer he gives will be about it. Anything else will not get anywhere.

    That is a good point.  And he will take the bait every time.

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