Things Get Interesting - Will Trump Be Forced To Postpone The Election?

Blacknarwhal

TB Fanatic
Ummm...

...well...

I...I doubt it?

CAN he?

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Things Get Interesting - Will Trump Be Forced To Postpone The Election?

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,

They’re kidding, right? Joe Biden? The former vice-president and US champeen influence grifter came back from the dead this Super Tuesday to save the Democratic Party from Bernie Sanders Venezuelizing what’s left of America (after you subtract our awesome debt loads). Things that come back from the dead, of course, are generally not high-functioning, for instance: zombies. Isn’t that exactly what the party has got now in the person of front-runner Zombie Joe?



They are kidding, for sure - kidding themselves - for which they’ve practiced tirelessly the past three-plus years with RussiaGate, MuellerGate, ImpeachmentGate, and sundry extra delusional hustles, including sanctuary cities, cancel culture, the Green New Deal, free everything, and the transsexual reading hour.


So, now they’re pretending that Joe Biden is capable when his every utterance suggests that he is gone in the head. That will work for about a week, I reckon. You know something hilariously idiotic will come out every time he mounts a podium unless his handlers duct-tape his pie-hole. And now that the spotlight is off that distracting crowd of also-rans, the cameras and iPhone recorders will catch his every gaucherie — as, for instance, when he declared in New Hampshire recently to a rally audience of ordinary (non-millionaire) voters, “Guess what, if you elect me, your taxes are gonna be raised, not cut.” It’s on video. Smooth move, there, Joe.

And then, there is that giant anvil hanging over Joe B’s head in the form of an investigation into, and possible prosecution for, his shenanigans with son, Hunter, in Ukraine, including a money-laundering trail featuring millions of dollars from Ukraine routed through obscure banks in Estonia and Cyprus to Hunter’s own bank accounts. The Ukies have opened an inquiry, and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee under Ron Johnson (R-Wisc) is ready to subpoena Biden father-and-son. That is, if Sen. Mitt Romney doesn’t stand in the way of a vote for that, as he threatens to do — and he has an interesting motive to do that since his former foreign policy advisor, ex-CIA agent Joseph Cofer Black, was on the board of the same Ukrainian gas company, Burisma Holdings, that employed Hunter Biden at $83,000-a-month for years.



Of course, if Zombie Joe is so obviously non compos mentis before he’s even been nominated, what are the chances that he’ll be able to serve in office a year from now? Somewhere between zilch and nada, I’d say. So, the latest scheme launched this week in chatter from Progressive Hopesterdom has Zombie Joe picking either Hillary Clinton or Michele Obama as his running mate, and then resigning soon after inauguration day, giving this Republic-of-Firsts its first woman president at long, long last.

This is what it’s come to in our new politics of hustles and scams. Though every person over seven-years-old would see through this dodge, what else have they got? Well, a brokered convention, anyway, if Zombie Joe flops spectacularly in the weeks ahead just by showing up and running his mouth, leaving Bernie the Last Man Standing — and the party appears dead set on thwarting Bernie by any means necessary. It’s not impossible that the Dems could rustle up some dark horse candidate in a back room of the Milwaukee Convention Center. I can’t think of anyone just now from, say, the governors’ mansions across the land. And just imagine if they tapped someone from Congress, such as that lying caitff Adam Schiff (D-CA), what opportunity for sport he would present. More likely, they’d draft some Hollywood celebrity: George Clooney… Oprah… Morgan Freeman (hasn’t he already been president, or did he just play one on TV?).



There’s not a small chance, at this juncture in the Coronavirus story, that the convention may not even be held. And then what? Gawd knows…. But a disruption so severe implies that a lot of damage would be done to the Potemkin economy that is the centerpiece of President Trump’s reelection quest. That damage is being done in real time as I write, with the S & P futures index down another three percent at the open today, Friday. The trend is not Mr. Trump’s friend. And an awful lot of other things are breaking up in the financialized fiasco that enfronts what’s left of the US economy. The bond market is cracking up, especially at the junk-grade margins. And one can only guess at the havoc being wrought in derivatives by repeated 1000-point swings in the Dow Jones and other symptoms of extreme disequilibrium in indexed things, from securitized car loans to currency swaps.

All of which leaves the Golden Golem of Greatness, Mr. Trump, in not such a bulletproof position for a second term, after all. There’s a possibility that Corona Virus might interfere with the election itself. Viral contagions are known to work in waves. If this is the first wave now, then a second wave would arrive just about in time for election day, November 3. Second wave viral diseases can be more virulent than the first wave, which was the case with the so-called Spanish flu of 1918. And what if a substantial portion of voters don’t dare venture into public places full of their possibly infectious fellow citizens? Would Mr. Trump be forced to postpone the election, fulfilling his enemies’ fantasy that he seeks to become the American Caesar?



It’s not a pretty picture from here as things get interesting.
 

Blacknarwhal

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IIRC it has never happened before.
I don't think it has either. It MIGHT have happened during the Spanish Flu, but that was done before the election. We haven't had the combination of a pandemic and an election before either. I'm not sure what provision there is for such an event.
 

Blacknarwhal

TB Fanatic
Repeat after me: THERE IS NO EPIDEMIC IN THE UNITED STATES. THERE WILL BE NO DELAY IN THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS. TRUMP DOESN'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY.
Honestly, I wondered if there was any provision for something like that. Never had heard of any but there may have been one I didn't know about.
 

20Gauge

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Repeat after me: THERE IS NO EPIDEMIC IN THE UNITED STATES. THERE WILL BE NO DELAY IN THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS. TRUMP DOESN'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY.
The election is a state issue. I realize the feds have gotten involved over the years, but in reality, it is the states that make the selection of the electors and send them to a convention where the President is selected. The feds have no control over this....
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Honestly, I wondered if there was any provision for something like that. Never had heard of any but there may have been one I didn't know about.
There is not.

The election is a state issue. I realize the feds have gotten involved over the years, but in reality, it is the states that make the selection of the electors and send them to a convention where the President is selected. The feds have no control over this....
Correct THE PEOPLE DO NOT ELECT THE PRESIDENT. THE STATES DO. There isn’t one presidential election. There are 50 state presidential elections. That’s why the EC exists. BN, perhaps you’d benefit from an adult civics course?
 

Blacknarwhal

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There is not.



Correct THE PEOPLE DO NOT ELECT THE PRESIDENT. THE STATES DO. There isn’t one presidential election. There are 50 state presidential elections. That’s why the EC exists. BN, perhaps you’d benefit from an adult civics course?
I'm sure an adult civics class would cover the minutiae of election law in the event of a possible pandemic that may or may not occur in six months. Have a Snickers. :D
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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:p

As an aside, it wouldn’t be a “pandemic” in the US. It would be an “epidemic.” Pandemic is a term to describe an epidemic that has gone beyond the country of origin. However, in any particular country, it would be an epidemic.
 

Blacknarwhal

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We had elections during 2 World Wars, AND during the (un)Civil War of Northern Aggression where we were DIVIDED and FIGHTING.

This needs put to bed YESTERDAY...
Well, that's the thing. We weren't actively being shot at in those World Wars, and during the, ah, other one you mention, I doubt too many people in Atlanta were voting for Lincoln.
 

Blacknarwhal

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:p

As an aside, it wouldn’t be a “pandemic” in the US. It would be an “epidemic.” Pandemic is a term to describe an epidemic that has gone beyond the country of origin. However, in any particular country, it would be an epidemic.
...point taken. Still, whether epidemic or pandemic, it's kind of an unusual circumstance.
 

Macgyver

Veteran Member
Trump can't alter the election dates.
I'm assuming it would have to go to the supreme court to do anything.

Dems will insist on mail in ballots for everyone. That way they can finally beat "orange man"
 

Illini Warrior

Veteran Member
I think Trump should be out at the MAGA Rallies teasing the ignorants like he does about running in 2028 and 32 >>> it's devilish but ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so much fun ....
 

David Nettleton

Veteran Member
ABC evening news tonight. It's glaring to me. That the media and democrats are going flank speed to capture the narrative on the covid-19 virus. You have to know they're painting a bulls eye on Trump's back.
 

West

Senior nut
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Our home made voting mask.

Musing, ....

Bezos (?) or alike will take the offer up to run/design/program a all digital voting machine system, where people can vote from their phones. Once they declare its to dangerous to have people voting at voting booths.
 

Jubilee on Earth

Veteran Member
In a different vein, here's an interesting question. So we've got Biden, and we've got Bernie. And we've got a coronavirus that has (so it seems at the moment) a 10-15% death rate in those above 70. Just curious, but looking at Iran where so many of their top guys fell ill and/or died, what would happen if both Dem candidates didn't make it, and succumbed to the virus? What happens then? Is there a provision to "rush through" new candidates so that there is someone to run against Trump?
 

straightstreet

Life is better in flip flops
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Our home made voting mask.

Musing, ....

Bezos (?) or alike will take the offer up to run/design/program a all digital voting machine system, where people can vote from their phones. Once they declare its to dangerous to have people voting at voting booths.
I had that thought. We will be voting from home.
 

bw

Fringe Ranger
The numbers are suggesting we'll have passed the detonation around July, and have come out of our bolt holes, have looked around and found calm skies around September. There is a significant chance we will be caught up in a wave of euphoria come election time.
 

Jackpine Savage

Veteran Member
Last Friday I got a panicked call from our Township clerk. They didn't realize there was a presidential primary on Tuesday.:rolleyes: I guess she must have ignored all the communications from the county. So I attended some training on Monday and spent most of Tuesday at the Township hall.

There are small precincts all over the country that struggle to staff elections. Most election judges in these areas are retired and probably in their 70's if our Township is representative.

The Minnesota primary is August 11th. Can't say that I'm looking forward to it.
 

Millwright

Knuckle Dragger
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Epidemics tend to spread faster in areas with high population density.

In the US, those areas are overwhelmingly liberal and concentrate D voters.

:hmm:
 

Doc1

Veteran Member
In a different vein, here's an interesting question. So we've got Biden, and we've got Bernie. And we've got a coronavirus that has (so it seems at the moment) a 10-15% death rate in those above 70. Just curious, but looking at Iran where so many of their top guys fell ill and/or died, what would happen if both Dem candidates didn't make it, and succumbed to the virus? What happens then? Is there a provision to "rush through" new candidates so that there is someone to run against Trump?
Careful what you wish for. President Trump is 73.

Best
Doc
 
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