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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Trump Thinks a Terrorist Attack Will Save Him from Losing Congress

God, I hope he's wrong about that, like he is about most things.

Faced with the likelihood of a “blue tsunami” in the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump is holding out hope that terrorists will attack the country, reported the Washington Post on Wednesday.
“In private conversations,” said the Post, “Trump has told advisers that he doesn’t think the 2018 election has to be as bad as others are predicting. He has referenced the 2002 midterms, when George W. Bush and Republicans fared better after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, these people said.”
Matthew Yglesias at wrote, “(T)his is a frightening line of thought for an incumbent president and his team to be entertaining.” “(I)f the president and his top staff are not so concerned with democracy but purely political power, that’s a terrifying proposition,” said Yglesias.
If Trump believes that a terror attack will be a boon to his political fortunes, asked Vox, “How hard is he really working to keep the country safe?”

But who knows, maybe we don't even need a Democratic-controlled Congress to get rid of Trump:
History professor predicts Mueller will reveal Trump crimes that will ‘shock the nation’ — and force GOP to impeach.
Historian Allan Lichtman is known for making accurate predictions — and he’s more certain than ever that President Donald Trump will be impeached this spring.
The American University history professor has correctly predicted the winner of every presidential election since 1984, including Trump, and he has recently updated his book, The Case for Impeachment, that was released in April — before the president fired FBI director James Comey and special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed.
“There’s as strong a case of obstruction of justice as there was against Bill Clinton on a vastly more important matter than a blue dress,” Lichtman told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “Remember, virtually every Republican voted for an obstruction article against Bill Clinton.” He said the special counsel investigation almost certainly had more damning evidence of illegal cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russia, which he said would soon be revealed.
“It’s a conspiracy,” Lichtman said. “I believe we have the tip of the iceberg of what the special counsel knows about the relationship between Trump and the Trump team and the Russians. There’s a fair chance that the reason they were covering up all of those calls from then to be national security adviser with the Russians was to cover up a possible quid pro quo, the Russians will help us and in turn we’ll ease those sanctions. Why else make those calls and why else lie about them?”
The historian said the public had already seen strong evidence of obstruction, but he said there’s plenty of reason to predict charges on a “host of crimes” — some of them deadly serious — related to a Russian conspiracy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i doubt that there will be a ""blue tsunami"" in 2018 elections as americans might be finally starting to realize that there is really no difference between the blue and red, the left and right; that they are merely two sides of the same coin.
i predict that in 2018 congress will vote to authorize themselves yet another salary increase.

10:10 AM  
Blogger spooked said...

if the modern GOP under Trump haven't woke some people to the difference between Dems and Repubs, they are hopeless. Either they don't care about other people or care about America or are just hopelessly clueless.

11:46 AM  

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