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Biden moves forward, names longtime adviser chief of staff

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By Trevor Hunnicutt and Jeff Mason

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he really needed to wipe his Twitter first.

He said in 2014 that Congressional elections are "rigged".

Wonder what he thinks about that possibility here in 2020?

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Put in Hillary into DOJ and go after Trump! That will be sweet to watch. Pack the courts! Add in Obama to the Supreme Court, and a few others. Watch heads explode.

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When Biden moves into the White House he won't be firing major staff every few months.

Trump WH still refusing to sign off the money to be given to Biden to form a new government. Trump told all the agencies not to cooperate with Biden or his staff.

Biden will send Trump packing like a dog with its tail between it's legs!

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The president’s refusal to concede that he lost the election is taking us into dangerous territory. But none of the earlier examples of transition problems featured what we see now: a completely manufactured controversy based on no evidence whatsoever, purely to maintain power, and to overturn a legitimate election. Trump’s refusal to concede and his congressional allies’ refusal to object to what he is doing is indeed most dangerous. If it continues to be given oxygen, it’s hard not to think that there could be lasting damage to the republic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/11/opinion/trump-concession-transition.html

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Good for Biden! Do what has to be done, even without Dumpster conceding that he is gone.

Why don't people start calling Trump's actions obstruction .... because that's what it is!

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This is a pretty interesting analysis of the election. I recommend that Trump supporters in particular give it a look. It's a bit in-depth, but I think you'll have some interesting takeaways.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE5fmZrqtL8

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... It would be not simply a major departure but a deeply dangerous one were Trump to deny the legitimacy of Biden’s election. It would be a brutal renunciation of American democracy. It would create not simply a fissure but a chasm in the nation’s politics and government, telling his tens of millions of supporters as well as his congressional backers to reject Biden’s presidency. It would be an act of disloyalty unsurpassed in American history except by the southern secession in 1860-61, the ultimate example of Americans refusing to respect the outcome of a presidential election.

Trump would be trying to establish a center of power distinct from and antagonistic to the legitimately elected national government — not formally a separate government like the Confederacy but a virtual one, operating not just out in the country but inside the government, above all in Congress - a counter-government, administered by tweets, propped up by Fox News or whatever alternative outlet Trump might construct for himself — a kind of Trumpian government in exile.

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blacklabel:

he really needed to wipe his Twitter first.

He said in 2014 that Congressional elections are "rigged".

Wonder what he thinks about that possibility here in 2020?

I think he talked about that: "We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics."

https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/24/joe-biden-says-democrats-created-the-most-extensive-and-inclusive-voter-fraud-organization-in-american-history/

Guess he had a lucid moment there.

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This is all a little presumptive by Biden's team, isn't it? But hypocrisy is the currency for Democrats even more than it is for Republicans.

They seem to ignore the Florida recount of 2000. Imagine the uproar if GWB had simply assumed he'd be president before the challenge was done and dusted in court. It was only days ago that Biden himself said he would wait until the call was official. The media doesn't count.

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All the old career politicians coming back.  To be expected I suppose.

now that they are creeping back we can see progress with the vaccine, progress with managing the virus, progress in foreign relations and the economy recovering strongly.

And peace and love breaking out across the country.

New dawn for America!

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I think he talked about that: "We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics."

The full unedited clip which I guess your bubble silo optics filter thingy media decided sounded better cut in half.

Read it, he is actually saying the opposite of what trump supporters are screaming about. Fooled again and again and again.

*“Republicans are doing everything they can to make it harder for people to vote — particularly people of color — to vote. So go to IWILLVOTE.com. Secondly, we’re in a situation where we have put together, and you guys did it for our administration — President Obama’s administration before this — we have put together I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.What the president is trying to do is discourage people from voting by implying that their vote won’t be counted, it can’t be counted, we’re going to challenge it and all these things. If enough people vote, it’s going to overwhelm the system. You see what’s happening now, you guys know it as well as I do, you see the long, long lines and early voting. You see the millions of people who have already cast a ballot. And so, don’t be intimidated.”*

And you’re always posting about the dishonest mass media? Oh my...

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I can guarantee that Biden will be filling his staff based on their abilities and qualifications, not their party, whether they are family, or on their willingness to kiss his behind. His staff will be a mixture of Democrats and Republicans. In fact, Cindy McCain, the widow of John McCain, is already on his transition team.

It was so tiring to see so many unqualified people on Trump's staff who were soon let go or left their posts.

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