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UJM: ‘As I suggested, read “A Presidential Succession Nightmare”, written by a liberal Democrat legal scholar.” Jack Landman Goldsmith is not now nor has he ever been a liberal Democrat. It’s pretty apparent after reading the blog post you cited above that you have zero understanding of the convo. But it’s a blog post, not a scholarly opinion on COG or presidential succession.
Here’s some great pretzel logic to go along with this whole debacle.
Rep. DeanPhillips 🇺🇸
Members of Congress elected on the very same ballots to which they plan to object on Jan 6 should refuse to be sworn-in tomorrow, for if Trump’s defeat isn’t legitimate, how can their victories be legitimate?
“A wonderful president, who stopped at nothing to get things done.” Yup he made it a habit to ignore the constitution whenever possible.
Health, I’m merely trying to show that some presidents, both Rs and Ds, follow rules and regulations regarding pardons and commutations, while our current president did not.
GW Bush, his son, Clinton and Obama ALL followed DOJ procedures for pardons and commutations. As per the usual, our current President did not. Nothing new. There is good news though as someone mentioned up thread, none of those pardoned can claim the 5th when called on to testify later.
A week ago armed anarchists in Oregon broke into the state capitol in an effort to stop a special session of the legislature. These misguided uneducated fools were under the impression that if they stopped the special session they would help ‘stop the steal’.December 27, 2020 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm in reply to: The Trump Vaccine for the Chinavirus Developed via Operation Warp Speed #1932458
TYVM Charlie, you saved me the typing. I’m really tired of the mythmakers. I can’t figure out if they are lying, brainwashed or just too lazy to do the research to confirm the facts.
Here in the US it is typical that a president review the clemency and pardon requests via the DOJ before granting same. Our current president has a disregarded that part of the process.
I seriously doubt that the majority of those vaccinated will social distance and mask up for a few weeks after their final vaccination. So many people really think you get a shot and go back to life as before and two weeks later you get another shot and it’s SOS.
Once upon a time state college educations were free to residents. My undergrad in NJ cost me about $1k a semester.
Point of information, the PA suit advancing to the SCOTUS is a suit filed by the President’s allies and not the campaign or the President. It’s highly unlikely it will be heard by the court, because states determine how their elections are run.
So far the Republicans have lost apx 39 of their suits. Can you imagine the SCOTUS willing to hear all these cases, or even just 10? Folks seem to forget new evidence isn’t submitted to the supremes. The supremes will hear the previous rulings and rule on whether those rulings were constitutional or not.
Again a brief moment of compassion is viewed as questionable from some of the rudest posters here. It’s equally sad that politics has blinded some from feeling and perceiving basic human compassion is genuine.
And yes people, I do expect adults to research positions they take. That means using primary sources not the media.
Ya’ll have a good day and a pleasant tomorrow. May your hearts warm and your tongues soften.
I feel sad for Health. All he has to do is drill down to the primary resources when it comes to those court cases. All of it is online. But he is not alone, and I feel sorry for others in his position. Oh well there is little I can do. I hope he fines peace before the anger and resentment impact his health.
I’m not in NY, but I have questions about the vaccines potential interactions with meds that I’ve not found answered anywhere. I’m provax get flu shots, keep the tetanus up to date, pneumonia et al. It’s easy for me to research interactions on my current vaccines but not on the new stuff.
The reality is, it will take some time for these vaccines to trickle down to the average citizen. Maybe by then there will be some concrete answers.November 24, 2020 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm in reply to: Michigan just certified for Biden. What is the Presidents next move? #1922799
It’s sad that the President is still collecting money to defend his legal defense fund. I guess it’s even sadder that the folks donating don’t realize the money is going into both his and the Republican coffers.
In the meantime last night Rudy admitted to exaggeration during his news conf. Quelle surprise.
Oh well. Michigan certified and our President ordered that the transition to begin. All that’s left is waiting for the promised revolution to start.November 22, 2020 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm in reply to: Massive Pennsylvania Supreme Court Defeat for Trump’s Incompetent Legal Team #1922148
The path to the Supreme Court is not a given. It is long and arduous. 1.1% of all petitions to the courts move on to the next step of the process. Simply because the President and his party do not like the way states order and manage their voting processes isn’t enough.
The lawsuit filings are all online. You can read them yourself and see that no evidence was presented to the courts to support the claims. Use your google. It’s not hard.
Johnklets, quit the hyperbole. “..unending fraud” Nah, do some research about VBM states. My ballot has a unique barcode, so does my secrecy envelope. My signature is matched. If it doesn’t match I get a call, as I did once after hand surgery. It’s not easy to organize getting the elderly and frail to the voting place, even more difficult if those folks live rurally. I’ve picked up elders to take them to the poll in the way back days. It’s a pain, and a strain for them, compound that with icy two lane roads and the extended time it takes to pick up four or five folks.
With VBM I can track my ballot from receipt to count. Kollelman this is verifiable two way proof.
My state has had vote by mail since 1995. (It actually started in ’87 for special elections) . Certainly it lacks the charm of driving miles over icy country roads to a 100+year old Grange Hall that was heated by a huge wood stove. (In those day’s paper ballots were used.)
What I wonder is why every state that decided to have VBM this year decided to reinvent the wheel when some states already had effective procedures in place for safe and secure vote by mail? I’m guessing it was a time issue. I will say the last time I voted in person was 1980. Starting in 82 I began voting absentee for all elections until moving to OR where I enjoyed voting at the Grange until 95 (despite some horrible drives to the polling place).
Health those figures are from court records. I repeat them because they are facts that you and others of your ilk ignore.November 18, 2020 10:23 am at 10:23 am in reply to: Massive Pennsylvania Supreme Court Defeat for Trump’s Incompetent Legal Team #1920849
The litigation scorecard as of yesterday November 17, 25 lost 1 win, no evidence of fraud. Mind you people these are atnys who understand when they make these kinds of filings they will need proof of their claims to fraud. Yet they still file them without proof and expect to win? I don’t think it works that way.
Courts have ruled 25 times that there was no evidence of fraud.
Aku Oh please, states aren’t renting morgue trailers or building field hospitals because hospitals are incompetent or people are having panic attics when they have colds. As to your other strawmen they are just that.
Adding OK and KS to the list of stressed hospitals up thread.
The lawsuit tally so far is 15 to 1 win.
Akuperma, how do you explain the over load of ICUs with Covid cases? Hospitalizaton rates in Texas, Utah, Arizona, South Dakota, PA, WI are at their highest. NJ just hit their highest hospitalization rate since June.
Unfortunately the release of this fast tracked vaccine under Operation Warp Speed is likely to be delayed due to the current administrations refusal to cooperate with the normal process of transition. More lives will be lost. Let’s not forget that the US is #1 in Covid cases. Hospitals are once again finding their ICUs filled to capacity and morgue trucks are in short supply in several states and elective surgeries have been cancelled.
15 Judges (so far) have ruled that the claims about voter fraud are unfounded.
15 Judges have already found claims to be groundless and without evidence. For those of you who doubt this the court transcripts are all available on line. In Phila.(Montgomery Cty.) Atny Goldstein admitted on record that he had no evidence of fraud. They are all out there on the internet so there is no need to depend on MSM for the info.
I think the easiest way to get the President to leave the WH after all the recounts are done is to tell him his concession speech will deliver the highest ratings known to mankind.
His rudeness was on full display today. He couldn’t arrive at the wreath laying ceremony on time, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day and would not bow his head in respect to the fallen. Oh and then there was his ever inappropriate salute, as a civilian his hand should have been over his heard. Small beans for many of you but for those of us who have family members who have served, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice, his behavior was crass to say the least. Hmm and last year our fallen were losers.
Hearsay is not evidence, no matter how many times someone claims, fraud, without evidence the point is moot. This has been supported numerous times by the courts who have found no substance in the republicans claims of fraud. It’s got to be getting embarrassing for these lawyers, more than that their filings as slipshod as they are, are skating on some ver.y thin ice ethically.November 11, 2020 7:23 am at 7:23 am in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1918723
Fox news reports that the sitting presidents campaign requests that the Georgia recount be done by hand. How realistic is that? It’s almost as if they want Pelosi as president.November 10, 2020 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1918633
Personally, with his great legal mind vis a vis constitutional law, I wonder why UJM isn’t part of the legal staff of the president.November 9, 2020 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1918171
UJM how states manage elections and the allocation of their ECs is a matter of established states rights. As I’ve previously stated there are only 2 states that can allocate based on districts. These standards are established in the event a state wants to discount the votes of the people. If litigated it would be unsuccessful. Naturally if the issued isn’t settled by the date certain, I’m sure you would be very unhappy with Nancy Pelosi running the country.
There is another potentially unsuccessful lawsuit to be filed in NV today. It is a request to stop the vote count because signatures are not being matched to voter registration records. Nevada doesn’t require signatures or signature matching. Another waste of time and money.
You really are grasping at straws and doing little to understand the voting processes established by the states.November 8, 2020 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1918009
Sigh, I should be paid for attempting to educate UJM about US elections. Here goes my last try for the evening. Nebraska and Maine (as of 2008) are the only two states that can split their electoral votes due to the fact that they are the only two states that allocate EC votes based on the District method. I doubt that this would provide the Republican party with a meaningful advantage.November 8, 2020 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1917988
Sigh, I wish some folks had an understanding of how the election process begins and ends. Please visit the National Council of State Legislatures for an explanation of the different types of audits and individual state regulations.
As to the MI election machines. Elections in MI noted that the algorithm was not functioning. The ballots were pulled in real time and hand counted and correct votes were input, incorrect data deleted. This all happened under the eyes of legitimate election officials of the state and according to public records rather early in the vote count. You can fact check this yourself, just as I did by going to the Michigan Secretary of States web site.November 8, 2020 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1917835
UJM no he’s not. It’s likely he couldn’t get an MCAT score high enough to gain entrance to med school. But he is the president, and the Covid Task Force he established is doing zero. The VP and that task force answer to him. What have they been doing?
To add to some of the republican lawsuits, Federal Court of Appeals rules that the drive by votes in Harris county are legal and valid and will be counted.
President Obama’s letter to President Trump.
Dear Mr. President
Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure.
This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the past 8 years.
First, we’ve both been blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune. Not everyone is so lucky. It’s up to us to do everything we can (to) build more ladders of success for every child and family that’s willing to work hard.
Second, American leadership in this world really is indispensable. It’s up to us, through action and example, to sustain the international order that’s expanded steadily since the end of the Cold War, and upon which our own wealth and safety depend.
Third, we are just temporary occupants of this office. That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions — like rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties — that our forebears fought and bled for. Regardless of the push and pull of daily politics, it’s up to us to leave those instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them.
And finally, take time, in the rush of events and responsibilities, for friends and family. They’ll get you through the inevitable rough patches.
Michelle and I wish you and Melania the very best as you embark on this great adventure, and know that we stand ready to help in any ways which we can.
Good luck and Godspeed,
BONovember 8, 2020 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1917819
Point of information. The Phila decision was a win merely because the remedy requested by the Republicans was enforced prior to the suit ever being filed, it was adopted as an SOP with the agreement of both parties.
In the mean time our President is golfing at our expense, while another 1000+ people died of Covid by COB Saturday. Why isn’t the Covid task force crafting solutions. (Waiting for a vaccine isn’t a solution and certainly cold comfort to the grieving families. What happened to the task force? Is the president planning on golfing for the duration of his term of office?November 8, 2020 12:58 am at 12:58 am in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1917642
Ya know, this nation wide conspiracy to have votes fraudulently cast to elect a democratic president has a few holes in it. Why oh why didn’t they get rid of Mitch and stuff the ballot boxes with democratic house and senate candidates? Seems they’ve only done part of the job. With the senate remaining in the Republican party’s hands it will be the same story, a pile of bills on Mitch’s desk going nowhere.November 7, 2020 9:39 pm at 9:39 pm in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1917585
UJM, “with Republican poll watchers being illegally prevented from observing the count…” This is blatantly untrue. Parties agree to the number of poll watchers prior to the election. Distances are specified due to Covid restrictions and available space. Rebublicans look silly when they walk back their prior agreements simply because their candidate didn’t win You do realize you could have just watched vote counts on the internet like many of us did.
I wish you peace. It is hard having your home team lose, we’ve all experienced it.
That’s weird how does YWNJudy get to post links when others can’t?
Asleep at the wheel….
Even if Biden secures the electoral college votes needed for a victory little will happen with regards to legislation. As long as the Senate is under Republican control the policy of saying NO has been established since Boehner was Senate majority leader.November 4, 2020 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm in reply to: Finding out who won the presidential election 2020 #1916902
Ya know even if Biden gets to a verified 270 the president can drag this all out until1/20/2021. After observing his behavior for 4 years I suspect he will do just that.
My husband always enjoyed skiing at Whistler. A few years before he was nifter we invested in some property in a burg north of Whistler and later in a seed potato operation. It’s the best of the Canadian Rockies without the millions of tourists that visit Whistler. My property here is highly desirable and would probably sell in less than two weeks. My father always taught me to always have a plan B, and I do.
Once C19 is a thing of the past, I suggest that the families who missed large weddings rent out a stadium and have a huge simcha.