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Hey, Joe! These are our demands

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Progressives and other leftists promise/threaten to pressure/take to the streets to make demands of President-elect Joe Biden if/when he falls short of our expectations. We on the left don't want to be one of those bad bosses who tells you your work isn't good enough but never says what they expect from you in the first place, so you're reduced ...Read more

Democrats still don't get it

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Why, Democrats have been asking, do so many poor white people vote for a Republican Party that doesn't care about or do anything for them? The most common reply is: Democrats are snobby coastal elites who talk down to them. Classic example courtesy of former President Barack Obama, who said of voters in the Rust Belt: "They get bitter. They ...Read more

Both parties lost the election. Now the real trouble begins

From the Left / Ted Rall /

My liberal friends are relieved. I am terrified.

Democratic voters got what they wanted last Saturday: the electoral defeat of Donald Trump.

By this time next year, if not sooner, Joe Biden's win will look like a Pyrrhic victory.

Rather than pushing an affirmative platform of policy proposals, Biden's entire campaign boiled down to opposition...Read more

Trump tees up a new type of coup

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Donald Trump revolutionized political campaigning. It was by accident. Because he was too lazy to prepare for or memorize a stump speech, he ad-libbed his rallies; TV networks carried them because something he said might prove newsworthy. Because he was cheap, he made appearances at any random dump that would have him for free; he used the money...Read more

Previewing a Biden presidency: Dementia, impotence, collapse

From the Left / Ted Rall /

At this writing, two days after the election, Joe Biden appears to be six electoral votes away from winning the presidency.

The Trump campaign has requested a recount in Wisconsin. Republicans are suing in Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Nevada to demand the right to observe vote counts and challenge absentee ballots and COVID-...Read more

Things could get even crazier under Biden.

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Joe Biden enjoys a double-digit lead over incumbent President Donald Trump because he promises a return to normalcy -- not the platonic ideal of objective normalcy in a country that doesn't torture or spy on its citizens or let them starve because their coding chops are a few years out of date. Americans desperately want to resume "normal" ...Read more

President Trump neither needs nor deserves our thoughts and prayers

From the Left / Ted Rall /

I don't give a damn if Donald Trump lives or dies. I don't wish him well. I don't send him thoughts or prayers. If COVID-19 or green men from Mars or liopleurodon take him to his despicable maker, so be it. Everyone dies. Being famous and/or a billionaire and/or president of the United States does not entitle you to universal goodwill.

Neither ...Read more

Joe Biden will be a Republican president

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Past performance is no guarantee of future returns, but there are few more reliable ways to predict what comes next than to examine the historical record, because, most of the time, history really does repeat itself.

What kind of president would Joe Biden be? His centrist supporters assure progressives that he will be one of them, pushing an ...Read more

American politics are about to become extremely dangerous

From the Left / Ted Rall /

More than 80 million Americans are expected to cast mail-in ballots this fall, representing a 16-fold increase over mail-in ballots in the 2016 election.

This is probably going to cause a constitutional crisis of epic proportions.

The problem isn't the possibility of fraud that President Donald Trump has been going on about. Cases of possible ...Read more

If Biden loses, this will be why

From the Left / Ted Rall /

It would be a stretch to say that Joe Biden is in trouble. He is ahead in the polls, including in states where Donald Trump won last time. Unlike Trump, whose campaign is apparently nearly broke, Biden's campaign is raking in corporate donations.

Of course, Democrats couldn't have asked for a weaker incumbent: nearly 200,000 Americans dead of ...Read more

Jeffrey Goldberg's insane 'Trump called troops suckers' piece is a new low

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Jeffrey Goldberg wrote an article for The Atlantic that could harm President Donald Trump's chance to win reelection. Setting aside the controversial content of the remarks attributed to the president, it is important to note that this is an atrocious example of journalism.

You could almost call it "fake news."

And corporate media is taking it...Read more

My progressive case for voting third party or boycotting the election

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Front and center in the raging debate between liberals and progressives over whether they should support Joe Biden or opt out of the two-party trap by voting third party or not at all is the assumption that Biden would do less harm both to the world and to American leftism than Donald Trump.

Even many hardcore Bernie-or-Busters accept the ...Read more

 

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