SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Oct 18 2020

“The CHAOS President” Remember when Jeb Bush said Trump would be a “Chaos” President? Well, he was right, wasn’t he? Trump declared he wouldn’t spend YOUR taxpayers’ money on wildfire fighting in California then reversed himself within a few hours. Jeb was right!

Sen David Perdue, he of chicken wealth, has served in the US Senate beside Kamala Harris for THREE YEARS still pretends not to know her name. Must be a slow learner. Read it HERE.

Dr Anthony Fauci will appear on Sixty Minutes tonight.

Rupert Murdoch is telling associates privately that he believes Biden will win in a landslide, The Daily Beast’s Lachlan Cartwright reported Thursday. According to Cartwright, Murdoch believes that Trump has grossly mishandled the coronavirus pandemic. When Cartwright emailed Murdoch for comment, the mogul replied right away (!) and said, “No comment except I’ve never called Trump an idiot.” The “idiot” reference is in regards to a 2018 passage from “Fire & Fury.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Pete Wilson was the architect of some of the most inhumane, anti-Latino laws ever enacted in California. Under his leadership, our state banned affirmative action and bilingual education, and blocked undocumented immigrants from accessing healthcare, education and other social services. Even in retirement, he continues to inflict wounds on the Latino community by endorsing Trump for his ‘very good judgment.’” — Prop. 16 adviser Cecilia Cabello on the removal of the statue of the former San Diego mayor and governor from a downtown San Diego plaza this week, after Wilson endorsed Trump for president.


 FROM THE WAPO: More than 63,500 new cases were reported in the United States on Thursday, the highest number since July. “Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have higher caseloads than in mid-September,” Joel Achenbach and Jacqueline Dupree report. “During the past week, at least 20 states have set record seven-day averages for infections, and a dozen have hit record hospitalization rates. … The cumulative number of cases in the United States since the start of the pandemic is likely to surpass 8 million on Friday.” . He downplayed the severity of his own illness, just as he publicly downplayed the lethality of the virus in the spring. Questioned by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, the president declined to say whether he had taken a coronavirus test on the day of the first presidential debate, as required by the rules.   Quote of the day “Possibly I did,” Trump said. “Possibly I didn’t.”

AXIOS’ JONATHAN SWAN finds the TRUMP campaign is close to writing off Minnesota and Wisconsin — “Trump’s advisers brace for loss, point fingers”: “Three senior Trump advisers who recently talked to campaign manager Bill Stepien walked away believing he thinks they will lose. … The Trump campaign is filled with internal blaming and pre-spinning of a potential loss, accelerating a dire mood that’s driven by a daily barrage of bleak headlines, campaign and White House officials tell me. …
“Stepien tells [colleagues] the ‘easy part’ is winning Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Iowa and Maine’s second congressional district. From there, the first pathway, and the one he views as most likely, is for Trump to win Arizona, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. His second pathway would be for Trump to win Arizona, North Carolina and Michigan. And pathway three — the one Stepien views as least likely of the options — does not include Arizona but involves Trump winning North Carolina, Michigan and Nevada.”


THE ELECTION IS NEXT TUESDAY! Thank God.



 

 

   

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