Trump's hurdles to re-election: A scary virus, shaky economy and Joe Biden

  
Via:  krishna  •  one week ago  •  19 comments

By:   BY BERNARD GOLDBERG, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR

Trump's hurdles to re-election: A scary virus, shaky economy and Joe Biden
Instead of a booming economy, America is shutting down. And when people feel uneasy about their financial well-being, when their 401(k) suddenly looks like a 201(k), they won’t blame Joe Biden.

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In times of crisis it’s not a bad idea to state the obvious, so here goes:  Donald Trump  can still win re-election but don’t bet the rent money on it. Everything that could go wrong — at least at the moment — is going wrong. 

First, he was counting on a strong economy to take him to the finish line. He was planning to take credit for low 

unemployment and high consumer confidence. He didn’t figure on running for reelection with a recession hanging over his presidency.

Instead of a booming economy, America is  shutting down . Restaurants, movie theaters, airlines, hotels, March Madness, professional sports and a bunch of other businesses, big and small, have been hit hard.

And when people feel uneasy about their  financial well-being , when their 401(k) suddenly looks like a 201(k), they won’t blame  Joe Biden .


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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    one week ago

oNo, he’s not responsible for the virus that came to life in China. But that doesn’t mean voters won’t hold him responsible for the damage it des.

If he’s not seen as a truthful, competent leader, his chances of serving a second term will be greatly imperiled.

Well, the good news is that everyone knows that Dear leader is honest-- probably hasn't ever told a lie in his life!

And competent? Well, he's definitely the best president evah!

 
 
 
Krishna
1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @1    one week ago

Whoops-- my apologies.

I "inadvertently" forgot the /sarcasm tags.

Both of 'em. 

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    one week ago

Here’s how Peter Wehner, a self-described lifelong Republican who has served in the last three GOP administrations (and who says he’ll never vote for this president) put it in a  March 13 piece  for Atlantic magazine:

“The president’s misinformation and mendacity about the coronavirus are head-snapping.

He claimed it was contained in America when it was actually spreading.

He claimed we had ‘shut it down’ when we had not.

He claimed testing was available when it wasn’t.

He claimed coronavirus will one day disappear ‘like a miracle’; it won’t.” 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
3  Greg Jones    one week ago

I hate to burst your little bubble of hopefulness, but Trump won't be going anywhere.

You're dwelling too much on the past. Granted, there were some mistakes made at the beginning, but the Trump led team of experts....medical people and business professionals are starting to get a good handle on the situation and take the proper steps toward getting the recovery going. Once there is some good news that the virus infections are leveling off and starting to go down, the markets will start to rebound and people will stop the panic buying. The "worst case scenario" morons will begin to be ignored as the people begin to see positive change. .

It'd doubtful any Democrat could have done a better job, since their main interests in the past few years has been to impeach Trump and let as many illegals as possible into this country. I really doubt the voters would be stupid enough to elect addle headed Joe to come in on training wheels and try to "fix" things.

 
 
 
Split Personality
3.1  Split Personality  replied to  Greg Jones @3    one week ago
It'd doubtful any Democrat could have done a better job,

At least that statement is arguable.

I really doubt the voters would be stupid enough to elect addle headed Joe to come in on training wheels and try to "fix" things.

Training wheels?  Really?  How about 40 years of service including 8 as VP  versus the current Trainee who cannot decide if the virus snuck up on us, will all disappear on the first hot day, or he was the first to call it a pandemic.  Now he thinks he is a War President on par with Lincoln or FDR. 

Good grief.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.1.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Split Personality @3.1    one week ago
Good grief.

At the very least.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Greg Jones @3    one week ago
Granted, there were some mistakes made at the beginning, but the Trump led team of experts....medical people and business professionals are starting to get a good handle on the situation and take

it, and stick it

further than it's already been stuck in the mud.

D Waters, flowing like a

Knight in gale force winding

back the front of the clock reversing a song

bird blown buy the wind for sail, fishing four twice

the reduced amount

knot tied two the too

MANY FCKN TIMES  !

This 'man' IS NOT Presidential material girl gone wild in docile enclosures open to those who don't mind it.

He is PLAIN UNFIT  

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.2.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.2    one week ago

Has anyone told you lately how clever you are?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.2.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.2.1    one week ago

Vix Vapor rubbed on Texas, asz, it is ME, and only me, who can't see turtles movin via boats anchored to the banks

of the river closed

for no interest

 
 
 
bbl-1
4  bbl-1    one week ago

Trump's re-election defenses consist of "Not my fault" or "I inherited an obsolete system" and "I've got the biggest brain." 

Apparently Trump is going to stick with "the Stormy who mode" and ride it through the gate.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
5  The Magic Eight Ball    one week ago

biden is not a hurdle...  LOL

he is barely a speed bump.

 
 
 
It Is ME
6  It Is ME    one week ago

"America is shutting down."

Well.…. No ! jrSmiley_104_smiley_image.jpg

"America" wants to stay open. "Government is "Shutting us Down". jrSmiley_99_smiley_image.jpg

"A scary virus, shaky economy and Joe Biden"

Again...."Government" (Includes Democrats) has forced the economy onto "Shaky Grounds".

Take Joe out of the equation. He's already "Forgot" he's running for "President".....with this "Forced Delay". Gotta keep "Wandering Minds" busy dontchya know. jrSmiley_25_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
r.t..b...
6.1  r.t..b...  replied to  It Is ME @6    one week ago
"America" wants to stay open. "Government is "Shutting us Down"

To further paraphrase the original hypothesis...Ignorance is the opiate for the dumbasses.

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  r.t..b... @6.1    one week ago
Ignorance is the opiate for the dumbasses.

Deadlier "Flu's" Never stopped folks from going to work.....did it ?

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-02-07/theres-a-virus-spreading-in-us-thats-killed-10-000-the-flu

"Influenza has already taken the lives of 10,000 Americans this season, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 19 million have caught the flu, and an estimated 180,000 became so ill they landed in the hospital."

Remind me about "Ignorance" again ?

 
 
 
r.t..b...
6.1.2  r.t..b...  replied to  It Is ME @6.1.1    one week ago
Remind me about "Ignorance" again ?

In all sincerity, stay healthy in the face of this outbreak. Limit your social contact to these confines as it is harmless to you and others. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.1.3  It Is ME  replied to  r.t..b... @6.1.2    one week ago
In all sincerity, stay healthy in the face of this outbreak. Limit your social contact to these confines as it is harmless to you and others. 

Stay Safe….as we should do with "ALL" sicknesses on the Planet !

Like "ALL THE OTHERS"....this too will pass !

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
6.1.4  Freedom Warrior  replied to  r.t..b... @6.1.2    one week ago

Except that’s not really true is it since this place can be rather toxic for social conservatives.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
6.1.5  r.t..b...  replied to  Freedom Warrior @6.1.4    one week ago
Except that’s not really true is it since this place can be rather toxic for social conservatives.

That sounds rather snowflaky.

This venue, and social media in toto, should be considered 'for entertainment purposes only' and a sometimes snarky avenue to express ones' opinions. No ones' mind will ever be changed by the commentary and no one should ever feel threatened...but just my opinion in killing a couple of hours while sheltered-in-place. 

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
7  Freedom Warrior    one week ago

Doesn’t matter permanent ignore

 
 
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