2020 Goat Rodeo Update

The 2020 Goat Rodeo!

You guys, don’t forget that the 2020 Goat Rodeo is still on, and boy, Lord Damp Nut’s campaign sure remembers:

“President Donald Trump’s political operation is launching a multimillion-dollar legal campaign aimed at blocking Democrats from drastically changing voting rules in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

“In the past several weeks, the reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee have helped to oversee maneuvering in a handful of battleground states with an eye toward stopping some Democratic efforts to alter voting laws, and to bolster Trump. The mobilization is being closely coordinated with Republicans at the state and local levels.

“The Trump campaign and RNC are actively engaged in litigation in Wisconsin, where the parties are at loggerheads over an array of issues including voter identification, and in New Mexico, where the battle involves vote-by-mail. The skirmishing has also spread across key states like Pennsylvania and Georgia, where the well-organized Trump apparatus has fought over changes that could sway the outcome of the election.

“The enterprise — which includes more than two dozen GOP officials, including lawyers dedicated entirely to litigation — shows how completely the pandemic has upended the 2020 election. While litigation over voting issues is not uncommon, the coronavirus — and the likely obstacles it will create for voting in November — has brought the issue to the forefront of the campaign.”

Lord Damp Nut is not book smart, but is cunning and he realizes that if all the usual GOP voter suppression techniques go away, his orange ass is cooked. Voting-by-Mail will result in a higher participation rate and that will favor Team Blue.

Keep your eye on this, especially our WI Scissorheads. I think the rat is getting greased up even as we speak.

But then again… Florduh!

“‘It’s a sh– sandwich’: Republicans rage as Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump”

“The staggering unemployment exploding on President Donald Trump’s watch would worry any incumbent running for reelection, but troubles in Florida are injecting an added dose of fear into a jittery GOP.

“Already anxious about Trump’s chances in the nation’s biggest swing state, Republicans now are dealing with thousands of unemployed workers unable to navigate the Florida system to apply for help. And the blowback is directed straight at Trump’s top allies in the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott.

“Privately, Republicans admit that the $77.9 million system that is now failing Florida workers is doing exactly what Scott designed it to do — lower the state’s reported number of jobless claims after the great recession. ‘It’s a sh– sandwich, and it was designed that way by Scott,’ said one DeSantis advisor. ‘It wasn’t about saving money. It was about making it harder for people to get benefits or keep benefits so that the unemployment numbers were low to give the governor something to brag about.’

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5 Responses to 2020 Goat Rodeo Update

  1. MDavis says:

    “the well-organized Trump apparatus”
    Well, that’s probably outsourced.

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  2. Wisconsin already has no-excuse absentee voting, but the difficulties come because it requires uploading your ID and not everybody has that capability. I’ve already ordered ballots for the next 2 elections.

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    • Karla says:

      I read today that WI is dropping the requirement that the envelope be signed by a witness. I hope that’s true.

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  3. Pyed says:

    I’m sort of torn. On one hand, I feel sorry for those Floridians falling through the carefully ripped holes in the social net; while laughing my ass off at the republicans who foresee their own failure at the polls because of their contemptible machinations.

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  4. Dennis Cole says:

    And Moscow Mitch has spoken – in a no-nonsense tone, of course – to inform us that he has NO intention of calling back the Senate from their Recess, or even then, (the Virus, you know,) and that anything Nancy conjures up in her House will be treated as highly-toxic radioactive waste, er, not worth considering, that when his cohorts DO return they will focus strictly and entirely on filling the empty Federal Judgeship seats, “until there are no vacancies left whatsoever.”

    Now, isn’t that a cheery thought, just right for spoiling a perfectly wonderful………..aw, never mind. There hasn’t been a perfectly wonderful day for anyone lately, it seems.

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