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The System Failed the Test of Trump

Have you ever known anyone swindled by a scam? It’s remarkable how determined they remain to defend the swindler, and for how long—and how they try to shift the blame to those who tried to warn them of the swindle. The pain of being seen as a fool hurts more than the loss of money; it’s more important to protect the ego against indignity than to visit justice upon the perpetrator. We human beings so often prefer a lie that affirms us to a truth that challenges us.

Americans are living now through the worst pandemic in a century and the severest economic crisis since the Great Depression. At every turn, President Donald Trump has made the crises worse. Had somebody else been president in December 2019—Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush—fewer Americans would have met untimely deaths; fewer Americans would now be unemployed; fewer businesses would be heading toward bankruptcy.

On the eve of the 2016 election, a Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist opined in The Washington Post: “If Trump wins, he’ll be held more or less in check by the House and Senate, because that’s the way our system of government is set up. Not even Republicans are eager to follow Trump’s lead.”

I cite that column—published under the headline “Calm Down. We’ll Be Fine No Matter Who Wins”—not to single it out, but precisely because it was so un-singular. The keepers of the institutions could imagine Trump testing the system. They could not imagine the system failing the test.

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Trump Is Gone 950 WhoWeird 27-Apr-20 23:26
Re: Trump Is Gone 124 eli stills 28-Apr-20 00:32
Re: Trump Is Gone 106 WhoWeird 28-Apr-20 01:00
Re: Trump Is Gone 134 hendrik dirker 28-Apr-20 02:02
Re: Trump Is Gone 101 WhoWeird 28-Apr-20 02:15
The (lame) blame game 108 hendrik dirker 30-Apr-20 18:33
Re: Trump Is Gone 106 Eddie Larry 28-Apr-20 00:41
Re: Trump Is Gone 99 WhoWeird 28-Apr-20 01:11
Re: Trump Is Gone 84 Eddie Larry 28-Apr-20 02:50
Re: Trump Is Gone 92 WhoWeird 28-Apr-20 03:00
Re: Trump Is Gone 116 Brian Patterson 28-Apr-20 03:38
Re: Trump Is Gone 92 ldennyjr 28-Apr-20 23:17
Re: Trump Is Gone 93 WhoWeird 28-Apr-20 23:48
Re: Trump Is Gone 103 ldennyjr 29-Apr-20 12:04
Re: Trump Is Gone 179 OCaptain 29-Apr-20 12:23
Re: Trump Is Gone 117 ldennyjr 29-Apr-20 18:32
Re: Trump Is Gone 84 WhoWeird 29-Apr-20 19:43
Re: Trump Is Gone 94 ldennyjr 01-May-20 13:42
Re: Trump Is Gone 105 Naveen 28-Apr-20 16:27
Re: Trump Is Gone 93 WhoWeird 28-Apr-20 17:02
Re: Trump Is Gone 98 ldennyjr 28-Apr-20 23:19
Re: Trump Is Gone 100 Naveen 30-Apr-20 13:21
Re: Trump Is Gone 108 Archaic 28-Apr-20 17:27
Re: Trump Is Gone 104 WhoWeird 28-Apr-20 17:29
Debate 101 WhoWeird 29-Apr-20 00:04
Re: Debate 105 Archaic 29-Apr-20 02:50
Re: Debate 89 WhoWeird 29-Apr-20 02:56
Re: Debate 137 Corpuscles 29-Apr-20 03:10
Re: Debate 92 WhoWeird 29-Apr-20 10:13
Re: Debate 61 pleinmont 21-May-20 15:42
Re: Debate 65 WhoWeird 21-May-20 15:52
Re: Debate 61 Nolondil 21-May-20 18:29
Re: Debate 60 WhoWeird 21-May-20 18:32
I'm not giving up 63 drrayeye 21-May-20 23:19
Trump Lovers, have a drink and chill 102 AndyBlackard 29-Apr-20 10:32
Re: Trump Lovers, have a drink and chill 111 WhoWeird 29-Apr-20 10:38
Re: Trump Lovers, have a drink and chill 64 Archaic 15-May-20 22:36
Re: Trump Lovers, have a drink and chill 64 WhoWeird 15-May-20 22:37
Re: Trump Lovers, have a drink and chill 66 Archaic 16-May-20 00:59
Re: Trump Lovers, have a drink and chill 65 drrayeye 16-May-20 02:05
Re: Trump Lovers, have a drink and chill 61 WhoWeird 16-May-20 02:08
Facts 91 WhoWeird 29-Apr-20 10:49
Re: Facts 105 AndyBlackard 29-Apr-20 11:53
Re: Facts 97 WhoWeird 29-Apr-20 13:43
Re: Facts 76 WhoWeird 02-May-20 01:32
Re: Facts 84 solaremp 02-May-20 14:16
Re: Facts 93 WhoWeird 02-May-20 16:48
Trump Tweeted This Today 93 WhoWeird 03-May-20 19:01
Re: Trump Is Gone 78 WhoWeird 04-May-20 00:08
Trump Cannot Get Worse 83 WhoWeird 04-May-20 00:43
Re: Trump Is Gone 81 Nolondil 06-May-20 23:39
Re: Trump Is Gone 73 WhoWeird 06-May-20 23:56
Re: Trump Is Gone 75 Eddie Larry 07-May-20 00:11
Re: Trump Is Gone 87 WhoWeird 07-May-20 00:39
Re: Trump Is Gone 70 Eddie Larry 07-May-20 00:53
Re: Trump Is Gone 85 WhoWeird 07-May-20 01:02
Re: Trump Is Gone 75 Eddie Larry 07-May-20 01:24
Re: Trump Is Gone 77 WhoWeird 07-May-20 01:36
Re: Trump Is Gone 83 Eddie Larry 07-May-20 04:18
Re: Trump Is Gone 73 Eddie Larry 07-May-20 01:01
Re: Trump Is Gone 81 WhoWeird 07-May-20 01:08
Update From Stupidville 73 WhoWeird 08-May-20 20:44
and Donald's valet 65 drrayeye 08-May-20 22:25
Re: and Donald's valet 71 WhoWeird 08-May-20 22:40
Health outcomes will always trump Trump 73 drrayeye 09-May-20 00:37
Re: Update From Stupidville 75 WhoWeird 09-May-20 21:09
Re: Update From Stupidville 68 Eddie Larry 09-May-20 21:40
Re: Update From Stupidville 81 Aine 09-May-20 22:44
Re: Update From Stupidville 79 drrayeye 10-May-20 07:46
Re: Update From Stupidville 73 Archaic 19-May-20 09:02
Re: Update From Stupidville 61 WhoWeird 15-May-20 21:24
Updater From Stupiderville 78 WhoWeird 14-May-20 21:06
Re: Updater From Stupiderville 61 OCaptain 15-May-20 12:57
Donald: It's not my fault 73 drrayeye 09-May-20 19:30
Hissy Fit 67 WhoWeird 11-May-20 22:24
Re: Hissy Fit 67 WhoWeird 11-May-20 22:37
Re: Hissy Fit 65 drrayeye 12-May-20 01:55
On or Off the Rails 69 WhoWeird 12-May-20 15:23
Re: On or Off the Rails 76 Aine 12-May-20 15:48
Re: On or Off the Rails 67 WhoWeird 12-May-20 16:57
Re: On or Off the Rails 64 Aine 12-May-20 19:11
Re: On or Off the Rails 67 drrayeye 12-May-20 19:33
Re: On or Off the Rails 60 WhoWeird 12-May-20 19:38
Re: On or Off the Rails 66 WhoWeird 12-May-20 19:49
Re: On or Off the Rails 68 Aine 12-May-20 21:48
Re: On or Off the Rails 70 WhoWeird 12-May-20 21:58
Trumpers As Victims 67 WhoWeird 12-May-20 22:45
Re: Trumpers As Victims 66 Aine 12-May-20 23:10
Re: Trumpers As Victims 63 WhoWeird 12-May-20 23:23
Re: Trumpers As Victims 68 Aine 12-May-20 23:29
Re: Trumpers As Victims 61 WhoWeird 13-May-20 00:47
Donald Trump Shoots 100,000 People 64 WhoWeird 12-May-20 23:01
When will Trump resign? 59 drrayeye 13-May-20 19:05
Re: When will Trump resign? 57 WhoWeird 13-May-20 19:11
Re: When will Trump resign? 63 OCaptain 13-May-20 19:46
Re: When will Trump resign? 59 drrayeye 13-May-20 20:31
Re: When will Trump resign? 77 WhoWeird 13-May-20 20:57
I keep hoping 61 drrayeye 14-May-20 06:04
Re: Trump Is Gone 61 WhoWeird 14-May-20 16:29
Trump Is Done 59 drrayeye 14-May-20 17:09
Re: Trump Is Done 60 WhoWeird 14-May-20 17:12
Trumpy Bear 68 eli stills 16-May-20 02:47
Re: Trumpy Bear 64 WhoWeird 16-May-20 02:58
Re: Trumpy Bear 64 drrayeye 16-May-20 04:47
Re: Trumpy Bear 63 eli stills 16-May-20 05:42
Moose? 71 drrayeye 16-May-20 07:50
Oh My Good God 77 WhoWeird 18-May-20 20:57
Re: Oh My Good God 87 Nolondil 18-May-20 21:26
Re: Oh My Good God 73 WhoWeird 18-May-20 21:36
Seriously, Trumpers... 73 WhoWeird 18-May-20 22:38
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 100 Archaic 19-May-20 09:04
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 69 OCaptain 19-May-20 12:03
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 71 WhoWeird 19-May-20 13:47
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 72 Aine 19-May-20 17:22
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 69 WhoWeird 19-May-20 17:33
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 61 Archaic 20-May-20 08:49
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 59 WhoWeird 20-May-20 10:27
If by “certain circles”, you mean the Mayo Clinic 62 OCaptain 20-May-20 12:45
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 68 WhoWeird 19-May-20 13:44
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 80 ldennyjr 19-May-20 14:31
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 63 Archaic 20-May-20 08:51
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 60 OCaptain 20-May-20 12:57
Re: Seriously, Trumpers... 55 eli stills 20-May-20 15:33
Re: Seriously, Trumpers...Your not alone. 77 molder 19-May-20 11:15
Re: Seriously, Trumpers...Your not alone. 68 molder 20-May-20 04:58
Just, Wow 65 WhoWeird 19-May-20 23:22
Re: Just, Wow 64 Eddie Larry 19-May-20 23:32
At this point 61 drrayeye 19-May-20 23:41
Re: At this point 66 Eddie Larry 19-May-20 23:59
Re: At this point 63 WhoWeird 20-May-20 00:19
Re: At this point 62 Eddie Larry 20-May-20 00:48
Everything in it's time 66 drrayeye 20-May-20 05:27
Another Grammatical Fail From The Fake Doctor 63 Barbelo 20-May-20 10:15
Why so bitter Lover? 66 eli stills 20-May-20 15:39
Re: Everything in it's time 61 Eddie Larry 20-May-20 19:20
Re: Everything in it's time 60 drrayeye 20-May-20 19:53
Re: Everything in it's time 65 Eddie Larry 20-May-20 21:02
Re: Trump Is Gone 65 WhoWeird 21-May-20 14:02
Re: Trump Is Gone 56 WhoWeird 21-May-20 18:22
Silver Lining 75 WhoWeird 23-May-20 18:34
Also... 71 WhoWeird 23-May-20 20:01
Re: Trump Is Gone 74 WhoWeird 24-May-20 00:50
And In Case You Are Wondering... 84 WhoWeird 24-May-20 01:13
Re: Trump Is Gone 75 Aine 24-May-20 23:18
The World Gone Mad: Anne Coulter 71 WhoWeird 24-May-20 20:44
Re: The World Gone Mad: Anne Coulter 64 Eddie Larry 24-May-20 21:54
Re: Trump Is Gone 59 WhoWeird 05-Jun-20 15:19
Re: Trump Is Gone 54 WhoWeird 05-Jun-20 17:17
Re: Trump Is Gone 68 eli stills 05-Jun-20 19:55
Re: Trump Is Gone 45 WhoWeird 14-Jun-20 18:57
Re: Trump Is Gone 50 thirdpal 15-Jun-20 16:58
Re: Trump Is Gone 35 WhoWeird 15-Jun-20 19:19
Re: Trump Is Gone 44 Aine 15-Jun-20 19:31
Re: Trump Is Gone 41 WhoWeird 15-Jun-20 21:15
Re: Trump Is Gone 40 Aine 16-Jun-20 01:01
Re: Trump Is Gone 38 WhoWeird 16-Jun-20 01:34
Re: Trump Is Gone 41 Aine 16-Jun-20 18:45
Re: Trump Is Gone 39 WhoWeird 16-Jun-20 19:12
Re: Trump Is Gone 41 WhoWeird 15-Jun-20 23:42
Re: Trump Is Gone 38 drrayeye 16-Jun-20 17:05
Re: Trump Is Gone 36 WhoWeird 16-Jun-20 18:11
??????????????? 34 WhoWeird 01-Jul-20 02:12
We Don’t..... 35 WhoWeird 01-Jul-20 03:01
Followed by a whole twitterkrieg of Trumpers 30 drrayeye 01-Jul-20 03:04
Re: ??????????????? 33 Nolondil 01-Jul-20 03:12
Re: ??????????????? 41 WhoWeird 01-Jul-20 03:28
Down down down 37 drrayeye 01-Jul-20 07:27
WW's Dream 36 Race Jackson 01-Jul-20 02:56
Re: WW's Dream 31 WhoWeird 01-Jul-20 03:02
Re: WW's Dream 28 Race Jackson 02-Jul-20 02:58
Re: WW's Dream 25 WhoWeird 02-Jul-20 03:00
Re: WW's Dream 29 OCaptain 02-Jul-20 12:49
We’re Saved! 37 WhoWeird 02-Jul-20 00:00
Not yet 29 drrayeye 02-Jul-20 14:24
I Read Books 32 WhoWeird 02-Jul-20 02:44
Re: I Read Books 29 Race Jackson 02-Jul-20 02:56
Re: I Read Books 28 WhoWeird 02-Jul-20 03:07
Re: I Read Books 24 Race Jackson 02-Jul-20 16:06
Re: I Read Books 30 WhoWeird 02-Jul-20 16:11
Obama and Osama 29 WhoWeird 02-Jul-20 03:31
Public’s Mood Turns Grim 43 drrayeye 03-Jul-20 08:25


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