Opinion: There is no reason to celebrate a broken nation’s birthday

Biden leads Trump in Texas and Georgia

America under Trump is a badly failing nation in every conceivable measure. That being the tragically sad case, there is no reason whatsoever to celebrate America in its current failing state; anyone doing so is either a Russian spy, a religious malcontent, or a Trump supporter.

It is an abomination that a once-great nation like America is now the laughingstock of the entire world – especially after the monumental efforts of President Barack Obama to once again establish America as the leader of the free world. It is beyond refute that except for those un-Americans cited above, there are very, very few Americans who believe this pathetic nation is anything to be proud of or to celebrate.

There is little reason to cite any of the reasons America is failing because journalists, whose job it is to inform the populace on an hourly basis, are heroically keeping pace with the horrible events signaling that. at best, America is a banana republic with a malignant narcissist and blatant racist in the White House.

Of course, Trump has not decimated America unilaterally – Republicans bear as much of the blame for the state of the nation as Trump. Without ardent Republican support, Trump would have been sent packing within a few months of his very poorly-attended inauguration.

It is likely true that few Americans comprehend why the Founding Fathers declared America’s independence from Great Britain; something they would know if they ever read the document for themselves. It is glaringly apparent that Donald Trump is unaware of the contents of the Declaration of Independence, because if he could read the document he would see quickly that he is the personification of mad King George III that the colonists revolted against.

A quick perusal of the Declaration of Independence will inform any American that Trump, and his Republican facilitators, wholly oppose the reasons why the colonists revolted and declared their independence from England. If they read the document, they would see that the complaints lodged against King George III duly apply to dirty Donald Trump – and not only because he thinks he is a monarch, is mentally deficient, and above the law.

Those special words so eloquently written by Thomas Jefferson, “

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Biden: Team of 600 Lawyers and 10,000 Volunteers is Ready to Fight Trump’s Efforts to Suppress the Vote

Biden suggests Trump has memory loss

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden says he has assembled a team of 600 lawyers to fight election “chicanery” from President Donald Trump should he continue his efforts to limit voter participation in this year’s general election.

“So here’s what we’re doing, we’re continuing to fight any effort to exploit the pandemic for political purposes, support the countless state and local officials working like hell to make voting safe and accessible for citizens, especially the most vulnerable, or call out local rules that don’t adequately ensure access to vote,” Biden said.

The team of 600 lawyers and 10,000 volunteers will be in every state to figure out if any “chicanery is likely to take place,” he added, noting that it would be “very, very, very difficult” to counter the president’s many false claims that mail-in voting would lead to fraudulent votes being cast.

“The fact is that this is a fella who is literally trying to take away the funding for the post office so they can’t deliver the ballots. Not a joke,” Biden said, pointing out that several states already conduct their elections almost entirely by mail-in vote.

Biden has previously voiced concerns that Trump would try to “steal” the election.

“It’s my greatest concern, my single greatest concern. This president is going to try to steal this election,” Biden said in remarks last month. “This is a guy who said all mail-in ballots are fraudulent, voting by mail, while he sits behind the desk in the Oval Office and writes his mail-in ballot to vote in the primary.”

Should Trump refuse to honor the peaceful transition of power, Biden suggested that military members who’ve condemned the president would move to settle the matter themselves.

“I promise you, I’m absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch,” he said.

Biden Raises More Money Than Trump for Second Straight Month

Former vice president Joe Biden and his allies have raised more money than President Donald Trump for the second straight month. Biden and his allies raised more than $141 million. Trump and his supporters raised $131 million by comparison.

The Biden campaign reported bringing in $282 million in the last quarter.

“It’s clear that voters are looking for steady leadership, experience, empathy, compassion, and character — and they’ll find all of these qualities in Vice President Joe Biden,” wrote Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon in an email to supporters.

“Biden, who waged his successful primary battle against a historically large field of Democrats on a shoestring budget, is trying erase a fundraising gap ahead of his Nov. 3 election with Trump,” reported Reuters, observing that the president has been a “prodigious fundraiser” who built an “early war chest” in preparation for reelection. The Trump campaign reported having $295 million in cash on hand.

The Biden campaign has been growing its base of small donors. The average online donation last month was $34.

Cook Political Report: GOP Losing Members of Congress at Breakneck Pace Since Trump Took Office

According to Dave Wasserman, the U.S. House editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, the Republican Party is losing members of Congress at a breakneck pace.

“Fact: when President Trump took office in January 2017, there were 241 Republicans in the House. Since then, 115 (48%) have either retired, resigned, been defeated or are retiring in 2020,” he wrote on Twitter.

Keep in mind: most of the Rs likeliest to speak out *against* Trump were replaced by Democrats, and most others – like Tipton in #CO03 – are being replaced by even more pro-Trump Rs. Lesson: there is no going back to a GOP ‘before Trump,'” he noted.

Keep in mind: most of the Rs likeliest to speak out *against* Trump were replaced by Democrats, and most others – like Tipton in #CO03 – are being replaced by even more pro-Trump Rs.

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Poll: Most Americans Don’t Believe Trump is the Right Person for the Job

Trump Lauds Murderous Tyrants

According to a USA Today-Suffolk University poll, most Americans don’t believe President Donald Trump is the right person for the job, saying he doesn’t have “the right experience to be president.”

37 percent of Americans believe Trump has the right experience to be president compared to 67 percent who said the same of his Democratic opponent, former vice president Joe Biden. 61 percent say Trump doesn’t have the right experience. Independents in particular said by a wide margin that Trump lacks the right experience (68 percent to 27 percent).

“The poll could be simply a function of people who don’t like Trump not believing he’s up to the task and responding accordingly,” The Washington Post reported. “But it’s still notable that so few of his detractors see him as having the right experience to be president, even as he has so much experience as president.”

“And if you dig further into the numbers, you’ll see that even many who support Trump say he doesn’t have the right experience to be president,” the outlet continues. “In a two-way matchup with Biden, Trump garners 41 percent to Biden’s 53 percent — the latest poll to show him with a double-digit deficit nationally. Among those who say they back Trump, though, only about 4 out of 5 (83 percent) say he has the right experience to be president, while 12 percent say he doesn’t. (Four percent are undecided.)”

As for Biden’s supporters, an overwhelming 96 percent say he has the right experience to be president. 71 percent of independents said the same compared to 22 percent who said he doesn’t. 31 percent of Trump’s supporters acknowledged Biden has the right experience.

Trump’s Economy Approval Rating Drops Below 50% For The First Time In 3 Years

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More and more Americans are losing confidence in President Donald Trump’s ability to handle the economy, according to the latest Gallup poll that found his economic approval rating has dropped to 47 percent in June, a 16-point decrease from numbers reported at the beginning of the year. The poll was the first to show an economic approval rating below 50 percent since November 2017 (when 45 percent of Americans approved).

“In January, Americans were mostly positive about U.S. economic conditions, a record few cited the economy as the nation’s top problem and a solid majority approved of Trump’s handling of the economy,” Gallup reports. “Today, Americans’ views have turned negative, they are more likely to name the economy as the top problem and Trump’s job approval rating on the issue has dropped below 50%.”

Americans believe the economy is “the most important problem” facing the country today.

“Before the coronavirus brought the country to a near standstill in March, Americans’ ratings of the economy and the president’s performance on it were as good as they get in an election year,” Gallup wrote. “Other issues may have ultimately overshadowed the economy in voters’ choice for president, but the economy was still a positive component of the value proposition Trump was offering for another four years in office.”

With the U.S. economy formally slipping into a recession in February, Trump’s reelection now appears in jeopardy,” it continued. “At the same time, the 2020 recession is unusual in that it was brought on by a pandemic, at least partially shielding Trump from blame. These nuances are seen in Trump’s approval rating on the economy, which remains relatively strong, and the low percentage of Americans still citing the economy as the nation’s top problem.”

Despite this, the president’s most recent approval ratings than those former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush received prior to their re-elections in 2012 and 2004.

Former GOP Candidate Carly Fiorina Throws Support Behind Biden

Former Hewlett-Packard (HP) CEO Carly Fiorina, who was an early GOP candidate in 2016, announced she would vote for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in this year’s election.

“I’ve been very clear that I can’t support Donald Trump. And, you know, elections are binary choices. I will say this: I think, I hope, that Biden understands that this moment in history calls for him to be a leader, not a politician,” Fiorina told The Atlantic‘s podcast “The Ticket” in an interview released earlier this morning.

Asked whether she would vote for Biden, Fiorina answered: “Well, it’s not ’til November is it? I’m not voting for Trump … it’s a binary choice. So if faced with a binary choice on a ballot, yes.”

“I am encouraged that Joe Biden is a person of humility and empathy and character. I think he’s demonstrated that through his life,” she added, noting that though there are “plenty of policy differences” between her and Biden, she believes he can “problem solve” and “find common ground on a bipartisan basis.”

Fiorina’s presidential campaign almost seems an artifact of a bygone era, given how much has happened since President Donald Trump steamrolled his competition, accepted the Republican nomination, and won the 2016 general election. An early favorite among Republican voters who enjoyed high poll numbers and received plaudits for her opposition to abortion, she also positioned herself as one of former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s biggest detractors.

“I talk about why I’m the most qualified candidate to win this job and to do this job,” she said in January 2016. “Hillary Clinton cannot talk about the historic nature of her candidacy if she faces me.”

Biden’s Lead Strengthens in Key Battleground States Trump Won in 2016

Trump loses 4 points to Biden in new poll

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s lead has strengthened in six key battleground states, according to a series of New York Times/Siena College polls released today.

Biden leads President Donald Trump by an average of 9 percentage points in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. All of these are states that Trump won in 2016.

According to the polls:

  • “In Arizona, which Trump won by 4.1 percentage points in 2016, 48 percent of registered voters polled said they would vote for Biden if the election were held today, while 41 percent say they would vote for Trump — a lead of 7 points for Biden.”
  • “In Florida, which Trump won by 1.3 percentage points in 2016, 47 percent of those polled said they would vote for Biden if the election were held today, while 41 percent say they would vote for Trump — a lead of 6 percentage points for Biden.”
  • “In Michigan, which Trump won by 0.3 percentage points in 2016, 47 percent of respondents said they would vote for Biden if the election were held today, while 36 percent say they would vote for Trump — a lead of 11 percentage points for Biden.”
  • “In North Carolina, which Trump won by 3.8 percentage points in 2016, 49 percent of those polled said they would vote for Biden if the election were held today, while 40 percent say they would vote for Trump — a lead of 9 percentage points for Biden.”
  • “In Pennsylvania, which Trump won by 1.2 percentage points in 2016, 50 percent of respondents said they would vote for Biden if the election were held today, while 40 percent say they would vote for Trump — a lead of 10 percentage points for Biden.”
  • “In Wisconsin, which Trump won by 1 percentage point in 2016, 49 percent of registered voters polled said they would vote for Biden if the election were held today, while 38 percent say they would vote for Trump — a lead of 11 percentage points for Biden.”
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    Poll: Biden Has Wide Lead Over Trump Among Black Registered Voters

    Joe Biden talks about 100,000 virus deaths as Trump fights with Twitter

    According to the latest Washington Post-Ipsos poll, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a wide lead over President Donald Trump among black registered voters: 92 percent to 5 percent.

    “Despite the overwhelming support he enjoys, Biden faces clear challenges in mobilizing younger black adults,” the Post reports. “This is a group that strongly disapproves of Trump but is also notably less enthusiastic about voting at all and is generally more critical of Biden than are older black adults. While 87 percent of black seniors say Biden is sympathetic to the problems of black people in America, that drops to 66 percent among those under age 40.”

    50 percent of black registered voters say it’s important for Biden to select a black woman as his running mate. 49 percent say it is not. Black women under age 40 placed more value on this issue than black women over age 40.

    Nearly 3 in 4 of black registered voters say they are “absolutely certain to vote.” Among black adults under age 40, 61 percent say they are certain to vote.  59 percent say the election result matters “a great deal.”

    “Last month’s killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis has highlighted anew issues of policing in black communities,” the Post observes. “The poll finds that, across all age groups, at least 9 in 10 black Americans say both racism and police treatment of black Americans will be important in their presidential vote. Roughly 7 in 10 of black adults say each of those issues is ‘one of the most important.'”

    Poll: Biden Leads Trump by 14 Points Nationwide

    Joe Biden spends an hour listening to George Floyd's family

    According to a New York Times/Sienna College national survey released earlier this morning, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 14 points nationwide. The poll showed Biden leading Trump 50 percent to 36 percent.

    Biden also enjoys substantial support across the board from black voters, young voters, Hispanic voters, women, and independents. The same trend can be seen across the political spectrum among voters who identify as “very liberal,” “somewhat liberal,” and “moderate.”

    “Among a striking cross-section of voters, the distaste for Mr. Trump has deepened as his administration failed to stop a deadly disease that crippled the economy and then as he responded to a wave of racial-justice protests with angry bluster and militaristic threats,” the Times reported. “The dominant picture that emerges from the poll is of a country ready to reject a president whom a strong majority of voters regard as failing the greatest tests confronting his administration.”

    Joe Biden has a commanding, 14-point lead over President Trump in the 2020 race, a new New York Times/Siena College poll of registered voters shows. Biden has a big lead with women and nonwhite voters and has made inroads with some GOP-leaning groups. https://t.co/8wlva4Yq30 read more