You Can’t Be Disappointed If You Don’t Have Expectations

President Obama had every advantage when he started out his first term yet he disappointed us. Joe Biden, on the other hand, won’t have any advantages at all so he will have every excuse not to do a thing. Hey, that’s great, no disappointment.

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  • alex_the_tired
    November 11, 2020 7:38 AM

    Not sure how I feel about the new site. I like the typeface, and the comments seem to be posting without moderation (as I call down the lightning–and sure enough I hit submit and it goes to moderation), but I feel bad for the characters on the title header who’ve been replaced. I hope they’re still on the payroll. (And the bio footer needs updating; you mention future events as being in 2016.)
    Anyway, um, Biden. The biggest warning flag for me about Biden? Everyone’s already trying to prop him up. Let’s be clear: Trump hasn’t lost the election … yet. Sure, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion. But the media is acting like the whole thing’s wrapped up. The problem with that? Four states are going to recount their ballots because of how close the results are. Why? Just. To. Be. Sure. Meaning that there is, in reality–not just Donald Trump’s fantasy world– a very slight chance that the recount will yield a new outcome.
    Ask an Old School editor. Here’s what he’d say: “It’s almost certain Trump has lost. But seeing as how the polls got it wrong in 2016, and again in 2020, and how Trump has activated a whole bunch of crazy people who buy every conspiracy coming down the pike, the sensible thing to do is simply wait it out and remain neutral. But anything that looks like a rush to judgment or, even worse, taunting, is only going to egg these people on. We sure don’t do ourselves any favors by behaving like high school students.”
    And then the really truly Old School editors will say, as they reach into their desk drawers for a brandy Alexander, “And we’ll look like fools when the election is called for Trump when he gets the Supreme Court to punt it to the House for a vote in January.”

  • Team Biden℗ doesn’t need competence, they needs enemies. Far easier to blame than to govern. Enemies (real or imaged) are the one thing that the progressives can produce in abundance.

  • Well, when you put it that way, Ted, the results of the recent election – whatever they are or are alleged to be – should please «progressives» in the United States. Something to remember when the bombs start falling….

    Henri

  • alex_the_tired
    November 12, 2020 3:14 PM

    I notice one silver lining. Right now, the House results look as though it’s possible the dems will have such a thin majority that the Squad could force the entire party into enacting more-progressive policies. That requires the dems to win both of the Senate seats that are going to be runoffs in Georgia, though. And I don’t know how likely that is. We’ll have to wait until December. Whatever trick Trump’s going to pull, it’s probably going to be between Thanksgiving and Christmas. People will be so busy they’ll just throw their hands up: “Fine. Trump. Biden. Who cares? I need to find a Malibu Barbie with sex dungeon Beach House or all I’ll want for Christmas is enough rope to hang myself.”

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