Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In normal politics, the policies adopted by a president and Congress may zig one way, and those of the next president and Congress may zag the other. The contending parties take our system's rules as a given, and fight over what they understand to be reversible policies and power arrangements. But some situations are not like that; a zig one way makes it hard to zag back. This is one of those moments.

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Three areas -- climate change, the risk of a renewed global arms race, and control of the Supreme Court -- illustrate the historic significance of the 2020 election. The first two problems will become much harder to address as time goes on. The third one stands to remake our constitutional democracy and undermine the capacity for future change.

In short, the biggest difference between electing Trump in 2016 and reelecting Trump in 2020 would be irreversibility.

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aka "The Renaissance".

#1 | Posted by Spork at 2019-04-23 04:25 PM | Reply

aka "Zed's Final Days".

#2 | Posted by Spork at 2019-04-23 04:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#1 aka I'm a brain dead -------- moron.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-23 04:56 PM | Reply

I'm a brain dead -------- moron.

That's why I always went easy on your helmet-wearing head.

#4 | Posted by Spork at 2019-04-23 06:45 PM | Reply

aka "Zed's Final Days".

#2 | Posted by Spork at

Real Americans don't give up, SPORK. No surprise you don't understand that.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-23 07:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

But tomorrow Trump will once again be president, no matter how many times you rub your lucky little bunny foot tonight, you poor dead-ender.

#6 | Posted by Spork at 2019-04-23 07:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump getting a second term would be like Confused Dinner Utensil Boy getting an original thought... it's highly unlikely to happen, but if it does, it'll just be more of the same s..t show.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-23 08:21 PM | Reply

But tomorrow Trump will once again be president

#6 | Posted by Spork at

Trump occupies the Office of President.

He has never been President.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-24 09:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But tomorrow Trump will once again be a Russian agent
#6 | Posted by Spork at

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-24 02:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What's sad is that some one thought #9 was clever.

#10 | Posted by Spork at 2019-04-24 02:45 PM | Reply

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Second term?

He hasn't been convicted and sentenced for his first!

#11 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-04-24 02:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Undermind?

I agree in part. When Supreme Court Justices 'lean' either way, they forget their duty.

The Court shouldn't lean. It should be a matter of Constitutional, proper reading of the law, and correct application.

This whole thing that the court take 'sides' like our political spectrum is wrong.

#12 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-04-24 03:11 PM | Reply

aka "The Renaissance".

#1 | Posted by Spork

It's hard for me to imagine what would have to go wrong in my life to make me so twisted and bitter that I would actually celebrate environmental destruction.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-24 03:12 PM | Reply

"The Court shouldn't lean. It should be a matter of Constitutional, proper reading of the law, and correct application."

It's a reflection of the political process used to choose Justices which was corrupted further when McConnell refused to even give a Senate "advise and consent" hearing to Garland.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-24 03:28 PM | Reply

Long before Mcconnell this started and will for the foreseeable future this will continue.

The court was stacked in the past and now it haunts us.

#15 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-04-24 03:34 PM | Reply

The ME and Israel should not get a penny from the US. Choke all $ and make them survive on their own.

#16 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-04-24 03:39 PM | Reply

The third one stands to remake our constitutional democracy and undermine the capacity for future change.

That reads like "They won, so they are doing what they were elected to do, which isnt what we want to do, and that means we wont be able to continue trying to change what America looks like"...

Liberals

#17 | Posted by boaz at 2019-04-24 03:47 PM | Reply

"They won, so they are doing what they were elected to do, which isnt what we want to do"

That's the majority of the country speaking, including the districts which actually pay the taxes.

#18 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-24 04:01 PM | Reply

Winning the majority of the EC does not equal popular support.

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-24 04:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The ME and Israel should not get a penny from the US. Choke all $ and make them survive on their own.

#16 | Posted by Petrous

So why are you a die hard supporter for a puppet of israel and saudi arabia?

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-24 05:14 PM | Reply

"Trump getting a second term would be like Confused Dinner Utensil Boy getting an original thought... it's highly unlikely to happen, but if it does, it'll just be more of the same s..t show."

It's the Dems race to lose...but it seems like many Dems are tripping over themselves to ensure that their own least electable candidate gets the nom.

But you're Corky. You know this.

#21 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-04-24 10:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't want to see Trump win a second term. Hopefully the Dems nominate someone who's a sane choice, like Biden.

More than likely, I'll vote for a 3rd Party candidate again.

Having said that, If Trump does win a second term the meltdown on the left will be hilariously epic.

#22 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-25 02:23 PM | Reply

The Democratic candidates should keep talking about slavery reparations. That will definitely help them win Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa and Nebraska.

#23 | Posted by berto42 at 2019-04-25 05:56 PM | Reply

"Having said that, If Trump does win a second term the meltdown on the left will be hilariously epic."

I think the meltdown will occur long before that...after the primaries. Unless AOC or Bernie is nominated.

#24 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-04-25 06:39 PM | Reply

Unless AOC or Bernie is nominated.
#24 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Wow. She really is the new boogeyman for you folks.

What a sad state of affairs to be in for the Right Wingers.

#25 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-04-25 06:45 PM | Reply

"Wow. She really is the new boogeyman for you folks."

Us folks?

I won't play any role in the Democratic primary. but the point I was trying to make is that the "woke" left are going to lose their minds of an old white man like Joe Biden is the party's nomination...even if he is the candidate best positioned to defeat trump in the general election.

#26 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-04-26 10:25 AM | Reply

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