Apparently Trump plans to start down this road as early as his presidential campaign announcement (expected, in the powerful wake of his Red Wave, any day now), where a PowerPoint of parallel Melania/Casey photos will accompany his remarks.
Aides have been attempting to convey to Trump that sometimes things that work in one political cycle might fail to work in others; and that while sexualizing your wife for votes might have worked well when Melania was, er, younger, it is unlikely to work against the still-nubile and spectacularly beautiful Casey DeSantis, who can also write and deliver her own speeches in English, does not need to lie about having graduated from college, etc. etc. etc.
So far the only response Trump has given advisors has been to triple down on his plan. He will contrast images of Casey DeSantis with all three of his wives – Ivana, Marla, and Melania.
“Mr President, Ivana will remind people of your age, since she got old enough to die. Marla will remind them that you traded Ivana in for a younger model. Please do not do this.”
On top of that, another Republican insider with access to top Trump advisors claims that Trump is “fully aware” he’s unelectable, and that he regards the upcoming campaign as primarily a “personal rejuvenation” project. “He’s feeling his years. Mentally and physically he’s really dragging. He’s convinced the gladiatorial aspect of campaigning will give him a new lease on life.” He has already asked his exploratory committee to consider a tweak in the MAGA hat: MAKE MY PROSTATE GREAT AGAIN.
… as soon as the publisher tweaks this and that detail so the same legal team that’s doing a bang-up job for Dominion Voting doesn’t start sniffing around…
Actually a few copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s pre-tweaked 2,000 Ghouls did get to bookstores! Go here to enjoy NPR‘s close reading. Turns out the greatest scandal in the nation’s history was all about two thousand members of the American Communist Party who drilled down into a system of tunnels under Interstate 10 and established a bunker from which they sent out Soros-financed “ghouls” who snuck in, under cover of night, to ballot-storage centers in key states. Once they established entry, they keyed in the security codes (provided by Facebook), took out all the Trump votes and replaced them with Biden. The whole operation, once in the buildings, apparently took seconds.
PS: Let the Bozo Beware!
Just after the 2020 election, a major Republican donor named Fred Eshelman gave True the Vote $2.5 million to assist in efforts to investigate allegations of election fraud. Just weeks later, Eshelman sued True the Vote in federal court, and accused the group of failing to pursue legal action in time to affect the election, and failing to communicate about what it was doing with those millions. Eshelman demanded that True The Vote return the donation. True The Vote denied any wrongdoing and refused to return the money. Eshelman’s lawsuit was eventually dismissed.
Oh what a tangled web Webb weaves… His whole defense of Fox against Dominion’s $1.6 billion defamation suit lies in the contention that a conspiratorial madman who launched his career with a mad racist conspiracy against Barack Obama and kept going, madly, from there (most recently, he believes he’s president of the United States, and has the highly classified documents to prove it), should be taken seriously by a national news organization. It’s like saying that, because mad King Charles VI of France thought he was made of glass, all of his subjects were compelled to refer to him as Your Royal Goblet.
Of course it’s noteworthy that a fully delusional person presided over the country; and if Fox had reported this, no problem. Dominion’s case is based on the unexceptional contention that news organizations should not collude in the destructive claims of a well-established loon.
… Donald Trump’s attorney, Alan Dershowitz, has announced that his client will be demanding $2.6 trillion from the Democratic Party for pain and suffering consequent to the stolen election.
“In trying to arrive at a reasonable damages figure, we used Poland as a benchmark,” said Dershowitz. “Doubling the dollar amount brings us to a place where we both compensate the president for his ongoing tribulations, and make the penalty significant enough to discourage Democrats, or for that matter any other political organization, from overturning a landslide victory. I look forward to pressing ahead with the Trump Reparations Campaign as soon I finish suing the Chilmark Public Library for not inviting me to speak there.”
But it’s so much more than that.
For instance, Mary Peltola, the winner of Alaska’s special house election, couldn’t be more different from her arrogant, mentally challenged predecessor, Don Young.
The winner’s agenda? ‘[S]upport for abortion rights, … concern about climate change and … calls for developing Alaska’s resources with greater sensitivity to the needs of local communities.’
Let’s look more closely at abortion in Alaska:
The Supreme Court’s move in June to overturn Roe v. Wade was another major theme of Ms. Peltola’s campaign. More than 60 percent of Alaskans favor abortion rights, breaking with the position held by Republicans like Ms. Palin…
‘Peltola’s victory is the latest in a string of overperformances for Democrats in special congressional elections since the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade… ‘
I know you’re not paying attention to Dominion’s lawsuit against Fox, but UD’s a huge fan of it, and she highly recommends that you start paying attention – especially cuz the cast of crazed conspiracists we’ve all been missing since the change of regime is back, and better than ever, courtesy of this ongoing case.
Lately we’ve merely gotten tantalizing glimpses of people like Sidney Powell via the Jan 6 hearings; it’s been far too long since the team assembled at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, etc. The beauty of Dominion’s $1.6 billion action is that through depositions and other forms of information gathering, the whole journalistic/legal derangis personae promoting Trump’s stolen victory will again be paraded before us. Watch for it.
In a sign of willingness to compromise, Democratic party officials have said, in response to Trump’s just-issued demand, that while they are not prepared to declare a new presidential election, they would be open to an immediate re-run of Mr Trump’s choice of any of the three beauty contests he owns, or has owned: Miss U.S.A., Miss Teen U.S.A., and Miss Universe.
Speaking at a campaign stop in Pittsburgh, Oz [praised Donald Trump’s healthy diet, consisting of] “the four food groups: the hamburger group, the ketchup group, the Coca-Cola group, and the classified-documents group.”
‘”The president was bellowing at a number of his Cabinet secretaries and especially the military guys, the DoD secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and calling all of us f-cking losers at the top of his lungs,” [recalled Bill Barr].’
(‘In a court document setting out the charges, prosecutors said Mr. Kurlander had texted Ms. Harris in September 2020 saying that Project Veritas was “in a sketchy business and here they are taking what’s literally a stolen diary and info” and attempting to turn it into a story that would ruin Ms. Biden’s life “and try and affect the election.”’)
MY DIARY, ASHLEY BIDEN
15 Jan 2020
… And if it ever came out that Mom arranged the “crash” that killed Dad’s first wife! Jesus. “I did it because I loved your father so much, Ash. Have you ever truly been in love? Then you’d understand.” I said I’m sorry Mom I still love you but I don’t understand.
29 Jan 2020
Here I am trying to get over my addictions, trying to get grounded in reality, and Michelle Obama visits me at the treatment center, ushers me into a private room, and pulls out her penis????? Alex Jones was effing right and now Project Get Ashley Pulled Together Again goes right back to the drawing board. My head is spinning. “Hillary’s is even bigger,” M. cackled as she left.
14 Feb 2020
Apparently a recent dispute btw France and England involving fishing rights off Jersey was inches away from nuclear war when Trump intervened diplomatically at great personal risk. Dad says Trump made a secret trip to Jersey, where he gathered the warring parties and made a speech about how “this can’t be the sole solution; let’s not clam up” (plenty of laughter here apparently, which broke the ice and made everything else possible).
“If people knew about this,” Dad said with a sober expression, “history would acknowledge Trump as America’s greatest president.”
“The former president’s current legal team includes a Florida insurance lawyer, a past general counsel for a parking-garage company and a former host at far-right One America News.”
Here’s a thought: Why not bring back Alan Dershowitz?
The problem with Tribe’s otherwise excellent idea is that Dershowitz is far too taken up lately with his bombshell lawsuit against the Martha’s Vineyard public library for not inviting him to give talks there. He plans to take down Chilmark Library and its elderly volunteers, and the prep work alone is exhausting.
Dershowitz has tried to explain the priority he’s placing on his library litigation in a poem addressed to Trump, who he knows he has disappointed.
To Doncasta, On Going to War
Tell me not, Don, I am unkind,
That from the scumm'ry
Of thy black breast and insane mind
To Chilmark Lib. I fly.
True, a new lawsuit now I chase,
'Gainst a modest house where simple books they lend;
For while it once did me embrace
It turned against its one-time friend.
Forgive my harsh inconstancy, belov'd client, Don!
Once I've destroyed the library, and made it shut its door,
I will return to thee, my One,
To defend my Love once more.