President Donald Trump came into office as a novice politically, something many of his supporters continue to commend him for. He has never before held public office, and that lack of experience has shown during his time as president.

Over the past four years, his lack of previous public service, combined with his lifetime experience as the head of a family business, has resulted in questionable national policy. He has yet to establish any policy beyond building his vaunted wall that Mexico has yet to put one peso towards. He has lambasted the Affordable Care Act repeatedly but offered no plan to replace it. He showed no leadership when COVID-19 appeared — or since.

What he has done is proven to be nothing more than a petulant man-child who acts out whenever he doesn’t get what he wants. He refused to let Joe Biden have his allotted time during the first debate, chose to continue to hold rallies and events despite COVID-19 spreading rapidly through the White House (including himself), and then put lives at risk to appear strong while being treated for the virus.

The past month demonstrates this behavior perfectly (though we could examine any month in his presidency and get the same results). We have both taught high school students and immediately recognized the president’s performance during his first debate with Joe Biden because we’ve both dealt with this type of teenage student before — the one who is unwilling to do the work necessary to be successful in the classroom and then attempts to disrupt the class so much that he (usually) or she must be sent out of the room.

President Trump spent almost the entire night of the first presidential debate interrupting Joe Biden, making it difficult for either of them to bring any policy initiatives to the audience. Perhaps the president couldn’t afford to allow policy into the debate because he is unwilling to do the work necessary to be prepared to discuss policy.

Although the president wants to dominate the headlines and the public’s attention as he did in the first debate, his willingness to assume leadership in critical policy issues has not been evident. Climate change is impacting the U.S. through an increase in forest fires and hurricanes. His administration will argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that will end the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). And deaths from COVID-19 have now exceeded 215,000, far more than in any other country, due to the President’s feckless handling of our government’s response.

Another alarming trait is his seeming unwillingness to take responsibility for the well-being of his constituents. Reports have come out of the Centers for Disease Control that the President ordered the use of an experimental drug to aid in his own COVID-19 recovery, and that he attempted to manipulate the guidance used by the CDC for vaccine approval. His early dismissal from the hospital, combined with his return to public events while the White House staff continues to see the virus spread, shows how willing he is to disregard the health and safety of others in order for him to be “center stage.”

Like the teenagers in our classrooms, there must be a willing audience for this petulant president to get away with such abuse of power. Enter the GOP, once the stalwart for the rule of law, which now stands silently as the president fails to criticize a right-wing militia group that planned to kidnap two elected officials and refused to take a public stance against white supremacists. These elected Republican leaders stand silently as he lies about non-existent voter fraud through mail-in ballots. And they stand silently as he rips up our environmental regulatory structures that have provided Americans with clean air and water.

The GOP is not entirely without voice. Senator Mitch McConnell leads the chorus of Republicans voicing their support for the court-packing scheme he has guided for the past 10 years. When Sean Hannity of Fox News asked why President Obama left so many federal court vacancies, McConnell gleefully replied, “I’ll tell you why. I was in charge of what we did the last two years of the Obama administration.” In this, McConnell has the full-throated support of the GOP, though some in tight races have now become suddenly silent on the issue.

November 3rd looms large on our collective horizon, and we must return control of our government, and our country, to responsible adults willing to invest their efforts for the betterment of this country — for the common good. Our petulant president had his run; now we must send him to the principal’s office where justice can be meted out.

If you have not already done so, plan to vote. Too much is at stake in this election to just sit by and watch.

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sail

The potential of blackmail by the chicoms against the bidens is a real possibility ,, can you imagine how long it would take Formosa to be swallowed by china if biden wins...........

sail

Aim HI ,do you expect biden to make it four years??? his running mate is a disaster... Lets hope there is not a blue wave and the demos control the pres congress and a packed scotus,,,,,i think we would not recognize our country in four years. we could resemble Argentina in the 80s,or worse Venzuela now!!!

KB Thomas

Ex Business Partner of Hunter Biden Talks to Tucker YouTube.....Tbis interview destroyed sleepy Joe.

Aim_High

"Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on Wednesday a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family obtained by his team this week "vanished" when they were shipped across the country. "

LOL, what kind of moron believes this crap?

WatchmanAnon

FISA works both ways:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

-v.-

CHI PING PATRICK HO,

a/k/a “Patrick C.P. Ho,”

a/k/a “He Zhiping,”Defendant.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE FOREIGN

INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT INFORMATION

Who is CHI PING PATRICK HO,

a/k/a “Patrick C.P. Ho,”

a/k/a “He Zhiping,”Defendant?

Just Hunter Biden's "friend."

KB Thomas

Tucker tonight releases new details on Hunter Biden.

Aim_High

" Fox News has reviewed emails from Bobulinski related to the venture — and they don't show that the elder Biden had business dealings with SinoHawk Holdings, or took any payments from them or the Chinese."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-tony-bobulinski-joe-biden-unanswered-questions

WatchmanAnon

Research "money laundering Federal Reserve New York."

Laundered money is given to a relative in thr immediate family of the direct contact.

KB Thomas

Review: Gearld Celente Big Government, future of Liberty......

KB Thomas

Review: Economic Collapse Michael Synder Oct 26, 2020.

KB Thomas

20 signs of economic collapse business insider. .......this is the one

Aim_High

This makes me feel better... this article was written by Michael Snyder, so the chances of it being correct are basically zero.

Michael T. Snyder is an extremely conservative Christian evangelist crank and conspiracy theorist who has started numerous blogs as a testament to his raging insane belief that the world is about to end. He started with The Economic Collapse Blog in 2007, with constant, fearmongering articles stating how the world is going to hell every single day since the economic meltdown started in 2007. It seems as though Snyder blames the government for every ill in the world, because without it everything would be great.

Like most doom-sayers, it doesn't seem to faze Snyder one bit that every one of his past predictions of economic collapse were dead wrong. This horrendous track record would cause most people to reevaluate their beliefs in the effort to one day be right. Yet, he simply refuses to even address or acknowledge that he has been wrong thousands of times, especially if you count each numbered item of his massive lists. He is hopelessly, cartoonishly insane, seeming to have explosive diarrhea of the mind that no amount of logic can slow or stop.

KB Thomas

Review: 20 signs of economlc collapse economic insider..

KB Thomas

During an economic collapse, do you want a businesman running the cluntry or a 47 year politician? Review: 20 signs of Economic Collapse.

Aim_High

I'd take the experienced politician over the "businessman" who's bankrupted his businesses 6 different times and is in deep debt to foreign countries any day... not to mention he is STILL hiding his tax returns... and calling the $750 dollars he paid a 'filing fee' but tax experts have said no such thing exists... Trump is lying. He promised to release them last time he was running, but never has... another promise broken. saaad!

KB Thomas

The Dems are a bunch of cry babies. America is not ready for the radical left and a stock market crash. The market at one time today was down 1000 points. If Biden is elected we might see a 2000 drop in the market and it might take 10 years to recover. Most people on unemployment are making more money than when they were working. This has prevented a depression but Covid 19 is a man made viris to help the elite bring the world into a new world order with a digitual currency. With in one year you will be paying your banker to keep money in the bank and you will be limited on how much you can take out. Look up how much FHA loans are in foreclosure and are being kept off market. America is in a bubble, the best kept secret in Washington. This is how the progressives 100 year inflated dollar comes to a end. Behind the curtain I believe our national parks are collateral for the dollar. All these parks have UN signs. In America the title on Real Estate is joint tennancy or tennancy in common which means unmarried people can divide property 50 50. If the progressives come to power all property could belong to the state through excessive taxation. The same can be said of your car. All you have is a certificate from the state and if you fail to pay, you will find out the real owner. Yes electios have consequences. Be carefull of all these free programs that progressive politicians are promoting. The radical left will pat you on the back with one hand and pick your pocket and to them they are transforming America into a fantasy utopia. Nuff said.

WatchmanAnon

52 to 48!!!

Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed!

She'll be sworn in later tonight.

Thank you Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer for bringing in the nuclear option. It's because of that democrat that we now have a constitutionalist on the high court.

Aim_High

The corruption continues.

WatchmanAnon

Senator Harry Reid not Chuck Schumer.

And may I wish a special Happy birthday to Hillary Clinton! [happybirthday]

Gary Lukert

Hey, this isn't even the point. I don't have a problem with this vote...I am a Democrat. However, all but ONE Republican is a LIAR. 4 years ago, the REPUBLICAN SENATORS ALL LIED when they said an opening in an election year should wait until AFTER the election. There were at least 8 months before the election. They were so righteous. Yet, this year, the opening occurred less than 3 months BEFORE the election. But, All, except to republicans said the opening should be filled by the person elected in November---THUS, Your Republicans LIED. Your REPUBLICANS ARE Not people of their word. Their word is nothing.

REPUBLICANS ARE LIARS. You support LIARS. You are even worse then the Lying Republican Senators.

WatchmanAnon

Do you realize that your all caps lock screaming and nastiness toward Emporians only drives people away from the democrat party? When you act like a nut people stop listening. Try to engage in civil discourse without the attempts at personal insults and maybe- just maybe- you might bring someone to your way of thinking.

KB Thomas

Once again these two Dems are looking for trouble finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

Gary Lukert

Your comment is not even as clear as MUD. Republicans LIED 4 years ago...that the opening in an election year should wait until after the election...so the people could vote on it. Well, this year, REPUBLICANS said the people DON'T MATTER. The Republicans LIED, KB. They said to "heck" with GOD....and his stupid Commandments against Lying. What this says...is ALL ABOUT REPUBLICANS. They will lie...every time they find it to their liking. And, you support LIARS! What example is this for Children. Yes, there are kids that get Strapped, Beaten...when they lie, but, hey, when Republican Politicians Lie, the same Dad that "beat the heaven of them for Lying" says it is OK for Adult Republicans to Lie.

KB Thomas

Review: Biden appears to confuse Trump and Bush as he calls President George...Gary check it out, it is on tape in his own words, worst mistake since Obama said he had been in 57 states.

Gary Lukert

That is a Lie, that isn't what Biden said at all. Where is your honesty and decency. Right, I know you have none! Biden was talking to the Questioner...and his name is George. By, the way, Trump said over the weekend that he did something for Veterans, BUT IT WAS OBAMA IN 2014. Also, Trump awarded himself 2 Nobel Prizes...he has none!

bobinberea

Once again, an excellent review of and commentary on reality from Calvert and Grover. I wish the more of the comments that have been posted here were similarly reality-based.

Aim_High

Review on YouTube: Alex Jones "Turning the Freaking Frogs Gay"

Aim_High

Review: Kansas Newspaper That Endorsed Trump in 2016 Backs Joe Biden

WatchmanAnon

For you, KB:

https://nypost.com/2020/10/26/the-new-york-post-endorses-president-donald-j-trump-for-re-election/

Aim_High

The NY Post didn't endorse Trump in 2016, and is hardly credible anymore after falling for the fake laptop story. It's also owned by Rupert Murdoch...

The Topeka Capital-Journal on the other hand hasn't endorsed a democratic candidate for president in over 100 years... until Joe Biden big difference. Republicans should have chosen a more viable candidate. Any moderate Republican could have defeated Biden, but they chose to stick with the petulant Trump.

WatchmanAnon

The Topeka Capital Journal is owned by the same group that owns USA Today. It is part of a media conglomerate group. TCJ is no longer a local paper and does not reflect the mindset of Kansans. It is a mouthpiece for its owners.

Gary Lukert

The New York Post is owned by the owners of FOX NEWS! It wasn't 4 years ago! What does this tell you?

WatchmanAnon

The argument is null on both sides.

WatchmanAnon

Jealous Betas always hate Alphas.

Because they're Betas they will never be Alphas.

Betas never see the big picture. Instead Betas only see the rear end of the Beta in line ahead of them.

Not an Alpha, then no Big Picture.

Not an Alpha, then no scenery.

Not an Alpha, then no clout among the pack.

Not an Alpha, then no authority over Betas.

Just a Beta.

Not Alpha.

The pack knows who the Alpha is. Other Betas don't need to identify the Alpha. The Alpha is just known. Jealous Betas always hate Alphas because they're not Alphas.

So why choose to be a jealous Beta?

Gary Lukert

One just flew over the "Koo-Koo's Nest!"

WatchmanAnon

Another beta

[rolleyes]

Gary Lukert

What is this about?

WatchmanAnon

Jealous Betas always hate Alphas.

Because they're Betas they will never be Alphas.

Betas never see the big picture. Instead Betas only see the rear end of the Beta in line ahead of them.

Not an Alpha, then no Big Picture.

Not an Alpha, then no scenery.

Not an Alpha, then no clout among the pack.

Not an Alpha, then no authority over Betas.

Just a Beta.

Not an Alpha.

The pack knows who the Alpha is. Other Betas don't need to identify the Alpha. The Alpha is just known. Jealous Betas always hate Alphas because they're not Alphas.

So why choose to be a jealous Beta?

Gary Lukert

What is all of this garbage? Anon is Anti-American, Trump loves em! While you need to seek help, You are beyond help!

WatchmanAnon

Woke from your nap grouchy again?

Gary Lukert

Another one just flew over the "KOO-KOO'S NEST!"

KB Thomas

Joe Biden said, "We can't stand 4 more years of George." Do you want this guy in control of the atomic red button?

Aim_High

Atomic red button? Are you talking about the nuclear football? You're just a bad as ole Joe, KB!

KB Thomas

Glen Beck Hunter Biden Scandal Just Got A Lot Bigger YouTube

Aim_High

Still no proof? What a shame... but it's what I've come to expect from KB Thomas... Republicans claim to have photos of Joe Biden's son "abusing children under 10 in China", but the only picture they can come up with is of Hunter smoking a cigarette? Why not take one of the "25,000 pictures" and just censor and release that? And why do these emails sound like 6th graders wrote them? There's no way the emails I've read were written by an adult... if this is all the evidence there is, I'm afraid this scandal is the scandal... Rudy had to BEG the tabloids to cover his "story" and continues to beg for "coverage."

Also why do people still listen to Glenn Beck? I thought Fox canned him for his low ratings years ago... Beck is known as "Satans mentally challenged little brother" for a good reason...

WatchmanAnon

Why take the laptop's contents to the Delaware State Police? Smoking a cigarette is hardly a crime. Maybe it would be if people removed their face masks to smoke. Maybe.

So why has the media fought so hard to prevent Americans from knowing about this laptop? The NY Post was censored because they attempted to post a story about it. The Post has been around for 200 years and has to stand behind their stories legally. They could be sued over what they publish. It implies they had corroborating sources.

Perhaps it has something to do with corruption within the agency that received a copy of the laptop in Sept. 2019 but refused to do anything with it. So why did the FBI sit on it and do nothing? Why have they not publicly refuted Rudy G? I would think the agency that had its fingerprints all over the Strzok/Page emails, the Christopher Steele pee dossier, Comey signing off on a FISA request, etc. Would want transparency with the public. They have a reputation to restore. They do receive tax dollars to operate. Maybe there are still some bad elements in the agency. They've lost the trust with a large population of Americans. Is there an active FBI investigation into this laptop?

Aim_High

I'm not the conspiracy theorist type... if there is evidence, lets see it. The emails were obviously faked... they sounded like they were written by 6th grade pen pals, and didn't contain anything illegal anyways. As for the "25,000 pictures of Hunter Biden raping Chinese children under 10 years old" there is no way the FBI sat on that for a year... Rudy BEGGED the NY Post to publish this "story" right before the election after sitting quiet on this for a year?? Use your critical thinking skills.... this is all BS. If it's true, let's see some proof.

An Expatriate Emporian

"So why has the media fought so hard to prevent Americans from knowing about this laptop?" and "The NY Post was censored because they attempted to post a story about it."

Alrighty, okay Anon, since you're not at all clear on how journalism works beyond what you hear on youtube. You're adorable, did you even get a GED?

Fought so hard to prevent Americans form knowing. You see, media (and journalists) have written at length about the laptop story. But they also point out the problems with it's provenance and it's sources. I know, you're used to Trump saying "very fine people tell me things" and taking it to be true. But there needs to be sources and chains of evidence, and they're vetted. No legitimate news outlet will run a story they know to be false. Yes, sometimes they do make mistakes and they retract them. Now the big Trump line about "fake news" presupposes that stories are run that are known to be false by the writers and editors. It's simply not the case. Now Fox's main talking heads shows are not news, they're entertainment programs (yes, technially just like Rachel Maddow) but they're no more legitimate news than Stephen Colbert. Anyway the NY Post, even being a conservative leaning publisher, it's lead writers refused editors request to run the story due to a lack of credibility in its foundations. Yes, they did find someone to run it eventually. However the other outlets haven't run it as gospel as there's no actual [yet shown] evidence that the laptop is Bidens and that the contents are original. It's the very same reason that the FBI hasn't put any heavy weight behind it because there's nothing to establish it as legitimate.

Nobody censored the NY Post, they continue to publish away, and the other outlets hardly impact their production pipeline. It's not like the AP scolded them and shut off their wire feeds, that's just not how any of that works. Also, they don't have to "stand behind their stories legally" - beyond libel suit exposure, the only thing they have at risk at an ad-hoc story is their reputation (such as it is since the early 2000s).

It would be the same as if you walked into the EPD with a laptop and said, "here, this is Aim_High's laptop, you should check it out, there's bad stuff on it!" - they would look at you like you're out of your mind, regardless of what was loaded on it. It's not how it works, no matter how much your YouTube channel insists it is. They're about three shades shy of flat earth and Kubrick directing the moon landing footage. Make that two shades.

Gary Lukert

THE FBI & ATTORNEY GENERAL HAVE BEEN "GIVEN SO-CALLED" PROOF, but, they don't to present it. If Attorney General Barr won't show it, well...then this are just Trump and Fox News Lies.

WatchmanAnon

So where is the evidence Adam Schiff repeatedly said he had? It was supposedly overwhelming and would be the linchpin in RussiaGate? He repeatedly said he had seen this evidence during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings. Where did his promise to you go?

Face it, your democrat party failed you. It's a sinking ship.

Aim_High

Adam Schiff was successful in impeaching Donald Trump.

Barr doesn't even have enough evidence to call in Hunter for questioning.

WatchmanAnon

I don't watch FoxNews. I have no use for the network. I am more of a researcher.

I think Americans are owed seeing the cards on the table instead of commentary by policymakers at microphones.

KB Thomas

Review: Alex Jones Show Oct 25,2020 full show YouTube

Aim_High

Review: Alex Jones - The Government Is Using DMT To Talk to Aliens

KB Thomas

Review: Alex Jones Show Full Show Oct 18, 2020 YouTube

Aim_High

Infowars is an entertainment program and is not "news". Alex Jones and his lawyer claim Alex is just a "performance artist" who "spins conspiracy theories" and is "playing a character". He also says Alex acts nothing like his online persona in real life. Remember Alex says the moon landing was fake, and the Sandy Hook school shooting was fake... he paid $100k for that lie... When you ask anyone to review anything made up by Alex Jones, it carries as much credibility as asking you to please

Review: The Onion "Amy Coney Barrett Promises Catholic Faith Won’t Interfere With Court’s Crushing Of The Poor, Downtrodden"

The Onion and Alex Jones are basically the same thing... made up entertainment.

Gary Lukert

Alex Jones is even less credible than KB THOMAS, and KB THOMAS is NOT Credible AT ALL!

KB Thomas

Aim high, are you a card carrying Communist?

Aim_High

Nope, just a real patriot who doesn't fall for the bs. Why are you so afraid of facts?

KB Thomas

Joe Biden, 47 years all talk no action.

Aim_High

KB with the fake news as usual... I just checked, and Biden's list of accomplishments is pretty long... certainly not "all talk no action"... you'd have a lot more credibility if you stated facts instead of just repeating whatever Trump says.

Gary Lukert

Joe Biden is the Savior of America. Soon, all states will put up Statues of Joe Biden!

WatchmanAnon

Why bother? Antifa communists will pull them down in a few years.

I'm surprised the bronze statue in front of the Emporia Library is still standing.

WatchmanAnon

Nah. Joe can't save himself.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=wQN0stFPySU

In 5 states people are demanding to change their votes. Joe is done.

KB Thomas

Aim high, your a typical Democrat who distorts the facts. What in the video was not factual?

Aim_High

For starters, claiming that Obama sitting as the head of the UN security council violates the Constitution is not factual. The UN is not a foreign state (as described in the Constitution), it is a treaty organization that the USA is a signatory to. Also calling Obama the most incompetent President, but also believing he is able to totally unravel the American empire in 200 days... This video is from 2009 btw... America is still here! And KB says its ME who distorts the facts...

KB Thomas

Review: Fall of the Republic, Vol 1 The Presidency of Barack Obama YouTube....then go vote.

Aim_High

Be warned, this video KB is suggesting you watch is the work of Alex Jones...

Alexander Emerick Jones (1974–imminent FEMA takeover) is a nutritional supplement salesman who moonlights as a psychotic radio shock-jock and a legally certified self-proclaimed "performance artist". His specialty is making up conspiracy theories to amuse his audience (either that or he's the world's best parodist), and is the world's most powerful conspiracy pusher, with his shows drawing millions of views daily. Any time anything interesting happens anywhere on Earth, there's a 100% chance Jones has found "proof" it is either (1) a false flag operation by the New World Order or (2) a "massive coverup operation" run by the New World Order. No exceptions. You would think the white coats would have taken him away in a straightjacket by now New World Order would've eliminated this widely-known bearer of all their secrets, but nope. For some reason they see fit to let him continue.

Like all good showmen, you must understand his early work to truly appreciate his art. Jones got his start in 1995 on Access TV in Austin, and first tasted the limelight with Y2K. And he was ready: grunting about the end of money, reporting on millions of deaths worldwide, and shilling for his survivalist shop called "The Hardware Store", with guns, ammo, MREs, and eight-stage water filtration systems. And we all awoke on January 1, 2000 to… absolutely nothing.

Most Texans assumed he was done. Then 9/11 swooped in and bailed the charlatan out. Then Obama became the antichrist of choice. (Literally). Then Trump became Jones' best pal.

In short: Jones has been predicting the end of the world for 25 years. And it gets worse from there. Don't waste your time on anything with his name on it. It's all FAKE NEWS.

An Expatriate Emporian

people who fall for Alex Jones crap, even after watching it - and they're allowed out without parental supervision? Please tell me that KB is kidding and not really that out of touch.

KB Thomas

Before you get excited about Joe Biden, review Fall of the Republic Vol. 1, The Presidency of Barack Obama.....Then go vote.

Gary Lukert

Barack Obama was born in the UNITED STATES. Donald Trump was born in Argentina!

WatchmanAnon

Where was Kamala Harris born?

WatchmanAnon

Where was Mike Pence born?

WatchmanAnon

Where was Joe Biden born?

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