I find it really strange how Trump supporters just ride out on any wave in the ocean. It's almost like they *completely* block out the insanity of his actions. I mean, weren't these the same people that stood behind Bush's stance to NOT negotiate with terrorists? That's not like a choice between chocolate or vanilla ice cream. How can any reasonable person just do a 180 on something that huge? As far as the timing issue, and I'm no military expert, I believe what is currently happening is what was planned to happen. Look at the parallels. COVID I believe that some time in mid to late Summer, Trump knew he was in trouble relative to re-election. Instead of fully engaging in leading and modeling CDC recommendations, he placed his bet on the 1st stimulus check. It was clear that was not about helping the American people, but a campaign advertisement (they were delayed because he wanted his signature printed on them and a letter mailed out to each recipient)<- tone deaf. His next tactic was to drop seeds of doubt about the election process going so far to claim that if he lost, it could ONLY be because of election fraud by Democrats. This was way before Election Day. Then, he appointed DeJoy who immediately cut overtime hours, authorized the removal of mail boxes in certain neighborhoods and shut down countless mail sorting machines (this was probably designed to disqualify ballots with date stamps beyond the state's Board of Election rules for accepting ballots). Trump also relied on the fact that most voters do NOT understand Election Board rules - which vary from state to state. For examples, (1) in some states, a ballot is considered "on time" if it is post-marked within X number of days after the close of polls on Election Day. (2) in some states, completed mail-in ballots HAVE to be completely counted BEFORE the close of the last polling place on Election Day. (3) in some states, completed mail-in ballots CAN'T be opened or process until AFTER the close of the last polling place on Election Day. There's a ton of various laws in all 50 states and those are a matter of record with each Election Board. NONE of it is fraudulent or illegal. But, Trump framed that as *suspicious* to his supporters relying on the statistical probability that they would not know that was false. And, we clearly see on PF that many of them still believe that initial lie. It makes absolutely NO sense whatsoever that an election worker would send everybody home, open boxes stacked underneath a table and feed those ballots into the machines in FULL view of cameras she KNOWS are there. But, it gets crazier. At no time since that video was released has that person been named, arrested, called in for questioning or even "outed". Why not? These people can find the blood type of a person's first pet when they were five years old in the center of a swamp five inches from the center of the Earth and NOBODY has intel on this video and person? That's too ridiculous to even be funny. My theory is it was staged. Trump or his people had that recording made and "leaked" to fan the flames of doubts about the election process. Sidney Powell, his own pick said it aloud. Sidney Powell's legal defense: 'Reasonable people' wouldn't believe her election fraud claims https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/do...e-reasonable-people-wouldn-t-believe-n1261809 ---------------------------- SOUTHERN BORDER Soon after Biden's inauguration the media was swarming with photos and videos of people at the Southern border. They all had on matching t-shirts that read "Biden, let us in." Think about that for a second. These people traveled X miles over Y days in the scorching heat between their point of origin and our country's border and they don't have a speck of dirt or sweat stains but the shirts look like they just came from a dry cleaner's press? We are supposed to believe these people are seeking asylum due to the poor conditions in their home countries, have come here to seek a better life than they could attain in their home countries and they all took a side trip to a t-shirt shop? On what planet does that make sense? And, lo and behold...guess who is standing by with his handy dandy Memo from the 45th President admonishing "Biden's border"? ---------------------------- AFGHANISTAN He negotiates with terrorists sometime in early February 2020 (in effect, giving them *heads up* on an end date when the Afghani people (non Taliban) will be without US military support). He removes a sizeable portion of our soldiers. He authorizes the release of 5,000 of these psychopaths. He set the end date. My theory is he did it this way so this *situation* would fall under Biden's watch (his supporters try to deny it but he KNEW last Summer he wouldn't be re-elected. He sealed his fate in the Axios interview). --------------------------------- And, where does all that leave us? With Trump standing by at each turn saying "I told you this would happen if you let the Democrats win. To his supporters that *looks* like he is very intuitive and intelligent (he's neither). To his supporters, the people in whom he has instilled fear about everybody that don't look like them, he appears to be their only "HOPE". They say the best salespeople know how to reach their target audience. And, Trump IS good at that. He completely exploits his supporters (as he did on January 6, 2021 and left them out in the cold) relying on them to NEVER question any of it. He has already fed them the conclusions he wants them to believe BEFORE the event actually happens. There is no way to do that unless you're the person CAUSING the event to happen. And, for the life of me, I do NOT understand why anybody who is not a billionaire would send money to a billionaire. Notwithstanding any of the stuff above...WHO DOES THAT? Why is that NOT OBVIOUSLY a con game? In short, grifters gotta grift. He always been a con man. He's done quite well for himself with that schtick. Stomped our Constitution. Praised Xi while lying to our faces about COVID. Almost got our VP kidnapped and/or killed. Fired just about everybody around him except the daughter he has a nasty sex crush on and her husband with equally slippery ethics. Hung his own supporters out to dry (probably calls them losers for not accomplishing their mission). Price gouged to the tune of $148,000,000. [https://trumpgolfcount.com/] Set up our soldiers and allies. Created a crater of division within our country. And stands on the sidelines with a play-by-play of how he can make it all better. Here's the million dollar question: WHY DIDN'T HE MAKE ANYTHING BETTER WHEN HE HAD THE SEAT? I almost feel bad for his supporters. They wait like "always a bridesmaid, never a bride" and he NEVER delivers. Never. Yet, they wait with bated breath for "the next time to be different" (the never-ending mantra of the domestic abuse victim).