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Author Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy. Read more at The Atlantic. Reach me via https://t.co/vh4Jlp8rdP

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18) And I put that answer in chart form, right here: https://t.co/jEckd4wDcH17) It's also to insist that Americans are a people and a nation. Under the inherited rules, California counts for… https://t.co/4RMT7OO14k16) For that reason, I keep reposting the % figures that show Trump less popular than Gore, Kerry, Romney, and Hill… https://t.co/WnFHetULik15) So it's necessary and important to pound back at the core lie in the pro-Trump case: yes, it was conceivable th… https://t.co/4nciKIfthJ14) As the cheating plot fizzles, doomed by the mighty weight of votes against Trump (and not helped by the delusio… https://t.co/3DKsLsOuOK13) The Electoral College made Trump president. Those are the rules, even if stupid. But Trump was never willing to… https://t.co/1LYXtfcGqw12) "The people's president" was just what Trump never was. He was a constitutional fluke, imposed on a country the… https://t.co/tr1iTuuRmL11) He wanted to legitimate himself as "the people's president" - a favorite phrase of his daughter, who liked to p… https://t.co/37aLhcD1a910) America is a very imperfectly democratic polity. But American politics is suffused with democratic ideas - incl… https://t.co/ttOnFSn8W09) ... that impeachment was an illegitimate attempt to "overturn the people's will" - even though of course impeach… https://t.co/CObxyjKAbK8) Trump kept claiming to have won - not only a legal office - but a vast popular mandate that allowed him to ignor… https://t.co/Zv1gFRWb4e7) Unlike those other minority chancellors, prime ministers, and presidents, Donald Trump insisted on claiming more… https://t.co/kzaoHPqikZ6) In the US, not only did George W. Bush win the presidency with fewer total votes than Al Gore - but John Kerry c… https://t.co/vGvdl0wWAs5) In a Westminster style parliamentary system, votes can be distributed in such a way that the "winner" gets fewer… https://t.co/6sd1NJqbDI4) Here, though, is the real danger of the EC. In every democracy, it's possible for a candidate to lead the govern… https://t.co/B9V1Og7rwk3) That said, not everything about the EC is bad. Anyway, the US is stuck with it for the foreseeable future, so th… https://t.co/CLhqPLwoKo2) Since 1787, many features of the US system have been adopted by other advanced societies: bills of rights, supre… https://t.co/QD4SuEMUrr1) The point of the electoral college as designed in 1787 was to entrust the selection of the president to a small… https://t.co/D4lwzIX87UThese tweets triggered an electoral college discussion in the comments below. FWIW, here are my own electoral college thoughts ...
12/4
2020
These are the tweets I referenced on @TheBeatWithAri just now https://t.co/jEckd4wDcH @malte_humpert @JohannesHano McCain deserved better, but history handed him an unfavorable year and a tough opponent.And yet the Trump people think there's something difficult to explain about Trump losing swing statesTo underscore the point Obama averaged 52.0 % in two presidential elections Trump averaged 46.5 % in two preside… https://t.co/1Px2UKmPfvShare of vote 21st c. presidential candidates 1) Obama 2008 52.9 2) Biden 2020 51.3 3) Obama 2012 51.1 4) Bush 20… https://t.co/1SZXzeTkw2BREAKING: Biden's national popular vote lead just surpassed 7 million (4.5%)... Biden 81,264,673 (51.3%) Trump 74,210,838 (46.9%)
Retweeted by David Frum @CEW1776 There is one great classic @Microsoft ad - it was made for internal purposes to attack the awfulness of al… https://t.co/4cTnk1pSX0"Hey everybody, throw away your addictive toys and take the dog for a walk. The computer doesn't love you back, the… https://t.co/8IdHIMQDcfSearing indictment of modern technology addiction in this strange ad by @Microsoft https://t.co/hRBQqzMfH2So many of the confirmed cases of voter fraud turn out to be Trump-y vigilantes trying to prove a point by breaking the lawThis *keeps* happening (Weird typo in deleted tweet ...) https://t.co/kM0YznEZc6(WSJ) - Pfizer Inc. expects to ship half of the Covid-19 vaccines it originally planned for this year because of su… https://t.co/zZWjvvcS2t
Retweeted by David Frum"I'm that guy. I'm the guy who's stealing Christmas. To keep you safe." https://t.co/rhlM9kJElF62% of Republicans are not concerned about getting COVID. That is surely traceable in great part to the Trump "nobo… https://t.co/O19hZX5TvqGrotesque: Trump promotes claim that Reno hospital's expansion COVID-19 ward is fake. As someone said, he may not b… https://t.co/NPHFOhqXzb
Retweeted by David FrumWaller was the good nomination McConnell slowed to expedite Judy Shelton. He was director of research at the Fed of… https://t.co/P6e0u8dHPjQuite a complicated problem pro-Trump Republicans have built for themselves https://t.co/H2NOCI3nhqThe chairman of the Georgia Republican party pleads with pro-Trump voters to support President Trump by not believi… https://t.co/uesKBBqSVQOr alternatively that Sidney Powell is the only person in the Trump circle fool enough to believes the things she s… https://t.co/nI3St9xSU0Tonight! https://t.co/YZ5oecfWNTIt's very important to the future of Senate Republicans that their voters become more discerning about which flambo… https://t.co/sNhfz6oSt0Alarming headlines from India. Hindu chauvinism becoming state policy https://t.co/oorTpX2XjD https://t.co/RG4F4Xp7TBChavez got to Newt too https://t.co/ph5bKEpKJBFormer presidents Bush 43 and Clinton volunteer to take approved COVID vaccine on TV to attest its safety. Obama sa… https://t.co/KcqSZSz2zQIf you want to know why Trump was personally crushed under by 46% of the vote - 7 million vote margin - in an other… https://t.co/2vmKVX7dGbDecember 2, 2020. Day of peak US death toll from the COVID-19 epidemic. Nine Trump tweets (and counting) about what's on TV.
12/3
2020
@PaulOhGee Yes I wrote about thus in my history of the 1970s. He wanted a G5. President Ford insisted that then sev… https://t.co/umcNOpviBCI always learn from @Edsall https://t.co/vR2pnvJen1I suppose Pompeo wants to leave the department something to remember him by https://t.co/tnv39ZGbqwGiscard d'Estaing played an authentically brave role in the French resistance. His Socialist rival Francois Mittera… https://t.co/RpEp632h8nGrandpa Giscard hired a genealogist to map an aristocratic ancestry for his rising family, and so Giscard d'Estaing… https://t.co/SH2YEjj0qpGiscard often impressed Americans by claiming that he was descended from the Admiral d'Estaing who aided the Revolu… https://t.co/WVGgK1MDZkFlash AFP: l'ancien président français Valéry Giscard d'Estaing est mort (entourage) #AFP
Retweeted by David FrumIt typically takes years to develop an effective vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna inoculations may seem br… https://t.co/oQqIFl629Q
Retweeted by David Frum.@BulwarkOnline is killing it right now. First @Timodc broke the diGenova threat against Krebs. Then this first-p… https://t.co/lESwCpZ3hj
Retweeted by David FrumDifferent families, different pastimes. Some do board game night. Others do crimes. https://t.co/dumVaEzLj0This will be an important, much-discussed book! https://t.co/HqGf7u5shYThis particular civil procedure screw-up in Powell's lawsuit means the defendants don't even have to respond to her… https://t.co/F6LA0xsahV
Retweeted by David FrumSinister if not so pathetic. Pathetic if not so sinister. Again. https://t.co/YGQPC8ahBKThere's lots of this stuff -- calls for martial law, etc. -- floating around on the very-MAGA end of the internet.… https://t.co/QsJr9V9sPZ
Retweeted by David FrumAnybody who uses the phrase "Russia hoax" is repeating a Trump lie.Russia helped Trump win the 2016 election. Trump welcomed the help. Intimate Trump associates attempted to coord… https://t.co/WNn958dVsCSoon to be private citizen Donald Trump demands that Twitter be liable for his defamations and falsehoods - like fa… https://t.co/z193MuzqTbNovember you may otherwise remember as the month Trump spent attempting his pratfall coup against the 2020 presiden… https://t.co/Wj8DiKNMXp @FLOTUS Seems ungentlemanly, somehow.No pardon for @FLOTUS ?!The election will seem “extremely close” only if you reject the idea that Americans are a people and a nation https://t.co/vXOgXqiC5HBiden promised to beat Trump “like a drum” https://t.co/n0LLbYx6TS
12/2
2020
Still ahead of Michael Dukakis though https://t.co/UodvMX99dXMr Market getting happier and happier https://t.co/GK4KA8r8Th.@abc confirms our story on Giuliani discussing a preemptive pardon for himself and also others floating them for t… https://t.co/RA2rtp8yOa
Retweeted by David FrumBarr remains a corrupt Trump enabler, just not a crazy Trump enabler. https://t.co/emfgrh2zAxAs @pbump notes, Trump’s PAC can be used “to fund basically anything,” including “memberships at golf clubs,” “trav… https://t.co/jNiY4T7S9M
Retweeted by David FrumIf Trump fires Barr for failing to stoke baseless conspiracy theories, it will be perhaps the defining proof that e… https://t.co/x1nXc91VCr
Retweeted by David FrumVirginia residents: apply to serve as a citizen member of the state's new redistricting commission. Help the new co… https://t.co/DPGy3VVsHf
Retweeted by David FrumAlways helpful to mark the boundary between "lunatic delusions" and "conscious deceit" https://t.co/AmAikGLcMN @davidfrum Here you go, Mr Frum. Glad to help. “This never happened. It will shock you how much it never happened… https://t.co/Vp3Dnnn72K
Retweeted by David FrumI should have double-checked! https://t.co/HPy9jj2efuEmails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that Metra deputy executive director John Milano… https://t.co/EQvExlaybL
Retweeted by David FrumThat's actually quite a profound remark https://t.co/bRgQZ0cZQM"It never happened. It will shock you how much it never happened." -Don Draper in Mad Men Season 1. https://t.co/BnPqumpViTScott Atlas came to Washington to give Trump cover for letting the coronavirus run rampant. In that regard, he was… https://t.co/y83dLGr3Pw
Retweeted by David FrumThat’s an interesting historical tidbit! https://t.co/Q0kzAJwORx
Retweeted by David FrumUm, gross https://t.co/Jyni6K2sTPIf it’s true that a person can be judged by her enemies, then @neeratanden is doing pretty well in life. https://t.co/zMT1ziIFgm
Retweeted by David FrumThere it is: Sidney Powell, Flynn's lawyer and sort of President's lawyer, RT's call to suspend the Electoral Coll… https://t.co/3HFcyDgQcQ
Retweeted by David FrumSouth Dakota's bad COVID decisions are making the whole country sick, @propublica reports https://t.co/WjUVPIbRzlAnd a lot will be redirected to Trump businesses, obviously. https://t.co/xiR0zlngHe https://t.co/740vN74EqDYesterday https://t.co/iG5gitJZgqPart 2 https://t.co/HFOCkC4dQoPraise from AEI for Biden economic team https://t.co/NWKOxc4CBTHere's Senator Cornyn May 2020 defending the privacy rights of the unregistered foreign agent who served as Preside… https://t.co/TBnpBQQdnpDuring a talk today, I was asked how Republicans will process their memory of the Trump years. I answered by quotin… https://t.co/RW1tu5QJQb
12/1
2020
Well done NR https://t.co/1aqM5LzxuGHere’s a fourth from 2013, this does pay tribute to 41’s management of S&L failures https://t.co/vuSoxlv8SDVia @normative https://t.co/2FG6TNa8sGEvery then-serving Republican senator except Susan Collins voted to confirm Scott Pruitt. That’s something to ask a… https://t.co/C1vLMOyYTdTanden of course is a progressive. She and Bill K probably disagree on most domestic issues. But she is a superb ex… https://t.co/xAucWQok4IAnd conversely, the Tanden nomination is ferociously opposed and denounced by former Trump CoS Mick Mulvaney and fr… https://t.co/0qAJev48uKI meant “rereading” but typo “retreading” also works!Retreading these, I realize I omitted to give due praise to another HW Bush achievement: successful management of t… https://t.co/AlOP6pYAic
11/30
2020

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