Thursday, March 19, 2020

More than 80 national security professionals break with tradition and endorse a presidential candidate — Biden

Mod: There is a first time for everything. But in this case, what other choice did they have?

More than 80 national security professionals break with tradition and endorse a presidential candidate — Biden (The Washington Post link): More than 80 career national security professionals have signed an open letter of support for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, saying that President Trump “has created an existential danger to the United States.”

Most of the signatories, who include career diplomats, intelligence officers and defense policymakers, have served both Republican and Democratic administrations. They noted that their policy views cover a spectrum and as officials they “have often been in opposition, sometimes bitterly, with each other.”

But in a letter published online Wednesday, they expressed a shared belief that Trump’s approach to leadership has undermined the country’s role in the world.

“His reelection would continue this downward spiral and will likely have catastrophic results,” say the signatories, most of whom have never publicly endorsed a candidate for president.

Doug Wise, a former CIA clandestine officer and former deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, broke a career-long vow to serve in silence by signing the letter.

“We need to restore courtesy, respectability and consensus decision-making based not on the personal interests of Donald J. Trump but on the personal interests of Americans,” said Wise, who retired in 2016 after 48 years of government service.

Wise, who leans Republican, said that he has never voted for president, content to trust in the American democratic system “to produce a good president and commander in chief.” But the system has failed, he said. So this November, he said, he will cast his first vote for president — for Biden.

Larry Pfeiffer, former senior director of the White House Situation Room and a former chief of staff to then-CIA Director Michael Hayden, said he leans Republican. “If Donald Trump wasn’t running, and it was Mitt Romney versus Joe Biden, I’d be endorsing Mitt Romney,” he said. “And I probably wouldn’t be public about it.”

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31 comments:

  1. You can't expect a president who slept with porn stars to care about infectious diseases.

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    1. Hahahahahhhahahaha

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    2. Love it 5:03, gotta quote you!

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  2. Trump’s Tariffs Leave the U.S. Short on Vital Medical Supplies

    From gloves to respirators, protectionism is raising costs for the providers fighting the coronavirus.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-tariffs-leave-the-u-s-short-on-vital-medical-supplies-11584551602

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  3. I'm not going to lie. I'd endorse a goat before him, too.

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    1. Well, you can’t because Jeff Sessions isn’t running

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    2. Any goat will do.

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  4. GOP senator suggests it’s no big deal if coronavirus kills 11 million Americans

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/gop-senator-suggests-its-no-big-deal-if-coronavirus-kills-11-million-americans/

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  5. Medical authorities in China have said a drug used in Japan to treat new strains of influenza appeared to be effective in coronavirus patients, Japanese media said on Wednesday.

    Zhang Xinmin, an official at China’s science and technology ministry, said favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm, had produced encouraging outcomes in clinical trials in Wuhan and Shenzhen involving 340 patients.

    “It has a high degree of safety and is clearly effective in treatment,” Zhang told reporters on Tuesday.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/18/japanese-flu-drug-clearly-effective-in-treating-coronavirus-says-china

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  6. Trump will forever be known as the president who was so full of shit that they country ran out of toilet paper.

    https://www.eschatonblog.com/2020/03/lipinski-loses.html#comment-4837776342

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  7. Hannity, With a Straight Face, Claims He Has ‘Always Taken the Coronavirus Seriously’

    In reality, Hannity spent weeks downplaying and minimizing the crisis, even suggesting at one point it could be part of a “deep state” plot.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/hannity-with-a-straight-face-claims-he-has-always-taken-the-coronavirus-seriously

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  8. How Jared Kushner's family is cashing in on COVID-19 testing

    Joshua Kushner is launching an online "testing center locator," risk assessment and physician consultations

    https://www.salon.com/2020/03/18/how-jared-kushners-family-is-cashing-in-on-covid-19_partner/

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  9. More Obama civil employees! Inside the beltway we take pleasure in running career diplomats off the road, these career freeloaders think they don't have to adhere to our laws.
    Just more desperate Democrats spreading fake Chinese news because they realize that the election belongs to President Trump.

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    1. You're kinda nuts.

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    2. 7:04 poster, your are obsessively infected as your posting clearly shows a complete disregardful for the facts and truth. Please check yourself and that pinhead (djt) into a insane ward at once.

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    3. Three years in and these foreign trolls haven’t gotten any better at their game...

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    4. Hey braindead 7;04, guess all the deaths throughout the world are fake, eh ?

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  10. A 48 year career government worker states as part of his signing this letter that he never voted for president before. What?

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    1. No, I think he said he has never endorsed someone for President before.

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  11. Watching the Orange One - looks even oranger than ever, more tired. Oops here's the beginning "I'm wonderful, the press is against me." "Now let's blame China."

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  12. Q) How do you turn a Republican into a Socialist?

    A) Say the government is going to send him $1,000.

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  13. I couldn't stand to watch Trump's news conference without counting his hyperbolic words. Here's my count: incredible 10, tremendous 6, great 7, fantastic 3, stranger than ever before/like nobody has ever been done/seen, etc. 4, really good 3, big 3. Then there was more hyperboly: unique, unbelievable, amazing phenomenal. A friend said Trump's speeches are like his book reports as a kid when he hadn't read the book - fill in words, repeat. Now he's calling the Wall Street Journal fake news!

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    1. chEEto takes credit ONLY if it is good. If it is bad he blames the media, Dems, and FBI. It is the media, Dems, and FBI watching him closely, waiting for him to do the wrong thing again.

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  14. The real reason the city of Glendora, Ca (a republican strong hold) declared a state of emergency 2020 and to get all the free stuff that goes along with declaring a state of emergency, hands stuck out again begging. https://www.tmz.com/2020/03/19/34-year-old-california-man-dies-coronavirus-visited-disney-world-florida/

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  15. Kellyanne Conway's husband releases ad comparing Donald Trump to coronavirus / COVID19..
    https://news.yahoo.com/kellyanne-conways-husband-releases-ad-162500541.html

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  16. Who here ever thought things could get this bad?

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  17. $1.6 million in stock dumped by Republican Senator in March 19, 2020, after reassuring public about CORVID19 and it's recovery plans. https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3826232/posts

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  18. Former FEMA director storms off during interview with MSNBC news person.
    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-former-fema-chief-rips-out-earpiece-calls-bullsht-and-walks-off-interview-on-msnbc/

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  19. The three pillars of (djt) reelection have all fallen down, like humph-dumpty fell off the wall. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/19/coronavirus-crisis-trumps-argument-for-reelection-is-collapsing.html

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  20. You jackasses still think it’s a hoax ? Numbers are increasing:

    http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

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  21. Trump doesn’t have advisers anymore, he’s got yes-men all around him. No president has ever done that before. Of course trump thinks he knows everything no wonder the coronavirus is running rampant in America.

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