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Two Presidents, Two Countries

President Donald Trump continues running the country as if there were no doubt that he had won the election and will stay in office for a second term. Former Vice President Joe Biden, having declared himself President-elect, is doing the best he can to show that he is assuming the responsibilities of the presidency.

Thus, on Thursday, we saw Trump tweeting, “VACCINES ARE COMING FAST!!!” while Biden told the nation, “The country is still in a crisis and there’s a dark winter still ahead.”

Effectively, the country has two presidents at the same time. Cartoonist and pundit Scott Adams predicted this outcome, and did so before the election, noting that it was likely the result would be contested, no matter who seemed to come out ahead.

Perhaps it would be just as accurate to say that we have no presidents, because Democrats have never considered Trump to be the legitimate president, and Republicans will never be convinced that Biden is capable of governing anything on his own.

One way to understand the 2020 election results is to realize that Americans live in two separate countries. When the House impeached Trump last year, and the Senate voted to acquit him, Republicans thought that the president had been exonerated, putting an end to a partisan prosecution that never should have happened.

But to the Democrats, who believed the House had done enough to prove its case, the Senate vote was illegitimate. To them, Trump had been removed from office in all but name.

That became clear when the coronavirus pandemic forced the president to shut down the economy in mid-March, Instead of offering their support during the crisis, leaving politics for the fall, Democrats seized the opportunity to declare that Trump was not, in fact, in charge of anything.

Biden gave a speech in which he noted the “pervasive lack of trust in this president.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi delivered a national address on COVID in which she did not mention the president at all.

Conservatives were stunned at how severe the shutdowns were in Democrat-run states and cities, casting aside basic liberties like freedom of religion and assembly.

In fact, the “blue” states simply decided to secede, psychologically, from the Union.

They made up their own laws, and even their own science, declaring that “systemic racism” was a public health health crisis more severe than the pandemic. They attacked national monuments, and even endorsed riots that destroyed their own cities.

In the election, these two separate countries went to the polls, separately. Democrats invented a new kind of election, held by mail. Republicans held a traditional election, with in-person voting.

Democrats swept the mail-in ballots, while Republicans dominated the traditional vote.

The counting process was basically a census. Mail-in America, with the populous coastal states, had more residents. Mail-in America lost the congressional election, but confirmed that Trump was not its president.

As of this writing, it is theoretically possible that Trump could overturn the result of the vote in key battleground states, and convince the courts that he actually won the election.

If so, Democrats would never recognize the result. They would riot — again — but more than that, they would just refuse to participate in the rest of the country.

They would continue to sabotage the economy with shutdowns; they would undermine vaccine distribution, as they have already, by imposing their own tests.

But that works both ways. If Biden thinks he has a “mandate” to impose masks, raise taxes, or seize guns, Republicans will respond in “red” state fashion — not with riots, but with civil disobedience and withdrawal.

We will still be two countries when all this is over.

If Biden thinks he can bridge the divide with calls for “unity,” while leftists continue to attack Trump supporters in the streets, he is more confused than he seems.

He has to negotiate with Trump’s America — not dictate terms.

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  • Hoang
    22 November 2020 at 9:14 pm
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    I can’t believe the best country in the world with the best laws in the world, but now people are living with no law. Who is expert in cheating, lying, tricking and having too much money will make the laws and change the laws.

  • Ronald
    22 November 2020 at 9:15 pm
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    You forgot to mention the fact that trump was 800000 ahead of biden on election night and end of the vote. The counting stopped for a couple of hours. The dominion voting machines could not keep up with Trump’s lead in planting the lies and replacing trump votes with biden ones. The counters only had time to submit votes with biden on them and no one else being elected for local government offices. Dominion officials have scattered like rats. If i were them i would declare rhe election null and void. All the continued negativity on part of the ds and not willing to work with president trump over his tenure is evidence enough that trump earned 4 years on that alone. Maga. My two cents my two dollars same thing

  • John
    22 November 2020 at 9:22 pm
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    Dear President Trump and Fellow (Re) Growing Patriots:

    I very much enjoyed your letter and efforts, full of facts and great, pertinent, analogies, utilizing the facts!

    How about we also consider these sincere, hopefully, positive thoughts? To additionally add to all of our positive vision? For the developing potential majority. Like the middle 80%. Now existing, with leadership everyone is able to come together. Whereby the present, ongoing vision of Pres.Trump (to stay positive, most all to join in) continues to lead towards Nation-wide Acceptance. Yes,this needs to occur and this is America after all…

    “Together we stand, Divided we fall”:

    YOU HAVE A COIN:

    On one side is you Pres.Trump; the other Joe Biden.

    Let’s appeal to the positive available with both sides. (The radical left is already being discounted 🙂

    So what’s in the middle?

    The BEST
    THE COMPROMISE

    The meat of the the Winning matter.

    The 80% Winning Solution available to us, Americans All!

    The following through with the Constitution where everyone is heard and has a voice. The radical views are then able to be silenced by both sides.

    Like how we are sinning against the radicals vs. Iran. We are helping to inform the radicals, train them even. Though, yes, there may always remain these. Thus the burden is accepted by both sides of the coin to stay 👌 🙂 as a coin.

    One that is exchangeable –

    That reads on both faces:

    “In God We Trust”
    “E Pluribus Unum”

    …join together or be counted out by the majority. Hopefully always heard.

    Isn’t this what America and a free society was founded on, all about?

    I’m hoping so, along with you, Mr. President – duly elected till January!

    Patriot,

    John O’B….

    • Don
      23 November 2020 at 8:29 pm
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      We are to accept the winner even if not our choice. Biden won fair and square. I don’t like extremes, more moderates need to align so that this country moves along. The transition should be started ASAP. Trump had a good transition from OBAMA, Trump needs to follow what has always happened. To propose false hope, drags our country through mud. He thinks about himself only and not what has happened after each election which is GOOD for the country. OUR democracy is cherished by other countries because of this seemless transfer of POWER. REPUBLICANS need to demand to start the transition instead of acting like a child…..foolish.

      • Jeanette
        6 December 2020 at 10:28 pm
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        To begin with, Don, the president of the United States has the right to contest any and all votes if there is suspected fraud. Biden did not win the election fair and square. Have you even been watching what has been going on with ballot stuffing, flash drive swapping, just over all frsud of all kinds? You need to come out of your basement and look out at the real world.

  • Seth Lefkow
    22 November 2020 at 9:27 pm
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    No, dim bulbs, we don’t have two presidents at one time, we have a president-elect who doesn’t take office until January, and a lame-duck president who’s mentally sick enough tp believe that he won the election. Fact is, that because of the latter the former won’t be able to hit the ground running and the divisions caused by the latter will be exacerbated. (Am I going too fast for you guys? I’ll try to use shorter sentences and smaller words.)

    Obama directing the Navy seals? A lie, or course. He can’t, and wouldn’t.

    • Audrey
      28 November 2020 at 10:31 pm
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      DON: BIDEN WON FAIR AND SQUARE????????
      WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE YOU TO THINK
      THAT??????
      TRUMP WON, HE WAS CHEATED IN EVERY
      DEMOCRATIC STATE! HE HAD BEEN WINNING
      AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY STOPPED COUNTING
      TRUMP’S VOTES, AND APPLIED THEM TO BIDEN.
      IF IM NOT MISTAKING, THATS CHEATING!
      SO TO US HE’S THE WINNER!!!!!!
      UNFORTUNATELY WE SEE HOW BIDEN IS NOT WELL,
      BESIDES THAT THINK ABOUT HIS SON HUNTER, AND
      HIS BUSINESS JOINED BY HIS FATHER!!!!
      WAKE UP PEOPLE!, OR WE WILL END LIKE CUBA OR
      VENEZUELA. IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?
      SOCIALISM=COMMUNISM?

  • Disna
    22 November 2020 at 11:30 pm
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    This post is garbage. Trump has done nothing to run or lead this country since losing to Biden. People are dying and he is golfing while stonewalling Biden a smooth transition. What a loser Trump is in every sense of the word.

  • Gary
    23 November 2020 at 12:31 am
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    ……..count LEGAL votes ONLY……..a TRUMP LANDSLIDE…….! !

    • Don
      23 November 2020 at 8:21 pm
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      Drink some more LYSOL, need your brains cleaned out, per Trump care.

    • Raymond
      7 December 2020 at 9:04 pm
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      The democrat solution to winning an election, “Cheat like HELL”

  • larry
    23 November 2020 at 2:31 am
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    What is needed is everyone that voted for Mr. Trump Needs to send a notarized letter to the white house to prove the real count and neutralize this stupid stone walling and cheating! There is no way they can refute the truth after this!

  • Ed
    23 November 2020 at 5:58 pm
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    Undoubtedly we the public don’t know who really won the election. But for sure to only one so far calling everything for Biden is the News media, not the electoral college. Maybe everyone should wait until things are official. Obviously the new media is the agency running the country at this time.

  • Don
    23 November 2020 at 8:19 pm
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    Biden clearly won. The transition should have already started so that the Biden team can deal with distribution of covid vaccine, covid, violence, hatred in this country, police reform, povery, unemployment, all the international challenges. We are in danger without this transition. TRUMP lost, plain and clear, life will go on without him. May the DOJ investigate his deeds and he will pay for those punishable. Reap what you have sown.

  • Dawn Doran
    26 November 2020 at 7:44 am
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    Donald J. Trump will be famous in History…Not Biden..

  • Dawn Doran
    26 November 2020 at 7:45 am
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    Biden has to do this for China…

  • MikefromTexas
    27 November 2020 at 8:47 pm
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    I wonder what will happen is the deep state wins and biden and all those crooks get into office? God help us.

  • Lou
    6 December 2020 at 10:12 pm
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    If Forgetting Joe is in, Taiwan will be the first target of China and Harris will be our First Female President and that’s only the beginning. If we let the elite that broke our laws and trashed the Constitution we will be no longer a free country. We barely are free now with censorship and the left destroying our country and we sit here and let it happen maybe it’s a done deal already. Welcome to the NWO. Interment and Resettlement Operations will be coming and who knows what lies ahead.

  • Bruce jelinek
    15 December 2020 at 3:49 am
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    God bless President Trump. There’s no way this is happening,we need to start a new Government A Government that believes in are constitution and In God we trust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More than half the Country voted for Trump so what’s stopping us to form a new Government?!!!!!!!!!!!

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