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FALLING LIKE DOMINOS

By Pete Moore On January 15th, 2021

So far this year the governments of Italy, Estonia and the Netherlands, all EU members, have fallen.

It’s the 15th January.

Things are deteriorating badly over there. I give it a couple of years before they all apply to join the United Kingdom.

9 Responses to “FALLING LIKE DOMINOS”

  1. Only a year without an Italian govt. falling would be noteworthy !

  2. First we had a post with Clapton, now one with Dominos.

    I think Pete and Patrick have somehow been emotionally fused together in their pain.

  3. It’s hardly a revolution in the Netherlands:

    “Mr. Rutte and his cabinet will continue running the government in a caretaker capacity, with general elections already scheduled for March. His center-right party is currently leading in the polls. The other parties in his coalition, who have also been touched by the scandal, are not expected to call for earlier elections because of the pandemic.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/15/world/europe/dutch-government-resignation-rutte-netherlands.html

  4. First we had a post with Clapton, now one with Dominos.

    We just need one entitled ‘Cream’ – even though given the mood they are in it would be curdled !

  5. Some have misread my mood. Granted the US has fallen to the Bolsheviks but they are inept. The next four years will be no less entertaining than what has gone before.

  6. The next 4 years will be comparatively dull in American politics now.

  7. The next 4 years will be comparatively dull in American politics now.

    No Colm. Because Trump ain’t going anywhere and he will run again if he can:

    “What will ex-president Trump want next? Revenge — and a second term. If ambition is a hallmark of his personality, a deeply personal rivalry is a hallmark of his politics. Victory over Hillary Clinton was personal; so was dismantling Barack Obama’s legacy. Trump insisted that he had beaten Clinton in the popular vote too, or would have if not for fraud. He insisted that the crowds and online viewership for his inauguration outnumbered Obama’s…

    The first place voters will get to decide that is in the GOP itself. The GOP as of now is animated by three spirits. The two most powerful — dislike of the Democrats and loyalty to Trump — complement each other naturally. The third motive force, ideology, is comparatively weak and divided. Can any conceivable rival beat Trump for the nomination in 2024? Not Missouri senator Josh Hawley, who has taken almost as many lumps as Trump himself since the invasion of the Capitol. Not Ted Cruz, who also bears the stigma of having voted against some of the Electoral College results.

    Cruz was the last, strongest challenger to Trump in 2016. Many ideological conservatives supported Cruz over Trump in the relatively low-turnout, activist-friendly environment of the party caucuses. But in his presidential term Trump showed himself to be just as devoted to key conservative interests as Cruz professed to be. The ideological blocs that doubted Trump in 2016 have no doubts now, not after the tax cuts and regulatory relief, and not after Trump put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court…”

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/what-does-trump-want-now-revenge-and-a-second-term?utm_medium=email&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Editorial&utm_campaign=LNCH%20%2020210118%20%20House%20Ads%20%20SM+CID_00f62c23ac5a922d8afd891103128a6d

  8. If the Dems were smart they would NOT try to ban him from running again.

    Like Napoleon said, never interrupt your opponent when he is in the process of making a mistake.

    Trump was the biggest mistake that the Republicans every made. Let them continue down that path of stupidity will be a good Machivellian choice for them.

    Bill Maher is back on live tonight, and Kellyanne Conway will be one of his guests!

  9. Like Napoleon said, never interrupt your opponent when he is in the process of making a mistake.

    Fair point Phantom. At the moment Trump is nailed on for the nomination in 2024, unless the grim reaper appears. It might look very different in a few months but I doubt it. Much more likely is that the few GOP legislators who have risen against him this month will be marginalised and crushed as traitors.