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Politics And The Markets 3/4/20

Mar. 04, 2020 6:20 AM ET658 Comments
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Donald Johnson profile picture
President Trump is in the hotel and golf resort businesses. His deeply in debt businesses depend on seniors flying to his hotels and resorts. And some major casino owners and executives are among his biggest supporters. That makes the president's irresponsible, self-serving downplaying of the #coronavirus #COVD-19 a huge financial conflict of interest. Sooner than later, Democrats and the media will get it. And if American seniors who've flown and been on cruise ships after being reassured by the President of the U.S. get badly hit by the virus, his re-election could be in double jeopardy.

That will make Joe Biden's election more likely, and that would be horrible for stocks and the economy.

And more sick people than expected would be even worse.

The history of pandemics is that self-isolation and government-mandated isolation reduces fatalities by 40% to 75%, according to articles in wsj.com and elsewhere.
"That will make Joe Biden's election more likely, and that would be horrible for stocks and the economy."

How so?
Donald Johnson profile picture
Biden is a go with the herd liberal socialist. He would appoint Sanders and Warren supporters to key regulatory agencies, and they would re-regulate the economy into a depression. If he's elected, bail out.
I disagree. Also whatever happens greatly depends on the make up of the senate and the house.
Donald Johnson profile picture
The Biden spike didn't last as long as the last Trump spike that may be the last spike. Who knows?
Joe is a predictable fumble

President Trump disputes WHO’s coronavirus fatality rate:
‘3.4% is really a false number. Now this is just my hunch.’

The WHO says fatality rate is 3.4%

..but Don’t PANIC!! Trump has a hunch.
Giorgio il Buffone profile picture
"The WHO says fatality rate is 3.4%"

The Who's fatality rate for guitars onstage is much higher.
Just saw a Fox contributor snap back at her panel contributors for their duplicitous revival of the Burisma deal. She made the same points I made the other day and brought up the total lack of qualifications of Jared and the Middle East peace process, and also the money Ivanka has made with trademarks in China she would never have gotten without her dad being the President, when they brought up the lack of natural gas experience by Hunter. Would appear that some on Fox are seeing the light.
Who was the contributor @tewright2012@gmail.com

Marie Harf?
Frontline !
Giorgio il Buffone profile picture

"who was the contributor
Marie Harf?"

Jessica Tarlov?

Donna Brazile?

Jehmu Greene?

Leslie Marshall?
Is Rep. Matt Gaetz just an extreme dumbs*** or does he have to work at it. Gas mask? Really? I hope that paper he was holding had not been touched by a person who was infected because that idiotic mask would be no help.
Given the lack of any rebuttal from the usual suspects I will take that as agreement of my assessment of Gaetz :-)
Giorgio il Buffone profile picture

Maybe the usual suspects (and the not so usual ones) had no idea what you were talking about?

Put me in the "no idea" column.
Gaetz has been auditioning for Trumps coming reality TV show, AzzKissers and Clowns.
Now that Bloomberg has exited the Democrat campaign for the presidency, is Bloomberg News now going to level the playing field by investigating and reporting negatively on the remaining Democrats - and I mean all of them, not excluding Biden because Bloomberg endorsed him?

If not, then all of their news reporting isn't worth spit, and their so-called journalists are nothing but slaves to their master.
i think we understand what's going on here.
Donald Johnson profile picture
The announcement implied Bloomberg would return to normal political reporting regardless of Bloomberg's interests. But his Blomberg Business Week is disgustingly hard left on his issues. So I ignore it because it's more about his issues than about business.
Super Tuesday settled nothing. This fight is going to go on for the next six months until one of these fossils "wins." And then Trump is going to kick the Schiff out of him right up into November.
Donald Johnson profile picture
I hope Trump doesn't blow it, but he and Biden have special feet that wind up in their mouths every day. And Sanders scares most people over 30.
...and the Putin tells us who our next President is.
Conservatives will never allow a Jew to be President.
Sorry Sanders, too many white nationalists in the USA.
That will be very short-lived. It filled in almost all of the gap it left on the downside a week ago Monday. Now it will resume the downward slide for a while.
Don's spikes are hedged.
Let's keep up the good work.
JGC67 profile picture
Is it a Biden spike or just the fact that the junkyard dogs are being winnowed out??
Pinguino Investments profile picture
Thanks, al.
is that a lot ?
"If journalists keep referring to Biden's cognition failures as "gaffes" they are deceiving the public. His brain is deteriorating and it's obvious to anyone paying attention. Not surprising for a 77-year-old man, and not a comfortable subject. But it's the truth: stop obfuscating" twitter.com/...

Michael Tracey - Mar 4, 2020
I wonder how much is senility and how much is the stress of a deceitful life playing out in real time.
but what do we call Trump's "gaffes" ??

...or should we just ignore them as hoaxes?
please advise.
Trump never claimed to be versed on everything under the sun.

Just b/c anyone or someone does speak politically correct does not mean they're not smart, able and capable.

There were and are plenty of successful businessmen whose college was the school of hard knocks.

Those who mock Trump for his manner of speech or not being the all knowing are those who show their ignorance and blind hate.
A linguist who worked at the Pentagon has been arrested and charged by the Department of Justice with espionage for allegedly transmitting highly sensitive classified information to Hezbollah, the radical Islamic terrorist group based in Lebanon.

Mariam Thompson, 61, began accessing sensitive files two weeks after she started working at the Special Operations Task Force facility in Erbil, Iraq in December, 2019. The Department of Defense flagged her activities, which included accessing 57 files pertaining to eight human assets in the region. The information that she allegedly passed to Hezbollah included names, phone numbers, and photos of the U.S. government assets.

"Defense Department linguist charged with espionage today. Mariam Thompson was charged with transmitting highly sensitive classified national defense information to a foreign national with connections to Hizballah, a foreign terrorist organization." https://t.co/nCKfjSTCRW twitter.com/...

— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) March 4, 2020
One less treasonous member of the swamp.
They'd hang that in Iran
"This is a direct & dangerous threat to the U.S. Supreme Court by Schumer. If a Republican did this, he or she would be arrested, or impeached. Serious action MUST be taken NOW!"

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2020

"There can be few things worse in a civilized, law abiding nation, than a United States Senator openly, and for all to see and hear, threatening the Supreme Court or its Justices. This is what Chuck Schumer just did. He must pay a severe price for this!"

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2020
I don't think we will see McConnell moving to censure Schumer nor call for his resignation. Chicken sh!t.
TeachEnglish profile picture
Unless it’s POTUS himself who does so, of course.
Schumer accomplished his goal. Roberts will be the deciding justice in that abortion case and he will be caving once again. Remember, he was the deciding justice to put an injunction on the appeals court verdict, agreeing with all 4 liberal justices.

This guy is a disgrace as chief justice. The way he contorts the law is just unbelievable in some cases.
Moscow Mitch is less than a year away from losing his job.
i know if i asked Kev and Political and those guys , 2nd.
if anyone one of us said first it's time...compassionately.
kevsharp profile picture
@al roman i am here to listen and observe and learn and wonder...
Kev it's the tics they could be a year out to the event , as a team get that right and even Big Brother will declare us blameless.
Nothing like a well engineered acct, Waived..
DD that does need support and protection,
D is that badder than flash....
Jack D Stocks profile picture
Stores have had a run on toilet paper.
If worse comes to worse we can always buy the NY Times,
Should be good for a week.
More Billy Goats Gruff Stories.
Warren Buffet was right , that's integrity.
"Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci says he would campaign for former Vice President Joe Biden if asked to do so."

I was actually hoping Mooch would run. Biden should pick him as a running mate.
Follow the dirty money.... You've reached your destination "Laundromat"
@Boots in the House

I have followed the dirty money...
and it's all connected to Trump and his inner circle of felons.

Here is a list convicted formed Trump associates:
Yes indictments and convictions for corruption. Here's today's up-to-date list of investigated, indicted and/or convicted supporters of Trump (confirm these by searching "Trump" with any name):
Michael Cohen
Michael Flynn
Rick Gates
Paul Manafort
George Papadopoulas
Roger Stone
Sam Patten
Paul Erickson
Maria Butina
Felix Sader
Julian Assange
Aleksandr Torshin
Lev Parvas
Igor Fruman
David Correia
Andrey Kukushkin
Chris Collins
Duncan Hunter
Cesar Sayoc
Dmytro Firtash
Richard Pinedo
Alex va der Zwaan
Dzheykhun Aslanov
Gleb Vasilchenko
Irina Kaverzina
Vladimir Venkov
Anna Bogacheva
Maria Bovda
Robert Bovda
Mikhail Burchik
Mikhail Bystrov
Alexandra Krylova
Vadim Podkopaev
Sergey Polozov
Yevgeny Prigozhin
Konstantin Kilimnik
Boris Antonov
Dmitriy Badin
Nikolay Kozachek
Aleksey Lukashev
Artem Malyshev
Sergey Morgachev
Viktor Netyksho
Aleksey Potemkin
Ivan Yermakov
Pavel Yershov
Aleksandr Osadchuk
Anatoliy Kovalev
Internet Research Agency
Concord Catering
Concord Management & Consulting
Giorgio il Buffone profile picture
"Here is a list convicted formed Trump associates:"

An internet search would have shown you:

Most of them aren't convicted.

Most of them aren't trump associates.

Most have nothing to do with trump.
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