Apparently Trump killed off that Iranian chappie so that he could cancel the next election and institute permanent fascism. Or summat:
8/ The most rational fear this morning has to be for American democracy. Trump will not just escalate war rhetoric – if the crisis escalates he will seek justification to cancel the 2020 election and override Congress… as @MMFlint predicted in #Farenheit119
— Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) January 3, 2020
Americans still have elections even when there’s a war on.
Thomas Jefferson got elected during the Barbary Wars.
Madison got relected during the 1812 war.
Lincoln was re-elected during the American Civil War.
McKinley won during the Philippine American war.
FDR was elected yet again in 1944. By this time the Americans were no longer late.
Eisenhower won during the Korean War.
Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon all, arguably, during the Vietnam War. Plus anyone at all from what, 1990 onwards given Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and all?
So, the idea that Americans delay or cancel elections because of wars doesn’t really seem to hold. And nor does the Constitution give the President the ability to do so either.
At which point, what is it wrong with Paul Mason, his sanity or his knowledge?