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2020 US Election (Part Two)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Lexicus, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Hrothbern

    Hrothbern Deity

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    If the Democrats win in November the Presidential election and get as well a majority in both the Senate and the Congress... if...

    Do all newly elected people have to wait for January to get installed ?
    Meaning that the Covid madness of Trump can continue untill the end of 2020.
     
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  2. amadeus

    amadeus As seen on OT

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    How could there be a civil war when all the liberals moved to Canada back in 2000?

    My point: oh, how quickly we forget! And so too will Donald Trump be forgotten if he loses in November. Que sera sera and all that.
     
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    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Yes, the administration doesn't change until Jan 20. Congress changes January 3.
     
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  4. Berzerker

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    Why would Trump think the election might be rigged? The Democrats got caught rigging their own primaries in 2016 and sending Russian disinformation to Obama's FBI to spy on Trump before the election followed by a failed deep state coup and impeachment.
     
  5. RobAnybody

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    That's some good satire of how Trump thinks I'll grant you that.
     
  6. Berzerker

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    He lived thru it, I was just a distant observer.
     
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    Because every single U.S. election for decades has been rigged. That's why one or the other Duopoly Party ALWAYS win HANDILY, despite long reputations of lying to, cheating, failing, screwing over, and leading to mass death and injustice of American citizens and kowtowing to plutocrats instead of caring about the will of their own constituents. Americans were all up in arms about "Russian hackers," committing electoral interference and malfeasance, but they're not going after those who have been committing it consistently for decades - and who easily available in the country and as U.S. Citizens - the DNC, the RNC, the FEC, the partisan (and thus compromised in EVERY ruling, potentially) Federal justices, and the media barons entrusted (by the DNC and RNC, not by the voters) with such an integral and important part of election coverage - rigging every election, if not to decide who WILL win, but to decide who CANNOT win. When will they face trial and punishment for the VERY serious electoral crimes they constantly commit, and then the electoral system reformed to cut their - or any new direct analog's - power to do such again, if electoral interference is something Americans REALLY get worked up over?
     
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    Trump thinks every election is rigged until he wins it. He thought the Republican primaries were rigged, and the 2016 presidential elections.
    If he loses the 2020 presidential election, it wont be because of all the racist things he has said and done, or because he is a climate change denier, or because of all the loony conspiracies he has promoted, or because he is a media troll, or because of all of his scandals and abuses of power; it will be because the election was rigged!
     
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  9. Berzerker

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    I thought it was rigged, the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming
     
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    Lack of clear plans, adequate funding and the actual staff required to carry something out? That's the entire USian politics, especially with the Republicans, since before I was born. And by design, not by accident.
     
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    Remember the entire gop strategy is to essentially let people die, unfortunately for them it seems to be targeting their supporters indiscriminately
     
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    CNN, 21 July 2020 - "Joe Biden's advantage over Trump with Black voters is currently smaller than Hillary Clinton's was"

    As always, voter turnout is what's key, and is why Republicans work so hard to frustrate and complicate voting, especially for minorities. So this doesn't tell us a lot that we didn't already know, but I thought it was interesting.

     
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  14. El_Machinae

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    He also constantly lied about the 2016 election. Honestly, he's going to say everything he thinks satisfies his ego. And then people are either going to selectively remember the things that were true or the (many more) things that were false.
    I've said many times here, the most dangerous words Trump uttered were "Millions of illegal voters". He has been stoking his base for resentment even before 2016.
     
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    Socrates99 Bottoms up!

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    That's what's confusing. Didn't the black vote essentially help him win the primary?
     
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    so... all those years the Democrats got so many black votes

    What did the black voters get back for that ?

    How much is something worth when given for free ?
     
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    Sommerswerd Rest in Peace Black Panther

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    When one party is for protecting the Confederate flag and Confederate monuments, condemning Black Lives Matter, harbouring Klansmen, and so on... its a pretty easy call for the most part. That's why the numbers are so skewed.
     
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    That's a very negative choice indeed

    Democrats: "vote on us, because we do not support the KKK etc"

    What are the positives the Democrats offer ?
     
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    Sommerswerd Rest in Peace Black Panther

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    You're missing the point. They don't need to when the other party is the Klan's party of choice.

    The recent removals/bans of the Confederate flag by NASCAR, the State of Mississippi, the military, etc., are the best thing to happen for the Republican party in terms of being able to court black voters. The less overtly and irredeemably racist their party seems, the easier it will be to start peeling away black voters from the Democrats.

    In a way, the Republicans are being dragged, kicking and screaming to a birthday party, and many of them don't even realize it.
     
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