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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Soul » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:39 pm

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Brian wrote:Is there a reason why they are spending so much time on the Fox News AZ call?



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Fox News is the biggest competition to the new Trump news station?


Truly amazing how fast Fox became a mainstream liberal propaganda machine.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby stitchface » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:41 pm

NewUserName wrote:
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Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Biden won all the uncalled states except North Carolina. Everyone is just being too cowardly to make calls.

Trump is already 6 million votes ahead of 2016 and there is still more to count. Republicans are way better at turning out votes than we give them credit for. They have their own media bubble, they use it effectively and they expand it aggressively.


Yeah, it's much bigger and more focused than anything on the Left. Social media, news networks, local news, talk radio...the Right dominates them with singular, nationwide messaging, and it only got more pervasive in the last 4 years. It's not going away of slowing down any time soon.


It is shocking how effective they are at getting their message in a meme that is so easily reposted time and time again. I predict that once Biden wins the right wing will have a coordinated attack on Dems about the National Debt.


yes, another massive lie perpetually in the national narrative. Funny how quiet rand paul was the last four years.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby stitchface » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:42 pm

Brian wrote:



Didn't they say that yesterday also?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby bukie » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:44 pm

stitchface wrote:
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Didn't they say that yesterday also?

Trump's lawsuit brigade keeps stopping voting temporarily until judges have a chance to reject them.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:49 pm

I'd like to see CNN say horsefeathers it and just project Biden as the winner. It would be a sweet horsefeathers you when DJT once again declares them fake news and they turn out to be correct.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:49 pm

I'm beginning to get emails about the "Biden Fight Fund". Is anyone else getting those? and horsefeathers, I really don't want this drug out in court, trump needs to move to moscow already
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Derwood » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:50 pm

Is there just one person in Nevada counting? Is that person Hans Moleman?
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:52 pm

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:52 pm

Derwood wrote:Is there just one person in Nevada counting? Is that person Hans Moleman?



they are going slow so if its contested, they can defend their count
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Soul » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:55 pm

Was it the wrong thing to go with a mail-in system for States that didn't already have a mail-in infrastructure / system?

I think no, it was right because of the pandemic but man, this is painstaking work. I believe Nevada just said Saturday.

That said these workers are incredible. Every time they show the Atlanta counting room it's the same 2 or 3 people in the camera. They never stop. John King goes to bed and they're STILL there counting.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:56 pm

Soul wrote:Was it the wrong thing to go with a mail-in system for States that didn't already have a mail-in infrastructure / system?

I think no, it was right because of the pandemic but man, this is painstaking work. I believe Nevada just said Saturday.

That said these workers are incredible. Every time they show the Atlanta counting room it's the same 2 or 3 people in the camera. They never stop. John King goes to bed and they're STILL there counting.


No it was not the wrong thing to make it easier for people to vote because the president of the United States is a stupid baby who would claim fraud under any circumstance.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian707 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:57 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:I'm beginning to get emails about the "Biden Fight Fund". Is anyone else getting those? and horsefeathers, I really don't want this drug out in court, trump needs to move to moscow already



Its probably a scam. Besides Biden can declare victory. Trump will never concede no matter what. He isn't going to help with the transition even if he got crushed. I keep repeating Jake Arrietta's quote. If I were Biden I would use that in my victory speech.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Derwood » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:58 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Derwood wrote:Is there just one person in Nevada counting? Is that person Hans Moleman?



they are going slow so if its contested, they can defend their count

Maybe, but PA is going to count 1.2 million votes days before Nevada counts a fraction of that
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby David » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:01 pm

Brian707 wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:I'm beginning to get emails about the "Biden Fight Fund". Is anyone else getting those? and horsefeathers, I really don't want this drug out in court, trump needs to move to moscow already



Its probably a scam. Besides Biden can declare victory. Trump will never concede no matter what. He isn't going to help with the transition even if he got crushed. I keep repeating Jake Arrietta's quote. If I were Biden I would use that in my victory speech.


it's not a scam (well, maybe those emails specifically are, i can't really speak to that). biden and harris's official twitter accounts are asking for donations for election protection.



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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:06 pm

There's no way I"m ever going to read a book about the Trump presidency, but I may seek out the chapter that deep dives on the fact that one of the nails in its coffin was his completely unnecessary feud with a literal war hero with terminal brain cancer IN HIS OWN PARTY, that he kept going after death from said terminal brain cancer.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:08 pm

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:18 pm

Derwood wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Derwood wrote:Is there just one person in Nevada counting? Is that person Hans Moleman?



they are going slow so if its contested, they can defend their count

Maybe, but PA is going to count 1.2 million votes days before Nevada counts a fraction of that


yea, idk. Maybe Nevada is just more concerned about the accuracy or they have fewer volunteers
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby gflore34 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:19 pm

stitchface wrote:
NewUserName wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Yeah, it's much bigger and more focused than anything on the Left. Social media, news networks, local news, talk radio...the Right dominates them with singular, nationwide messaging, and it only got more pervasive in the last 4 years. It's not going away of slowing down any time soon.


It is shocking how effective they are at getting their message in a meme that is so easily reposted time and time again. I predict that once Biden wins the right wing will have a coordinated attack on Dems about the National Debt.


yes, another massive lie perpetually in the national narrative. Funny how quiet rand paul was the last four years.



Biden, Democrats have to seize on that horsefeathers almost from day one, make it clear in no uncertain terms the GOP and massive gift to the rich is responsible for the National Debt. They got to be unrelenting, enough of the GOP driving the narrative with BS, I think it can be done.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:20 pm

David wrote:.....





same logo, I'm guessing its real. But, I'm also wondering if I should donate.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:29 pm

I'd wait, I don't think a lot of their arguments are going to hold up very long. Your money would probably better saved for Georgia senate races.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:33 pm

If I'm reading the fine print properly(and it is confusing so maybe not), it looks like the vast majority of that fund is just going to the DNC with a small chunk for a separate legal fund.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CubinNY » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:34 pm

Brian wrote:Is there a reason why they are spending so much time on the Fox News AZ call?




Because Trump voters get their news exclusively from Fox News.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Bertz » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:36 pm



Yeah, don't bother donating to fight this. Save your bullets.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby David » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:39 pm

CubinNY wrote:
Brian wrote:Is there a reason why they are spending so much time on the Fox News AZ call?




Because Trump voters get their news exclusively from Fox News.


maga folk have wayyyyy worse/wilder sources than fox news
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