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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:58 pm

CubinNY wrote:Trump is the only President ever to lose the popular election vote twice. He's made history. I hope he takes solace in that.


Hopefully beat OMC to it before he posts 9 paragraphs, but Benjamin Harrison and John Quincy Adams both did it as well. Winning once while losing popular vote(Adams thru the House), then losing re-election.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby gflore34 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:59 pm

Soul wrote:
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Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/Santucci/status/1324763737862086656?s=19

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There was no way Trump was ever going to concede even if he lost every state decisively. The best we could hope for is him eventually stepping aside peacefully but forever maintaining that it was rigged and stolen from him

Yeah that’s got to be the end game. “OK whatever but we all know it was fraud.” His supporters say “yep it was fraud.” Trump’s flood of fraud tweets slowly becomes an occasional tweet but never actually stops.

Then the question is what to do about these criminal charges once he’s a private citizen? Do they actually go for the jugular- jail time?


I was thinking about the possibilities of TV, how long will he be able to keep an audience by constantly whining about how this and that was done to him?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:01 pm

Irrelevant Dude wrote:
Derwood wrote:CNN, call this thing, you cowards

Nobody wants to do it. Nevada and Pennsylvania could both easily be called at this point.



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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:02 pm

gflore34 wrote:
Soul wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
There was no way Trump was ever going to concede even if he lost every state decisively. The best we could hope for is him eventually stepping aside peacefully but forever maintaining that it was rigged and stolen from him

Yeah that’s got to be the end game. “OK whatever but we all know it was fraud.” His supporters say “yep it was fraud.” Trump’s flood of fraud tweets slowly becomes an occasional tweet but never actually stops.

Then the question is what to do about these criminal charges once he’s a private citizen? Do they actually go for the jugular- jail time?


I was thinking about the possibilities of TV, how long will he be able to keep an audience by constantly whining about how this and that was done to him?

have you met his supporters?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CoolHandLuke » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:03 pm

There is no way that trump has anything to do with the actual work of building or running a network. He'd probably just license his name to OAN, collect checks, and have an open line to go on any time he wants.
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Postby OleMissCub » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:08 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:
CubinNY wrote:Trump is the only President ever to lose the popular election vote twice. He's made history. I hope he takes solace in that.


Hopefully beat OMC to it before he posts 9 paragraphs, but Benjamin Harrison and John Quincy Adams both did it as well. Winning once while losing popular vote(Adams thru the House), then losing re-election.


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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby abuck1220 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:11 pm

KingCubsFan wrote:
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Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1324737753804918786


Good, we have a paper trail

Who exactly do you think runs SCOTUSblog?


see, this is exactly why you can’t miss a page of this thread.
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Postby Tim » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:11 pm

gflore34 wrote:
Soul wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
There was no way Trump was ever going to concede even if he lost every state decisively. The best we could hope for is him eventually stepping aside peacefully but forever maintaining that it was rigged and stolen from him

Yeah that’s got to be the end game. “OK whatever but we all know it was fraud.” His supporters say “yep it was fraud.” Trump’s flood of fraud tweets slowly becomes an occasional tweet but never actually stops.

Then the question is what to do about these criminal charges once he’s a private citizen? Do they actually go for the jugular- jail time?


I was thinking about the possibilities of TV, how long will he be able to keep an audience by constantly whining about how this and that was done to him?

At least 4 years?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby David » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:12 pm

abuck1220 wrote:
KingCubsFan wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Good, we have a paper trail

Who exactly do you think runs SCOTUSblog?


see, this is exactly why you can’t miss a page of this thread.


i was going to make fun of him for this and make some sort of not understanding twitter/stuff in general joke and then i decided to just let it go
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Derwood » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:13 pm

David wrote:
abuck1220 wrote:
KingCubsFan wrote:Who exactly do you think runs SCOTUSblog?


see, this is exactly why you can’t miss a page of this thread.


i was going to make fun of him for this and make some sort of not understanding twitter joke and then i decided to just let it go


Yes, I totally believe that all 9 members of SCOTUS share the writing responsibilities for SCOTUSblog. This is a thing that I believe.
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Postby David » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:18 pm

Derwood wrote:
David wrote:
abuck1220 wrote:
see, this is exactly why you can’t miss a page of this thread.


i was going to make fun of him for this and make some sort of not understanding twitter joke and then i decided to just let it go


Yes, I totally believe that all 9 members of SCOTUS share the writing responsibilities for SCOTUSblog. This is a thing that I believe.


jesus christ :lol:

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CubinNY » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:21 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:
CubinNY wrote:Trump is the only President ever to lose the popular election vote twice. He's made history. I hope he takes solace in that.


Hopefully beat OMC to it before he posts 9 paragraphs, but Benjamin Harrison and John Quincy Adams both did it as well. Winning once while losing popular vote(Adams thru the House), then losing re-election.

Learned something new.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:25 pm

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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:27 pm

David wrote:
Derwood wrote:
David wrote:
i was going to make fun of him for this and make some sort of not understanding twitter joke and then i decided to just let it go


Yes, I totally believe that all 9 members of SCOTUS share the writing responsibilities for SCOTUSblog. This is a thing that I believe.


jesus christ :lol:

almost


Come on Derwood

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Derwood » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:28 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
David wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Yes, I totally believe that all 9 members of SCOTUS share the writing responsibilities for SCOTUSblog. This is a thing that I believe.


jesus christ :lol:

almost


Come on Derwood

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Did I need to use green font? give a #sarcasm tag? Did you actually think that I believe that members of SCOTUS post on SCOTUSblog?
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Postby The_Achiever » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:29 pm

Any good schadenfraude out there? I’ve seen a few crackpot posts on Facebook but nothing too bad.

My mug of GOP tears must be filled!
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:31 pm

The_Achiever wrote:Any good schadenfraude out there? I’ve seen a few crackpot posts on Facebook but nothing too bad.

My mug of GOP tears must be filled!



Limbaugh called the election, thats at least a few drops.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:34 pm

Ok, I'm moving on. This cannot be allowed to happen.



Not only would the Dems again have an inneffective, decrepit centrist with 20+ years of Republican smears attached to her sinking, insanely unpopular ship, but...yeah, not sure where I was going. That's just the sitch.

Can the immensely underwhelming election results in the house and senate races be attributed to anything other than more failed centrist retread and chasing imaginary undecided voters?
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:36 pm

The_Achiever wrote:Any good schadenfraude out there? I’ve seen a few crackpot posts on Facebook but nothing too bad.

My mug of GOP tears must be filled!

Portnoy (prob 3 pages back) is my favorite so far, but that was back when he was certain Trump was going to win Tuesday night. I haven't seen any real meltdowns yet. I'm sure a "schadenfraude" search on twitter will be fruitful tho.
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Postby Brian » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:36 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Can the immensely underwhelming election results in the house and senate races be attributed to anything other than more failed centrist retread and chasing imaginary undecided voters?


the two sides are already blaming each other
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:37 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Ok, I'm moving on. This cannot be allowed to happen.



Not only would the Dems again have an inneffective, decrepit centrist with 20+ years of Republican smears attached to her sinking, insanely unpopular ship, but...yeah, not sure where I was going. That's just the sitch.

Can the immensely underwhelming election results in the house and senate races be attributed to anything other than more failed centrist retread and chasing imaginary undecided voters?

It can be to the extent that is already has been attributed to leftists and progressives by those failed centrist retreads and their allies.
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Postby CoolHandLuke » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:41 pm

Derwood wrote:
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jesus christ :lol:

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Did I need to use green font? give a #sarcasm tag? Did you actually think that I believe that members of SCOTUS post on SCOTUSblog?


I still can't tell if you know that it is a media outlet and not some sort of PR for the supreme court
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Postby Brian » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:42 pm

Brian wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Can the immensely underwhelming election results in the house and senate races be attributed to anything other than more failed centrist retread and chasing imaginary undecided voters?


the two sides are already blaming each other


This was yesterday



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