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Election thread
« on: August 21, 2020, 06:49:58 PM »
Yeah, we don't have one of these yet.

Post about the candidates. Thoughts, findings, whatever.

Have at thee!

Also, fuck Trump. :P

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 08:40:50 PM »
random thoughts:

liked what i saw of most of the DNC speeches. standouts = both of the Obamas, Warren, and a good speech from Biden last night to cap it off. appeared genuine and empathetic, and was able to speak intelligently for half an hour. nice contrast on all counts with the current president.
 
was mightily amused that Bannon was arrested by the postal inspection service. he's still scheduled as a speaker at the RNC, of course.

Dejoy did himself no favors in his senate hearing this morning. be nice if something actually came of it.
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Re: Election thread
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2020, 11:56:44 PM »
I listened to Bidenís speech this morning, found it a great contrast to the past years bullshit.

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2020, 01:58:34 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/22/us/asteroid-earth-november-2020-scn-trnd/index.html

An asteroid might hit the Earth the day before the election. Of course.  Because 2020.

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2020, 06:00:38 PM »

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"I know this is a big call to make but I'll just say it: Patrick Mahomes is so good he could be successful if Adam Gase coached him."

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2020, 08:41:39 PM »
probably a formality at this point, but there really is no republican party anymore.

Yeah. What's going to happen, I think, is that disaffected republicans are going to become democrats, pushing the democratic party right/center, and then the dem party will split off and our next two party system will be democrats vs progressives.

This is a thing that has happened several times in US history...


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Re: Election thread
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2020, 05:12:10 AM »
probably a formality at this point, but there really is no republican party anymore.

Yeah. What's going to happen, I think, is that disaffected republicans are going to become democrats, pushing the democratic party right/center, and then the dem party will split off and our next two party system will be democrats vs progressives.

This is a thing that has happened several times in US history...

Democrats vs progressives would be way better than alt-right scumbags vs Democrats.

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2020, 12:42:42 PM »
probably a formality at this point, but there really is no republican party anymore.

Wow.

Agreed.  Just insane that Republicans think this is ok.

probably a formality at this point, but there really is no republican party anymore.

Yeah. What's going to happen, I think, is that disaffected republicans are going to become democrats, pushing the democratic party right/center, and then the dem party will split off and our next two party system will be democrats vs progressives.

This is a thing that has happened several times in US history...

Democrats vs progressives would be way better than alt-right scumbags vs Democrats.

I would love to see this happen but there are so many things that will make things different from the last time this happened. I would expect a sub republican group to splinter off and try to take over the brand.  Much in the way that the Tea Party has over the last ten years.

http://www.liberalparty.org/LPofNY/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/TimelineofImportantUSPoliticalParties.pdf

That is a listing of political parties in the US.  There really haven't been that many given the age of the country.

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2020, 12:59:05 PM »
I love how Trump's arguing that the country will go all to shit if Biden is elected.  Meanwhile, it's going to shit now under dipshit's leadership.

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2020, 06:05:19 PM »
probably a formality at this point, but there really is no republican party anymore.

Yeah. What's going to happen, I think, is that disaffected republicans are going to become democrats, pushing the democratic party right/center, and then the dem party will split off and our next two party system will be democrats vs progressives.

This is a thing that has happened several times in US history...

Democrats vs progressives would be way better than alt-right scumbags vs Democrats.

i'd think the trump party would be thrilled with that result. could hang on to power as long as dems split their vote. it's one reason trump's there now, thanks in part to bernie types not voting for clinton. trump appealed to bernie voters at the convention last night, ffs. dems vs progs sounds nice at first but the trumpers aren't going anywhere.
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Re: Election thread
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2020, 08:58:45 PM »
No, some of you didn't follow through what I was saying. I'm not saying it ends up dem vs prog as we know them, with the Trumpers just disappearing. I'm saying dems get shifted further and further right by absorbing conservatives (starting with the appeal to the moderate/non-trumpers), until the progressives get frustrated and split off... and what we call "Democrats" become what the "Republicans" were. In the end, the Democrat party just switches sides. Which has happened through a similar process in the past.

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2020, 06:37:53 PM »
RIP RBG.

So now what. Do a handful of Republicans break with McConnell or do they fill it? Does Biden threaten to add judges if they do?  Arghhghhgh
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Re: Election thread
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2020, 06:38:59 PM »
GODFUCKINGDAMMIT