2020 Presidential Election

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by White Chocolate, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    Lately, the Republican types have been whining incessantly about socialism. The funny thing is, what were those handouts to fridge companies in Indiana when Donald was first elected? What are those bailouts to farmers now that Donald’s trade war is failing? What is enacting tariffs and then subsidizing failing businesses with public funds? Who funds the military when we increase their spending by hundreds of billions of dollars?
     
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  2. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    Lol! The robot is broken! It just keeps repeating the same lines!

    “New York Times!”
    “Socialism!”
    “Illegals!”
    “MAGA!”
    “Charlie Kirk!”
    “AOC! Omar! Muslims!”
    “Liberals!”
    “Be angry and afraid! Always be angry and afraid!”

     
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  3. Heathme

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  4. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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    He's probably correct - If the democrats trot out Biden or Warren then, barring an economic meltdown, we're most likely looking at another 4 years of Trump.
     
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  5. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    One more reason why I think the EC should be abolished? I think it divides us out into red and blue states. I think it increases our tribalism. I think abolishing the EC would force politicians to chase after voters, not states. This would only weaken the tribalistic stranglehold we sometimes place on our own states.
     
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  6. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Want another reason? Because it's stupid

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  7. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    Why should this man be in charge of anything more complicated than a lemonade stand is absolutely beyond me.
     
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  8. NUMBERICA

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    Not if it does what it was designed to do; keep people like Donald Trump - lowly, unintelligent demagogues with a talent for appealing to the worst in people - from taking office. If it won’t do that, there is literally no point.
     
  9. The Thriller

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    The EC hasn’t been doing this for a while now. It gave us Bush back in 2000.
     
  10. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Bush and Trump are nothing alike. NOTHING. lmfao
     
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  11. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Has anyone thought that maybe, just maybe, Trump is just trolling everyone harder than anyone has ever been trolled before?
     
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  12. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Yes.
     
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  13. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Sure. Which would make him a horrible president and a horrible douchebag of a person.
    Since I already thought that about him I could certainly see him just trolling as it totally fits with what a human like him would do.

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  14. The Thriller

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    If the goal of the electoral college is to keep incompetent, unintelligent, and unqualified demagogues from the White House then it’s failed miserably. And if you don’t think Bush II was that then you have an awful a terrible memory.

    Remember?

    * Embattled In a crucial primary with John McCain, Bush II resorted to racist dog whistles by accusing McCain of fathering an illegitimate black child. Most historians speculate that this cost McCain South Carolina and potentially the nomination.
    This wasn’t the only time Bush engaged in gutter tactics to win an election. In the 2004 general he sided hard right to fan the flames of nationalism. The LGBT community and those opposed to the Iraqi War were demonized. His campaign’s slandering of Kerry’s military service was disgusting.

    So dog whistling racism and demeaning a veteran’s Vietnam military experience? Who does that sound like?

    * “We don’t want the first sign of Iraqi WMDs to be a mushroom cloud.” That fear mongering while lying about WMDs in Iraq led to the most disastrous American foreign policy decision since Vietnam. Even most of our allies, former ambassadors, and common sense spoke against the invasion. Hussein didn’t want to admit that he didn’t have WMDs anymore because he wanted to keep the Iranians thinking that he did. Even once Hussein offered to let inspectors back in we invaded.

    An administration that lies in foreign policy leading to disastrous consequences? Hmmm. Who does that sound like?

    * Remember Abu gharib? And Advanced Interrogation techniques? The Black Sites in Egypt and Libya where we interrogated and tortured prisoners indefinitely? Spying on American citizens? Have we really forgotten this so soon? Jane Meyer has a fantastic book about this if you’re interested in learning about this history.
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    Locking people up and treating them like animals? Sound familiar?

    * The incompetence of the administration’s response to Katrina. Just like Puerto Rico!

    * Massive government expansion and handouts to cronies. I know that Mar-a-Lago is obviously directly connected to Trump, and he’s enriched every weekend he spends there. But have we so soon forgotten Bush’s crony administration? Giving lobbyists key positions over industries they’re supposed to regulate, handouts to oil companies, charters, and Big Pharm (google Medicare part D), and key military contracts to Halliburton and Blackwater. Seriously guys, we’ve forgotten this already?

    I get that Trump is in a league of his own. Bush has a soft spot for immigrants. He at least had the foresight to recognize that alienating Hispanics was going to be devastating to the GOP. He was also a lot more likable than trump. But let’s not pretend that Bush wasn’t instrumental in creating the environment which led to Trump. Let’s not pretend that Bush wasn’t Trump lite. Let’s not pretend that if it wasn’t for Trump, we’d all still be listing Bush as the worst president of our lifetimes.

    If the EC kept incompetent, unintelligent, and unqualified demagogues from the White House, then it would’ve kept Bush far from it.
     
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  15. The Thriller

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    “Thrill, remind me again why I should vote against all republicans, not just Trump.”

    Seriously, does the state whose GOP just gave us Roy Moore last election, really have nothing better to do?
     
  16. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Lmfao.
     
  17. The Thriller

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    @Catchall

    You must’ve been so furious with this socialism, that you couldn’t even comment about it on this website, right?

     
  18. Heathme

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  19. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Not furious at all, as it's a consequence of a bitter China trade war. Besides, I much prefer subsidizing independent farmers to regulating and centralizing food production in favor of massive and corrupt genetically-modified food companies like Monsanto (as was happening under Obama).

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/obam...-vermonts-landmark_b_57a644c7e4b0ccb023727b2d

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/obama...written-by-monsanto-sponsored-senator/5555283

    https://foodfirst.org/the-monsanto-protection-act-of-betrayal/
     
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  20. One Brow

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    Wow, that's an amazingly horrible, anti-capitalist take on food production, Monsanto and the various bills in question.

    Monsanto grows almost no food. It sells seeds and chemicals to farmers. It became a juggernaut in the industry by selling better seeds and making more profitable deals. You know, capitalism.
     

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