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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:39 PM
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What will Bush do when he LOSES?
There have been more than a few threads discussing what Bush could do to win, but what I'm wondering about is what all do you think he could do when the final tally is in and it is certain that he has lost? Declare Martial Law? Fort up in the White House or the Pentagon, surround himself with loyal troops and refuse to come out? Hit the big red button? Any or all of the above? Other things maybe?

OK, I'm going to stop now before I scare myself.
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Robin Hood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:41 PM
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1. They will take credit for Kerry's booming economy.
Just like they did to Clinton.
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:46 PM
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3. I'm not talking about that kind of thing
I mean do you think he might do something that we will all regret in the time between November 2004 and January 2005? There IS enough time there to do some serious damage.
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:44 PM
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2. I think it's pointless to
speculate. It's simply not possible to come up with a fully plausible scenario.

First off, I really don't think our military would directly keep him in power if the election results actually went against him. Personally, I think it's far more likely that the election will be manipulated so that he will remain in power.

What gives me the most hope is that forums like this have continued to exist. It may well be that the internet will actually save our country.
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LifeDuringWartime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:47 PM
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4. take all of the Js and Ks from the keyboards in the white house
;)
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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:47 PM
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5. West Texas Shrub Clearance, Inc.
Let him sit out in the West Texas sun and clear undergrowth the rest of his life.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:48 PM
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6. Join the Boards of the Carlyle Group and Barrick Gold
or maybe MCI and Fox.
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:51 PM
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7. Maybe I should have rephrased the question
What do you think he will do when he loses in the time between the election and the inauguration?
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:51 PM
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8. well, he lost last time
and look what happened.
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Pegleg Thd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:55 PM
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9. He is going to
have a temper tantrum like a 2 year old and take it all out on the elderly and unemployed.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:56 PM
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10. What did he do when he lost the first time?
The point being, I don't think that if he wants power so much that we would be willing to declare an obviously faked martial law and hole up in the WH with loyal troops, he would risk losing in the first place.
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:58 PM
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11. Rule out the high-paid speaking engagements n/t
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terisel Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 03:59 PM
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12. Pull his Get out of Jail Free card out of his pocket n/t
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:01 PM
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13. He will go mad like a rabid dog. Laura will have to put him down..
:evilgrin:
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kera Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:11 PM
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16. you are talking about * reaction if he loses
but what about those holding the real power dick and Co
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:15 PM
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17. Nah, he & Laura probably don't really like the gig anyway
but Poppy and Babs will have hissey fits and ground him for the rest of his life.

Seriously though, I worry about this too. I keep recalling the voice of Tom Brokaw during the inauguration of Reagan in 80. He talked about the 'orderly transfer of power' and commented that it was unusual in the world for that to happen in a peaceful and dignified way. Somehow, I don't think the neocons will go with peace and dignity.

If they really do pack up to leave the WH (instead of boarding up the windows and laying sandbags everywhere) there will be some serious rush prosecutions and convictions of CEOs, high ranking corporate board members, and many government appointees so they can be pardoned before anyone else get sworn into office! They are the ones with get out of jail free cards.
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:05 PM
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14. go back into beeper sales? (you've got to see this to believe it...)
This is one of the funniest entries I've seen in the FEC database of campaign contributions.
Look at the 4th entry:
http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?city=MCK...

WTF??
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nwstrn Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:09 PM
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15. Nullify all pro-environment regulations
Start drilling in the Alaska wildlife refuge; pardon the "Lays"-Ken and Tom--and everyone indicted over the Wilson matter; appoint another 10 or so Pickerings to the bench in recess appointments; sign Halliburton to a $200 billion military contract; destroy all White House records for the last four years; convince Rehnquist to resign and appoint Scalia as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. And that's just week one. The "good" stuff will happen on Christmas Eve.
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historian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:19 PM
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18. get drunk
and molest sheep
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:21 PM
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19. pardon all his accomplices
he'll go off and pout.


Meanwhile, the neocons and their media allies will start an all-out offensive to assassinate the character of Kerry and those on his team.
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Cat Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:23 PM
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20. Same thing Reagan did. He'll disappear.
Like Ronnie, he'll do what all good puppets do. He'll go on permanent vacation.

You'll never hear from him again, because the man has nothing to say. Just like Reagan.
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BillZBubb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:24 PM
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21. He'll once again cross his favorite river...
Denial.
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:25 PM
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His pen may run out of ink
signing all those last minute executive orders. And, don't forget the pardons etc...

I don't even want to think about that.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:25 PM
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22. Same shit he does now. Take long vacations and spend grandpappies,,,
...money and influence.

Probably kick a few dogs and piss on homeless people.

Same shit he does now.
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 04:50 PM
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23. he will not vacate the White House, it will be war
I was told before the election in 2000 by a GOP campaign worker that Al Gore would never be seated in the White House and that if he won the election, they already had a team of attorneys and "witnesses" in every state prepared to give testimony that Gore had stolen the election. This person was involved in giving invented testimony before Congress in the attempt by Woody Jenkins to steal Mary Landrieu's seat, and he was never prosecuted for his perjury, although eventually Landrieu was seated in the Senate. I put him down as a professional liar and thought no more of it until I went to bed thinking Gore had won and woke up the next morning to find out that the greatest theft of all time was underway.

Gore was not willing to fight for the election he won. I understand why and at the time it could even be argued he was right not to fight. None of us was ready for a civil war. But, this time, I think we have to fight. If we had fought last time, many thousands of innocent people would still be alive -- who can doubt that 9-11 and the Iraq war would never have happened? We can't be blamed for not knowing what was at stake or how evil the Rove administration would prove to be. But we know it now.

If Kerry wins, and the B.S. starts to steal the election, he cannot back down. I'm glad he's a soldier. He will need that courage. Because I do believe they will try to steal this election by any means necessary.

I don't believe * will hit the big red button. I think it's more likely that the GOP will come forward with a huge list of invented crimes and witnesses and that Kerry will be arrested/demonized/even disappeared. I think we need to be prepared to hear Kerry called everything up to and including the Second Coming of the Anti-Christ. Martial law may indeed be necessary to enforce this, as it usually is in any sort of banana republic undergoing an awkward transition.

We need to be strong and refuse to be interested in any stories of corruption, theft, ballot-packing etc. on our side supposedly authorized by Kerry or his circle. Simply refuse to be interested no matter how many "witnesses" come forward. We need to stand strong and say, "Yes, I'll be very interested in learning about that as soon as Bush has been fully prosecuted for his actions in Selection 2000, 9-11, Plame-gate, Iraq-gate, and all the rest." If any of you remember the Jenkins/Landrieu hearings and the outrageous charges made against Mary Landrieu, you have some idea of what I am talking about -- it will be ugly. These people have no shame and no honor. Their God, Mammon, does not require it of them.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 05:20 PM
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24. Become a hundred times richer overnight.
He paid back his supporters and then some. The cash will find its way to him. Just as he became a millionaire on his failed business history.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 06:07 PM
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25. There'll be plenty of things he could do!
Radio talk-show host
Viagra spokesman
greeter at Walmart
Ambassador to France (just kidding)
Commissioner of Baseball
Jeopardy! contestant (kidding again)

and of course the ever-popular:
Inmate
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 06:10 PM
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26. san juan expos
dubya wiLL use his famiLy connections to become owner of the san juan expos. soon there after, oiL wiLL be discovered off the coast of puerto rico.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 06:11 PM
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27. Put a high powered criminal lawyer on retainer? n/t
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 06:14 PM
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28. Give shitty lectures? Sit on a board of directors?
Harvest brush at the Crawford pig-farm? Take back to drink & blow?

Who cares?- so long as he never comes back.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 06:58 PM
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29. After Kerry wins, we got to clean up the whole administration
First off, I think Bush might try to pull some evil little tricks to try to win. First, he will kidnap some guy off the street and dress him up like OBL, then the Florida incident all over again. I do think he might try to drag America down with his administration.
However when Kerry wins, we have to make sure this won't happen by removing all of Bush's appointees.
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-04 07:16 PM
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30. Continue drinking
in an even bigger way and go back to coking it up. I think he will break down into a complete mental idiot drooling and soiling himself. :evilgrin:
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