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Wed Oct 24, 2018, 03:52 PM

Anybody Think That The Events Of Today Are A Pretext To Postpone Or....

cancel the Midterms? Are we to expect more of the same threats in the next two weeks?

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Reply Anybody Think That The Events Of Today Are A Pretext To Postpone Or.... (Original post)
global1 Oct 2018 OP
lame54 Oct 2018 #1
Zing Zing Zingbah Oct 2018 #2
lame54 Oct 2018 #3
Zing Zing Zingbah Oct 2018 #8
jberryhill Oct 2018 #21
Charlotte Little Oct 2018 #25
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2018 #4
DesertRat Oct 2018 #5
apnu Oct 2018 #6
global1 Oct 2018 #11
bearsfootball516 Oct 2018 #7
superpatriotman Oct 2018 #9
Ms. Toad Oct 2018 #10
Proud Liberal Dem Oct 2018 #16
maxsolomon Oct 2018 #12
Raster Oct 2018 #13
Proud Liberal Dem Oct 2018 #14
GulfCoast66 Oct 2018 #15
thbobby Oct 2018 #17
Agschmid Oct 2018 #18
onenote Oct 2018 #19
jberryhill Oct 2018 #20
global1 Oct 2018 #28
jberryhill Oct 2018 #29
obamanut2012 Oct 2018 #22
jalan48 Oct 2018 #23
demigoddess Oct 2018 #24
CentralMass Oct 2018 #26
AncientGeezer Oct 2018 #27

Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 03:53 PM

1. It is weird that not one of the bombs went off

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Response to lame54 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 03:57 PM

2. Bomb maker probably isn't all that skilled.

Not weird at all.

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Response to Zing Zing Zingbah (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 03:58 PM

3. But an expert at coordination

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Response to lame54 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:04 PM

8. Making bombs is probably harder than coordinating

the shipment of packages for whoever it is that did this. Nothing about this makes me think the person or persons involved are experts at anything... at least from what I have seen so far.

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Response to lame54 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:42 PM

21. Putting things in the mail doesn't require much coordination

 


Neither does making "thing that looks like it might be a bomb".

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Response to lame54 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 06:47 PM

25. Not at all

He/she sent the bomb for Brennan to CNN. That's more like when you can't even follow Terrorism for Dummies.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 03:59 PM

4. Nope.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 03:59 PM

5. No. nt

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:01 PM

6. No. This is home grown terrorism. I don't think its a pretext to cancel the Election.

This is a MAGA crank, and an inept one as well. There has been no manifesto discovered, yet. And no calls from anybody on either side to cancel the election.

In fact, most of MAGA-land are saying that the Democrats are bombing themselves (or faking it) for attention.

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Response to apnu (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:14 PM

11. Sorry My Tin Foil Hat Is On Pretty Tight Today.....

You said no manifesto discovered yet. The keyword in my opinion is yet. We are still really at the beginning of the events that unfolded today. We still have two weeks before the midterms. Who knows what will unfold in the next two weeks that can escalate this situation.

All I know is that Trump and the Repugs are desperate to hang on to power. I wouldn't put anything beneath them to do to keep power.

I see that somebody posted in this thread that there is no way the Midterms can be stopped. How many things have we said would never happen here in this country - have happened since Trump took office.

I'm hoping that the Midterms come off as we all expect and that the Blue Wave lets the Dems take back the House and Senate. But in the last two years I come to expect the unexpected. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Midterms come off as we expect.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:02 PM

7. No.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:06 PM

9. In a normal world I'd say NO

But we are in the upside down, so I'll say EEK.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:07 PM

10. Nope.

There is no legal mechanism for a universal cancelation of midterms (which are all under state control).

Remember your basic civics, folks!

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:18 PM

16. There are times that I think that there should be greater federal oversight of elections

This is not one of them.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:15 PM

12. No.

Get a grip

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:17 PM

13. tRump* has NO AUTHORITY to cancel the midterm elections...

...NONE.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:17 PM

14. No

Because Trump/GOP has no authority to stop the elections.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:18 PM

15. Impossible

The Federal Government has nothing to do with elections.

Trump could order it till the cows come home with no impact except insuring a Democratic landslide.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:22 PM

17. trump will whine when repugs lose

he will blame others. Will whine about how the election was stolen. He may even get rwnj's to commit murders. But all the impotent idiot can do about it is to whine.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:22 PM

18. No.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:25 PM

19. I'm sure some people think that. But some people think the moon is green cheese.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:40 PM

20. Could you please explain how that works?

 


Hi Global1, I'm curious about something, and really would appreciate it if you could answer this question for me.

In my state, Delaware, and in lots of other states, like California, New York, etc., we have a completely D controlled administration and legislature.

Also, in my state, like EVERY OTHER STATE IN THE COUNTRY, elections aren't run by the federal government. They are run by the state government.

So, since this is something of a "frequent flyer" of a stupid notion that often gets posted to DU, could you please explain to me what is the mechanism by which, even if he really wanted to, Donald Trump is supposed to get all of the individual state election departments on board with this stupid idea?

Like, explain what is the process - from Trump saying "stop the elections" to, say, the Delaware Dept. of Elections deciding to give two shits about him saying that.

Thank you in advance.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 07:54 PM

28. I Read This Earlier In The Day And I'll Post It Here......

"Trump could conceivably try to use emergency presidential powers to postpone or cancel an election, but that power has to be granted by Congress and recognized by a court. To do so without such approval would be an illegal power grab unlike any other in American history, and one that Congress and the states are beyond unlikely to accept."

As you know - Congress is currently in the hands of the Repugs. The same ones that are worried that they will lose power in the Midterms with a 'blue wave'.

Also - they are the ones that have stacked the courts and seemingly have SCOTUS in their corner.

So like I said in a previous posts - in the last two years we heard of so many things that supposedly couldn't happen - yet Trump got away with them.

So - there really is a slim chance that something could happen to postpone the Midterms. Probably won't happen - but if anyone could attempt to pull it off - Trump would be the one to attempt it.

Let's all hope that won't be played out and we have a 'blue tsunami' and take back both the House and Senate.


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Response to global1 (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 10:03 AM

29. So, no, you have no idea what the process is...

 

...because there is no such process.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 05:40 PM

22. no

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 05:46 PM

23. I think it may be a pretext for bomb scares at specific polling places on election day with the

intent of stopping people from voting.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 06:40 PM

24. I think the message was "Look what we could have done to you.

Be afraid, be very afraid".

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 06:51 PM

26. Though ive already voted, it just motivates me more.

I wouldn't vote for a republican even if they were just running for dog catcher.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 06:54 PM

27. No...because it can't/wouldn't "Postpone Or.. cancel the Midterms"

 

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