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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:03 PM

So folks, what do you think are the odds Trumps is preparing to declare martial law...say October?

A concerted effort to restrict people's access to the polls, pure and simple.

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Reply So folks, what do you think are the odds Trumps is preparing to declare martial law...say October? (Original post)
Thomas Hurt Jul 22 OP
Akacia Jul 22 #1
Dyedinthewoolliberal Jul 22 #2
HotTeaBag Jul 22 #6
Amishman Jul 22 #21
jaysunb Jul 22 #3
rzemanfl Jul 22 #20
unblock Jul 22 #4
Chainfire Jul 22 #5
lame54 Jul 22 #7
Chainfire Jul 22 #22
Runningdawg Jul 22 #8
Proud Liberal Dem Jul 22 #9
durablend Jul 22 #10
KPN Jul 22 #11
uponit7771 Jul 22 #12
triron Jul 22 #13
uponit7771 Jul 22 #14
Thekaspervote Jul 22 #15
Bayard Jul 22 #16
Doreen Jul 22 #17
BannonsLiver Jul 22 #18
rzemanfl Jul 22 #19

Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:04 PM

1. Looks that way. Frightening times we are living in. nt.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:05 PM

2. Zero

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:21 PM

6. Yep.

 

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 02:51 PM

21. yup, not happening

He doesn't have the balls.

I also think he is tired/bored of this president thing, and probably only cares about being reelected because of his pride.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:07 PM

3. What are the odds the military won't do it ? Nt

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 02:49 PM

20. +1 n/t

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:07 PM

4. he won't call it that. bad branding.

but yeah, there's gonna be quite a lot of heavily armed people, whether official or otherwise, intimidating voters, especially in heavily democratic areas of swing states.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:20 PM

5. Agreed on Zero

It would mean the end of the Republican Party.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:21 PM

7. Trump doesn't care about that

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 08:34 PM

22. Of course not

but the party does.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:24 PM

8. Martial law is not logistically possible unless..

you kill off or imprison 1/2 the population first. He's working on it!
But he's not going to get there before the election unless he starts bombing hospitals and/or issues the order to "fire at will" on protesters AND he has enough of his cult entrenched in the military to allow those 2 things happen.
It is going to go from bad to worse before the election, but the worst will come after the election and before the inauguration.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:31 PM

9. As bad as things are

I still think that there is no way this happens. Everybody other than his die-hard MAGA cult supporters will revolt at that point. Any attempt at suppression of voting will run the risk of suppressing his own voters as well. There are lots of Democrats in Red States and vice-versa. Plus, I don't think that he has the power or popular support to launch a coup. And the military has already signaled that they would not be behind him. Which is why he's turned to using DHS personnel in his current actions in Portland and probably elsewhere soon.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:46 PM

10. You don't think he can do that?

Any attempt at suppression of voting will run the risk of suppressing his own voters as well.

I'm sure they know which districts/counties are more blue than red and would target those and not a MAGA area

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:58 PM

11. Zero that he will do it. That he is preparing or considering it now and actually doing some trial

balloon stuff? That's a totally different question.

Given the polls and being the extremely inadequate human being he is, I'd say the chances are pretty good he's been thinking about it.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:01 PM

12. K&R, Trump doesn't have to declare martial law to put the outcome of martial law into effect

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:14 PM

13. What is law to Trump anyway? There isn't any.

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Response to triron (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:15 PM

14. +1, he just does shit

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:41 PM

15. An Atlantic article I just waded thru pointed out due to dotard's lazy sloppy ways he missed

That boat! If that were his plan, he should have started some time ago. The logistics at this point are just not possible. Takes a lot of time to organize, plan, strategize ...get all the team players in place. First you gotta have a good sized army of vandals to shake things up, and ya gotta do it in enough cities to make it look legit. Itís just not that simple

Sounds right to me

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 02:21 PM

16. Unless he has someone

That stands to gain, whispering in his ear that it can still be done--like Eric Prince.

There are lots of things we thought he was incapable of, and its always SSDD (Same Shit, Different Day). He's doing a trial run in Portland now, and soon to be coming to a Democratic city near you. "Stay off the streets", (Don't even think about coming out to vote, unless you're a rethuglican). "And none of that mail-in voting either!"

If voter turnout is way down, he's sure he'll win in Nov. Yeah, I think he's capable of that.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 02:32 PM

17. I have thought of that when he was running.

I hate to say this but he might do something worse. Kind of like Portland but in every town and city and the brutality will be several times worse. His goons will be allowed to do any damn thing they want. I mean anything and without consequences at all. Maybe it is a conspiracy theory but all the things that have been going on were once conspiracy theories also.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 02:33 PM

18. 0.0

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 02:47 PM

19. Bookmarking. n/t

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