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Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:31 AM

I do not get it.

I do not understand why don the con is asked if he will accept the results of the election. I have never heard anyone ever ask that question of another candidate.

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Reply I do not get it. (Original post)
LiberalBrooke Aug 2020 OP
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #1
Sherman A1 Aug 2020 #17
northoftheborder Aug 2020 #18
malaise Aug 2020 #2
2naSalit Aug 2020 #3
malaise Aug 2020 #5
2naSalit Aug 2020 #6
maddiemom Aug 2020 #20
malaise Aug 2020 #23
paleotn Aug 2020 #26
malaise Aug 2020 #30
UpInArms Aug 2020 #4
smirkymonkey Aug 2020 #7
ewagner Aug 2020 #21
not_the_one Aug 2020 #35
smirkymonkey Aug 2020 #40
Kamala4TheWin Aug 2020 #8
Roy Rolling Aug 2020 #9
mahina Aug 2020 #10
Tetrachloride Aug 2020 #11
SiliconValley_Dem Aug 2020 #37
Aviation Pro Aug 2020 #12
FM123 Aug 2020 #13
HotTeaBag Aug 2020 #32
Martin Eden Aug 2020 #14
paleotn Aug 2020 #25
Martin Eden Aug 2020 #33
Nexus2 Aug 2020 #15
Lonestarblue Aug 2020 #16
Illumination Aug 2020 #19
rainin Aug 2020 #22
paleotn Aug 2020 #24
wryter2000 Aug 2020 #27
PatSeg Aug 2020 #28
TNNurse Aug 2020 #29
IronLionZion Aug 2020 #31
jaxexpat Aug 2020 #34
edhopper Aug 2020 #36
SiliconValley_Dem Aug 2020 #39
jaxexpat Aug 2020 #41
pwb Aug 2020 #38

Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:35 AM

1. Creating hysteria for ratings

Sickening.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:00 AM

17. Pretty much

Gotta fill airtime between the commercial breaks.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:04 AM

18. The media loves this talk - promotes it at every chance

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:35 AM

2. You are 100% correct

Who gives a fuck whether he likes the results or not

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:41 AM

3. +1

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:52 AM

5. I also get pissed when I hear them discussing matters cognitive

Does any sane person believe that the incoherent psychobabble spewed by the dumb ass Con represents a functioning brain?

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:58 AM

6. Same here...

After all this time, it's so obvious. How many times do you have to get a barrel of crap smeared in your face to realize someone is smearing crap in your face every day?

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:18 AM

20. And I've heard media pundits (even on MSNBC) express concern that Trump will try to confuse

and trip up Biden in the debates. PLEASE! Trump doesn't have the mental agility to do so. More likely he'll try to dodge the debates.

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Response to maddiemom (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:30 AM

23. Precisely

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Response to maddiemom (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:45 AM

26. Wha???

Pundits got to pun I guess,i.e. talk out of their asses. Donnie can barely string two coherent sentences together and that's going to change when? If...and I agree with you, it's a big if....there are debates, it will be a sane man next to a crazy mother fucker spouting illogical bullshit. It's no contest.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #26)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 10:11 AM

30. Bring it on - from JHB's cartoon thread

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:49 AM

4. It doesn't matter if "he" accepts reality

On January 21, 2021, he will be out of our House.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:12 AM

7. Because he's building up a case to refuse the results of the election.

It's a set up. He's already telling us that if Biden wins, he won't accept it and he will challenge it. Because he knows Biden will win if it's a fair election.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:21 AM

21. Ding, ding, ding...we have a winner!

Exactly...he's building a case for de-legitimatizing the election...and WANTS the news media to panic over his stupid remarks..

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 11:31 AM

35. EXACTLY! And the only way he can do that is if it is presented as an actual option.

 

It's not, but the talking heads refuse to frame it as such. They will try to create a horserace out of a poll showing the turd losing by 30 points.

After Biden wins, this whole media/lies being passed off as truth issue needs to be addressed. A news channel should NOT be free to tell lies and say they are the truth.

Sure we have the freedom to say whatever we want. I mean WHATEVER WE WANT. THAT is freedom of speech. But freedom of speech is not the freedom to present false as true, as an accepted NEWS outlet.

We don't have the time to deal with it now, but after Biden is in WE THE PEOPLE need to assert our own power.

There are enough of us to cause the complete collapse of ANY business on this planet. We have to be willing to work together, as one. All we have to do is pick ONE company, and as one, DUMP their stock. Maybe Soros, Buffet, Bloomberg would be willing to join in. ANY company is susceptible.

Most of us do not own stocks, but we can certainly boycott, set up protest lines outside businesses, cause people to question whether it is worth it to do business with them.

The purpose is to give notice that things are going to change, and then take steps to back up that declaration.

ANY news channel whose talking head pundits had to run a gauntlet of angry Americans every time they entered or left their place of work, followed by the dumping of the stock of that news outlet, would start to pay attention.

Or, we can sit on our collective asses and do nothing.

If WE THE PEOPLE actually took our power back from the rich and the corporations, imagine what could be accomplished!!! ALL these life threatening issues could be addressed.

We don't realize the power we have.

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #35)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 01:01 PM

40. +1000

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:18 AM

8. Me neither, he has no choice

 

if he loses. I change the channel when they start talking about that and how it will take MONTHS to know the outcome

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:23 AM

9. Great Point

Who fuc*ing cares, except those who peddle uncertainty.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:30 AM

10. I won't spare a care for his hurt feefees

And don’t expect anyone else will either.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:31 AM

11. I believe the original post violates DU rules.

From an oblique angle, this criticizes Democratic positions and every Democratic candidate.

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 11:34 AM

37. what the hell are you saying?

 

you'll have to report how the hell that OP does anything of the sort

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:38 AM

12. Agree

Who gives a single fuck whether he does or not.

On Jan. 20, 2021 he’ll be tossed to the curb.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:42 AM

13. Asking him that question gives him the impression that he has a choice.

I wish they would just stop asking him that...

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Response to FM123 (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 10:36 AM

32. That's what I've been thinking about his whole thing.

 

It's as if his not 'accepting' the results will in some way alter the outcome, like it's up to him if Biden wins or not.

Odd.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:44 AM

14. He was asked because, for perhaps the first time ever ...

... there is good reason to suspect this POtuS won't accept the results and will pull out all the stops to stay in office.

He is already attacking the legitimacy of an election that will have a significant increase in mail in voting, claiming it will be "rigged."

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:41 AM

25. He can claim anything he wants....

But outside of a cadre of magats and a few carnival barkers in the media, no one cares anymore. Once the electoral college meets, it's done. And being a coward, he'll slink off and spout bullshit from a safe distance. Sure, magats will be pissed. But that's different how?

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Response to paleotn (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 10:40 AM

33. What's different this time?

Trump's current rhetoric and actions point to a very real threat which would be foolish to ignore and for which it would be wise to prepare.

Asking this POtuS the question shines a spotlight on the threat.

The threat consists of Trump's efforts to undermine trust in the election and to suppress/sabotage voting -- and potential violence by magats during and after the election.

All of this needs to be confronted head-on now and through the election to counter Trump's efforts, to reduce the likelihood of violence, and to preempt the possibility that Trump with the aid of the Republican Party with its Senate majority can somehow block implementation of election results that go against them.

Do you doubt for one minute they will do everything they can to hold onto their power?

The worst case scenario should not be dismissed as too farfetched. We have to prepare for the worst in order to ensure the best possible outcome.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:53 AM

15. I think its mostly to try and get an idea of how much shit he's going to stir up.

And he brings the subject up enough himself.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:59 AM

16. The media has done a terrible job with Trump.

They rarely call him out on his lies (except for the Huff Post reporter and a few “nasty women”). And they ask inane questions like whether he will accept the results. It isn’t news that he will use an army of lawyers to challenge the vote in swing states. They keep giving him air time to falsely claim that voting by mail will result in all kinds of fraud. Why won’t some reporter cite the evidence his lawyers presented in his Pennsylvania case where they could cite no mail fraud the next time he makes this claim? Most people have probably not even heard of this case.

The media supposedly examined its role in turning the public against Hillary Clinton in 2016. They coddled Trump then, and they have continued to coddle him to this day.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:05 AM

19. Well what do you expect from a mobster boss that wasn't elected in the first place?

 

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:21 AM

22. Because he's signaled he won't

I'm glad he's being asked. Our side is preparing in a way we didn't in 2016. In hindsight, had we known how lawless this man is, maybe we could done something to stop him then. Who knows. But, we get it now, and everyone must be prepared.

Lincoln project is telling people to prepare for all manner of crazy, but to stay the course.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:32 AM

24. Exactly. It doesn't matter what any candidate thinks...

Once election results are certified by the proper authorities, it's certified. If someone still doesn't like the results, they can go fuck themselves. Simple as that.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:51 AM

27. Because he's said he won't

Under those circumstances, it’s normal to ask, but it should be followed by, “You know you don’t have any choice, right?”

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:53 AM

28. Because he implied in 2016 he wouldn't accept the results

AND because he is Donald Trump, a man who never accepts when things don't go his way. Also he behaves like a dictator, so it goes to reason, he would question a loss. Shoot, he even questioned his win in 2016.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:56 AM

29. It is not his decision to make.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 10:24 AM

31. The media props him up even though he hates them so much

They could easily give him less airtime and attention so people will understand that he's a lame duck and this sideshow will be over this year.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 10:56 AM

34. They essentially asked President Washington the same question.

He was more concerned about getting out of the office than retaining it for additional terms, so history rarely quotes his response on the subject. But for you edification, Washington, when asked about dealing with an executive reluctant to accept the results of an election, replied, " kick the son-of-a-bitch in his balls. Then punch him in the gut with a hot cannon ball. Pour red hot musket balls down his throat and then shoot him in the balls." Regarding a third term, the great man said, "you can lick my balls." Reported by one regarding that day's exchange, "he literally 'spit his teeth' explosively" in response to that query.
Historians have pretty much pushed Washington's obsession with balls into the more obscure realms of presidential biography and while many of the Continental Army general staff rode their mounts into battle high-in-the-saddle(so to speak), none would nay-say their beloved commander. He is/was, however, noted and locally famous for his life long interest into the science of animal husbandry.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #34)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 11:34 AM

36. Great post

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #34)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 11:38 AM

39. nice! we need to hear more biographical details from history like this

 

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Response to SiliconValley_Dem (Reply #39)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 03:33 PM

41. You mean like how the battle of Gettysburg helped Lincoln overcome a lifelong struggle with.....

Turrets syndrome?
Or how FDR could actually walk very well but, due to incredible humility, didn't want people to think he was showing off?
Or the hidden truth that Hoover's dyslexia and stubbornness was the primary factor underlying the financial collapses we call the "Great Depression"? ...........Of course, a lot of people didn't think it was great at all. Some thought it was terrible. But their opinions were "laundered" from the headlines of the day.

and don't miss: Socrates - suicide or micro-dosing pioneer?

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 11:37 AM

38. All the media does is ask questions.

Then does not follow up to get answers.

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