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Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:09 AM

Can you imagine four more years?

How many marches on Washington DC?

How many cities with protests? How much violence?

How many ambushes? How many racial confrontations?

It doesn't take a genius to read these tea leaves.

This is all happening under the watch of Donald J Trump. He can blame whomever he wishes. His followers can believe whomever they choose.

But, when you are the President, you take the credit or you take the blame.

Choose your poison.

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Reply Can you imagine four more years? (Original post)
kentuck Aug 2020 OP
NanceGreggs Aug 2020 #1
kentuck Aug 2020 #3
NanceGreggs Aug 2020 #4
dalton99a Aug 2020 #11
Klaralven Aug 2020 #2
NanceGreggs Aug 2020 #5
Klaralven Aug 2020 #8
ansible Aug 2020 #6
Klaralven Aug 2020 #12
BBbats Aug 2020 #7
Initech Aug 2020 #9
fescuerescue Aug 2020 #10

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:39 AM

1. If Trump is declared the winner ...

... of this November's election, the country-wide protests prompted by George Lloyd's death will look like a 'minor disturbance' confined to a handful of small, inconsequential towns that no one pays attention to at the best of times.

The PTB in the GOP know that. Some have already bailed - others will follow.

Those who defend Trump to the bitter end are those who are the most compromised, because their only hope of survival is his re-election.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:49 AM

3. Who would have thought...?

..that many Republicans would join with the Democrats to try to stop the dictator that they failed to hold accountable, when they had the chance?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:51 AM

4. Yeah.

Who'da thunk it?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 10:25 AM

11. +1

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:42 AM

2. No matter who wins, the protests and violence will continue.

At this point it's baked into society.

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:57 AM

5. It was only 'baked' by Trump ...

... and his brain-dead sycophants.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 10:20 AM

8. The upswing in civil unrest started about 10 years ago

The 2000s were only average, with an upswing during the 2010s. After high levels of civil unrest in the 1960's/1970s, the 1980s and 1990s were relatively quiet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_incidents_of_civil_unrest_in_the_United_States

It's most likely due to economic decline, particularly for low-wage and unemployed people, plus the growing use of social media to achieve "color revolution" effects.

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:58 AM

6. This, whoever wins we're screwed

If you read US history, our current situation is disturbingly similar to the 1850s.

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Response to ansible (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 10:26 AM

12. It is also disturbingly similar to Austria-Hungary in 1890 - 1912

An ethnolinguistic stewpot presided over by an elderly elite from an enervated minority. A very weak and divided government. Preoccupied with Muslims and Russians on the border. A noncompetitive economic system and an expensive, but ineffective military.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 09:45 AM

7. If Trump gets in again America is finished.

Trump will destroy Social Security,Medicare and Medicaid.
Any social service will be finished off.The states will be left to finance it themselves. Most won't be able to do it. Count the VA in the carnage. The bastards are already gutting the Post Office.Education will totally go to Hell. Poverty and unemployment will increase to levels we could never of imagined.America will be left to a small group of very wealthy people to rape and pillage,

I'm terrified of him getting in. As I stated in an earlier post I don't think Biden has this in the bag. I feel like I'm living in a third world country where you can't be certain of your rights or a fair election. I hope people wake up. In my blue collar suburb Trumpanzee's are legion(suburb of Philadelpia,PA) These idiot's think he's doing a great job.Many of these asshats are on Social Security or disability Go out a bit into the start of western PA and see the Trump billboards and banners including one with their image of Jesus with his hand on Trump's shoulder. Cars have been keyed in my little town for having Biden bumper stickers.People who put "Hate Doesn't Live Here" banners outside their homes have had "TRUMP" spray painted on. There are people who are liberal here but you have to keep quiet about it.

I was hoping to be an expat. Covid put a stop to that.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 10:22 AM

9. Trump has no plan or goals. The only plan is chaos.

And that's exactly what he has accomplished in these last 4 years.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 10:24 AM

10. ZERO chance of that happening

He's done.

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