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Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:18 PM

 

Forcing Trump to conform to societal norms helps Trump, not Joe.

Trump will be just as deranged as he always has been. Forcing his mic off when Joe is talking will simply make him appear to be reasonable.

Why on earth do we want to help Trump appear reasonable?

Why would we want to do anything at all that limits, however slightly, his ability to self destruct?

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Reply Forcing Trump to conform to societal norms helps Trump, not Joe. (Original post)
PTWB Oct 2020 OP
uppityperson Oct 2020 #1
soothsayer Oct 2020 #2
PTWB Oct 2020 #3
soothsayer Oct 2020 #8
PTWB Oct 2020 #11
soothsayer Oct 2020 #14
uppityperson Oct 2020 #20
RockRaven Oct 2020 #4
SMC22307 Oct 2020 #5
PTWB Oct 2020 #7
SMC22307 Oct 2020 #10
PTWB Oct 2020 #13
SMC22307 Oct 2020 #16
mucifer Oct 2020 #6
My Pet Orangutan Oct 2020 #9
mourningdove92 Oct 2020 #12
Eko Oct 2020 #15
Trenzalore Oct 2020 #17
SMC22307 Oct 2020 #19
BainsBane Oct 2020 #18
Cousin Dupree Oct 2020 #21
Thekaspervote Oct 2020 #22
Atticus Oct 2020 #23

Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:20 PM

1. He'll be mouthing off anyway, and the mic off is only for the 2 min initial statements

He'll be able to interrupt during the discussion part.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:20 PM

2. He can't and won't comply

Heís incapable of it

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:21 PM

3. He cant help it because they're installing a mute button.

 

They wonít let him be his deranged self. Theyíre preventing him from doing as poorly as he did in the first debate.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:23 PM

8. I know but he'll still be acting up. Overtalking, pulling faces

His bad behavior will be on display, Iím 99% sure (but honestly, I had the same reaction as you)

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:27 PM

11. It just doesn't make any sense.

 

Why would we want to do anything at all that limits, however slightly, his ability to self destruct?

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Response to PTWB (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:29 PM

14. Well, I don't think "we" did anything. It's a bipartisan private org

Isnít it?

I donít know how the changes came about. Public outcry?

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Response to PTWB (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:35 PM

20. Only for the initial 2 min statements. There will be 11 min each question of

supposedly discussion. He'll bully then.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:21 PM

4. Well, he might react by trying to walk over to a hot mic, or yelling loud enough to be picked up,

and both of those would make him look even more unhinged.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:22 PM

5. You think he'll be able to keep this mouth shut? I don't.

It's very unlikely he'll appear reasonable; in fact, there's a good chance he'll blow.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:23 PM

7. They'll just cut his mic. That's the problem.

 

Yelling into the mic every time Joe tried to talk is what caused him to plummet in the polls after that debate. We are limiting his ability to sabotage himself. For what?

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Response to PTWB (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:25 PM

10. And he'll keep yammering away and appear the unhinged fool that he is.

He's imploding and the debate won't be any different, regardless of whether or not his mic is muted.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:27 PM

13. Why?

 

Why would we want to do anything at all that limits, however slightly, his ability to self destruct?

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Response to PTWB (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:33 PM

16. The rules aren't for him. Do you really think he'll behave on stage...

with a female moderator cutting his mic?

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:23 PM

6. I expect him to walk around to Biden and cough in his face. he's so evil we don't know what

to expect. But, conforming to norms isn't going to happen.

If he could follow directions he would have done better in the town hall.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:24 PM

9. Trump's mic is only off for two minutes of each segment

After that, he has all the time necessary to be his deranged, obnoxious, stupid self.

Giving Biden two minutes of clear air to deliver presidential answers does not help Trump.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:27 PM

12. Oh I have faith that he will find a way to be disruptive.

He cant stand anyone else being the center of attention. Even during a debate. Remember how he followed Hillary around when she was speaking. She should have tuned around on him and kneed him right in his tiny genitals.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:31 PM

15. Somebody will be recording what he is saying during the mic muting.

That will be fun to hear lol.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:33 PM

17. I wouldn't worry

I see him gesticulating on TV and shouting with his Microphone muted which will actually look worse.

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Response to Trenzalore (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:34 PM

19. That's what I'm counting on and may actually tune in for this debate. (n/t)

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:34 PM

18. It helps the American people

so that they can learn about the candidates. That is the point of debates.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:36 PM

21. Trump will never conform and thus will never appear reasonable

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:10 PM

22. He won't agree. They won't change the topics that he agreed to and now this..he'll be a no show

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 10:49 AM

23. With respect, I think your premise is unrealistic: NO ONE NO HOW is going to "force Trump

to conform to societal norms".

He will be on a split screen and America will watch as he does his "spoiled-brat four year old" impression.

This won't hurt Joe's numbers, IMHO. They may tick up.

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