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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:25 PM

Trump has made the following tactical moves:

1. Gutted the Defense Department and installed his toady as Secretary.
2. Established a DOJ that acts as his personal law firm and has teed up frivolous prosecutions of vote-counting
3. Has his SoS representing to the world that he has already won
4. Has half the Senate bullied into total compliance
5. Has the current FBI and CIA directors teetering on the brink

And so on.
 
Is it just me, or is this worrying?

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Reply Trump has made the following tactical moves: (Original post)
MrModerate Nov 2020 OP
Eliot Rosewater Nov 2020 #1
greenjar_01 Nov 2020 #2
MrModerate Nov 2020 #8
greenjar_01 Nov 2020 #12
MrModerate Nov 2020 #14
greenjar_01 Nov 2020 #15
SlogginThroughIt Nov 2020 #23
SoonerPride Nov 2020 #3
MrModerate Nov 2020 #11
SoonerPride Nov 2020 #27
Hoyt Nov 2020 #4
MrModerate Nov 2020 #13
Hoyt Nov 2020 #24
Blue Owl Nov 2020 #5
MrModerate Nov 2020 #16
TwilightZone Nov 2020 #6
MrModerate Nov 2020 #17
handmade34 Nov 2020 #7
Turin_C3PO Nov 2020 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2020 #10
MrModerate Nov 2020 #29
Pobeka Nov 2020 #18
spanone Nov 2020 #19
brush Nov 2020 #20
KatyMan Nov 2020 #21
peacebuzzard Nov 2020 #22
LanternWaste Nov 2020 #25
Thekaspervote Nov 2020 #26
colsohlibgal Nov 2020 #28

Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:26 PM

1. Madness that the GOP supports, if the PA GOP interferes in election the way it sounds

like they might, we need to physically and overtly DEFEND our country.

Those FUCKERS need to know their act will be met with an act of historical patriotism....

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:27 PM

2. Is the purpose of your post to get other people to worry along with you?

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:34 PM

8. I can't tell if I would feel better if I kept my dread to myself...

Or shared it with everyone. What do you think?

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:36 PM

12. Seems kinda cruel given how many people are on edge, but who am I to judge?

You do you, even if hurts people, I guess.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:38 PM

14. Sigh. Too late now. Unless, of course, I'm right to be paranoid. n/t

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:39 PM

15. Like I said

You do you.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:53 PM

23. Oh I think you know the answer to your query.

 

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:27 PM

3. It is worrying. But...

The military still won’t deploy in the streets to keep him i. Power.

The career military generals won’t stand for it.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:36 PM

11. What happens if they so hollow out leadership at the pentagon...

That they finally run across the right psychopath who'll order something crazy? Chaos can disrupt lines of command.

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 10:17 PM

27. The four star generals won't get in line for this

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:30 PM

4. Not worried, it ain't gonna work. All those folks will be replaced anyway.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:37 PM

13. My paranoia is that by removing so many professionals...

Trump has set up a situation where he could take a totally unprecedented act (arresting Joe Biden, for example) and the institutions would be too disrupted to resist him.

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:54 PM

24. He's not going to arrest Biden, anymore than Clinton and Obama.

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:30 PM

5. Power Toddler Tiddly-Winks

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:40 PM

16. But what if they upset the nuclear teacart in a tussle? n/t

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:30 PM

6. So, just like the past four years.

Got it.

He's a toddler throwing a tantrum, just like he's done every time he didn't get his way over the past four years. The only difference is that he'll be out the door on January 21st.

In the end, nothing he does will change that.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:40 PM

17. I don't think I can hold my breath that long. n/t

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:33 PM

7. this is what Dr. Barkhuff thinks...

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:35 PM

9. No doubt they're attempting to steal this election.

But there’s also no doubt that they’ll fail at that just like their other failures.

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:36 PM

10. A little worry goes a long way, but enough now. 1) true 2) true 3) The world knows the truth 4) true


5) tRump is a vengeful petty man. If he is busy firing people he is not busy doing other mischief. If he has only acting heads, then they won't have much authority during the 10 weeks to do much and won't have the respect of the staff if the doing is dastardly.

I think tRump is mostly a spent force, but there is some weird kompromat or excessive fear of primaries held over Republicon members of Congress.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 01:54 PM

29. 'Licans are convinced that Trump will be a force for years to come...

While I think he'll begin to wither as soon as the spotlights are turned down. He'll try to keep whipping up controversy to draw attention to himself, but I don't think people are going to care for very long.

He'll have lots of (other people's) money and titular leadership of the party, but he probably doesn't have the discipline to do that much with it.

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:42 PM

18. He is burning it all down, while McConnell fiddles.

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:43 PM

19. with zero consequence.

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:47 PM

20. You're right to worry. It's an active, on-going coup attempt.

Of course it won't work because of who's in charge, and because WE CAN ALL FUCKING SEE WHAT HE'S UP TO.



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Response to brush (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:50 PM

21. And on Jan 20 President Biden

Takes over.

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:52 PM

22. more of the insanity we have seen for 4 years,

as far as the Pentagon, and the military officers, I just imagine the shock of the abrupt removal of personnel. But on the other hand, after the announcement, they must just shake their heads and have to laugh it off. After all, I am sure they have each other's back as usual. More reorganization and clean up after Dump's loyalists are dispatched after Jan 20th.

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 10:01 PM

25. His malice is exceeded only by his gross incompetence.

 

Outside of lower management positions, the negative consequences of his incompetence of the scale you imply will be... most satisfying to say the least.

Professional incompetence is admired only by those even less competent.

Patience. President-elect Biden will take office. Worst case scenario-- Trump will be 'professionally encouraged' to leave, escorted off the premises by, and under the auspices of, the Secret Service.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 10:03 PM

26. +1000

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Response to MrModerate (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 10:45 PM

28. Troubling For Sure

But I believe I’ve heard that the Secret Service will gladly remove Chitolini if he refuses to leave.

The truth is that Orangeman knows he is not in serious legal jeopardy from New York the minute he’s out of Office.

Going forward though we still have to deal with 30 or so percent of our citizens who are living in a different and largely false reality.

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