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yardwork

(62,040 posts)
Thu Feb 29, 2024, 09:40 AM Feb 2024

Our goal is to keep Trump out of the White House

Sure, most of us would also like to see Trump in prison because of his many foul crimes, but that's secondary to keeping him away from the White House.

Our democracy is truly in danger if Trump regains the White House.

Strategically, I never saw the court cases as any guarantee that Trump won't be reelected. We have to stop him at the ballot box, by getting out the vote in support of Biden.

Now, Trump is in a very bad position where his best legal strategy - to delay, delay, delay - runs counter to his best political strategy.

From a political point of view, this SC ruling that keeps the cases against Trump in limbo - and thus in the news - is a disaster for Trump. Unresolved court cases are the worst type of publicity.

Will Trump ever pay for his crimes? I have no idea. My goal is to keep him out of the White House.

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Our goal is to keep Trump out of the White House (Original Post) yardwork Feb 2024 OP
The American people deserve to know gab13by13 Feb 2024 #1
The American people have plenty of proof that Trump is a deranged criminal. yardwork Feb 2024 #4
We are the Cavalry. FalloutShelter Feb 2024 #2
In one word ... marble falls Feb 2024 #3
Vote but not for trump. STING2 Feb 2024 #7
I don't care if Trump goes to prison or not. Not like he's capable of shame or guilt or that betsuni Feb 2024 #5
That's my reasoning, too. yardwork Feb 2024 #8
Agreed RussBLib Feb 2024 #6
Yes! That's where our focus needs to be. yardwork Feb 2024 #9
The only way to stop TFG and to save our democratic form of government is to defeat TFG at the ballot box LetMyPeopleVote Feb 2024 #10
No, the goal should be to put him in prison for his crimes. republianmushroom Feb 2024 #11

gab13by13

(22,023 posts)
1. The American people deserve to know
Thu Feb 29, 2024, 09:42 AM
Feb 2024

if Trump is guilty of his crimes before they vote. My right, every American has a right to a speedy trial before we vote.

yardwork

(62,040 posts)
4. The American people have plenty of proof that Trump is a deranged criminal.
Thu Feb 29, 2024, 09:48 AM
Feb 2024

The record of his four years as president speaks for itself. Nobody needs a trial to prove that he stole top secret documents and gave them away or sold them. The evidence in the indictment speaks for itself.

Anybody still supporting Trump won't be persuaded by the outcome of a trial. Ask E. Jean Carroll.

I would like to see him rot in prison but what I really care about is keeping him away from power. These delays hurt him, politically.

betsuni

(26,220 posts)
5. I don't care if Trump goes to prison or not. Not like he's capable of shame or guilt or that
Thu Feb 29, 2024, 10:04 AM
Feb 2024

a lot of Americans give a shit. Making bad people go to prison never prevents anyone else of doing the same crimes, they always think they're smarter than the ones that got caught. Lots of people went to prison for Watergate and Republicans went right back to illegal activities soon after.

yardwork

(62,040 posts)
8. That's my reasoning, too.
Thu Feb 29, 2024, 11:09 AM
Feb 2024

Sometimes the political solution is the opposite of the legal solution.

RussBLib

(9,120 posts)
6. Agreed
Thu Feb 29, 2024, 10:05 AM
Feb 2024

...our votes are about the only thing we can actually control. All should be on alert for vote tampering and cheating, because the GOP has demonstrated a propensity to cheat.

https://russblib.blogspot.com/?m=1

yardwork

(62,040 posts)
9. Yes! That's where our focus needs to be.
Thu Feb 29, 2024, 11:09 AM
Feb 2024

Let the legal system run its course. The people gdd as be the power to vote.

LetMyPeopleVote

(147,358 posts)
10. The only way to stop TFG and to save our democratic form of government is to defeat TFG at the ballot box
Thu Feb 29, 2024, 11:55 AM
Feb 2024

The only way to stop TFG and to save our democratic form of government is to defeat TFG at the ballot box

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