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Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:19 PM

I Will Leave You With A Prediction

I really only like talking politics regularly during elections so sticking around right now isnt very appealing. Ill get very annoyed very quickly if i have to talk about Trump every day, even if it is with you fine folks.

Here is what I think will happen over the next 18 months or so. I dont think we will decend into facist rule by tacky Don and his dumbass children. Hes too dumb, too lazy, and too unpopular. He has been in office for a few hours and the backlash is already overwhelming. He will probably never be more popular than he is right now and that is not a good way to start if you want to be a dictator.

No instead we will get a paralyzed, very corrupt government that barely functions beyond awarding tax cuts to rich fucks and less regulations on big oil. You will see a very isolated and impotent president (in more ways than 1) and congress plauged by laziness and infighting over completely tone deaf priorities.

Trump will spend most of his time bitching on twitter, making up shit as fewer and fewer people listen, and parading around like a princess, throwing out his title every chance he gets but overall dithering and refusing to work. Ryan and McConnell will have their hands full dealing with splintering factions that all want different yet pointless things that they can never get through congress and a democratic party that stonewalls them at every turn.

So my friends, no we arent a totalitarian dictatorship today and we wont be whenever trump is thrown out of office. Instead of are now in the era of extreme paralysis, where nothing useful to most people gets done in washington. Where the president and congressional leaders sit around with their thumbs up their butts and talk endlessly about what they are going to do instead of actually doing anything.

You probably wont experience The Great Terror or The Great Purge but instead The Great Frustration.


Welp, good luck all. As I said earlier, the best revenge is living well, so get out there and enjoy life while Trump slowly realizes that he is a powerless figurehead that is despised by the american people. Ill see you all in about a year when we start the process of kicking these klan members in washington to the curb.

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Reply I Will Leave You With A Prediction (Original post)
Dr. Jack Jan 2017 OP
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2017 #1
Me. Jan 2017 #2
Dr. Jack Jan 2017 #3
Me. Jan 2017 #6
FarCenter Jan 2017 #4
underpants Jan 2017 #5
Skittles Jan 2017 #7
Dr. Jack Jan 2017 #11
Skittles Jan 2017 #12
orangecrush Jan 2017 #8
trof Jan 2017 #9
TrekLuver Jan 2017 #10
voteearlyvoteoften Jan 2017 #13
red dog 1 Jan 2017 #21
Mr.Bill Jan 2017 #29
GliderGuider Jan 2017 #14
Nictuku Jan 2017 #15
leanforward Jan 2017 #16
jodymarie aimee Jan 2017 #17
Cosmocat Jan 2017 #23
ProudProgressiveNow Jan 2017 #25
grantcart Jan 2017 #18
VOX Jan 2017 #19
bucolic_frolic Jan 2017 #20
bhusar Jan 2017 #22
denbot Jan 2017 #24
liberal N proud Jan 2017 #26
Hissyspit Jan 2017 #27
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #28
pnwmom Jan 2017 #30
red dog 1 Jan 2017 #31

Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:26 PM

1. I think you paint a not-too-far-out scenario. Certainly wouldn't surprise me to pan out this way.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:27 PM

2. The Best Revenge

Is if Dem leaders in Congress, the heads of the new DNC and the organizations who fund raise out of Dems and say they will fight for them, do so. This is the time to fight back and provide a resistance. We donít need the namby, pamby, going along to get along Dems of the past.

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Response to Me. (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:30 PM

3. I had my doubts about Schumer but so far so good

He seems to have zero interest in cooperating or making McConnells life easier. Good thing to see

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Response to Dr. Jack (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:36 PM

6. I Do Hope So

My senator has been a real disappointment in so many ways in the last several years

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:31 PM

4. Just like Obama, Trump is saddled with a congressional majority of his own party

 

Pelosi and Reid pretty much destroyed Obama's hope of change.

Ryan and McConnell will probably give Trump the same treatment.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:34 PM

5. Bookmarking your prediction

I had this thought while driving home.

Why was the GOP brass so scared of Trump?
Pulling the hoods off? The fact that he's a joke and make them look as such? Was a ploy simply to create drama?

I think they worried that he could solidify a deep dark base that they have never had to address. One issue votes like abortion and guns who just had to thrown a bone to keep them on line. Now with one tweet or public utterance he can shift that base in districts and states away from the brass's choice candidate. They knew he'd sell. Nothing he wants to do should fly because keeping federal money flowing into Congressional districts (while bemoaning the Feds) is what keep people elected and the majority in place. If he keeps that dark base with him the rest of the GOP could actually have to follow their rhetoric to some degree and they know that doesn't work for them or in economic practice. That's what they were scared of in my opinion.

For the rest of the public he will fade. His act will get old fast as POTUS. I agree completely with you on that.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:48 PM

7. will we see you back in in four years, Dr. Jack?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:57 PM

11. As soon as the midterms get under way

I get the feeling they are going to be epic

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Response to Dr. Jack (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:00 PM

12. if anything comes from this sick debacle

I hope it is the realization that not voting and protest votes SUCK SUCK SUCK

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:49 PM

8. Sounds about right

We need to keep up the pressure, though.

We will pay dearly for every inch these swine advance their agenda.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:51 PM

9. Sounds about right to me.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 07:52 PM

10. Who says you have to sign in everyday and talk about Trashpot? Well thanks for leaving us

 

with your prediction on your way out.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:00 PM

13. Gas up a buck a gallon within 12 months

My prediction

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:15 PM

21. I agree

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:48 PM

29. More like 30 days

if it even takes that long. Five bucks this summer.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:07 PM

14. I think your scenario is very plausible.

 

I think a paralyzed nation is the outcome Putin was looking for when he put his thumb on the scale. I think he's getting an excellent return on his investment.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:07 PM

15. I think it is all about them getting their hands on as much public traunches of money as they can

.... while we all watch it like a terrible train wreck about to happen.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:08 PM

16. I like your scenario.

I had not thought of paralysis/frustration. I can see your scenario happening.

What we have now seems to be a train wreck. Watch the debt grow. You DO NOT cut revenue until you have costs under control.

Likewise, the corporations are not people. But, they need to pay up for the opportunity of making money in this country. OR, pay everyone in their employ a living wage. Just think what that would accomplish.

What bothers me is any program cuts affect all of these United States. Social Security, Medicare, etc. payments are made in urban and rural areas. What happens when you cut those programs, you cut economic activity in all these United States. Lets think of those moms and pops in the rural areas of Nebraska, Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:22 PM

17. Totally disagree

 

You don't live in Wisconsin. Once those fucks get total power they move fast. Trump isn't president, Ryan is. Sadly, I see the country turning into Wisconsin. The Rs here burned us to the ground.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:22 PM

23. It's like people haven't lived

In the this country...

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:36 PM

25. +1 nt

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:31 PM

18. I believe that we will be dropping bombs on Iran in 6 months.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:59 PM

19. "Ill get very annoyed very quickly if i have to talk about Trump every day"

Well, this is DU, and the pitiful adolescent who's now the most powerful man on the planet will likely be on the receiving end of several daily diatribes here. Wish I could see the sunshine like you do, Dr. Jack, life would be a lot easier.

Unfortunately, my perspective differs. While Trump is merely a lazy, gumflapping puppet (far more disruptive than Shrub was on his worst day), the wolf-pack of ideologues who actually will be pulling the strings are the absolute dregs of the right wing. They are motivated and ready to charge hard while they control all wings of gov't. They will have no problem dismantling ACA, for starters, then putting (another) right-wing clown on the SCOTUS. It's not looking good.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:15 PM

20. I hope you're right, consolidation while doing nothing is just fine

but there are the assault on the Commons as well as eroding and scrambling
Federal power and law to the point of incoherence

I don't know how you block either, or put them back together again

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:15 PM

22. Very good post

I can see this happening. I hope your prediction is true.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:26 PM

24. Bye for now..

But feel free to drop in, if only to toss a little raw meat into GD.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:41 PM

26. Dictators do not need to be popular to take over

The just need a complacent people.

WE MUST RESIST!

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:43 PM

27. He's a fascist and the other American fascists control Congress.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:44 PM

28. Thank you.

Made me feel better...?? 👍

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:51 PM

30. I really appreciated your posts during the election, Dr. Jack,

and I hope to see you back here in a year.

Best wishes and good luck to you!

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:56 PM

31. I disagree

You're right about Trump being dumb, lazy, and unpopular with the majority of the American people.

However, I believe that "a descent into fascist rule by tacky Don" is entirely possible.

Also, your "Ryan & McConnell will have their hands full dealing with splintering factions that all want different yet pointless things that they can never get through Congress and a Democratic party that stonewalls them at every turn" ..is just plain wrong!

The Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

How could the Democrats "stonewall them at every turn?"
How could the Democrats stonewall them at ANY turn?

In the House, Speaker Eddie Munster will pass whatever bills Trump wants, and the House Dems won't be able to do squat about it.

In the Senate..same thing...The Turtle will eventually invoke the "nuclear option"..which will mean no filibusters for the Democrats, (except possibly for a SCOTUS nominee)

Lets face facts!

Hillary was on her way to a win over Trumplethinskin, until that rat bastard Comey sent his treasonous letter to Congress just 11 days before the election.
She was ahead of Trump by 11 points before that...but Comey's letter cost her at least 7 or 8 percentage points, leaving her with only a 4 point lead going into the election.

The fact is that the Republicans can only steal elections when the race is close!
(Obama proved that in 2008 & 2012)

In my opinion, "The Great Frustration" will be what the Democrats in the House & Senate will be experiencing for at least the next two years.

Our only hope is that the American people will rise up and throw the Republicans out of both Houses of Congress in 2018.




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