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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:30 PM Jan 2021

Poll: Was yesterday a coup attempt? [View all]

82 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
66 (80%)
4 (5%)
It was and the Capitol Police's lax security was part of it.
10 (12%)
Jr. trump and Rudy were in on it and hyped it up with remarks
0 (0%)
Hawley and Cruz coordinated their EC objections with it.
1 (1%)
It was and typical of trump, it was botched by depending on magats
1 (1%)
trump's latest video kicking magats to the curb to save himself is evidence.
0 (0%)
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the head of state was not threatened so I think it's not a coup, legally speaking nt msongs Jan 2021 #1
An autogolpe, or autocoup covers that Lars39 Jan 2021 #3
An attempted take over of government can be considered a coup attempt. brush Jan 2021 #4
It was an attempt to replace the Constitution thucythucy Jan 2021 #9
Yes. It was half baked like everything else Trump does. Renew Deal Jan 2021 #2
Not in the strictly legal sense StarfishSaver Jan 2021 #5
The existing government is our Constitution. thucythucy Jan 2021 #11
No, that's not correct StarfishSaver Jan 2021 #12
I guess our European allies are misinformed as well. thucythucy Jan 2021 #17
As I said. Think whatever you want StarfishSaver Jan 2021 #20
It's important because Sean Hannity and his ilk thucythucy Jan 2021 #24
What you or I think is the proper definition of "coup" doesn't mean jack squat StarfishSaver Jan 2021 #26
From Merriam- Webster MoonlitKnight Jan 2021 #29
The same could be said of your definition. thucythucy Jan 2021 #33
And, what were those zip ties for, exactly? EndlessWire Jan 2021 #23
Zip ties don't have any effect on whether something is a coup or not StarfishSaver Jan 2021 #28
And, you decided this how? n/t EndlessWire Jan 2021 #31
True enough. There must be a shorter term for that instead of... brush Jan 2021 #27
I honestly don't know. Trump is obsessed with himself, so he may have been showboating. 42bambi Jan 2021 #6
I voted yes but really need a lot more proof than what we have seen so far that Trump ordered it. nt Quixote1818 Jan 2021 #7
Not a valid poll. Answer options need to be mutually exclusive Bucky Jan 2021 #8
So do your own poll. Easy peasy. brush Jan 2021 #16
It's only a coup if its from the coup d'etat region of France, otherwise its just sparkling white NightWatcher Jan 2021 #10
Heehee! Good answer. brush Jan 2021 #14
The difference is that the coup participants weren't worried about being lined up against a wall and brewens Jan 2021 #13
Agreed. Make them pay. More will come out. brush Jan 2021 #15
Neither was Hiter when he staged the Beer Hall Putsch thucythucy Jan 2021 #19
I literal coup in that moment? Probably not, but... tandem5 Jan 2021 #18
That scenario is scary. A smarter trump would've modeled wearing masks... brush Jan 2021 #25
Yes MustLoveBeagles Jan 2021 #21
YES! myohmy2 Jan 2021 #22
Agreed. There have to be consequences, and since Pence won't... brush Jan 2021 #30
Hell yes! Brother Mythos Jan 2021 #32
No AmyStrange Jan 2021 #34
Agreed. But it was trump, who would've cruised to a second term... brush Jan 2021 #35
Yup, too bad for him but good for us. AmyStrange Jan 2021 #36
Having lived through many coups, not even close grantcart Jan 2021 #37
That's what it was, but IMO trump hoped for more. brush Jan 2021 #38
Not even close to a coup d etat grantcart Jan 2021 #39
Trump doesn't have the smarts to mastermind a coup attempt. Kaleva Jan 2021 #40
Not a coup, but definitely an insurrection. GoCubsGo Jan 2021 #41
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