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  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Now we all have to pretend the Right doesn’t have more violent rhetoric? Lol
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Here’s my theory: it was Richard Simmons. He was hired by the secret service!
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Now Elon endorsed Trump. :rofl:

    Shocker. The hysterics and conspiracies continue…hilarious.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Here come the conspiracies. Right on cue.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    :rofl:

    The hysterics are amazing.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)


    He’ll be whining for years about this, of course. Someone else actually died— but he’ll milk his papercut for all it’s worth.

    If he actually got shot and jumped up to fist pump— that would be something. As soon as everything was safe and he was surrounded by secret service— that’s when he immediately started the theater.

    Eh, whatever. Let the tough guy have his few days in the news.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    I imagine Trump’s poll numbers may jump a couple points because of this. If he were smart — which he isn’t — he would be gracious and thank Joe and others who have wished him well and condemned the violence.

    But we all know what will really happen. Get ready for conspiracy theories and fundraising, folks.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Trump has the equivalent of being cut shaving, and look at the tears and outrage from the cult. :lol:


    :yawn:
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    At least they know what schoolchildren face every day thanks to their sick policies. Thoughts and prayers.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Already bored. NOS has turned it into Trump propaganda, as usual. :yawn: I wonder if he’ll change his profile picture again? Fingers crossed!
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Trump pumping his fist after an assassination attempt will reverberate through historyNOS4A2

    :rofl:

    It’ll reverberate on Twitter for a week.

    I imagine the long term effects are more likely to be in the form of Trump being more vindictive and focused on retribution against his political enemiesCount Timothy von Icarus

    So no real change.



    Anyway— remember when his mug shot was supposed to be the biggest thing of all time? Now it’s barely mentioned or remembered.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Mistake to downplay it.Wayfarer

    Just a long time between now and November and America has an attention span of a gnat. So unless he finds a way to milk this for four months, I don’t see it changing much. If he had gotten hit in tje shoulder or something, that’d be different.

    In any case, I’m reading nothing but “speedy recoveries” and condemnations from Democrats, from Obama on down. I assume Biden will make an official statement.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    This alleged assasination attempt, if that is what it is, will play right into their hands, right into Trump's 'martyr for the righteous cause' meme. Heaven help us.Wayfarer

    Gives him a good photo, but otherwise won’t matter much by November. Just a graze on the ear.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    I don’t like seeing that, honestly — despite Trump being awful. Crazy shit.
  • It's Amazing That These People Are Still With Us
    Dr Ruth.

    Another one off the list.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    Maybe you didn't see the videos of them being let in. I did.fishfry

    Yeah, maybe watch less Sean Hannity.

    The Floyd riots killed 20 people.fishfry

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_police_violence_incidents_during_George_Floyd_protests

    Ask yourself how the Capitol police would respond to black or brown people. I doubt very much they’d be “letting them in,” to the extent that that even happened (you know, apart from breaking windows and ramming down doors).

    But nevermind— just go on pretending it the insurrection was nothing. Years from now I’m sure it’ll be remembered as a tour — in conservative media anyway.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    "A riot is the voice of the unheard." Except when the unheard are the deplorables.fishfry

    Except when it’s about racism and some property is damaged. Then it’s screamed about for years. Meanwhile, a few months later a bunch of white people storm the Capitol building in an attempt to stop the electoral college vote, and they were “let in” — and after years of spin, we should deny what we all saw that day and tell ourselves it’s no big deal.

    Because if it were the Black Lives Matter crowd, I’m sure we’d be saying the same thing. And I’m sure only one insurrectionist would have been shot.

    The hypocrisy is laughable.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    Bunch of unarmed people are invited in by the Capitol copsfishfry

    :lol:

    You really do come up with amazing twaddle.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    Eh, whether he stays or goes doesn’t matter that much I bet. With Trump as an opponent, people will vote against him. Doesn’t matter what or who that other button is. Maybe it’s a curtain rod. Maybe it’s a can of soup.

    With Trump out there, there’s a very good chance Biden wins.

    Michigan and Pennsylvania. That’s all you have to focus on, and you win.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    How big of an imbecile does one have to be to really believe the US President “runs the country”?

    I’d say pretty big.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    Newsom/Whitmer ticket would look pretty damned impressive.Wayfarer

    I think that could work. Maybe a Josh Shapiro … but it’s really all just fantasy. I think if Biden steps down the natural candidate is Harris, for multiple reasons— including the large amount of money donated to their campaign.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    he has to pass it on, and I'm sure he will.Wayfarer

    Well I hope you’re right, because the situation is sad. But who wants Kamal Harris? Oof…
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)


    If the pressure can be sustained, there may yet be a chance he’s replaced — a much better chance than I once thought — but I’d still give the chances 1 in 5 or so. The ABC interview didn’t do much to reverse the tide.

    But this has been interesting. They’re really panicking— and for good reason.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    It’s a lose-lose situation now for the democrats. Even if Biden stays, which I think he will, everyone has come out against him. That damage is already locked in. Whatever effect that has, who knows. I don’t think it’ll have a huge effect.

    But if he drops out, it’s another losing scenario: Kamal Harris is the person who will likely get the delegates. She’s about as popular as colonoscopies.

    They have no one to blame but themselves. If they happen to pull it off, it’ll be only because Trump is that bad — which he is.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    that POTUS is a "King" with Absolute Immunity from criminal prosecution for Official Acts.180 Proof

    Absolute immunity for constitutional acts and the presumption of immunity on other official acts, and non on non-official acts.

    Seemed fairly obvious they would do this. The real decision was already known: delay as much as possible so there’s no trial before the election.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    Good for you.hypericin

    Yeah, good for me and the millions of others who aren’t political hobbyists that think a silly debate will be decisive and memorable.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    it was too emotionally visceral, too memorable, it will stay burned into people's heads.hypericin

    I’ve already largely forgotten it. Although it was funny and cringey and sad at the time.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)


    Yes— the fact that we have a two party system sucks, and these two candidates suck. But the president doesn’t matter that much — his cabinet does.

    Trump doesn’t know anything and his decisions are stupid and based on nothing but his “instincts,” which are dogshit when it comes to policy. Biden is a weak, tired, senile old man who doesn’t have the foggiest idea about what’s happening. But some of his cabinet and administrative appointments have been surprisingly good — at the FTC, EPA, and NLRB in particular. Even Gary Gensler at the SEC has made some admirable attempts at undoing Reaganite destruction.

    So administration and policy matter, not the figurehead people vote for because he’s tall or you want to have a beer with him. And honestly, the debate was the worst performance I’ve seen in my life, but in a week no one will really care.

    Biden will not be replaced. The DNC won’t do anything and Biden is too egotistical to back down. So they likely lose the election — but they probably would have even without a debate. He simply didn’t do enough and the compromises appealed to no one. Despite plenty of good things coming out of this administration, and a second Trump term likely being a death knell for the environment (and therefore life as we’ve known it), perhaps it’ll wake people up again and get them organizing. Four years of Trump through 2028 will be terrible but hopefully survivable, and may lead to better days. Who knows.



    I think there’s less than a 5% chance that happens. They’re sticking with Biden.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    you voted Biden and told people to vote for BidenNOS4A2

    Yes— and they should again if the choice is between him and Trump. In fact, they should vote for a plastic bag over Trump. To those incapable of thinking outside political parties, I suppose this would mean I’m carrying water for the plastic bag — but who cares what bootlicking hacks think anyway?
  • US Supreme Court (General Discussion)
    So under the radar, as the media is obsessed with the silly debate, the Supreme Court just upended a 40 year precedent for corporate America, of whom they serve.

    https://www.wsj.com/us-news/law/supreme-court-pares-back-federal-regulatory-power-954a101c?mod=mhp
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    It wasn't me carrying water for a brain dead candidate.NOS4A2

    No, it was you. And you continue to do it. Which is why you’re a laughingstock.

    But by all means carry on with your totally non-partisan views. :lol:
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)


    :rofl:

    If only this weren’t coming from a Trump bootlicker. Then it wouldn’t be so cringey and hilarious.

    I admire the ability to see one phenomenon clearly and totally bury one’s head in the sand with another. Way to compartmentalize!
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    Except that, if Trump wins in 2024, there probably won't be an election in 2028, as Trump will have declared himself President for Life.Wayfarer

    That’s not going to happen. It’s bad enough that he’ll appoint more judges and trash the environment without making things up about what he’ll do.
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    How many friggin times will Biden say “the idea…”
  • US Election 2024 (All general discussion)
    Lol Biden looks awful. What a stupid decision to let this guy run again. He’s just too old. He may still win, given his opponent is Trump— but so far in this debate he looks frail and borderline incoherent.

    Not that this should matter much, but such is the way of things.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    “The worst in the history of our country’s life.” — the stable genius with the best words

    :lol:
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Agreement is irrelevant. We could agree because you threatened my wife, or because we're family and I'm partial, or simply because I like you and not the next guy. These are merely economic transactions, not moral ones. You need to be deeply steeped in a capitalist society to equate economic transactions with moral ones, so the mistake is understandable but it's a rather simplistic and unexamined position. That's where almost everything goes wrong with most of your thinking.Benkei

    Yes indeed. An entire ideological system that has been so useful to the ruling class rests entirely on bogus notions of freedom, individuality, and human nature. Simplistic, transactional, soulless.

    Proof is in the pudding: these people vote for, and endlessly defend, Donald friggin’ Trump. Tribalistic hacks to the bitter end.