US Election 2020 (1 Viewer)

Who do you think will win?

  • Trump/Pence

    Votes: 4 19.0%
  • Biden/Harris

    Votes: 12 57.1%
  • Monsoon/Heenan

    Votes: 5 23.8%

  • Total voters
    21
  • Poll closed .

Lili Marlene

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Just going to say, Samantha Power being nominated to run" global US humanitarian aid" is proper Democrat brain in power again, Joe Biden you don't lie, the good old days are back.

 

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The internet speculates that it's "slenderizing"





God, remember the day he had a different haircut for 24 hours

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This is my problem with these dicks, all the kit and don't know shit. That's not the best way to quickly cable-tie people. He's lost the use of his arm because it's full of cable ties. Ziptie a bunch to a belt loop like the rest of us, dumbass. And why is he trying to jump onto folding seats? And what are all those pockets actually for?

Couple of other observations on that though - iphone mounted facing forward to record whatever he was planning on getting up to. Blue Lives Matter patch on his chest. Oh and a gun on his hip.


So the phone turned up....


 

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I've been saying something along these lines unironically for a long time. Although, he's not a plant obviously.

But yeah, he's done more damage to the GOP than probably anyone ever. He's forced the US to confront the fact that it's a racist police state, policed by white supremacists. He's exposed the GOP as the authoritarian idiot party, you can't hide behind a nice memory of Reagan (which is rampant). He's underlined the degree to which elected reps will debase themselves (eg telling Cruz his wife was ugly and his father was a mass murderer etc), he's pushed the white supremacist movement into the FBIs eyes, found and out demonstrated all the fucked up little corners of the US gov (eg pardons). The absurd level of science denialism. The list just goes on.


By behaving like a fairly benign* bad actor he's forced some people in the US to confront lots of unpleasant truths about itself.

Most importantly he's taken away the ability for people to pull a surprised pikachu face when the next GOP right wing extremist comes along and does whatever he/she does, because Trump will have highlighted that issue years before, and everyone chose to ignore it.
 

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I've been saying something along these lines unironically for a long time. Although, he's not a plant obviously.

But yeah, he's done more damage to the GOP than probably anyone ever. He's forced the US to confront the fact that it's a racist police state, policed by white supremacists. He's exposed the GOP as the authoritarian idiot party, you can't hide behind a nice memory of Reagan (which is rampant). He's underlined the degree to which elected reps will debase themselves (eg telling Cruz his wife was ugly and his father was a mass murderer etc), he's pushed the white supremacist movement into the FBIs eyes, found and out demonstrated all the fucked up little corners of the US gov (eg pardons). The absurd level of science denialism. The list just goes on.


By behaving like a fairly benign* bad actor he's forced some people in the US to confront lots of unpleasant truths about itself.

Most importantly he's taken away the ability for people to pull a surprised pikachu face when the next GOP right wing extremist comes along and does whatever he/she does, because Trump will have highlighted that issue years before, and everyone chose to ignore it.
Would you be of the opinion that any die-hard Republicans have actually confronted these unpleasant truths? There was always a group of never-Trumpers...

People on the left made the argument in 2016 that this would force the Democratic party to face the hard truth that they have lost so much of their base and might want to look at policies that are not austerity.... but then they found Russia-Gate as an excuse and doubled down saying they were right all along and the election was just stolen by commie russians. At most a few went further to the right by reading Hillbilly Elegy.
 

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Would you be of the opinion that any die-hard Republicans have actually confronted these unpleasant truths? There was always a group of never-Trumpers...

Nah. Not the die hards But some subsection of people, eg respectable middle class dickheads with a lawn, trying to rationalize his selfish shitty attitudes will have more trouble trying to work out how he's not a dickhead with shitty attitudes.

A lot people here still kind of felt that Reagan was a saint, and the GOP still has the glow from that, that's been knocked down a bit. Now if your granny is a GOPer it's clear she's a racist sack of shit, while before there was plausible deniability that she might just be a bit old fashioned. And it might get some middling types to think, as opposed to voting for whatever gramps voted for.
 

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Many of the never Trumpers agreed with his policies, they just found him distasteful.

Right. It might become increasingly more tricky to do the mental gymnastics to align yourself to a political party who's being led by ever increasingly more horrific people.
 

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