US Political Discussion: 2020 Presidential Race Edition (Rules in OP)

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  1. tedtan

    tedtan SS.org Regular

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    Yeah, those countries were already doing business with Israel, and the Palestinians backed out of the negotiations stating that Trump and team were not negotiating in good faith.

    But that only matters if you know the backstory; otherwise, this looks like a win for Trump and you know Fox will spin it that way for his base.
     
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    Yeah, last I heard Israel was using the pandemic and this Bahrain/UAE story as cover while they bulldozed more properties on contested land.
     
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    What did he do now?

    And were they, whoever they might be, aware of His participation?
     
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    Interesting, not especially cheerful, read:

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-if-trump-loses-and-wont-leave/

    I continue to stand firm in my belief that the election WILL happen on November 3rd, and that for all his swagger there's nothing that Trump can actually do to stop that, However, I think it's pretty likely that we won't know who won come the morning of November 4th because there will still be large numbers of uncounted absentee ballots, and that in some states, at least, it could be more than another week before the last of the mail in ballots have arrived. Given that Democrats are significantly more likely to vote by mail than Republicans, if the race tightens up there's a real chance that Trump might win the in-person vote in enough swing states to lead by the time the in-person vote count is finished (especially if states don't count absentee votes in advance or do any initial prep-work to speed the count on election day, and have to go at it envelope by envelope), and Trump could very well seize on this opportunity to declare victory, and then rely on the massive groundwork he's already laid t get his follower to refuse to trust mail-in voting to paint his subsequent loss as the result of "widespread voter fraud."

    My hope here is my fears are misplaced, and that Biden's lead holds and is wide enough to account for even the bias towards voting by mail, and he is in the lead in enough swing states on election night that Trump can't credibly try to claim victory, even before his lead grows as absentee/mail-in ballots are counted. And, Biden's lead HAS been remarkably stable. But I also think it's pretty clear that Trump is preparing to contest the results of any election results where he doesn't win by a landslide, so...
     
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    The Economist predicts the same play as described above
     
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    vote in person!!!!!
     
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    Bahrain and UAE entered a joint peace agreement with Israel. It was supposed to include Palestine (this was the 'Jarod is going to solve peace in the middle east in the first week I'm in office' thing) but Israel is way too aggressive with Palestine for either to budge, so they settled for Israel making 'peace' with two countries they didn't even have a beef with.

    Anyway, they threw a sunshine and rainbows announcement at the White House today where all the leaders sucked Trump off infront of the news cameras for an hour.
     
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    Bahrain?

    Wasn't that the one mellow spot in the entire Middle East?
     
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    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    The supposed peace deal is so we can sell weapons.

    I think the real news of the day is Trump retweeting the QAnon pedo accusations against Biden. How low can this get. Last week he was accusing Biden of taking enhancement drugs but this is just so low I almost can’t believe it. Still almost two months left, I can’t imagine how bad Trump is going to get. I am waiting for Bill Barr to drop some DOJ accusations last minute on Joe/Hunter.
     
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    They can always arrest him with a Koran, an eight ball, and a transvestite, accuse him of treason, and ship him off to Guantanamo

    That's how the regimes Donald admires roll in "election" years

    PS Which him? Doesn't much matter
     
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    Guess just sprinkle some crack on Kamala Harris and lock her up too.
     
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    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    "And you'll develop, you'll develop herd -- like a herd mentality. It's going to be -- it's going to be herd developed - and that's going to happen," Trump said."That will all happen.”

    Please vote.
     
  14. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter ... drifting...

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    Well in trump's defense, if the majority of your supporters are delusional morons then you really don't have to say things that actually make sense.
     
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    Whats weird is even if he loses and some stability is restored to norms and institutions there are still all these people who believe they live in the world Trump tells them about.
     
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    Until the next Republican hero comes along to take his place.
     
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    I don't think it's really that party's fault

    America's broken electoral system and the convention that Republicans sell whatever the largest block of average voters can coalesce around, while Democrats are a non-party united minorities of all stripes coalition --- that's what's to blame

    This dumbass country has historically been a racist, xenophobic, religious fundamentalist, gun-happy backwater at heart... is it any wonder that there's a sellout candidate who gets behind all that????

    He's no Republican hero, he's a mortgaged-to-the-hilt idiot son of a successful son of a brothel owner. With all the stereotypical traits that come with the package.

    He'll personally lead a Latino gay pride parade through downtown Manhattan if he believes it'll help him win something he wants.
     
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    Bahrain, UAE, Oman, and Qatar (to a degree).
     
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    Is that the congress woman with the turban or the former President (sometimes photographed with a turban)?
     
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    Oman is what I keep saying when I watch these Trump conferences.
     
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