US Political Discussion: Biden/Harris Edition (Rules in OP)

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  1. fantom

    fantom Misses his 6 strings

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    So apparently Trump supporters are blocking major highways in several democratic states. First off, what is the point of trying to advertise Trump in non-swing states at this point? All they are doing is disrupting peoples' lives and making them more pissed off at Trump. Second thing, where the hell is the federal riot police now?
     
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    $10 says at leat 40% of them made some sort of social media post about how traffic-blocking protestors over the summer "deserved" to get run over.
     
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    It’s going to be really interesting to see which way Florida goes. Being in Ft. Lauderdale, I’m seeing a hell of a lot more Biden signs than I am Trump signs, but my wife’s been heading north for work lately and she said it’s Trump country up there, just endless Trump signs.

    Many Cubans here still have plenty of memories of Castro, so if they’re being told that Biden’s a socialist and don’t do their homework, it won’t be hard to sway them towards Trump. I was in Hialeah a few weeks ago, which is mainly Cuban-owned farms and all I saw were Trump signs.

    My boss gave us the day after the election off. I’m not sure his exact reasons yet, I’m looking forward to asking him. I don’t know if it’s because he’s concerned about people freaking out or if it’s to nurse our hangovers. My in-laws are in from Massachusetts, we plan on watching the results while throwing down some cocktails.
     
  5. sleewell

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    trump supporters going full on antifa now.


    pro-tip: law and order is not illegally blocking roads and threatening people with guns.
     
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  6. Dumple Stilzkin

    Dumple Stilzkin Don’t be afraid to fart when you pee.

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    That shit with the “Trump Train” is the type of behavior usually reserved for children. Anyone ever hear of live and let live? This is a scary time for the US and A. But also a real eye opener to just how much hate, anger, bigotry, and stupidity we possess as a society. These people seem proud of their lack of knowledge and understanding. How is it that people can read the Bible, claim to be religious. But yet have a total lack of understanding as to all the moral codes and ethics that their book is trying to instill in them? Religious indoctrination is dangerous. Spirituality and Religion are not inherently at fault here. Small minds and lack of compassion are.

    At this point I would really like to see Joe Biden win obviously. However, if he doesn’t. I’ll be disappointed. But what the fuck ever at this point. Maybe we need this orange clown to dismantle our country, show us just how shitty we really are as a society. For us to pull our heads out of our asses and finally try to fix some of these problems.
     
  7. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter ... drifting...

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    Hypocrites... Do as we say, not as we do. And like with most situations, they don't educate themselves nor utilize common sense. This is their time to shine.
     
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    I'm guessing you're vastly overestimating the number of folks who actually read the bible, let alone would care what it actually says. The bible for this type of Republicans is just an excuse to hate other people and control women. Regardless of actual content, any other book would do, and in fact others book serve the same purpose elsewhere in the world. The world is full of brainwashed terrorists who haven't read the book and just blindly follow their leader :)
     
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    I find it weird that people are boarding up businesses in preparation of Election Day and the morning after. People are really anxious.
     
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  10. Dumple Stilzkin

    Dumple Stilzkin Don’t be afraid to fart when you pee.

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    What have we become?
     
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    Well, It's more like what has some of us become? and the answer is, unfortunately, mouth breathing, ignorant, Rump supporters...

    Only one more day to go!!!

    I don't know how much longer I can hold my breath?!?
     
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  12. Ralyks

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    See, that's a point people are missing. If we vote Biden, the rest of the world will look at the last 4 years as an abberation. But if we go Trump again, that just shows America is doubling down, and this is who we are now. And the rest of the world will move on without us.
     
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    Absolutely not. The rest of the world knows that the conditions which allowed Trump and his ilk to flourish aren't going away overnight. Even if Biden wins, it will take many years for America to regain the international credibilty that Trump threw out the airlock. The attitude America can expect going forward from the rest of the world is "Why should we take you at your word now? You could easily elect a raving lunatic again 4 years from now when your voters return to being the apathetic lemmings that they've traditionally been, and we can't be left holding the bag when you once again abandon all the commitments you've made to your international partners."
     
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    Am I just the one who thinks that if Biden wins, that the Trump fanatics will be even more emboldened to do violent things, Trump will be unleashed in Twitter, and there will be some sort of acceleration to what we currently have?
     
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    In 2016, the surprise contingent were the "shy" voters that voted for Trump but were secretive about it, even to the polls.

    In 2020, I so want to believe that this time 'round, the "shy", un-polled people are the ones who did vote Trump in 2016, but don't want anyone to know they aren't doing it again this time. It seems like so many more people who voted Trump before have solidified their position and are more open about it...so I'm reeeeeally hoping...just so goddamn exhausted.
     
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    Especially if, as is being reported, he fully plans to declare victory if at any point in the night he's leading in the polls, rather than waiting for the full count and the states to be formally called.

    https://www.axios.com/trump-claim-election-victory-ballots-97eb12b9-5e35-402f-9ea3-0ccfb47f613f.html

    I think, regardless of what happens, there will be SOME violence on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. I think, though, that if Trump declares victory prematurely on election night (PA is favored to go to Biden by about 5 points, but it'll take a lot longer to count mail-in ballots than in person so early on in the night and possibly well into Wednesday it'll look like Trump is winning), and then exhorts his supporters to go out in the streets, then yeah, widespread rioting is definitely possible.
     
  18. bostjan

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    Meh, Bush II undid almost as much as Trump in terms of the US's international reputation. If we had been on a popular vote system, Dubya and Trump would have never won anyway. Prior to 2000, any time there was a popular vote winner and a different electoral vote winner in the USA, compromises were made in the name of fairness. In 2000, no concessions were made, and democracy in the USA died for good.

    Furthermore, Trump did illegal bullshit in the 2016 election and the GOP-led Senate acquitted him of wrongdoing, so you'd better believe that he has somehow outdone himself this time. So far, everything seems quiet, so I expect whatever surprise he has planned for tomorrow to be a doozy.
     
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    Eh, 538 did an interesting piece on differences between 2000 and 2020 and how public opinion has shifted. They concluded a 2000-style outcome could be way worse now than we got with Bush-Gore.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/a-contested-2020-election-would-be-way-worse-than-bush-v-gore/

    Article is there, but the short version is we're far more entrenched in partisan politics than we are there, and during the 2000 recount/court proceedings, there was kind of an interesting dichotomy where while a plurality of voters thought that not all votes had been correctly counted in Florida, as Gore was arguing, a modest majority thought Gore should concede anyway. Right or wrong, there was more belief in the fairness of the process than we have today, and while public opinion was on the side of Gore with the recount, public opinion also thought the results should be allowed to stand.

    I think there's zero chance that we see that pattern emerge again today, regardless of which party wins.
     

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