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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolutionary_Jack View Post
    I can imagine Kasich getting some kind of reward for his endorsement of Biden and the Lincoln Project Republicans getting some kudos if Biden wins, yeah. Obama talked about appointing Republicans to his cabinet too in his run up in 2008, and in the end Robert Gates, Dubya's Sec. of Defense continued on under Obama. Obama also nominated Chuck Hagel for CIA chief but that position didn't get confirmed by Senate.
    One guy's take...

    Former President Obama's calls on deportation and The Patriot Act were not at some "That's Fine..." default position just because he was a Democratic President.

    Lots of instances where folks have pointed to how "Progressive..." a Biden Presidency could be.

    Meanwhile, I'm seeing what looks a lot like the guy's crew feeling out Republicans for potential cabinet positions while I haven't seen the same about anyone "Elizabeth Warren..." or left of there.

    While anything could happen, it's not like that isn't noteworthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farealmer View Post
    Good point, but what is the official policy when people come into this thread just to stir crap up? Even the current situation aside it's been happening since 2016. And if Donny wins you can bet people will show up just to gloat. Even when posting here is something they simply never do otherwise.
    To me, it looks like it was covered pretty clearly in that post and here -

    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...ARDS-amp-RULES

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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    To me, it looks like it was covered pretty clearly in that post and here -

    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...ARDS-amp-RULES
    That's great and all but like you are so fond of pointing out about Biden or Obama's policies the reality is somewhere short of that. While I didn't like the board wipe I understood why it happened. And when real people are dying out there and will continue to die and people show up acting like that's a good thing because their tribe won...

    Personally the only real solution(if you could call it that) is regardless of the outcome the politics thread is canned election night and for two weeks after so people can stop screaming at the heaven's. Because with the stakes as they are this place will become a moderation burden otherwise.

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    Honestly, that particular aspect of it ain't my call.

    Also a separate issue from the here and now and something that is seemingly a preexisting issue. I noticed some things that seemed like they could be getting into that ballpark, and thought that bringing up something folks might not even have been aware of made sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celgress View Post
    I don't see how Trump wins Pennsylvania (and I have him retaining the Presidency), but the others are a good bet.
    There's not a single poll that has Trump in the lead in Arizona.

    Not one.

    In fact, most polls have Biden's lead outside the margin of error, and only one recent poll has had Trump within a point. Even if you give Trump Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Iowa and Arizona, hje only gets to 258 electoral votes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker View Post
    It really should just be the popular vote. I mean, why is it not the majority of americans who get to decide who their president is? It's absurd and it has cost us dearly several times.

    Just because we now look back fondly on the "quiet dignity" of Dubya, doesn't mean he was a good president who didn't win a stolen election.

    If republicans want to win, maybe they should run on policies that appeal to more voters! And if you can't win that way, maybe your politics are outmoded. What a fucking wild idea!

    While we're at it, lets do away with gerrymandering districts. Just cut that shit out completely.
    On what is in blue...

    It's not an actual majority of Americans. It's usually more like a third.

    On what's in green...

    You could say the same about the Democrats who lost to Bush or Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    There's not a single poll that has Trump in the lead in Arizona.

    Not one.

    In fact, most polls have Biden's lead outside the margin of error, and only one recent poll has had Trump within a point. Even if you give Trump Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Iowa and Arizona, hje only gets to 258 electoral votes.
    "But... but... math and logic don't apply to Trump!"
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    I'm just saying that you keep crapping on Biden, when the whole point is LITERALLY ANYONE ELSE.

    No one cares if Biden is courting Republicans. We just want anyone other than Trump in that office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    "But... but... math and logic don't apply to Trump!"
    I just don't think people grasp how narrow a win Trump got in 2016 and how unlikely a repeat of that is. It COULD happen. There are some alarming signs in voter registration, for example, but I 2018's elections don't bode well for Trump's chances in 2020. There's a reason they're ramming Barret on the court and that's Bush V Gore 2.0.

    I should also add that it's necessary for Trump to run the table of *every* toss up *and* flip either Pennsylvania or Michigan AND Wisconsin. It's, again, possible, but...
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    Outside of the numbers folks are looking at and 2018 results, it is also worth noting that no one stands a better chance of stopping Trump from winning a second term than Donald Trump.

    And right now?

    The guy seems like he is bound a determined to take a sledge to any chances that he might have.

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    One small one from the "Illinois..." front. While it is good to see sensible steps being taken, I do wish it felt like there was more of a plan in place for the businesses involved. At least one local mom and pop pizza place is already closed for good.

    https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/d...-restrictions/

    New COVID-19 restrictions coming to DuPage, Kane, Kankakee and Will counties after tests hit ‘failsafe’ level
    Starting Friday, new restrictions will be put in place DuPage, Kane, Kankakee and Will counties, including limits on gatherings to 25 people or 25 percent of room capacity, a ban on indoor service at bars and restaurants, and requirements for outdoor service to end at 11 p.m.

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    A pizza place closing (delivery is a thing, anyway) is a small price to pay for thousands of lives saved, and hundreds of thousands of infections prevented.

    Anyone who pretends otherwise is a disingenuous monster more concerned about their bank account than ordinary people surviving the pandemic.

    Full stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celgress View Post
    I can't agree. I find his speeches very funny. The names he comes up with for people are lol. He's the ultimate troll.
    I mean, I like Freddy Krueger movies, but I wouldn't want him to be President.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    I just don't think people grasp how narrow a win Trump got in 2016 and how unlikely a repeat of that is. It COULD happen. There are some alarming signs in voter registration, for example, but I 2018's elections don't bode well for Trump's chances in 2020. There's a reason they're ramming Barret on the court and that's Bush V Gore 2.0.

    I should also add that it's necessary for Trump to run the table of *every* toss up *and* flip either Pennsylvania or Michigan AND Wisconsin. It's, again, possible, but...
    Trump won Pennsylvania by less than one percent in 2016. Fast forward four years, last time I checked, he was trailing Biden by five percent, his only chance to win the state is through Republican chicanery and voter suppression. Meanwhile, Barack Obama will be in Philly tonight to stump for Biden.

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    Lawyers say they can’t locate the parents of at least 545 migrant children after they were separated under the president’s “zero-tolerance” border policy. Talk about a nightmare! The Hague needs to be called in to investigate.

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    Donald Trump Causes A Fuss Over Upcoming ‘60 Minutes’ Interview

    The president reportedly cut his interview short with Lesley Stahl before criticizing her online and threatening to release footage prior to airtime. Would you like some cheese with that whine, sir?

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    Republican Pollster: Trump’s Is The ‘The Worst Campaign I’ve Ever Seen’

    “Nobody cares about Hunter Biden,” said Frank Luntz, who argued that the Trump campaign is focusing on all the wrong issues, The Hill reports. Trump does, and he's gonna keep on beating that expired equine.

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    Hillary Clinton Shares Chilling Warning From 4 Years Ago: ‘Speech For Everything’

    The former Democratic candidate recalled her ominous prediction from 2016 to slam Donald Trump. Just call her Mistress Nostradamus!

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    Leaked Reports Show White House Knew Of COVID-19 Spike As Trump Downplayed Crisis

    The president falsely claimed the coronavirus “affects virtually nobody” while the White House watched cases skyrocket nationwide. But people STILL want to give this assclown another four years. SMDH.

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    Most Presidents Who Lose Deal With Shame. Trump Could Have To Deal With Prison.

    Winning a second term could put him beyond the reach of many of the possible charges, thanks to statutes of limitations that would run out. It's as I've said, the only thing Trump fears more than losing his wealth is losing his freedom. I've come to agree with those who say that if Trump loses, he'll flee the country to avoid trial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celgress View Post
    I can't say more without getting banned, so I'll leave it at this. Our country has always been violent, corrupt, and racist. Until the two Party System is abolished nothing is going to change. My hope is Trump hastens that demise so something better can emerge from the ruins. I don't want the country destroyed but I do want the current political system destroyed.
    I just will never accept Accelerationism as a worthwhile political philosophy. It's never been anything more than genocidal nihilism mixed with revenge porn. Actually, what it really reminds me of most is the Pat Robertson-esque Evangelicals. The kind of people who openly want to being about the End of Days, for no better reason they they believe the world is irredeemable and enjoy the thought of everyone who isn't them burning in Hell. How it's becoming a major movement I have no idea...

    Speaking of Pat Robertson though, he's back in the news today. Apparently he has been talking to God again, and God told him that if Trump is reelected he will definitely start Armageddon. Which is a good thing. So he's still on brand.

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