trump is pretty much attempting a coup

mmsadda

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Quite frankly, trump is attempting a coup. It may be ham-fisted, and not fit neatly with what a coup classically looks like, but it's an attempt nonetheless.

Shame on the Republican party as a whole for tacitly supporting this. They need to come get their man, and shut this shit down.

(If you get paywalled trying to view the article, open it in an incognito tab.)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/a...inept-and-deadly-serious-coup-attempt/617309/
 

LoneSage

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Uhhh yeah it's been obvious he has been attempting a coup since the election was called. He won't get anywhere though.
 

norton9478

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If you said that 9 months ago, you would have been accused of having TDS.
 

lithy

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Shame on the Republican party as a whole for tacitly supporting this. They need to come get their man, and shut this shit down.

They know the longer he runs out this hissy, the worse he comes out of it, and the less chance he mounts a serious run in 2024 (if he isn't already dead by then). They don't want him, so they're willing to ride out two more months to let him sink himself.
 

evil wasabi

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They know the longer he runs out this hissy, the worse he comes out of it, and the less chance he mounts a serious run in 2024 (if he isn't already dead by then). They don't want him, so they're willing to ride out two more months to let him sink himself.

Sounds about right. But I am still worried about the new appointments and possible graft of state secrets to foreign powers that he may be engaged in. Diplomatic quid pro quos, and giving property rights to exploitative mining and deforestation firms in what were once national parks.
 

norton9478

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Biden's first executive order should be to shut off trump's access to the daily brief.
 

Tripredacus

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Attempting to subvert an election via legal methods isn't really how coups are done. When he busts out the long knives, then we'll talk.
 

SouthtownKid

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Attempting to subvert an election via legal methods isn't really how coups are done. When he busts out the long knives, then we'll talk.

A coup d'etat doesn't have to be accomplished through violent means. And as an attempt, this fits pretty much every other requirement. The exciting news is that he only has to hold onto power illegally for 7 days for it to be considered a successful coup d'etat. Another USA first!

But Trump may have miscalculated, because his attempt is going to miss sweeps week by at least a month in either direction. What a waste.
 

norton9478

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Just remember: The republican leaders implicitly or explicitly trying to overturn the election are the same people that 9 months ago that denounced impeachment on the predicate that the voters should decide these things.
 
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LoneSage

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Just remember: The republican leaders implicitly or explicitly trying to overturn the election are the same people that 9 months ago that denounced impeachment on the predicate that the voters should decide these things.

I would be so happy if Trump imploded the Republican party. But, people have the attention span of gnats.
 

norton9478

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What's the other option, genius? Kill 'em all? Leaving ethics completely aside for the moment, when historically has that ever worked?

Simple case of the iterated prisoner's dilemma.

Forgiving strategies do not work while the opponent continues to defect. The Republicans by way of their actions post-election show no will to co-operate.
 
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LoneSage

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What's the other option, genius? Kill 'em all? Leaving ethics completely aside for the moment, when historically has that ever worked?

Unity is for pussies and libtards.

That is the way they think.

I don't have the answer how to save a people who have been brainwashed into thinking liberals kill babies for fun.
 

norton9478

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I'm all for Unity.

But there can be no Unity republicans who refuse to admit that Joe Biden is going to be the steward of the whitehouse.
 

Lagduf

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But the fraud, Norton.

The Fraud!

They have the widespread fraud on film, there is a global conspiracy, Trump is going to expose the blah blah blah.
 

@M

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Trump is going to make NESTS great again by making clones of Kinta Kokuin. Kim Jong Un is fucked (Kim Kaphwan too)!
 

Heinz

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Trump is going to make NESTS great again by making clones of Kinta Kokuin. Kim Jong Un is fucked (Kim Kaphwan too)!

This man knows the truth! If you dye Zero's hair blonde and make him a little fatter I mean it's trump!
 

Ajax

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I can't believe the amount of shenanigans going on... Fully expecting a proud virgin revolution later today. Seriously curious to know how these chump fan clowns are able to fancy themselves patriots while literally trying to subvert the constitution.
 

evil wasabi

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It helps that none of these guys care about or understand the constitution, and that their concept of patriotism is a misconstruction of dominating others.
 

Lagduf

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I can't believe the amount of shenanigans going on... Fully expecting a proud virgin revolution later today. Seriously curious to know how these chump fan clowns are able to fancy themselves patriots while literally trying to subvert the constitution.

Because they believe there is a (global) conspiracy to get Trump out of the White House. The election was rigged by the DC Cabal and the election was stolen. Trump is the rightful winner and it is they who are defending the constitution and the legitimacy of our democracy.

Have you ever talked to someone who is truly irrational?
 
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SouthtownKid

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Because they believe there is a (global) conspiracy to get Trump out of the White House.
The funniest part is that I think a lot of them don't actually believe that, but they are having so much fun pretending to believe it. Not all of them, obviously. There are some legit dummies. But I think a lot of those proud boy dorks in particular enjoy the chaos that comes from pretending they are living in interesting times where they might actually be called on to step up and fight for "freedom". For them, I don't think it's delusion so much as make-believe. High stakes LARPing.
 

Lagduf

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I agree that there are many who support Trump simply because he has either directly or indirectly furthered their own crazy agenda.

I’m having a hard time understanding why anyone would take a bullet for Trump. Fuck Biden (amirite?) but...Trump? Come on.
 
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