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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 6:12pm
by Kory
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 3:17pm
WestwayKid wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 2:03pm
I have to admit, this election stuff is starting to get to me. As much as I can rationally say Trump and his cronies can't overturn the results, I can't shake the idea, either. I don't trust the GOP. They are a radical and dishonest party (in my opinion) and I can't rule out that they wouldn't try every last card in their deck.

With their lawsuit approach now withering, it appears they're going after the elector angle with the idea that they can get state legislatures to install their own electors to flip states.

It feels insane to even type... and maybe I am falling victim to the 24 hour news cycle where this stuff is being played up like it could happen just to keep my attention, but I'm feeling rattled.
If you're looking for something to assuage your anxieties, there's this analysis of how unlikely any of this is: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/ ... -election/
Is it by the same analysts who said he wouldn't win in 2016?

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 6:19pm
by WestwayKid
Kory wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 6:12pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 3:17pm
WestwayKid wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 2:03pm
I have to admit, this election stuff is starting to get to me. As much as I can rationally say Trump and his cronies can't overturn the results, I can't shake the idea, either. I don't trust the GOP. They are a radical and dishonest party (in my opinion) and I can't rule out that they wouldn't try every last card in their deck.

With their lawsuit approach now withering, it appears they're going after the elector angle with the idea that they can get state legislatures to install their own electors to flip states.

It feels insane to even type... and maybe I am falling victim to the 24 hour news cycle where this stuff is being played up like it could happen just to keep my attention, but I'm feeling rattled.
If you're looking for something to assuage your anxieties, there's this analysis of how unlikely any of this is: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/ ... -election/
Is it by the same analysts who said he wouldn't win in 2016?
You're not helping assuage my anxieties... ;)

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 6:28pm
by Dr. Medulla
Kory wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 6:12pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 3:17pm
WestwayKid wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 2:03pm
I have to admit, this election stuff is starting to get to me. As much as I can rationally say Trump and his cronies can't overturn the results, I can't shake the idea, either. I don't trust the GOP. They are a radical and dishonest party (in my opinion) and I can't rule out that they wouldn't try every last card in their deck.

With their lawsuit approach now withering, it appears they're going after the elector angle with the idea that they can get state legislatures to install their own electors to flip states.

It feels insane to even type... and maybe I am falling victim to the 24 hour news cycle where this stuff is being played up like it could happen just to keep my attention, but I'm feeling rattled.
If you're looking for something to assuage your anxieties, there's this analysis of how unlikely any of this is: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/ ... -election/
Is it by the same analysts who said he wouldn't win in 2016?
Legal scholar rather than political pundits and pollsters.

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 7:31pm
by BostonBeaneater
Giggles:


Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 9:14pm
by Kory
WestwayKid wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 6:19pm
Kory wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 6:12pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 3:17pm
WestwayKid wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 2:03pm
I have to admit, this election stuff is starting to get to me. As much as I can rationally say Trump and his cronies can't overturn the results, I can't shake the idea, either. I don't trust the GOP. They are a radical and dishonest party (in my opinion) and I can't rule out that they wouldn't try every last card in their deck.

With their lawsuit approach now withering, it appears they're going after the elector angle with the idea that they can get state legislatures to install their own electors to flip states.

It feels insane to even type... and maybe I am falling victim to the 24 hour news cycle where this stuff is being played up like it could happen just to keep my attention, but I'm feeling rattled.
If you're looking for something to assuage your anxieties, there's this analysis of how unlikely any of this is: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/ ... -election/
Is it by the same analysts who said he wouldn't win in 2016?
You're not helping assuage my anxieties... ;)
You could join my church of pessimism. If you're always expecting the worst, you'll never be disappointed.

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 11:03pm
by tepista
Image

GG Guliani

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 10:18am
by oliver
Kory wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 9:14pm
You could join my church of pessimism. If you're always expecting the worst, you'll never be disappointed.
Reminds me of a Bill Hicks bit about starting a political party for people who hate other people.

"People who hate people... come together!"
"No"
We're having trouble getting up and running
"Are you gonna be there?"
"Yeah"
"Then I ain't coming"
"But you're our strongest member!"

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 11:44am
by revbob
tepista wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 11:03pm
Image

GG Guliani
Awesome

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 11:55am
by Kimmelweck
:lol:


Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 5:11pm
by WestwayKid
Kimmelweck wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 11:55am
:lol:

This is awesome!!

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 5:12pm
by Dr. Medulla

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 5:45pm
by Kimmelweck
WestwayKid wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 5:11pm
Kimmelweck wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 11:55am
:lol:

This is awesome!!
Yup. :mrgreen: The cat rockin' out on the left is the perfect touch. Sounds like something Joe Strummer would have played on his radio show.

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 6:51pm
by Kimmelweck
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 5:12pm
But wait, there's more!
https://www.newsweek.com/georgia-trump- ... fs-1549245
I suspect that whoever owns Rudy is behind this performance. It would be nice if they actually boycott the runoff though.

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 7:14pm
by Dr. Medulla
Kimmelweck wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 6:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 5:12pm
But wait, there's more!
https://www.newsweek.com/georgia-trump- ... fs-1549245
I suspect that whoever owns Rudy is behind this performance. It would be nice if they actually boycott the runoff though.
Speculation is that Rudy is taking point on this absurd effort because he's angling for a pardon—one final expression of loyalty. So many of these people are drenched in criminality and sloppy enough to leave a monkey barrel of evidence that it's hard to discount out of hand these theories.

Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 8:15pm
by Kimmelweck
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 7:14pm
Kimmelweck wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 6:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 5:12pm
But wait, there's more!
https://www.newsweek.com/georgia-trump- ... fs-1549245
I suspect that whoever owns Rudy is behind this performance. It would be nice if they actually boycott the runoff though.
Speculation is that Rudy is taking point on this absurd effort because he's angling for a pardon—one final expression of loyalty. So many of these people are drenched in criminality and sloppy enough to leave a monkey barrel of evidence that it's hard to discount out of hand these theories.
That makes sense. It feels so staged. The speaker might as well be reading texts from a sweat-soaked Rudy off his phone. I agree it’s hard to dismiss the theories when there seems to be no other logical explanation for some of it.