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2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« on: November 20, 2020, 04:30:07 AM »
Started a new thread as other thread was getting large. See thread concerning the election here:

https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=53263.0
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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 05:23:09 AM »
First!

Just like Biden.
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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 06:02:35 AM »
Ariic's post from previous thread:

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The GOP's official twitter feed is now repeating Trump's lies: https://twitter.com/GOP/status/1329490975266398210

This isn't just a Trump problem, the party itself is complicit.

This is getting ridiculous now. These people are either delusional or downright evil. If the left was capable of the rigging and playing the covert games they speak of, why did we have Trump at all? Why don't we have universal healthcare yet? Why are Graham and McConnell still sitting pretty? How the hell is Marjorie Taylor Greene in congress? It's lunacy at this point. 

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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 06:45:01 AM »
Ariic's post from previous thread:

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The GOP's official twitter feed is now repeating Trump's lies: https://twitter.com/GOP/status/1329490975266398210

This isn't just a Trump problem, the party itself is complicit.

This is getting ridiculous now. These people are either delusional or downright evil. If the left was capable of the rigging and playing the covert games they speak of, why did we have Trump at all? Why don't we have universal healthcare yet? Why are Graham and McConnell still sitting pretty? How the hell is Marjorie Taylor Greene in congress? It's lunacy at this point. 

Okay, but that Twitter message isn't saying any of it is true. It's in quotation marks, a literal quote from one of those lawyers of Trump. Looking at the rest of their Twitter feed, it seems a lot of it is just recounting stuff that has happened.

I am not suggesting this is okay, but it's not the same as the GOP endorsing the idea that Trump is the victim of fraud. That said, there will definitely be people that will copy this idea.
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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 08:08:03 AM »
First!

Just like Biden.

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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 08:43:47 AM »
Ariic's post from previous thread:

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The GOP's official twitter feed is now repeating Trump's lies: https://twitter.com/GOP/status/1329490975266398210

This isn't just a Trump problem, the party itself is complicit.

This is getting ridiculous now. These people are either delusional or downright evil. If the left was capable of the rigging and playing the covert games they speak of, why did we have Trump at all? Why don't we have universal healthcare yet? Why are Graham and McConnell still sitting pretty? How the hell is Marjorie Taylor Greene in congress? It's lunacy at this point. 

Okay, but that Twitter message isn't saying any of it is true. It's in quotation marks, a literal quote from one of those lawyers of Trump. Looking at the rest of their Twitter feed, it seems a lot of it is just recounting stuff that has happened.

I am not suggesting this is okay, but it's not the same as the GOP endorsing the idea that Trump is the victim of fraud. That said, there will definitely be people that will copy this idea.

Do party twitter acccounts normally directly quote members of their party without any caveats if they vehemently disagree with them?
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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 09:06:56 AM »
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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 09:31:35 AM »
It's funny, because I was all fired up to start posting links to all the Republicans - and no, not just Mitt Romney - that are saying "ENOUGH".   But I guess tropes will be tropes.  It's so much easier to lump people together, to point fingers and call names...

Michigan Republicans sided AGAINST Trump.
Georgian (the state, not the former Soviet state) Republicans sided AGAINST Trump.
Will Hurd and Ben Sasse have spoken out AGAINST Trump.
Bob Corker has spoken out AGAINST Trump.
Members of the Administration are now working with Biden - albeit surrepticiously - against Trump's wishes.

None of this is perfect, and of course, there are still those that believe that there are only two conditions:  "full-on repudiation with a vengeance" and "unequivocal, unwavering support", but we're seeing a wave here, a wave rejecting Trump's nonsense.

Even Tucker Carlson is, in his own way, calling out the bullshit.

I've often disparagingly referred to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's statements/positions, and used things like the Biden-Sanders Unity Forum - a party sanctioned summit with platform recommendations - and been told "they don't speak for everyone", and if that's the case, the same is true here.  I can't speak to the GOP twitter feed, I've not (and perhaps have never) been there.  But I'm seeing report after report of Republicans walking away from the Trump position, and that has to be acknowledged.

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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2020, 09:36:29 AM »
Plenty of Republicans are breaking away from Trump.


This just happened to be from the official GOP twitter. Not great optics and a poor decision.


Also which Michigan republicans? I haven't followed too closely but I know the two that are in charge of certifying the vote have tried to rescind their vote and thus support Trump.
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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2020, 09:41:03 AM »
Plenty of Republicans are breaking away from Trump.


This just happened to be from the official GOP twitter. Not great optics and a poor decision.


Also which Michigan republicans? I haven't followed too closely but I know the two that are in charge of certifying the vote have tried to rescind their vote and thus support Trump.

The vote is certified, though, and I wrote yesterday that two Republicans (I don't know if it's the same two) have presented a legislation to impeach Whitmer, and the remainder of the Republican caucus has rejected that out of hand (the point being that there's not party unity in Michigan by any stretch).

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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2020, 09:42:51 AM »
Plenty of Republicans are breaking away from Trump.


This just happened to be from the official GOP twitter. Not great optics and a poor decision.


Also which Michigan republicans? I haven't followed too closely but I know the two that are in charge of certifying the vote have tried to rescind their vote and thus support Trump.

The vote is certified, though, and I wrote yesterday that two Republicans (I don't know if it's the same two) have presented a legislation to impeach Whitmer, and the remainder of the Republican caucus has rejected that out of hand (the point being that there's not party unity in Michigan by any stretch).

Gotcha. And yes, the vote is certified, but they STILL are showing their support for Trump by trying to rescind it, even if it's meaningless in reality.


And to your point, there was the republican court (I think) in Texas that overruled a request by a republican group to eliminate a certain number of votes. That was horribly worded on my part but I forgot the details. I just remember it was republicans that stood against the general Trump marching orders there.
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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2020, 09:59:34 AM »
I am definitely pleased that there appears to be a high number of Republicans at the state level and conservative, Republican appointed judges standing against Trump. I think that will be enough to ensure Trump doesn't manage to finagle his way into a second term somehow. I fear it's still not enough to undo the permanent damage being done to our nation though.

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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2020, 10:24:37 AM »
It's funny, because I was all fired up to start posting links to all the Republicans - and no, not just Mitt Romney - that are saying "ENOUGH".   But I guess tropes will be tropes.  It's so much easier to lump people together, to point fingers and call names...

Michigan Republicans sided AGAINST Trump.
Georgian (the state, not the former Soviet state) Republicans sided AGAINST Trump.
Will Hurd and Ben Sasse have spoken out AGAINST Trump.
Bob Corker has spoken out AGAINST Trump.
Members of the Administration are now working with Biden - albeit surrepticiously - against Trump's wishes.

None of this is perfect, and of course, there are still those that believe that there are only two conditions:  "full-on repudiation with a vengeance" and "unequivocal, unwavering support", but we're seeing a wave here, a wave rejecting Trump's nonsense.

Even Tucker Carlson is, in his own way, calling out the bullshit.

I've often disparagingly referred to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's statements/positions, and used things like the Biden-Sanders Unity Forum - a party sanctioned summit with platform recommendations - and been told "they don't speak for everyone", and if that's the case, the same is true here.  I can't speak to the GOP twitter feed, I've not (and perhaps have never) been there.  But I'm seeing report after report of Republicans walking away from the Trump position, and that has to be acknowledged.
I can't speak for others but I wasn't talking about "all Republicans" as you seem to claim. I was talking about the party, as in its leadership and decision-makers.

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2020, 12:19:52 PM »
It's funny, because I was all fired up to start posting links to all the Republicans - and no, not just Mitt Romney - that are saying "ENOUGH".   But I guess tropes will be tropes.  It's so much easier to lump people together, to point fingers and call names...

Michigan Republicans sided AGAINST Trump.
Georgian (the state, not the former Soviet state) Republicans sided AGAINST Trump.
Will Hurd and Ben Sasse have spoken out AGAINST Trump.
Bob Corker has spoken out AGAINST Trump.
Members of the Administration are now working with Biden - albeit surrepticiously - against Trump's wishes.

None of this is perfect, and of course, there are still those that believe that there are only two conditions:  "full-on repudiation with a vengeance" and "unequivocal, unwavering support", but we're seeing a wave here, a wave rejecting Trump's nonsense.

Even Tucker Carlson is, in his own way, calling out the bullshit.

I've often disparagingly referred to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's statements/positions, and used things like the Biden-Sanders Unity Forum - a party sanctioned summit with platform recommendations - and been told "they don't speak for everyone", and if that's the case, the same is true here.  I can't speak to the GOP twitter feed, I've not (and perhaps have never) been there.  But I'm seeing report after report of Republicans walking away from the Trump position, and that has to be acknowledged.
I can't speak for others but I wasn't talking about "all Republicans" as you seem to claim. I was talking about the party, as in its leadership and decision-makers.

Fair enough. You're right.  But I answered this in my last paragraph.    At what point does the "GOP" become irrelevant in this discussion?   Why keep bringing it up if it's not indicative of most ACTUAL card-carrying Republicans?

And to the "lasting damage" question; I'm interested in what we think that "damage" will be, but what if one of the outcomes is a splintering of party to better reflect the feelings of the American people?   There was talk a decade or so ago about the "Tea Party" forming their own party - didn't happen, big surprise - but what if the CENTER of the party pulls off?  If done right, it could shake up the political landsape.   

Think about that:  take the almost 74 million that voted for Trump; say 15 million are the deplorables, and another 15 to 30 million are substantively Republican enough to not want to leave the party.   That leaves 30 million who might be persuaded to follow a Romney, or a... I don't know.  Moderate.  :)    You've got almost 80 million people that voted for Biden. How many of those might pick a more moderate candidate when faced with a choice of "The Squad" and a Republican that is compassionate, that is reasonable, and that is not associated with "The Proud Boys" and that ilk?

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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2020, 12:28:37 PM »
The USA could do very well with multiple parties. There is no way you can encapsulate 320 million people in two flavours (and yes, I get there's other parties there, but they're so marginal that they barely represent anyone at all).

As a comparison; my country (17 million inhabitants) has a total of 15 different political parties in the house of representatives and many more on the ballot every election.
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2020, 01:05:11 PM »
The USA could do very well with multiple parties. There is no way you can encapsulate 320 million people in two flavours (and yes, I get there's other parties there, but they're so marginal that they barely represent anyone at all).

As a comparison; my country (17 million inhabitants) has a total of 15 different political parties in the house of representatives and many more on the ballot every election.
That's because your country has proportional representation. I just don't see a split ever making sense in the US political system. I mean, theoretically someone could pull a Macron but I can't see it ever happening in practice.


Fair enough. You're right.  But I answered this in my last paragraph.    At what point does the "GOP" become irrelevant in this discussion?   Why keep bringing it up if it's not indicative of most ACTUAL card-carrying Republicans?
I don't know whether it's most or not. I know it's definitely not all, and I know it's not only a tiny fraction... it's somewhere in between. I guess we'll see who the party selects as its nominee in 2024. While "the GOP" has power and is making decisions on party policy, it will not become irrelevant. But of course, if the party membership doesn't like what it's seeing and the party leadership shifts as a result, then great.

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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2020, 02:19:33 PM »
The USA could do very well with multiple parties. There is no way you can encapsulate 320 million people in two flavours (and yes, I get there's other parties there, but they're so marginal that they barely represent anyone at all).

As a comparison; my country (17 million inhabitants) has a total of 15 different political parties in the house of representatives and many more on the ballot every election.

Two things have to happen though:  one, a big name candidate has to go Independent.  We need the political equivalent of Radiohead or Marillion to step up.  When you look at the "Independent" list, and "Vermin Supreme" is on there, along with a guy with a big yellow foam hat (NOT Turd Ferguson, though), it doesn't inspire confidence.   Two, we have to break the mindset that a vote for other than one of the two big parties is a wasted vote.  I have no illusions that an "Independent" candidate could get 80 million votes, but they don't need 80 million votes.  As someone who has - and likely will again - vote "Independent", the vast majority of people - generally, not presently - that argue the "Independent" vote is a wasted vote seem to be those that fear their candidate not having "my" vote.

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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2020, 02:41:14 PM »
The USA could do very well with multiple parties. There is no way you can encapsulate 320 million people in two flavours (and yes, I get there's other parties there, but they're so marginal that they barely represent anyone at all).

As a comparison; my country (17 million inhabitants) has a total of 15 different political parties in the house of representatives and many more on the ballot every election.

Two things have to happen though:  one, a big name candidate has to go Independent.  We need the political equivalent of Radiohead or Marillion to step up.  When you look at the "Independent" list, and "Vermin Supreme" is on there, along with a guy with a big yellow foam hat (NOT Turd Ferguson, though), it doesn't inspire confidence.   Two, we have to break the mindset that a vote for other than one of the two big parties is a wasted vote.  I have no illusions that an "Independent" candidate could get 80 million votes, but they don't need 80 million votes.  As someone who has - and likely will again - vote "Independent", the vast majority of people - generally, not presently - that argue the "Independent" vote is a wasted vote seem to be those that fear their candidate not having "my" vote.
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Also, it's just not going to happen in the current system. As you yourself keep telling us, popular vote doesn't matter. Nineteen million people voted for Perot, along with zero electors. [insert sad foghorn sound here]
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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2020, 02:44:02 PM »
Part of an issue with independents and Stadler, please jump in here is their visibility.  I think they have to have 7% vote in the primaries to be allowed to join the debates.  So if you don't see them, most people will not do their homework.  Maybe these rules need to change. Independents to not have the deep pocket backing as the Dems & the Reps.
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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2020, 02:54:50 PM »
Part of an issue with independents and Stadler, please jump in here is their visibility.  I think they have to have 7% vote in the primaries to be allowed to join the debates.  So if you don't see them, most people will not do their homework.  Maybe these rules need to change. Independents to not have the deep pocket backing as the Dems & the Reps.
That part can happen, but I think Perot convinced people that it wasn't worth the effort or the expense. He had the grass roots base to get on the stage, as well as on the ballot in all 50 states. That's hard to do. It got him nothing. I don't know how it was up there in Yankee Town, but down here he was very popular. I signed a petition to get him on the ballot at a roadside tent that was booming with business. Like I said, great grass roots support. Can't beat the machine, though.
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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2020, 03:32:18 PM »
The USA could do very well with multiple parties. There is no way you can encapsulate 320 million people in two flavours (and yes, I get there's other parties there, but they're so marginal that they barely represent anyone at all).

As a comparison; my country (17 million inhabitants) has a total of 15 different political parties in the house of representatives and many more on the ballot every election.

Two things have to happen though:  one, a big name candidate has to go Independent.  We need the political equivalent of Radiohead or Marillion to step up.  When you look at the "Independent" list, and "Vermin Supreme" is on there, along with a guy with a big yellow foam hat (NOT Turd Ferguson, though), it doesn't inspire confidence.   Two, we have to break the mindset that a vote for other than one of the two big parties is a wasted vote.  I have no illusions that an "Independent" candidate could get 80 million votes, but they don't need 80 million votes.  As someone who has - and likely will again - vote "Independent", the vast majority of people - generally, not presently - that argue the "Independent" vote is a wasted vote seem to be those that fear their candidate not having "my" vote.
It's not about their lizard. It's the wrong lizard they worry about. Vital distinction.

Also, it's just not going to happen in the current system. As you yourself keep telling us, popular vote doesn't matter. Nineteen million people voted for Perot, along with zero electors. [insert sad foghorn sound here]

You're right on both counts.   No argument.

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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2020, 03:35:39 PM »
Part of an issue with independents and Stadler, please jump in here is their visibility.  I think they have to have 7% vote in the primaries to be allowed to join the debates.  So if you don't see them, most people will not do their homework.  Maybe these rules need to change. Independents to not have the deep pocket backing as the Dems & the Reps.
That part can happen, but I think Perot convinced people that it wasn't worth the effort or the expense. He had the grass roots base to get on the stage, as well as on the ballot in all 50 states. That's hard to do. It got him nothing. I don't know how it was up there in Yankee Town, but down here he was very popular. I signed a petition to get him on the ballot at a roadside tent that was booming with business. Like I said, great grass roots support. Can't beat the machine, though.

It was consistent.   Not quite the level of Texas support, but in the ballpark. 


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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2020, 03:44:04 PM »
I think he lost steam with his VP pick. At least that's what I remember.
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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2020, 03:50:10 PM »
Part of an issue with independents and Stadler, please jump in here is their visibility.  I think they have to have 7% vote in the primaries to be allowed to join the debates.  So if you don't see them, most people will not do their homework.  Maybe these rules need to change. Independents to not have the deep pocket backing as the Dems & the Reps.
That part can happen, but I think Perot convinced people that it wasn't worth the effort or the expense. He had the grass roots base to get on the stage, as well as on the ballot in all 50 states. That's hard to do. It got him nothing. I don't know how it was up there in Yankee Town, but down here he was very popular. I signed a petition to get him on the ballot at a roadside tent that was booming with business. Like I said, great grass roots support. Can't beat the machine, though.

It was consistent.   Not quite the level of Texas support, but in the ballpark.
It's kind of a shame. Not that he lost, but rather that he was the single best chance we've had to break the two party system, he did quite well, and in the only sense that mattered he got creamed. Ranked voting might be the solution, it would certainly eliminate the wrong lizard voters, but this presumes that TPTB actually want the system fixed. They don't. It's like campaign finance reform, or term limits, or mandatory jail time for corruption. We all claim to want it, but we'll still vote for politicians who will happily say "yeah, fuck all that noise."
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« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2020, 03:53:09 PM »
Part of an issue with independents and Stadler, please jump in here is their visibility.  I think they have to have 7% vote in the primaries to be allowed to join the debates.  So if you don't see them, most people will not do their homework.  Maybe these rules need to change. Independents to not have the deep pocket backing as the Dems & the Reps.
That part can happen, but I think Perot convinced people that it wasn't worth the effort or the expense. He had the grass roots base to get on the stage, as well as on the ballot in all 50 states. That's hard to do. It got him nothing. I don't know how it was up there in Yankee Town, but down here he was very popular. I signed a petition to get him on the ballot at a roadside tent that was booming with business. Like I said, great grass roots support. Can't beat the machine, though.

It was consistent.   Not quite the level of Texas support, but in the ballpark.
It's kind of a shame. Not that he lost, but rather that he was the single best chance we've had to break the two party system, he did quite well, and in the only sense that mattered he got creamed. Ranked voting might be the solution, it would certainly eliminate the wrong lizard voters, but this presumes that TPTB actually want the system fixed. They don't. It's like campaign finance reform, or term limits, or mandatory jail time for corruption. We all claim to want it, but we'll still vote for politicians who will happily say "yeah, fuck all that noise."

I actually like the idea of a ranking system.

Instead of party candidates, you just have one big primary of maybe 10 people and everyone ranks the ones they want to. You pick the top two who got the highest rankings and then you have your two main candidates, then the election is between them.
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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2020, 04:14:51 PM »
Part of an issue with independents and Stadler, please jump in here is their visibility.  I think they have to have 7% vote in the primaries to be allowed to join the debates.  So if you don't see them, most people will not do their homework.  Maybe these rules need to change. Independents to not have the deep pocket backing as the Dems & the Reps.
That part can happen, but I think Perot convinced people that it wasn't worth the effort or the expense. He had the grass roots base to get on the stage, as well as on the ballot in all 50 states. That's hard to do. It got him nothing. I don't know how it was up there in Yankee Town, but down here he was very popular. I signed a petition to get him on the ballot at a roadside tent that was booming with business. Like I said, great grass roots support. Can't beat the machine, though.

It was consistent.   Not quite the level of Texas support, but in the ballpark.
It's kind of a shame. Not that he lost, but rather that he was the single best chance we've had to break the two party system, he did quite well, and in the only sense that mattered he got creamed. Ranked voting might be the solution, it would certainly eliminate the wrong lizard voters, but this presumes that TPTB actually want the system fixed. They don't. It's like campaign finance reform, or term limits, or mandatory jail time for corruption. We all claim to want it, but we'll still vote for politicians who will happily say "yeah, fuck all that noise."

I'm not suggesting it's anything but the longest of long shots, but IF the two-party system was to break, that's where it goes.  You're right that he got "20 million and zero" but that's because someone else got 21M (Not really, it was more like 39 and 44).  Meaning, it's a tipping point scenario.  If the voting populace did prioritize those things, and not just "who's the least slimy brand name", then Perot's 20 might be 36, and Clinton and Bush's numbers are 35 and 30.  You're not going to underdog this; but I'd be curious how Romney would have done as an independent in 2016.   It would take a bit of "perfect storm", but I can see - as we continue to polarize - that scenario becoming more and more likely.   

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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2020, 04:32:14 PM »
Silly question: Why does it matter when a thread is long? Is it a bandwidth issue? Seriously don't know the answer.

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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2020, 07:26:45 PM »
Part of an issue with independents and Stadler, please jump in here is their visibility.  I think they have to have 7% vote in the primaries to be allowed to join the debates.  So if you don't see them, most people will not do their homework.  Maybe these rules need to change. Independents to not have the deep pocket backing as the Dems & the Reps.
That part can happen, but I think Perot convinced people that it wasn't worth the effort or the expense. He had the grass roots base to get on the stage, as well as on the ballot in all 50 states. That's hard to do. It got him nothing. I don't know how it was up there in Yankee Town, but down here he was very popular. I signed a petition to get him on the ballot at a roadside tent that was booming with business. Like I said, great grass roots support. Can't beat the machine, though.

He was the first person I ever voted for for President.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2020, 07:40:41 PM »
Silly question: Why does it matter when a thread is long? Is it a bandwidth issue? Seriously don't know the answer.

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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2020, 04:12:17 AM »
Thanks XJ.

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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2020, 07:06:29 AM »
First!

Just like Biden.

Maybe illegally, but if you look at legal posts I'm first.

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« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2020, 07:20:59 AM »
First!

Just like Biden.

Maybe illegally, but if you look at legal posts I'm first.

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« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2020, 07:40:12 AM »
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Re: 2020 Election Aftermath Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2020, 08:21:38 AM »
First!

Just like Biden.

Maybe illegally, but if you look at legal posts I'm first.


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