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Re: US Election

Post by lpm » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:11 pm

I like this Biden fella. Make him President instead.
What ever happened to that Trump guy, you know, the one who was president for a bit?

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Re: US Election

Post by Brightonian » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:33 pm

CNN has called it for Ossoff, the Dem.

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Re: US Election

Post by Grumble » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:34 pm

Brightonian wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:33 pm
CNN has called it for Ossoff, the Dem.
That’ll make the Maga Mob happy.
I know this is vitriol, no solution, spleen venting, but I feel better having screamed, don’t you?

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Re: US Election

Post by Trinucleus » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:36 pm

Grumble wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:34 pm
Brightonian wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:33 pm
CNN has called it for Ossoff, the Dem.
That’ll make the Maga Mob happy.
Pity the election wasn't tomorrow , it wouldn't have been quite so close

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Re: US Election

Post by Trinucleus » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:46 pm

Putin has picked himself a good one there

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Re: US Election

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:59 pm

If both Dems win Georgia weed will become federally legal, one of the first genuinely progressive bits of policy in the USA for yonks, even if it's mainly just undoing generations of their own racist idiocy.
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Re: US Election

Post by EACLucifer » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:29 am

Grumble wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:00 pm
lpm wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:56 pm
It's still feeling like a shock victory. The Dems have f.cked up far easier Senate races in 2018 and 2020. I was fully prepared for MagaMorons to be dining off my liberal tears this morning, or at best a 1-1 split.

Quite a turnaround from Republican house, senate and president in 2016 to Democrat in 2020.

Bet you a zillion alternative pounds that in the alternative universe of Clinton winning 2016 there would now be a sweeping Republican triumph.
Clearly what they need is the equivalent of Stacey Abrams in every state.
I realise discussion will likely have moved on by now. My sleep pattern is f.cked and I just woke up and what the actual f.ck am I seeing?

That said, this is a completely sound point. A lot of people are talking Abrams up as if she is magic, but she would be the first to point out that what she has done is not magic, it is not superpowers of some sort, it is hard work. That hard work is replicable, and needs to be replicated. Her work should provide a template for every southern state.

One concern I had in November is that by abandoning in person campaigning, the Democrats were fighting with one hand tied behind their backs. It's very notable that they did not repeat that this time.

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Re: US Election

Post by dyqik » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:07 am

EACLucifer wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:29 am
One concern I had in November is that by abandoning in person campaigning, the Democrats were fighting with one hand tied behind their backs. It's very notable that they did not repeat that this time.
I think that that's a pretty reasonable hypothesis about what did happen in November, and has been discussed in DNC circles.

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Re: US Election

Post by lpm » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:29 am

6 Senators back the coup attempt. Cruz and Hawley were already committed, no idea why the other 4 non entities carried on.

House still debating. Will be interesting to see if they get 140 still.
What ever happened to that Trump guy, you know, the one who was president for a bit?

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Re: US Election

Post by lpm » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:59 am

lpm wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:29 am
6 Senators back the coup attempt. Cruz and Hawley were already committed, no idea why the other 4 non entities carried on.

House still debating. Will be interesting to see if they get 140 still.
105 in House support the coup.
What ever happened to that Trump guy, you know, the one who was president for a bit?

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Re: US Election

Post by lpm » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:00 am

We move on to Arkansas...
What ever happened to that Trump guy, you know, the one who was president for a bit?

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Re: US Election

Post by dyqik » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:09 am

lpm wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:59 am
lpm wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:29 am
6 Senators back the coup attempt. Cruz and Hawley were already committed, no idea why the other 4 non entities carried on.

House still debating. Will be interesting to see if they get 140 still.
105 in House support the coup.
Less than 1/3, which means removing them is at least possible. </Hope>

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Re: US Election

Post by lpm » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:10 am

120 apparently, not sure why first count was 105.
What ever happened to that Trump guy, you know, the one who was president for a bit?

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Re: US Election

Post by Rich Scopie » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:39 am

Well, Biden now has 306 certified votes.
It first was a rumour dismissed as a lie, but then came the evidence none could deny:
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Re: US Election

Post by lpm » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:41 am

Wow, Biden won!
What ever happened to that Trump guy, you know, the one who was president for a bit?

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Re: US Election

Post by lpm » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:22 pm

Catching up with what happened overnight - and wow Lindsey Graham was pissed. Not pissed off. Pissed. Totally drunk while speaking on the floor of the Senate.
What ever happened to that Trump guy, you know, the one who was president for a bit?

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Re: US Election

Post by EACLucifer » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:58 pm

lpm wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:22 pm
Catching up with what happened overnight - and wow Lindsey Graham was pissed. Not pissed off. Pissed. Totally drunk while speaking on the floor of the Senate.
Dog seeking new lap

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Re: US Election

Post by Woodchopper » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:00 pm

lpm wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:22 pm
Catching up with what happened overnight - and wow Lindsey Graham was pissed. Not pissed off. Pissed. Totally drunk while speaking on the floor of the Senate.
Here he is: https://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics ... ot-vpx.cnn

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Re: US Election

Post by sTeamTraen » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:04 pm

Woodchopper wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:00 pm
lpm wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:22 pm
Catching up with what happened overnight - and wow Lindsey Graham was pissed. Not pissed off. Pissed. Totally drunk while speaking on the floor of the Senate.
Here he is: https://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics ... ot-vpx.cnn
Maybe he's being trolled by a French speaker in the URL there ("sot" = a drunk).
Something something hammer something something nail

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Re: US Election

Post by bolo » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:10 pm

Thanks, FlammableFlower and Grumble.

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Re: US Election

Post by jimbob » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:24 pm

bolo wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:10 pm
Thanks, FlammableFlower and Grumble.
Yes, that's not good
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: US Election

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:14 pm

It's exactly the kind of thing I was concerned about. Hope he's on the mend pronto.
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Re: US Election

Post by dyqik » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:23 pm

Seems that Pence will never entertain the idea of using the 25th Amendment.

Which seems disqualifying for a VP.

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Re: US Election

Post by tenchboy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:44 pm

dyqik wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:23 pm
Seems that Pence will never entertain the idea of using the 25th Amendment.

Which seems disqualifying for a VP.
P'raps there all hoping for a post in the oligarchy when, after the hand over, Trump goes full on Putin.

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Re: US Election

Post by Vertigowooyay » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:50 pm

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.wash ... utType=amp

New Illinois congresswoman gave speech yesterday about how “Hitler was right about one thing”

Thing is, just like people who say “I’m not racist, but...” are clearly racists, people who say “Hitler was right about one thing” *definitely* think Hitler was right about a lot of things.
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