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Sun May 31, 2020, 07:25 AM

I remember an incident at a Trump rally in Chicago in early 2016

Trump wanted to give a speech at a rally on a college campus in Chicago.

Students at the college didnít want to hear any of it. Many of them got a hold of tickets to the event and started protesting Trump even before he took the stage.

Obviously the Trumpists there for the speech didnít care for that fact. Chaos promptly ensued, the situation got unruly and ultimately Trump never took the stage that night.

That night I thought to myself, ďNo way do Americans elect this man. They know firsthand this is the sort of chaos he brings, and itís not something they would want to subject themselves to.Ē

And yet, thanks in good part to Russian interference and the Electoral College and several other unfortunate factors, here we are.

And itís just as I knew it would be.

Please do not let history repeat itself because I know nobody with a decent heart wants this for our country.

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Reply I remember an incident at a Trump rally in Chicago in early 2016 (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti May 31 OP
pazzyanne May 31 #1
johnthewoodworker May 31 #2
Aristus May 31 #3
PatSeg May 31 #4
The Wizard May 31 #6
PatSeg May 31 #9
KPN May 31 #8
PatSeg May 31 #10
Hotler May 31 #5
panfluteman May 31 #7
cwydro May 31 #11

Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:19 AM

1. From your voice to God's ear!

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." This is our doom day moment. Time to learn and correct our course.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:20 AM

2. He's not leaving in November. Republicans are too devious, evil, and motivated to give up power.

35 to 40 percent of our population is in favor of an authoritarian fascist regime. I believe Hitler won in Germany in 1932 with 36% of the vote, by 1936 it was Nazi Germany. The next 6 months are going to be very nasty.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:22 AM

3. Don't forget the pissy, more-progressive-than-thou Hillary-haters.

They shame the blame for this nightmare...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:22 AM

4. "And it's just as I knew it would be."

Yes, but much, much worse. I suppose many of us believed that there would be some saner voices in government, who would try and control his more extreme tendencies, perhaps a few Barry Goldwaters. The fact that almost every mainstream republican in congress has praised and supported him and his whack-a-doodle policies was something I could never have predicted.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #4)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:08 AM

6. The Republican Senators and Representatives

are spineless punks in fear of Trump's Twitter rage. Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything. That 'home of the brave " line in the "Star Spangled Banner" does not apply to Republicans. It's time to marginalize the rubes and dupes that enable this heinous anti American regime.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #6)

Sun May 31, 2020, 11:01 AM

9. Donald Trump

has revealed them for who they always were. They never stood for anything, other than their own self-interests and that of their donors. All the patriotic flag waving, support the troops, family values, and small government/reduce the deficit bullshit was just for bumper stickers. It took a reality TV clown to pull back the curtain and show who these people really are.

If we survive this, I suppose we should in some odd way be grateful, because he did something that we couldn't.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #4)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:25 AM

8. Yes. They became and are drunk with power. Their inner

urge was brought to the surface, their real selves.

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Response to KPN (Reply #8)

Sun May 31, 2020, 11:04 AM

10. And of course fear

Somehow, whether it was through blackmail or just obnoxious Tweets, Trump scared the hell out of them. Before Trump became president, most of them saw him as a huge joke, now they cater to his every whim. It is still beyond comprehension to me. I really didn't know that so many seemingly powerful people could be so weak and spineless. Nice legacy they're leaving.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:24 AM

5. Most of the people that vote for the orange one do so out of hate for liberal's.

Their hate for us blinds them.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:14 AM

7. Abolish the Electoral College and Eliminate Foreign Interference in Our Elections!

"No way do Americans elect this man" - well, the majority of Americans didn't - they clearly voted for Hillary, by almost 3 million votes. The Russian hacking and stealing of the 2016 election was made possible by the Electoral College, and nothing else. The grave national security threat to our elections in this age of cybertechnology now eclipses and outweighs every other ostensible reason for having this archaic and outdated institution that its defenders could possibly come up with.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 11:06 AM

11. Rec.

I knew this would be bad, but couldn't have imagined the totality of horridness that it has become.

And I'm terrified it's going to get worse.

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