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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby PBells » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:23 am

In non-presidential election news, Puerto Rico voted in favor of statehood and now it will go before congress at some point. It’s been contentious debate for decades with Republicans dismissing it as a ploy to give Democrats more seats and electoral votes, although it would only be a net gain of 4 as the 3 largest traditionally blue states would lose 1 electorate each. There is also a strong pro-territory movement that has stifled statehood efforts for a long time.

Also, Democrats have lost 6 seats in the House so far so no blue tsunami even if Biden wins.
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby willmma » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:13 am

Wasn't there an election bet?
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby TFlock » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:12 am

willmma wrote:Wasn't there an election bet?

:lol: PBells and KOP
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby PBells » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:27 am

TFlock wrote:
willmma wrote:Wasn't there an election bet?

:lol: PBells and KOP


And I lost :-?
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby willmma » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:21 pm

PBells wrote:
TFlock wrote:
willmma wrote:Wasn't there an election bet?

:lol: PBells and KOP


And I lost :-?


And KOP got conveniently banned
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby willmma » Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:05 pm

Trump fired Secretary of Defense Esper today. Strange firing at this time.

It could be nothing more than a vindictive personal firing.

Or it could that he is planning something more sinister to start a war abroad or to take steps to invoke the insurrection act. Something that Esper opposed back in June and almost got fired for back then.
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby PBells » Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:56 pm

Following up on Puerto Rico voting for statehood, here’s an interesting article on what mainlanders think of the proposal:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... ate-again/

Turns out that when facts and history are presented neutrally, both sides tend to support statehood. Of course this would never fly in the mainstream media, as noted in the article.

Fox News: Democrats using Puerto Rico to stack the electorate and congress!

MSNBC: Racist Right continues its war on Hispanics!
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby DeceptaCon » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:37 pm

More Q hope porn but the ending is still funny :lol: :lol:


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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby willmma » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:04 am

So Trump wants to draw down or completely withdraw the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan (and maybe Syria) because he's against the Iraq war and he wants to bring the troops back home. This is one of the few things I agree with Trump on.

But at the same time he's looking to strike Iran potentially starting a war with Iran that could grow to become a regional war involving Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Israel.

He doesn't see the contradiction between these two competing objectives.

It sounds like military people explained to him that attacking Iran will cause a regional war and that he will not be able to withdraw the troops and had him back down.
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby TFlock » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:42 am

willmma wrote:So Trump wants to draw down or completely withdraw the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan (and maybe Syria) because he's against the Iraq war and he wants to bring the troops back home. This is one of the few things I agree with Trump on.

But at the same time he's looking to strike Iran potentially starting a war with Iran that could grow to become a regional war involving Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Israel.

He doesn't see the contradiction between these two competing objectives.

It sounds like military people explained to him that attacking Iran will cause a regional war and that he will not be able to withdraw the troops and had him back down.

Maybe they’ll attack Iran after the other troops are out and use them for Iran? Let’s hope not :-?
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby DeceptaCon » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:58 am

Trump won't concede, the illusion of our rigged democracy is about to come home. He is bringing the troops home to police us! Hitler 2.0 time! He built the wall to keep us in!
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby TFlock » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:26 pm

DeceptaCon wrote:Trump won't concede, the illusion of our rigged democracy is about to come home. He is bringing the troops home to police us! Hitler 2.0 time! He built the wall to keep us in!
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The wall that was supposed to be thousands of miles and his administration has added like 15 miles of NEW wall in 4 years :lol:
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby willmma » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:59 pm

I watched Rudy Gulliani's presser.

So according to him, as much as Trump tried to overthrow Maduro throughout his term, Maduro ended up overthrowing Trump :lol:
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby TFlock » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:43 pm

willmma wrote:I watched Rudy Gulliani's presser.

So according to him, as much as Trump tried to overthrow Maduro throughout his term, Maduro ended up overthrowing Trump :lol:

Haha I watched it too as I try to see both sides of the argument to come up with some sort of perception of reality. They aren’t even associating with Sidney Powell anymore. The one who said that Venezuela hacked the election etc. Pure insanity. I just don’t understand why she would make that shit up. What’s the purpose?
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Re: The Official Political Thread.

Postby DeceptaCon » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:15 pm

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