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Old 6th January 2021, 07:52 AM   #241
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Retweeted

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I wonder when the water main is gonna burst in Georgia....

Democrats scrounging up votes from mystical places again....

The steal is in the making in Georgia. Wait for it.


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Why are they stopping the vote count in Democrat Chatham county, Georgia?
This sounds familiar!
Exactly as predicted.
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Old 6th January 2021, 07:54 AM   #242
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Exactly as predicted.
Yep. The only evidence they need to be convinced that Democrats cheated is the Democrats won. It's circular reasoning, the same thought process that has them in the Trump cult.
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Old 6th January 2021, 08:02 AM   #243
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Trump saying that the Georgia Run-off was "stolen" with "fake votes" that got "found" was so inevitable that when it actually happened I felt no new emotion.
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Old 6th January 2021, 08:03 AM   #244
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Exactly as predicted.
See, this election was going to be so much better because there were going to be lots more poll observers to make sure everything was on the up-and-up.

But, apparently, that wasn't good enough. Damn those democrats are masterminds!
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Old 6th January 2021, 08:05 AM   #245
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Originally Posted by turingtest View Post
This from a guy who specifically asked someone to just find 11,780 votes for him two months after an election he lost...
So even though he is still POTUS, Dems are showing him how to find votes and ballots. He can't even win in being a fraud.

Damn, what a looser
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Old 6th January 2021, 08:09 AM   #246
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"Damn they need to finish hurrying up and counting those votes so I know exactly how many votes (+1) to tell Georgia to find for me" - Donald Trump, probably.
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Old 6th January 2021, 08:12 AM   #247
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There was a report of a pause in the counting last night because of some sort of "glitch". For the Republicans, that's going to cause a focus like Sauron's Eye looking at the ring when Frodo puts it on.
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Old 6th January 2021, 08:30 AM   #248
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Originally Posted by Puppycow View Post
Thankfully by this time tomorrow the election will be officially certified and our long national nightmare will be all but over.

Unfortunately, I worry about what Trump's refusal to concede might lead some of his most radical followers to do. I think there will be blood. People who truly believe that the election was stolen, I don't what they might attempt to do in their desperation. That's my worry going forward. Trump may leave office but he can still cause trouble. Will angry mobs of armed Trump supporters who think the election was stolen descend on Washington?
More likely on Jan. 20 than today. I think that a lot of Trump supporters are as delusional as Trump and still believe that somehow convincing evidence that Trump actually won the election will magically appear.
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Old 6th January 2021, 08:39 AM   #249
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Was Trump's complaining about the GA presidential vote "fraud" a wind-up for these runoff's, casting doubt on the state's ability to hold fair and legal elections? Was he doing something for someone else?

Nah.
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Trump Tweets

These scoundrels are only toying with the @sendavidperdue (a great guy) vote. Just didn’t want to announce quite yet. They’ve got as many ballots as are necessary. Rigged Election!
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Old 6th January 2021, 09:03 AM   #251
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There was a short interview with Senator Elect Warnock on GMA this morning..

Stephanopoulos asked him how he thought Trump's contesting the GA elections affected Warnock's win, and Warnock would not address the question.. He said he would leave that up to the pundits and stay focused on getting his constituents the relief they need.

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Old 6th January 2021, 09:43 AM   #252
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Originally Posted by Resume View Post
Was Trump's complaining about the GA presidential vote "fraud" a wind-up for these runoff's, casting doubt on the state's ability to hold fair and legal elections? Was he doing something for someone else?

Nah.
Telling your supporters that their state is rigging elections is telling them that they shouldn't even try. It only hurt Republican turnout. There's every chance that demographic changes would turn Georgia consistently blue anyway but I think Trump accelerated the process. In that sense, I guess he did help someone else: Everyone desperate for Mitch McConnell to lose most of his power.
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Old 6th January 2021, 09:46 AM   #253
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Tweets

These scoundrels are only toying with the @sendavidperdue (a great guy) vote. Just didnít want to announce quite yet. Theyíve got as many ballots as are necessary. Rigged Election!
11,780?
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Originally Posted by Babbylonian View Post
Telling your supporters that their state is rigging elections is telling them that they shouldn't even try. It only hurt Republican turnout. .
It also didn't help when he went to a rally for the candidates and called for a candidate to come join him on stage while the candidate was home quarantining due to COVID exposure.

That takes a special kind of cluelessness.
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It also didn't help when he went to a rally for the candidates and called for a candidate to come join him on stage while the candidate was home quarantining due to COVID exposure.

That takes a special kind of cluelessness.

I saw someone mention that he also got Kelly Loeffler's name wrong, calling her Karen.
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Old 6th January 2021, 10:52 AM   #256
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I like what this guy had to say back in 2016- (Twitter)




Though I do think "destroyed" is a little strong. I'm hoping the GOP will at least take from this loss the lesson that they don't need to fear Trump, and that sucking up to him isn't any guarantee that it will pay the dividends they hope for. Now if they can just get over this idea that the only way they can lose an election is, by definition, for the other side to have stolen it, they can still have a future as a viable party in a republic run on the principle of democracy.

(Though I could never vote for them, since I just don't agree with their basic principles, I also could never be comfortable with the idea of a one-party state, even when the one party would be the one I do mostly agree with)

Yup. John Dalberg-Acton was right when he said "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"

I think the destruction of the Republican party would be really bad for democracy in the USA. Strong opposition in Government is necessary in any democratic system of government - we have all seen what happens to freedoms and human rights in one-party states all over the world.
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There was a short interview with Senator Elect Warnock on GMA this morning..

Stephanopoulos asked him how he thought Trump's contesting the GA elections affected Warnock's win, and Warnock would not address the question.. He said he would leave that up to the pundits and stay focused on getting his constituents the relief they need.

Class act..

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Not just a class act, a black man no less, and one who defeated a tall, blonde woman with a German surname!!!.

Neo-Nazis, fascists and white supremacists all over America will be spitting tacks.
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Old 6th January 2021, 01:01 PM   #258
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Looks like the Democrats have taken both Georgia seats.
Excellent.
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Looks like the Democrats have taken both Georgia seats.
Excellent.
Nope trumpers have all the seats at the moment.
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CNN headline: US Capitol Breached
Subheadline: Democrats on verge of taking Senate

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BBC news just announced that Ossoff has won.
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CNN just called it for Ossof. Pretty much a footnote with what is going on todayl
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I mean fall of american empire. When all is said and done (and murdered a lot),
USA may still exist, but it will be very, very different.

This idea feels very old now.

Even the Simpsons Treehouse of Horrors show a year after the election
of Trump had a gravestone titled, "The American Century, 1916 - 2016".

P. S. I think Woodrow Wilson coined the phrase.
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Yup. John Dalberg-Acton was right when he said "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"

I think the destruction of the Republican party would be really bad for democracy in the USA. Strong opposition in Government is necessary in any democratic system of government - we have all seen what happens to freedoms and human rights in one-party states all over the world.
Another party would simply replace it. You've not felt the absence of the Whig party this long century have you?
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On a Normal day, the Demcorats taking the majority would totally dominate the news, but after what happened today it's what used to be called "back page news".
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On a Normal day, the Demcorats taking the majority would totally dominate the news, but after what happened today it's what used to be called "back page news".
Before or after record hospitiliztion from the ongoing plague?
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Before or after record hospitiliztion from the ongoing plague?
Oh yeah, that's still a thing. I wonder how many of this technically-not-a-coup mob is going to come down with the 'rona from this? I can't help but hope it's a lot of them.
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Kayleigh McEnany tweeted

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Does anyone truly believe that an anti-military, anti-police, Fidel Castro-inviting, Reverend Wright-loving Marxist embroiled in a child abuse scandal won fairly in the state of Georgia?

I DON’T‼️
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Kayleigh McEnany tweeted

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Does anyone truly believe that an anti-military, anti-police, Fidel Castro-inviting, Reverend Wright-loving Marxist embroiled in a child abuse scandal won fairly in the state of Georgia?

I DONíT‼️
Is this scum carrying water for Diaper Don, or is she just scum?
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Is this scum carrying water for Diaper Don, or is she just scum?
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Before or after record hospitiliztion from the ongoing plague?
Just points out how shocking this even was.
This is one of those events that, anybody of an age to be aware, will rememever where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the Capitol building being stromed.
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Just points out how shocking this even was.
This is one of those events that, anybody of an age to be aware, will rememever where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the Capitol building being stromed.
It should be. But as I said earlier, just how shocking is it?

And it should be shocking that numbers of deaths and hospitalizations for Covid-19... sorry the Wuhan Flu China Plague... are climbing to the highest level they have been.

But hey, there's an attempted coup going on so.... whachagonnado!
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Ossoff now leads by 35,615 votes, but more importantly, by 0.8% which puts him outside the 0.5% margin for an automatic recount.

NYT needle still predicting 1.1%
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When will Loeffler and Perdue concede?
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When will Loeffler and Perdue concede?
Never ?

When will Loeffler and Perdue start their legal challenges to the results ?
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Kayleigh McEnany tweeted

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Does anyone truly believe that an anti-military, anti-police, Fidel Castro-inviting, Reverend Wright-loving Marxist embroiled in a child abuse scandal won fairly in the state of Georgia?

I DONíT‼️
Those dog whistles sure are loud....
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When will Loeffler and Perdue concede?
never
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
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Old 8th January 2021, 12:37 AM   #279
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Loeffler concedes.

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Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler, the Republican incumbent, conceded her Senate runoff to Democratic Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock on Thursday -- two days after Election Day and CNN and after several other news organizations projected Warnock the winner.

Loeffler thanked her supporters in a video and said she had called Warnock to offer her congratulations.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/07/p...ock/index.html

Ossoff up by 40k votes, and 1%.
The NYT kneedle knew!

(Perdue still not conceded.)
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Old 8th January 2021, 04:54 AM   #280
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Originally Posted by Firestone View Post
Loeffler concedes.




Ossoff up by 40k votes, and 1%.
The NYT kneedle knew!

(Perdue still not conceded.)
Pretty remarkable shift in just two months, because Perdue missed the 50 % direct win threshold in the first round by only about 15k votes.
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