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Respectful Politics Thread (Let's Just See)

MWoO

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Wrong again.

The debate was going to be virtual since Trump had COVID, but Trump refused to do a virtual debate.
And what the heck do you mean by wrong again????

Between the two of us, you have been proven wrong multiple times by multiple people. You've posted countless articles that you claim support your view point, only to find out the actual article says the opposite. Your nickname should be "The Headline Kid" because that is all you read. How many times has that happened to me? I think we have a pot and kettle situation here...
 

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Wow. Just, wow.


This is just straight up hilarious. I almost hope that nobody actually tries explaining to Trump that Babylon Bee actually is a fake news site, just like Cracked and The Onion, because this perfectly illustrates just what a mental pygmy he really, truly is.
 

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Both Trump and Biden had their separate Town Halls last night. Their second debate is scheduled for next week.

As far as the debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, Pence seemed grounded and never flew off the handle. He managed to refute Harris’ claims without being condescending. He addressed her respectfully
and even though debates can be heated, it didn’t collapse into the hot mess the Trump/Biden debate was.

I don’t think Biden’s strategy was too effective. Trump (except for his hospital stay) has been out meeting people every chance he got, and fielding (deservedly) tough questions from the press. Biden has been holed up 90% of the time, and never had questions tougher than “Do you agree Orange Man Bad?”

Same with Hillary four years ago. The Dems picked the least likable candidate, she didn’t campaign in swing states like Wisconsin and Michigan, and the press never asked her any questions tougher than “How was your lunch at Chipotle?” She thought she had the election all wrapped up, and that delusion cost her dearly.
 

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A lot of people are feeling a sense of relief that Biden is evidently ahead in all the polls, but nobody seems to be considering something here: in 2016, it was a similar story, in that Hillary was ahead in a lot of polls, and even won the popular vote by three million . . . but, Trump still ended up in the White House . . . why? The Electoral College. So, how do we know this won't happen again in 2020? Biden could very well beat out Trump in everything else by a landslide, but how do we know the Electoral College won't vote Trump in again?

On another note, I find it amusing that some righties out there are saying their biggest fear about a Biden Presidency is . . . Democrats rubbing their faces in it for four years. Imagine that. Reps being afraid of one of the very things they've been doing for the past four years coming back at them . . . could it be they're afraid of karma, or is this just further evidence that they really can't take what they dish out?
 

MWoO

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A lot of people are feeling a sense of relief that Biden is evidently ahead in all the polls, but nobody seems to be considering something here: in 2016, it was a similar story, in that Hillary was ahead in a lot of polls, and even won the popular vote by three million . . . but, Trump still ended up in the White House . . . why? The Electoral College. So, how do we know this won't happen again in 2020? Biden could very well beat out Trump in everything else by a landslide, but how do we know the Electoral College won't vote Trump in again?

On another note, I find it amusing that some righties out there are saying their biggest fear about a Biden Presidency is . . . Democrats rubbing their faces in it for four years. Imagine that. Reps being afraid of one of the very things they've been doing for the past four years coming back at them . . . could it be they're afraid of karma, or is this just further evidence that they really can't take what they dish out?
I don't think you know how the Electoral College works. There is no "everything else" for Biden to beat Trump in. There is the popular vote and the Electoral College vote. The popular vote is simply how much of the entire population voted. It does not now, nor has it ever, decided who was president. The people do not now, nor have they ever, directly voted for president. The states vote for president based on their own populations vote. You win a state, you win their votes. This has always been how we pick presidents and it only became an issue when Trump won because no one took him seriously and Hillary didn't go out there and campaign the way he did.

History may very well repeat itself in November. The polls show Trump is down, but we are also living in a time where real violence gets committed against people who support the sitting president. If I walk out in the street and yell "Vote Biden!" no one will say a word. If I yell "Vote Trump!" I run a real risk of physical attack. Trump signs are ripped out of people's yards. Students have been berated by teachers for saying they like Trump. People have been fired for saying they support Trump. You think people want to go around telling pollsters that they would vote Trump?
 

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To be fair, from what I read polling as a whole was overhauled due to what happened last election. It sounds like the results will be much more accurate this year, but obviously Trump could definitely get a second term.

Also @MWoO , where I live it’s the other way round. I don’t think anyone would be attacked for yelling “Vote Biden!” but there have been instances where Trump supporters tore down Biden signs. I think it just depends where you live; you being in New York, and I being in rural Virginia.
 

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The Electoral College was put in place to give every state an equal say. Otherwise states with the biggest populations, like New York and California, would dictate policy for the whole country.
The Gallup poll that came out this week showed 56% of the people said life is better now than it was four years ago. Polls can range widely. Even if you give a margin of error of 5 points, that would still put Trump higher than Obama was in 2012, Bush in 2004, Clinton in 1996, and Reagan in 1984.
 

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A lot of people are feeling a sense of relief that Biden is evidently ahead in all the polls, but nobody seems to be considering something here: in 2016, it was a similar story, in that Hillary was ahead in a lot of polls, and even won the popular vote by three million . . . but, Trump still ended up in the White House . . . why? The Electoral College. So, how do we know this won't happen again in 2020? Biden could very well beat out Trump in everything else by a landslide, but how do we know the Electoral College won't vote Trump in again?
Please D'Snowth if you are going to be the most prolific poster in here take the time to understand how our political system works and how the electoral college works. You really do embarass yourself sometimes.
 

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Thursday will be the second debate. Trump is going to get grilled, since the moderator was a Biden supporter. And in the last week in the press handled Biden with kid gloves. Yesterday his most pressing question was “How did you like your milkshake?” If any reporter did try to ask about Hunter’s involvements with China and the Ukraine, Biden blows them off.

And this close to the election, Biden is laying low while Trump is out pounding the pavement. Just like Hillary didn’t campaign in swing states, this could be Biden’s downfall.
 

dwayne1115

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So who was it who was on my Facebook friends list and then sent me a very hateful private message. Only to block me so I could not respond? The line I love the most is "The Dwayne I know from Muppet Central is dead" I have you know I'm alive and well thank you!
 
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