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    Default OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    For me - that's the hope/wish/prayer to save our country.

    However, that leaves Trump, McConnell, Graham, et al in power for 2 months - with absolutely nothing to lose.

    To be honest, what they might do has me really concerned. Does anyone know how they could be reined in? No - expecting decency is not a valid answer - they've proven they don't know what it is.
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    i'm not worried about what they'll do

    what i am worried about is what they won't do
    they won't do a goddamned thing to help reign in the covid19 pandemic
    nor will they do a goddamned thing to support the economy through another stimulus of any type
    things are gonna get ****ty
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    OK - valid point Paul. However, I'll just worry about both...
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    They will go berserk in ramming through regressive judiciary appointments, gutting whatever regulatory protections that still exist after their three year reign of terror, and the president will issue blanket pardons to everybody in sight.

    They will screw up departments and offices and offer no transition help at all to cripple the incoming admin as much as possible.

    They will finish selling the country out to the Russians.

    Etc.

    Biden's instinct is to try to work across the aisle, as Obama attempted, but the fact is that unless there is a blood purge of every person that had anything to do with Trump, and unless there is an avalanche of repudiation of Trump executive orders, his presidency is doomed from the cradle.
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    oh, one other thing, trump is gonna take everything that's not nailed down
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    Yep - You'd think Biden would get (from his experience with Obama) that there are damn few Reps left willing to work for the common good.

    But thanks for making me feel so much better about what might happen!
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    oh, one other thing, trump is gonna take everything that's not nailed down
    do we have a lojack on AF1?
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    I think we're gonna see large scale malicious vandalism. Breaking things, to express rage and spite. There will not even be the check on behaviour that attempting to wheedle a re-election provided ... it's gonna be tantruming retribution for rejecting The Donald, paired with at best inactivity about the ongoing COVID crisis.

    And yeah, this is exactly when, were one a geopolitical adversary, you'd ramp up your attacks and plant whatever software you wanted to worm deep into the databases and IT systems. Because ain't nobody gonna be running near 100% capacity to protect the US in this interval.
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    It still leaves all those red governors. They’ll fight every Biden mandate to the Supreme Court. The country will still be divided along smart and stupid. Attrition through covid will gradually ease some of it...
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    First, win the election.

    Please.
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    The disunited states in aspic…………….

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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    On November 4th, or so, trump will say "F you all" and will move to Mar A Lago. Of course he'll use AF1, and take the Secret Service with him.
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    If only he'd fly to a dacha on the Volga. Mar a Lago is way too close.
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    This has to be one of the dumbest systems on the planet!
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    Like their Tuesday voting, it was created when the fastest thing in the country was a horse. Church Sunday, travel to town Monday, vote Tuesday. But blacks didn't vote, women didn't vote. There may have been other restrictions. And of course the College was set up to make sure no populist coud win the Presidency………………………...

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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    For me - that's the hope/wish/prayer to save our country.

    However, that leaves Trump, McConnell, Graham, et al in power for 2 months - with absolutely nothing to lose.

    To be honest, what they might do has me really concerned. Does anyone know how they could be reined in? No - expecting decency is not a valid answer - they've proven they don't know what it is.
    Would you be less worried if Trump wins and/or GOP retains control of senate?
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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    oh, one other thing, trump is gonna take everything that's not nailed down
    I hope he takes all those ugly gold curtains that he wanted when he redecorated the Oval Office. Sadly, the White House is too classy to put them in a pile out back and burn them.

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    do we have a lojack on AF1?

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    Default Re: OK - so Biden wins & the Dems take the senate

    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    Would you be less worried if Trump wins and/or GOP retains control of senate?
    Of course not. However, I believe - if the Dems win - that the country needs to be prepared for some nasty stuff. It won't be just citizens either, I believe the current Rep leadership will go nuts with the help of a pissed off lame duck president. Love to be proven wrong.
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