Politics 2020 General Election Thread

Started by Enigma, Apr 28, 2020, in Life Add to Reading List

Who did you/are you voting for?

Poll closed Nov 4, 2020.
  1. Joe Biden

    37.0%
  2. Donald Trump

    15.0%
  3. Third Party

    5.0%
  4. Abstaining

    4.0%
  5. Not a US Citizen, but would vote Biden

    22.0%
  6. Not a US Citizen, but would vote Trump

    9.0%
  7. Not a US Citizen, but would vote third party or abstain

    8.0%
  1. Alchemist34
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    Alchemist34 DO MY HEAD

    Sep 27, 2021
    Sorry for the rant but I have a question, maybe I've missed it but have the GOP made any significant effort or damage control or anything to salvage their image about the fact the whole Qanon stuff and schizophrenic Sidney Powel-esque rhetoric and conspiracies that spread so far and high up in their party? I recall a lot of republican senators and people in Trump's circle behaving and saying things on official public record that you'd think you'd only see in the darkest corners of 4chan or youtube comments. I think a bigger issue for the republican party isn't whether the Trump admin was responsible for s--- like the capitol riot or any of the other issues like the Russia fiasco or handling of covid, it's how embarrassing it is for a major political party (in the U.S no less) to be hijacked by /pol/ shitposting and constantly embarrass themselves using talk points and strategies meant for stupid online shitfuckery. I don't remember them being this insane during the earlier years of Trump's presidency but it was on 24/7 since the whole voter fraud thing began and it didn't stop til the very bitter end. There was nom effort to end with grace

    In fact I just googled it and I'm not seeing anything to suggest that it's been widely rejected or anything by the party? Any sort of apologies or something for the constant stupid lies and waste of time/resources? The smart move would've been to just lay it all on the Trump administration but what good does that do if you still got senators refusing to condemn/reject it? At this point even saying they were just pretending to be r-----ed would make them look less stupid. A rational person would respect that more wouldn't they?

    Or do people simply not care anymore? Even the democrat's shitflinging at the GOP these days is all about how they tried to incite a resurrection and other illegal activity rather than pointing out how the party can't be taken seriously as they've made no significant effort to do so, as a proper grown professional adult would

    BTW after typing this I'm just realizing that probably wouldn't matter anyway considering such a large portion if not the majority of republican voters were on board the Powel and Giuliani train til the end and a lot still are. I forgot the whole d--- voter base turned full r----- towards the end as well. But anyway I've lived in 3 different countries and they all have different politics with their own unique quirks and flaws (some quite serious), but I could confidently say most would rather go through some damaging proven corruption scandal than be a laughing stock. Not because of pride but the voters tend to be less forgiving on stupidity and embarrassment, probably because the average voter already hears about how "corrupt" and "bad" the other party is on the news anyway so a lot of wrongdoings can be swept under 'politics will be politics'. It's when they do something that their own supporters/voters/members are the first to call it out because there's no rationally defending it without looking silly or losing credibility that the party would be in serious trouble come election time.
     
    Aug 18, 2022
  2. Alchemist34
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    Alchemist34 DO MY HEAD

    Sep 27, 2021
    speaking of embarrassing s--- do Biden's gaffs remind anyone else of being barred out on xans? Like when you're not totally blacked out and think you're behaving/talking normal but something's obviously off to anyone watching

     
    Aug 18, 2022
  3. reservoirGod
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    reservoirGod reckless adventurer.

    Sep 27, 2021
    Today the Republicans decided to destroy the economy.




    They also think Biden's COVID19 vaccination booster was saline.
     
    Aug 18, 2022
  4. Alchemist34
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    Alchemist34 DO MY HEAD

    Sep 27, 2021
    Well destroying Biden's communist economy should be the number one priority to any god fearing American patriot like Mitch
     
    Aug 18, 2022
  5. Enigma
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    Enigma Civil liberties > Police safety

    Dec 18, 2021


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    Aug 18, 2022
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