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Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:21 PM

Does anyone else have a bad feeling about the two months after election?

It feels unsettling and unpredictable, much like the feeling after Trump "won" the election in 2016.

We don't know what is going to happen, but we know it is not good.

We know it is coming and we are not prepared.

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Reply Does anyone else have a bad feeling about the two months after election? (Original post)
kentuck Sep 17 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 17 #1
Aristus Sep 17 #2
LizBeth Sep 17 #3
CountAllVotes Sep 17 #6
LizBeth Sep 17 #13
BComplex Sep 17 #29
LizBeth Sep 17 #31
a kennedy Sep 17 #4
cwydro Sep 17 #5
NRaleighLiberal Sep 17 #9
cwydro Sep 17 #32
LakeArenal Sep 17 #12
uponit7771 Sep 17 #21
LiberalLoner Sep 17 #7
Vogon_Glory Sep 17 #8
jpak Sep 17 #10
BannonsLiver Sep 17 #11
kentuck Sep 17 #17
42bambi Sep 17 #14
crickets Sep 17 #15
drray23 Sep 17 #16
stopdiggin Sep 17 #33
drray23 Sep 17 #37
stopdiggin Sep 17 #41
drray23 Sep 17 #43
Squinch Sep 17 #18
dumbcat Sep 17 #19
kentuck Sep 17 #23
JonLP24 Sep 17 #20
soothsayer Sep 17 #22
kentuck Sep 17 #25
soothsayer Sep 17 #28
Hoyt Sep 17 #24
kentuck Sep 17 #26
BComplex Sep 17 #34
SoonerPride Sep 17 #27
qazplm135 Sep 17 #30
cbdo2007 Sep 17 #35
Awsi Dooger Sep 17 #36
doc03 Sep 17 #38
Midnight Writer Sep 17 #39
bamagal62 Sep 17 #40
lpbk2713 Sep 17 #42
Mariana Sep 17 #44
Fla Dem Sep 17 #45
Initech Sep 17 #46
marlakay Sep 17 #47

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:23 PM

1. THAT WOULD BE A BIG, FAT YES. n/t

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:23 PM

2. Yeah, everyone does.

It's like the festering supervolcano underneath Yellowstone. A terrifying prospect, but nothing we can do anything about right now.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:24 PM

3. Trump will really let loose.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:26 PM

6. Let him

Maybe he will destroy his EVIL self in the process!



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:35 PM

13. Kinda how I feel.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:52 PM

29. I'm equally as concerned about Barr letting loose. He's extremely dangerous.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #29)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:56 PM

31. Agree. Once Trump was told criminal is ok, he went all out. Barr is being crazy over the line as it

looks like Trump loses.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:24 PM

4. I know, I'm nervous as hell. DAMN IT, DAMN IT, DAMN IT, DAMN IT, DAMN IT.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:25 PM

5. Ive had a bad feeling since 2016.

Hasnít changed.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:30 PM

9. THIS. My wife, my daughters and me too.

Since about 9 PM on election night when it was clear something stunk to high heaven.

And it only has stunk more every day since.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:00 PM

32. Yes, I remember the empty feeling that night.

Just awful.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:35 PM

12. Winner.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:40 PM

21. 👍

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:27 PM

7. I do. I'm also afraid of

Election Day, I think I have PTSD from 2016. I keep rereading all the articles that reassure me things are better than 2016 but Iím still scared.

What frightens me the most is that Barr seems so smug and certain his side will win. That smugness worries me and makes me wonder what they have planned.

If I had a million dollars I would be spending some of it to hire a personal therapist to tell me constantly that everything is going to be okay and that we will win the Presidency and the Senate and be rid of Trumpism forever.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:27 PM

8. Yeah

I suspect that even if Donnie gets soundly whupped in both the popular vote and the electoral college count, heíll run through the federal government like a psychotic six-year-old with a hammer and a hatchet trying to do as much damage as he can on his way out.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:31 PM

10. Yes maximum retaliatory mayhem

He will go on a rampage if he loses.

Hope they impeach and remove his sorry orange ass if he does.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:32 PM

11. Not really

That storyline has been done to death by now. Itís not really fear inducing anymore.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:38 PM

17. Do you have a link?

I think you are in a minority?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:36 PM

14. Let's hope we can witness to the biggest meltdown ever. I will be calling him a

sucker and a loser for not being able to get re-elected; even his Cult doesn't want him and will toss him out to the curb like garbage.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:37 PM

15. Lame duck prez. We need to make it all about the transition and what we have to look forward to.

That will include the first stages of lining up investigations, because after this level of destruction of governmental norms there is no chance this crowd is just walking away from their crimes. I am not naively ignoring the attempted shitshow coming our way, but I insist on finding some means of staying positive instead of driving myself crazy with worry. I doubt Joe and Kamala are unaware of what is in store. They may have more up their sleeves to counter it than we know about at this time.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:37 PM

16. i dont. once he loses nobody will want to break the law for him.

they know there will be consequences. In order to do anything Trump needs government employees to carry out his bullshit.
They can easily slow play the whole thing and nothing will happen. As far as his supporters, those that wont be on respirator by then arent going to start a civil war. They are mostly out of shape cowards.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:05 PM

33. there's plenty of "legal" stuff that can totally screw

the country. Federal lands, leasing and mineral rights, offshore drilling. Regulations revamped and rewritten. Oversight abandoned or perverted (look at USPS). International treaties and agreements. Judicial appointments. Wholesale pardons. Base closures. Disaster and emergency funding/aid. And on.

And -- unless the courts are willing to step up (wholesale) to intervene with restraining orders -- all perfectly legal, and within the executive's power. (and then of course -- Barr, standing at the ready ...)

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #33)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:21 PM

37. lately most of the crasiest stuff has been stopped by the courts.

its only two months which wont be enough to be resolved so it will be neutered by court restraining orders. Joe Biden's team recently announced they had put together a team of lawyers to deal with all those shennenigans. Luckily the state AG's have not been shy suing the Trump administration either.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #37)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:55 PM

41. I think the idea of Biden having a "team"

of legal bulldogs ready to go -- is the most effective and smartest approach. Where I really disagree with you is in assuming that there won't be anyone in the government that will still be willing to advance and enact the Fuhrer's agenda following a defeat. I think there are still plenty in the ranks of the movement (Miller, Barr, Pompeo -- and many we've never heard of -- including many that think he is just as crazy as a sh*thouse rat) I can only hope you are right in thinking that the saner heads will be successful in "slow walking" much of their attempt during a lame duck.

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #41)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 03:19 PM

43. oh yes the political henchmen

like barr, miller and co would still be willing. what i am hoping is that its not sufficient. they would need others to carry out their scheme.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:38 PM

18. Yep.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:40 PM

19. But, how should we prepare?

I have the feeling that things are going to be pretty ugly, no matter what happens, or think happens. But what do we do to prepare for it? Stock up on water, food and TP? Buy ammoo? Make up protest signs? Block all the streets? What?

What should we do to get prepared? I have no idea.

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Response to dumbcat (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:44 PM

23. It's hard to prepare for the crazy.

Maybe get a quick Court ruling?

Maybe begin immediate impeachment hearing?

Maybe threaten jail time?

Maybe the "bad feelings" mean nothing?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:40 PM

20. I'm prepared for the election

I think Biden will win because he will likely win Arizona which will help a lot in the electoral college but I'm prepared for any outcome.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:42 PM

22. But if we win house, senate, WH... can't everything be undone in January?

What permanent things could they do?

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #22)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:46 PM

25. They would likely attempt to throw 4 or 5 states voting results into doubt...?

...and try to take them to Court to delay the continuance of government?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #25)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:49 PM

28. Oh those kinds of shenanigans. I was thinking if their swan song

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:45 PM

24. He'll likely sulk and hide from public as much as possible. I think the concerns are overblown.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #24)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:47 PM

26. I hope this is the case.

But we know he will do anything to win. Anything he can get away with. We know that.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #24)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:11 PM

34. I don't. I think he'll be even more full of bluster and start holding press conferences every day

again, keeping himself on the news 24/7, keeping everyone stirred up. Every day now is like the country is in full battle mode, and most people are getting PTSD from all of the craziness. It's going to get worse before it gets better.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:48 PM

27. It will either be a hellscape of biblical proportions

Or much ado about nothing.

I think it will more likely be the latter.

Lots of angry tweets.

Lots of whining.

A little but not excessive violence from his unhappy mob.

Biden become president.

The end.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:52 PM

30. I'm laser focused on the election...

I'll worry about after, after.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:11 PM

35. The repube Senators and House Reps won't have to pander to him anymore...

so I think there will be a significant shift.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:20 PM

36. Too many assumptions

 

I'm not depending on any semblance of normalcy when there are major variables like Trump, Barr and DeJoy

Roy Cohn is the name I always remember, and how far he would be willing to go in this scenario

Biden officially winning is the only thing I care about

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:27 PM

38. I will have a bad feeling as long as that pos Trump is not in prison nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:30 PM

39. Yes. I consider that the Danger Zone. He and his enablers and supporters will go full lunatic.

You can feel it building now, like pressure in a boiler.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:40 PM

40. Terrified.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 03:00 PM

42. Biden will have to tear down all the interior White House walls to the framing.




In order to remove all the bugs the asshole installed for Putin.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 03:22 PM

44. Yeah, who knows what kind of crazy scorched-earth shit they'll do.

It's a bad feeling for sure.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 03:36 PM

45. I am extremely apprehensive about the election and the aftermath.

Especially if Trump loses. If he loses big, I don't think he'll have a leg to stand on, but if it's close, all hell will break out.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 03:39 PM

46. Yes, we are venturing into uncharted territory here. It's gonna get ugly.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 03:41 PM

47. Totally and expecting him to rob priceless

Things from WH, and wouldn't put it past him to sell secrets.

Probably put up federal land in the west up for sale. Start war...its endless all the crap.

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