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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:43 AM

Trump is going out with a whimper, not a bang. My prediction.

I've seen it so many times in the tribal behavior in my local community. They are tough talking when they outnumber you. If they think their group has their back, it's constant bravado, bullying and bullshit. But the moment they are singled out, everything changes. That's when they resort to the, "You can't kick me when I'm down." strategy.

And here, it's resorting to your kindness, mercy and sympathy in a hope for forgiveness and forgetfulness, in return for nothing at all. That's when you hear about someone in their family who is sick, or even terminally ill. "My husband has cancer." Or there is some other life challenge that they are dealing with, "I have six kids to put through college." Or they have back problems or some other medical issue. And this is where it gets alarming, because they walk down the street, lame, dejected or holding their backs like it's a Woe is Me parade. And it's not the walking that's the problem. It's their street too. They're entitled. But, it's the timing. They would appear when I am out in the front yard gardening, which isn't often. It's hard not to think that it's an incredible coincidence.

Maybe I fell for these ploys in the early years, when I was younger and still abiding by rules of civility that worked in the country I was born in. The problem is, they do it so often that you finally can't ignore that they're not really remorseful. It's all just a game to them. And then you realize that you and your family are not immune to the same human experiences, and yet, you manage to make it through the day without conspiring in the same ways they do.

So, I take these local experiences and I can predict that when Trump realizes that it's over for him, he's going to do the same thing. He is going to break with his usual brash, crass behavior and resort to the "You can't kick me when I'm down" strategy. Expect some family medical issue to surface and a last ditch effort to pull the sympathy strings of the nation.

One last bit of advice: Don't fall for it.

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Reply Trump is going out with a whimper, not a bang. My prediction. (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 OP
BootinUp Oct 18 #1
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 #3
True Blue American Oct 18 #6
BootinUp Oct 18 #7
True Blue American Oct 18 #16
BootinUp Oct 18 #18
MaryMagdaline Oct 18 #2
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 #4
dalton99a Oct 18 #5
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 #8
Wicked Blue Oct 18 #9
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 #10
Wicked Blue Oct 18 #13
dlk Oct 18 #42
Mr. Ected Oct 18 #11
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 #14
onetexan Oct 18 #12
jimlup Oct 18 #15
lame54 Oct 18 #52
Happyhippychick Oct 18 #17
Silent3 Oct 18 #19
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 #20
PatSeg Oct 18 #21
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 #22
PatSeg Oct 18 #23
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 #24
Wounded Bear Oct 18 #25
calimary Oct 18 #51
TimeToGo Oct 18 #26
cp Oct 18 #53
gab13by13 Oct 18 #27
bucolic_frolic Oct 18 #28
marble falls Oct 18 #29
Roy Rolling Oct 18 #30
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 #43
blueinredohio Oct 18 #31
tanyev Oct 18 #32
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 #44
tanyev Oct 18 #49
Illumination Oct 18 #33
Eyeball_Kid Oct 18 #35
Eyeball_Kid Oct 18 #34
Baitball Blogger Oct 18 #45
Fozzledick Oct 18 #54
GopherGal Oct 18 #56
yardwork Oct 18 #36
yaesu Oct 18 #37
My Pet Orangutan Oct 18 #39
eppur_se_muova Oct 18 #38
yuiyoshida Oct 18 #40
Harker Oct 18 #41
Tiger8 Oct 18 #46
PutGramaOnThePhone Oct 18 #47
Javaman Oct 18 #48
Cozmo Oct 18 #50
Blue Owl Oct 18 #55

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:48 AM

1. I think many will read this and

know it, have experienced it.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:49 AM

3. Since conservative tribalism is a real thing, we should teach our children to prepare

for it. We are so far away from Mayberry.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:53 AM

6. Trump has already begged

Suburban women to vote for him because he saved their suburb!

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:56 AM

7. I was referring to a more personal/local experience, but

i almost added that getting from POTUS directly was new.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:05 AM

16. I know and

Appreciate it. I just saw a video of him begging women.

Really think his steroid high is wearing off. He called Michigan Minnesota, Matt Gaetz Rick Gates, etc.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:09 AM

18. the fight must go on. nt

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:49 AM

2. You've captured the behavior very well

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:51 AM

4. Thank you. It's sad, in a way, to know that I've turned into the old woman on the hill,

that shows very little compassion. It comes from a lifetime of observations,

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:52 AM

5. And if you fall for that trick, they'll laugh at you behind your back


and think you're stupid and weak

Sympathy must be earned and deserved. Evil people deserve punishment, not sympathy.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:57 AM

8. YES!!!!

Forgot that part. And sometimes in your face. I was driving out once with my husband in the passenger side and I drove by one of the main good ole boys that played a major role in the deconstruction of our community. He was on a double date because the two wives were in the backseat and his buddy was in the passenger side. He pointed at me while I drove by and his buddy looked at me and they both laughed hard as we passed each other.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:57 AM

9. Mobsters do this stuff right before their trials or sentencings

They get rolled into court in wheelchairs, and claim they have terminal cancer or heart disease.
And since the orange traitor has hung out with some unsavory characters in real estate and casino dealings, ya never know.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:00 AM

10. At least we don't have to worry about Trump walking in in full military uniform,

the way Oliver North did. What a disgrace.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:02 AM

13. He might limp into court on crutches

claiming his bone spurs are now terminal

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:03 AM

42. Who could forget Harvey Weinstein rolling into court in a wheelchair?

Manipulating connivers can be counted on to manipulate and connive every time.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:00 AM

11. And likewise, when Trump loses and he & his family are subjected to criminal process

Don't allow him or the media to create a martyr or to flip the script on the prosecutors and victimize the criminal perpetrators.

You know it's bound to happen. We should contemplate pre-emptive actions to nullify it.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:02 AM

14. +1

We'll probably have to wait and see how effective his gamed Supreme Court justices work out for him, before he starts to grovel.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:01 AM

12. i don't care how he goes out - whimper or bang - i just want him gone & prosecuted

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:04 AM

15. Maybe but I think tRump is more insane than

the average republican bully. I think he will cry, yes but, also claim it was "unfair" and "rigged."

If he can manage a legal challenge he will. If the vote is so overwhelming that no legal challenge could possible help him I think he'll try and burn the place down as he departs. His final act will either be to pardon himself or to resign and have his puppy Pence pardon him.

He might make vague references to armed resistance which could really insight the other insane drueling gun totting idiots. They will be squashed because they are a small minority of less than law abiding citizens but it could get pretty ugly.

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Response to jimlup (Reply #15)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:49 AM

52. 2 months of a Trump crony crime spree...

With pardons for all waiting at the end

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:08 AM

17. I agree. He will be very busy trying to plan how to deal with the coming lawsuits, he will move on

because he knows what is coming

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:11 AM

19. One concern I have that Trump will cause more trouble is Putin

Putin might throw Trump a lifeline, but only in exchange for causing maximum chaos on the way out of office.

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #19)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:15 AM

20. Every day that Putin waits for his October surprise, the more evident that something

quirky is actually an intelligence operation.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:16 AM

21. Yes, I can see that happening with Trump

Though with him, I am not entirely sure. He appears to be increasingly erratic and unstable, so his behavior isn't always predictable. He is inclined to use unpredictability as a tactic, but now I think its also a sign of a mental breakdown and possibly dementia. I have pictured him exiting the stage with a whimper, appealing for sympathy, but I have also imagined the violent cornered rat scenario.

We'll know soon enough.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #21)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:30 AM

22. Yes, we'll know soon enough.

I have to believe that Trump will soon learn the incapacitating weight of depression. I hope it makes him feel paralyzed. Only if the meds give him the feeling of energy do I expect him to lash out in anger.

And I expect that he is being watched to make sure that he doesn't do something rash.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:50 AM

23. With someone like Trump

the antidote for depression seems to be lashing out at his perceived enemies, probably accompanied by meds. I think it energizes and uplifts him to be mean and vindictive. I can also see him becoming overwhelmed and incapacitated by depression to the point where he can't bounce back, but self-preservation is so dominant in him I'm not sure.

Oh yes, I do hope there are people keeping a watch on him, especially after he loses. He'll have almost three months to retaliate.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #23)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:01 AM

24. +1

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:12 AM

25. Remember, VP Cheney attended Obama's Inauguration in a wheelchair...



Eventually, members of the "tough love" crowd need a dose of their own medicine.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #25)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:44 AM

51. It was NOTHING BUT a ploy for sympathy. AND distraction.

Oh look! Poor Dick Cheney - in a wheelchair.

My ass he needed a wheelchair. Good grief, my dad did shit like that during his own “end times”. For sympathy, and to shut us up if we had any inconvenient questions. It was so damn hard to offer any sympathy when he kept sneaking donuts LONG after his doctors told him to lay off the sugar, while late-onset diabetes was running away with him.

Painful and discouraging for the rest of us to have to deal with. He would NOT obey his doctors. And whenever he didn’t like some doctor’s pronouncements, his solution was to find another doctor.

I understand trump. I totally get him. I grew up with an itty-bitty, minor-league version of him. Just as imperious and despotic and always hungry for fawning and flattery, but WAY minor-league by comparison. He did have better hair, though. Much better. A whole headful, natural and nothing surgically enhanced. And he kept it til he drew his last breath.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:16 AM

26. Made me think of this

Some of your comments in your post made me think of this video:

Your Job in Germany

[link:|

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Response to TimeToGo (Reply #26)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:53 AM

53. Thank you for posting this, very apt

All Republicans and Dumpy Cult will have to PROVE themselves and make amends.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:21 AM

27. So, which countries don't have extradition back to the United States?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:23 AM

28. May our leaders be unmerciful in governance and policy

Tired of the winning? Tired of the whining.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:26 AM

29. No doubt. He never ever stands up when shoved. He's going and he'll be whimpering.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:28 AM

30. Propaganda 101

In 2015 when Trump began his campaign, there was a sudden turn. After months of getting criticism for being a racist, bigot, and intellectual idiot, Trump started saying “they are criticizing YOU, my followers”.

He created victims out of his followers, he made them responsible for his statements, acts of treason, and immorality. The media and world were criticizing them, when they criticized Trump.

It’s a mundane branding tactic and it worked. Now, 40% of Americans are proud to be idiots like Trump, because they are offended at the criticism of being attached to the hip for everything Trump does.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:06 AM

43. Yup. That's another strategy. Nicely written.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:34 AM

31. If we can get our next office holders to see that

and prosecute every last one of them.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:38 AM

32. As elected Republicans start abandoning him, I want to see him go feral on them.

Maybe that’s just me.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #32)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:08 AM

44. He's already doing that. Look what he did to De Santis.

I would laugh, but knowing how off the reservation these people are willing to go in order to get their way, it makes me nervous.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #44)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:17 AM

49. If he is blackmailing some of them, it could get very interesting.

They would probably be the ones who stay inexplicably loyal to him all the way down.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:43 AM

33. One thing is for sure...He's much more weaker, frail, sicker, unconfident & possesses a

significant cognitive decline since 2016! Also, NO: class, dignity, ethics, morals, knowledge, credibility, self control, legitimacy. He's useless...

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Response to Illumination (Reply #33)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:45 AM

35. Descriptions needn't be made. Trump is just plain evil and he needs to be rejected by the nation.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:43 AM

34. I agree with your conclusion, but have questions about how you got there. Nonetheless..

We need only look at Trumpy-Boy's life-long behavior pattern to come to a similar conclusion. Trump has ALWAYS run for the exits when the heat is on and accountability is approaching. He won't contest the election if defeat is assured because he doesn't have the courage to fight for his convictions. Why? Because he has no convictions. He only knows what's expedient. He only knows what will save his ass from wholesale defeat, and running away from conflict is a maneuver that lessens the totality of loss. Trump has settled numerous court cases against him when the evidence points to a decision against his financial interests, even when he's adamantly insisted that he will NEVER settle. That's only a position he takes, not a conviction. Of course he settles. Of course he backs down. He'll never fight the dragon; he'll always retreat. And that's what he'll do this time around, all of his bravado notwithstanding.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #34)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:10 AM

45. One of the things that will convince him, is when his inside group begins to slough off.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #34)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:19 PM

54. Actually, he has plenty of convictions.

He's just always been able to get off with just fines and no jail time.

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #54)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 05:57 PM

56. rim-shot

Hey-ho!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:48 AM

36. I agree with you.

Trump has failed over and over again in his life, and each time he gave up. He folds. His bankruptcies, his divorces, his business failures. He blusters, threatens, sues and folds.

Over and over. He never admits that he lost. He lies and reframes and moves on to the next con.

If he loses, I predict he'll bluster and sue and cause drama, and then in January he will leave the White House headed for the next con. He will reframe it as a victory, something he always intended.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:49 AM

37. He's probably already negotiated a $500mill contract with comcast for his own show by now. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #37)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:55 AM

39. To be broadcast from Dubai.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:53 AM

38. He can try -- but "My whole family is going to jail !" isn't going to provoke much sympathy. nt

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:00 AM

40. Someday , Webster's Dictionary will have under the Word " CON MAN"

a Photo of Donald J. Trump.... no one will remember P. T. Barnum after this century....

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:02 AM

41. I'd like him to go out with a whimper

followed shortly by a bang.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:11 AM

46. Gave my life on a Silver Platter for America....

I made America great again and didn't even take a salary, and this is thanks I get?

I came into office a successful self made billionaire....and China, the Liberals, the Media and the Deep State all conspired to bring me down, bankrupt my hotels, and ruin not only me, but my entire beautiful family.

Can you donate to my legal defense fund, please?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:15 AM

47. One of my worst trump triggers is ....

him whining about fairness. Thanks to him and others, the words “fair”, and “fairness” have lost all positive connotations for me. We know trump’s case for being human is long lost. I’m at a place where I have to suggest - open letter like, or in person when I can - that in order not to reveal oneself as a disingenuous whiner (and maybe also a classic whining bully) one should elaborate a bit, maybe saying a little something about compassion and justice.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:15 AM

48. I think he will try to scadaddle

But will be picked up as an enemy of the state

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:38 AM

50. YES!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 04:47 PM

55. Stick a fork in Donny

He's got nuthin'...

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