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Sun Nov 8, 2020, 10:52 AM

Fear not, drumpf's power is going to dwindle and dwindle

There have been several posts about how drumpf is more dangerous than ever and we have so much to fear from him. Except that the opposite is true. There has never been a greater example of a lame duck president in our nation's history. He will have less and less relevance going forward and he will lose interest in a job he didn't have much interest in anyway. He'll continue to bluster but who cares except for his followers. Certainly not the people who run our institutions, who have had to put up with him but are now glad to see him go and won't let him do something crazy like start a war. All he cares about is feeding his ego and he can get that by continuing to hold rallies that will grow smaller and smaller over time as the whole charade becomes more and more pathetic.

Let's remember what U.S. Grant said to his generals shortly after taking over as commanding general of the Union Army. They kept telling him what a great general Lee was and what he was going to do to them. Grant responded, "Bobby Lee, Bobby Lee. Stop thinking about what he is going to do to you and think about what you are going to do to him."

Let's stop spreading fear about what drumpf is supposedly going to do and think about what is actually happening. He lost the election. Military leaders have said they are not going to get involved in the election. The judges have consistently shown they aren't going to get involved. I guarantee you some of the repub congress people who support him publicly didn't even vote for him and are glad to see him go. The wheels are in motion.

Yes, he's sick and evil and mentally unwell and can do some harmful things before he leaves - all of which would be overturned once he's gone. But the institutionalists are already moving on and there is nothing - no matter how much he blusters or threatens or tries to bully - he can do about. The people who control the major levers of government have no reason to fear him anymore. Neither should we.

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Reply Fear not, drumpf's power is going to dwindle and dwindle (Original post)
Bradshaw3 Nov 2020 OP
leftyladyfrommo Nov 2020 #1
honest.abe Nov 2020 #2
NCDem47 Nov 2020 #3
DBoon Nov 2020 #4
MerryBlooms Nov 2020 #5
Bradshaw3 Nov 2020 #7
MerryBlooms Nov 2020 #9
Maeve Nov 2020 #6
Bradshaw3 Nov 2020 #8

Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 10:55 AM

1. It collapsed overnight. He controlled with fear.

People don't have to fear him anymore.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 10:58 AM

2. Pence may "25" him if he gets too looney.

Pence and the cabinet still have future careers to look forward to.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 10:58 AM

3. Totally agree! Yesterday had the feel of legitimacy.

There was no doubt that Trump was swept into irrelveancy. It was Joe and Kamala's moment. Fingers crossed that MSM continues to put Trump and his ilk into a small tiny box to be put off to the side until January.

The last week has the stench of Trump and Republicans trying every stunt in the book and nothing - NOTHING - worked or stuck. America sent a message: "We're over your antics! Let real leaders be in charge!"

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:06 AM

4. his followers believed in his illusion of strength

losing showed he was weak.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:07 AM

5. He's up to no good as we type:

The Trump administration in the past 2 days has abruptly dumped the leaders of 3 agencies that oversee the nuclear weapons stockpile, electricity and natural gas regulation, and overseas aid.


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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:20 AM

7. He supposedly is up to no good. So what?

There's nothing in this article that says what this means, much less that it means he is orchestrating a coup or starting a war. As I wrote, he will continue to do and say bad things. That doesn't mean the world will end or the election results will change. There was plenty of reasons to fear a drumpf re-election. But he lost. It's time to stop fearing every word that comes out of his mouth or acting like every action or attempted action means the end of our democracy. It is working. Time to stop fearing and keep working toward getting us moving toward a better future.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:37 AM

9. Settle down, we're on the same side, remember?

I said not a single word you're lecturing me with. The fact is, he's still up to no good and needs to be watched and actions will need to be taken to right his wrongs, even in these final weeks. Back off.

eta: I'm sorry, I rid myself of someone last month who's bullied me all my life, I'm super triggery right now.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:08 AM

6. I'd rather believe you than fear Mary Trump is right

So far, he sounds more whipped dog than cornered rat--we will see.

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Response to Maeve (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:22 AM

8. That's what I've seen too

I'll never forget that video of him giving a deposition several years ago when he knew he was going to lose some lawsuit. He sounded rational and defeated. He is worse now mentally of course but I doubt if he thinks he can get out of this.

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