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Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:00 PM

We are watching the looting of our democracy. What is being done to stop it?

Where is the fightback? Where is the effort to control the narrative? Where is the public information campaign to inform the American people what Trump is doing? How many millions more people are going to become uncertain that Joe won fairly, while Trump rubbishes the integrity of the votes? Now Trump is meeting Michigan lawmakers to give them their orders? When are the Biden campaign/Democratic lawmakers going to at least try to set the record straight in the eyes of America? We cannot just assume that Trump is going nowhere with this coup attempt. He is damaging us in the meantime. He will burn America to the ground if he is left unchecked.

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Reply We are watching the looting of our democracy. What is being done to stop it? (Original post)
Doodley Nov 2020 OP
NameAlreadyTaken Nov 2020 #1
Crunchy Frog Nov 2020 #4
bdamomma Nov 2020 #22
Demsrule86 Nov 2020 #2
Doodley Nov 2020 #3
Eliot Rosewater Nov 2020 #9
mtnsnake Nov 2020 #6
mtnsnake Nov 2020 #5
Doodley Nov 2020 #7
Beaverhausen Nov 2020 #8
stillcool Nov 2020 #10
Doodley Nov 2020 #12
Mike 03 Nov 2020 #11
Doodley Nov 2020 #13
smirkymonkey Nov 2020 #14
msongs Nov 2020 #15
Amishman Nov 2020 #16
Doodley Nov 2020 #20
JI7 Nov 2020 #17
JI7 Nov 2020 #18
Doodley Nov 2020 #19
mcar Nov 2020 #21
StarfishSaver Nov 2020 #24
mcar Nov 2020 #25
StarfishSaver Nov 2020 #23
Doodley Nov 2020 #27
StarfishSaver Nov 2020 #28
jalan48 Nov 2020 #26

Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:01 PM

1. We don't have a democracy any more.

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Response to NameAlreadyTaken (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:05 PM

4. But we still have Democrats.

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Response to NameAlreadyTaken (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:11 PM

22. doom

and gloom not my cup of tea. I prefer this never


Welcome to DU.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:02 PM

2. Right...it is the Democrats fault. naturally.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:03 PM

3. So we should just sit back and watch it happen?

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Response to Doodley (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:12 PM

9. Nope, be ready to physically defend your country, because 70 million Americans

are attacking it.

Having said that, what could "democrats" be doing, those in power, that they arent?

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:08 PM

6. Yeah, it is the Democrats fault that we let them push us around like red headed stepchildren

and no sarcasm intended.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:06 PM

5. Those are all great questions.

It's almost as if Democrats can never quite find it in them to rise up together and let them know we're not gonna take it anymore. If the shoe was on the other foot the repubs would have run us out of the country by now.

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Response to mtnsnake (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:10 PM

7. Exactly. We haven't even taken a knife to this gunfight.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:10 PM

8. I hope everyone in these disputed states are calling their lawmakers asking them to fight this coup

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:13 PM

10. What makes you think Democrats...

and lawyers are not in Michigan? They live there. People believe whatever they want, and their is no Democrat talking on tv that could possibly 'set the record straight' any more than it already is. You can't argue with people who refuse to acknowledge facts. And if you can, have at it! None of this is the 'Democrats' fault. It's 'we the people' that ultimately vote for those who represent us. Who represents you? That's who you should be asking to fight for you

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Response to stillcool (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:27 PM

12. Once democracy has gone, it's gone. Too late to say, if only we had tried harder, or it wasn't worth

trying because the people who supported it wouldn't have listened. Our nation is being threatened in a way it has never been threatened.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:16 PM

11. The reason I'm similarly worried is that in other countries that have lost

their democracy, it's not like people weren't opposed, but they still couldn't stop it. And when it happens, it happens like an avalanche.

Thinking of:

Fujimori in Peru
Orban in Hungary
Poland
Moldova
Georgia
Almost Italy (Salvini)
Bolsonaro in Brazil
Some of the weird, disturbing shit that happened in Spain when Catalonia tried to declare independence.

Maybe Duterte (not sure if it fits) in the Philippines?

As some other posters have said, this is no joke. It happens very quickly. When Hitler made his moves to consolidate power, it was fast. You only have to alter a few things, and the rest falls into place, and then it's too late.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:28 PM

13. Thank you for pointing out how quickly we could lose everything.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:42 PM

14. K&R

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:50 PM

15. send sternly worded letters? nt

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:55 PM

16. nothing, because they have made zero progress in stealing the election

Trump's efforts are just a loud farce.

States are confirming totals, finding a few random explainable human errors (which is to be expected), and certifying results.

The electoral college will meet as scheduled, and Joe Biden will be sworn in on Jan 20th.

Trump has been ranting, raving, and filing lawsuits for two and a half weeks. He has accomplished nothing except wasting money and dividing his party. The system is functioning as it should, and we are methodically rolling towards Trump's last day in office, and there is absolutely nothing he can do about it.

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Response to Amishman (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:10 PM

20. I hope you are right, and if you aren't America is no longer.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 04:04 PM

17. Most Americans say Biden Won

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 04:07 PM

18. What are you doing other than posting on this site ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:08 PM

19. Meaning?

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:11 PM

21. Repubs are doing this but, sure

let's go on about how terrible Dems are on this board, 3 weeks after a landslide victory.

Sure, that helps.

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Response to mcar (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:15 PM

24. Trump has lost 30 of the 32 cases he's brought

But, sure ... complain about how the Democrats aren't doing anything

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:18 PM

25. I was going to mention that

But, "where are the Dems!!11" argle bargle must go on here.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:13 PM

23. You obviously haven't been paying attention

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:22 PM

27. Please enlighten me.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:32 PM

28. Not my job to "enlighten" you

Look around and read something.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:19 PM

26. I did see a good ad by the Lincoln Republicans calling Rubio, Cruz and others cowards.

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