What Say You?

As most people know, the outcome of the recent presidential election isn’t really in doubt, yet Dear Leader continues to dispute the results.

No news there.

But the question becomes:  Will he … can he … succeed in his efforts? Or will he FINALLY go down in defeat?

According to Politico, in order for Trump to overcome election results, some unprecedented legal steps would be required.

  • Republican-led legislatures in states Biden won would need to move to overturn their state’s popular vote and appoint a slate of Trump electors when the Electoral College meets on Dec. 14.
  • Since such maneuvers would be certain to meet vetoes from Democratic governors, the lawmakers would also need to secure a legal determination that they hold the sole power to appoint electors — a disputed legal premise that has never been tested.

Both actions are considered long shots; however, as most of us know, Trump is desperate.

So what say you?

No sure? Perhaps try consulting your crystal ball. Or do a bit of ommmm and see what the universe says. Or … I know! Ask your Republican neighbor!

Or better yet, make an educated guess.

Could He? Would He?

This video is dated at the end of September, but it certainly has a (scary) prophetic ring to it. The brief clip (@ 3.03) where Trump makes reference to “Congress” indicates he actually has a clue about what Fareed is presenting in the video.

What do you think? Is this what Trump has been working on during his absence/silence?

Are We Looking At A Coup?

I’m going to let readers consider the following and make your own conclusions.

Coup: A sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force.

From Vox: Trump is Attempting a Coup in Plain Sight

“Joe Biden has won the presidency. But the current president of the United States, Donald Trump, is attempting a coup in plain sight. “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!” he tweeted on Saturday morning. This came after he demanded that states cease counting votes when the total began to turn against him, after his press secretary shocked Fox News anchors by arguing that legally cast votes should be thrown out.”

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“That this coup probably will not work — that it is being carried out farcically, erratically, ineffectively — does not mean it is not happening, or that it will not have consequences. Millions will believe Trump, will see the election as stolen.”

“Democracy works only when losers recognize that they have lost,” writes political scientist Henry Farrell.

As some of you may be able to identify, I have relatives that are certain this election was “stolen.” They are waiting with baited breath to see what their Dear Leader will do next … and will undoubtedly vigorously applaud his every action.

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The Afterward

One last post (I hope) on Trump and the election. This is from Quora.

Question:

Mary Trump says her uncle is going to “burn it all down” because he can’t face losing the election and deal with criminal charges. She says; “If he’s going down, he’s going to take us all down with him.” What are your thoughts?

Response by Greg Hackney:

I’m sorry, and deeply upset, to have to tell you that I believe every single word Mary Trump has said. trump will lose next Tuesday, and will have three months to do as much damage as possible out of sheer spite because he lost. After Joe Biden is sworn in as our new President, he’s going to face a huge problem trying to undo all of trump’s national vandalism. Once he’s gone from the White House, I can certainly see trump saying “Serves you right America, if you had reelected me, you wouldn’t have all these horrible problems to deal with now.” And then trump will blame Joe Biden for all the destruction trump himself will have generated. It’s what he does. 

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A Trump Supporter Viewpoint

On the CNN website, (considered a Left Bias news source), I recently came across a writeup by Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor who is also a Trump supporter and a Republican campaign adviser.

I must say I was impressed by the article because the writer clearly offered his perspective minus the usual rancor, which gave me an opportunity to see the “other side’s” point of view without raising my blood pressure.

This is not to say I agree with what Mr. Jennings wrote, but I can see why those who support the more conservative style of government would feel that Trump is in their corner.

See what you think …

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/30/opinions/donald-trump-deserves-second-term-jennings/index.html

P.S. There are a selection of videos at the top of the page. Your choice if you want to watch any of them — but it’s the article itself that I’m referencing.

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