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    Re: How Trump might try and become permanent dictator of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Thanks, and sorry for using the correct terms. I know they sting lefties like a bitch.
    The correct term is "impeachment." Sorry this triggers you, brah
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    Re: How Trump might try and become permanent dictator of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarLevant View Post
    If the pandemic gets so bad martial law is declared, then, in my view, given what I know about Trump, that he has a secret desire to be dictator, given that he's envious of people like KJU and Putin, the temptation to exert powers that would become available to him in such a declaration would too great for him to resist.

    I predict things will get extremely bad in the coming months. I predicted in an earlier post "all hell is going to break loose" and, though it really hasn't yet, it will eventually.

    But, could he actually do it? The following article seems to think so.

    What say you?
    OOOOOOOOH! The conspiracy theory of all conspiracy theories! Evil Trump might try to take over the country. Surely we must do everything short of assassination to stop him before he succeeds!

    Non-biased observation: That should make for good headlines in leftist liberal democrat communist publications!

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    Re: How Trump might try and become permanent dictator of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The correct term is "impeachment." Sorry this triggers you, brah
    Wrong it is soft coup. There was 0 evidence against Trump. It was a purely partisan attack. Don't worry America will remember in November.

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    Re: How Trump might try and become permanent dictator of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    It will be far less obvious that that - but just as dirty and just as effective.
    Right, a secret dictator. No doubt you can point out all the ones we've had in history.

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    Re: How Trump might try and become permanent dictator of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by veritas1 View Post
    Right, a secret dictator. No doubt you can point out all the ones we've had in history.
    Who said anything about secret dictator? Not me. What I think could happen is it will be like the old Mark Twain story about boiling the front in water. You don't put the frog in boiling water - you put him in tepid water and slowly increase the heat until it is boiled.
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    Re: How Trump might try and become permanent dictator of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by dcaraz View Post
    Trump would have no problem taking these actions.

    1) Elections: Mitch McConnell refuses to allow Senate consideration of a bill on his desk designed to make our elections secure.
    Currently all 50 states use antiquated voting machines from 3 companies. All of these have been hacked easily, and they can be hacked by any bad actor interested in modifying our elections.

    2) Martial law: Why is Trump allowing the Covid-19 infection to spread instead of calling for nationwide home self isolation? Experts make clear that the epidemic will grow far worst
    because some states refuse to restrict workers and travelers. By Trump doing nothing to curtail higher incidents of exposure, deaths will increase and people will become more desperate.
    By allowing this disaster to worsen and lengthen Trump may need to call for the National Guard.

    3) Political opponents: Trump's list of targeted enemies continues to grow as he damages careers of diplomats, fires military officers, and threatens journalists and their media companies.
    1. Just about anything can be hacked if people are intent on hacking it. Yet, the evidence that any widespread hacking or vote alteration has occurred is conspicuously lacking. You know what else is ripe for fraud? Remote voting and same day registrations yet Democrats are all for them.

    2. Trump isn't allowing anything to spread. That is an absurd claim. He's moving heaven and earth to try to help the states handle the situation. There is also a trade off to be made here. Do you want police arresting people for leaving their homes or driving their cars? Now, that is what actual dictatorships do. As for the US response, we are actually far down the list when it comes to infection rate. Somehow, the media ignores that, of course.

    3. Trump has a right to fire anyone whom he considers is not doing their job or is intentionally sabotaging policy. Any POTUS would do the same. As for the media, they continue to berate and lie about Trump as they have for three years. You think a "dictator" would put up with that? This whole argument is the height of paranoia and absurdity.

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    Re: How Trump might try and become permanent dictator of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by marke View Post
    OOOOOOOOH! The conspiracy theory of all conspiracy theories! Evil Trump might try to take over the country. Surely we must do everything short of assassination to stop him before he succeeds!

    Non-biased observation: That should make for good headlines in leftist liberal democrat communist publications!
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    Re: How Trump might try and become permanent dictator of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Who said anything about secret dictator? Not me. What I think could happen is it will be like the old Mark Twain story about boiling the front in water. You don't put the frog in boiling water - you put him in tepid water and slowly increase the heat until it is boiled.
    Right, dictatorship that just sort of sneaks up on you. Only the left has offered such a recipe. It's called the Green New Deal. It's called gun "buy backs". It's called ostracizing certain views from social media. There is much the left supports that smacks of totalitarianism. But, as always, they accuse the other side of what they themselves do and/or believe.

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    Re: How Trump might try and become permanent dictator of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by veritas1 View Post
    Right, dictatorship that just sort of sneaks up on you.
    Please read William Shirers RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH and you will see that is exactly how it happened in Germany in the Thirties.
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    Re: How Trump might try and become permanent dictator of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by veritas1 View Post
    Right, dictatorship that just sort of sneaks up on you. Only the left has offered such a recipe. It's called the Green New Deal. It's called gun "buy backs". It's called ostracizing certain views from social media. There is much the left supports that smacks of totalitarianism. But, as always, they accuse the other side of what they themselves do and/or believe.
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