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b_b  ·  228 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump predictions recap

Our bet is now settled. I finally just now got around to donating $208 (less fees, so like $206.50) to Hubski. To recap, $208 represented each week of the Trump presidency. As I said tongue-in-cheek below, my instincts were correct that Trump should have been removed from office early. I think the upside is that he's gone, and despite his best efforts, we averted a coup. The downside, however, is that we found out how far someone ca go when they aren't interested in playing by the rules. I think he and Barr and Bannon showed us that one can take a baby step in any direction one wants, and that very few people will object, because it's only a baby step. They realized early on that you can take 5 baby steps instead of one adult step, and that's an easy way to get away with the unthinkable. Had he tried on day 1 some of the bush league moves he was trying by week 200, he would have been out on his ass. But we all prefer appeasement to confrontation, I guess.