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user-inactivated  ·  1841 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2nd Presidential Debate Thread: Town Hall Sunday

    Let's hope it stays civil at the very least.

I would not be disappointed to see a little tarring and feathering.

WanderingEng  ·  1840 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I had thought tarring and feathering was usually fatal, and I've long said I'd never cheer anyone's death (except Scalia). Wikipedia seems to think I was wrong, in which case I'd love to see a little tarring and feathering.

kleinbl00  ·  1841 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A cynic would argue that the Clinton campaign has been carefully orchestrating Trump's incivility for weeks. If she can get him to lose his temper on stage and angrily defend himself and his actions, they might as well swear her in now.

user-inactivated  ·  1841 days ago  ·  link  ·  
johnnyFive  ·  1840 days ago  ·  link  ·  

See, it's shit like this that makes me think conspiracy theorists may have a point.

user-inactivated  ·  1840 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nah, this isn't like the stuff the conspiritards come up with. As whoever wrote it says,

    In this scenario, we don’t want to marginalize the more extreme candidates, but make them more “Pied Piper” candidates who actually represent the mainstream of the Republican Party.

They used whatever influence they could to keep Trump from getting shut down by cooler heads, but he got the nomination because he actually represents the clowns that make up base of the Republican party. They used the last half-century of Republican strategy against them, but they didn't force Trump on anyone.

johnnyFive  ·  1840 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sure, but I think I perhaps overcorrect the other way when it comes to this kind of thing.

I wonder what they actually did to effect this?