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thenewgreen  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Balance of powers: If the president obstructs the election process, what happens?

Sorry. There was a typo in my “judicial,” section. Should read, “ Judicial: Even if they could rule justly, it would move at a glacial pace and America would lose interest. Cause Americans are dumb.”

Fixed it.

My point was that the longer he drags anything out, the more likely he is to retain power. The mobs attention will switch to him doing the next crazy thing.

Edit: great reply btw.





kleinbl00  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Should read, “ Judicial: Even if they could rule justly, it would move at a glacial pace and America would lose interest. Cause Americans are dumb.”

A firehose of history on a daily basis has made me jaded about the relevance of the general public. I mean look at us: a plurality of Americans didn't vote for Trump. And yet. Bernie Sanders enjoyed greater popular support than Hilary Clinton. And yet. Two thirds of Americans support Medicare For All. And yet. Eighty-five percent of stocks are owned by ten percent of the population. And yet.

My argument against a perpetual Trump administration is that for power brokers, Trump is a bad investment. I think they've largely gotten what they can out of him and from this point forth it's just chaos. I mean, who stands to lose the most from voter suppression? Republicans.

The dude does what he wants, which is whatever the person physically closest to him can convince him to do. That's borne fruit for archetypal neocon throat-crushing up to this point but they aren't getting reliable payoffs anymore. "When the looting starts the shooting starts" has lost the Republican party a goodly slice of the American youth vote (and retained the nazis they would have had anyway). He's toxic to the long-term prospects of the Republican party and the Republican party knows it.

And the short-term is nearly over.