Monday, August 8, 2016

Thinking the Unthinkable

Foreign Policy has an article that looks at two credible scenarios to a narrow Trump loss in November.  The first one, called Fort Sumter 2017 is terrifying.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/08/round-ii-what-if-trump-loses-ugly/

 We have to hope that Trump loses by a huge margin of say 75:25 that could not possibly be fudged.  If we have a scenario like the ones that elected W for two terms regardless of who wins, all Hell will break lose.

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  1. The best way to beat Trump is to just let him keep talking off the top of his head.

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    1. Yes and no. Remember his supporters are not rational, they are not impressed by truth or facts. Have you seen Michael Moore's article Five Reasons Trump Will Win?
      So people also must work their butts off to get people registered to vote and then get them out to vote. I wish you all the best.

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  2. I agree Trump has to lose by such a huge margin it's clear his acolytes are a small minority. I don't think things will get to the truly nasty level, though, if it's a thin margin. There might be cases of isolated Trumpites turning into domestic terrorists, but most of them are too incompetent to do much widespread damage. They'll just do the same thing they've done with Obama -- sit back and whine a lot about how the country's going to hell because they don't like the person in the White House.

    I do worry that Trump will actually win. Everyone keeps talking about Hillary is the "sane" one, but she's so thoroughly hated by such a wide range of people. . I know those milk bottles at the museum aren't a scientific poll, but the level in Trump's bottle keeps creeping up.

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    1. The media keeps saying how badly he will lose but I also fear the worst. I have no idea why people (including me) dislike Hillary so much. How did USA end up with such people as the two you have for a choice?

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    2. The mainstream media have been telling us since 1992 that Hillary Clinton is an opportunistic bitch, an unnatural woman who's too ambitious, doesn't know her place, and, worst of all, is smart. That's almost 25 years of nonstop anti-Hillary propaganda. It's the price she's paid for being the first First Lady to have had a real career and identity separate from her husband's.

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  3. I am not much of a fan of Hillary. But then I stopped and asked myself why? Could I point to one specific thing that accounted for that?
    The one thing that hit me is that I think she has decided it is her turn to run, and has forced that even though her negatives are so high. For whatever reason, she has those negatives, and it makes the election so much more precarious. I wish she had been able to see that even if it is her turn, it might be best for the country to have someone else run (Warren?) who could be a positive options for many more people who are fearful of Trump.

    Not sure that is a real reason to be negative on her. I know she has the experience and knowledge. I will vote for her, but wish it was with more enthusiasm.

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    1. She is pure status quo. And as another article pointed out, the more likely Trump is to lose, the less pressure on her to make any progressive changes. She is bought and paid for by the 1%.

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