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  • Nov 28, 2020 12:24 AM
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    It's now been several weeks since the presidential election concluded that Joe Biden won the presidency. And even though it's mostly all said and done (excluding some certifications and whatnot), the Trump Administration just keeps pushing these bizarre lawsuits against anything and everything.

    He also continues to claim their big lawsuit showing all the election fraud will be shown in just a day or two, though he's been saying that for weeks and of course he never provides any proof at all. He just keeps having his legal team throw out these waist of time lawsuits that continuously get thrown out. I think there's now been just over 30 failed lawsuits from the Trump Admin.

    Trump himself has been mostly avoiding the media entirely but he did give a quite a strange press conference yesterday. And I have to say, it was probably the most disappointing one I've seen yet. He went on and on about how Joe Biden shouldn't claim that he found the vaccine, even though Biden has yet to do so. He also said that finding the vaccine is OK, but him fighting the election results will go down in history as the greatest thing both he and anyone has ever done. I was pretty floored by that. I could go on noting what all he said during the conference, but it was just all nonsense and extremely disappointing to watch. It was the worst one I've ever seen.

    I find it really hard to believe that anyone on either side of the argument can say he's doing the right thing here. If he has proof of any fraud, show it. Claiming massive fraud over and over while showing no proof whatsoever doesn't do anything good for anyone. And jamming up the courts with nonsense lawsuits can actually be a crime.

  • Nov 18, 2020 03:36 PM
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    It's settled. Joe Biden has become President Elect after the most tense U.S. election in history. It's kind of hard to put it into words what this specific election meant for the foreseeable future. And even though it's standard procedure for the vote count to take a while to come in and for states to be called, this one takes the cake for giving a truly insane amount of people a week like panic attack. More people voted in this election than any in U.S. history and I feel like every single one of us had the same crazy anxious feelings until all the states were called. And now that it's over, I unfortunately still have an anxious feeling.

    This bring me to my question. I'm no expert but am pretty knowledgeable about how elections/recounts/electors, etc work. I'm also one that likes to research and get as much info as I can before making any assumptions about a topic, especially one as difficult as this. And as far as I can tell and from everything I've seen, it truly looks like there's almost an absolute zero chance the Trump Administration can overturn the election in their favor. Whether it be with recounts, electorals, or the Supreme Court, it just seems impossible no matter how I look at it. Am I correct thinking this way?

    I guess the main reason I'm still slightly thinking about it like this is that I just can't trust that the current administration to play by the rules. This leaves the door cracked open for things we don't expect. But again, I'm no expert so I'm trying to understand if it's at all possible for this to happen.

  • Oct 08, 2020 01:13 PM
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    I don't think Trump had any grounds to stand on when he "boycotted" the 2nd debate. He just wanted to complain about something after the disastrously bad first debate.
  • Oct 21, 2020 01:39 PM
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    J.K.Logic Wrote:

    Was a pretty amazing contrast between the first and third debate. I'm not used to seeing anything political get markedly corrected after one go. So I congratulate the debate commission on the simple rule change and difference in tone for this final debate. It was way more civil and coherent to watch when both candidates were allowed to speak uninterrupted (for the most part).

    It really was much more civil. I think the first one was just so embarrassing for both parties involved that they had to reconsider how they approached it entirely. Super surprised to see how much Trump had toned it down. He's not really the type to change things like that.

  • Oct 02, 2020 02:15 AM
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    President Trump just released a statement on Twitter stating that he has tested positive. I have to say, I have been expecting this for quite some time. There's only so long you can go to/host rallies, interact with and be around media and other large groups, etc before you come into contact with someone who has the virus.

    So, what's the plan now? Aside from the fact that Trump has previous conditions that make this a very, very serious issue for him, I wonder what these next few weeks looks like. I think it'd be a stretch to think the debates will go on as planned considering both parties age groups and whatnot.

  • Sep 30, 2020 12:31 AM
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    After watching the debate tonight I stuck around and listened to the announcers talk for a while. And even though the debate itself was pretty irritating to watch for many reasons, what irritated me the most is how the announcers summed it up with their own words at the end. They basically said that no one won this debate and it was the most depressing and worst debate of all time. They said the debate was nonsense and was simply two people arguing and talking over each other with no real responses from either side.

    This is incorrect and is a terrible thing to say just after a presidential debate. This should not have been said immediately after the debate ended. Those people should not have been in the position to broadcast their misguided thoughts on national television immediately following a presidential debate. This isn't the message you should be sending out to people. Yes, it's unfortunate that it's at this new low, I get that. But consider who got us here and the fact that we're now arguing against that same person. It'd be ridiculous to expect a well mannered, clean cut, gentlemanly discussion when one of the parties behaves the way he does. More on that below.

    In my opinion, there was plenty said and showcased on that debate stage that wasn't nonsense. There have been alot of doubters regarding Joe Biden's stamina and mental awareness when it comes to debating Trump and tonight we got to see that not only is he capable of that, but he's also pretty good at it. We also got to see Trump get put into a bad position plenty of times and get somewhat hammered to actually answer questions. Trump didn't answer most of the questions of course, but did anyone really expect him to? On that note, Chris Wallace did what he could, it's just hard to control Trump.

    Also, it's extremely disingenuous to say there were no winners of this debate and that both parties were just yelling and childish. I honestly can't see how anyone (logically speaking) didn't think Joe Biden won that debate. He cleared up some things about his/the green new deal. He spoke directly to the people many times which I thought was an excellent touch. He looked much, much more comfortable on that stage than Trump did. Trump looked irritated, tired, mad, worn out, etc. Biden looked like he was ready for the role. Not only that but he also held his own when it came to Trumps only language, being the loudest in the room and arguing. Biden answered that call pretty well I think.

    Look. We all knew it would be rough for Biden (or anyone) to debate Trump. He lies. He talks over people. He's all over the place. He doesn't answer questions. He doesn't let you answer questions. He mocks. What is an opponent or moderator supposed to do with that? I think both Chris Wallace and Biden did excellent considering the person they're dealing with. I'm happy with this debate over all and with how Biden handled Trump. I myself consider this a Biden win and look forward to the next debates.

  • Sep 22, 2020 04:24 PM
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    JaredS Wrote:

    This first debate certainly will be interesting, especially after the bombshell report that Donald Trump has paid little to zero taxes for well over a decade. Not just that, but he only paid $750 one year that he was in the White House. I think that number, even more so than $0, will stick in voters minds.

    I'm also interested to see how Chris Wallace moderates the debate. My main concern is that he will be unable to keep Trump from turning it into a spectacle. What will he do if Trump continuously interrupts Biden or refuses to stop talking when his time is up? It'll be a herculean task.

    I hope the taxes question will come up, but I'm not expecting much out of it. Remember when he got questioned about his taxes during the Clinton debate? It basically got turned into a meme of "I'll release my taxes when you release 30k emails". People ate that up and didn't seem to care that he either lied or didn't answer the question at all. They only cared that he got a "oooooo" moment in..

  • Aug 27, 2020 05:48 PM
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    I couldn't place what her speech reminded me of. That's exactly it!! I haven't laughed that hard at a video in a long time. Thanks for that.
  • Aug 21, 2020 03:46 PM
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    Looking at where were at today I can't help but be disheartened to think about what a JFK v Nixon debate looked like. There's no more of this these days. It's all nicknames, sponsorships (you know what I mean) and just downright conspiracy theories taking over debates. I would have loved to see how it felt to be there in person at a debate decades ago. I'm sure it wasn't as civil as I'm thinking, but it probably had much more class.
  • Aug 27, 2020 05:48 PM
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    JFoster Wrote:

    We'll see how the final night turns out. I'll update with my takeaway from night 4. What moments stood out to you the most?

    Ok.... I normally try to understand that giving speeches is hard. People mess up. They stumble and present themselves in awkward ways sometimes. That said, this was the most bizarre and surreal speech I've ever seen (in today's world).

    Kimberly Guilfoyles speech..

    I feel like she only watched speeches of dictators throughout the years and mashed them all together to deliver them with the same pizazz and loudness of all of them mixed together. I couldn't keep a straight face and barely wanted to finish it because I felt so awkward.

    Fast forward and start watching at the 4.45 minute to get the idea. You'll get the jist of it. It's even worse when you remember she's talking to an empty room. Bizarre.