Thursday, 2 July 2020

On Segregated Suburbs, Trump Says the Quiet Part Out Loud

quote [ Targeting HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, the president said on Twitter that enforcing housing desegregation would have a “devastating impact.”( ]

I can't tell if this continued all in on racism is a good polling strategy or not. I guess if your plan is to cancel elections then...

#madpridewasright

Honestly, though, I'm 60/40 on something catastrophic happening.

Either A -

Trump wins fair and square - in which case, uhhh... cool. I don't see a Trump not being in the White House moving forward.

Trump loses fair and square - Trump says it was rigged and fights via the supreme court and either wins (see above) or loses.

If he loses then what's the next step? He can't stay in the US, New York wants to eat him alive, so he can go to USSR or whatever. Or does he not stand down and call on all the proud boys to stand with their real president? Do we get a major/minor civil war?

I can't see a scenario where Trump says, "I gave it a good run! But we lost! We'll try to get someone on the ballot in four more!" Mainly because he's calling Putin every week.

Does anyone have a positive outcome that I'm missing here?
[SFW] [politics]
[by conception@10:45pmGMT]

Comments

the circus said @ 1:19am GMT on 3rd Jul
I'd put the Trumps taking over at only 30% tops. I just don't think they have the support among republicans. Still they've given the latent fascist population the vision of an absolute victory. They're not going to "calm back down". This isn't going to be the low point and the country comes back to its senses. The push is going to keep going until the entire concept of law applying to the president is just performance. I'd put that at 99%. Either we can give the far right what they want without giving up the ghost (let some states abandon the Amendments, let them turn into the obvious Dystopia they would), or we can abolish the office of the presidency all together in a general constitutional overhaul. Without that, this country will just die a death of a thousand cuts. There will be occasional pushbacks (like now with the police), but they'll have no substantive effect at all (like now with the police).
5th Earth said @ 2:09am GMT on 3rd Jul
Trump could abruptly die of a heart attack.
cb361 said @ 12:02pm GMT on 3rd Jul
Now that's just mean. Donald Trump dying of a heart attack is not funny.

Do you really want Pence to be US President?
5th Earth said @ 2:40am GMT on 5th Jul
At this point I would settle for someone who only violates our civil rights.
cb361 said @ 9:16am GMT on 5th Jul
Yep. In predicting that ‘President Trump’ would only bankrupt the country, The Simpsons failed to mine a rich vein of fascist humour.
dolemite said @ 5:22am GMT on 3rd Jul
One potential upside is that Trump seems (at least to me) to be damaging his relationship with the military. Hard to pull off a coup without them.
conception said @ 5:24am GMT on 3rd Jul
Yeah, he might get some rank and file but probably not any lifers. Mattis roasting him went a long way on that number probably.
HoZay said @ 12:10pm GMT on 3rd Jul
He still has time to fire generals and promote colonels and captains, until he finds the military equivalent of Bill Barr.
dolemite said @ 5:09pm GMT on 4th Jul
Sure, but would those new generals have time before January 2021 to develop enough trust among the middle and lower ranks to lead those ranks in a coup at the national level?

I hope not.
HoZay said[1] @ 1:33am GMT on 5th Jul
We'll see. It's often easier and safer to just follow orders rather than mutiny.
HoZay said @ 12:17pm GMT on 3rd Jul
Any of the available options seems to include quite a bit of insurgent-level violence.

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