View Poll Results: Will Trump be impeached? If so, when?

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    6 7.41%
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    11 13.58%
  • 3 years

    3 3.70%
  • 4 years

    1 1.23%
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    To mildly paraphrase Nate silver, people act like they are being contrarian and tough by over estimating trumps chances vs the polls, but that is actually the most generic view. It also requires they forget 2018 happened and the polls were perfect. Hell they were pretty good in 2016 too, people just ignored them.
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    Third party in the US just isn't happening without a superstar (and thus kinda centrist) candidate. I don't think it makes much sense to pretend otherwise.

    The system is fucked up but it is how it is. As things stand, I'd gladly sign for four years of run of the mill political mediocrity to get rid of Fantastic Mr Orange. (That's not my decision to make, though)

    Credit to him though, for making Transmetropolitan seem realistic, even prophetic.
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    We only need a few more years to make people believe that Pearl Harbor attack is done by the Chinese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rxrx View Post
    We only need a few more years to make people believe that Pearl Harbor attack is done by the Chinese.

    I highly doubt this, but only because I think a lot of people right now attribute Pearl Harbour to Michael Bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldeayeah View Post
    Credit to him though, for making Transmetropolitan seem realistic, even prophetic.
    That just makes it even more worrying about whoever replaces Trump. Especially with how much Trump loves flags already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumghost View Post
    I highly doubt this, but only because I think a lot of people right now attribute Pearl Harbour to Michael Bay.
    We have people teaching the cause of Opium War is because UK wants to help Qing China quit smoking opium. Anything can happen.

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    The thing is, that by choosing Biden, the Democratic Party won't essentially go "alright, we need to go left" and will stay rotten ad infinitum, which is bad because if Trump won and then you get Biden, then Biden will get crushed by someone much worse or people are just outright going to look the other way, now that the world economy can finally be modded away from Muricans and pretend the US was a country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattias View Post
    That just makes it even more worrying about whoever replaces Trump. Especially with how much Trump loves flags already.
    if Biden's campaign boss get shot in the face you know what to expect after that
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    Quote Originally Posted by aldeayeah View Post
    The system is fucked up but it is how it is. As things stand, I'd gladly sign for four years of run of the mill political mediocrity to get rid of Fantastic Mr Orange. (That's not my decision to make, though)
    Trump in governance is not really all that different from Republicans that came before him (with the exception of the corona check which is a marked breach from Republican ideology).

    I just want to know what your path to changing the fucked up American system is because most peoples answer is somewhere in the "use gun" area and we know that's not gonna work with the US military as it is.
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    My only hope atm is a long-lasting corona-fueled great depression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendant View Post
    My only hope atm is a long-lasting corona-fueled great depression.
    War with China to divert blame and for profit will be next. Imagine how much USA can make by crushing China who is a pushover.

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    I don't think they'll ever engage in open warfare. There's not a whole lot to win there and both have a network of proxies that can do this shit for them.

    The last time the US started a war with a power that could actually defeat it was in WW2, Vietnam shouldn't have been lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I3uster View Post
    I don't think they'll ever engage in open warfare. There's not a whole lot to win there and both have a network of proxies that can do this shit for them.

    The last time the US started a war with a power that could actually defeat it was in WW2, Vietnam shouldn't have been lost.
    El Presidente removed anyone who doesn't agree with him already, so he might do it because he believe he can win it. Can he be stopped if he really wants to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I3uster View Post
    I just want to know what your path to changing the fucked up American system is because most peoples answer is somewhere in the "use gun" area and we know that's not gonna work with the US military as it is.
    As long as there's any semblance of prosperity I can't see the system changing.

    so waiting for climate change to fuck everything up real good I guess

    yay
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    Quote Originally Posted by rxrx View Post
    El Presidente removed anyone who doesn't agree with him already, so he might do it because he believe he can win it. Can he be stopped if he really wants to do this?
    He barely removed anyone most "opposition" just fell in line when they realized he's not actually all that different from his predecessors. Most of Trumps actual differences lie in aesthetics.

    Quote Originally Posted by aldeayeah View Post
    As long as there's any semblance of prosperity I can't see the system changing.

    so waiting for climate change to fuck everything up real good I guess

    yay
    Well that's just climate accelerationism, there's the option that one can do electoral accelerationism by not voting for shitty democrats that don't fight republican agenda which might show effects before we all drown and get fried.

    It's obviously not pleasant but it seems to be the only shot that one can take at this point. I do think its dumb to just succumb to nihilism while doing so, it should be bundled with local political activity. But voting for someone who doesn't even commit to undoing damage is no way to show opposition.
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    The US right now is literally that episode of The Simpsons where aliens impersonate the two presidential candidates
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    See? Told you that you should have voted for kodel
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    It's not like the Kang/Kodos Argument is new. It's literally always been like this because of how the dynamics of power work here. It's just gotten steadily more entrenched with each cycle. We've had all of one president who wasn't from one of the two major political parties at the time. Unless you count Washington, but at that point, the system hadn't been established yet and the man in question was vocally opposed to the idea of political parties in the first place. The people in the nascent ruling class, however, very much
    wanted such a thing.

    It's not something we can exactly fix, either, because splitting the vote means eating losses unless both parties are divided similarly. With the Intelligence Community and military being what they are, we can't exactly overthrow the government without the support of both. And military coups generally don't work out well for anyone, anyway, even if the military is currently the most popular government institution here. The parties may be private organizations, but they represent the sum total power of the elites in this country. Sure, there are some who support the minor parties, but in the end, those are really just pet projects that ultimately support the two main ones.

    It's simultaneously disgusting and infuriating, but the system has been rigged this way for so long that the general population has lost the power to fix it without causing a total collapse of the country. Which, generally speaking, isn't something that most of us here actually want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I3uster View Post
    Well that's just climate accelerationism, there's the option that one can do electoral accelerationism by not voting for shitty democrats that don't fight republican agenda which might show effects before we all drown and get fried.

    It's obviously not pleasant but it seems to be the only shot that one can take at this point. I do think its dumb to just succumb to nihilism while doing so, it should be bundled with local political activity. But voting for someone who doesn't even commit to undoing damage is no way to show opposition.
    See, I agree majorly with the points here, but I don't think they apply very well to this election in particular because having Biden as president might potentially save your life while having 4 more years of Trump might get you killed via coronavirus, one way or the other.

    It is basically a life or death election for the US, because I don't really expect the establishment in general, much less the republicans in particular, to do much to stop Trump from lifting the lockdown too early.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I3uster View Post
    Well that's just climate accelerationism, there's the option that one can do electoral accelerationism by not voting for shitty democrats that don't fight republican agenda which might show effects before we all drown and get fried.
    difference is, I don't want the ecology to collapse, much less to hasten that collapse merely in order to get rid of a bad government

    that's some ass backwards logic imo. selling the car to buy gas, as they say where i'm from.

    i want a functional system to prevent catastrophe; but i don't want to cause catastrophe to change a dysfunctional system

    i'll try to push for small incremental improvements instead
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