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Under normal times, Wednesday would be just another day. Congressional certification of the electoral college winner is nothing new. Neither is a presidential oath-taking. Both are ceremonial formalities that memorialize politically settled events. Likewise, political protests on any given day and time are hardly novel in Washington.

This year, however, all three are fraught with uncertainty because President Trump, a buffoonish one-term wannabe autocrat, will not accept his election loss. Weeks after his rejection at the polls, Trump continues to falsely portray the outcome as fraudulent. And in the waning days of his presidency, when he should have one foot out the door, Trump is desperately scheming to find new ways to alter the outcome.
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“threats of violence, ploys to smuggle guns into the District and calls to set up an ‘armed encampment’ on the Mall have proliferated in online chats about the Jan. 6 day of protest. The Proud Boys, members of armed right-wing groups, conspiracy theorists and white supremacists have pledged to attend.”
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Trump is actively inciting supporters to amass in Washington to pressure Congress to not approve the 2020 elections results. “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!” tweeted Trump. He followed that up with a Wednesday tweet to supporters, “JANUARY SIXTH, SEE YOU IN DC!”
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Imagine Congress assembling to count electoral college votes in the midst of Trump-encouraged chaos.

Are D.C. residents, local law enforcement and America up to the challenge?

Nothing would please Trump diehards more than the eruption of an all-out conflagration around Capitol Hill. (Trump: “Be there, will be wild!”) Obstructions that throw congressional proceedings in disarray. A breakdown in order that would give Trump an excuse to call out military force in response, citing the Insurrection Act, which allows the president to send troops when “any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy” prevents enforcement of state laws in a manner that deprives residents of that state of their federal constitutional rights.

And get this: There is no intrinsic limit on how long he can employ troops to enforce federal law, reports University of Texas School of Law professor Steve Vladeck.
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Trump's like the flea floating down the river on a leaf yelling 'drawbridge'. This is the guy who's lost the popular vote by the millions twice. I was moon walking (almost) to 'oh happy day' upon hearing that he lost the election by a lot, a lot, a lot. Another Trump term in the white house and USA as we know it would be finished. My sentiment anyway.
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Trump's like the flea floating down the river on a leaf yelling 'drawbridge'. This is the guy who's lost the popular vote by the millions twice. I was moon walking (almost) to 'oh happy day' upon hearing that he lost the election by a lot, a lot, a lot. Another Trump term in the white house and USA as we know it would be finished. My sentiment anyway.
what worries me is so many people duped by transparent ineptness, nepotism, and dishonesty.
I never thought there were that many.
I'll bet our enemies didn't either.
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what worries me is so many people duped by transparent ineptness, nepotism, and dishonesty.
I never thought there were that many.
I'll bet our enemies didn't either.
The charge of ineptitude is easily dismissed by the facts, most recently with operation warp speed. Nepotism? Who was JFK's AG? Doesn't seem to be much issue with that. The prevalent and recurring dishonestly is carried out by Democrats and their media toadies from false charges of Russian collusion to the slur of racism and fake accusations of criminal activity.
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:23 AM
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The charge of ineptitude is easily dismissed by the facts, most recently with operation warp speed.
Ah the curiously named in a country full of paranoid anti vaxers. Too bad they F'd up the delivery; but maybe he forgot.


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Nepotism? Who was JFK's AG? Doesn't seem to be much issue with that.
many people did take issue with that and we now have a statute addressing it. one more chink in the wall of presidential power expansion. cons will only cry when dems use that expanded power, and that day is coming.

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The prevalent and recurring dishonestly is carried out by Democrats and their media toadies from false charges of Russian collusion to the slur of racism and fake accusations of criminal activity.
you are delusional.
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what worries me is so many people duped by transparent ineptness, nepotism, and dishonesty.
I never thought there were that many.
I'll bet our enemies didn't either.
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The charge of ineptitude is easily dismissed by the facts, most recently with operation warp speed. Nepotism? Who was JFK's AG? Doesn't seem to be much issue with that. The prevalent and recurring dishonestly is carried out by Democrats and their media toadies from false charges of Russian collusion to the slur of racism and fake accusations of criminal activity.
http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/opi...tml#post997706

The dishonesty goes back to the Hillary/IRS/security personnel hearings. republicans make up stuff to win votes and raise cash.
Trump's raising cash right now on his false claims. Tons of it. But his rabble rousing is very dangerous and expensive to American tax payers.
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This phrase from the OP proves that this is an extremely biased hit piece, not legitimate news worth reading:

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This phrase from the OP proves that this is an extremely biased hit piece, not legitimate news worth reading:



Did the word “opinion” in the headline and in the byline confuse you? The author is 100% correct, but the piece is clearly not presented as straight news reporting.
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Did the word “opinion” in the headline and in the byline confuse you? The author is 100% correct, but the piece is clearly not presented as straight news reporting.
and was posted in editorial/opinion section of the forum.
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Obvious election fraud is the real test to democracy.
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