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I hate bein paranoid -- but this sure looks like a fuckin trial balloon for a coup attempt (Original Post) struggle4progress Jun 2020 OP
Not paranoid JustAnotherGen Jun 2020 #1
who is overthrowing who... Thomas Hurt Jun 2020 #2
That is my question I dont doubt it but the traitor cant do a coup, he is in power Eliot Rosewater Jun 2020 #8
If you are paranoid, you have a lot of company, including me. alwaysinasnit Jun 2020 #3
I hate being uninformed. Sogo Jun 2020 #4
Really? -NT- jayfish Jun 2020 #5
Could it be the unidentified "so-called" military in the streets lined up opposite protesters? not_the_one Jun 2020 #25
Practice for not having or refusing to accept results of the election rzemanfl Jun 2020 #6
Yep, I had the same thought. War games. BannonsLiver Jun 2020 #9
There is no question, none, that he wont accept the loss , that is if we are allowed to vote or Eliot Rosewater Jun 2020 #11
Except most everything done by Dotard this year weakens him. Sneederbunk Jun 2020 #7
Context would be good. Caliman73 Jun 2020 #10
Drills For Locking Down DC When... jayfish Jun 2020 #12
Quite simply Dotard and his people are not smart enough to conduct a coup. Sneederbunk Jun 2020 #13
Keystone coups soothsayer Jun 2020 #14
heh Alacritous Crier Jun 2020 #21
They Could Get A Whole Lot Of People Killed Though. jayfish Jun 2020 #16
Remember how Trump said he wouldn't abide by the election results if he lost to HRC? Mr. Ected Jun 2020 #15
If you are referring Karma13612 Jun 2020 #17
No: the Constitution and the entire Federal system provide a deliberately divided government struggle4progress Jun 2020 #22
Not true -- President Biden will be President Biden obamanut2012 Jun 2020 #24
From the beginning of the Republic, Presidents have bemoaned the limits of their powers. The notion struggle4progress Jun 2020 #28
I don't think Trump thinks that far ahead. Kablooie Jun 2020 #18
The republicans are doing the coup I_UndergroundPanther Jun 2020 #20
Please elaborate. nt Tommy_Carcetti Jun 2020 #19
Yeah. No doubt. Mc Mike Jun 2020 #23
There will be an election marie999 Jun 2020 #26
If Trump loses in November ScratchCat Jun 2020 #27

Eliot Rosewater

(31,103 posts)
8. That is my question I dont doubt it but the traitor cant do a coup, he is in power
Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:26 PM
Jun 2020

If the OP means the traitor is going to try and cement his power, end any doubt that democracy is over, etc

 

not_the_one

(2,227 posts)
25. Could it be the unidentified "so-called" military in the streets lined up opposite protesters?
Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:41 AM
Jun 2020

Are they Erik Prince's mercenaries? Were they ordered by Barr? Are they the new "brown shirts"?

Enquiring (sic) minds want to know.

Eliot Rosewater

(31,103 posts)
11. There is no question, none, that he wont accept the loss , that is if we are allowed to vote or
Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:30 PM
Jun 2020

count the vote.

He is not going anywhere, that is for certain. He will try and use the protests as a way to build a private army with the help of the ass Barr who is guilty of 100 felonies.

1000 felonies.



jayfish

(10,037 posts)
12. Drills For Locking Down DC When...
Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:31 PM
Jun 2020

Trump refuses to leave. Got to get all of their logistical ducks in a row.

jayfish

(10,037 posts)
16. They Could Get A Whole Lot Of People Killed Though.
Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:35 PM
Jun 2020

Never take anything for granted with these people.

Mr. Ected

(9,670 posts)
15. Remember how Trump said he wouldn't abide by the election results if he lost to HRC?
Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:34 PM
Jun 2020

Well...I'm sure he hasn't changed his stance on that at all.

The election will either be stolen before, during or after the vote.

Karma13612

(4,532 posts)
17. If you are referring
Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:43 PM
Jun 2020

To Trump, how is it a coup?
He is in charge.
He doesn’t need to overthrow the government. He is already in charge.

As far as not believing the results if he loses, well, he will be escorted out in January.
The Secret Service will abide their oath over a desperate imbecilic man-child dictator-in-chief.

I have to believe that for my own sanity.



struggle4progress

(118,140 posts)
22. No: the Constitution and the entire Federal system provide a deliberately divided government
Fri Jun 5, 2020, 12:32 AM
Jun 2020

with no one person in charge.

obamanut2012

(26,008 posts)
24. Not true -- President Biden will be President Biden
Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:33 AM
Jun 2020

Period.

The Constitution and Federal Law provide 100% a blueprint what to do.

Trump doesn't leave? Well, he will see what the military really can do to a protester then.

struggle4progress

(118,140 posts)
28. From the beginning of the Republic, Presidents have bemoaned the limits of their powers. The notion
Fri Jun 5, 2020, 12:04 PM
Jun 2020

that the President is an absolute monarch appears to originate with Nixon. That theory seems to have become popular during Bush II, when conservatives began to push their "unitary executive" view, to which Barr now enthusiastically clings.

Kablooie

(18,593 posts)
18. I don't think Trump thinks that far ahead.
Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:47 PM
Jun 2020

It was just a reaction to the moment but when another moment occurs this will be easier for him to try again When his reaction to another event inspires him to make a full coup attempt.

And I expect it will be likely he tries it in the future. Especially when he sees he’s about to lose the election

 

marie999

(3,334 posts)
26. There will be an election
Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:52 AM
Jun 2020

and if Trump loses, he will leave the WH. The Secret Service will not allow him to remain in the WH after the next president takes the oath of office. Whether or not he attends the ceremony is not important.

ScratchCat

(1,973 posts)
27. If Trump loses in November
Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:13 AM
Jun 2020

I think there are two scenarios:

1) He resigns in the second week of January 2021 for a pardon from Pence(land slide loss)

2) He convinces a GOP governor in a swing State to not certify the vote and just drags this out(close loss)

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