- Feb 12, 2019
There's no way the Trump presidency ends without him attempting to incite violence. Cohen was right - there will not be a peaceful transfer of power.
How much support do you think he needs? I'll be he just needs a dozen high ranking individuals to maintain a hold on the direction of the military.
If shit goes down while the Rs in DC stand by and let it happen they all need to be tried for treason.
if only we could say the same about his followers. thats th point isnt it? to rile those mindless fucks up?
While many service members may lean right... I don't think any of them have any desire to go against the constitution, which is what they're sworn to protect. There have already been plenty of chances for the military to "fall in line" with his bullshit, and it hasn't yet manifested (to my knowledge).
Yeah I'm curious if some people think we live in a Tom Clancy novel or something. Trump loses the election, says "military come stop them" and then what? The US Army just decides we're going to march on the capital and start arresting Democrats? He calls his biker buddies... and... what?
No he won't. And none of his "tough" supporters will do shit. Could a stray crazy pull some shit? Sure. But thats the extent. Stop giving this dipshit and the right wing more power than they have.
The oval office is the only thing stifling the dozens of investigations into him, I wouldn't be surprised if he plans to die in office to avoid charges and potential punishment.
Just what I was going to say. Leaving the presidency means becoming a citizen again. Once the GOP is not around to pull the levers of government to protect him and themselves in turn, he has a higher likelihood of genuinely answering for his crimes.The reason he's saying this and the reason Cohen said what he said is that within Trump's inner circle they know that they owe Republicans for desperately protecting him from the consequences of being a scumbag and to lose that protection will be devastating.
The secret service is sworn to protect the president of the United States. If he still is it, why wouldn't they just wait it out when he demands his infinite recount instead of performing some kind of rag tag coup?
In theory, this should be possible. However, I think why the Dems are on eggshells is that they're not sure how far to push him before he does something everyone will regret to spite his enemies. They don't want to make things worse or allow him to become a real dictator.
You need powerful people to believe the election was fairly lost. If there's one thing that Resetera should've learned over the last two years, it's how powerful self deception can be for a Republican. I feel like you guys are really underestimating how fluid the rules are and how fragile democracy can be.On Jan 20 of 2021, the secret service will be protecting the next president of the United States - not Trump, if he loses the election.
The inauguration is just a ceremony. Power switches to the winner of the election regardless of what trump (assuming he loses said election) says or wants.
I.e. doesn’t matter if he concedes or not. If he loses the election, he loses.
While the threat is there history has shown it's a very low risk of occurring. Americans are docile and complacent, including Trumpers.If Trump says the elections were fishy and that we're going to take some time to make sure everything's squared away, now it's the Democrats that are being emotional and hot headed when they take to the streets. Of course they're angry, we're looking into their election fraud. Is this how an innocent party acts? Etc
That's the bad thing. Maintaining power isn't hard, you just have to stand around with some big guys with guns.
Like I said, the US does not act like that. If it did the Socialists and Anarchists wouldn't just be saying "revolution" we'd be seeing it, but nada. The drive isn't there.
Huh? The man is the commander in chief, if a handful of high ranking military officials side with him, the revolution has to come from the other side. And you're right, it's not there.
There's been a pretty decent chunk of unhinged idiots out there, tbh. Right-wing domestic terror has been on the rise for years now. Before Trump even. Fox, talk radio and right wing politicians know what they're doing. And they're happy to radicalize their base. The end goal is to stall America down entirely and create their specific vision. They do it through scapegoating minorities, dehumanizing them and leftists and encouraging violence. They do this knowingly and frankly the right-wing as a whole is the biggest threat to America.