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Leon Troutsky

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  1. The President of the United States, along with numerous party leaders, are openly calling for states to overturn free and fair elections. That is literally authoritarianism. An unsuccessful coup is still a coup. We’ve got to stop soft-peddling and downplaying extremely dangerous behavior.
  2. I think it’s time that we recognize this situation for what it is — an open attempt to install Trump as an authoritarian ruler. And we need to recognize that it’s extremely dangerous. Too many people right now are just shrugging their shoulders thinking something along the lines of, “well I don’t like it but he won’t succeed and I like the conservative justices and some other policies so no big deal.” The problem with that thinking is that half of his party — including prominent congressional Republicans — is cheering on his openly authoritarian power grab and another large perce
  3. We know how many it doesn’t take... Over 10 million people infected and almost a quarter million dead apparently isn’t enough to get people to take it seriously.
  4. Meanwhile, 1,400 Americans died yesterday because he can't put down Twitter and do his f'ing job.
  5. An interesting legal question... Isn't accepting a pardon considered an admission of guilt? If true, then if (when) Trump pardons himself he would be admitting that he is guilty of a crime. If it's unconstitutional for the president to pardon himself and the pardon gets nullified, could the fact that he tried be viewed as an admission of guilt in a court of law?
  6. There are a lot of things like this that Biden needs to do. First day as President, he should order the entire executive branch to ignore every single GOP subpoena or document request or request for testimony. Declare all executive staff to have “absolute immunity” and refuse to cooperate with any investigation. Then force Republicans to spend years in court fighting the exact same legal arguments that they used against Democrats...and the whole time Biden highlighting the partisan hypocrisy while explaining that he wants the courts to reject their legal arguments so no future president can
  7. And then maybe fire them after the special elections or appointments of Democrats.
  8. I still say offer up cabinet positions to Susan Collins and other Rep Senators in swing states.
  9. I know there is fine print on these things, but isn’t this some kind of fraud or false advertisement?
  10. He’s talking about Pennsylvania which has a Democratic Governor but a GOP legislature. And Georgia, as well.
  11. Not just the authoritarian horse**** around the election, but both Loeffler and Perdue are cozying up to and promoting a dangerous Qanon nutter (Greene). And a lot of people in Georgia are going to reward this behavior by voting for them. The only way any of this changes is to create an electoral penalty for it. But too many people prioritize other things over democracy.
  12. The problem is that these companies have known for years about the problem and continue to refuse to take meaningful steps to stop it. Check out the PBS Frontline documentary “The Facebook Dilemma” from 2018. They watched what happened in Myanmar and that was years ago, for example. And remember that Twitter/Facebook said they would crack down on accounts that declared victory before the media called it, including deleting accounts. Yet there’s Trump and all of his supporters spreading this stuff all over social media and all they do is put a warning label on it. They knew this was coming
  13. I’m quickly coming to the view that there has to be some regulation of social media. Twitter should have suspended his account a long time ago. They know how dangerous this stuff is and they refuse to do anything about it. They’re just as culpable as the Republican Party at this point.
  14. Uh oh, CNN just called Alaska for Trump. THE COMEBACK STARTS TODAY!
  15. Until we get a solid understanding of what happened with statewide polling last week, I don’t trust any of the state polls.
  16. You shouldn’t feel douchee. I mean, you ARE douchee, but you shouldn’t feel that way. Also, get well @marla_mulder
  17. I hope people are looking into the criminal penalties for deleting government documents. And if those penalties aren’t really stiff, they need to fix the laws to make them very stiff.
  18. Biden should have said, “I look forward to accepting Pompeo’s resignation on January 20th.”
  19. Throw his a** in jail. We ought to be done playing games with these people. Throw the entire book at every one of them who does something like this.
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