USA midterm elections

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Yossarian, Nov 6, 2018 at 9:48 AM.

  1. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Are the Democrats going to fail at the last possible moment - or will they regain control of the House of Representatives and spent the next two years arguing amongst themselves about impeachment and government shutdowns? I think all we can count on is that Trump will probably have some flavour of meltdown on Twitter...
     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  4. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Gerrymandering is one of the dodgiest acts of election rigging ever.
     
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  5. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    I'm tempted to stay up and watch the results come in
     
  6. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    I’m not, it’ll be far too depressing.
     
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  7. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    I'll very likely be up until we know which way the results are going.

    Will probably be getting progressively drunker too :thumbs:
     
  8. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    Me too - I'm not any kind of officianado of US politics, but my gut feeling is that the republicans will do much better than expected, and the democrats much worse. I think the R's will hold both senate and Congress, and that the D's will dissolve into yet more navel-gazing.

    People who think 'it can only get better', or ' it can't get any worse' are usually disappointed...
     
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  9. PursuedByBears

    PursuedByBears Go stick your head in a pig

    What (UK) time are we likely to know which way it's all gone?
     
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  10. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I'll just watch CNN until I've reached saturation point and then call it a night. It will not be worth staying up until ridic-o'clock for.
     
  11. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    A keg-half-empty sort of guy...
     
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  12. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Trump's been making apparently baseless claims about widespread voter fraud, no doubt giving himself excuses for if the GOP loses control of the House, would not surprise me in the least if this led to another one of his fans going on a shooting spree.
     
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  13. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    First results around midnight. Picture becoming clear by 3am. All over by breakfast.
     
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  14. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    The yougov MRP model, which predicted Trump's victory and pretty much nailed the 2017 uk election has the Dems on 225 and repubs on 210

    see here:

     
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  15. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Strong motivation on both sides, for Democrats it’s always easier to motivate people to vote against something (see also Brexit) although they’re not playing the anti-Trump card too hard, for republicans and assorted religious fundamentalists, the opportunity to bolster their man by removing any barriers to his program will also be a strong pull to the polling booths. I don’t feel optimistic, I mean what are the Democrats actually for these days?
     
  16. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    I recon trumps gearing up to call bullshit /shenanigans on the whole vote if repubs don't win big. Seen various twitter rumblings about voter fraud etc.
     
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  17. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    If the Democrats make any serious sorts of gains there will be violence, which is of course, exactly what he wants.
     
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  18. ItWillNeverWork

    ItWillNeverWork Back again

    And violence from the left if Trump wins.
     
  19. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    trump's not running
    and what is this "violence from the left" you speak of? pipe bombs? church and temple massacres? torchlight marches?
     
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  20. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    I've seen some horrific milk based attacks and much has been made about the restaurant slaughters verbal attacks. Makes your blood run cold to think of it
     
  21. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    There was that guy who shot a few people at Republican lawmakers' baseball practice last year... but it's much more likely than any election violence will be carried out by Trump supporters, not members of the Socialist Rifle Association.

    socialistrifle.png
     
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  22. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    Even if the Democrats win, they'll piss away any advantage they might have as a result. The useless bastards.
     
  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    consider it already pissed away
     
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  24. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    'when they go low, we punch left'
     
  25. ItWillNeverWork

    ItWillNeverWork Back again

    You know what I mean.

    Stuff like what's in the following videos. It's not all directly aimed a Trump, but it comes from the same milieu. No-one's claiming that the right don't engage in violence, but the idea that the left are a paragon of virtue is simply not supportable by the evidence.









     
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  26. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    this guy has some great videos. Seems like a legit source.

    Riastrad
     
  27. ItWillNeverWork

    ItWillNeverWork Back again

    Search for "anti-trump violence" and your're going to get all sorts of dickheads with channels on youtube. This doesn't make the specific video I linked to less true. Nice try though. Do you want to address the actions of the people in the video?
     
  28. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    sharing videos from actual fascists to own the libs.
     
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  29. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    I've not really got any problem with street violence against fascists tbh.
     
  30. ItWillNeverWork

    ItWillNeverWork Back again

    Not going to address the content of the video then. I see.
     

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