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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Perhaps, but if a bloated ego and poor impulse control were all it took to be unstoppable, Bill Clinton would still be President.

    What is it about our current clownish incumbent that drives otherwise rational people to rant about some kind of putsch? Why such a lack of faith in our institutions and his political opposition?
    I think for me it reinforces how little I can trust our government. I know that politics is cloak-and-daggers and we are always being misinformed and misled by people in power who can weave a credible story to advance their interests, but the blatant lies of this president give me a hopeless feeling about ever really being sure about the truth.

    It's disorienting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Maybe because we have never had a unhinged maniac that expresses desire to be a dictator and admires them for a president.
    That he inspires that kind of talk makes me think there are plenty of unhinged doors out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    That he inspires that kind of talk makes me think there are plenty of unhinged doors out there.
    LDAHL for the win!
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    Catherine I don't know that I would go as far as "always", but while Trump is more obnoxious than any previous president, Clinton got us into the former Yugoslavia to distract us from Monica Lewinski and GWB peddled false stories about weapons of mass destruction so he could resume his dad's war with Iraq. Maybe we have to go back to Jimmy Carter to get away from distract the voters with military adventuring abroad, whether directly or through others like the contras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Well, he does routinely talk about being president for more than 8 years. He claims he's joking, but given that he is completely lacking a sense of humor he probably actually means it and would make it happen if he could come up with some way to do it.
    That is "easy". Just have to repeal the 22nd Amendment. Or get sneaky, run as vice-president in 2024, then quibble about the language in the 22nd amendment when the elected President steps aside in a Louisiana-like fashion and allows Trump to re-ascend the throne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    That he inspires that kind of talk makes me think there are plenty of unhinged doors out there.
    Have you not been paying attention to what he says?

    I also find it unsettling that he tells his boss about our military escapades before he tells congress.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...driRUOWdEDKEJI

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    That is "easy". Just have to repeal the 22nd Amendment. Or get sneaky, run as vice-president in 2024, then quibble about the language in the 22nd amendment when the elected President steps aside in a Louisiana-like fashion and allows Trump to re-ascend the throne.
    Fortunately he doesn't understand the constitution well enough to figure that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Fortunately he doesn't understand the constitution well enough to figure that out.
    I have faith that the men and women in America's military, or at least the officers, understand the Constitution and their duties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I have faith that the men and women in America's military, or at least the officers, understand the Constitution and their duties.
    I'm glad someone has this faith. I sure don't. Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    I'm glad someone has this faith. I sure don't. Rob
    So you think our military will deploy inside the USA on Trump's orders to impose martial law, or to keep him in power for an unconstitutional length of time?

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