COUP 101: Keeping power in Banana Republics -

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link VIX Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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11/12/20, 12:19:41 PM 
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1- Pack yes-men and loyalists into top positions
2a- Normalise expectations that you will continue holding on to power
2b- Normalise expectations that you will continue holding on to power
3- Threaten security agencies
4- Pressure swing states' leaders
5- Pretend everything is normal and continue preparing for the upcoming year of governance.
6- THreaten to fire anyone who starts looking for other jobs.


Of course these kinda things could never happen in the backroom's greatest democracy in the world ever forever ever. lol lol lol

#murca

link problemjay Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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11/12/20, 12:33:03 PM 
wait ah minute now...is that the same country who goes around the world preaching to leaders to accept elections results and respect democracy?

link birdseye Joined: Mar 23, 2004
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11/12/20, 1:36:19 PM 
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed --- the declaration of independence

Seem such document was eminently more perfect than the men who crafted them ----- is that what you and problemjay have been trying to say? You think the founding fathers should have anticipated a Donald Trump? Well according to the author of a new book ‘First Principles’, James Madison did, the author quotes the key architect of the US Constitution thusly: “
enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm”

quite prescient, dont you think
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link VIX Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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11/12/20, 1:46:10 PM 
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You understand though, that people like YOU and me in great murca weren't considered to be people in 1776 right?

Carry on smartly. Also stop complaining about gun violence if you so ecstatically embrace a document written by slave owners in 1776.

link problemjay Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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11/12/20, 3:20:56 PM 
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oh so just so we have on record. You are holding to these standards and legal principles set by the founding American fathers who most of the Democrat party base supporters observe as outdated in today's America? is that what you telling us when you give us that quote as your response?

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link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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11/12/20, 9:13:05 PM 
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What many forget is that every single banana republic was financed and back by di said mother of democracy

link powen001 Joined: Nov 25, 2006
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11/13/20, 8:48:34 AM 
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Y
ou think the founding fathers should have anticipated a Donald Trump? Well according to the author of a new book ‘First Principles’, James Madison did,



PRECISELY the type of person DONALD TRUMP is is who they had in mind!


PUTIN has already won his goal of splitting America in two.

It will take decades to heal and repair the damage this orange dotard has caused...not just to the USA but across the globe

link googley Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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11/13/20, 9:00:00 AM 
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add this to your list



replace the Electoral College with loyalists

link VIX Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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11/13/20, 9:03:46 AM 
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lol lol

link birdseye Joined: Mar 23, 2004
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11/13/20, 9:11:20 AM 
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He must have had some real saboteur plans for a second term - he probably was planning to change the name – USA to TUSB, Trump’s United States, BIGLEY big grin

link TriniStar Joined: Aug 20, 2019
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11/13/20, 10:31:27 AM 
United States Criticized for Police Brutality, Racism at U.N. Rights Review Link Text

link VIX Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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11/13/20, 2:00:09 PM 
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“We are moving forward here at the White House under the assumption there will be a second Trump term,” Navarro said
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link problemjay Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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11/13/20, 2:15:30 PM 
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So Navarro under the assumption America will have a coup d'etat?

So much for model of democracy to the world lol

link granite Joined: Oct 31, 2013
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11/13/20, 4:20:31 PM 
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Right on VIX!

link problemjay Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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11/14/20, 2:39:12 PM 
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Thousands of Trump supporters gather in Washington to contest vote result Link Text

Oh oh the world is watching the choas in the self proclaimed greatest democracy America lol

link VIX Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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11/14/20, 7:51:47 PM 
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8. Rile up the natives, push the narrative that you were cheated, that the free and fair elections were stolen. lol

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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11/14/20, 8:39:22 PM 
Another 20 Secret service agents down wit COVID after that run through the crowd. At this rate the secret service will soon be calling the Nation Islam to provide security detail.

link VIX Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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11/21/20, 9:25:16 AM 
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9. INCITE VIOLENCE

someone should “cut the head off” Democratic leaders.


#murca

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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11/22/20, 1:44:02 PM 
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Now even Govs. Chris Christie and Larry Hogan agreeing with you, re Banana Republic.

Chris Christie: Trump’s Legal Team Has Been a ‘National Embarrassment’

“Look. I thought the pressuring of the legislators to try to somehow, you know, change the outcome with electors was completely outrageous,” the Republican governor exclaimed on CNN’s State of the Union. “Quite frankly, we used to supervise elections around the world and we were the most respected country with respect to elections.”

Now we are beginning to look like we are a banana republic,” he continued. “Now it’s time for them to stop the nonsense. It is more bizarre every single day and, frankly, I’m embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t speaking up.”

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link VIX Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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11/22/20, 4:46:33 PM 
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Look, Christie and Hogan are bitter and jealous, and probably trinis ( backroom Crazies' groupthink).
Only the backroom misfits and crazies are qualified to comment on great murca!! evil evil
Those career US politicians are clearly murca haters!!

link VIX Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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11/23/20, 12:05:06 PM 
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I Lived Through A Stupid Coup. America Is Having One Now
One person is refusing to accept the people’s will. He’s taking power that doesn’t belong to him. That’s a coup.
American commentators say “we’re like the third world now” as if our very existence is a pejorative. Ha ha, you assholes, stop calling us that. You’re no better than us.
lol lol lol

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 1, 2012
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11/23/20, 2:22:16 PM 
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and probably trinis.
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link nick2020 Joined: Jul 1, 2012
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11/23/20, 2:23:35 PM 
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That’s a coup.


That is ridiculous. For now lol

It is a coup when Trump assumes power he is not granted.

link Jabari18 Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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11/23/20, 3:00:21 PM 
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Attempted coup?

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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11/23/20, 3:25:16 PM 
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No wonder #45 and his allies are so peeved about main-stream media.

Last night I was watching PBS: Frontline 3-part presentation of Hitler's Third Reich rise to power in (Nazi) Germany. There were so many similarities between the events leading up to Hitler's solidification of power, and the recent actions of the #45 campaign (and post campaign), that are simply cringe-worthy.

I left the program with a question on the timing of that program's schedule. It's as if PBS wanted us to draw parallels.

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