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Old 09-18-2019, 08:55 PM
PhillyGuy is offline
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Originally Posted by Fretful Porpentine View Post
I don't, however, see any practical way that it could be done, even if implementing plans were Trump's strong suit . . .
Yep. Even Putin hasn't done what the OP suggests.

There's a big middle ground between totalitarianism and freedom. In that middle ground, most of the cable operators could have been intimidated into, oh, say, dropping CNN -- but there are no mass arrests, and we might even still discuss how bad Trump is here. That is the kind of move to partial freedom possible in a Trump 2nd term, and likely if Trump manages the 3rd term he keeps on joking about.

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