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Now is the time to pay attention.


Mike Huckabee pitching extended presidency for Trump
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Just joking! Ha ha, it's a joke, I didn't really mean to be a lifetime president, unless you think that's a good idea, then I'm totally not joking.

I think many of us were saying this 2 years ago and we were branded as hysterical chicken littles.
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Indeed, we were branded as Chicken Littles, but those of us who saw it understood that the Republicans were declaring war on reality.

For every fact, you can have multiple truths -- truth is subjective. It is only through shared hardship that we shall again have shared truth.

That is precisely why I have been the resident 'realist' - okay, fine, I'm a shit ass, obnoxious pessimist.

But this is why.
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If the constitution is a living document to be interpreted as the political winds blow why not? Words having precise meanings is a construct of the patriarchy.
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I mean, if Trump had once-in-several-lifetimes charisma, and consistently had approval ratings higher than 70% no matter what, then yeah, I would understand Democratic fear of the guy trying to become president for life.

But now? He's an underdog for 2020 itself. If he managed to legally run again in 2024, he might not even crack 150 electoral votes.
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If the constitution is a living document to be interpreted as the political winds blow why not? Words having precise meanings is a construct of the patriarchy.
Ah, so your analysis is that if Trump were to go for a third term, it would only be because the Dems made it ok?
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If the constitution is a living document to be interpreted as the political winds blow why not? Words having precise meanings is a construct of the patriarchy.
Sometimes it's nice to get a reminder of just how spectacularly unfunny conservatives are.
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Sometimes it's nice to get a reminder of just how spectacularly unfunny conservatives are.
Man, thatís harsh! I might have to rethink my position on how reprehensible I want the pit to be if sentiments like that are allowed.
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Sometimes it's nice to get a reminder of just how spectacularly unfunny conservatives are.
https://www.cracked.com/blog/5-awful...vative-comedy/
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Ah, so your analysis is that if Trump were to go for a third term, it would only be because the Dems made it ok?
My analysis is when language is undermined for political expediency donít be surprised if that tactic is hijacked.
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Comedy is harder for conservatives because the Left only leaves us with bitter irony to work with.

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Man, thatís harsh! I might have to rethink my position on how reprehensible I want the pit to be if sentiments like that are allowed.
If it's any consolation, I deleted the part where I mocked you not just for being unfunny, but also insanely simpleminded.
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If it's any consolation, I deleted the part where I mocked you not just for being unfunny, but also insanely simpleminded.
Thank you.
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Mike Huckabee and the words "pay attention", these two things don't go together.
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The line between Republicans' genuine "thought" and their own self-parody is so blurred nowadays that I don't know what to think of Suckabee's twitterings. Either way, Suckabee's highest priority must be to keep his tongue firmly inside the Orange Rectum, pleasuring his God.
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If the constitution is a living document to be interpreted as the political winds blow why not? Words having precise meanings is a construct of the patriarchy.
Dude, you're an insult to cephalopodes.
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Thank god idiocy of this sort is coming out to counter the idiocy that Hilary might run again.
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I'll be on @seanhannity 2nite @FoxNews at 9pm ET and will explain how @realDonaldTrump will be eligible for a 3rd term due to the illegal attempts by Comey, Dems, and media , et al attempting to oust him as @POTUS so that's why I was named to head up the 2024 re-election.


Sounds like the Democrats ought to re-nominate President Obama next year. After all, the illegitimate actions of Mitch McConnell regarding the Merrick Garland nomination clearly deprived President Obama of the second term which he rightfully won in 2012.

Obama in 2012 had 65,915,795 popular votes, as opposed to either Trump's 62,984,828 or Clinton's 65,853,514; and, most importantly, Obama had 332 electoral votes as opposed to Loser Don's 306/304. And of course Obama did even better than that in 2008--69,498,516 popular votes and 365 electoral votes. I bet the crowd even for Obama's second inauguration was bigger than Trump's SAD inaugural crowd. And Obama's hands are bigger too (as are, admittedly, his ears).
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Comedy is harder for conservatives because the Left only leaves us with bitter irony to work with.
I know, right? Like how Obama spent all those years "joking" about being President for more than eight years! And Hillary Clinton paying off a pornstar and threatening her right before an election! And Sasha Obama having to go to ethics training after swindling millions from cancer and veteran charities!

The irony, it burns!
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Comedy is harder for conservatives because the Left only leaves us with bitter irony to work with.
I lobbied hard to leave you with nothing, but was overruled by some of my bleedingheart colleagues.
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Hucklebee is a moron conman, which is why he sucks up to another. He has no intellectual gravitas and certainly no moral standing. One sees where Sarah Sanders got her lack of humanity from. The language is quite clear, nobody can get elected more than twice. The Supremes would reject a 3rd term either 9-0 or 8-1.
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Ah, so your analysis is that if Trump were to go for a third term, it would only be because the Dems made it ok?

Octopus thinks that if he labels a guy antifa he should have the right to run him over with his truck, which doesn't mean he's a pathetic little wheeny man, by the way. Nor a dishonest babyman who's afraid of reality.
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Comedy is harder for conservatives because the Left only leaves us with bitter irony to work with.
Yeah, I really like how conservatives want to scream about how Hunter Biden's "corruption" so upsets Trump that he made Ivanka quit her job at the White House------oh. Wait.

Well, I suppose he will fire her once he puts the Russians back on their plane after he hosted that nifty little affair in the Oval Office for Sergei Lavrov----after booting out American press.
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Octopus thinks that if he labels a guy antifa he should have the right to run him over with his truck, which doesn't mean he's a pathetic little wheeny man, by the way. Nor a dishonest babyman who's afraid of reality.
You are a liar. And I actually live in reality.
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You are a liar. And I actually live in reality.
What is the point of you?
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Cite?
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What's the point of anything? We are here and then we are not. That's true for everything.

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You know the more I think about it... maybe I don't live in reality.

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You know the more I think about it... maybe I don't live in reality.
The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem and asking for help.
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Donald Trump is president, Dennis Rodman is an unofficial ambassador, Tesla has a truck, and there is a baby Yoda. Does this feel like reality or a hallucinogenic trip?
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Donald Trump is president, Dennis Rodman is an unofficial ambassador, Tesla has a truck, and there is a baby Yoda. Does this feel like reality or a hallucinogenic trip?
Even if its a collective hallucination or if we're all in a computer simulation, it doesn't really matter. We still have to deal with it and make the best of it. We still have to get up every day and go to work and go about the business of self-government. Some of us are taking that seriously, and some of us are just posting memes for the luls and for the liberal tears. I choose to be one of the serious ones.
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I mean, if Trump had once-in-several-lifetimes charisma, and consistently had approval ratings higher than 70% no matter what, then yeah, I would understand Democratic fear of the guy trying to become president for life.

But now? He's an underdog for 2020 itself. If he managed to legally run again in 2024, he might not even crack 150 electoral votes.
This assumes that our democratic institutions survive an additional 4 years of a president who has been given carte blanche the senators of the 15 least populous states to do whatever he pleases with the power of the federal government. If we reach the point where Trump is generally accepted as a candidate for his third term, I assume we will have reached the point where the support of the people no longer matters. (Fortunately, I still have faith that we won't actually reach that point).

More to the point will be whether after another 4 years of the Super Size me diet he will be in any condition to get out of bed much less run for president.
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Even if its a collective hallucination or if we're all in a computer simulation, it doesn't really matter. We still have to deal with it and make the best of it. We still have to get up every day and go to work and go about the business of self-government. Some of us are taking that seriously, and some of us are just posting memes for the luls and for the liberal tears. I choose to be one of the serious ones.
I'm serious as well!

That's why I advocate respect of fundamental human freedoms as partially codified in documents such as the US constitution. That's why I strongly reject the concepts of mob rule and statism. That's why I advocate tolerance of divergent opinions.

Unfortunately, that's labeled hate speech and is a minority opinion nowadays. Sometimes, I do think it'd be a good idea to let the modern illiberal left have it's way but it's not as if people learn from the past. So that would be a lot of harm that would not serve as any illustration for the future.
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I'm serious as well!

That's why I advocate respect of fundamental human freedoms as partially codified in documents such as the US constitution. That's why I strongly reject the concepts of mob rule and statism. That's why I advocate tolerance of divergent opinions.

Unfortunately, that's labeled hate speech and is a minority opinion nowadays. Sometimes, I do think it'd be a good idea to let the modern illiberal left have it's way but it's not as if people learn from the past. So that would be a lot of harm that would not serve as any illustration for the future.
You can't support the modern GOP and the constitution at the same time. They are wiping their asses with it.

It's insanity to worry about some possible harm in the future as a reason to support the actual, real harm that is happening to our country right now, every single day. It would be like having a serial killer in your house, then the doorbell rings, but you are afraid of who it may be because it could be a killer.
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Sometimes it's nice to get a reminder of just how spectacularly unfunny conservatives are.
I don't wanna go on a rant here, but America's foreign policy makes about as much sense as Beowulf having sex with Robert Fulton at the first Battle of Antietam. I mean when a neo-conservative defenstrates it's like Raskolnikov filibuster deoxymonohydroxinate.

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You can't support the modern GOP and the constitution at the same time. They are wiping their asses with it.

It's insanity to worry about some possible harm in the future as a reason to support the actual, real harm that is happening to our country right now, every single day. It would be like having a serial killer in your house, then the doorbell rings, but you are afraid of who it may be because it could be a killer.
Is the modern GOP limiting what people can say or publish?

I do have problems with a lot of the modern GOP. Unfortunately, the cognitive dissonance afflicted illiberal left has me more scared. You cannot endorse a movement that advocates the abolition of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, or freedom of assembly in order to deplatform and silence their political opponents.

The purity of thought demanded by the nutty left is leading to the rise of the populist right. I'm not a fan of the populist right at all. However, I am not at all surprised to see their ascendancy.

Crude but effective Orwellian thought and speech control... it's bad and inexcusable in internet space it's terrifying in real space.
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Is the modern GOP limiting what people can say or publish?

I do have problems with a lot of the modern GOP. Unfortunately, the cognitive dissonance afflicted illiberal left has me more scared. You cannot endorse a movement that advocates the abolition of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, or freedom of assembly in order to deplatform and silence their political opponents.

The purity of thought demanded by the nutty left is leading to the rise of the populist right. I'm not a fan of the populist right at all. However, I am not at all surprised to see their ascendancy.

Crude but effective Orwellian thought and speech control... it's bad and inexcusable in internet space it's terrifying in real space.
Remember that conversation about you not living in reality? Yeah, this is what I'm talking about.

None of this is reality based. Fox news is not reality. They tell you what you want to hear. Doesn't make it true.
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I mean, if Trump had once-in-several-lifetimes charisma, and consistently had approval ratings higher than 70% no matter what, then yeah, I would understand Democratic fear of the guy trying to become president for life.

But now? He's an underdog for 2020 itself. If he managed to legally run again in 2024, he might not even crack 150 electoral votes.
The fat nasty lying pussy grabbing draft dodging conman traitor fuck wasn't supposed to win LAST TIME, either.
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Trump would never succeed if he tried to become a lifetime President. He'd be blocking the ambitions of every other right winger who wants to be President. They wouldn't settle for impeaching him; they'd have him killed.

Trump's incompetent. He could never hang on to power by his own abilities. The only reason he stays in power is because he's part of a legal institution that's bigger than he is. If he ever manages to throw off the legal authority that protects him, he'll be quickly overthrown by somebody more capable.

Trump may look at dictators and envy them. But those dictators look back at Trump and know that he could never do what they've done. They don't see Trump as a peer; they see him as the kind of person they stepped on during their own rise to power.
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Perhaps some of his supporters could start a drive to repeal the 22nd Amendment.

I would support the repeal of the amendment.
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Is the modern GOP limiting what people can say or publish?

I do have problems with a lot of the modern GOP. Unfortunately, the cognitive dissonance afflicted illiberal left has me more scared. You cannot endorse a movement that advocates the abolition of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, or freedom of assembly in order to deplatform and silence their political opponents.

The purity of thought demanded by the nutty left is leading to the rise of the populist right. I'm not a fan of the populist right at all. However, I am not at all surprised to see their ascendancy.

Crude but effective Orwellian thought and speech control... it's bad and inexcusable in internet space it's terrifying in real space.
Of course, the modern GOP is limiting what people can say and publish. And do. Every day.

Look at the topic of this thread. Was it the Democrats who enacted a law to limit Presidents to three terms? No, it was the Republicans.
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Perhaps some of his supporters could start a drive to repeal the 22nd Amendment.

I would support the repeal of the amendment.
Trump supporters might do this. They're pretty dumb.

But I think the smarter elements of the Republican party would squash any movement that would make Barack Obama and Bill Clinton eligible to run in 2020 or 2024.

Hell, George W. Bush would have a better shot at getting a third term than Trump does.

It's silly to be planning for Trump's third term when he might not complete his first term.
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But I think the smarter elements of the Republican party would squash any movement that would make Barack Obama and Bill Clinton eligible to run in 2020 or 2024.
Heck, if impeachment proceedings restart a president's term count, why wouldn't Bill get a second shot at a second term?
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No one thought Moscow Mitch could block a vote on Obama's SC pick. And then, boom, he did it and got away with it. Trump told his people they could ignore House subpoenas, boom, they did it and got away with it.
No one has a lower opinion of Huckabee than me, probably, but there are lots of people that take stuff he says seriously. Watch and see if more conservative voices start floating the idea of Trump serving as long as he wants. Or appointing one of his kids to succeed him. If enough do, it starts to seem (to Trumpies) to be a reasonable idea. A co-worker told me recently (in all seriousness) that he plans on voting for Don Jr. in 2024.
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BTW, I think every talking head that seems OK with Trump going beyond two terms is playing to an audience of one, Donnie Two Scoops.
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Indeed, we were branded as Chicken Littles, but those of us who saw it understood that the Republicans were declaring war on reality.

For every fact, you can have multiple truths -- truth is subjective. It is only through shared hardship that we shall again have shared truth.

That is precisely why I have been the resident 'realist' - okay, fine, I'm a shit ass, obnoxious pessimist.

But this is why.
I'm a fellow realist. I never thought your posts were unrealistic.
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BTW, I think every talking head that seems OK with Trump going beyond two terms is playing to an audience of one, Donnie Two Scoops.
Y'think Huckabee's angling for a cabinet post, or even to replace Pence?
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I just want to find out if he ever went on Hannity’s show and laid out an argument, like theOP said he promised to do.
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I just want to find out if he ever went on Hannityís show and laid out an argument, like theOP said he promised to do.
I was just coming in here to ask the same thing. It's about 11:00 PM Friday PST, and I just did a quick search for any on-line news about it, and didn't find anything.

There are certainly empty-ump stories on-line, from yesterday (Thursday) about Huckabee saying he was going to go on Hannity and say that, but I don't see any evidence that he did. Has anybody seen anything?
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