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(CNN)   If Trump doesn't attend Biden's inauguration, it might very well guarantee a two term Biden/Harris administration   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-12-03 3:23:00 PM  
No it won't.  Shut up.  As my financial advisor keeps telling past performance is no guarantee of future results.
 
2020-12-03 3:25:42 PM  
Biden should say, "Yeeaah. Mr. ex-President, you're not really invited to the inauguration. So if you can go ahead and hold a rally instead, that would be great".
 
2020-12-03 3:56:02 PM  

EvilEgg: No it won't.  Shut up.  As my financial advisor keeps telling past performance is no guarantee of future results.


Correlation causation something something...

Regardless, I hope Trump doesn't show.  He'll try to make it all about himself in some way.  And the media will only be too happy to comply.  "Oooo...what's he doing now?"

Good riddance.
 
2020-12-03 4:16:14 PM  

Mugato: Biden should say, "Yeeaah. Mr. ex-President, you're not really invited to the inauguration. So if you can go ahead and hold a rally instead, that would be great".


Did you catch Rachel Maddow's opening bit last night?  About installing Lamar Alexander as governor of Tennessee three days early?  They did it to get the previous governor out of the picture before he could do more bad things and didn't tell him.

Too bad we can't do that at the federal level.
 
2020-12-03 5:00:29 PM  
Whether this will mean an "Age of Biden" remains to be seen.

we know more than enough about the age of biden already
 
2020-12-03 5:08:26 PM  
Uh huh. Riiiiight.

An unleashed and unpunished Trump will be a nightmare for this nation.
 
2020-12-03 5:22:35 PM  
That's a bit of a stretch but sure.

Trump doesn't want to show up?

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2020-12-03 5:22:39 PM  
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2020-12-03 5:23:00 PM  
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2020-12-03 5:23:18 PM  
Trump is a curt

/ tricked you
 
2020-12-03 5:23:58 PM  
LOL, that would be one more thing he'd have in common with Andrew Johnson.
 
2020-12-03 5:24:29 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Uh huh. Riiiiight.

An unleashed and unpunished Trump will be a nightmare for this nation.


I can't wait until there are whataboutists claiming that since the "Democrat Party" didn't indict Hillary when they "had" the chance, Trump is justified in doing whatever he wants--up to and including ending democracy.

/for all I know, people likely already said that years ago
//I don't hang out in the internet's cesspits often
 
2020-12-03 5:25:39 PM  

Diogenes: EvilEgg: No it won't.  Shut up.  As my financial advisor keeps telling past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Correlation causation something something...

Regardless, I hope Trump doesn't show.  He'll try to make it all about himself in some way.  And the media will only be too happy to comply.  "Oooo...what's he doing now?"

Good riddance.


Yeah, nobody wants him there. He's shown he's a terrible, spiteful loser, and he'll do whatever it takes to ruin things for Biden and the Country.
 
2020-12-03 5:26:52 PM  
they should invite him, but not provide him with a chair.
make that silly dope would stand the entire time.

/also, no men's restroom access, only women's
//and pie, no pie
 
2020-12-03 5:26:56 PM  
Judging by Biden's appointments and transition team, its looking pretty doubtful if there will ever be another democratic president. But feel free to enjoy your delusions and brunch. Hopefully you're all bourgiois enough to survive the economic and ecological collapse the dems are clearly uninterested in averting.

I'll just be over here working on mutual aid projects and sipping my tea as I watch you shoot yourselves in the foot repeatedly.
 
2020-12-03 5:27:45 PM  
What is with the media's obsession with these bullshiat factoids?  Wow, a whole three times.  Nice sample size, that.
 
2020-12-03 5:27:48 PM  
FARK needs a preview button.
 
2020-12-03 5:27:59 PM  
2020/21 are not the years to give credence to historical precedent.
 
2020-12-03 5:28:43 PM  
Biden ain't gonna serve 2 terms. He'll be too old and tired of the shiat by then.
 
2020-12-03 5:29:33 PM  
Nothing about Trump involves guarantees. His presence farks up any kind of expectation (except the expectation that it's going to be ass).
 
2020-12-03 5:30:22 PM  

themindiswatching: //I don't hang out in the internet's cesspits often


Well it was nice for you to join us, even if only for the day.
 
2020-12-03 5:31:12 PM  

Lance Robdon: LOL, that would be one more thing he'd have in common with Andrew Johnson.


Good ol' Andrew "Daughter F*cker" Johnson.
 
2020-12-03 5:31:22 PM  
On inauguration day, Trump will probably have a rally in Florida or whatever state has the highest covid rate by then. Maybe he'll have Rudy crown him or something. It'll be goofy. Three Doors Down will play, probably Kanye and Kid Rock too. CNN will have 17 board meetings about which event to cover.
 
2020-12-03 5:32:04 PM  

Conqueror of Bread: Judging by Biden's appointments and transition team, its looking pretty doubtful if there will ever be another democratic president. But feel free to enjoy your delusions and brunch. Hopefully you're all bourgiois enough to survive the economic and ecological collapse the dems are clearly uninterested in averting.

I'll just be over here working on mutual aid projects and sipping my tea as I watch you shoot yourselves in the foot repeatedly.


Where's Mitch when you need him, what with him trying -TRYING - to get all 400+ waiting bills passed by the Senate?

Oh, yeah, right. Mitch doesn't give a shiat about anything other than farking up Biden's time in office.
 
2020-12-03 5:32:19 PM  
Wishful thinking. I smell another 2010 upset coming.
 
2020-12-03 5:32:33 PM  
There is no guarantee of anything any more.   Who cares if he is there, who cares if he holds a rally.   The people that will watch (it will probably covered by NewsMax and Oann) would watch Biden anyway.   Biden will get sworn in and I think he will do his best to run the government but will be obstructed like Obama.   If he can build bi-partisan support it has a good shot.   Trump will rail and whine on Twitter but he has a lot of obstacles.   He will try to remain relevant, if he does Repubs will be scared but they should be.   If he doesnt things will get done.   Only time will tell.
 
2020-12-03 5:33:36 PM  
That was an interesting read. Thanks, subby. You done good.

/live and learn
//I learn a lot here.
 
2020-12-03 5:34:09 PM  

Isitoveryet: FARK needs a preview button.


You get a good preview if you use the iPhone app. Sometimes i grab my phone when i see a wapo headline on my PC.
 
2020-12-03 5:34:21 PM  
That's what the Twitter people call a "hot take", which is usually wrong and frequently stupid.
 
2020-12-03 5:35:01 PM  
History also said Trump never should have won.  fark you. Keep Voting
 
2020-12-03 5:35:42 PM  
He can drive up in his big boy car, which he drives ALL BY HIMSELF, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!....

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And then he can sit at his Big Boy Resolute Desk, which is so beautiful
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And if he gets bored, as he does when no one is talking about him, he can get some blocks to keep him busy...

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2020-12-03 5:36:04 PM  

Isitoveryet: FARK needs a preview button.


Preview is for the weak.

See also: RTFA and RTFT.

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2020-12-03 5:36:36 PM  
The problem with making predictions from precedent

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2020-12-03 5:37:01 PM  
I hope whiny titty baby doesn't show, it will enhance my enjoyment when I watch Biden and Harris take their oaths.
 
2020-12-03 5:38:41 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: The problem with making predictions from precedent

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Came to post this.
 
2020-12-03 5:40:24 PM  

indy_kid: Conqueror of Bread: Judging by Biden's appointments and transition team, its looking pretty doubtful if there will ever be another democratic president. But feel free to enjoy your delusions and brunch. Hopefully you're all bourgiois enough to survive the economic and ecological collapse the dems are clearly uninterested in averting.

I'll just be over here working on mutual aid projects and sipping my tea as I watch you shoot yourselves in the foot repeatedly.

Where's Mitch when you need him, what with him trying -TRYING - to get all 400+ waiting bills passed by the Senate?

Oh, yeah, right. Mitch doesn't give a shiat about anything other than farking up Biden's time in office.


Yeah...Mitch is evil. Was there a reason you quoted my post?
 
2020-12-03 5:41:24 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Whether this will mean an "Age of Biden" remains to be seen.

we know more than enough about the age of biden already


Technically the age of biden gave us trump.
 
2020-12-03 5:45:36 PM  

Isitoveryet: they should invite him, but not provide him with a chair.
make that silly dope would stand the entire time.

/also, no men's restroom access, only women's
//and pie, no pie


Biden should do the, "You got a spot on your tie", thing then flick Trump on the nose.
 
2020-12-03 5:48:44 PM  

saturn badger: That was an interesting read. Thanks, subby. You done good.

/live and learn
//I learn a lot here.


IMO, it really wasn't.  It was a simplistic article, filled with misleading statements that to bring the reader to the author's opinion.

The two Adams cases were completely different.  They tried to reconcile.  They both chose to skip the inauguration because they thought their presence would make things worse,  not better.  That's not what's happening in 2020.

For Johnson, the article implies Grant won a long, bitter, close election against Johnson.  But:
- Johnson wasn't Grant's opponent - Horacio Seymour was.
- Article says Johnson was going for the Republican nomination.  He wasn't a Republican, he was a Democrat.  He and Lincoln were elected on the Constitutional Union ticket in 1864, a coalition specially designed for the war.  And as noted above, he didn't get the Democratic nomination.

Johnson did stay behind because he was bitter, but also because he was politically toxic - as noted, the Democrats didn't want him.

Just a very shoddy article all around.
 
2020-12-03 5:48:44 PM  
He's not going to attend, and I don't want him there. fark him. If he wants to have some farking crybaby tantrum event somewhere, let him. Inauguration day should be a happy occasion. He can keep his pouty biatch face at home.
 
2020-12-03 5:49:02 PM  

EvilEgg: No it won't.  Shut up.  As my financial advisor keeps telling past performance is no guarantee of future results.


This.

Comparing what happened in the past to what's happening now is ridiculous.

Someone like Trump would have never been a president in the past.  The seat was for dignified people.

shiat, not even going back all the way to when these "snubs" were, Jimmy Carter HAD to give up his peanut farm out of conflict of interest reasons..... for some reason.  But this dude not only had direct stakes in his company, he used the government to earn money through them.

Way more conflicts of interest than a farking peanut farm.

His devotees like him for his brazen assholery, not his policy.  People who vote R will cheer if he doesn't go.  It will not aggrieved anyone.  The snub would probably just motivate their base even more.

This article is dumb.

People back then cared about the air of dignity a president (or ex president) showed.  So snubbing the incoming president would actually push people to the other party because they didn't want to be associated with a party like that.  That shiat ain't happening here.
 
2020-12-03 5:50:52 PM  

Mugato: Biden should say, "Yeeaah. Mr. ex-President, you're not really invited to the inauguration. So if you can go ahead and hold a rally instead, that would be great".


Or maybe some beer hall he can push his way into.
 
2020-12-03 5:52:11 PM  
Gambler's fallacy in

3

2

1
 
2020-12-03 5:54:10 PM  
Trump will either be out golfing or staging his own inauguration when Biden is being sworn in.
 
2020-12-03 5:55:04 PM  
As someone who voted for Biden I can't see how taking a such a strong stand against electron fraud would make me vote for Trump in 4 years.
 
2020-12-03 5:55:22 PM  
No, it won't. I'm not sure there's any 82-year-old person on this planet that is fit for that office.
 
2020-12-03 5:55:58 PM  
Hopefully, he won't show up.  That will mean that none of his fruit fly followers will show up to yell and holler when he speaks and fart in the general direction of civilized people.  And most of all, we won't have to hear him speak his garbagetalk maxims.

Hopefully, when Biden pulls up to the White House, he's greeted by the ServPro CleanUp & Restoration people in hazmat suits just finishing up their service.
 
2020-12-03 5:57:11 PM  
And, I don't want Trump there anyway. I prefer my inauguration speeches to be delivered by unimpeached, popular vote winning, two-term presidents. Frankly, he'd just be an embarrassment and try to make it all about him.
 
2020-12-03 5:57:57 PM  
Trump should be shoved into this hole
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2020-12-03 5:59:18 PM  
I'm not going to watch the inauguration. I'm not going to think about the inauguration. I'm going to go back to not giving 2 shiats what the President is doing every moment of the day.
 
2020-12-03 6:00:20 PM  

hammettman: Hopefully, he won't show up.  That will mean that none of his fruit fly followers will show up to yell and holler when he speaks and fart in the general direction of civilized people.  And most of all, we won't have to hear him speak his garbagetalk maxims.

Hopefully, when Biden pulls up to the White House, he's greeted by the ServPro CleanUp & Restoration people in hazmat suits just finishing up their service.


Hey!  Fruit flies don't deserve to be insulted like that!
 
2020-12-03 6:02:39 PM  
Loser stank is rough, but it's nothing compared to sore loser stank.
 
2020-12-03 6:04:34 PM  
Trump will be pissed when he is gone and the crowds get smaller and smaller and he isn't on the news every hour. Hopefully he will get banned from Twitter and have to hang out on parler or OAN to get any attention.
 
2020-12-03 6:06:54 PM  

snowshovel: As someone who voted for Biden I can't see how taking a such a strong stand against electron fraud would make me vote for Trump in 4 years.


He's quite negative about electrons.
 
2020-12-03 6:11:37 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Uh huh. Riiiiight.

An unleashed and unpunished Trump will be a nightmare for this nation.


Quite right. That guy and all his compatriots, need to be whacked with a baseball bat to the mouth. Make that tool no longer usable. Second, use the same bat to pound the fingers. No more typing. After that, who cares.

/That ol' saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" can't be any more wrong
//Words are FAR more dangerous than sticks and stones.
///A thrown rock follows a predictable path. A swung stick follows a predictable path. Words become uncontrolled once released to the public.
 
2020-12-03 6:13:08 PM  
In seriousness, though, I'm going to be f*cking pissed if Biden's inauguration is anything other than Chief Justice Roberts giving him the oath from the White House on live TV.

/especially if there's anything that remotely looks like a party given our current COVID surge
 
2020-12-03 6:13:50 PM  
To those saying who cares---is symbolicly important. On inauguration day, the outgoing President and First Lady welcome the incoming President and First Lady to the White House and the outgoing and incoming Presidents ride to the inauguration together in the same car.

It's a statement about the peaceful transfer of power. It's also a statement about the legitimancy of the election and the incoming President, which is why Trump won't do it.

I think the Obamas should do it. Trump will be in Florida or wherever he's decided to gather his plague rats.

So the Obamas welcome the Bidens to the White House and Barack and Joe can ride to the inauguration together.
 
2020-12-03 6:14:03 PM  

snowshovel: As someone who voted for Biden I can't see how taking a such a strong stand against electron fraud would make me vote for Trump in 4 years.


Electron fraud?

Are you saying NdGT is involved?

Huge if true.

See also: "voted for Biden"
 
2020-12-03 6:14:57 PM  

lolmao500: Trump should be shoved into this hole
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Or one of the holes in Amigara Fault.
 
2020-12-03 6:17:50 PM  
Get used to saying Madam President Harris.
 
2020-12-03 6:20:59 PM  

Phins: To those saying who cares---is symbolicly important. On inauguration day, the outgoing President and First Lady welcome the incoming President and First Lady to the White House and the outgoing and incoming Presidents ride to the inauguration together in the same car.


Yeah but two months so far and 35 law suits shows that Trump doesn't mean it. So what does it mean for Trump to show up?
 
2020-12-03 6:20:59 PM  
Remember this guy?
Remember that hat?
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Republicans aren't hiding the fact that they want
you dead, and they want your stuff, They're rapists
basically, they'll rape you, the planet, each other
it's what they do
 
2020-12-03 6:21:37 PM  

Tomfoolery Rules Over Logical Living: saturn badger: That was an interesting read. Thanks, subby. You done good.

/live and learn
//I learn a lot here.

IMO, it really wasn't.  It was a simplistic article, filled with misleading statements that to bring the reader to the author's opinion.

The two Adams cases were completely different.  They tried to reconcile.  They both chose to skip the inauguration because they thought their presence would make things worse,  not better.  That's not what's happening in 2020.

For Johnson, the article implies Grant won a long, bitter, close election against Johnson.  But:
- Johnson wasn't Grant's opponent - Horacio Seymour was.
- Article says Johnson was going for the Republican nomination.  He wasn't a Republican, he was a Democrat.  He and Lincoln were elected on the Constitutional Union ticket in 1864, a coalition specially designed for the war.  And as noted above, he didn't get the Democratic nomination.

Johnson did stay behind because he was bitter, but also because he was politically toxic - as noted, the Democrats didn't want him.

Just a very shoddy article all around.


Like I said live and learn. Some of the history threads here are the most interesting because of posts like this. I like hearing from different sides.
 
2020-12-03 6:23:40 PM  
LOL

I'm sorry but we shouldn't have some *86 yr old POTUS* when their second term would end, regardless of said's ideology.

The next four years = Harris' (far too long, but she chose to be VP so there it is) interview process for 2024, not us preparing for another Biden administration.
 
2020-12-03 6:26:27 PM  
I think the fear about Trump attending the inauguration and ruining it is justified. It's a very credible threat. I fully expect that if Dingus shows his face, he will make an attempt to huck one of his used diapers at Biden as he's being sworn in.

That, or he himself will be targeted and pelted with rotten fruit and other assorted garbage himself. This scenario, however, I would be fine with.
 
2020-12-03 6:33:19 PM  
Horse shiat...

As long as that fat fark is above ground he's a threat to get back into the office.  

Maybe the media will do what they should have done the first time around and ignore the idiot once he's back being a regular citizen instead of giving him a platform at every opportunity maybe he can finally go away.
 
2020-12-03 6:34:19 PM  

lolmao500: Trump should be shoved into this hole
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Fill it in after.
...with cement. (don't tell anyone)

Thousands of years from now, a giant buried rod will be revealed in a historic archeological dig.
...that will confuse the world for many generations!
 
2020-12-03 6:39:52 PM  

Isitoveryet: they should invite him, but not provide him with a chair.
make that silly dope would stand the entire time.

/also, no men's restroom access, only women's
//and pie, no pie


No, he gets pie, but no ice cream. Obama get two scoops.
 
2020-12-03 7:17:55 PM  
Despite being agnostic really, I kind of hope it starts raining just before Biden's inauguration and at the last second god himself parts the clouds and tells everyone "We're not going to let it rain on this momentous event!"

The Stormtrumpers would have kittens trying to explain it away.
 
2020-12-03 7:36:11 PM  

indy_kid: Biden ain't gonna serve 2 terms. He'll be too old and tired of the shiat by then.


Agreed. He's 78 now, which means he'll be 82 by the end of his first term and if he did a second he's be 86.

Not happening. He'll do one term, try to right as many wrongs as he can, then step aside and leave politics entirely and enjoy retirement.
 
2020-12-03 7:56:40 PM  

Arkanaut: lolmao500: Trump should be shoved into this hole
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Or one of the holes in Amigara Fault.


I got that reference, and normally I'd be all AAHHH but in this case....
 
2020-12-03 9:15:52 PM  

EvilEgg: No it won't.  Shut up.  As my financial advisor keeps telling past performance is no guarantee of future results.


Or more accurately: Correlation does not equate to causation.
 
2020-12-03 9:49:42 PM  
We're going to compare this year and this current political climate to stuff that happened three times 200 years ago?

That's foolish.
 
2020-12-04 12:59:13 AM  
He shouldn't be invited anyhow, neither should any republican plague rats.
 
2020-12-04 4:02:59 PM  
Being a harbinger is not a guarantee.
 
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