Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/03/whats-plan-if-trump-tries-steal-election-heres-plan
This article neglected to mention the fact that the “election” was stolen several months ago by the private, corporate-financed and corporate-dominated Republican & Democratic Parties. They are the ones who chose these two awful candidates. They are the ones who locked the U.S. people — and, in a sense, the world — into an electoral dead end.
Big Predatory Capital stole the election long ago. Strange, that the authors would neglect to mention this.
Exactly WHO would ever run these creatures “against” each other, if one CORPORATION wished to WIN over the other?
Kinda reminiscent of 2016, huh? Is Colbert going to tap dance, this time? I’m pretty SURE, it’s all OUR fault, though?
Pelosi is going to save us from fascism?? Lolololo
Too late! Regardless of which corporate party wins the election, it has already been stolen by the oligarchy, again.
What’s the plan now?
In a 1787 letter to William Stephens Smith, the son-in-law of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson used the phrase “tree of liberty” :
I do not know whether it is to yourself or Mr. Adams I am to give my thanks for the copy of the new constitution. I beg leave through you to place them where due. It will be yet three weeks before I shall receive them from America. There are very good articles in it: and very bad. I do not know which preponderate. What we have lately read in the history of Holland, in the chapter on the Stadtholder, would have sufficed to set me against a Chief magistrate eligible for a long duration, if I had ever been disposed towards one: and what we have always read of the elections of Polish kings should have forever excluded the idea of one continuable for life. Wonderful is the effect of impudent and persevering lying. The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, and what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusets? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it’s motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion.1ttps://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/tree-liberty-quotation#footnote1_2so0bxr) The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted.
I read this and couldn’t find the plan part. Mobilize people and put flags on their posts, have Nancy wring her hands and grimace? There’s a plan that’s sure to fix things.
From the article:
Ryan Cooper pointed to Trump and the Republican Party’s nationwide legal effort to invalidate absentee ballots, sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service, and celebration of the dangerous behavior of his supporters as evidence that the president is “not behaving like someone who expects to win fairly.”
There are other words for people who behave this way: Bullies. Cowards. Losers.
i think Losers is the most appropriate terminology.
‘NO GOOD OPTIONS’ FOR THE MILITARY IF TRUMP REFUSES TO CONCEDE
The divisions between leadership, rank and file, and politicized law enforcement would be exposed by a contested election, says veteran Danny Sjursen, and the military institution may not survive in the form it has today.
Stand Up and Indivisible have said they hope to mobilize millions of Americans should the president refuse to accept the outcome.
This, the mobilization of the media, and the other mass actions planned to prevent Trump from refusing to step down, should be carried out regardless of which wing of the duopoly is in power. Basta Ya! It’s time to organize for long overdue democracy in the US and for political, economic, and governmental structures that promote environmental sustainability, equity, justice, and the well-being of all people in the world.
Wonderful, Sow the seeds of despair and hopeless resignation
What Great Message To drive the VOTE
You plan on ever helping or just being a Putz
advice to democrats if trump refuses to accept the result: forget the lawyers and call the pentagon
the democrats plan to go through the court system, which has proven itself fair and non-partisan SMFH
If Trump steals the election, I think if T.J. were alive today, he would say that time is now!
The only sure thing is that Pelosi’s quiver of arrows will quiver. Not quit as old as Feinstein, these two too old to work have contributed to our only choices being the old Biden and the criminal orange sloth, while watching that sloth stack SCOTUS and doing NOTHING, as usual. Just like in 2000, when Kathleen Harris should have been shown the inside of a jail cell and in 2004, when the contract to send the Ohio results of that election to be sent out of State to be doctored in Bush’s favor before ever being announced. When a student confronted Kerry over that fact a University cop tazzed the student into silence. The Democrats would rather not touch issues which call into question the false belief that we are a great democracy. DNC leadership would rather lose than let Sanders win. EVERY top Democrat candidate could beat the orange sloth, so long as the Republicans are unable to rig the election, as they have been doing for at least two decades and getting away with it. Its not going to stop unless criminal acts like dismantling post equipment is prosecuted.
I predicted a year ago that it would be a Biden/Harris ticket, because candidates for POTUS are selected long before they are elected in the dog and pony show called a national election for politically, gullible Americans. From my perspective, all presidents have been selected before they are allowed to be elected, with the exception of JFK who was also selected but turned on his selectors; war profiteers and the CIA in the attack on Cuba in the Bay of Pigs fiasco.
George “Little” Bush won the presidency this way so I’m not sure “Loser” is appropriate.
Let Trump remain ‘president’ of any states that he ‘wins’. They could become the ‘D.S.A.’ (the Disorganized States of America). Those living in the ‘blue’ states should then have perhaps some chance of one day living in a polity and society progressing to a more developed form of ‘democracy’.
Which coincides with what happened to Bernie. He was walking away with the nomination until all of a sudden Super Tuesday happened. Some blame Clyburn, but I wonder.
to wit, the irrational fears subject to the alchemy of cognitively dissonant analysis that results in the imagination that there be, indeed, a meaningful gap in virtue, a gap at such scale as to nullify even the pragmatist vote when give personally detestable options.