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Here's hoping the inauguration can at least be conducted peacefully, and that the damage done to American democracy over the past few months by Trump is not permanent.



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JWeinCom said:

Tomorrow seems to be the appropriate time to close this thread. If you have anything left to say, now would be the time.

I'd wait one additional day just to be sure the Trumpists don't try something again for their beloved leader.



Bofferbrauer2 said:
JWeinCom said:

Tomorrow seems to be the appropriate time to close this thread. If you have anything left to say, now would be the time.

I'd wait one additional day just to be sure the Trumpists don't try something again for their beloved leader.

I am hoping they do something.  Lets be honest, storming the capitol is all you are going to do is truly a waste of time without any decent follow up.  It seems the wind has gone out of most Trump supporters sail like they got all their anger issues out with only muted resistance to Biden reign.

I have a friend who I respect his opinion and is a pretty decent guy who voted for Trump twice.  I asked him why and he said he wanted to see the political system turned on its head.  Well, he got exactly what he wanted.  Trump did pretty much turn the political scene on its head and who knows how things will shape up going forward.  One thing for sure, that Trump base is waiting on their new Messiah, I wonder who will step into that role.

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Machiavellian said:

I am hoping they do something.  Lets be honest, storming the capitol is all you are going to do is truly a waste of time without any decent follow up.  It seems the wind has gone out of most Trump supporters sail like they got all their anger issues out and not only muted resistance to Biden reign.

I have a friend who I respect his opinion and is a pretty decent guy who voted for Trump twice.  I asked him why and he said he wanted to see the political system turned on its head.  Well, he got exactly what he wanted.  Trump did pretty much turn the political scene on its head and who knows how things will shape up going forward.  One thing for sure, that Trump base is waiting on their new Messiah, I wonder who will step into that role.

Well, Trump told these people that he would fight for them and pay their lawyers, but when none of that happens, it makes even the biggest nutjobs think twice about pulling a stunt off.



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INB4TL
Nothing to add, but it was interesting to say the least to read about what liberal/far left gamers thought about the election, their views and the whole electoral process.



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EnricoPallazzo said:

INB4TL
Nothing to add, but it was interesting to say the least to read about what liberal/far left gamers thought about the election, their views and the whole electoral process.

You say that as if the left is bad or something without any supporting evidence. 



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EnricoPallazzo said:

INB4TL
Nothing to add, but it was interesting to say the least to read about what liberal/far left gamers thought about the election, their views and the whole electoral process.

Only those? What about the other viewpoints?



Bofferbrauer2 said:
EnricoPallazzo said:

INB4TL
Nothing to add, but it was interesting to say the least to read about what liberal/far left gamers thought about the election, their views and the whole electoral process.

Only those? What about the other viewpoints?

Most of the people here is liberal/far left or at least the people who comment on the political discussions, so therefore most of the point of views I capture here are from this group. And to be honest it is in fact the group I'm most interested in reading about as my formation was more right wing leaning. Also the newspapers I read are mostly right wing as I really cant stand left leaning websites or newspapers for several reasons (although I must admit their sports sections are always so much better than right wing newspapers). In addition to that I get enough far right crazy stuff from lurking at r/thedonald (now thedonal.win). Always important to get views from both sides. 

So, in summary, I get the right wing point of view from other places, and I get the left leaning point of view form others. SInce most of the people commenting here are left leaning thats what I mostly absorb in here.



And that's that.



After what happened, Trump's behaviour really seemed to change so I had fairly little doubt he would actually go, but now with Biden finally sworn in, I feel like the 'election period' has reached its conclusion and we can finally move on from the nightmare - and as a non-American, I'm not even touched that greatly by Trump's actions. Finally!