Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by wurst, Nov 9, 2020.
Does anyone think that the Republicans would want him back? Is it a possibility?
He’s not a true ally unless it’s Chromatica II
The politicians: split down the middle
The voters: YES
I was thinking of the party itself. I was sure the braindead voters would want him back.
Financially, he will benefit most from making his own party surely? He would be in total control of the donations etc. So I imagine that would be his thought process.
Who'd have thought the departure of such a subdued President would provoke 50 pages plus on Moopy.
I never get why I find US politics so addictive and binge worthy to watch
If you think about it, his work could be summed up as '4 years of constant provocation for no good reason'
I've realised I am utterly addicted to America full stop.
I don't think the idea of the "party" having control really applies here. For all of the talk of rigging, its pretty much down to what voters/politicians/Fox News/donors want
The fact that Gaga is mentioned in the title of the main article covering this in our biggest news portal.
The Republican party is of course now very damaged. Which is nice.
I've realised how much I never want to even visit this country (sorry, @RJN - it's not personal, you're lovely)
Oh I'd love to go back. Admittedly it was New York 20 years ago, but it was utterly fabulous.
This clearly shows my ineptitude with whatever has to do with American politics. I can never wrap my head around them no matter how many episodes of House Of Cards I watch.
America is strange indeed. It's somehow both a pioneer and a lagger in many things.
Watching US politics YouTubers has given me more insight into American politics than anything before.
I understand this
I think America is a great place to live for 75% of the population and and utter hell for the remaining 25% (those numbers are made up, but I think my point makes sense)
Well, this is the question I posed earlier on...is this a major division, a major shift? If Trump does form a splinter party, would his cult sustain with no actual power - or any real prospect of power - behind it? How much of the allure was "doing anything we want" ? I don't think Trump can thrive in opposition because he's absolutely useless at explaining why he thinks something is bad or inappropriate without falling back on waffle and lies.
But - how much a splinter needs to come off to make a long term difference? A few planks? A couple of hundred miles of useless border fencing? I wouldn't be able to quantify it.
In short - it's way too early to tell.
This is similar to the UK - if the Tories can keep 40-42% of the population happy, they can maintain power. If everyone else is suffering, so what? They don;t care, something that has once again gone from implicit to explicit.
It will take this actual happening to see how much of an effect it has. It is so hard to predict, especially for a group of people that make decisions on pure emotion and anger
Thanks for the insight, now it's over the COB for the traffic report...
I can't Trump returning to politics tbh. He likes to win. He won't return to a field where he's lost.
I can't speak for the UK, but I don't really think that Republicans are doing well and Democrats are doing badly here (in regards to quality of life). If anything, a lot of people with very high quality of life are Democrats.
I recognize this is a very privileged thing to say, but Trump's presidency has not meaningfully negatively impacted my life (beyond the stress of seeing other's live's effected)
Oh I’d love Trump to form a splinter party. His supporters probably make up at least half the Republican vote. They’ll never get back into power on a 3 way ticket.
I learnt all my knowledge of US politics from The West Wing, still the best scripted television show of all time. Ever. @RJN have you ever watched it?
Ah! I was thinking of things to bingwatch next. This will go on the list after Schitt's Creek. Great!
I watched it in middle school but I didn't understand a lot of it. I really need to give it a rewatch. I LOVE Veep but The West Wing (and House of Cards) are on my list
CNN reporting that the cleaning crews have descended on the White House
Oh Veep is fucking fabulous, one of the funniest shows ever made. If any subject was ever primed for a pisstake it’s US politics.
I love that Innucci basically said he cancelled the show because you can’t mock a government that’s already more absurd than the show itself (referring to Trump). Tragically true.
Make sure to give up after Season 3, it really crashes fast.
Or, if you don't want to support Kevin Spacey, watch the UK original. It's quite fun.
Also VEEP is essential viewing.
I have tried to get into Veep so many times and failed miserably. I know I should love it.
I know it’s childish but ‘shut your mouth you fat girl’ is such a great line
I can’t find the exact video right this second, but Amy’s breakdown (at Selena) is one of my top tv moments of all time
Oh yeah, Amy’s as terrible a person as the rest of them but that was a proper moment of glory.
Have you watched the Thick of It?
Please tell me there are three trucks worth of people, all in hazmat suits...and one fire engine.