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(43,265 posts)
Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:28 PM Oct 2020

The Trump campaign's final move will be the "Boat Parade" strategy. Not because they want to...

...but because that is all that will have left in the end.

Biden will win the election, and he will likely win it handily. Hopefully, that fact will be known by the early morning of November 4th, if not the late hours of November 3rd. If we're lucky, that's how it will unfold. But regardless, one way or another, he's going to win and--knock on wood--it shouldn't be very close.

At this point, Trump--on one hand faced with the prospect of a humiliating defeat, but on the other hand worried about the personal legal implications that might await him in the post-presidency where he doesn't have a toady named Bill Barr to run interference for him--will turn to flooding social media with pictures.

Pictures of boat parades.

And car parades.

And super-spreader rallies.

All with lots of wide-eyed folks wearing MAGA hats and waving Trump flags.

And this will be contrasted with selected pictures of speaking events President-Elect Biden had made during the campaign where he took efforts to social distance and limit the audience in order to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus.

The completely non-scientific implication of this juxtaposition will be that Trump had massive support during the campaign whereas Biden had none, and therefore the results of the election were fraudulent and cannot be trusted.

Never mind that it would take a massive amount of fraudulent votes to swing an election, and mark my word, there will be no actual evidence of such fraudulent votes.

But these people never believed in facts or science in the first place, so what does it matter to them?

At that point, Trump could mount some bogus court challenge to the certification of the votes. The faint hope would be that a conservative Supreme Court--including a newly installed Justice Barrett--would rule in his favor, but I don't think even they would be willing to put their credibility on the line like that.

More likely the hope would be to rile up the cultish Trumpist base to create noise and chaos that will insist--against all reason--that the election was stolen from Trump. This too is to be expected.

My only hope is that this noise and chaos is not accompanied by violence.

But make no mistake about it, post-Trump loss, we will see massive pictures of boat parades, accompanied by phrases such as "Silent majority" and many evidence-free claims that the vote was somehow a fraud just because Biden was smart enough to social distance at his events and that his supporters are not cultish vessels who feel the need to assuage their Great Leader with offerings of boats and flags.

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The Trump campaign's final move will be the "Boat Parade" strategy. Not because they want to... (Original Post) Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2020 OP
Gonna need a bigger bilge pump C_U_L8R Oct 2020 #1
I was thinking this morning the rethugs are not saying anything yet captain queeg Oct 2020 #2
There is plenty of evidence to support this idea.... Hamer555 Oct 2020 #5
Fuckstick's flaccid, failed flotilla of flotsam and jetsam and sunken dreams Blue Owl Oct 2020 #3
I guess we have to stock up on soup cans again. n/t EndlessWire Oct 2020 #4
Exhibit One of many more to come: Tweetle-Dum's most recent tweet. Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2020 #6

captain queeg

(10,647 posts)
2. I was thinking this morning the rethugs are not saying anything yet
Wed Oct 14, 2020, 02:14 PM
Oct 2020

But once the landslide hits they will abandon him. It’s going to be so obvious they won’t want to go down with him. You might get a few politicians standing for him but most of them hate him too and they’ll not want to tie their fortunes to a loser. Businesses and the stock market want stability.



(75 posts)
5. There is plenty of evidence to support this idea....
Wed Oct 14, 2020, 02:31 PM
Oct 2020

They now hate bush.

They now hate McCain

They now hate Romney



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