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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Robert S. Taylor: One of the great strengths of the U.S. military is its planning, encompassing contingencies big and small. With sadness, I urge my former colleagues in the military services and at the Department of Defense level to plan now for the possibility of actions by the president to disrupt the forthcoming election or even to vitiate the election results.



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Read this Lawfare article several times and either copy or commit it to memory.

If Trump continues to use his rag-tag band of bootjacks to create enough violence to justify enacting the Resurrections Act, we need to know the rules.

#1 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-08-05 02:50 AM | Reply

First, we must look to our senior-most political leadership, especially Secretary of Defense Mark Esper... He must make it clear that the department will not carry out illegal orders, no matter what the president says. He has done this before, when he stated at a Pentagon briefing that the military would follow the rules of armed conflict and not attack cultural sites with no military value, despite the President's threat to do so in Iran a few days previous.

This quote reminds me of countries like Iran where the government leader/political figurehead says crazy ish and then the military leader walks it back to sanity.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-08-05 06:38 AM | Reply

If trump is somehow illegally elected I believe the NFAC will expand in numbers greatly. People won't be happy except for about 35% of the population that would support Trump even if he shot somebody or if there was video evidence of him molesting girls on Epstein island.

#3 | Posted by byrdman at 2020-08-05 07:06 AM | Reply

"This tweet from 2018 is the nightmare scenario for election watchers in 2020, only amplified because Trump will be making the demand for his own election based on premature data"

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!
7:44 AM Nov 12, 2018

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-08-05 07:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"I'm surprised Trump is suddenly in favor of in-person voting, since he originally claimed that with in-person, people vote, get in line again wearing a different hat, and then vote again 4-5 times. (Or maybe he's just against voting generally?)"

Also, remember the busloads of people Trump claimed were brought into small towns in NH to vote illegally?:

Trump resurrects election-year conspiracy theory that he lost New Hampshire because busloads of Massachusetts voters came north to illegally support Hillary Clinton--two years after Corey Lewandowski debunked it

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-08-05 08:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Where are the Trumpites who used so often to visit here? Off somewhere praying to God that he somehow steals the election.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-08-05 08:39 AM | Reply

Deep state!

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2020-08-05 04:14 PM | Reply

We're very busy filling out thousands of mail in ballots we harvested from our pals who worked the homeless shelters, subsidized housing high rises,assisted living homes, and nursing homes. Oh wait!! I thought you asked where the DEMOCRAT operatives were? Forget what I said while I remove this post.

#8 | Posted by bumpkin44 at 2020-08-06 06:30 AM | Reply

#8 | Posted by bumpkin44 a

You don't believe this crap.

You do believe that Donald Trump is cheating to win on multiple levels and are happy as a clam that he's doing so.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2020-08-06 08:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#8 | Posted by bumpkin44

What exactly is Donald Trump doing for you except killing off a few of your relatives? I can't imagine it's much of anything, but I am curious.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2020-08-06 08:51 AM | Reply

#8 | Posted by bumpkin44

What exactly is Donald Trump doing for you except killing off a few of your relatives? I can't imagine it's much of anything, but I am curious.


Trumpy is saying what they are thinking. And that makes them feel good.

Which is strange because everything that comes out of Trumpy's mouth is a Babbling Stream of Nonsense. So I guess that means they also think in babbling streams of nonsense.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-06 12:30 PM | Reply

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