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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
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    Remember how everyone was aghast and amazed when Bush II got re-elected? It's gonna be like that.

    Trump got in on the white vote. As long as whites think he'll keep them believing that they're privileged over the browns, and that America is owed by the rest of the world, they'll keep voting for him, or someone like him. It'll keep happening.
    Don't change horses mid-stream!
    Sadly, the historical evidence is working for him here.
    meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
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    Remember how everyone was aghast and amazed when Bush II got re-elected? It's gonna be like that.

    Trump got in on the white vote. As long as whites think he'll keep them believing that they're privileged over the browns, and that America is owed by the rest of the world, they'll keep voting for him, or someone like him. It'll keep happening.
    Don't change horses mid-stream!
    Sadly, the historical evidence is working for him here.
    OTOH if Trump's only argument for keeping him on was "muh stock market" and he has to run on double-digit unemployment and half a million dead Americans, people might be willing to vote for Joe Biden's semi-animated corpse instead.

    People are horrible though so who knows ~
    This is worse than I thought, there's no butter in my coffee!

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    I am expecting Biden to defeat Trump. Since this forum has gotten all the major events in the last 10 years wrong, I'm happy to hear the consensus here is that Trump will win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by August View Post
    I am expecting Biden to defeat Trump. Since this forum has gotten all the major events in the last 10 years wrong, I'm happy to hear the consensus here is that Trump will win.
    \o/ We're idiots and it's gonna pay off at last!
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    And btw, you're such a fucking asshole it genuinely amazes me on a regular basis how you manage to function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by August View Post
    I am expecting Biden to defeat Trump. Since this forum has gotten all the major events in the last 10 years wrong, I'm happy to hear the consensus here is that Trump will win.
    Uhh, I recall most of the realists here (read: those not slavishly devoted to defending the neoliberal consensus) correctly predicted that Trump would win in 2016.

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    Quote Originally Posted by August View Post
    I am expecting Biden to defeat Trump. Since this forum has gotten all the major events in the last 10 years wrong, I'm happy to hear the consensus here is that Trump will win.
    sorry berniebro, the man was clear:










    no refunds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by August View Post
    I am expecting Biden to defeat Trump. Since this forum has gotten all the major events in the last 10 years wrong, I'm happy to hear the consensus here is that Trump will win.
    Uhh, I recall most of the realists here (read: those not slavishly devoted to defending the neoliberal consensus) correctly predicted that Trump would win in 2016.
    This.

    I think he's mistaking people hoping he wouldn't win as people expecting him not to win.

    Only ones who didn't think so were ironically the ones August shares the most opinions with. Which makes that post kind of hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isyel View Post
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    I am expecting Biden to defeat Trump. Since this forum has gotten all the major events in the last 10 years wrong, I'm happy to hear the consensus here is that Trump will win.
    Uhh, I recall most of the realists here (read: those not slavishly devoted to defending the neoliberal consensus) correctly predicted that Trump would win in 2016.
    This.

    I think he's mistaking people hoping he wouldn't win as people expecting him not to win.

    Only ones who didn't think so were ironically the ones August shares the most opinions with. Which makes that post kind of hilarious.
    But I'm pretty sure I'm right, and that's like 90% of being right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isyel View Post
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    I am expecting Biden to defeat Trump. Since this forum has gotten all the major events in the last 10 years wrong, I'm happy to hear the consensus here is that Trump will win.
    Uhh, I recall most of the realists here (read: those not slavishly devoted to defending the neoliberal consensus) correctly predicted that Trump would win in 2016.
    This.

    I think he's mistaking people hoping he wouldn't win as people expecting him not to win.

    Only ones who didn't think so were ironically the ones August shares the most opinions with. Which makes that post kind of hilarious.
    I feel like there's some hindsight and memory spotting happening here and of course what I consider the consensus is going to differ from what you or anybody else sees it as. But you're right that the more centrist group of posters here were the ones most denying the possibility of Trump winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by August View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by August View Post
    I am expecting Biden to defeat Trump. Since this forum has gotten all the major events in the last 10 years wrong, I'm happy to hear the consensus here is that Trump will win.
    Uhh, I recall most of the realists here (read: those not slavishly devoted to defending the neoliberal consensus) correctly predicted that Trump would win in 2016.
    This.

    I think he's mistaking people hoping he wouldn't win as people expecting him not to win.

    Only ones who didn't think so were ironically the ones August shares the most opinions with. Which makes that post kind of hilarious.
    I feel like there's some hindsight and memory spotting happening here and of course what I consider the consensus is going to differ from what you or anybody else sees it as. But you're right that the more centrist group of posters here were the ones most denying the possibility of Trump winning.
    This is what i can show for myself: http://failheap-challenge.com/showth...=1#post1456446
    That onebit image i posted was hitler saying "cool story".

    and http://failheap-challenge.com/showth...=1#post1477096


    honorary shoutout to baarhyn: http://failheap-challenge.com/showth...66#post1158966
    Last edited by RazoR; April 7 2020 at 03:46:53 AM.

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    Lmaoooo. Baarhyn, time to pay up. Actually, I'm not sure if he's still around so you might have outlasted him on FHC.

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    where's Don Rumata when you need one
    I was somewhere around Old Man Star, on the edge of Essence, when drugs began to take hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lief Siddhe View Post
    where's Don Rumata when you need one
    he announced and flounced after djan told him to literally kill himself

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoirAvlaa View Post
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    where's Don Rumata when you need one
    he announced and flounced after djan told him to literally kill himself
    Actually I think you’ll find I told him that right after he bounced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djan Seriy Anaplian View Post
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    where's Don Rumata when you need one
    he announced and flounced after djan told him to literally kill himself
    Actually I think you’ll find I told him that right after he bounced.
    Shouldn't have said that.

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