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A bit of fun : a whacky 2016 Scenario

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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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OK, so i wanted to post a whacky and machiavellian scenario involving Donald and Bernie.

They both seem to have taken the revolutionist position within their parties and, whilst not in policy, are at least compared in terms of their populist rise to prominence.

Here is a good article:

newrepublic.com...

So here is my scenario that puts one of them in the Whitehouse.

Trump wins the GOP nomination, and Bernie loses the DEM nomination.
Bernie runs third party
Trump wins the Whitehouse on the basis that Hillary's vote is split

OR

Bernie wins the DEM nomination and Trump loses the GOP nomination
Trump runs third party
Bernie wins the Whitehouse on the basis that the GOP vote is split.

The machiavellian part is that its planned that way, with Donald and Bernie sipping brandy's together late at night laughing


Its actually a strategy that could be adopted to game the two party system by two prominent people - join opposing parties, say as many extreme or shocking things as you can and appeal to 20-25% of the population totally fed up with politics. If one wins the party nomination, the other can all but ensure a general election win.

Come to think of it, Donald does not seem to have any policies as such - maybe he IS Bernie's wingman!



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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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They say opposites attract, so why not?

Haaave you met my buddy Bernie?
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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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Interesting outlook on it. If either of them win, I'd say you must be right. Because I can't see any reason why either of them would win. Sanders is too anti-establishment, and Trump is... well, he's Trump.

I considered for awhile that Trump must be some kind troll candidate. There are two super-establishment choices out there on either side. You have Hillary for the dems, and you have Jeb Bush for the cons. We know that the people who are cozy to the office, who have had their hands in it for the last couple decades, would most likely see either of those two back in there, to continue the legacy of the namesake's who preceded them.

Is anyone going to vote Bush or Clinton after the history we have with the names?

But wait, what did Trump just say? Holy crap he's making Bush and Clinton appear like the sane choice. Every time he opens his mouth he makes them look better. I'd like to think your idea is the right one, even if we end up with Trump in office. At the very least it will make for comedic gold. SNL, Latenight, stand up, Movies, etc, Comedy as a genre will be booming until he leaves office.

As much as I hated Palin, her bid for VP was one of the funniest periods in late night comedy. And politically themed porn.



posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth


Come to think of it, Donald does not seem to have any policies as such - maybe he IS Bernie's wingman!

More like Hillary's interference runner.

Disruptive to the GOP, he's slinging crap at everyone Donald Style, no real solutions just a lot of hot air. Hillary must be cackling Hillary style.

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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Neither will run third party. Bernie won't because he's smart and he respects Clinton enough to know that would guarantee a loss for her and would hand the GOP the White House which is a lose-lose scenario for progressives.

Trump won't because it's not in his best interest. He's confident he can win one-on-one in the general but if it's a three way he'll lose.

On top of both of those, only one time could I find someone who broke from the party and ran independent. That was John Anderson in the 1980 election. He left the GOP primary in April to run on the independent ticket and lost the general to Reagan. The last third party candidate to gain any electoral votes was Strom Thurmond in the 1948 election, he got 39. He wasn't a spoiler though, Thomas Dewey couldn't make up the difference, even if he'd won those states. Some people like to point to Ralph Nader in 2000, but he only managed 2.7 million votes out of the 100+ million cast (that's 2.7% of the vote, for those counting).

It's a fun exercise but there's not enough people willing to not vote for one of the major parties. Even if it's Trump or Sanders.



posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
They say opposites attract, so why not?

Have you met my buddy Bernie?


I think Bernie talks a lot of sense - sometmes. However, he is a bit like Trump in that he gets stuck on the same points too often. I'd ;like to hear him talk about things other than 'the 1%' , free college tuition and time off work.
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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

That's a creepy picture. The look in Hillary's eye as she looks at trump is... disturbing. Can you imagine the disgusting evil that would emerge from the coupling of those two? Talk about your anti-christ.

-dex



posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 09:42 PM
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In the past, Trump contributed to their campaign… yah, makes you wonder.

Further:

I can't say for sure, just holding the future from that I know has occurred in the past. The Bush and Clinton Dynasties ongoing, both are up for election again. The systemic voting fraud, the switch to digital voting machines, how Obama couldn't change a thing this country was doing…

it all points to more of the same.


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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: intrptr


it all points to more of the same.

Agreed. Same sh*t, different day.

-dex



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 11:20 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Here's my scenario...Bernie & Trump both decide to run on same ticket as independents. Bernie for pres focusing on America's social welfare and Trump as vp working with Bernie on the economy. Trump will also work on foreign relations, that would be entertaining to say the least. It will be the American socialist/capitalist party.




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