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Games Guess The Donald's Resignation Date

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Punk, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Malthael

    Malthael Jedi Knight star 1

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    The crazy thing is, that might actually happen. Trump isn't particularly popular with either Democrats or Republicans right now. The only difference is that Dems almost universally despise him, while he's created quite the rift in the GOP.

    It's been many moons since a sitting president failed to win his party's nomination for a second term. I know it's happened before, probably close to 200 years ago.

    ***just looked it up. It was Franklin Pierce. He's the only previously-elected Prez who lost in the primaries. A couple of others failed to secure their respective party's nominations, but they were initially VP's of deceased presidents who ascended to the White House without being actually elected.
     
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  2. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    September 1,2017.
     
  3. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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  4. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    That's my date for the goat to burn!

    What a day it could be.
     
  5. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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  6. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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  7. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    30 seconds after he fires off all the nukes at everyone.
     
  8. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ^:)^
     
  9. SithSense

    SithSense Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Probably never, and here's why: in order to resign any job, one must actually possess enough self-reflection and testicular fortitude to actually see past one's own nose.

    Corrupt as he was, Richard Nixon actually realized that once his involvement with CREEP's (Committee to Re-Elect the President, as opposed to Donald Trump, who is just a creep) break-in at the DNC's Watergate Hotel office, that he would be impeached, found guilty, and removed from office anyway. So, he did the respectable thing and simply resigned, thus sparing the country and the world the spectacle of a sitting President being tried and ousted.

    In contrast, I would say that Trump may actually WANT to be impeached because it means he can go back into campaign-mode. The cameras would be on him as he delivers his testimony, and that would give him ample time to make as many zingers and one-liners as possible.
    It also wouldn't surprise me if he did the exact same thing to the Senate what he did to Hillary during the debates....counter every point they make with nonsense and start dubbing individuals as "Lyin" or "Crooked", repeating it so often that his most ardent supporters would start parroting it like the 'Animal Farm' sheep and rally outside the Capitol for him.
     
  10. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I had not thought about Trump potentially wanting to be impeached so that he could have another platform for his mania. That would not surprise me.

    I agree that he won’t resign. Nixon, for all that was wrong with him, actually gave a modicum of crap about the country and had enough self-awareness to know that he had ****ed up, as opposed to blaming everyone from liberals, Democrats, CNN, women, people of color, and the Washington Nationals for his problems.
     
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  11. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    That is because Nixon was a geopolitical giant instead of Trump who I honestly wonder if he could pass a junior high geography test. Then again Richard for all his insanity and craziness in the end put the country first when it became clear he was going to be impeached and simply resigned from the presidency leaving quietly for California. My hope is Trump will do the same when The comes and simply enjoy his Golden Tower *snickers* for the rest of his life but I doubt it. Frankly a few of my former colleagues who know work in DC say there is a growing feeling that Trump is so unhinged that we could be facing the first standoff at the WH in presidential history. Like I tell my students, America is about the only country you will find that has had 46 peaceful transitions of power from one person to the next (even if that person was regrettably killed). I get the feeling Trump might be the first one to honestly challenge that. Like I said on another thread, his children even admit privately that their father’s first and only true priority in life is himself. EVERYTHING else plays second fiddle.

    As for resignation day when it comes to Donald potentially, I am clueless but I am sticking with December 23rd as Saturday Night Massacre with Trump trying to fire Mueller. It will be quiet in Washington DC as everyone will be gone for the holidays (including Trump) and nobody will be paying attention.
     
  12. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    is there a date we have to get our guess in by?
     
  13. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Yes, the day before it happens*.

    *It's not happening.
     
  14. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Doomsday, when he blows us all to kingdom come?
     
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  15. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Trump will announce his resignation in a tweet on January 20th, 2018 stating he's done more in one year than any president has ever done in their entire career so there's no reason for him to finish out his term. #MadeAmericaGreatAgain!
     
  16. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Before your grandchildren are old enough to hear the story of how naive you were to think it would end so easily.
     
  17. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Damn it, I've been waiting to use that line myself, and I've waited too long :(