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Senate Our Corporate Overlords vs Orange Stained Fascism: the 2024 US Presidential Election Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by anakinfansince1983 , Mar 21, 2024.


Who are you supporting for President in 2024?

  1. Biden/Harris

  2. Trump/the noose for Mike Pence

  3. RFK Jr/Aaron Rodgers

    0 vote(s)
  4. Claudia de la Cruz (Party of Socialism and Liberation)

  5. Cornell West/?

  6. Coach Beard/Roy Kent

  7. Meteor. Please send the meteor.

  1. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Skywalker Saga/LFL/YJCC Manager star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Mar 4, 2011
    See above. We are in the worst possible timeline.

    ETA: Questions about what goes in this thread and what goes in general US Politics:

    —There is going to be some overlap. There always is. But…

    —Anything Biden vs Trump vs third party, how prominent third parties are getting, debates, campaigning, VP announcements, polling is stupid because nobody picks up the phone anymore except Boomers, coverage on major media outlets sucks: this thread.

    —Anything non-presidential-election related in Congress, what Mike Johnson’s son found out about his porn habits, where Marjorie Taylor Green is hiding the gazpacho police, which corporate PACs are paying prominent Democrats to keep the minimum wage at $7.25 an hour, anything on elections in individual states (at least right now): US Politics thread. Once we hit November we can put all election results in this thread.
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  2. PCCViking

    PCCViking Chosen One star 10

    Jun 12, 2014
    If Trump wins, it'll be the Biff-owned alternate 1985...only worse.
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  3. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

    Feb 18, 2014
    Biden Harris and there isn’t really an option here. America is completely ****ed if anyone else wins. Not to mention the rest of the world. There is no choice to be had. This decision was made the moment Biden announced his intention to run again.

    I know you all get pissy at me when I say if you vote 3rd party you might as well be voting for Trump. I stood by that in 2020 I stand by it now.

    vote Biden. He may suck, but he’s 1 million times better than Trump. Okay see you all in 5 months cause this **** is to depressing.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2024
  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Aug 16, 2002
    Do we need a separate election thread other than the US Politics one?

    Even if we accept this logic, it would only really apply in the handful of swing states that actually decide the election in our system devised by slaveholders and proto-capitalists to blunt popular will. California is going to Biden no matter what I do.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2024
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  5. DarkGingerJedi

    DarkGingerJedi Chosen One star 7

    Nov 21, 2012
    Oh, I get it. All of the poll options are jokes.
  6. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

    Oct 4, 1998
    The last few elections, I've been looking at all the candidates, trying to figure out what kind of damage they'll do in office, and deciding what kind of damage we can best handle as a nation. What I wouldn't give for a candidate I can actually support... :(
  7. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

    Jun 28, 2006
    It's important to remember if you vote for Biden and Biden doesn't win, that was basically like voting for Trump.
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  8. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 8

    Oct 13, 2003
    This way, the other thread can basically be a haven from Trump/Biden news, and talk about all other U.S. news/politics besides the election and Trump/Biden stuff.
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  9. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Aug 16, 2002
    I'll say the same thing I've said in response to thread and forum splits for years: we're just not a big enough community for that to be necessary or helpful.
  10. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Chosen One star 8

    Nov 12, 2012
    If I had to vote in the US election and the options are Senile Geocide Joe and Fascist Cheeseburger Trump, it would be the easiest 3rd party vote in my life. I wouldn't even blink.
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  11. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

    Jun 28, 2006
    It does depend how much the given state allows third party candidates.
  12. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

    Apr 17, 2006
    The logic is simple and correct, the 2016 Democrats just don't want to hear it.

    The far left refuses to vote for Hillary. Therefore, if you are a moderate and you want to beat Trump, your only option is to vote for Bernie. A vote for Hillary is a vote for Trump.
  13. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 8

    Oct 13, 2003
    It’s good to not let other US politics, especially things that might directly impact people much more than the day-to-day of the election, get drowned out by all the election drama.

    Is it already 2016’o’clock again? [face_tired][face_tired][face_tired]
  14. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 7

    Oct 29, 2005
    I still laugh when I think about how people here as early as December 2020 were saying that we should all shut up about Trump because he wasn't relevant any more, only liberals talk about him, etc.

    Personally, I'm not going to take anyone to task for who they vote or don't vote for, or if they choose not to vote. But just spare us all the horse**** that a second Trump presidency isn't going to be much, much worse.
  15. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

    Apr 3, 2002
    I'm writing in Stella Magz.

  16. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jun 17, 2018
  17. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 6

    Dec 27, 2017
    By most metric, all things combined, Trump is likely going to be worse.

    Though, there are specific issues over which, I believe, beyond a certain threshold of bad, and doom, and horror, it becomes pointless to even establish hierarchies. It's hard for me to weigh how worse the response to the intervention in Gaza could have been.
    What would even be the parameter to assess that?

    In many countries other than US, at this point the political establishment would have successfully solicited the president not to seek re-election, whereas here it's kind of given for granted that it had to be Biden.
    The Democratic apparatus actively contributes to this sense of inevitability and this lack of enthusiasm in their voters. It didn't have to be this way.
  18. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

    Sep 19, 2002
    @blackmyron All you need to read is Project 2025 to see how truly awful it will be. It's like a hit list by a mob boss to go after his perceived enemies (basically ANYONE who did not worship at his altar) meets Stephen "Patrick Bateman" Miller's ultimate fantasies. And the press just wants to make this a horse race no matter what:

    That is an actual headline. As NY Pitchbox says, he cannot keep up with the headlines of actual "news outlets" because they are so insane. It's the pandemic, and all the mismanagement that nutball did from Day 1 never happened. Sometimes I just want to find the exit door to all of this.

    Last edited: Mar 22, 2024
  19. ZanderSolo

    ZanderSolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

    May 18, 2007
    Well appreciate you including an actual democrat, my man bernie. Without him….

    Meteor 2024!
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2024
  20. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

    Dec 12, 2006
    I would pick Cornel West in the poll, but to be frank if I could legitimately vote for the meteor in the election, I would.
  21. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

    Jun 28, 2006
    I'm still waiting to see who will be on the ballot, personally
  22. ZanderSolo

    ZanderSolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

    May 18, 2007
    If there was ever a time Meteor would win, its the election cycle with FF7:Rebirth in it.
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  23. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 10

    May 4, 2003
    I really don't get this now. Less and less as the days go on.

    The Democratic side has basically called for the dismissal of several senior cabinet members, including the literal Prime Minister. They have explicitly been called major barriers to peace. Yes, there's a question of how seriously the US will hold Israel to its new critiques. And obviously all these things are being said months and months to late. Still, even this diplomatic pressure has slowed the movement towards obliterating Rafah. It's equally inescapable that Trump is not saying these things at all. Trump is claiming that anyone who doesn't back the position of someone recognized within the context of Israeli politics as an ethno-fascist "hates their religion."

    Can you honestly not imagine things going worse? For real?
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    JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost star 6

    Feb 12, 2002
    Why is Mike Pence even mentioned in poll though?
  25. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Force Ghost star 5

    Jun 15, 2011
    Can you edit in Gloria de la Cruz of the PSL (Party of Socialism and Liberation)?
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