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American Politics Thread

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Just hoping Cleveland doesn't make the same mistake Washington did by not picking an actual team name and going with something incredibly boring and generic. Their reasons for changing the name is valid, but please...PLEASE do not call yourself the Cleveland Baseball Team.
 

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Just hoping Cleveland doesn't make the same mistake Washington did by not picking an actual team name and going with something incredibly boring and generic. Their reasons for changing the name is valid, but please...PLEASE do not call yourself the Cleveland Baseball Team.
Cleveland Trump Thumpers
 

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Just hoping Cleveland doesn't make the same mistake Washington did by not picking an actual team name and going with something incredibly boring and generic. Their reasons for changing the name is valid, but please...PLEASE do not call yourself the Cleveland Baseball Team.
This should be a no-brainer: bring back the Spiders. Bugs are seriously underrepresented in sports at all levels.
As for the Braves, they had discussions with Native American leaders a few months ago, and both sides determined a name change wasn't needed
These happen to be my two favorite teams, so I pay close attention to what goes on there.

And just to make sure this doesn't qualify as thread derailment: President Donald Trump slams Cleveland's decision to drop 'Indians' nickname
 

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Just hoping Cleveland doesn't make the same mistake Washington did by not picking an actual team name and going with something incredibly boring and generic. Their reasons for changing the name is valid, but please...PLEASE do not call yourself the Cleveland Baseball Team.

I thought Washington team's current name is merely temporary? It usually takes around a year before a new name is set to go.
 
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I thought Washington team's current name is merely temporary? It usually takes around a year before a new name is set to go.
I heard something about it possibly being in the running for a permanent name and I'm thinking you'd have to be a lazy moron to stick to that boring and generic name over Redtails or Redwolves.

Also of course Trump is complaining about this. He's always been ignorant when it comes to how others feel. He doesn't care about how Native Americans feel.
 

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All of this is making me miss the days when Mitt Romney was the worst thing we could think of.
 

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Wow, someone left the Republican party despite all the loyalty they had. While it's not the Senate which would've the best case scenario, it's still nice to see some people of the Republican party noticing the error of their ways.

Don't celebrate yet. Mitchell was already retiring this year, which means there was zero risk for him to leave the party now. He's not gonna have to worry about the GOP running someone against his seat if he gives it away anyway.

That's why rats leaving the sinking ship isn't that noteworthy. I'm more interested to see if we'll ever get a GOP leaver who actually has something he can risk to lose.
 

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Anyone else ready for the meltdowns now that McConnell has said Biden won?
 

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This just in, Biden has picked former presidential candidate and mayor, Pete Buttigieg, as his secretary of transportation. If confirmed, he will be the first openly gay man to hold a position in any presidential cabinet.
 

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Anyone else ready for the meltdowns now that McConnell has said Biden won?
It's already happening. QAnon supporters have vowed to leave the GOP over this.

Which is honestly, good riddance. But also I'm disturbed at just how delusional and radicalized the far right have become. I'm not even sure if this can be called far right anymore, "far, far right" sounds more accurate. They're so thoroughly brainwashed at this point that I seriously wonder if a cure is even at all possible.
 

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It's already happening. QAnon supporters have vowed to leave the GOP over this.

Which is honestly, good riddance. But also I'm disturbed at just how delusional and radicalized the far right have become. I'm not even sure if this can be called far right anymore, "far, far right" sounds more accurate. They're so thoroughly brainwashed at this point that I seriously wonder if a cure is even at all possible.
They make the Tea Party from a while back look like an actual damn tea party.
 

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Donald Trump needs to start his own political party.

The Trump Party
 

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Rabid Trump fans from my home state have switched from "Trump will win when the electoral college votes" to "Trump will win when Congress throws out the results and refuses to ratify the results" nnnn
 

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Rabid Trump fans from my home state have switched from "Trump will win when the electoral college votes" to "Trump will win when Congress throws out the results and refuses to ratify the results" nnnn
The latter would actually result in Nancy Pelosi becoming president.
 
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