Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

User avatar
vnatale
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 4670
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Location: Massachusetts
Contact:

Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by vnatale » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:26 pm

Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” a Twitter spokesperson said.



https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/2 ... tus-438880
"I only regret that I have but one lap to give to my cats."
User avatar
Mark Leavy
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 1195
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:20 pm
Location: US Citizen, Permanent Traveler

Re: Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by Mark Leavy » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:41 pm

What is wrong with just letting the system play out as designed?

States certify their votes.

Plaintiffs file challenges.

Courts decide.

This handing over of authority to twitter, facebook, fox and CNN is frankly pretty freaky.
Are you OK with that?

Mark
User avatar
vnatale
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 4670
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Location: Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by vnatale » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:34 am

Mark Leavy wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:41 pm
What is wrong with just letting the system play out as designed?

States certify their votes.

Plaintiffs file challenges.

Courts decide.

This handing over of authority to twitter, facebook, fox and CNN is frankly pretty freaky.
Are you OK with that?

Mark
Its handing over zero authority to them. They are all organizations making their own choices. What they chose to do have no legal consequences. However, at least in this case, Twitter is recognizing reality unlike Trump and, seemingly, many of his minions.

Vinny
"I only regret that I have but one lap to give to my cats."
User avatar
technovelist
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 7233
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:20 pm

Re: Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by technovelist » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:35 am

Mark Leavy wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:41 pm
What is wrong with just letting the system play out as designed?

States certify their votes.

Plaintiffs file challenges.

Courts decide.

This handing over of authority to twitter, facebook, fox and CNN is frankly pretty freaky.
Are you OK with that?

Mark
He just wants his candidate to win, or perhaps it would be more accurate to say he wants Trump to lose.
How that happens is of no interest to him, because he has no principles.
Another nod to the most beautiful equation: e + 1 = 0
User avatar
doodle
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 3875
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:17 pm

Re: Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by doodle » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:46 am

Mark Leavy wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:41 pm
What is wrong with just letting the system play out as designed?

States certify their votes.

Plaintiffs file challenges.

Courts decide.

This handing over of authority to twitter, facebook, fox and CNN is frankly pretty freaky.
Are you OK with that?

Mark
The thing is Trump is not just letting this play out. He is actively trying whatever he can do to disenfranchise voters and undermine our democracy while at the same time shrieking fraud. It's mind boggling and frankly extremely freaky. The latest being the Michigan lawmakers that he flew down to Whitehouse to try to overturn Bidens 150k lead in that state. Thank goodness our system seems to be holding up to the pressure of this 800 pound whiny autocratic gorilla. Fu** Trump and anyone who supports what he is doing.
pmward
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 1596
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:39 pm

Re: Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by pmward » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:48 am

technovelist wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:35 am
Mark Leavy wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:41 pm
What is wrong with just letting the system play out as designed?

States certify their votes.

Plaintiffs file challenges.

Courts decide.

This handing over of authority to twitter, facebook, fox and CNN is frankly pretty freaky.
Are you OK with that?

Mark
He just wants his candidate to win, or perhaps it would be more accurate to say he wants Trump to lose.
How that happens is of no interest to him, because he has no principles.
Sounds like you're describing yourself here... look in the mirror.
pmward
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 1596
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:39 pm

Re: Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by pmward » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:53 am

doodle wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:46 am
Mark Leavy wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:41 pm
What is wrong with just letting the system play out as designed?

States certify their votes.

Plaintiffs file challenges.

Courts decide.

This handing over of authority to twitter, facebook, fox and CNN is frankly pretty freaky.
Are you OK with that?

Mark
The thing is Trump is not just letting this play out. He is actively trying whatever he can do to disenfranchise voters and undermine our democracy while at the same time shrieking fraud. It's mind boggling and frankly extremely freaky. The latest being the Michigan lawmakers that he flew down to Whitehouse to try to overturn Bidens 150k lead in that state. Thank goodness our system seems to be holding up to the pressure of this 800 pound whiny autocratic gorilla. Fu** Trump and anyone who supports what he is doing.
If a democrat were doing this same thing... all these Trump supporters would be freaking out and ready to go to war because their democracy was being threatened. It's ok if the democracy is threatened... as long as it's your guy doing the threatening. I call hypocrisy. I'm all for the courts doing their thing... but here's the thing. The courts HAVE ALREADY done their thing. They've already booted most of the cases out for "lack of evidence". Let us not forget, Trump has not actually submitted a single lawsuit alleging fraud. Why are his lawsuits in the court not matching his speech outside court? Why does he have to try to convince local lawmakers to go against the will of their constituents and give him electors he did not win if the courts were going to rule in favor of him? The hypocrisy and delusion on the "right" these days is ridiculous.
User avatar
sophie
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 4105
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:15 pm

Re: Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by sophie » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:22 am

I know it's a waste of time to argue with crazies, but...

Please point me to where in the Constitution it says that the election is decided not by the Electoral College, but by Twitter.
User avatar
technovelist
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 7233
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:20 pm

Re: Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by technovelist » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:46 am

sophie wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:22 am
I know it's a waste of time to argue with crazies, but...

Please point me to where in the Constitution it says that the election is decided not by the Electoral College, but by Twitter.
I believe it's the 33 1/3rd Amendment.
Another nod to the most beautiful equation: e + 1 = 0
User avatar
Cortopassi
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 2500
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:28 pm
Location: Illinois

Re: Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by Cortopassi » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:06 am

The issue I have with supporters of Trump here and elsewhere, is that, assuming, on Dec 14th, the electoral college affirms Biden, it just won't be over.

It will never be over, will it? The election will have been stolen in perpetuity, even if lawyers and judges for years continue to find nothing substantial, right?

That is what is illogical. Religious level. Messiah level. Kool Aid Jim Jones level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG25f13s2JA
User avatar
l82start
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 2721
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:51 pm

Re: Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by l82start » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:14 am

do you honestly expect the dems to act any differently if the court finds that there is enough cheating to warrant declaring trump the winner?

I don't...
and they have said as much themselves..
Government 2020 - a BANANA REPUBLIC - if you can keep it

Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence
User avatar
Cortopassi
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 2500
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:28 pm
Location: Illinois

Re: Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

Post by Cortopassi » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:54 am

l82start wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:14 am
do you honestly expect the dems to act any differently if the court finds that there is enough cheating to warrant declaring trump the winner?

I don't...
and they have said as much themselves..
Not at all. I am just asking if there will ever come a time that Trump supporters will, at least, resign themselves to the likelihood that he lost?

If not, we'll never do any healing.

And tech's premonition of a Trump win splitting the dems into a far left and more moderate faction will come true -- but for the republicans instead -- with a far right Trump party splitting the vote with a more moderate republican party.

And that will be the end of republicans winning the presidency for likely a long time.
Post Reply