NoDecember 29, 2020 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch8 CommentsWill Trump attempt a coup on January 6? Betteridge’s Law still works. previousIt only took him three linesnextMost amusing 8 thoughts on “No” dotdavid December 29, 2020 at 1:32 pm No, but nevertheless anything he does do will be seen by Salon as being an attempted coup. Steve December 29, 2020 at 1:44 pm Obvs no, but if he was able to prevent the coup, maybe have a bunch of DC insiders and journos strung up for treason, that’d be peachy SadButMadLad December 29, 2020 at 4:21 pm Why should he even attempt it. He’s better off waiting for the left to destroy itself and come back even stronger. Steve December 29, 2020 at 5:09 pm SBML – the problems with that approach are that (a) if the GOP allows institutionalised massive cheating* this time around, they won’t be allowed to win a national election ever again and (b) there’s a lot of ruin in a nation but Westerners in general and Septics in partic are just about out of ruin** *they most likely will, they’re pretty happy to be the junior partner in the kleptocracy ** $27 trillions of debt, dozens of millions of foreigners swarming all over the place, state and federal government agencies gone wild with lockdowns, critical race theories, state-supported domestic terrorism called “Antifa”, the climate con, etc. etc. It’s not quite Russia 1917, but it’s not a good situation that’s likely to just blow over on its own, either Roué le Jour December 29, 2020 at 10:46 pm Trump will follow the rules because he appreciates the value of civilization, the “elites” don’t. It wasn’t the Democrats who rigged the election, it was The State, and they did it to demonstrate that you can’t vote against The State. This point is made more emphatically if they cheat openly and suffer no consequences. Flubber December 31, 2020 at 7:07 am It’s not quite Russia 1917… Maybe not but its the same people trying it on… BlokeInBrum December 31, 2020 at 12:28 pm Trump still has perfectly legal options open to him which would allow him to remain in office. Whether he uses them or not is something we will find out shortly. The Democrats would like to frame this as a coup of course. Trump’s problem, and the wider problem, is that in the face of clear irregularities, the GOP, the media and the wider electorate seems happy to let that slide without doing anything about it. If even the judiciary sticks it’s fingers in their ears and pretends that there’s nothing irregular going on then there’s little that Trump can do, and America has just taken a big stride towards South American style corruption. Flubber December 31, 2020 at 2:47 pm If even the judiciary sticks it’s fingers in their ears and pretends that there’s nothing irregular going on then there’s little that Trump can do, and America has just taken a big stride towards South American style corruption. Stacey Abrams sister, a judge, just ruled against the GOP on a voter registration issue in Georgia. The lack of recusal tells you all you need to know. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.