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Top U.S. General Promises Military Will Stay Out Of The Election Process

HomerJS

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This answers one question and is good news. If asshole loses but refuses to vacate I suspect 100s of thousands will descend on the White House to assist in physically removing him. I'll be there as well.

However I still see a problem with the national guard from various states. Since DC is not a state Trump could request help from a states guard. I could easily see some suck ass GOP Governor doing it. That's exactly how the peacefully protesting citizens were gassed and shot in Lafayette Park a few months back.

 

brandonbull

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The fact that the military even needs to say this should be troubling for everyone.
Because you have left wing sheep that still can't accept the results of 2016. Even after making Trump publicly proclaim he would accept the results, the Democrats are the ones not wanting to follow a "peaceful transition of power" and are gaslighting their sheeple. Maybe we can change it to "mostly peaceful transition of power" so they can sleep better at night.
 

nickqt

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At best i
Because you have left wing sheep that still can't accept the results of 2016. Even after making Trump publicly proclaim he would accept the results, the Democrats are the ones not wanting to follow a "peaceful transition of power" and are gaslighting their sheeple. Maybe we can change it to "mostly peaceful transition of power" so they can sleep better at night.
You're hilarious.

Your Cult Leader has multiple times stated that the previous election was fraudulent, and has not stated he would accept the results if he loses.

Keep on projecting what your Cult Leader is doing on the big bad Democrats who didn't turn over power back in 2016, clown.
 

MtnMan

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If you think that the pandemic and cops killing blacks has been a rocky road for this country, well you better brace yourself. I really wonder if there will be a United States of America come 2021.
 
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ivwshane

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Because you have left wing sheep that still can't accept the results of 2016. Even after making Trump publicly proclaim he would accept the results, the Democrats are the ones not wanting to follow a "peaceful transition of power" and are gaslighting their sheeple. Maybe we can change it to "mostly peaceful transition of power" so they can sleep better at night.
I myself think the exact same thing...with one little difference; I think it’s trump and the republicans that are doing all of that.

You’ll have to back up your claims with some examples if you want to convince me. Do you need me to back up my claims or are you inconvincible?
 

Jhhnn

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Because you have left wing sheep that still can't accept the results of 2016. Even after making Trump publicly proclaim he would accept the results, the Democrats are the ones not wanting to follow a "peaceful transition of power" and are gaslighting their sheeple. Maybe we can change it to "mostly peaceful transition of power" so they can sleep better at night.
You're such a mess. Democrats did, in fact, provide a peaceful transfer of power to Trump & the GOP. We respected the results of the electoral college in doing so. Trump was the only one claiming any kind of fraud at all when he lost the popular vote.
 

Greenman

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Stupid story, based on a stupid question, sparked by a stupid letter. I'm detecting a pattern here.
 

pcgeek11

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The fact that the military even needs to say this should be troubling for everyone.

Well they didn't Need to say it. He was prompted to comment on it by the House Armed Services Committee.

From the link:

In written comments sent to Congress, Milley said “I believe deeply in the principle of an apolitical U.S. military,” and promised to respect the peaceful transition of presidential authority under the Constitution.

Milley was answering questions raised by two Democratic members of the House Armed Services Committee, Reps. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan and Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey, who were worried by Trump’s recent politicization of the military and efforts to use it to quash nationwide anti-police protests.

Trump admitted that he may not accept the election results, and floated the idea of postponing the election because of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to speculation that he could try to stay in office past his term.

Joe Biden said in June that if Trump refused to accept the election results, he was “absolutely convinced soldiers [would] escort him from the White House with great dispatch.”

In mid-August two retired Army officers who served as lieutenant colonels in Iraq wrote an open letter to Milley, saying “if Donald Trump refuses to leave office at the expiration of his constitutional term, the United States military must remove him by force, and you must give that order”; the letter was criticized in the defense community as provocative and impractical.
 

ivwshane

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Well they didn't Need to say it. He was prompted to comment on it by the House Armed Services Committee.

From the link:

In written comments sent to Congress, Milley said “I believe deeply in the principle of an apolitical U.S. military,” and promised to respect the peaceful transition of presidential authority under the Constitution.

Milley was answering questions raised by two Democratic members of the House Armed Services Committee, Reps. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan and Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey, who were worried by Trump’s recent politicization of the military and efforts to use it to quash nationwide anti-police protests.

Trump admitted that he may not accept the election results, and floated the idea of postponing the election because of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to speculation that he could try to stay in office past his term.

Joe Biden said in June that if Trump refused to accept the election results, he was “absolutely convinced soldiers [would] escort him from the White House with great dispatch.”

In mid-August two retired Army officers who served as lieutenant colonels in Iraq wrote an open letter to Milley, saying “if Donald Trump refuses to leave office at the expiration of his constitutional term, the United States military must remove him by force, and you must give that order”; the letter was criticized in the defense community as provocative and impractical.
And that changes things how?
 

Moonbeam

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Because you have left wing sheep that still can't accept the results of 2016. Even after making Trump publicly proclaim he would accept the results, the Democrats are the ones not wanting to follow a "peaceful transition of power" and are gaslighting their sheeple. Maybe we can change it to "mostly peaceful transition of power" so they can sleep better at night.
Lack of self awareness is vital to protect the ego from understanding the phenomenon of projection. Had you not this problem you would see you are describing yourself. Self awareness is hard to do because we feel we are bad because we were told we were. It was a lie. The terror you feel looking at who you really are is just a waste of energy. The fear is only emotionally real, not real in fact.
 

pcgeek11

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And that changes things how?
The military did not "need" to make a statement. The General was asked by the House Armed Services Committee and he responded with a concise and correct response.

The Democrats in the committee asked the questions only to stir up this type of conspiracy and fear mongering that Trump will not leave if and when he is elected out of office. Which is silly IMO.

This thread makes it seem as though he made this statement on his own accord because He Thought he needed to.
 

ivwshane

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The military did not "need" to make a statement. The General was asked by the House Armed Services Committee and he responded with a concise and correct response.

The Democrats in the committee asked the questions only to stir up this type of conspiracy and fear mongering that Trump will not leave if and when he is elected out of office. Which is silly IMO.

This thread makes it seem as though he made this statement on his own accord because He Thought he needed to.

That irrelevant. See if you can figure out why.
 

pcgeek11

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The fact that the military even needs to say this should be troubling for everyone.

Why did they Need to say it? Because of some BS conspiracy theory the Democrats came up with about him not leaving if elected out of office?

Laughable
 

soundforbjt

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dawp

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HomerJS

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The military did not "need" to make a statement. The General was asked by the House Armed Services Committee and he responded with a concise and correct response.

The Democrats in the committee asked the questions only to stir up this type of conspiracy and fear mongering that Trump will not leave if and when he is elected out of office. Which is silly IMO.

This thread makes it seem as though he made this statement on his own accord because He Thought he needed to.
How is it the Democrats are stirring up conspiracies when Trump himself said if he loses the election is rigged? And based on Trump's history what makes you think it's outside the realm of possibility Trump wouldn't try to stay?

I can say based on Obama's history and integrity if he lost in 2012 there was 0% chance he would have tried to stay.
 
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eelw

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The military did not "need" to make a statement. The General was asked by the House Armed Services Committee and he responded with a concise and correct response.

The Democrats in the committee asked the questions only to stir up this type of conspiracy and fear mongering that Trump will not leave if and when he is elected out of office. Which is silly IMO.

This thread makes it seem as though he made this statement on his own accord because He Thought he needed to.
I have to agree with the troll on ignore in this case. It’s all political hogwash on both sides. Dems definitely wanted to get the general on the record.

But for pcgeek to discount Trumpity Dumpity statement about possibly not recognizing the election results as a joke is stupid. I don’t expect the orange baby to not leave the WH on January 20. But him attempting to fight this is just going to rile up his base and the division between sides is going to be even worse than it currently is.
 

fskimospy

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The military did not "need" to make a statement. The General was asked by the House Armed Services Committee and he responded with a concise and correct response.

The Democrats in the committee asked the questions only to stir up this type of conspiracy and fear mongering that Trump will not leave if and when he is elected out of office. Which is silly IMO.

This thread makes it seem as though he made this statement on his own accord because He Thought he needed to.
Imagine being so silly as to think the guy who says he may not accept the election results may not accept the election results.
 
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