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Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Broomstick » 2017-02-06 03:09pm

Rather than continue off-tracking another thread I have started this one for a little project, namely, coming up with 10 reasons a T-800 Terminator would make a better President of the United States than Donald Trump. Or more than 10. We'll sort out the preferred order a bit later, after we get our list written down.

To start, we have:

1) A Terminator will focus on the mission instead of his ego.
2) A Terminator will not require Secret Service protection.
3) A Terminator can be set to learn from experience, Trump is stuck in "read-only" mode.
4) A Terminator has a better hairstyle.
5) There is no record of a Terminator engaging in "pussy-grabbing" or even discussing a desire to "grab pussy", or grab any other form of genitalia.
6) A Terminator has hands big enough to hold a - hey, what were some of those weapons the T-800 hauled around? Big Fucking Guns, .50 caliber, rocket launchers - yeah, hands big enough for those. (Yeah, yeah, I know - Google Is My Friend, sue me, I'm doing an OP here with limited time before I have to go to work)
7) A Terminator harms fewer innocent bystanders.

What else have we got? Help me out here.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby The Romulan Republic » 2017-02-06 03:12pm

8. A Terminator is programmed with extensive knowledge of advanced technology, military tactics, and human anatomy.
9. Terminators possess knowledge of the future which would be strategically useful.
10. Terminators have style.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Tribble » 2017-02-06 03:21pm

11. A Terminator cannot be bribed.
12. A Terminator operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
13. All of a Terminator's human tissue is real, including the hair. Said tissue will remain healthier looking than the current president's even after suffering massive trauma.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby The Romulan Republic » 2017-02-06 03:22pm

14. A Terminator is manufactured in America.
15. Having our first Cyber-American President would be good for diversity.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Tribble » 2017-02-06 03:28pm

16. When a Terminator speaks, it is usually coherent and on topic.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby The Romulan Republic » 2017-02-06 03:29pm

17. A Terminator would have the most bad ass campaign slogans.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Tribble » 2017-02-06 03:32pm

18. A Terminator programmed to follow the US Constitution will not knowingly violate the US Constitution. --> Bonus points over most presidents.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Lagmonster » 2017-02-06 03:34pm

19. When considering military strikes against individuals, a Terminator would always be absolutely certain of the target's identity.

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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Eternal_Freedom » 2017-02-06 03:39pm

20. Terminators come programmed with detailed files of both biology and psychology, so concepts such as "empathy" will not be beyond it.
21. It is nigh-unkillable, so no need to worry about a potentially idiotic VP taking over.
22. Terminators do not seem to be able to lie.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Crazedwraith » 2017-02-06 04:02pm

Eternal_Freedom wrote:22. Terminators do not seem to be able to lie.


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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Eternal_Freedom » 2017-02-06 04:04pm

Ah, bollocks, forgot that one. Ok, strike 22 from the list.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Broomstick » 2017-02-06 04:07pm

New 22) Terminators do not "walk back" their statements, they say what they mean and mean what they say.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Tribble » 2017-02-06 05:04pm

23. While Terminators are willing to die for their mission, they are not deliberately suicidal
24. A Terminator's mere existence would be proof of a major scientific boom, or aid in one.
25. Over its entire lifespan a Terminator will produce less toxic gases than the current president does in an hour.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Iroscato » 2017-02-06 05:05pm

26. A Terminator has better catchphrases. "Hasta la vista, baby" vs "We're gonna build a wall", for example.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Imperial528 » 2017-02-06 05:08pm

27. A Terminator is aware of its own shortcomings and the need for reliable sources of information to make up for them, and will not surround itself with yes-men and egotistical sophists that say what it likes.

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Postby Iroscato » 2017-02-06 05:12pm

28. Having a Terminator as POTUS would allow Americans to accurately say to literally anyone "holy shit, you guys, our President is a fucking Terminator."
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Zeropoint » 2017-02-06 07:52pm

29. A Terminator would understand that nuclear weapons are likely to be a doomsday option.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Simon_Jester » 2017-02-06 08:11pm

30) A Terminator will be back. This bodes well for its re-election prospects, an auspicious omen for the first term!

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Postby Iroscato » 2017-02-06 09:33pm

31. A Terminator may lie, but it will admit and inform you when it lied, instead of prescribing to "alternative facts".
Yeah, I've always taken the subtext of the Birther movement to be, "The rules don't count here! This is different! HE'S BLACK! BLACK, I SAY! ARE YOU ALL BLIND!?

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Postby Iroscato » 2017-02-06 09:35pm

32. A Terminator understands the benefits of teamwork and cooperation, having fought in a worldwide war against humanity with millions of other Terminators to reach targets and achieve objectives.
Yeah, I've always taken the subtext of the Birther movement to be, "The rules don't count here! This is different! HE'S BLACK! BLACK, I SAY! ARE YOU ALL BLIND!?

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Postby bilateralrope » 2017-02-06 11:20pm

33. A Terminator will read executive orders before signing them.

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Postby Iroscato » 2017-02-06 11:25pm

34. A Terminator has no business holdings, owes no money to any party, and has zero conflicts of interest when pursuing objectives.
Yeah, I've always taken the subtext of the Birther movement to be, "The rules don't count here! This is different! HE'S BLACK! BLACK, I SAY! ARE YOU ALL BLIND!?

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Postby Iroscato » 2017-02-06 11:27pm

35. A Terminator can become a somewhat decent father figure.
Yeah, I've always taken the subtext of the Birther movement to be, "The rules don't count here! This is different! HE'S BLACK! BLACK, I SAY! ARE YOU ALL BLIND!?

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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby Iroscato » 2017-02-06 11:29pm

36. When a Terminator requests your clothes, you can be assured it's in no way interested in what you've got going on underneath but is purely focused on the mission.
Yeah, I've always taken the subtext of the Birther movement to be, "The rules don't count here! This is different! HE'S BLACK! BLACK, I SAY! ARE YOU ALL BLIND!?

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Re: Top Ten Reasons (or more) a Terminator Would Make a Better PotUS

Postby mr friendly guy » 2017-02-07 12:03am

37. Everyone knows a terminator is going to fuck you over, even Trump voters.
Hey, Trump voters think he will make America great again by replacing Obamacare with... something. Trump voters think he will ban Muslims, and then find out their relatives got deported from the executive order.
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