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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:47 pm

Nixon wrote:I voted to stagnate government for at least the next four years. I knew that was exactly what would happen with a Trump presidency.

Let's be honest here, BO only did as much damage as he did because the checks and balances knew he'd go for a certain card if he didn't get his way: this was evident any time he was challenged. An HRC presidency would have gone much the same with her at the ready to play an equally charged card.

Ironically, Trump has NO trump cards he can pull out on these increasingly frequent occasions.

I don't quite follow. The Republicans were expected to keep Congress, so wouldn't a stagnant ballot require a vote for HRC to have deadlock? Voting for Trump would mean voting for a powerful Republican government. Many people expected Trump to go out and pick fights, and some anticipated emoluments obstacles, but Russia-related discussion was minimal before the election. Most people, upon hearing of a Republican sweep, would expect Republicans to easily accomplish their political agenda.

I'm assuming you mean "race card" with Obama. I think it's more remarkable how little he spoke about race, and how restrained he was when he did.

The country is so polarized that "trump cards" don't matter. Not even facts really matter. People either see Trump as a lying sack of hateful excrement, or a comparative American hero. Before he opens his mouth, we've decided if we're going to like or dislike what he has to say.
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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:14 pm

I was going to have an eliminate-Sessions-or-Priebus-first poll, but I didn't post in time.

Does anyone know of a website that will create randomized custom Bingo boards and host a league? There are still some Trump insiders who need to be fired...or at least publicly attacked by Trump and thrown out of the inner circle.
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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:17 pm

Mooch is out.

I admire John Kelly for trying, but I doubt he'll succeed. He may nominally be Chief of Staff for a while, but ultimately his job is to herd a bunch of yes-cats who Trump favors over him...and who therefore have greater job security in the event of a conflict.
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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby 4ktvs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:34 pm

Things with Trump are going worse than I expected mainly because I didn't think the MSM would keep pumping total trash and Trump would still be tweeting so much BS.

Then on top of it we have North Korea that in a matter of about 6 months went from being 4 years away from a rocket able to hit the 48 states to now they can do it. I fully expect we will be seeing a 2nd Korea war in the next few months but I hope that I am wrong about that.

Lastly I think the whole Russia thing is being overblown and will likely have a quiet ending. I am not saying Trump doesn't have dirt but I find it 007 movie like for what the MSM is suggesting happened.

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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:48 pm

4ktvs wrote:Then on top of it we have North Korea that in a matter of about 6 months went from being 4 years away from a rocket able to hit the 48 states to now they can do it. I fully expect we will be seeing a 2nd Korea war in the next few months but I hope that I am wrong about that.

I think it's likely, too. When, I don't know, but diplomatic efforts seem to only delay the inevitable.

I don't know if the theory of mutually assured destruction is relevant when dealing with a cult.

And, technically, it would be a continuation of the first/current Korean war as the 1953 armistice was never followed by an actual peace treaty.
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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:26 pm

Looks like North Korea may be backing down.

I don't get this supposed outrage among Republicans about Trump's racial attitudes/comments. Is it mostly BS / lip service? Or real, and reflecting a remaining split in the party?

Given his campaign, it's hard to believe that anyone is genuinely surprised.
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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby Stros05 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:58 am

War is terrible. A diplomatic resolution to disagreements should be pursued thoroughly.

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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:27 pm

Stros05 wrote:War is terrible. A diplomatic resolution to disagreements should be pursued thoroughly.

According to Bannon, war's not going to happen.

I wonder if he has done any damage to the white supremacist movement. It's easy for them to dismiss it when someone they perceive as an enemy criticizes them. But when one of their supposed leaders calls them "losers" and a "collection of clowns" it might hurt a bit. I suppose the ideology is pretty heavily ingrained, though, and they'll just dismiss him as a "wolf in sheep's clothing" with a different agenda.
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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:16 pm

When the liberal northeast suffered from Sandy, 2 of 2 Rep Senators and 23 of 24 Rep Representatives from Texas voted against relief, calling it mostly pork and insisting that any expenditures had to be offset by cuts to other spending. Congress sat on it for three months.

Now that it's their constituents who are suffering from Harvey, Ted Cruz and his "fiscally responsible" crowd think Congress isn't acting quickly enough.
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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby mountaindewvoltage » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:23 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:When the liberal northeast suffered from Sandy, 2 of 2 Rep Senators and 23 of 24 Rep Representatives from Texas voted against relief, calling it mostly pork and insisting that any expenditures had to be offset by cuts to other spending. Congress sat on it for three months.

Now that it's their constituents who are suffering from Harvey, Ted Cruz and his "fiscally responsible" crowd think Congress isn't acting quickly enough.


That's because Sandy was a pussy storm compared to this one.



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