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  #1725411 23-Feb-2017 21:35
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mattwnz:

 

Does anyone know why he still appears to be still campaigning? He is still bringing up the Hillary name a lot, and he is still doing rallies. Doesn't he understood he won? One bizarre thing I witnessed on TV where he was quoting a past presidents speech, and he mentioned a date, and then said (my birthday), within the speech, as if people actually care that the date was his birthday? It does seem it is all about 'him'. But I don't see him as a being a problem for the US, as they do seem to have quite a lot of checks and balances in place. Probably more so than in NZ, where councils can relatively easily bring in their own bylaws. Obama though can't be happy to see some of his laws reversed. In some ways I do wonder if the US wouldn't be better served if it was broken up into different sections, as it does seem be be  a country divided. If anyone has watched or read Man in a High Castle, it is about the US divided up into sections, if Germany had won WWII, and is quite interesting.

 

 

Maybe as he is very very good at it. And no need to bother wasting time with his policies that are voter friendly but difficult to implement. I cannot wait for the 2020 three live debates. I want to buy the words rant and tweet for the royalties 


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  #1725412 23-Feb-2017 21:36
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MikeB4:

 

mattwnz:

 

Does anyone know why he still appears to be still campaigning? ...

 

 

 I put it down to ....

 

1. The desire to be constantly adulated by supporters.

 

2. Political novice.

 

3. Crap advisers.

 

and ...

 

4. "Campaign donations" (bribes) payable whilst he is in office.  All legit.   wink





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  #1725424 23-Feb-2017 22:08
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MikeB4:

 

mattwnz:

 

Does anyone know why he still appears to be still campaigning? He is still bringing up the Hillary name a lot, and he is still doing rallies. Doesn't he understood he won? One bizarre thing I witnessed on TV where he was quoting a past presidents speech, and he mentioned a date, and then said (my birthday), within the speech, as if people actually care that the date was his birthday? It does seem it is all about 'him'. But I don't see him as a being a problem for the US, as they do seem to have quite a lot of checks and balances in place. Probably more so than in NZ, where councils can relatively easily bring in their own bylaws.

 

 

 

 

I put it down to ....

 

1. The desire to be constantly adulated by supporters.

 

2. Political novice.

 

3. Crap advisers.

 

 

 

 

He's still campaigning because that's what fascists do.

 

 


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  #1725443 23-Feb-2017 22:42
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Fred99:

 

MikeB4:

 

mattwnz:

 

Does anyone know why he still appears to be still campaigning? He is still bringing up the Hillary name a lot, and he is still doing rallies. Doesn't he understood he won? One bizarre thing I witnessed on TV where he was quoting a past presidents speech, and he mentioned a date, and then said (my birthday), within the speech, as if people actually care that the date was his birthday? It does seem it is all about 'him'. But I don't see him as a being a problem for the US, as they do seem to have quite a lot of checks and balances in place. Probably more so than in NZ, where councils can relatively easily bring in their own bylaws.

 

 

 

 

I put it down to ....

 

1. The desire to be constantly adulated by supporters.

 

2. Political novice.

 

3. Crap advisers.

 

 

 

 

He's still campaigning because that's what fascists do.

 

 

 

 

So all politicians that hold meetings are fascists?  not buying it.


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  #1725475 24-Feb-2017 07:11
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Does anyone know why he still appears to be still campaigning? He is still bringing up the Hillary name a lot, and he is still doing rallies. 

 

 

Because he relies on division and polarisation. He needs an enemy, so he creates one.

 

 


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  #1725482 24-Feb-2017 08:01
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Just to piss Mexico off even more, he's planning on dumping all the undocumented aliens they remove from the USA, back in Mexico. Regardless of whether or not they are Mexicans.


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  #1725515 24-Feb-2017 09:06
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Fred99:

 

He's still campaigning because that's what fascists do.

 

 

So all politicians that hold meetings are fascists?  not buying it.

 

 

That wasn't a "meeting".  LOL.  That statement / question is also a logical fallacy - so I'm not answering it - I'm sure you know the answer - but you are not making any point, just being argumentative and contrary.

 

Here's a checklist which predates Trump's appearance as a political force, so you can't argue that it was made up to suit the Trump administration agenda:

 

http://www.rense.com/general37/fascism.htm

 

Of the 14 defining concepts, Trump scores a hit on every single one.  It may not be a bullseye in every case, but he's well on the board.

 

Defending him by saying that in isolation he hasn't been (and hopefully won't be) able to achieve his goals doesn't change the ideology.  He hasn't the authority to do anything directly about limiting the free press - and hopefully will remain hindered by the constitution.  Likewise "the wall", the mass deportations, defunding the UN, weakening Europe / NATO, removing human rights protections, increasing military funding, intertwining of populist religion with politics, business/government relationships etc etc. Plenty of obstacles exist.

 

In Arizona, IIRC, a law has been passed by GOP controlled state senate stating that anybody involved in organising a protest which turns violent can have their assets seized, and new power to arrest protesters even before anything happens. 

 

I don't expect you'll change your view until creeping fascism reaches a point where it's almost too late to do anything.

 

Is Trump a fascist?  Possibly not 100% - he is however working as expected by Bannon and the alt:right, as a "blunt instrument" capable of pushing through their agenda. If they do manage to achieve their agenda, then it's too late to do anything.


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  #1725518 24-Feb-2017 09:14
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I don't believe the "rules" and definitions for political leaders apply to Mr Trump, he is not and never will be a politician. He is a showman, a salesman and a risk taker, he is a savvy boardroom operator and knows how to operate in the corporate environment extremely well. He is a very politically naive leader and as such is open to covert management by others and that is apparent and that is the real danger.  I do not consider him a Fascist he more fits the Populist badge.

 

 

 

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A meeting = "an assembly of people for a particular purpose" , "a situation when two or more people meet, by chance or arrangement."


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  #1725522 24-Feb-2017 09:22
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MikeB4:

 

I don't believe the "rules" and definitions for political leaders apply to Mr Trump, he is not and never will be a politician. He is a showman, a salesman and a risk taker, he is a savvy boardroom operator and knows how to operate in the corporate environment extremely well. He is a very politically naive leader and as such is open to covert management by others and that is apparent and that is the real danger.  I do not consider him a Fascist he more fits the Populist badge.

 

 

You need to research Bannon - not Trump.  Yes - I agree Trump is a populist and a fool.  When I refer to Trump, I really refer to the whole Trumpist thing.  And it is "a thing" which is unprecedented in western democracies for a very long time.

 

Trump (and his antics) is a distraction, a tool for Bannon's alt:right, which is absolutely fascist.


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  #1725525 24-Feb-2017 09:28
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MikeB4: 

 

A meeting = "an assembly of people for a particular purpose" , "a situation when two or more people meet, by chance or arrangement."

 

 

Trump's "hanger rally" in Florida was an extremely bizarre choreographed platform for worshipping (with religious zeal) the POTUS.


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  #1725530 24-Feb-2017 09:36
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DarthKermit:

Just to piss Mexico off even more, he's planning on dumping all the undocumented aliens they remove from the USA, back in Mexico. Regardless of whether or not they are Mexicans.



America first, and we know Mexico is not second.

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  #1725531 24-Feb-2017 09:37
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DarthKermit:

 

Just to piss Mexico off even more, he's planning on dumping all the undocumented aliens they remove from the USA, back in Mexico. Regardless of whether or not they are Mexicans.

 

 

And he has already claimed his first victim. One deportee was so distressed he jumped to his death off the border crossing bridge.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/23/mexican-man-deported-suicide-trump-tijuana

 

 





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  #1725534 24-Feb-2017 09:43
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MikeB4:

 

I don't believe the "rules" and definitions for political leaders apply to Mr Trump, he is not and never will be a politician. He is a showman, a salesman and a risk taker, he is a savvy boardroom operator and knows how to operate in the corporate environment extremely well.



I think you are confusing Trump with someone like Steve Jobs. Trump is very good at maintaining the illusion that he is successful but the record is less impressive.


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  #1725537 24-Feb-2017 09:52
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Rikkitic:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Just to piss Mexico off even more, he's planning on dumping all the undocumented aliens they remove from the USA, back in Mexico. Regardless of whether or not they are Mexicans.

 

 

And he has already claimed his first victim. One deportee was so distressed he jumped to his death off the border crossing bridge.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/23/mexican-man-deported-suicide-trump-tijuana

 

 

 

 

I dont see this victim as a result of Trump. Sad as it is, this person has illegally entered the US 6 times since 2007, deported 6 times also. He has been deported under Bush and Obama, and this Tuesday Trump, whose been in power 4 weeks


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  #1725542 24-Feb-2017 10:03
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Fred99:

 

MikeB4:

 

I don't believe the "rules" and definitions for political leaders apply to Mr Trump, he is not and never will be a politician. He is a showman, a salesman and a risk taker, he is a savvy boardroom operator and knows how to operate in the corporate environment extremely well. He is a very politically naive leader and as such is open to covert management by others and that is apparent and that is the real danger.  I do not consider him a Fascist he more fits the Populist badge.

 

 

You need to research Bannon - not Trump.  Yes - I agree Trump is a populist and a fool.  When I refer to Trump, I really refer to the whole Trumpist thing.  And it is "a thing" which is unprecedented in western democracies for a very long time.

 

Trump (and his antics) is a distraction, a tool for Bannon's alt:right, which is absolutely fascist.

 

 

 

 

I know all about Bannon and others hence "very politically naive leader and as such is open to covert management by others and that is apparent and that is the real danger"  The unelected and those not accountable to the electorate that pose the real threat.


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