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  Reply # 1810422 2-Jul-2017 15:16
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Trump is making millions almost daily from presidential influence. No way he will let go of that office easily. Trump is a symptom of America's problems. Those problems won't go away with another president.



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  Reply # 1810430 2-Jul-2017 15:56
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Rikkitic:

 

I just discovered this item from a couple days ago on CNN. A Democratic representative is trying to get a bill passed to set up an expert committee under the provisions of the 25th amendment to assess the president's mental fitness to hold office. To those who insist that nothing can prevent Trump from serving out his term and running for another, I think this demonstrates the start of something big. It has a long way to go, but I believe it could amount to the first snowflakes of an avalanche. There are not yet any signs of open revolt amongst Republican members of Congress, but it is no secret that many are genuinely concerned about Trump's behaviour. Carl Bernstein has also stated that his presidency is 'malignant'. I remain convinced that if he continues to carry on as he has up to now, there is no way he will make it to the end of his term. Three and a half years is a very long time in politics. Most politicians, however misguided their beliefs, are at heart decent people. America has always had a remarkable capacity for self-correction and pulling back from the brink. Whether this particular bill goes anywhere or not, it indicates the beginning of a trend. There will be other initiatives, others expressing doubts, other demonstrations, other trickles feeding a stream that will become a torrent. This will move beyond partisan politics. At some point America will shrug, and rid itself of this historical blunder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It hasn't got a hope of passing any time soon. The Republicans control both houses. They're not going to impeach Trump while there's still any hope of using him to carry on with their agenda. In any case, if Trump is out, Pence becomes president, and we just swap an incompetent tool for a competently evil president. He believes in all the worst aspects of Republican policy, and he's smart enough to get them done.





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  Reply # 1810439 2-Jul-2017 16:18
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Things are in a whole new category of awful. I certainly would not look forward to a Pence presidency but I believe the system there is well and truly broken and, thanks in large part to Trump, whatever happens next may not follow any rule book. He is clearly deranged and there will come a point when even many Republicans will say this can't go on any longer. Apart from that, Trump is not serving their agenda because his actions keep getting in the way. He can't get anything done and when enough people realise that won't change, something will happen.

 

 





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  Reply # 1810556 2-Jul-2017 18:19
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Rikkitic:

 

Things are in a whole new category of awful. I certainly would not look forward to a Pence presidency but I believe the system there is well and truly broken and, thanks in large part to Trump, whatever happens next may not follow any rule book. He is clearly deranged and there will come a point when even many Republicans will say this can't go on any longer. Apart from that, Trump is not serving their agenda because his actions keep getting in the way. He can't get anything done and when enough people realise that won't change, something will happen.

 

 

 

 

A good summary.


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  Reply # 1810672 3-Jul-2017 08:40
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Darn - I couldn't get Trump's tweet - which confirms that he's totally out of his mind - to embed in this post.

 

Link.

 

 edit - embedding fixed I hope (my fault)

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1810676 3-Jul-2017 08:48
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Darn - I couldn't get Trump's tweet - which confirms that he's totally out of his mind - to embed in this post.

 

Link.

 

 edit - embedding fixed I hope (my fault)

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOL and when you think it's already at gutter level. If he was smart he would get someone else to and deny all knowledge, but that dang ego got in the way.

 

Looking forward to the popularity polls in a week or so


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  Reply # 1810685 3-Jul-2017 09:06
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 Yesterday's post was strangely prophetic:

 

President Trump, Melting Under Criticism

 

 NY Times Editorial Board - June 30, 2017

 

<snip> "Can the etiquette of professional wrestling and reality television truly pass as acceptable for the Oval Office? <snip>





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  Reply # 1810690 3-Jul-2017 09:11
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It's truly remarkable,  Trump wouldn't have been able to create the GIF himself - he seems unable to operate the remote control for his TV to change channel.

 

Anyway, if you forgive what could be possible hysteria - the suggestion that he's trying to incite physical violence against his opponents (behaving like *Hitler), then you're still left with Trump behaving like a child.
Perhaps that's the problem trying to figure out WTF is wrong in his head.  Adult psychologists are making stabs and guesses - when a child psychologist is needed.

 

*Preempting accusation of invoking Godwin's - IMO the comparison if fair, and Godwin's is allowed in this thread. 


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  Reply # 1810694 3-Jul-2017 09:13
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  Reply # 1810725 3-Jul-2017 09:22
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Methinks that Hitler handled his propaganda better than Trump.


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  Reply # 1810726 3-Jul-2017 09:25
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IMO he has gone from fighting and bleating on Twitter to losing his temper. Snapped. His wife says, punch him, he will punch back 10 X harder. he is doing that but its more a temper issue. His self importance, his ego, and now its his temper he cannot control. I suspect he has gone below the belt for many Americans. What he cannot grasp is displays like this will add fuel to the media fire, winding him up even more. I'd put money on that he will use the F bomb in public in the next month, it will slip out.


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  Reply # 1810727 3-Jul-2017 09:31
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How are Godwin's breaches ruled on? Taking into account Mike Godwin's comment:

 

 "If you're thoughtful about it and show some real awareness of history, go ahead and refer to Hitler when you talk about Trump. Or any other politician."

 

That's on the wiki page linked to in the FUG.


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  Reply # 1810732 3-Jul-2017 09:40
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Sideface:

 

 Yesterday's post was strangely prophetic:

 

President Trump, Melting Under Criticism

 

 NY Times Editorial Board - June 30, 2017

 

<snip> "Can the etiquette of professional wrestling and reality television truly pass as acceptable for the Oval Office? <snip>

 

 

Possibly inspired him?

 

Oh wait - the NY Times - along with every other news source Trump doesn't like - he claims to "never watch" or "never read" because they're "fake news" and "failing".

 

Then he reacts to what they're saying. Doh.


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  Reply # 1810736 3-Jul-2017 09:57
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IMO he has gone from fighting and bleating on Twitter to losing his temper. Snapped. His wife says, punch him, he will punch back 10 X harder. he is doing that but its more a temper issue. His self importance, his ego, and now its his temper he cannot control. I suspect he has gone below the belt for many Americans. What he cannot grasp is displays like this will add fuel to the media fire, winding him up even more. I'd put money on that he will use the F bomb in public in the next month, it will slip out.

 

 

Unfortunately, it's generating cheers and fist-pumping from his core supporters.


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  Reply # 1810739 3-Jul-2017 09:59
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IMO he has gone from fighting and bleating on Twitter to losing his temper. Snapped. His wife says, punch him, he will punch back 10 X harder. he is doing that but its more a temper issue. His self importance, his ego, and now its his temper he cannot control. I suspect he has gone below the belt for many Americans. What he cannot grasp is displays like this will add fuel to the media fire, winding him up even more. I'd put money on that he will use the F bomb in public in the next month, it will slip out.

 

 

Sadly still punching above the belt ..... and with a lot of support from many other Americans!


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