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  Reply # 1784080 18-May-2017 11:15 Send private message quote this post

joker97:
Fred99:

I'm not getting too enthusiastic about the prospect of Trump being removed from office any time soon:



Shows that the Democrats have a lot of work to do.


I'm also curious as despite unpopular policies when polled on many single issues, some governments still seem to be able to keep approval/popularity of opposition parties down.


 



Exactly


Perhaps its acceptance as it cannot be changed, Devil you know, checks and balances keeping him in check, and he is in the news, the Demo's aren't

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  Reply # 1784094 18-May-2017 11:49 Send private message quote this post

Maybe my comment about him being a Manchurian candidate isn't so far-fetched after all.

 

 





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  Reply # 1784101 18-May-2017 11:58 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post



Op-ed piece in New York Times, from a multiple Pulitzer award winning reporter.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/opinion/trump-republicans-2018-elections.html

"Chicken or fish"

"Since President Trump’s firing of F.B.I. Director James Comey, one question has been repeated over and over: With Democrats lacking any real governing power, are there a few good elected men or women in the Republican Party who will stand up to the president’s abuse of power as their predecessors did during Watergate?

And this question will surely get louder with the report that Trump asked Comey in February to halt the investigation into the president’s former national security adviser.

But we already know the answer: No.

The G.O.P. never would have embraced someone like Trump in the first place — an indecent man with a record of multiple bankruptcies, unpaid bills and alleged sexual harassments who lies as he breathes — for the answer to ever be yes. Virtually all the good men and women in this party’s leadership have been purged or silenced; those who are left have either been bought off by lobbies or have cynically decided to take a ride on Trump’s Good Ship Lollipop to exploit it for any number of different agendas.

It has not been without costs. Trump has made every person in his orbit look like either a 'liar or a fool,' as David Axelrod put it. So call off the search. There will be no G.O.P. mutiny, even if Trump resembles Captain Queeg more each day.

That's why the only relevant question is this: Are there tens of millions of good men and women in America ready to run and vote as Democrats or independents in the 2018 congressional elections and replace the current G.O.P. majority in the House and maybe the Senate?

Nothing else matters — this is now a raw contest of power.

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Run as, raise money for or register someone to vote for a Democrat or independent running for House or Senate on Nov. 6, 2018. Nothing else matters.

It's chicken or fish, baby. It’s just chicken or fish."

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  Reply # 1784237 18-May-2017 14:05 Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Maybe my comment about him being a Manchurian candidate isn't so far-fetched after all.

 

 


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  Reply # 1784272 18-May-2017 14:23 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

When the financial markets start to pick the outcome. You know what is likely to happen. 






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  Reply # 1784351 18-May-2017 16:57 Send private message quote this post

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When the financial markets start to pick the outcome. You know what is likely to happen. 

 

 

BBC News: Global stock markets fall as Trump turmoil intensifies

 

"Big falls on US stock markets have dragged down Asian shares over fears the political controversy surrounding President Trump will blunt his ability to deliver tax and regulatory reform."





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  Reply # 1784370 18-May-2017 17:57 Send private message quote this post

The level of Republican support for Trump seems overstated. He's hardly even a Republican party candidate. The deck was stacked by various means to nominate him. The degree to which the Republican Party is a cohesive party is also overstated.

Granted it's not a whole lot different for the Democrats. If they had a genuine national platform and a plan they could probably win it.

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  Reply # 1784374 18-May-2017 18:08 Send private message quote this post

He has said this week that he is the worst treated politician in history. I wonder what regard he had for Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot or Colin Craig ?





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  Reply # 1784409 18-May-2017 18:46 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

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He has said this week that he is the worst treated politician in history. I wonder what regard he had for Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot or Colin Craig ?

 

 

Or Obama - Trump himself spent years on the "birtherism" trail.

 

I can't feel any pity for Trump at all - with his history of treating people badly, he should STFU and get back to trying to do the job he wanted so desperately, he lied, deceived, and abused others to get there.


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  Reply # 1784412 18-May-2017 18:57 Send private message quote this post

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MikeB4:

 

He has said this week that he is the worst treated politician in history. I wonder what regard he had for Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot or Colin Craig ?

 

 

Or Obama - Trump himself spent years on the "birtherism" trail.

 

I can't feel any pity for Trump at all - with his history of treating people badly, he should STFU and get back to trying to do the job he wanted so desperately, he lied, deceived, and abused others to get there.

 

 

 

 

Mr Trumps new theme song...

 

 

 

Nobody likes me, everybody hates me,
I think I'll go eat worms!
Big fat juicy ones,
Eensie weensy squeensy ones,
See how they wiggle and squirm!

 


Down goes the first one, down goes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm!
Up comes the first one, up comes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm!





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  Reply # 1784417 18-May-2017 19:09 3 people support this post Send private message quote this post

No matter what the occasion, what the subject, what the crisis, he manages to make it about himself. He takes narcissistic self-absorption to a whole new level. The DSM may have to invent a new category of mental illness just for him. That ought to please him.

 

 





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  Reply # 1784422 18-May-2017 19:13 Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

No matter what the occasion, what the subject, what the crisis, he manages to make it about himself. He takes narcissistic self-absorption to a whole new level. The DSM may have to invent a new category of mental illness just for him. That ought to please him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That applies to 96.7% of politicians.





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  Reply # 1784425 18-May-2017 19:17 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

 

Rikkitic:

 

No matter what the occasion, what the subject, what the crisis, he manages to make it about himself. He takes narcissistic self-absorption to a whole new level. The DSM may have to invent a new category of mental illness just for him. That ought to please him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That applies to 96.7% of politicians.

 

 

 

 

Er no ...he is in a class of his own - to suggest otherwise diminishes just how narcissistic this orange idiot is.


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  Reply # 1784438 18-May-2017 19:49 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

No matter what the occasion, what the subject, what the crisis, he manages to make it about himself. He takes narcissistic self-absorption to a whole new level. The DSM may have to invent a new category of mental illness just for him. That ought to please him.

 

 

President Trump had advice for Coast Guard cadets - and a message for his critics:

 


"Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down. You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams. I guess that’s why I won, thank you. I guess that’s why we one. Adversity makes you stronger. Don’t give in. Don’t back down and never stop doing what you know is right. Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy. And the more righteous your fight, the more opposition that you will face."

 

The president ticked off a list of "accomplishments" he’s made so far during his presidency.

 


“I’ve accomplished a tremendous amount in a very short time as president. Jobs are pouring into our country, a brand new Supreme Court justice – who’s going to be fantastic for 45 years, a historic investment in our military, border crossings - thank you to our general - are down more than 70 percent in just a short period of time – a total record by the way, by a lot,” Trump said.

 

“We’ve saved the 2nd Amendment, expanded service for our veterans. We are going to take care of our veterans like they’ve never been taken care of before. I’ve loosened up the strangling environmental chains wrapped around our country and our economy – chains so tight that you couldn’t do anything, that jobs were going down. We were losing business. We’re loosening it up,” he said.

 

“We’ve begun plans and preparations for the border wall, which is going along very, very well. We’re working on major tax cuts for all,” he said, pledging to give the American people “the largest tax cut in the history of our country if we get it the way we want it.”

 

He also said his administration is “getting closer and closer day by day to great health care for our citizens.” He said “the people understand what I’m doing, and that’s the most important thing.”

 

“I didn’t get elected to serve the Washington media or special interests. I got elected to serve the forgotten men and women of our country, and that’s what I’m doing. I will never stop fighting for you, and I will never stop fighting for the American people,” Trump said.


Deluded  undecided





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