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#361 Rob Randall

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Posted Yesterday, 09:20 AM

For reference this is the link to the above post that was deleted. 

 

http://stateofthenat...12.com/?p=72788

 

Those people always weird me out. During the 2008 civic election on of them came to an all-candidates meeting distributing dense handwritten pamphlets explaining the numerical proof linking politicians with the satanic underworld or something, I couldn't make sense of it. Now these poor folk don't have to photocopy their screeds, they publish them on the internet with nice formatting and fonts.

 

 

 

Trump should go to Moscow for an extended visit, just to make the left go nuts.

 

Interesting tactic: going on the offensive. Very ballsy, especially if he employed the legendary tough-talk negotiating skills he frequently talks about but seldom employs effectively.



#362 zoomer

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Posted Yesterday, 09:33 AM

Once you're a Trumpeter you're locked in. You will descend into supporting and actual believing conspiracy theories, and in many cases actually creating them. Even if faced with a Trump full admission they would claim his innocence and say Trump sacrificed himself for the sake of the country. If the Trumpeter didn't backed down from unconditional support in the face of his incompetence, he or she can not and will not lose face by withdrawing their support now. To do so would call into question their own insight, judgement, intelligence and moral compass.

Reminds me of the Russian tsars, who for centuries would maintain public support despite a combination of incompetence and cruelty. Most people would never blame or question the almighty Tsar, it was always the evil advisors that were to blame. Desperate people need a strong man, a hero and are willing to look the other way or ignore the obvious.
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#363 Jables

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Posted Yesterday, 09:42 AM

this is very ironic as that is what every single allegation againat trump has been so far

 

One person's uncited ramblings on Facebook aren't comparable to memos and statements reported by nearly every reputable news agency in the world; let alone the words coming out of the President's own mouth.


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#364 VicHockeyFan

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Posted Yesterday, 10:08 AM

Sorry for the dealy in moderating the thread post.  As you can appreciate, on several threads here we can not act alone in making changes.  We have to wait for an OK from the Kremlin, and with the time difference that can take a bit.


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#365 Jables

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Posted Yesterday, 10:26 AM

Sorry for the dealy in moderating the thread post.  As you can appreciate, on several threads here we can not act alone in making changes.  We have to wait for an OK from the Kremlin, and with the time difference that can take a bit.

 

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#366 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:26 AM

^exactly.


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#367 LJ

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Posted Yesterday, 07:42 PM

Well apparently there is trouble in Trumpville now. Melania is refusing to hold hands with him - and the media are noticing it.

 

 

https://www.usatoday...ding/102064280/

 


 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#368 North Shore

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Posted Yesterday, 09:03 PM

^ Strange, that.  You can read it (as the Media seems wont to do..)that she can't stand touching him, and the marriage is crumbling. But what if she's uncomfortable with PDAs? Or thinks that it's unseemly that the POTUS should hold hands in public?  All sorts of reasons.  Still, you'd think that they would get it sorted before they step out in public...


Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?

#369 dasmo

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Posted Yesterday, 10:01 PM

You know, I do enjoy the sh*t disturbing nature of Trump with his weaponized tweets. I just wish he wasn't a (insert subject)ist.

#370 sdwright.vic

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Posted Today, 05:34 AM

hey look, actual evidence of foreign meddling in an election: http://www.nationalp...-report-alleges

of course the left doesn't actually care about election meddling, they just use it as a political narrative.


Pretty much a completely different thing. Wealthy foreigners does not equal a Government.
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#371 Wayne

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Posted Today, 06:11 AM

I still get amazed at Trump and his teams constant "amateurish' mistakes.

 

http://news.national...ith-our-friends


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#372 VicHockeyFan

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Posted Today, 03:09 PM

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers trashed President Trump’s budget calling it the “least honest” and most “incompetent” proposal he’s seen in several decades. 

More on this story http://www.foxbusine...ry-summers.html 

 

Any negatives though, Larry?   :banana: 



#373 shoeflack

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Posted Today, 03:20 PM

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers trashed President Trump’s budget calling it the “least honest” and most “incompetent” proposal he’s seen in several decades. 

More on this story http://www.foxbusine...ry-summers.html 

 

Any negatives though, Larry?   :banana: 

 

Republican Congressman Mark Sanford was equally critical of Trump's budget, calling its foundation "a lie".

 

He added in a statement that "while on its face, the president’s budget request is balanced, the budget only accomplishes this through a combination of very strong economic forecasting and unrealistic future cuts in domestic discretionary spending. Meanwhile, the proposal doesn’t touch 40% of the annual budget - Social Security or Medicare, even though both are on a path toward insolvency."

 

"The proposed three percent economic growth assumes a Goldilocks scenario regarding several major economic indicators, such as a sustained unemployment rate of 4.8% - when the last 10 years have averaged at 7%. It assumes another 10 years of continuous economic expansion, which would be unprecedented because we are already in our country’s third-longest period of economic expansion. And it ignores significant demographic and financial headwinds, such as the continuing retirement of the baby boomer generation and slowed private investment due to an increased public sphere in the economy."

 

So at least some Republicans and Democrats are finding a common ground in realizing how much horse poop is behind this budget proposal.



#374 VicHockeyFan

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Posted Today, 03:23 PM

Imagine, envisioning government spending cuts.  How brutal.



#375 shoeflack

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Posted Today, 03:34 PM

Seems they're a bit late with the cuts though.

 

I guess we are seeing the classic Donald Trump keys to ruining a business in play. Steven Mnuchin has requested something that the Republicans hate...“I urge you raise the debt limit before you leave for the summer.” Mick Mulvaney is saying that the government is likely to run out of cash sooner than expected.

 

If we know of one thing Donald Trump does well, it's running up a lot of debt!



 



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