1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
Dismiss Notice
Hey Guest!
The donation button is here.
https://goo.gl/aFggcs

Politics Trump - How's he doing??

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by rogue49, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    • Like Like x 1
  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Trump has, rightfully or wrongly, stepped in to help three soldiers accused of crimes.

    Donald Trump pardons three soldiers in war crimes cases | Daily Mail Online



    Navy officials have decided to review Eddie Gallagher's status as a SEAL, with the seemingly clear intent of removing him from the SEAL unit, and Trump has vowed to block the attempt should it happen. Judging from what I've read, and keeping in mind I've never served in the military (and neither has Trump)*, it's sounds like the military acquitted Gallagher of the serious charges in order to avoid any further embarrassment, rather than him being innocent. Since they can't bounce him permanently, it makes sense they should demote him as far down as possible, something he deserves IMO.

    One question for which I haven't been able to find an answer is: How much say does Trump have over what actions the Navy takes? Yes, Trump is the Commander-In-Chief, but does that mean he can counter any and all military decisions?

    Donald Trump says he will block military from removing Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher



    Trump also went after the military attorneys. This move can only be explained as vindictiveness by Trump.

    Trump orders military prosecutors stripped of medals for murder prosecution of NAVY Seal Edward Gallagher


    I don't know if Trump is taking his chickenhawk guilt too far, or truly believes the soldiers should have free reign with little accountability, or if he is just being a contrarian. It's probably a combination of all three.


    * Trump claimed bone spurs in his heels to get a medical deferment; my understanding is this claim was accepted with no questions. TBF the draft was a huge bureaucracy, this might have been common as long as 'the paperwork was in order.' Trump was very active in physically demanding sports while in college.
    The draft ended three years, and the Vietnam War ended two years, before I turned 17.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    A good article explaining the pardons and how Trump was influenced, from The Washington Post.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...a0c62e-0c75-11ea-bd9d-c628fd48b3a0_story.html

    Is Trump really such a common thinker that a media personality holds that much sway over how he sees events? So impulsive that he can't see the big picture past his knee-jerk reactions? So stubborn he won't change his mind even if he does delay taking action?
     
  5. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Where ever I roam
    I worry more that it is that he thinks that anyone should be able to shoot a Muslim or dark skin person on 5th Ave and not get punished.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
  7. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Uhh...y’know it’s not good when a TV channel is putting on a show called,
    “All The President’s Lies”

    And literally goes through all the lies

    AND the sad part, we know it’s not long enough in time
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Foggy Bottom
  10. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
  11. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    • Agree Agree x 2
  12. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    • Funny Funny x 1
  14. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC