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Politics Trump - What has he done now???

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

  1. Chris Noyb

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

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    A thought:

    The Republicans could make a show of not supporting Trump, while gladly supporting his extreme policies, knowing they can use him as the scapegoat in case of public backlash.

    I can see Trump spending most of his time in office fighting civil lawsuits and impeachment.
     
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  2. Fangirl

    Fangirl Very Tilted

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    I would be more OK with this scenario than the one we have. I am completely willing to sub out Trump with anyone, including true Republicans. Desperate times.
     
  3. Fangirl

    Fangirl Very Tilted

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    I read yesterday that the vast majority of internet users don't see Trump's tweets on the platform upon which he publishes them, Twitter.
    Submitted without comment.
     
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  4. Fangirl

    Fangirl Very Tilted

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    Oh fuck.
    President Rex Tillerson.
     
  5. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

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    A little side track in presidential succession history.

    When Gerald Ford became president on Nixon's resignation, he nominated Nelson Rockefeller as VP (approved by both houses of Congress). Reportedly, Ford's other choice was Donald Rumsfeld.
     
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  6. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage Donor

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    Ugh.
     
  7. Chris Noyb

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

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    So it becomes official today.

    Shit.
     
  8. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

  9. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

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    Buckle your seatbelts, we're in for a bumpy ride!
     
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  10. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    Guess he's inspiring people to unify...
    Unify against him. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

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    Now I'm a geek and I always got a charge out of the times when Obama would make a Star Trek reference but there is something weird about the president quoting Bane in his inaugural address.
     
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  12. Katia

    Katia Very Tilted

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    The sharks are circling. I wonder, does he know its a set up or is he too full of himself to realize? If he knows, I wonder if he'd try to pull a fast one. Possibly "finding" WMD in "insert country name here" (à la Iraq), just to save his slimy skin? I wouldn't put it past him.
     
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  13. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted Donor

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    I never got the criticism from the right and left over Hillary being the pro-war candidate. Sure, she wouldn't have done things much differently from Obama. But I can easily see Trump putting boots on the ground in Iraq, bombing Syria (red line or not), working with Israel to destabilize Iran, bomb Iran, invade Iran, and who knows what in Afghanistan. It looks like the military will be running the show though, and Trump will go along with whatever they suggest. I just hope his supporters that want a modern day crusade against Muslims are denied. I put the odds at 50-50 though.
     
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  14. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    Perhaps, but he's not stupid either...mad...but not stupid.
    The GOP will have a hard time putting down this rabid raccoon.

    Actually, if he's smart...he pulls a switch on them.

    But, he's got the problem of his ego...and he doesn't seem to be able let go of that.
    Keeps getting him into trouble.
     
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  15. Remixer

    Remixer Middle Eastern Doofus Donor

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  16. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted Donor

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    I'll take on the second comment.

    The Tea Party/ GOP obstructed everything for 6 years. Even things that should have damaged their brand severely. Voting against 9/11 first responders health care, etc...

    Yes, Donald Trump went to the far left of the Democrats and now holds the position the Democrats should have been at with rejected the corporate written TPP and bringing factories back to the US by imposing fair trade rules and tariffs. But, I think there are going to be enough shady deals and loopholes that the left will be able to defend opposing them.

    There could have been bi-partisan retooling of the ACA if the sane moderate Republicans were in control and Democrats had control of one branch of government. Trump's vision of getting off foreign oil is "Drill, Baby, Drill", and kill the green energy sector, so that will never be an area of compromise.

    Trump is not going to "rebuild inner cities" at least not in the next 4 years. And his supporters are not funded by renewable energy, so getting it into the inner cities won't happen either.

    The people in charge don't care about bi-partisan solutions where both sides can "win". They want their side to win and get their agenda passed to help their corporate donors and supporters.
     
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  17. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    So what's your point @Remixer ??
    Do you agree with them? Disagree?

    To me, attempt to cooperate with someone so one-sided would be worthless.
    They'd just get more of what they want, easier.

    Similar to when Obama attempted to work with the GOP, they just spit in his face...and dug in further.

    You got to meet people half-way, truly compromise.
    The current GOP isn't interested in that...both Trump and them just want what they want. (but not necessarily the same things, as they've already shown)

    It's like that catchphrase that Judge Judy used on her book,
    "Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining..."
     
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  18. Fangirl

    Fangirl Very Tilted

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    The psychology of Donald Trump is grim but telling. Just ask the CIA.

    "The CIA’s main job overseas is to get into the mind of foreign leaders, and to recruit foreign intelligence assets to help them do that, wooing and winning them into becoming useful to the CIA and the United States. Intelligence officials current and former say that’s what they’re now doing with Donald Trump, though slightly in reverse: studying what’s important to him to learn how best to get through to him, and how the intelligence agency can be a useful tool to his presidency."
    CIA Starts Recruiting Its Newest Asset: Donald Trump
     
  19. Fangirl

    Fangirl Very Tilted

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    Trump is crippled by his ego but as you say, he's not absolutely stupid.
    His behavior is sometimes seemingly brilliantly diabolical*. The way he sends the media into tailspins repeatedly, endlessly catching him in outright lies. Here's breaking news on Trump's spin on the 2016 election.


    Trump, it has been reported, still fixates on his nearly 3-million vote loss to Hillary Clinton. Without citing any sources, he claims that massive voter fraud occurred and without it he says, he instead would have won the popular vote.
    His aids are said to have been coaching him to stop bringing it up but he cannot. His massive, damaged ego will not let him. Still he gets plenty of attention--another news cycle goes by where his and our attention is diverted from many more crucial current events.
    *I do believe that Steve Bannon's hands are firmly in play.
     
  20. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    Information lockdown hits Trump’s federal agencies
    An interesting turn of phrase...

    Well, I guess get ready to be poisoned. :confused:

    I'm not a tree-hugger...but gutting the EPA isn't a good idea, IMHO.
    Much less, make your staffers everywhere feel like there's impending doom.

    But, sooner or later...Trump will be "distracted" by a disaster
    And who'll be around to clean??

    REM: "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." :rolleyes:
    **I was at FEMA briefly after Katrina...those folks looked like walking dead.