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Old Yesterday, 12:04 AM   #521
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https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news...39;/100753240/

And then they went on to say water is wet.
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Trump says he is not explicitly endorsing Le Pen. But he says he believes she will be helped by the attack that left a Paris police officer dead, because she's the candidate who is "strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France."

May also be relevant in the French presidential election thread: With such a friendly support, Marine Le Pen doesn't need enemies.
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It's been said before, but Trump doesn't exactly hurry to distance himself from supporters who hold... deplorable... views.

The Klan was happy, the infowars crowd was happy.
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
It's been said before, but Trump doesn't exactly hurry to distance himself from supporters who hold... deplorable... views.

The Klan was happy, the infowars crowd was happy.
Ix-nay! You can't call them deplorable. You'll never get the Le Pen neo-cryptic fascist vote, now.
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
Ix-nay! You can't call them deplorable. You'll never get the Le Pen neo-cryptic fascist vote, now.
Not all Trump supporters are, but then Hilary never claimed that.

But a significant minority of Trump supporters are.

Some were just ill-informed.

There is probably a small sandbar of justifiable reasons to support Trump, but that sandbar is eroding under the rising tide.
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President Nicolas Maduro may be struggling to feed Venezuela but his socialist administration still managed to make a $500,000 donation to Donald Trump's inauguration, records released Wednesday show.

Inaugural committee records filed with the Federal Election Commission show Citgo Petroleum, a U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, was one of the biggest corporate donors to events surrounding the swearing-in ceremony.
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Originally Posted by Stacko View Post
The swamp is overflowing.
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Originally Posted by Argumemnon View Post
The swamp is overflowing.

That's one way to get it to drain.

It isn't the way that most people believed he meant it when he was talking about it on the campaign trail, but as we are now seeing, that is true of much of what he said.
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Originally Posted by Argumemnon View Post
The swamp is overflowing.
Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
That's one way to get it to drain.

It isn't the way that most people believed he meant it when he was talking about it on the campaign trail, but as we are now seeing, that is true of much of what he said.
Earlier (possibly in this thread) I said that one way to drain a swamp is to dig a drain. Trump's gone for a bottomless pit
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
Earlier (possibly in this thread) I said that one way to drain a swamp is to dig a drain. Trump's gone for a bottomless pit

It seems more like he's just pumping a lot more **** into it, so that it drains by overflowing all over everything else.

He never actually said he was going to empty the swamp.
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President Trump Mistakenly ‘Congratulates’ Wounded Soldier for Earning a Purple Heart
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Originally Posted by Tony Stark View Post

"Congratulations on losing half your leg.

Tremendous job."
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
"Congratulations on losing half your leg.

Tremendous job."
This shows his total lack of empathy.
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
"Congratulations on losing half your leg.

Tremendous job."
Imagine if he died, and Trump gave the medal to his wife while saying congratulations.

"Congratulations to your husband for dying"
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
"Congratulations on losing half your leg.

Tremendous job."
I want soldiers who shoot the enemy not get shot by them.
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Imagine if he died, and Trump gave the medal to his wife while saying congratulations.

"Congratulations to your husband for dying"
This.

I guess by now Trump assumes that soldiers get themselves wounded and killed in order to embarrass him.
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There's no honeymoon for Donald Trump in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, but also no regrets: He approaches his 100th day in office with the lowest approval rating at this point of any president in polls since 1945 –- yet 96 percent of those who supported him in November say they'd do it again today.
The teflon mind of anti-science, anti-free press, voodoo-econ, nuke-rattling, pro-swamp GOP.
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Originally Posted by Hlafordlaes View Post
The teflon mind of anti-science, anti-free press, voodoo-econ, nuke-rattling, pro-swamp GOP.
It's scary. Even simple, easy to prove issues go nowhere:

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A Thursday poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling shows that 53% of respondents who said they voted for Trump in November said Obama had outpaced Trump on trips to the golf course during each president's first three months in office. Just 20% of Trump voters said Trump played more golf, while 27% said they were unsure.

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During his first three months in office, Trump spent 19 days at a golf course and played golf on at least 13 occasions, according to The New York Times.

The Times found that Obama spent no days at a golf course during his first three months. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also spent either no time or very little time golfing during their first 90 days — Bush made no trips to a golf course, while Clinton spent three days at courses.
http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-...ma-golf-2017-4

What the hell? I guess you could say it doesn't matter, but they go right for the undermining of reality. Like, maybe we're all in the Matrix, man.
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From Trump's Earth Day address:
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Rigorous science is critical to my Administration’s efforts to achieve the twin goals of economic growth and environmental protection. My Administration is committed to advancing scientific research that leads to a better understanding of our environment and of environmental risks. As we do so, we should remember that rigorous science depends not on ideology, but on a spirit of honest inquiry and robust debate.
I call bull ****.
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Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal

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U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall.

"Obamacare is in serious trouble. The Dems need big money to keep it going - otherwise it dies far sooner than anyone would have thought," Trump said in a Twitter posting.

In a second tweet, he added: "The Democrats don't want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members."
Trump is an exceptionally terrible negotiator.

If the Obamacare individual markets go into a death spiral because of Trump, people are going to blame him. I'm not sure how he doesn't understand that. And he's still trying to get a repeal bill through next week, which would kill his "leverage" for the funding bill.

Most Americans are against that stupid wall, and Trump promised he was going to make Mexico pay for it. And now he wants Democrats to help him with it?

Lastly, if this doesn't all get resolved, the government is going to shutdown on Friday. On Trump's 100th day in office.

So he's trying to use people's healthcare as a hostage to get Democrats to vote for a wall he promised us that Mexico would pay for. Healthcare that he's trying to get rid of anyway. Oh, and this whole thing needs to be resolved or the government will shutdown on Trump's 100th day. The best negotiator.

What a moron.

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Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal



Trump is an exceptionally terrible negotiator.

If the Obamacare individual markets go into a death spiral because of Trump, people are going to blame him. I'm not sure how he doesn't understand that. And he's still trying to get a repeal bill through next week, which would kill his "leverage" for the funding bill.

Most Americans are against that stupid wall, and Trump promised he was going to make Mexico pay for it. And now he wants Democrats to help him with it?

Lastly, if this doesn't all get resolved, the government is going to shutdown on Friday. On Trump's 100th day in office.

So he's trying to use people's healthcare as a hostage to get Democrats to vote for a wall he promised us that Mexico would pay for. Healthcare that he's trying to get rid of anyway. Oh, and this whole thing needs to be resolved or the government will shutdown on Trump's 100th day. The best negotiator.

What a moron.
It's like a hostage situation where the guy has a gun pointed to his own head. "Don't make me do it!" Isn't an effective political threat in that situation.
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Reince Priebus insists that Trump is fulfilling his campaign promises at “breakneck speed".

I guess Trump has a very delicate neck.
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Reince Priebus insists that Trump is fulfilling his campaign promises at “breakneck speed".

I guess Trump has a very delicate neck.
I think he must be referring to the whiplash from all the sudden reversals.
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It's like a hostage situation where the guy has a gun pointed to his own head. "Don't make me do it!" Isn't an effective political threat in that situation.
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It's like a hostage situation where the guy has a gun pointed to his own head. "Don't make me do it!" Isn't an effective political threat in that situation.
If Republicans in Congress are smart, they will just go to the Democrats and make a deal without any regard for Trump's demand. Put the bill on his desk on Thursday. He can choose between signing a spending bill that doesn't have money for the wall or vetoing the bill and be the sole, direct cause of the government shutdown on his 100th day.
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The teflon mind of anti-science, anti-free press, voodoo-econ, nuke-rattling, pro-swamp GOP.
I find it remarkable that as many as 4% of Trump voters admit they are wrong. People seldom admit they are wrong on ideological issues, even when it is painfully obvious. Ideology is sufficiently...ideological...to allow people enough wriggle room to squeeze through a crack in the wall of certainty and escape the unequivocal acknowledgement of wrongness.

I find it telling that 4% of Trump supporters cannot today find a crack wide enough to squeeze through. And that's all it would take. If a miracle happened, and we were allowed to vote again today, Trump would lose badly.
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If Republicans in Congress are smart, they will just go to the Democrats and make a deal without any regard for Trump's demand. Put the bill on his desk on Thursday. He can choose between signing a spending bill that doesn't have money for the wall or vetoing the bill and be the sole, direct cause of the government shutdown on his 100th day.
But if Republicans were that smart, they and the Democrats could override Trump's veto, avoid the shutdown, and earn the public's gratitude for acting responsibly and preventing the shutdown.

In a sane world.

But why do they need to be smart in Bizarro World? They haven't seized control of most of the country by being smart. They got where they are today by being stubbornly ideological, combative, uncompromising, and dishonest. Just like the folks who sent them to Washington.
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I find it remarkable that as many as 4% of Trump voters admit they are wrong. People seldom admit they are wrong on ideological issues, even when it is painfully obvious. Ideology is sufficiently...ideological...to allow people enough wriggle room to squeeze through a crack in the wall of certainty and escape the unequivocal acknowledgement of wrongness.

I find it telling that 4% of Trump supporters cannot today find a crack wide enough to squeeze through. And that's all it would take. If a miracle happened, and we were allowed to vote again today, Trump would lose badly.
That poll came up in another thread, and what it actually means is that 4% of those who will now admit that they voted for Trump will also admit they were wrong. I strongly suspect that some "buyer's remorse" Republicans are hiding in the 15% of those who say they voted for Clinton and would not vote for her now.
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They haven't seized control of most of the country by being smart.
I'd take the opposite view: that's exactly how they did it.

Not sure what good it does for the opposition to claim to be smarter when they lost the game.

Still smacks of elitism.
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I'd take the opposite view: that's exactly how they did it.

Not sure what good it does for the opposition to claim to be smarter when they lost the game.

Still smacks of elitism.
I would say it is because they are scumbags willing to say and do anything.
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It's like a hostage situation where the guy has a gun pointed to his own head. "Don't make me do it!" Isn't an effective political threat in that situation.
So Trump was Blazing Saddles and thought it was a serious movie?
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