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Old 2nd January 2019, 10:38 AM   #41
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I'm trying to think which post-war American presidents have left us with such an adjective. Although 'Reaganomics' was in currency at one time, it seems to have now all but disappeared.

I could only think of 'Nixonian'; and maybe 'Bushism' for a malapropism. Are there others?
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Old 2nd January 2019, 11:11 AM   #42
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"Trumpian" just doesn't do it for me as a word. Something about the suffix doesn't work. Like, "Nixonian" works as an adjective but "Clintian" never would for the simple reason that it doesn't roll right off the tongue. "Trumpesque" looks harder but sounds better.

But I don't care. I just want the guy gone and possibly forgotten. I don't even really about criticizing him at this point. Everyone knows what he is; only hoping that more of the country decides that he's not up to the job.

ETA: Maybe I mean "Clintonian," above not "Clintian." I still find "Trumpian" kind of an awkward word, and don't expect it to be in widespread usage after Trump's gone, let alone used widely with a standard definition.

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Old 2nd January 2019, 11:59 AM   #43
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It's hard to predict, what with Trump having so many distinctive character traits.
He's a liar the likes of which has never been seen. Trumpian might describe mega-whoppers.

He's infantile the likes of which has never been seen. Trumpian might describe a child throwing a tantrum.

His anti-democratic positions are something this country has never seen. Trumpian might describe wannabe dictators.

His megalomania is at a level that has never been seen. Trumpian might describe imbeciles who think that only they can fix it.
I haven't even exhausted the possibilities!
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Old 2nd January 2019, 03:38 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by varwoche View Post
It's hard to predict, what with Trump having so many distinctive character traits.
He's a liar the likes of which has never been seen. Trumpian might describe mega-whoppers.

He's infantile the likes of which has never been seen. Trumpian might describe a child throwing a tantrum.

His anti-democratic positions are something this country has never seen. Trumpian might describe wannabe dictators.

His megalomania is at a level that has never been seen. Trumpian might describe imbeciles who think that only they can fix it.
I haven't even exhausted the possibilities!
It could even be that "Trumpian"will describe a combination of faults the like of which we've never seen before!
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Old 2nd January 2019, 03:57 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by mgidm86 View Post
Cool a thread solely designed to throw insults. How ISF of you.
Well, if you think it's unfair - how about a positive, believable adjective?

Also, given Trump's penchant for throwing insults and bullying, I'd say he, and his supporters are fair game for insults.

Especially as most of the one's I've seen are simply accurate.
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Old 3rd January 2019, 10:37 AM   #46
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This forum is dying because it is part of the old world, the media-driven world, and it was dying before Trump ever ran for office.
What’s dying is a fact-driven government. President Trump and his inner circle have a contempt for the truth. That assertion is backed by hundreds if not thousands of lies. Not careless errors, not simple mistakes, not confused statements, repeated lies. If one makes a false statement and then is given the correct information, then repeating that same false statement is a lie. (I’ll listen to arguments that it is BS instead of lying, but in a court of law, both would be called perjury).

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Despite being an allegedly skeptical forum, this page most especially is Ad Hominem City.
I emphatically disagree. Ad hominem is a logical flaw in an argument. If someone said, the Senate should not approve President Trump’s ambassador nominations because the president is a documented liar, then that would be an ad hominem: whether or not the president lies is irrelevant to whether or not his nominations are qualified. But to merely say that objective evidence indicates that the president is a frequent liar is NOT an ad hominem.

If a businessman with no engineering experience says, “I know more about infrastructure than anyone in the history of the country.” then it would be perverse to not call the person a liar.

If a secretary of state was appointed by the president and served a full year before saying that the president had to be given explanations of why his proposed policies were illegal, and the president’s response was not something along the lines of “his allegations are baseless,” “he is not recalling our discussions accurately,” “he is mischaracterizing my policies,” but rather was “he’s dumber than a box of rocks.” Then it would be perverse to not label that president as childish.

You can, if you wish, argue that being a habitual liar is not a hindrance to being a good president, but to argue that it is outdated and unskeptical to call this president a liar despite mountains of evidence is bizarre.
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The definition will be "Godlike", by President-For-Life fiat.
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