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I don't like Donald Trump

Posted by  $  Radio_Randy 1 year ago to Government
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It's true...I've never really like Donald Trump, because he is a bully and I had a lot of trouble with bullies, growing up.

On the other hand, people like me went out of our way to befriend the biggest bully, so that the others would just leave us alone.

That's why I stick with Donald Trump...nobody wants to mess with the big dog!


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    Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 year ago
    President Trump has been the best president in my life hands down. He is not a bully. He is tough as nails against the shrouded in fog RINO's .He fights back and that does not make him a bully. He and his family have been under constant attacks with lies smears and relentless false claims as well as fending off a coup de tete. His list of accomplishments in less than two years is remarkable. All I have ever seen with my lying eyes is compassion and generousity.
    The best proof of his swamp draining is the scum frogs croaking in unison on The MSM.
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    • Posted by  $  nickursis 1 year ago
      The treatment of Kavanaugh and his family,m and the Dumbocrap childish riot, all show just how bad they are, and how low they will stoop to get their way. It is a fight between those who would control and those who would support our freedom. Trump is just the tool that works best for the moment.
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    • Posted by  $  exceller 1 year ago
      Apt description of what president Trump is.

      A weaker character would have folded under the vicious war the left and some on the right are waging against him. His "training" over the years as he built his empire prepared him for it. It is a miracle what he has accomplished in a short period of time despite the colossal headwinds.

      No wonder the left is pulling out all stops as they see his success.

      They are proving without a shadow of a doubt why the American people don't want them.
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    • Posted by NealS 1 year ago
      Everything about what's happening in politics today is unprecedented as far the intensity. President Trump is the only one I can think of that could bring this out in those that we have allowed to control us, and make them continue to behave in such a manner. I would think by now that some State might try to recall their "democratic" Senator(s) and get someone to replace them that will do actually do their job and get on with the business of governing. Hopefully Trump's reelection will turn this disgraceful and so obvious tide the democrats are creating.
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    • Posted by term2 1 year ago
      If I were to meet him, I would just tell him that I appreciate what he is doing, and to not let the bastards get him down. He is the first president that ever sent ME periodic requests for what I think he should be concentrating on. Surely, Obama never did that at all. He didnt care.
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    • Posted by Herb7734 1 year ago
      Hooray! Thanks for saving me the effort of my one finger typing. On it with terse , honest commentary. Many of us, while we approve of his actions, we are embarrassed by his earthy oratory. Like most politicians it's not what he says that counts but what he does. He has done more good stuff in less than half a term than most Presidents have done in eight years with their trembling fearful of offending approaches.
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 year ago
        terse
        tərs/Submit
        adjective
        sparing in the use of words; abrupt.
        "a terse statement"
        synonyms: brief, short, to the point, concise, succinct, crisp, pithy, incisive, trenchant, short and sweet, laconic, elliptical;
        This feels like Deja vu. Hah
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    • Posted by  $  1 year ago
      Personally, and this is nothing against Donald Trump, because I believe he's doing an admirable job, I think Ronald Reagan was the best president in my lifetime.

      I saw him do some amazing things during his presidency like getting inflation back down to single digits and scaring the Hell out of a terrorist regime (Iran). Then, again, after 4 years of Jimmy Carter, I may have been somewhat star struck by the man.
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 year ago
        "There you go again"
        Yes Ronald Reagan started his presidency ball to the wall so to speak .Then John Hinkley Jr. Shot him ,he was never the same IMHO.
        Why did George H.W. Bush and his cabinet determine that John W. Hinckley Jr. — the man who in 1981 tried to kill the newly inaugurated President Ronald Reagan — was a lone nut, and no conspiracy, foreign or domestic, was involved? How did they arrive at this conclusion just five hours after the shooting, without any thorough examination?

        Imagine , then, to learn that John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot and nearly killed President Ronald Reagan in 1981 — an attempt which, if successful, would have resulted in then-Vice President George H.W. Bush moving up to the top spot — was none other than a friend of the Bush family.

        How strange is that?

        The Hinckleys and the Bushes have been friendly for decades, going back to the days when both families set down stakes in the dusty town of Midland, Texas, a magnet for the children of wealthy, East Coast families seeking to cash in on the oil boom.

        The Hinckleys were donors to Poppy Bush’s political campaigns over the years, and they gave to support the first, unsuccessful bid for Congress of the young George W. Bush, in 1978. The families lived close to each other, they socialized; I saw indications that, at one point, they may have shared the same lawyer.

        Even more strangely, Neil Bush, son of the vice president, was scheduled to have dinner with Hinckley’s brother, Scott, the day after the shooting.

        The shooting took place on Monday, March 30, 1981. Neil and his wife, Sharon, were to have dinner with a girlfriend of hers who brought along Scott Hinckley as her date. Scott had supposedly been invited to round out the foursome.

        Neil and his wife, and Scott, all lived in Denver at the time. Scott’s father’s oil company, Vanderbilt Oil, had its headquarters in Denver at that time. Scott was a company vice president.

        Meanwhile, the shooter, John W. Hinckley Jr., lived from time to time with his family in a small town outside Denver. In fact, at the time he shot Reagan, he was living with his parents.

        This put Neil Bush, the senior Hinckleys, Scott Hinckley, and would-be presidential assassin John W. Hinckley Jr. in close quarters over an extended period.

        Neil might reasonably have been aware that John Jr. was having serious problems, and was in psychiatric care. And — given the Bush family’s politically-driven strategy of tracking and staying in touch with huge numbers of family friends and acquaintances, plus a fondness for sharing the doings of their network among themselves — the probability that Neil would have relayed to his parents John Jr.’s mental problems, and psychiatric treatments, is not remote.
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  • Posted by Abaco 1 year ago
    Every day I fall to my knees, throw my hands into the air and exclaim loudly, "Thank GOD Hillary wasn't elected! Jeezus Mary Joseph!!!"
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    • Posted by term2 1 year ago
      She was inherently EVIL. Interesting that I formed that visceral opinion of her years and years ago, and I hoped that in the quiet of the voting booth, people would just "not like her" somehow and push the right lever to elect the opposition.

      I think that happeed when she ran in 2008. Out of the BLUE came an unknown Obama who blew her out of the water at the last minute. In 2012 she knew better than to lose a second time. Then in 2016 she was convinced she would win, and lo and behold a total unknown Trump appears and blows her out of the water again Maybe NOW she realizes that people just dont like her and will never vote her in.
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      • Posted by  $  exceller 1 year ago
        She'll never realize that. H Clinton is a product of the left, and an extreme one at that, who never admits failure but turns around and blames the opposition or anything that comes handy. In a way Hussein was like that but thank God he is gone, at least on the surface.

        I would not be surprised if H Clinton run again in 2020. If the left wants her, that is.
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 year ago
        She is a narcissist. That is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others.
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  • Posted by GaryL 1 year ago
    I will venture a guess that not one of us here even know Donald Trump. I don't think I would like him much on a personal level myself. With that said, I fully supported him during the campaign and voted for him and to this very day I am proud to say I still support him and know I made the right decision. There is no need to like someone as long as you are confident that someone is the right someone for the job. The more the MSM and liberals hates him the more I love his policies and tactics.
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    • Posted by term2 1 year ago
      Exactly.

      I still have a Trump poster proudly displayed at my business. I am as entitled to like Trump as they are entitled to hate him.

      Actually I think I would like him. He has guts and takes no crap. Sometimes when presented with a difficult decision, I ask myself "what would Trump do". Usually the answer I get back is what he would do, and its right.

      I would love to meet him someday. Probably as you say, it will never happen.
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      • Posted by GaryL 1 year ago
        I saved all of my yard signs for Trump/Pence just so I have them for 2020. I would enjoy a round of golf with the President but would probably have much more in common with Don Jr. hunting or fishing and having a few beers afterward.
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        • Posted by term2 1 year ago
          I would feel a bit overwhelmed by Trump. He has done so much in his life compared with what I have done. I would hope to learn from hearing about how he did what he did.
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  • Posted by nhtemplar 1 year ago
    I agree. But I don't HAVE to like anyone. But I do reserve the right to find what they offer useful to me.
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    • Posted by  $  nickursis 1 year ago
      Exactly. Take what you can get, the rest of the Republicrat field were all good Party members, who would bow to the corrupt elements in the party. There is a reason Paul Ryan is not seeking another term....
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      • Posted by term2 1 year ago
        Paul Ryan IS the establishment, and he got tired of fighting Trump, IMHO. He is not a friend of mine or Trump's
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        • Posted by  $  nickursis 1 year ago
          Oh, the list is LONG...very, very long of who is not running again, mainly they were told, don't come back or face a courts martial in 2019. There is a reason it is 2019, to give the rats time to leave the sinking ship. There are a lot inboth parties that have committed either crimes or ethically bad acts. They are all the ones going away. That is part of draining the swamp.
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          • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 year ago
            Very true the list of resignations is unprecedented.
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            • Posted by  $  nickursis 1 year ago
              And THAT, my friend, is proof there is a lot going on under the covers, and the sheeple donot see it, or acknowledge it, which is why we need more open publication of what is going on. You would not believe how many people think Q is a joke or a fake tool, or just have no idea what it is, and have no touch with what is really going on. But that describes the last 80 years, no one wanted to think we had a boatload of traitors trying to take the country away from us.
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              • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 year ago
                Yes. I find most folks have no interest in researching. But being a FA that is what has given my family and I a decient living.
                I do see a very large number of videos andTweets with Q references such as #Qanon # WWG1WGA
                #MAGA.
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 1 year ago
    The Bully act is just that; a ruse to keep the corrupt, the stupid, the post modernist from realizing their days are up. It will be way too late when we come to take them away...ha ha.

    They unknowingly have drawn the dreaded card of the monopoly of life:
    Do NOT Pass GO!...Go Straight to Gitmo.
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  • Posted by term2 1 year ago
    I voted for Trump because I really believe he already made his money, is getting up there in years, already has a great family, and at this point when he says he wants to try to preserve our way of life- I believe him.

    As to what he can actually accomplish:
    1) He could reduce ridiculous regulations
    2) He could slow down somewhat the rapid spread of socialist policies
    3) He could do some things to keep the swamp from getting deeper and wider
    4) He could stand in the way of further gun control
    5) He could get foreign countries to respect us more than they have.
    6) Be tougher on illegal immigrants and hopefully make them afraid to some here.

    What I dont think he could do:
    1) Do much to rescind welfare benefits that have already been granted
    2) STOP illegal immigration by building a wall.
    3) Stop Inflation and deficit spending
    4) Actually repeal Obamacare without replacing it with another boondoggle government program.

    I give him another two years of being pounded on by the establishment, and then he will be defeated finally by a true socialist like Bernie Sanders, or equivalent. Clinton is dead in the water, fortunately.

    I am happy that Trump is actually doing what he said he would, even though the liberals are trying EVERYTHING to stop him.
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    • Posted by  $  nickursis 1 year ago
      Don't sell Trump short, I am not so sure he is not in for the long run, he has a lot of good guys behind him.
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      • Posted by term2 1 year ago
        I am thinking of the opposition and how they learned from the last election, and what they are up to now with that idiot Mueller. I think they will find stuff eventually (with an unliminted budget) and make him ineffective or impeach him.
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        • Posted by RevJay4 1 year ago
          I think that before they "find stuff" on Trump, the stuff on the "deep state" will surface and heads will roll. Figuratively speaking, of course.
          Mueller and his cohorts are working feversihly to keep that from happening. Keep in mind Mueller's part in the Uranium1 deal, etc. How all the players were enriched via deals while in government "service".
          If, and when, that all pops to the surface there will be hell to pay. And they are attempting to avoid that happening.
          Swamp creatures would like to avoid the light of day of that info.
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          • Posted by term2 1 year ago
            They are amassing forces ever since Trump got inaugurated. I have to hand it to them for being persistent. They are trying everything now, hoping to get control of the house and start impeachment proceedings. Given it takes the Senate supermajority to actually impeach, it will only delay things that Trump could be doing to benefit our country.
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  • Posted by ycandrea 1 year ago
    I am truly amazed by this man. He just never stops. I certainly do not agree with everything he is doing, such as the wall and the trade deals, but I sure do respect the man. He has had everything thrown at him and he keeps on going.
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    • Posted by term2 1 year ago
      And he doesnt have to do this. He has proven himself in business, has a great family, has more money than he could ever spend. I do think stopping illegal immigration is important. If he would get us back on the gold standard, there wouldnt be need for stupid trade tariffs and the disruption it causes.
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      • Posted by ycandrea 1 year ago
        I agree. We could stop illegal immigration easily by banning them from any tax paid services. And as far as trade, when has government interference in business ever worked?
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        • Posted by term2 1 year ago
          How about making illegal immigrants not subject to minimum wage laws AND freebies here. The elimination of minimum wage laws for them would cut their desire to come here, and until that happened, give small business and formers REALLY cheap wages for the few weeks it took for the illegals to clear out
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 1 year ago
    I don't have to like the man personally to applaud his efforts. I love the fact that he has the cajones to call the media out as liars - something that has been needed for decades. I have a love+hate relationship with his tweeting, his brashness, and his egomania. But as long as he is nominating people like Gorsuch and Kavenaugh and dismantling the regulatory state and lowering taxes, I'll cheer him on all day long.
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  • Posted by mshupe 1 year ago
    To, it doesn't matter, and in fact I welcome the worst possible criticism and insults against Trump. The worse it gets, the stronger my rebound when I say, he is still much better as our chief executive than anyone you've ever supported. Then I would just emphasize that I refuse to join their self-righteous mob.
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  • Posted by coaldigger 1 year ago
    I don't like 95% of the Federal Government. The less government, the better and the more necessary governmental actions are local, the better. The state has been growing for a long time and since Woodrow Wilson it has been growing exponentially. Even Reagan grew the government. Trump is disrupting a path to disaster that was expanded tremendously, and on purpose, by his predecessor. The more he tries to tear down the more opposition he will have from the swamp. Only a wild man like Trump could withstand the abuse he is taking and keep on going. Causing chaos in Washington does not seriously damage our Republic, the more the better. The elites don't understand that he is saving their ass from a revolt of the "deplorables" and their mindless opposition to every proposal is only moving them so far left that they will ever make back to sanity.
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 1 year ago
    Sometimes Trump's petty tweets, make me want to take him by the ear and say, read about faux-global warming and the UN plans for the US, all bad. Instead, he fights with the NFL. However, he does know the art of the deal, he does stand up for things, unlike prior Republicans, and he does care about this country. Not exactly Reagan, or RFK, but I would not trade him for the other choices. If only he would lock Hillary up, bive them something to really squawk about.
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    • Posted by RevJay4 1 year ago
      Think of his tweets as bait, or distractions, sorta like a laser pointer being chased by a herd of cats. That's how I see it.
      KAG!
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      • Posted by  $  Stormi 1 year ago
        He was not my ideal choice, I think he does childish things at time, but compared to the swamp, I have to stand with him. Obama is now out mouthing off, which makes me even more suspect it was a member of his "shadow government", as he calls them, who wrote the op-ed. Trump does not bark at rallies, as manic Hillary. I can't stand the Bus family. They are crooked from way back, just like the Clintons. We rally have a mess in DC, There is so much to be undone or addressed, that all these swamp and crooked Congressmen, will never let happen. When will they address the Congressional pedophile ring, in which I have read Hillary is involved. Aganda 21 of the UN needed to be stopped, but it is not even on the radar.
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  • Posted by VicW 1 year ago
    I don't "like" Trump but I voted for a president and he is doing the job really well. I don't have to "like" him, I did not vote for a friend.
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  • Posted by  $  nickursis 1 year ago
    It's almost NOT a matter of like, many in WW2 did NOT like Patton, MacArthur or even Eisenhower, yet the troops LOVED Bradley. Bradley did good, but the others went way past him. There is a lot to be said for the value of results. However, I think it was a case of they needed a figure who could pull off a Regan like win, despite the opposition of his own party. Just from the nasty support from the RINOs (and notice, a lot of them are not running for re-election?) there is a lot of weapons in the people supporting Trump. He is a tool, a tool for the people trying to crowbar us out of the one world government, elites will rule us as a gang of thieves who have insidiously taken over and infest every little nook and cranny of government that has a sliver of power over us. I do not believe he is the architect of the war, but he sure has some really BA friends in his corner. Friends who want to try to get us back to the country we were supposed to be. Notice we haven't been running many wars lately? We haven't been threatening many people? The Dems have threatened a lot more than Trumps gang. There is a lot to be said for that.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 1 year ago
      Patton, MacArthur and Eisenhower were the guilty parties in the bonus army massacre. MacArthur was in charge; Patton was a willing participant; Eisenhower objected but did not refuse the order, as I understand it.
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      • Posted by  $  nickursis 1 year ago
        That is all true, and just shows the vagaries of the human being. It does not take away from their later achievements. No where has the Liberal elite ever found the disgraceful U.S. efforts in the Philippine Insurrection, where US Army and Marines hunted Philippine "rebels", massacred entire villages and one Marine colonel sent home a lamp shade made of human skin. We are a savage species, the current Liberal insanity is just a twist on that same evil aggression and need to control and dominate.
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    • Posted by term2 1 year ago
      Exactly. I agree completely. We should be very appreciative that Trump would take this on. He doesnt have to. He has all the money he could spend, he proved himself, he has a great family, and he could just enjoy the remainaing years he has left. Why did he want to waste them growing old faster as president? I kind of believe he is doing it because he really believes he wants to help us all.
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  • Posted by JuliBMe 1 year ago
    Two things: (No, I don't know him personally. However, this is what I believe...)

    #1 - Most of what you see of Trump these past 15 - 20 or so years is an act. He isn't that uncouth-sounding in person. For evidence, you only need to look at his media appearances and interviews in the 1980's & 90's.

    #2 - People who do know and worked for him, LOVE him. Not just like, LOVE. I've heard many times that he is surprisingly charming in person. The only thing that can engender such love from good people is honesty.

    People are SO used to the dishonesty of "tact" that they recoil at Trump's bluntness now. Honest people, however, find it VERY refreshing. This is not to say he doesn't say DECEPTIVE things. He does. The SMART know the difference. The LEFT cannot or refuses to.

    To understand the change in him noted in #1, I think you have to realize that he's seen the evil of our government and the "elite class" up close all these years. I think he's actually wanted to run for president for decades and maybe he even prepared for it all this time. He has talked about it from time to time in interviews. Then you have to also realize that he's a student of Sun Tsu's "The Art of War" (hence, the title of his best-selling business book):

    “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”

    “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”

    Change "weak" to "like a buffoon" and you will see that his personality deception makes him appear stupid, or narcissistic and self-involved when he's watching them all. The "elite" relax and commit more crimes, do more damage to themselves in the public perception of them. He's making them EXPOSE themselves for who they REALLY are and they also keep doubling down on it because of their VISCERAL hate of him.

    I haven't had as much fun watching the political theater in my life. We are truly living in an era of GREAT historical import. I feel bad for the people who refuse to see it.

    Nope, I don't dislike Donald Trump. I think I LOVE him. :-)
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    • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 year ago
      Hi JuliBMe,
      The left elite are going down and it is like watching roaches flea from a can of raid.
      Today the big shot from CBS Moonves goes down
      I can hear his chorus with Eric Schneiderman and
      Harvey Weinstein singing #me too. Stay tuned for the canary Mack singing about NXVUM .
      Stock up on popcorn.
      #MAGA
      Search Https//Qmap.pub if you haven't already.
      Warm regards,
      DOB
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  • Posted by  $  25n56il4 1 year ago
    Mr. Trump reminds me greatly of my father. I hesitate to tell you he was a half-breed American Indian! But everybody got out of his way. Including a number of my erstwhile boyfriends after he gave them "The Speech"!
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 1 year ago
    I think his statist authoritarian tendencies are tempered by his need for attention and his inexperience. It's alarming that such a person could end up POTUS. It's not hard to envision a more effective version of him. As long as we don't have the limited-gov't philosophy of the Constitution, we are not safe. It's alarming to think we're protected from people wanting the gov't to solve their problems only by our leaders' incompetence.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 1 year ago
      Hold on, CG, and let's think about this for a minute. "statist authoritarian tendencies"? Really? IMHO, a statist authoritarian would be demanding more from the people in the form of taxes and other acts of fealty, not easing up on it. A statist authoritarian would not be deregulating left and right and giving more freedom back to the people from the government. A statist authoritarian would be very busy consolidating such powers to himself and his/her regime ala Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Obama, or the Evil Hag.

      Experience? Exactly what experience do you prefer? A career politician that has made a living being suckled by government? How about a person whose PEAK experience was a "community organizer" in a local metro area (not even at the State level - oh wait, maybe being elected as a senator that didn't really do anything). OR would you prefer nearly self-made billionaire with a lifetime of building a multi-national company that had to deal with all the crap government at all levels, unions, and the mafia had to dish out?

      Do you prefer the experience of a man who virtually apologizes for being American and wimps out when it's time to be strong or a woman that doesn't even give a damn about America's national sovereignty? Or a man who says let's make America great again and takes steps to stop America from being invaded and screwed by the rest of the world?

      I say it's alarming how close such a person as the Evil Hag got to being POTUS!
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      • Posted by CircuitGuy 1 year ago
        President Trump is demanding more in the form of future taxes, although I suspect Clinton would have done similar, maybe not as bad, but we could call it even. That's the bipartisan consensus.

        It's alarming how absent constitutional constraints, a democratic republic turns into a mob, empowering name-calling rabble of the world who otherwise would be harmless.
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        • Posted by mccannon01 1 year ago
          Greetings, CG. First, I did not down vote your post. No need for that cheap crap during a civil conversation!

          I haven't seen the details for the Trump administration's "Tax Reform II" proposal so I can't comment on whether or not he will be raising taxes anytime soon. So far "Tax Reform I" is a good start and seems to be working. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that the Communists (Democrats) would have introduced a plethora of "confiscatory spread the wealth" tax schemes requiring additional government bullies to go out and slap around the citizenry.

          "It's alarming...". Yes, it sure is as the Communists (Democrats) have become quite open about empowering and inciting name-calling mob rule whether it be on the streets, in private businesses, or in Senate hearings.
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          • Posted by CircuitGuy 1 year ago
            "I can't comment on whether or not he will be raising taxes anytime soon. "
            I meant by borrowing heavily, leading to an eventual crisis, leading to higher tax rates. I seem to remember people on this board saying $400 billion per year structural deficit in 2016 was unsustainable. They were right. So is a $1 trillion deficit in 2019.

            All that matters is spending. One way or the other you pay for it.

            Your view of this being a partisan issue doesn't seem even remotely true to me. It's just short-term thinking and people being used to government spending being a huge fraction of the economy and being used to looking to the gov't for solutions to citizens' individual problems.
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            • Posted by freedomforall 1 year ago
              "One way or the other you pay for it. "
              Unvarnished truth, CG. Both major parties are guilty of buying votes and growing government against their oath to the Constitution. A friend told me his research showed that government spending led directly to the 2000 recession when the growth of spending slowed. I don't think it's nearly that simple, but I agree with you that government spending is far too high for the health of America's liberty.
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            • Posted by mccannon01 1 year ago
              "I meant by borrowing heavily, leading to an eventual crisis, leading to higher tax rates." Your supposition makes sense, but that doesn't mean Trump's plan is to raise future taxes.

              "All that matters is spending. One way or the other you pay for it." Also true, but I see Trump's plan is to get government out of the way so America's capitalist base can get on with the business of generating more wealth. Firing up the private sector "should" begin reducing the number of recipients of the welfare state and generate more revenue. This should reduce the matter of spending and increase the ability to pay debts at the same time. Stemming massive illegal immigration also has the effect of reducing the number of recipients of the great welfare state and the other expenses it causes. Addressing artificial and unfair trade issues should reduce the one way flow of wealth from the US to the rest of the world.

              The issue is partisan only with respect the Dems are virtually fully collectivists and the Reps can still field a capitalist leaning candidate like Trump and actually win an election. The parties are almost the same, but not quite identical in their slide leftward. The election of Trump may be causing a wakening and rebuilding of the Rep party. The Dems are demonstrating they have gone far left and won't be back.
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              • Posted by CircuitGuy 1 year ago
                I do not think President Trump plans to raise taxes or do anything. I think he's an attention-seeking clown. If he distracts people while gov't spending and intrusion decreases, I think that's luck and could very easily go the other way, but I can't prove it's not a master plan anymore than I can disprove the FSM. The question is moot, though, because gov't spending and intrusion is not decreasing.
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                • Posted by  $  AJAshinoff 1 year ago
                  "I do not think President Trump plans to raise taxes or do anything. I think he's an attention-seeking clown. "

                  I think you are wrong on both counts. What he's done is cut back regulations, culled the government payroll, renegotiated NAFTA with the Mexicans and is i the process of doing the same with Canada. He has successfully threatened tariffs increases to this nations who raped us with tariffs on our goods and has revived part of the Steel and coal industry in the process.

                  End result, he doesn't need to raise taxes or curtail spending AS LONG AS THE ECONOMY FLOURISHES AND THE GDP CONTINUES TO INCREASE. Government will take in more taxes as a consequence of more robust business and spend less as result of internal cuts.

                  I can't for a second fathom how you think he hasn't or wont do anything.

                  As I told a O supporter, all he's really done is use the existing system and remove the choke hold O placed on it to show Americans that Capitalism is alive and well and works.
                  An attention seeking narcissist, yes but that's nothing new about Donald Trump. A clown, no.
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                  • Posted by freedomforall 1 year ago
                    "An attention seeking narcissist"
                    That describes every congressman in both major parties and 98% of the other looters in the Dark Center.
                    "As I told a O supporter" - you're telling another O supporter when you respond to CG, AJA. Don't expect them to take the red pill though; they are colorblinded by the potential accusations of racism from their comrades.
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                    • Posted by  $  AJAshinoff 1 year ago
                      I've known CG long enough to afford the benefit of the doubt. We certainly don't always see things the same way but I can sometimes appreciate where he's coming from, even if i do disagree.
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                  • Posted by CircuitGuy 1 year ago
                    "Government will take in more taxes as a consequence of more robust business and spend less as result of internal cuts."
                    If the deficit falls lower than it was when in 2016, you'll be proven right.
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                    • Posted by  $  AJAshinoff 1 year ago
                      That will be the litmus test on Trump. No doubt there will be more tax income for the fedgov for the remainder of this term and potentially the next, but if he allows congress to spend the excess instead of paying down what we owe we'll be worse off.
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    • Posted by term2 1 year ago
      I give him actually more credit than you do. He is immersed in a swamp of vicious and evil people, basically. He is trying to do what he can to fight them off, while having to make a certain number of deals due to their power over our country.

      I think he tweets to piss off the liberals and keep them using up their energy attacking him. I think he enjoys pissing them off, if the truth be told.

      There is no one else I can think of who just takes a licking and keeps on ticking- over and over again.

      You dont like his authoritarian tendencies, but when up against the true EVIL in washington DC, I am not so sure I object to him being a bully.
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      • Posted by CircuitGuy 1 year ago
        The implied premise is President Trump is fighting for something good. I think he enjoys attention, and that's it. VP Pence would work deftly toward things I categorically disagree with. President Trump just gets attention. He says he's for asset forfeiture, getting the guns, ignoring the law, government arbitrarily violating people's rights, but he also says the opposite-- anything that gets attention.
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        • Posted by term2 1 year ago
          Pence is heavy duty into religion, which is not good. I tend to give more of a pass to trump. He isn’t intellectually consistent, but he would cut government is he could. I don’t see him into attention for attentions sake
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          • Posted by CircuitGuy 1 year ago
            "He isn’t intellectually consistent, but he would cut government is he could."
            This made me laugh aloud. President Trump seems to forget his key positions on any issue, just saying whatever random thought comes to his mind and gets him attention at the moment, forgetting if he said the exact opposite a month earlier.

            All arguments that Trump actually wants smaller and less intrusive gov't but consistently says and does the opposite seem absurd. It's a just-so argument, post-hoc rationalization. No matter what happens, it's all part of a Seldon plan whose goal may be completely contrary to everything happening now. The simple and obvious explanation, e.g. simple pandering, is almost always correct.
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            • Posted by term2 1 year ago
              Trump said-stop illegal immigration, cut taxes and regulations, make better trade deals, get rid of Obamacare, and make America competitive to bring jobs back. He is trying to do all those things in spite of incredible opposition from the establishment. He had to compromise some of the time to get any support at all

              What would you have him do?
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              • Posted by RevJay4 1 year ago
                He's doing just fine, so far. When I look at what he has done to this point, I'm amazed. Has it only been 21 months?
                That's why the left is digging deep to resurrect their barely breathing(referring to political power) brethren(0zero and any other socialist around).
                CG sounds really angry and I can't figure out why, other than extreme disappointment with the '16 election.
                Oh well.
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                • Posted by term2 1 year ago
                  Maybe he is a dyed in the wool objectivist waiting for a 100% consistent Galt to win elections. That may happen at some point, but not in my lifetime given the state of this culture. He should look at how much Atlas Shrugged actually accomplished to date. Its a SLOW process.
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