Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

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#201 The Ego has Landed ...

Postby Smiles » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:26 am

Now almost a couple of weeks after hurricane Maria, Trump decides to visit Puerto Rico for four hours.
This Young Turks YouTube clip says it all regarding Trump, angrily and deeply right on the money. Donald Trump is, without a doubt, a undeniable racist, an automaton lacking even a smidgeon of empathy towards others, a cipher who has no interest in anything on this earth except his own ego.
This is a marvelous and awful indictment. Cenk gets carried away for sure, but has nowhere to go except straight ahead, and does so with an exquisite passion.



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#202 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

Postby Captain Kirk » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:59 am

Brooklyn Bridge wrote:I would. But we might not be around to cast blame.

Yeah but some would blame Trump if it rained tomorrow.

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#203 Trump makes decisions on "shortness" or being "overweight" ...

Postby Smiles » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:15 pm

Sooner of later it had to come down to this. Donald Trump makes decisions on the appearance of the last man/woman in the room. And this from a Prez who has his finger on the nuclear option.
Good god America, you must ~ sooner or later ~ get rid of this moron.

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#204 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

Postby Up2u » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:51 pm

Donald Trump tells homophobic hate group they will ‘no longer be silenced’...... more consequences of Trump's Win, also note the executive directive he signed (Oct 6th) for Sessions to implement. Definitely a Constitutional challenge is in order but of course he nominated anti-gay Gorsuch to SCOTUS.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/10/13/do ... -silenced/

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#205 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

Postby Gaybutton » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:16 am

Even George Bush has had about enough of Trump:
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George W. Bush just laid a major smackdown on Trumpism

by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

October 19, 2017

(CNN) - George W. Bush doesn't talk much about politics in public. Which makes the speech he gave Thursday in New York City -- a point-by-point rejection of Trumpism -- all the more important and noteworthy.

The 43rd president of the United States -- and the last Republican to hold the office before Donald Trump -- didn't mention the 45th president by name in his speech at the George W. Bush Institute. But Trump -- and his views -- were ever-present in the former President's address.
Bush condemned "nationalism distorted into nativism."

He derided "discourse degraded by casual cruelty."

He acknowledged that "our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication."

And, most importantly, Bush said that "bigotry seems emboldened."

Bush's speech calling out the uglier parts of Trumpism comes just days after John McCain -- Bush's main opponent in the 2000 GOP presidential primaries -- delivered a similar rebuke, describing the dangers posed by the rise of "half-baked, spurious nationalism." (McCain tweeted Thursday afternoon in praise of Bush's speech; "Important speech by my friend, President George W. Bush today, reminding us of the values that have made America a beacon of hope for all.")

The two speeches, taken together, amount to a verbal lapel-shaking by Bush and McCain of the Republican Party they have led over the past two decades. "Wake up!" Bush and McCain are saying to their party. "What Trump represents is neither Republican nor conservative. It is Trump. Which is fine for Trump but far less fine for the medium-to-long-term health of the Grand Old Party."

There will be some who question Bush's motives. (Trump, via Twitter, may be one of them.) After all, Trump savaged "low-energy" Jeb Bush during the 2016 campaign. And the Bush family is literally one of the cornerstones of the Republican political establishment. Of course they don't like that someone like Trump is overthrowing them -- and their failed policies and political tactics!

But it's important to remember that the presidency is viewed by those who have held the office as a sort of sacred trust. Yes, George W. Bush saw the world differently than Barack Obama did -- and each man pursued divergent policies in office. What they shared, however, was a fundamental desire to remind Americans of our common humanity, to look to the future as a more optimistic, more tolerant and, yes, better place. They believed in the idea that America was forever moving toward a more perfect union and that their job was to help steer the country in that direction as quickly and safely as possible.

That belief, which can be traced in a relatively solid line from the first president to the 43rd, was broken with Trump's victory. Trump painted a picture of a grim and failing country, one in which the only true path forward was to start focusing more on ourselves and a whole lot less on the rest of the world.

"America First." "Make America Great Again." These were (and are) slogans built on the idea that the movement of the last several decades has not been a relentless march toward a better place but rather a step -- or a series of steps -- in the wrong direction.
Trump's policy priorities -- a travel ban, building a wall along the southern border, repeal and replacement of Obamacare, pulling out of the Paris climate accords -- all function as a different notes in that same chord. The American Dream is almost dead. Only Trump can revive it -- with a singular focus on looking out for number one again.

It's easy to paint Trumpism as solely a rejection of Obama's presidency. But to do so would be to ignore the degree to which Trump has sought to undo Bush's focus on on free trade agreements as a way to guard against global protectionism, his belief in the need for comprehensive immigration reform as consistent with the founding ideals of the country and his unwillingness to paint Islam with the broad brush of terrorism.
Bush's speech Thursday was a re-assertion of those views and, as such, a rejection of Trumpism.

"We become the heirs of Martin Luther King Jr. by recognizing one another not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character," Bush said toward the end of his speech. "This means people of every race, ethnicity and religion can be fully and equally American. It means that bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed. It means the very identity of our nation depends on the passing of civic ideals to the next generation."

Those are powerful words. The question is whether Trump -- or the Republican Party he is remaking in his image -- are listening.

http://us.cnn.com/2017/10/19/politics/b ... index.html

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#206 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

Postby Captain Kirk » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:48 am

I can't be taking lectures from scumbags - and Bush is a scumbag.

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#207 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

Postby Smiles » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:03 pm

So, would you take lectures from Trump even though he has the brain of a 7 yr old? Is 'grabbing female strangers' pussy' not somewhat scumbbagish?
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#208 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

Postby thaiworthy » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:33 pm

Smiles wrote:So, would you take lectures from Trump even though he has the brain of a 7 yr old? Is 'grabbing female strangers' pussy' not somewhat scumbbagish?

The way I read it, Captain Kirk's comment was in reference to the Bush speech specifically, irrespective of how he might feel about Trump's mental maturity or bad behavior; rather spineless of Bush I'd say, since he didn't mention Trump directly. Both are Republicans, just that Trump is much more scum-baggish than the other one, although personally I loathe both equally.
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#209 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

Postby Captain Kirk » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:47 am

Smiles wrote:So, would you take lectures from Trump even though he has the brain of a 7 yr old? Is 'grabbing female strangers' pussy' not somewhat scumbbagish?

Where's that come from Smiles? Trump is a cartoon character. If I were younger I would maybe be angry that he is the leader of the free world (pause for laughter) but I'm now old enough that I couldn't care less. I think he is hilarious. Trump being elected as POTUS is the funniest thing to happen in politics in my lifetime. I love when he opens his mouth, just as I do when Kim Jung Buffoon does likewise.

Let me answer your question directly. Would I take lectures from Trump? (excuse my Scottishness here) Fuck off, hahahahaha. (that's not personal BTW, please don't take offence). There isn't a politician on the planet I'd take a lecture from - not a one. :lol:

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#210 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

Postby Up2u » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:15 pm

Things are getting interesting!
Paul Manafort and Rick Gates surrender to FBI:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/30/politics/ ... index.html


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