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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
He had one or two lefty tendencies, for the most part he was bog standard conservative loon.
Except he wasn't conservative at all, he was just a loon.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Except he wasn't conservative at all, he was just a loon.
Most people are calling him a Libertarian, which 90% of the time is conservative but don't care about other peoples business enough to want to oppress or discriminate against gays, women, minorities and even liberals. Except this guy was a white supremacist who hated gays, women and liberals. Also heavily religious. Apart from his fondness for Bernie, he's textbook RW loon.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Most people are calling him a Libertarian
Then they're wrong. This was clearly a Left wing extremist.
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Someone noted it hasn't even been three weeks since Comey got axed.

Trump is speedrunning the presidency.
Yeah the comment I saw was it was still the same month.
     
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Jesus, Trump even owned himself on climate change

     
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Truly vile.
     
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Jun 5, 2017, 11:10 AM
 
Clever twitter bot does this to Trump tweets:

It's even worse in this context.
     
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Jun 5, 2017, 11:16 AM
 
I also can't help but feel that we're gonna need a real apology tour after Trump. Just being a complete prick to all our allies.
     
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Whomever follows is going to get two Nobel Peace prizes.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post


Truly vile.

It's extremely vile, because even if you agree with Trump would it have hurt to have waited until after some of the shock wore off before going on the attack? A bit of feel good, come together sort of talk seems to help some in times of crisis. There will be plenty of time to criticize after the dust settles.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
It's extremely vile, because even if you agree with Trump would it have hurt to have waited until after some of the shock wore off before going on the attack? A bit of feel good, come together sort of talk seems to help some in times of crisis. There will be plenty of time to criticize after the dust settles.
It's the only way trump knows how act; like a bull in a china shop, as his way is the only way. He knows not what compromise is, as he's spent his entire life surrounded by "yes" men, and being the malignant narcissist he is, is simply unable to comprehend any other way except his.
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Then he's Obama, Part II
     
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Jun 5, 2017, 03:34 PM
 
I'm trying to picture Obama as an angry blathering loudmouth blowhard, and nope, can't picture it.
     
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I guess the reason Trump keeps taking these things offensively out of context is because the context is usually a couple of sentences longer and he just can't concentrate to reed that many hard wurds
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I'm trying to picture Obama as an angry blathering loudmouth blowhard, and nope, can't picture it.
That is the "off prompter" Obama.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I'm trying to picture Obama as an angry blathering loudmouth blowhard, and nope, can't picture it.
Don't take the bait. Saying 'both sides' is the only defense he has.
     
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http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/whit...hotels-n764061
The Trump Organization does not "attempt to identify individual travelers who have not specifically identified themselves as being a representative of a foreign government entity," according to a new company pamphlet. The policy suggests that it is up to foreign governments, not Trump hotels, to determine whether they self-report their business.
I mean, come on.
     
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Originally Posted by Lindsey Graham
I don't believe Trump colluded with the Russians because I don't think he colludes with his own staff.
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Fozzy Bear kind of looks like Subego.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
That reminds me a bit of a conversation Trump had with our local Congressman, Mike Johnson. In the buildup to the healthcare vote, Johnson had a prolonged phone conversation with the President. Johnson is extremely religious, by the way.

At the end of the conversation, Johnson told Trump, "Mr. President, before we get off the phone, I just wanted you to know: I pray for you and your family every single morning, and I'm about to pray for you right after this conversation."

There was an awkward pause before Trump finally broke the silence and said, "Tell God I said hi."

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It's kind of amazing how closely many fellowships have linked themselves with Trump despite the fact that he's clearly not a religious (or even spiritual) man.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Fozzy Bear kind of looks like Subego.
I always identified more with Rolf.
     
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That's more like it!
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Zing!
He does have a point.
     
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Ayup.
     
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Jun 7, 2017, 10:56 PM
 
Is Trump taking a victory lap on Comey telling him he wasn't under investigation three times and then not refuting anything else in the statement a good strategy?
     
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Jun 8, 2017, 12:56 PM
 
Looks like we're going to get full-court "Donald Trump is the most honest president ever".
     
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Jun 8, 2017, 12:59 PM
 
I mean, he's the best at everything, including honesty
     
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He makes the best deals, and everybody knows honesty is how those get made.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Looks like we're going to get full-court "Donald Trump is the most honest president ever".
I enjoyed Paul Ryan's 'he's new at this' excuse.
     
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Like it's his first day at a new school and his old school never taught him math, history, or science.
     
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I'd be willing to cut him all kinds of slack for the learning curve if humility was in his vocabulary.
     
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Jun 9, 2017, 01:15 PM
 
humility, or even a desire to learn. Instead he bombastically insists he is right, until someone is brave enough to whisper in his ear, or he gets tripped up by foreign leaders in front of the press.

Also, he can't handle criticism. I can't think of many times Obama or Bush complained about criticism, valid or no. A president should be above certain things, and arguing on twitter is not the best use of his time. Blocking people who criticize him... well that's just either a) petty or b) obstructionist. Also c) futile because all a person has to do is log out or make another twitter account.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/201...idN/story.html

“I was saying to a friend yesterday that if it was the @POTUS account, I wouldn’t have cared, because it’s White House aides,” he said. “But from [the @realDonaldTrump] account, I know that it’s him. That’s him taking time out of his day to block people when he should be doing things that are presidential.”
     
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Bush did kind of a "criticize us and the terrorists win" deal.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post

Also, he can't handle criticism. I can't think of many times Obama or Bush complained about criticism, valid or no.
Very few criticized Obama to his face because, "OMG, first black president" which led to an obscene amount of ass-kissing, and what little that did make it through to his ego he addressed with dismissive snark. As for Bush, I think you've forgotten how bad Bush was about hiding from criticism (to his credit, though, that's better than Trump's reactions), or passing it off as being "unpatriotic".
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Bush did kind of a "criticize us and the terrorists win" deal.
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You're right about the "with us or agin us", but I was thinking of the more personal attacks and responses. He didn't go on livejournal and moan about how the internet was mean to him by making his face be a monkey's. He didn't say the press was out to get him, did he? Also, 911 kind of factors into the "rally round me or else" atmosphere.

You don't have to criticize someone to their face. I'm sure Obama's kids had to be screened from some pretty nasty stuff, and Obama never used the official POTUS handle or his own personal one to go on diatribes against his enemies, or use his children as victim shields.

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Honestly it's more that time and context makes him look better. A good chunk of people still think he lied to get us into a war. That's pretty, pretty bad
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
You're right about the "with us or agin us", but I was thinking of the more personal attacks and responses. He didn't go on livejournal and moan about how the internet was mean to him by making his face be a monkey's. He didn't say the press was out to get him, did he? Also, 911 kind of factors into the "rally round me or else" atmosphere.
Between the two, Bush is certainly the adult.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Obama never used the official POTUS handle or his own personal one to go on diatribes against his enemies, or use his children as victim shields.

Come on.
Why would Obama need to? He used late night TV (ex. "at least I'll go down as a president") and a very friendly press corp.
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Obama didn't need to comment because he had other things to do than be a butthurt man-baby. Like, say, being president.

Today's news:
Trump himself hasn't commented on this yet, but his son did. Apparently he never read Shakespeare in school.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/thea...VBI/story.html

Tsk to the Globe for the headline, as it is a Caesar-killing scene... that has been played out over the years with the Caesar character portrayed similar to LIncoln, Obama, Clinton, etc. No one is singling out Trump here. Yet no funding was pulled in years past.
     
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Don't most people rate the J-Man favorably?
     
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So now Trump doesn't want to come visit us until we are prepared to promise to only be nice to him.

So, he'll be not coming here for a while then.
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It's unfortunate, he's becoming self aware
     
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Grats on finally achieving 60% disapproval in Gallup.
     
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They obviously didn't poll his cabinet.
     
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I hear he reached 60% disapproval in record time. Winning!
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