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Oct 27, 2019, 05:08 PM
 
President Trump ran on the promise to Make America Great Again (MAGA). After the first year, I'd expect it to be solidly started. He's had almost 3/4 of a full term to get it done. With both houses of Congress under Rep control for most of that time.

Granted, I often don't pay attention to politics. I'm paying attention to the impeachment inquiry now. But for most of the past 3 years, I just followed tech news.

Anyway, I haven't noticed any growing greatness. Not even sure what I should be seeing. So how is MAGA going? Is there any tangible progress to point to?
     
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Oct 27, 2019, 10:54 PM
 
You didn't seriously believe he was going to make America any better at all did you? "Make America Great Again" meant rounding up illegal latino immigrants and deporting them. Bonus "greatness" for stealing their kids and treating them like livestock.
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Oct 28, 2019, 08:14 AM
 
1. Supreme Court Judges (Evangelicals got their wish)
2. Economy is doing great (through untenable deficit spending that will eventually crash hard)
3. Anti-immigrant sentiment risen (racists are pleased)
4. Trade war initiated (good businessman = tough negotiator)
5. Owning the libs (liberals triggered = win)

Trump voters should, in general, be pleased.

I kind of hope he gets reelected so that the economy crashes while he's in office. If he gets voted out and everything comes to a head in a couple of years with a Democratic president in charge...
     
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Oct 28, 2019, 10:07 PM
 
I hope he gets locked up like he clearly deserves to be.
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Oct 29, 2019, 11:37 AM
 
The crowd at the Nats/Astros game Sunday night certainly thought so.
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Oct 29, 2019, 11:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I kind of hope he gets reelected so that the economy crashes while he's in office. If he gets voted out and everything comes to a head in a couple of years with a Democratic president in charge...
You raise a good point. Economy was trending up during Obama (really had no place else to go...) and Trump took credit for that. His changes have made big business happy and fooled a lot of people. Some have realized jobs aren't coming back.

Other presidents have been boo'd, the difference here is that Trump clearly did not expect it. The roar of applause for the troops on the big screen so quickly changed when he came in view... might be the first dose of reality he's seen, since he is usually inside a MAGA rally bubble.
     
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Oct 29, 2019, 08:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
The crowd at the Nats/Astros game Sunday night certainly thought so.
I enjoyed that.
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Oct 30, 2019, 02:49 PM
 
I guess this means I’m back.

Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
President Trump ran on the promise to Make America Great Again (MAGA). After the first year, I'd expect it to be solidly started. He's had almost 3/4 of a full term to get it done. With both houses of Congress under Rep control for most of that time.

Granted, I often don't pay attention to politics. I'm paying attention to the impeachment inquiry now. But for most of the past 3 years, I just followed tech news.

Anyway, I haven't noticed any growing greatness. Not even sure what I should be seeing. So how is MAGA going? Is there any tangible progress to point to?
Take the slogan at face value.

America’s greatness was at a previous time. To become great again we must regress to a previous time.

Have we regressed? If so, he‘s made good on his promise. By this metric I imagine the entire political spectrum considers him wildly successful.

There are people for whom this is very attractive. Lots of them apparently.

Why? What attracts them to it?

The Democrats can’t answer this question. They don’t want to. To do so would entail being sympathetic to a moral code they find viscerally repulsive.

Unfortunately, it’s a disastrous strategic position to be in. Understanding the enemy is Conflict 101.
     
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Oct 30, 2019, 06:44 PM
 
I think the confusion here is expecting congress to do anything that doesn't: A. Get them a pay raise. B. Get them kickbacks.
     
   
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