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Offline kimmy

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #375 on: May 27, 2017, 10:27:20 am »
I think it's hilarious that his supporters seem convinced that he's an "alpha".

An alpha man wouldn't need to try to impress Billy Bush by talking about what a big star he is.
An alpha man wouldn't need to try to impress Howard Stern by talking about how being the boss of the beauty pageant means he can walk in on the girls while he's changing.
An alpha man wouldn't need to try to impress Russian officials by showing them what cool intel he gets now that he's president.
An alpha man wouldn't need to try to tell Marco Rubio that his penis is very large.
An alpha man wouldn't worry himself with the claim that his hands are tiny.
An alpha man wouldn't explode with rage that people pointed out the size of his inauguration crowd.
 ...etc.

He's not an alpha man.  He's an insecure child.  He was never good enough for daddy, and has spent his whole life trying to make up for it. He craves adulation and respect and validation.  An alpha man wouldn't be so dependent on the opinion of others for validation.

My thoughts on the subject are expressed concisely by Tywin Lannister:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sJY7BTIuPY


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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #376 on: May 27, 2017, 08:41:15 pm »
If Trudeau wasn't so scared of Trump, I bet he'd be similar.

It's not fear, it's Trudeau's style.  He knows he has to work with him, so he's going to.  It's why he's managed to tame him in a way that none of the others in the group can (with the possible exception of Abe - Merkel doesn't have to tame him, so she doesn't even try).

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #377 on: May 28, 2017, 05:29:59 pm »
It's not fear, it's Trudeau's style.  He knows he has to work with him, so he's going to.  It's why he's managed to tame him in a way that none of the others in the group can (with the possible exception of Abe - Merkel doesn't have to tame him, so she doesn't even try).

"He knows he has to work" with him indeed, but with a trade deficit and Trump and his threats of ripping up NAFTA, the ball in in Trump's court and fear does play a role in the Trudeau's knowledge that he has to work with Trump.

In any case, I wasn't criticizing Trudeau.  All I meant, is that I wish he were in a better position to troll Trump the way Macron did (he is PET's son, after all).

But he can't.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #378 on: June 01, 2017, 01:26:23 pm »
You know, maybe we've been too hard on Trump. We keep saying how incompetent he is and how he isn't getting anything done. But in reality, there are ways he is far exceeding the record of Obama...

From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-house-staff-waivers-ethics_us_592f9f45e4b0540ffc8473c6?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=main_fb&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
President Donald Trump has granted ethics waivers to at least 17 of his top White House aides...The 17 senior White House appointees were all granted waivers in the past four months. His predecessor, Barack Obama, granted that same number of waivers to his top staff over the course of his eight years in office.

See? Trump really is better than Obama!

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #379 on: June 01, 2017, 02:25:27 pm »
But shouldn't the measuring stick really be what Republicans (and their little helpers who stupidly thought Clinton was morally equivalent because, emails! or Bill is a rapist!) think Hillary would have done by now?

Surely she would have had even more ethics waivers and more emails! and more private servers! And Bill would have had more "sexual conquests" as First Man!

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #380 on: June 01, 2017, 07:22:11 pm »
The irony is that Trump was going to assign a "special prosecutor" to look into Hillary. Reality is that the first special prosecutor under his administration is looking into him.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #381 on: June 07, 2017, 03:37:15 pm »
And today's Trump teaching is: How to piss off 2 allies at the same time.

So, several Gulf countries (lead by Saudi Arabia) have moved to isolate Qatar, under accusations that it has supported terrorist organizations. Trump later jumped into the fray and took credit for the move. (Lets ignore for a moment the strangeness of siding with Saudi Arabia, a country where until recently women couldn't drive, in a fight against Qatar over extremism.)

So what's wrong with that?

- It pisses off the Saudis, since now they look like puppets of the U.S.

- It pisses off Qatar, a country that is currently hosting a very important air base (useful in dealing with conflicts in Syria/Iraq and Afghanistan.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/06/donald-trump-qatar-tweets-us-diplomatic-damage

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #382 on: June 08, 2017, 02:00:26 pm »
All eyes on Comey. 

I'm so pessimistic that Republicans will do the right thing I'm not very hopeful.  Paul Ryan's excuses today were a perfect example of how I think the rest of the Republicans will treat the matter.

Maybe but I'm just bitter but the fact that 34% of Americans even support Trump in spite of the shenanigans doesn't bode well with me.  Anyone here think anything will come of Comey's testimony?

I say tomorrow it'll be another crazy tweet and America's ADD will shift to something new.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #383 on: June 09, 2017, 12:24:17 pm »
I want royalties for Comey re-iterating my thread title from months ago on MLW: "Trump is a lying liar who lies."
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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #384 on: June 17, 2017, 12:05:05 pm »
So last week Trump met with Republican senators who are working on the Trumpcare bill.  According to sources, he told the senators that the version of the bill passed by Congress is "mean, mean, mean", "cold hearted", and "a son of a bitch."  He encouraged them to make a bill that's "generous, kind, with heart".

...ummm... I feel kind of uncomfortable saying this, but yay Trump?

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/06/trump-throws-his-own-health-care-plan-under-the-bus

The Republicans in congress are not terribly happy.  They've taken a lot of heat over the bill that passed in the House of Representatives.  They did their best to sell it to their constituents.  And they feel like they've been stabbed in the back to have the President come out and excoriate their bill.

http://www.businessinsider.com/house-gop-trump-ahca-mean-health-care-2017-6

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #385 on: June 19, 2017, 12:23:04 pm »
So last week Trump met with Republican senators who are working on the Trumpcare bill.  According to sources, he told the senators that the version of the bill passed by Congress is "mean, mean, mean", "cold hearted", and "a son of a bitch."  He encouraged them to make a bill that's "generous, kind, with heart".

...ummm... I feel kind of uncomfortable saying this, but yay Trump?
I'm actually kind of disappointed.

What I want is for Trump and the republicans to follow through on each and every one of their campaign promises, including repealing and replacing Obamacare. Why? Because so many of their supporters bought into a load of bunk about Trump "fixing" health care (when in reality he had no idea what he was doing). And statistically Trump supporters are more reliant on Obamacare than Democrat supporters. Like the ex-coal miners who voted for Trump because he "promised to bring coal mining jobs back" (hint: he won't) but rely on Obamacare for insurance.

I want Trump supporters to hurt, and hurt bad. I want to see the coal miners with black-lung who can only get treatment thanks to Obamacare to see their insurance premiums spike, or get cancelled altogether as the republicans "fix" health care.

Maybe then, it will get through to them: Voting in a racist orangutan who lies constantly and makes promises that have no chance of being fulfilled is a bad idea.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/12/27/these-coal-country-voters-backed-trump-now-theyre-worried-about-losing-obamacare/?utm_term=.bcc651313b0f