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By yard4sale
#680061
Plow wrote: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:54 pm
So you are cool with a white supremacist representing our country?

I'm just glad we got the ugly truth instead of that forced lie he read Monday.
Trumps been in the public eye for 30, 40 or 50 years and no one ever accused him of being a racist. 15 minutes into announcing as a republican and suddenly he a racist and all thing bad.


Hey, if you got any proof I'm all ears.
You must have missed his rant yesterday.
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By root wad
#680062
Plow, I see your boy dissolved his advisory council of top CEO's and business leaders. He did so immediately after getting a call stating that they all quit. Guess he thought it would provide a rather poor photo op to show up for the next meeting and be the only one there. The Joint Chiefs, both R and D members of Congress, members of his own cabinet, state governors both R and D and even vice lackey Pence are all trying to disassociate themselves from his lies and self-righteous hypocrisy. It appears the house of cards is starting to crumble. Who will be his last defender, you or Steve Bannon?
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By yard4sale
#680063
root wad wrote: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:09 pm Plow, I see your boy dissolved his advisory council of top CEO's and business leaders. He did so immediately after getting a call stating that they all quit. Guess he thought it would provide a rather poor photo op to show up for the next meeting and be the only one there. The Joint Chiefs, both R and D members of Congress, members of his own cabinet, state governors both R and D and even vice lackey Pence are all trying to disassociate themselves from his lies and self-righteous hypocrisy. It appears the house of cards is starting to crumble. Who will be his last defender, you or Steve Bannon?

Even the human version of jaba the hut is hedging his bets:
A self-described economic nationalist, Bannon also offered criticism of white nationalists in the interview, rebuking them as "losers" and a "fringe element."
"These guys are a collection of clowns," he said.
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By root wad
#680066
Plow wrote: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:54 pm

Trumps been in the public eye for 30, 40 or 50 years and no one ever accused him of being a racist. 15 minutes into announcing as a republican and suddenly he a racist and all thing bad.


Hey, if you got any proof I'm all ears.
He and his father were sued by the federal government starting in the 70"s for racially discriminatory rental practices. Is that far enough back for you?
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By Redchaser
#680088
root wad wrote: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:09 pm Plow, I see your boy dissolved his advisory council of top CEO's and business leaders. He did so immediately after getting a call stating that they all quit. Guess he thought it would provide a rather poor photo op to show up for the next meeting and be the only one there. The Joint Chiefs, both R and D members of Congress, members of his own cabinet, state governors both R and D and even vice lackey Pence are all trying to disassociate themselves from his lies and self-righteous hypocrisy. It appears the house of cards is starting to crumble. Who will be his last defender, you or Steve Bannon?
It's like breaking up with a chick because you know she's about to break up with you.
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By VTNZ
#680089
People learn a lot from their parents....some is good, some not so much...

The fact Trumps dad was arrested at a kkk rally in 1927 is just a bit telling.

Sad sad times for those with a foot grounded in reality.

Just noticed Reds spot on observation. Thats exactly what you get with a 6th grade cognitive level. :coffee
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By fly-chucker
#680103
I avoid the commenting in the basement, mainly because it's usually full of monkeys throwing shit at each other, although, that's quieted down significantly since Obama left office.
Plow wrote: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:53 pm Things are moving in the right direction for jobs, immigration, the markets, business investment, NKorea, confidence yada, yada, yada. Can live without all the drama in the WH but love the results (although I do miss The Mooch).
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I'm no economist, but the slope on both the nasdaq and dow jones seems to have the same trajectory during Obama's terms, as well as, Trump's. Same thing goes for unemployment rate. Looks like it's still moving in the right direction and at the same rate.

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Run a regression analysis on consumer confidence, it might show something. What? I don't know

Deportation of brown skinned people is probably up, ICE hasn't released any data yet since Trump took over, so I'll give him that one.
NKorea? who the fuck knows, so we'll go ahead and say that Trump will nuke em if they nuke us. Win? IDK
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By root wad
#680106
An interesting take from a republican Congressman who was mentioned as a possible VP choice


Bob Corker is no Donald Trump hater. Which makes what the Tennessee Republican senator said Thursday about the President all the more powerful.
"The President has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to be successful," Corker told reporters following a speech in Chattanooga.
Later, he sounded a similar note: "We should hope that (Trump) aspires that he does some self-reflection, that he does what is necessary to demonstrate stability, to demonstrate competence, to demonstrate that he understands the character of our nation and works daily to bring out the best of the people in our nation."
Stability. Competence. Stability. Competence.
Words matter in politics. Corker, who was the mayor of Chattanooga before being elected to the Senate in 2006, knows that. Which is why his repeated emphasis on Trump's "stability" and "competence" matter.
Corker is clearly hinting at the possibility that Trump is not simply misguided in some of his policies and pronouncements -- but that he may be fundamentally unfit for the office that he currently holds.
Doubt it? Ask yourself what the opposite of stable and competent is. It's unstable and incompetent. Corker doesn't go all the way there but he is absolutely leading people to ask those questions by choosing the words he did.
In doing so, Corker is raising the stakes in the conversation Republicans are currently having about what to do about Trump in the wake of his controversial comments about the motivations of the protesters in Charlottesville over the weekend.
Condemnation is one thing. We wish Trump hadn't done this, it doesn't represent us and we hope he doesn't do it again.
Questioning competency is something else -- and something far more serious. It takes the question away from what Trump said to why he said it. As in, is he even aware that what he is saying is a total abdication of moral (and political) leadership? And, if not, what, if anything, can be done about it?
That such a question comes from Corker makes it something that Republicans -- inside the Congress and outside it -- won't likely ignore. Corker, unlike some of his Senate colleagues like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Ben Sasse, avoided bashing Trump during the campaign and kept an open line of communication with the party's nominee.
As a result, Corker was part of Trump's veepstakes (he ultimately removed himself from consideration) and was mentioned as a possible Secretary of State once Trump won.
Corker has kept up those relationships. As CNN's Jeremy Herb noted: "Corker has maintained a collegial relationship with Trump and his administration, and he has spoken regularly with both the President and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson."
This is not someone who hates Trump taking a cheap shot. This is a respected lawmaker who bears no ill will toward President Trump bluntly raising questions about whether the occupant of the Oval Office is up to that job.
That's serious stuff. And Republicans would do well to treat it that way.
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By BigCliff
#680125
Plow wrote: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:54 pm
So you are cool with a white supremacist representing our country?

I'm just glad we got the ugly truth instead of that forced lie he read Monday.
Trumps been in the public eye for 30, 40 or 50 years and no one ever accused him of being a racist. 15 minutes into announcing as a republican and suddenly he a racist and all thing bad.


Hey, if you got any proof I'm all ears.
Dude, literally the first time Donald Trump's name was in the news, it was because the Justice Department brought a suit against him in 1973 for housing discrimination against black folks- https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/us/p ... ubz=0&_r=0

Here's some more examples- https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/13/charlot ... e-out.html
#680157
Plow wrote: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:54 pm
So you are cool with a white supremacist representing our country?

I'm just glad we got the ugly truth instead of that forced lie he read Monday.
Trumps been in the public eye for 30, 40 or 50 years and no one ever accused him of being a racist. 15 minutes into announcing as a republican and suddenly he a racist and all thing bad.


Hey, if you got any proof I'm all ears.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/fe ... sm-w497876
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By Bruiser
#680260
Plow wrote: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:54 pm
Trumps been in the public eye for 30, 40 or 50 years and no one ever accused him of being a racist. 15 minutes into announcing as a republican and suddenly he a racist and all thing bad.
The first time he was on the cover of TIME was due to a housing discrimination suit in NY - but other than that I guess.
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