Donald Trump, first orange US President Page 1186

  • Rodney 12 Feb 2020 04:44:22 4,470 posts
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    Would Trump see all those comments directly under his tweets? Are they ranked by most popular on Twitter?
  • Rodney 12 Feb 2020 04:55:15 4,470 posts
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    Because some of those comments are pretty good
  • DreadedWalrus 12 Feb 2020 05:36:42 1,821 posts
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    People who are verified on Twitter have an option to only see tweets from other verified users (which must make the experience much more pleasant as a celebrity than seeing a deluge of anonymous hate all day every day), but considering Trump regularly retweets non-verified* supporters of his, he probably really does just spend all day on his phone, watching Fox News and scrolling through his mentions.

    *both in a Twitter sense and in the sense that he often ends up retweeting Q believers, holocaust deniers and the like, so he clearly doesn't have a "team" "vetting" his social media like most celebs do.
  • Huggybear 12 Feb 2020 07:44:54 1,740 posts
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    Rodney wrote:
    @Huggybear

    I don't take it personally but I'm talking generally about what people will vote for, and what they ook for in a politician, not myself.
    I get that, but if one 30-40% of the population wants to vote for a charismatic, authoritarian populist who would make a shit president, the answer is not trying to find someone like him as your own candidate.

    Clinton wasn't exactly the perfect candidate either, but let's not forget she won the popular vote, and without Russian meddling would have won the actual election as well, more than likely.

    If one party targets the voters with fraudulent facebook ads, the solution isn't buying more fraudulent facebook ads youself, it's preventing facebook from posting that shit.

    Currently it looks like democracy in the US has gone down the shitter, and it'll take them years and years of bipartisan effort to fix it. That is, once they even decide to try, which isn't anytime soon.
  • Graxlar_v3 12 Feb 2020 08:17:41 10,225 posts
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    its-H1ggyLTD wrote:
    What D chess is Warren playing?
    ... Come on Higgy!, I appreciate you feel antagonized but, that is just not a very clever post.
  • Rodney 12 Feb 2020 08:23:38 4,470 posts
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    It'll be difficult to get bipartisan support when Facebook propoganda seems to skew so heavily in favour of Republicans.

    I think the Dems need a strong character/personality to take on Trump, and it's only Yang and Bernie who come across as half way human. The rest come across so fake, with their obviously focus tested answers and constant pandering to different groups.

    Yang got 1% of the vote in NH and Bernie is too tarnished with the socialist label to win (even though individually his policies have a lot of support). Sadly, I think Trump is going to smash them unless there is an economic downturn.
  • monkman76 12 Feb 2020 08:31:58 16,172 posts
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    its-H1ggyLTD wrote:
    What D chess is Warren playing?
    Double D amirite lads
  • Your-Mother 12 Feb 2020 20:12:30 4,487 posts
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    Rule of law now seems to be officially dead, if Trump can get the DoJ to overrule its own prosecutors. It would have been less damaging to the system to just have pardoned Stone.
  • Graxlar_v3 12 Feb 2020 20:13:16 10,225 posts
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    Your-Mother wrote:
    Rule of law now seems to be officially dead, if Trump can get the DoJ to overrule its own prosecutors. It would have been less damaging to the system to just have pardoned Stone.
    Thatís coming donít worry, but gotta do as much damage as posisble
  • JamboWayOh 12 Feb 2020 20:30:58 20,053 posts
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    I laughed when they said the US was close to becoming a Banana Republic.
  • Khanivor 12 Feb 2020 21:01:23 44,479 posts
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    Your-Mother wrote:
    Rule of law now seems to be officially dead, if Trump can get the DoJ to overrule its own prosecutors. It would have been less damaging to the system to just have pardoned Stone.
    Trump learned his lesson!

    By tweeting out another impeachable offense.
  • reddevil93 12 Feb 2020 21:14:53 15,535 posts
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    Barr to appear before House Intelligence committee but not until the end of next month. Trump could well have half the institutions in the country gutted by then.
  • Graxlar_v3 12 Feb 2020 21:32:31 10,225 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Your-Mother wrote:
    Rule of law now seems to be officially dead, if Trump can get the DoJ to overrule its own prosecutors. It would have been less damaging to the system to just have pardoned Stone.
    Trump learned his lesson!

    By tweeting out another impeachable offense.
    Pretty sure he learnt he can do whatever he fucking wants and is acting like it
  • Khanivor 13 Feb 2020 05:17:22 44,479 posts
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    Thatís precisely what I meant.
  • Jono62 13 Feb 2020 08:10:51 25,378 posts
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    Andrew Yang is out.
  • Graxlar_v3 13 Feb 2020 09:22:20 10,225 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    Andrew Yang is out.
    Was he ever really in?
  • Mola_Ram 13 Feb 2020 09:31:48 24,020 posts
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    He was popular with tech bros, and the channer crowd liked him too. Maybe ironically, maybe seriously in the "just want to watch the world burn" kind of sense, it's always hard to tell with those guys.

    He had one idea and ran on that one idea. Whether or not UBIs are a *good* idea is debatable, but that was his thing. Seemed like he was in it more for self-promotion than actually expecting to win, though.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 13 Feb 2020 10:34:00 9,028 posts
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    @Mola_Ram He was campaigning on something important, but as I said a few pages back, he was campaigning on it a couple of electoral cycles too early. This stuff's going to be major, but outside of a couple of fields, it won't be feeling "real" to most people yet.
  • PazJohnMitch 13 Feb 2020 12:12:54 16,007 posts
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    UBI seems far, far too left for America. It is too left for the UK let alone the US.
  • Khanivor 13 Feb 2020 12:57:28 44,479 posts
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    PazJohnMitch wrote:
    UBI seems far, far too left for America. It is too left for the UK let alone the US.
    Polls suggest itís actually supported by a majority of Americans, or close to it.

    This country is far FAR more progressive then itís political landscape suggests. The GOP has gerrymandered the fuck our of so many districts and states that they are grossly over represented in the House. The nature of the Senate also means that the right has in insanely disproportionate amount of influence there. The couple million people in Wyoming and North Dakota have as much sway there as the 50 million people in Cali and NY. Itís crazy.

    If there was a more Representative system at play then this country would have universal healthcare, guns would be rarities and Democrats would have controlled Congress for the last two decades.
  • disusedgenius 13 Feb 2020 13:33:10 10,546 posts
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    PazJohnMitch wrote:
    UBI seems far, far too left for America. It is too left for the UK let alone the US.
    Alaska essentially has it already, just not in the amounts proposed by most UBI systems.
  • TechnoHippy 14 Feb 2020 08:27:38 17,516 posts
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    Looks like Barr might be looking for a new job soon - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51498490
  • Rodney 19 Feb 2020 22:09:21 4,470 posts
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    Assange is claim Trump offered him a pardon in exchange for covering up Russian involvement in the DNC hacks.

    Fairly clear abuse of power, offering a pardon for political benefit.

    For any other president this would mean impeachment, but I suppose the Dems don't have many options now. If they impeach him again he'll inevitably be acquitted and it will just look like they are flinging shit to see what sticks.

    I'm eally struggling to see what would stop Trump from openly assassinating opppnents and ignoring the election now. I honestly don't think the Republicans would do anything if he did.

    Edited by Rodney at 22:10:39 19-02-2020
  • Rodney 19 Feb 2020 22:12:56 4,470 posts
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    Also doesn't this mean Trump knew his Ukraine conspiracies were bullshit
  • JamboWayOh 19 Feb 2020 22:30:51 20,053 posts
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    Doesn't matter, anything against him is a lie or he's president so he's allowed to do it or the public don't care or all three.
  • Rodney 19 Feb 2020 22:51:45 4,470 posts
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    It's not illegal when it's in the public interest
  • Rodney 19 Feb 2020 22:59:44 4,470 posts
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  • Mola_Ram 20 Feb 2020 02:14:52 24,020 posts
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    If anything it's this "everything is fucked" apathy and cynicism that's going to guarantee his re-election. Republicans never seem to have problems getting people to turn up to vote, but it's always a giant struggle for the Dems and their armies of purists.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 07:41:12 20-02-2020
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