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Posted: 16 April 2018 at 8:23am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

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Charles Valderrama
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Excellent insight into Trump's warped mind.

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I never get into the political discussion on here, but I'll say one thing...

At this stage in the game, there's nothing Trump can do or say that shocks me. He is who he is (and always has been) and that's that. It's the people willing to bend reality to the point that it snaps to support and defend him that still drops my jaw.

 


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Ronald, I'm not considering being shocked by Trump. My dread is that he will do something big and stupid... say, attack Russia or North Korea directly. As you noted, I put nothing past him. Or to quote the Underminer, ",,,Nothing is beneath me!"

He is a clown, a buffoon. If he were not president, he would make a fine mockery on a late night TV show, to be taunted, insulted, and shamed - all without his knowledge.

Too many people, I believe, who couldn't relate to a politician who used proper English. Not highest class speech... I think Mrs. Clinton tried to speak in a standard format. But Trump spoke in a manner to try to reach the lowest common denominator, and too many didn't realize that it's how he speaks... it's not him trying to adjust his method to reach that LCD.


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Ready for his second term?
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I am not usually one for hyperbole, but when Trump loses in 2020 (fingers crossed), I can imagine him implying, in his usual sneaky way, that voting was rigged. And for his supporters, a conspiracy theory like that would be enough to get them angry.

I'm not suggesting it'd lead to a civil war or anything, just that Trump would put the doubt in people's heads.
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The same people, in the same states, are going to vote for him in 2020. The DNC is going to have to find someone who walks on (rising) water to beat him.
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"Ready for his second term?"

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Right.

The scary part is he is not talking any different than before he was elected, and yet voted in he was.
So unless a multitude of Trump voters come to their senses (as seen in recent congressional races) or the citizens who felt they didn't need to vote come out, we may see Act II.
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I don't see yet any particular reason why Trump would be primed to lose re-election. 

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How long does it take to change an amendment? If he starts pushing now, maybe he can get a THIRD term.
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Since the presidency wreaks physical havoc on office-holders, I wonder how healthy Trump will be by 2020.
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The same people, in the same states, are going to vote for him in 2020. The DNC is going to have to find someone who walks on (rising) water to beat him.
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Trump won Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by a fraction of a percent and Florida by 1.2%, while losing the popular vote by a couple of percentage points.

Yes, Trump may get a fillip from actually being in the role, which has tended to benefit candidates in the past, but he was also aided in the last election by a distrust/dislike of Hillary Clinton that was evidently held by a significant number of voters. I'm not sure it's going to be that hard to find a candidate who is more popular than Hillary.
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Michael Penn wrote: "Since the presidency wreaks physical havoc on office-holders, I wonder how healthy Trump will be by 2020."

The presidency, yes. Mar-a-Lago, not so much so. And since that is where he spends so much of his time, he's probably a good deal more rested than many others who've held the office.

He also seems largely untroubled by the notion of consequence or conscience, something that may have worn more heavily upon those with a capacity for it.


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How long does it take to change an amendment? If he starts pushing now, maybe he can get a THIRD term.

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Thanks JB, I'm gonna have nightmares about that.... gives me chills just reading it!

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Or to quote the Underminer, ",,,Nothing is beneath me!"

Man, that's perfect. 

 
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Interesting. Thanks for posting.
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A 2 term trump is bad for the world, God help us if a 2rd term becomes possible.As for the presidency wreaking havoc on his physical person, I don't think it will effect him the way it has other Presidents because he actually does not care about the country enough to be effected. The only thing that comes close to bothering him is personal attacks and they just fuel his narcissistic personality.
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In all seriousness, I'm having a hard time thinking he'll even finish his first term. 
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Robbie P.: "I can imagine him implying... that voting was rigged."

Are you kidding? He declared the voting was rigged in 2016, and he WON that election! "Three million illegal voters"... yeah, I WISH three million more had shown up. Maybe with some common sense...
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Pissing off snobby news casters, Hollywood actors, the
music industry, career politicians on the left and
right, has been a joy to watch.

Saw someone post this on that annoying 'save the day'
video in the comments area on youtube.

Trump beat

-avengers (they got all the avengers actors to speak
out)
-media
-Obama
-Democrats
-Republicans
-celebrities
-comedians
-authors
-Hillary
-famous YouTubers
-God
this man is unstoppable.
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Trump beat

Common sense
Decency 
Fact
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Trump beat God? 

Even Trump doesn't claim that and he has a loose grip on facts when it comes to his own achievements.
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 Michael Penn wrote:
I don't see yet any particular reason why Trump would be primed to lose re-election.

Full disclosure, this was followed by a link.  Maybe I'm an eternal optimist, but I can absolutely see a reason why Trump doesn't win a second term:  the investigations.  They started from the moment he took office, which is different from those that took place when Watergate occurred.  This man is going to be plagued every day of every month that he sits in the White House. 

It may not catch up to him today.

It may not catch up to him tomorrow.

It may not catch up to him in a year.

But it will catch up to him.

It took nearly three years for Watergate to catch up to Nixon.  Three years.  

People forget that.  They think Watergate. Nixon. Gone.  But it wasn't that fast at all.  It was a long, drawn-out process.  And we have to not only understand that, but be prepared for it.  Because that's what will happen. That's not only our justice system, it's the road blocks put in place to subvert justice.  It's just how the world works, sadly enough.  

But to the point about not seeing a reason why Trump won't win in 2020? You're not paying enough attention to the politics of the land separate and apart from national presidential elections.  When Dems win seats in states that have been Republican strongholds and when they challenge and win in states that would have otherwise never considered them?  Politics is won on the grassroots level not the presidential.  Change the states and you change the country.  

I'm far more optimistic now than I ever was in 2016.  
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 Thomas Woods wrote:

Pissing off snobby news casters, Hollywood actors, the 
music industry, career politicians on the left and 
right, has been a joy to watch.

So you put the nation at risk through too many horrible decisions to mention just because you love watching the shitshow?  Seriously?  Good on ya, Thomas.  Great American.  Glad you're loving the "reality show" that is Trump.  

Have fun, douchebag. 
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Trump is not Presidential in ay shape or form. 

If it makes someone happy that he pisses off the media and more experienced politicians, then you truly don't have a grasp of how destructive, racist and xenophobic this man is. His decisions are isolating America. The next POTUS will need 2 terms to re-build the USA.

Speaking as a Brit, I look back at George W. Bush. I may not have agreed with a number of things he did or how he dealt with them, but at least the man had America and its peoples best intentions at heart.

There is none of that with Trump. He's only concerned with image and ego. 


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