Code Rood wrote:Seriously.. what has this guy done to make you, as a Republican, want to vote for him again?
I'm not a Republican (since 2006), but keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House is worth noting. Control of Supreme Court picks, cutting the corporate tax rate, tariffs on China, and just generally pissing off the mainstream media and the establishment makes me happy with his performance. I'm not saying we couldn't do better, but nobody running is better from my perspective. For Democrats, I give passes to Tulsi Gabbard and Steve Bullock. Most of the rest of them just seem utterly crazy to me.
Code Rood wrote:Simply because he's the lesser of two evils?
That's how a lot of elections go. I didn't even vote for president in 2008, because I could figure out which one was the lesser of two evils. That was the nadir of presidential politics, not Donald Trump.
Code Rood wrote:The guy talks about red flag laws, he has deported less immigrants than Barack Obama, the wall thing is a huge failure and so on.
He's using military funds on the wall now. So it will develop visibly during election season next year.
Code Rood wrote:If Trump didn't have that luck, he would be annihilated in 2020.
If the establishment weren't utterly corrupt, he would have been annihilated in 2016 early in the primaries. As it stands, the public kind of already sensed that the Republicans would betray the base on ObamaCare. Now it's crystal clear. So is all the Russiagate treachery.
Crantag wrote:That doesn't mean she'll beat Trump, but I do think Trump is very beatable. I don't think he's ever broken 50% approval, and has often been below 40%.
Bill Clinton never got close to a majority either. He won 42% in 1992--less than Hitler's Nazis. Clinton was beatable too, but George H.W. Bush broke his pledge on taxes, signed on to ADA, another big environmental bill, and then whined when the base wouldn't rally to him. Bush also had a completely non-independent, politically-motivated independent counsel drop a report just before the election too. Then, the Republicans--in their infinite wisdom--decided to nominate Bob Dull, I mean Dole. This is a guy who talked about himself in the third person. It was weird.
What Trump is doing to the deep state alone--although not nearly enough--is a great thing.
Crantag wrote:My prediction is that Warren will be the nominee for the Democrats, and that she'll also beat Trump.
Pocahontas? My prediction is minorities will sit it out and white voters will flock to Trump. Warren is shrill, like Hillary Clinton, and her proposals are stone cold crazy.
Code Rood wrote:And also, Trump did nothing when the House was still Republican. So the problem isn't just Democrats.
He passed his tax cuts. He also tried to repeal ObamaCare. Trump is far too liberal for me on healthcare, but the destruction he has rendered to the establishment Republicans is wonderful. So many, like Jeff Flake and Paul Ryan, have just quit. They can't take it anymore.
Code Rood wrote:That's probably because they're 100% sure that Trump is a complete neo-con now. Trump has proven that the America-first nonsense is all empty talk. So of course they like him.
The neocons want war with Iran. Trump has done things like have meetings involving national security, but excluded John Bolton. Trump also didn't retaliate against Iran for the drone shoot down. The neocons are apoplectic about tariffs for China as well.
Code Rood wrote:You really believe that? The moment Trump went full neocon, neocons (former Trotskyites) suddenly realized how insane the ''other side'' was?
The neocons are scared. The squad types are very anti-Jewish, which is generally anti-neocon too. So they are going to undermine the people agreeing with the squad. Trump is their best bet right now, which is why they are scared. It's desperate times for the globalists.
Code Rood wrote:But they just forgot about it when the House was still Republican and when Trump didn't go full neocon?
Think of how many Republicans voted for a full repeal of ObamaCare when it stood no chance of passage, and then wouldn't pass it when they had a slam dunk. Those Republicans who voted no--the very dead John McCain among them--were not telling voters the truth about where they really stood politically. Now, they are leaving office voluntarily in complete disillusionment.
"If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black."
-- Joe Biden to DJ Charlamagne tha God