jimjam wrote:Things Obese Donald has put forth as okay behavior: mocking disabled, adultery, sleeping with porn stars, calling people names, sexualizing your daughter, hitting on married women, lying about finances, trying to cheat your siblings, bragging, weaponizing bankruptcy, bulling people, lawsuits until little guy goes broke, racism, sexism, and ageism.
Nobody fell for the "mocking the disabled" claim; adultery is not illegal following the Sexual Revolution (i.e., it's probably technically still illegal in some states, but hasn't been prosecuted since the beginning of the 1960s) and was thoroughly normalized by Bill Clinton--whose wife Trump was running against, in case you need reminding; sleeping with porn stars was a rather novel scenario, but is not illegal nor does it have anything to do with public policy, and seems quite normal in the age of gay marriage, transgender, etc.--it serves to remind us that Trump is like a lot of red-blooded American males; calling people names is something all politicians do, Trump just does it better than anyone else; bullying people has been standard practice in politics for a very long time--again, Trump is just better at it than others; lawsuits are the framework of the American judicial system, and made popular by Democrats in the 1960s with people like Melvin Belli, but was actually part of the move away from caveat emptor toward caveat venditor that started with FDR's administration. The great surge in the numbers of lawyers in the US is simply consistent with Trump's generation. I'd like to see tort reform, but generally only business-minded Republicans are interested in that fare.
jimjam wrote:The latest? Foreign governments interfering in American elections is no different from having tea with the Queen of England.
You aren't surprised by this. Why do you think I should be? We just went through two years of investigations bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, where they actually bought information from foreign sources to smear Trump and subject him to phony investigations. Trump is running rings around you guys right now, and you aren't even able to see it. His supporters do see it. This is why someone like Rush Limbaugh is so politically relevant in the United States:
Trump Sets Up Democrats and Media (But They Don’t Know It Yet)
Rush Limbaugh wrote:So here’s Trump with Stephanopoulos, “Yeah, if the bad guys call, sure, I’d think about taking it.” Meanwhile, they took it! Not only did they take it, they solicited it! And they paid for it! They went out there, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the DNC, they paid Christopher Steele, they paid Fusion GPS, they paid $6 million for this, for opposition research.
It was dirt. It was lies. It was made up from foreign agents in different countries. From the U.K., from the Soviet — well, Russia, and then Ukraine and who knows wherever else that Steele went trying to concoct information.
And the Mueller report makes it plain as day that there were numerous attempts to infiltrate and to pass the information along, and the Trump campaign didn’t take it. So here’s Trump with Stephanopoulos — why? Would somebody explain to me why, a two-day, no-holds-barred, even put him in the limo driving Stephanopoulos around.
Look, when Good Morning America calls you, it isn’t ABC calling you, it’s the Hillary Clinton war room calling you. When George Stephanopoulos calls and wants to come by and do an interview, you may as well understand that it’s the Hillary Clinton operation calling you, that it’s the Clinton operation, not just Hillary, but Bill and everybody involved in that, Donna Brazile, who’s now working over at Fox.
And it is effectively the Democrat National Committee calling and wanting access and Trump granted it.
Even Rush is doing the same thing I'm doing--reminding you of what he said years ago.
Rush Limbaugh wrote:You would no more accept invitation to be interviewed by Hillary Clinton’s campaign consultant, so why would you accept an invitation to be interviewed by Hillary’s campaign consultant disguised as an anchor on Good Morning America?
But it’s fascinating to watch this ’cause it – (interruption) Why do I call it a setup? Well, the reason I call it a setup is because the Democrats have actually done it! Trump is forcing these people to go on the record steadfast opposition to this while Barr and Durham are conducting an operation to find out what kind of illegal activity there was between the investigators and Russia and other foreign actors in order to sabotage the Trump campaign and then the Trump presidency.
So Trump is forcing all these people to go public here with their outrage over just thinking about doing it, saying it’s illegal, it’s unpresidential, it’s un-American, and the day is gonna come where everybody’s gonna know that the Democrats did it, that Hillary Clinton did it. And it’s gonna be very difficult for these clowns have been conniption fits today to walk it all back, once Barr and Durham make their findings clear.
That’s why I think part of this is a set — Trump is not stupid. (me: neither are we by the way) Don’t care what anybody thinks, he’s not stupid. And Stephanopoulos did not sandbag him. Stephanopoulos did not set him up, did not catch him in a moment of when his guard was down, or he was not prepared.
Another thing about Trump, he is brazenly honest. Which also flies in the face of the conventional wisdom that Trump is this lying pig, can’t tell the truth to save his life. The fact is the guy is over-the-top honest, almost a stream of consciousness honesty that he has.
So the Drive-Bys are treating this now as a tacit admission that Trump would have colluded, he would have if he’d been given the chance, and that’s almost as bad as colluding. Except for the fact that the august Mueller report says that Trump was given numerous opportunities to collude with the Russians, and he did not!
Contrast that with Hillary Clinton, who in fact did get dirt from foreign governments on Trump, even paid for it. And it was made up. It was manufactured. All lies, paid to foreign governments, foreign agents, you name it, the mother of all getting dirt on your political opponents.
In Nixon's farewell address, he said "Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself." Apparently, Donald Trump remembered. It's the establishment that is destroying itself, and they don't even see themselves doing it. They are making absolute fools of themselves acting shocked and surprised by what Trump said. I'm listening to Sean Hannity as we speak, and he's saying the same thing. It's astonishing how blinded the anti-Trump crowd is to how they appear to the country as they try to make political hay with this stuff. Trump is whipping the establishment's ass with this one, and they do not understand how he's doing it.
"...the capital gains tax should be at ... 39.6 percent instead of 20 percent,"
"We choose truth over facts!"
-- Joe Biden