jimjam wrote:Trump is overseeing/facilitating a massive transfer of wealth from the bottom 90% to the top 10% behind a subterfuge of macho hot air and nonsense about building walls.
This is the sort of statement I find absolutely mystifying. The Tea Party, which is why Trump is president, arose because a bi-partisan faction repealed Glass-Steagal and promoted loaning money to people who couldn't afford to repay--i.e., the Community Reinvestment Act and the subprime market; blew a massive real estate bubble which burst; and then, bailed out the very very rich at the expense of the working and middle classes. This occurred starting under Bill Clinton, swelled and burst under Bush and the rich bailed out unde Obama. In other words, this massive wealth transfer from the bottom 90% to the top 10% already occurred. It's a fait accompli
. Trump had nothing to do with it.
In effect, you are asking me to be afraid of something that has already happened.
Those of us who like Trump see beyond the Democrats and Republicans and the media games.
annatar1914 wrote:Bottom line is, back to Trump and ''Russiagate'', this whole slab of unedifying nonsense serves only to complete the transformation of America into something neither one of us really wants, I think. Best perhaps to just look after our own, the ride is going to get really bumpy.
Agreed, and I believe it has to. America has seen its enemy, and it's Washington.
annatar1914 wrote:The Democrats are going to be slaughtered during the Mid-Term elections.
That remains to be seen, but it isn't looking glorious for them right now.
jimjam wrote:The Trump Swamp is proving to be endless. Every day we get a new list of sex and greed to entertain us.
Well then in your case, Mueller's efforts have been a success. If there was a presumption that Trump did something illegal, that has fallen by the wayside. The real purpose of Mueller's investigation was always political and it is too obvious by half. The thing is, in spite of the Mueller investigation, Trump's popularity is increasing. After pushing transgender bathrooms and calling anyone who disagrees a bigot--states like California boycotting cities like Raleigh, NC--they can no longer make Trump playing with porn stars seem salacious. Even when we told you the Democrats had jumped the shark, nobody wanted to listen. This game has lost its luster.
One Degree wrote:Yes, the Democrats are so devoid of rational policy all they can do is dig up old sex allegations. How many times will it take before you see the pattern? What does this have to do with running a country?
That's the question I ask myself. What does this have to do with the price of my health insurance or my tax bills? Basically, nothing. What does it have to do with American foreign policy? Evidently, nothing as well. It was just cooked up by a bunch of fools in Washington who think they are a lot smarter than they really are.
"I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are the dead Indians, but I believe nine out of every 10 are. And I shouldn’t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth."
-- Teddy Roosevelt