Drlee wrote:Trumps name-calling is childish but it appeals to people who are not very smart. It is, for them, the very apotheosis (look it up Hindsite) of political debate. They revel in it. It gives them sexual satisfaction. Putting people down makes them feel powerful. Dumb people frequently feel powerless. Mostly because they are.
Trump's name calling is novel for a high level politician, and many of his characterizations are funny. It's also notable that he usually only applies them to direct political adversaries or people who attack him or his family personally. Trump was able to defeat 16 Republicans this way. So whether it appeals to "people who are not very smart" or not, it was a brilliant move by Trump in the 2016 primaries, and in the 2016 general election. "Crooked Hillary" is burned into the American psyche as a result. So is the phrase "fake news."
Drlee wrote:No wall though. Mexico is not going to pay for it and neither is the US taxpayer.
We shall see. Maybe Trump will sell of some Bureau of Land Management lands to Weyerhauser or Georgia Pacific and raise the money that way.
Drlee wrote:Despite what a mere 25% of (mostly stupid) Americans think the wall is a very bad idea.
It's not really. It may prove to be ineffective, but it is nowhere near as bad an idea as nation building in Afghanistan or regime change in Syria. The wall is peanuts compared to what we spent on wars each month during the Bush and Obama years.
Suntzu wrote:I think that there are better ways than a wall such as a national I.D. card but one more illegal alien killing a cop and nobody will be able to beat Trump in 2020.
I think it is more of a matter of timing. The murder of Kate Steinle certainly inured to Trump's benefit.
One Degree wrote:Ah, you call people names in every post including this one.
Drlee doesn't think his putdowns are childish. He thinks they are accurate. I don't see why Trump can't use that defense. Rosie O'Donnell is a fat pig after all.
Drlee wrote:Now. You and Hindsite endlessly carp about wanting to stop immigration. Good. So here is another way to do it. 12% of Guatemala's GDP is remittances. 18% of Honduras and over 20% of El Salvador. Why won't our government simply not allow wiring money to these countries without a permit and only after a 10% tax? That will work. (Or do what I want and cut it off entirely. No wire over $25.00 and that only once a month.)
I'm totally down with that idea. I would say that you can have unlimited remittances if you are a US citizen or a lawfully resident alien (green card). Otherwise, remittances are subject to taxes.
Drlee wrote:Tell me again why we should not START with workplace enforcement.
It's not a bad place to start, but it will not do anything to impede cartels and gangs like MS-13.
Drlee wrote:Trumps name-calling is childish but it appeals to people who are not very smart. ... It gives them sexual satisfaction. Putting people down makes them feel powerful. Dumb people frequently feel powerless. Mostly because they are.
And I am going to pound this until you two thick-headed Trump drones admit it. ...
Come on pussies.
Maybe it's time for a little introspection.
"If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen!"
-- Donald J. Trump