Presvias wrote:Accepted by who? The election was a democratic farce. He needs every vote and scrap of support he can get from anyone anywhere in the world...even from masses of bots..
He fought for every scrap of support and got it. He made a last minute trip to Michigan after a phone call from his ground team there. Hillary Clinton was busy measuring the drapes at the White House. His support is even broader now.
Presvias wrote:It is a very high bar; but the future could yield a majority of repubs in both houses, espesh if putin gets his way
The Republicans do not want it. It was the Republicans who passed presidential term limits. It's two Democrats you mentioned who want to remove it, and the only US president in US history to run more than twice was FDR--a Democrat.
Presvias wrote:He's both. He loves to spread fear of mexicans, antifa, etc..
Well, you have sort of a point with illegal immigrants--not Mexicans generally. Trump is only stoking--or reminding people--that the establishment wants the very problems the public is facing to drive their wages down. Did you see his rally in New Mexico? Did you see his rally with Narendra Modi? Democrats are shitting their pants. He's got Mexican-Americans cheering for him at his rallies. He's got Indian/Hindu Americans cheering him on. Democrats are freaking out.
Presvias wrote:Lol. Grassroots campaigns? Since when did Russian help and millionaire, billionaire donors and the requisite spending to recruit these 'grassroots' campaigners = a 'grassroots' campaign?
Who are you talking about? Trump wasn't funded by Russians or other millionaires or billionaires. He used his own money. When Obama ran, his early support was from donations under $200 from individuals. Nobody had that kind of support in 2016 on either side of the political spectrum. The closest to it was Ted Cruz.
Presvias wrote:No they're not 'fantastically popular' as borne out by his recent liz warren sulking episode.
You'll need to explain that one better.
Presvias wrote:That's mostly a quite relativistic, and biased opinion, which you are entitled to. I couldn't agree of course.
I have a biased opinion, and I've never claimed otherwise. I do not think it is "relativistic." I'm laying out Trump's strategy for you. For example, if the PC crowd wants to criticize people as "xenophobic," Donald Trump will make a comment that a majority of American voters agree with involving people from other countries. The media will criticize him for xenophobia, but ultimately be highlighting a position the majority agrees with. That's how he gets free press. He's currently forcing the establishment to cover Biden's corruption by trying to get the Democrats to impeach him.
Presvias wrote:Apart from the opinionated bits, you are right about Trump causing drama where the other repubs like to go along with everything.
Yes. What people came to hate about George W. Bush is that he just took it on the chin. His father did too, which is part of why he lost in 1992. Bush I even apologized for waging a scorched Earth campaign against Dukakis with the Willie Horton ads. Kennedy patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy used to say, "You show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." Bob Dole was kind of a sacrificial candidate in 1996. However, McCain and Romney could have won, but they drank the PC Kool-aid and refused to fight.
Presvias wrote:Er, don't criticise him? C'mon that's just plain daft. Everyone's entitled to critique anyone.
That phrase needed "instead" or some other modifier. Of course, you should criticize politicians including Trump.
Presvias wrote:What has he actually 'achieved' IYO? I want to hear everything..
Tax reform was a major piece of legislation that also had some significant political twists that his detractors didn't count on:
1.) Lowered the marginal rate for everyone.
2.) Limited SALT deductions, forcing the rich and upper middle classes in blue states to pay more for profligate Democrat-run states.
3.) Lowered the corporate tax rate, incentivizing repatriation of profits back to the United States; and,
4.) Making US companies more competitive on a tax basis; and,
5.) Making US banks stronger as they benefit from the deposits; and,
6.) Making the stock market stronger as a result of corporate buybacks; and,
7.) Making wages increase as a result of stronger balance sheets.
8.) Eliminating the tax penalty of ObamaCare, forcing the SCOTUS to review it's own shitty John Roberts authored ruling.
Trump is fighting on trade. He's already renegotiated trade deals with South Korea, Canada and Mexico. This has exposed Nancy Pelosi as clearly being in the pocket of Wall Street and fucking over labor unions. He's also put tariffs on China. Trump labelled China a currency manipulator, which is something many US presidents have threatened to do, but haven't done it. Trump's latest "Ukrainegate" scheme is also revealing why this is the case, as he forces Democrats and the media to cover Joe Biden using Air Force II and taking his son along as a bag man for the Biden family collecting $1B dollars for his son's investment firm from Chinese-government affiliated entities--an investment business in which Hunter Biden had no prior qualifications or experience after getting kicked out of the military for cocaine addiction. So Trump is exposing how the establishment lines its pockets while selling out the United States. Trump has also gone after Huawei, particularly as firms want to roll out 5G--but Trump is making sure 5G rollout doesn't expose the US or its allies by allowing Huawei to build surveillance backdoors into the US or Western Europe--something fuckwit losers like Biden would probably let them do if China gave their cocaine-addled kids billions to play with.
Trump even got Germany to drop its tariff on US cars. The dude is frankly a machine on this kind of thing.
Federal Courts? Trump has appointed over 150 district and appellate court judges and 2 SCOTUS judges. He does not back down from phony scandals like the manufactured scandal against Kavanaugh. If he wins, he will most likely replace RBG who will probably die soon enough, and probably Clarence Thomas who will retire if a Republican wins.
Trump has dramatically slimmed down business regulatory burdens. See Trump's Regulatory Reform Agenda by the Numbers (Summer 2019 Update)
, with even some criticism that he's not doing enough. President Trump Should Rediscover Regulatory Reform
Presvias wrote:The Dems' failures do not detract from Trump's own failures. I do not like the Dems particularly.
I suggest you try to evaluate Trump on his own merits, as opposed to comparing him to everyone else.
I think exposing the deep state apparatus is a net plus. My support for Trump isn't a constructive matter. I think the deep state needs to be destroyed. There is too much of a culture of deception, dishonesty, obscurity, etc. In high tech, we call it "security through obscurity." Trump is blowing that up, and I think it's a wonderful thing.
Presvias wrote:The fact that he has to engage in hype & FUD just to distract people long enough to fulfil his ideas, is proof enough of his character & inability to do things properly.
That's a criticism of how he gets things done, not on whether he gets things done.
Presvias wrote:He'll selectively release docs to get others in trouble.
It could come on top for him at any time.
Btw, he's hanging on for as long as he can; he's getting prosecuted like Bibi as soon as he's outta office..
We shall see. Hillary Clinton and James Comey have clearly committed crimes and they decline to prosecute them, where they prosecute rank-and-file Americans for far less. I'll believe it when I see it. So far, nobody has been able to identify a statute or an implementing regulation Trump has violated, which is kind of important since being informed of the nature and cause of the charges is an essential aspect of due process.
Presvias wrote:This is really just your opinion with no proof to support your claims tbh.
The burden of proof is on the prosecution, and the defense is presumed innocent in US law. So it's not simply a matter of opinion. If you think Trump broke a law, cite the section of the United States Code you think he violated.
Presvias wrote:Dems this, dems that.
What about Trump?
What about him? What law do you think he violated?
Presvias wrote:Trump has tried..and failed at plenty of shit like Obamacare repeal as you acknowledged yourself.
Obamacare repeal in my opinion is Trump's biggest failure, and it results from the same neoconservative/neoliberal cabal he's fighting. John McCain single-handedly saved ObamaCare. He was hated by rank-and-file Republicans for things like that. Romney is taking on that mantle now, and Romney will never be president for the same reason. Yet, quite a few House Republicans voted against ObamaCare numerous times, and when they finally had the power, they voted to save it. They lied. I personally want to see them all defeated politically--and many of them have been defeated already. Personally, I've never liked Trump's vision for healthcare anyway, since he's basically an old school Democrat to begin with.
Trump tried and failed at the wall numerous times, but kept fighting and now he's winning. He's got billions of dollars to play with now and the wall is going up.
Presvias wrote:I provided proof for most of my claims last time..this time it seems moot, seeing as you haven't reciprocated. Just saying.
Trump ran primarily on two things: addressing illegal immigration and addressing trade. He has made major strides in those two areas. The establishment fought him the whole way. He's also made major strides on tax reform and on court appointments. So basically, there isn't a Republican that could run against him and win right now--most of them as we've more or less agreed are a bunch of spineless lily-livered losers.