annatar1914 wrote:Exactly. When I made the comment about Trump's Liberalism in the Socio-Cultural sense that by no means voids his Nationalism/Populism. He's not going to ''Conserve'' anything worthwhile, and Conservatives would do well to reflect on that. As much as I completely enjoy seeing Liberals lose their minds over this man, I reflect that over time and once he wins a second term ''Conservatives'' are likely to be losing their minds over him as well.
Agreed. That's why I say supporting Trump isn't so much about who he is, but about who he is not.
annatar1914 wrote:So to be clear; Trump will win. But then we're going to have to take stock of the direction everything is going after that.
Yeah, I think who succeeds him in the Republican party will be interesting. Mike Pence is conservative, but establishmentarian and he has the personality of a wall flower. I also think that in the space of this "cultural revolution" that nobody asked for, Republicans who are not culture warriors seem rather weak. It's as if they only think about taxes, spending, military budget and that's about it--maybe abortion too. Yet, they don't seem to have any appetite for a cultural fight, and Trump is rather good at sparring with his opponents.
Drlee wrote:No doubt in my mind that what Trump has told the IRS he earned is something different from what he told banks.
That's a common practice though. Corporations often have two sets of books for taxes and for GAAP.
XogGyux wrote:Do you think it is a coincidence that all of the sudden, right now, William Bar is trying to replace the heads of the justice departments that are investigating some of these cases and could investigate others? Coincidence? I don't think so.
I think he's just trying to stop all the free-wheeling political antics of leftist career prosecutors and get them focused back on their jobs.
XogGyux wrote:Obama this, Obama that, Obama blah blah blah. All you guys do is try to drop distractions..
The point isn't to create a moral equivalency. The point is that campaign finance violations happen all the time, and they rarely involve jail time or getting a politician thrown out of office--which seems to me like your ultimate objective. So I don't think looking for a campaign finance violation is really going to amount to very much.
XogGyux wrote:There are people in jail right now for cases that Trump has been mentioned as a co-conspirator and he escaped the same fate as his co-conspirators because he is the president.
If you're talking about Cohen, he plead guilty on a campaign violation that isn't even a crime. The point of that part of the prosecution was to create some media stories around it. If that was all they had on Cohen, he would have walked. However, he lied on his bank applications and hid money from the IRS. That's why he got jail time. Stormy Daniels' defamation suit was dismissed, and she was ordered to pay $290k in attorney's fees. Michael Avenatti is going to prison.
XogGyux wrote:Just the fact that 3 whole "conservative" judges including 2 that he put on the bench basically slapped the fuck out of his arguments is enough to put him in the notice and certainly he is not happy about it.
The entire thing is a delay tactic so the Democrats don't get to use his tax returns for political purposes. If they contained criminal information, the IRS would have already referred them to the DoJ or state authorities. So far, we've seen nothing like this occur.
Unthinking Majority wrote:Everyone's been trying to take down the guy for 4 years.
A lot of the people who do have had their lives ruined or their reputations destroyed in the process.
Wellsy wrote:Regardless, one would still be a fool for equating the stock market with the economy and thus use it as a proxy of the economies health and direction.
Stock markets are usually forward looking. So they see a brighter future than the news media. Generally, a lot of the economy is fine. A lot of the entertainment industry is hurting around live performances and movies theater releases, professional sports, restaurants, hotels and airlines. It has hurt minorities too. Democrats have a new n-word: non-essential.
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