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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    It will be 6.
    Yeah, if someone knocks off Drumpf in his re-election bid I am guessing he or she will be an libertarian... Dems suck these days:

    More Americans than ever find Democrats out of the mainstream

    Let’s get right to the good stuff: In a new poll conducted by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, just 33 percent of those surveyed think the Democratic Party is “in the mainstream.” More than half (56 percent) consider them out of step.


    Just two years ago in 2016, those numbers were far different: 48 percent mainstream, 42 percent out. That means the “mainstream” number has plunged 12.5 percent, a huge drop in just two years.
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    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2...eam-americans/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yeah, if someone knocks off Drumpf in his re-election bid I am guessing he or she will be an libertarian... Dems suck these days:
    Will that be after Trump's fourth or fifth term?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Will that be after Trump's fourth or fifth term?
    I am guessing after Pence’s second or Ivanka’s first given I have no faith in the Dems getting their crap together.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I am guessing after Pence’s second or Ivanka’s first given I have no faith in the Dems getting their crap together.


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    By the time it gets to Ivanka there technically won't be such a thing as a term anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yeah, if someone knocks off Drumpf in his re-election bid I am guessing he or she will be an libertarian... Dems suck these days:


    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2...eam-americans/
    They still get more vote in Presidential elections.
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    I’ve disliked Trump since the ‘80s when the lifestyle he described in The Art of the Deal in many self-promoting interviews even then seemed amoral and disgusting. Thus, it’s enjoyable watching Trump running into issues because his approach to business and life lost him the support of top, reputable lenders and financers, and access to the best legal talent (most Wall Street firms have declined representation). Instead, he’s had to get financing from questionable sources and his closest legal adviser in recent years is a jamoke from the lowest rated law school in the country. And after both Trump and Giuliani had praised Cohen’s skill and integrity, it’s amusing that they’ve now discovered the guy is a “pathological liar” with “no integrity.” They must be shocked, SHOCKED!

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    Our socialist president

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.a0c4a602a71f

    "A more apt connection of current events to actual socialism was made by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican, when President Trump decided to validate the conservative axiom that government often is the disease for which it pretends to be the cure. When the president decided to give farmers a $12 billion bandage for the wound he inflicted on them with his splendid little (so far) trade war, and when other injured interests joined the clamor for comparable compensations, Johnson said, “This is becoming more and more like a Soviet type of economy here: Commissars deciding who’s going to be granted waivers, commissars in the administration figuring out how they’re going to sprinkle around benefits.”

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    Imagine being a politician and OK'ing this video for the public:


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    OMG, Drumpf is attacking the hands that feed the GOP'ers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    OMG, Drumpf is attacking the hands that feed the GOP'ers!

    uh oh, a couple of rich guys who lean libertarian don't like Trump anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    OMG, Drumpf is attacking the hands that feed the GOP'ers!

    PAC is right... Drumpf is no GOP'er. Someone let George Will he can come back to the Grand Ole Party.

    Traitors gonna trait! Shake it off Koch brothers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Imagine being a politician and OK'ing this video for the public:

    Historically bad.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    This is going to seem like a throw cold water onto Trump's great economy piece, but it makes solid arguments. I think it would be a much better outlook without his dumb trade policy.

    Under the president, the Republicans have gone on a deregulatory spree and passed a massive tax cut. And while his party isn't exactly thrilled with it, there's also Trump's burgeoning trade war.

    But has any of this translated into real, fundamental differences in the economy's performance?

    It's difficult to see any evidence. Job growth remains modest but steady. Nominal wage growth is there, but it's mediocre. And this has literally been the story for years and years, well before the arrival of Trump or the current Congress.

    Paradoxically, the recovery from the Great Recession has been one of the most anemic-yet-dogged in American history.

    This is especially noteworthy when it comes to the Republicans' tax cut. Their theory was that by making investments more profitable, the tax law would encourage more investment and thus boost growth. This never made much sense: Investment in the U.S. economy has been crumbling for decades even as corporate profits soared to new heights. Sure enough, post-tax cut, the glut of shareholder payouts has continued, but there's no sign of a pickup in investment. In fact, the same Friday report that showed high economic growth also revealed the slowest growth for equipment investments since late 2016. Whatever boosted GDP in the second quarter, it wasn't that.

    A more likely culprit is in fact Trump's trade war. But not in the way the president would want.

    America's trading partners, particularly China, are gearing up to retaliate against Trump with tariffs of their own. Like shoppers stripping grocery shelves bare in anticipation of a hurricane, it looks like foreign buyers cranked up their purchases of American exports in the second quarter to get them in before the crackdown arrived. For instance, U.S. soybean exports — which are now getting hit hard by the trade war — were up over 50 percent. All told, the sudden surge in American exports accounted for half of the 4.1 percent GDP growth rate.

    Analysts at Morgan Stanley said it was "likely a reflection of stockpiling ahead of the implementation of trade tariffs, and so they are likely to subtract from growth in the following quarters." In other words, Trump's policies didn't drive that growth so much as inspire a foreign freakout that injected more demand into our economy from abroad. And because it happened in anticipation of a trade war that's now here, the temporary boom will almost certainly be followed by a bust.

    The jump in U.S. exports will likely fall back next quarter. And the business side of the tax cut package will likely continue to deliver not much of anything. Trump could also make things worse if he escalates his trade war.

    Finally, Trump's Federal Reserve has been another study in continuity, rather than rupture, with the Obama years. But if Fed officials get spooked — including by the president himself — they could hike interest rates faster and put the squeeze on growth.

    Trump and his people may be enjoying the economy's breakneck growth right now. But pretty soon, it will hit the skids.

    http://theweek.com/articles/787336/w...p-economy-bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    OMG, Drumpf is attacking the hands that feed the GOP'ers!







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    I guess a Nobel Prize in economics, like a Nobel Prize for peace, doesn't mean much these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I guess a Nobel Prize in economics, like a Nobel Prize for peace, doesn't mean much these days...

    whataboutkrugman now?

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    How crazy is Trump going to get in the next Congress if the Republicans lose the majority? Epic.

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    Trump's stupid trade war:

    "The president's views on trade are not merely discredited protectionism. Though he does speak of tariffs as a way to give domestic producers a leg up, Trump's primary motive for playing the trade antagonist lies elsewhere. He does not seem to fathom how trade is mutually beneficial. He insists that in any cross-border exchange of money for goods or services, the purchaser somehow loses.

    In Trump's economy, if you sell an American product to a foreigner overseas and get their money, you win. If they sell a foreign product to you and take your dollars in exchange, they win. (Perhaps he is so used to the con a fair trade has become inconceivable)."

    In recent years, Trump claimed in a July speech at a steel factory in Illinois, "our trade deficit ballooned to $817 billion. Think of that! We lost $817 billion a year over the last number of years in trade. In other words, if we didn't trade, we'd save a hell of a lot of money." The total trade deficit has actually never topped $800 billion, and it came closest in the George W. Bush years. But more significant than Trump's expectedly fuzzy math is his strange claim that stopping trade would save America money.


    http://theweek.com/articles/787837/t...upid-trade-war

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Trump's stupid trade war:

    "The president's views on trade are not merely discredited protectionism. Though he does speak of tariffs as a way to give domestic producers a leg up, Trump's primary motive for playing the trade antagonist lies elsewhere. He does not seem to fathom how trade is mutually beneficial. He insists that in any cross-border exchange of money for goods or services, the purchaser somehow loses.

    In Trump's economy, if you sell an American product to a foreigner overseas and get their money, you win. If they sell a foreign product to you and take your dollars in exchange, they win. (Perhaps he is so used to the con a fair trade has become inconceivable)."

    In recent years, Trump claimed in a July speech at a steel factory in Illinois, "our trade deficit ballooned to $817 billion. Think of that! We lost $817 billion a year over the last number of years in trade. In other words, if we didn't trade, we'd save a hell of a lot of money." The total trade deficit has actually never topped $800 billion, and it came closest in the George W. Bush years. But more significant than Trump's expectedly fuzzy math is his strange claim that stopping trade would save America money.


    http://theweek.com/articles/787837/t...upid-trade-war
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    If the stakes weren't so high, this would be funny.
    It certainly provides support for Trump's professor who wrote that during his 30 years at Wharton, Trump was without question “the dumbest goddam student I ever had.” As I recall, the professor also said that the Donald came in acting like he already knew everything. Nothing has changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I guess a Nobel Prize in economics, like a Nobel Prize for peace, doesn't mean much these days...

    He's talking about sustainable growth. But you already knew that.
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    "It’s not just the president’s longtime lawyer who’s stuck cleaning up his messes anymore."

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...-cohen/566546/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    How crazy is Trump going to get in the next Congress if the Republicans lose the majority? Epic.
    The Russians will do their best to not let that happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    The Russians will do their best to not let that happen.
    Are you sure that's what the bogeyman Russians really want? You're asserting here that the democrats in Congress are the anti-Russian stalwarts?I suppose they might have learned their lesson by now.

    And even if you are correct, wouldn't Putin relish the idea of a House controlled by the likes of that Brooklyn baby Rep. fighting Trump on EV-A-REE-THING?
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Are you sure that's what the bogeyman Russians really want? You're asserting here that the democrats in Congress are the anti-Russian stalwarts?I suppose they might have learned their lesson by now.

    And even if you are correct, wouldn't Putin relish the idea of a House controlled by the likes of that Brooklyn baby Rep. fighting Trump on EV-A-REE-THING?
    Pretty sure they don't want a Congress fighting Trump on most things.
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    Enraged woman 'rams into car' sporting Trump bumper sticker

    Chloe Wright, 25, charged following alleged hit-and-run in Massachusetts

    A woman has been charged after intentionally ramming into a car that was sporting a Trump bumper sticker, police say.


    Chloe Wright, 25, was arrested following the alleged hit-and-run in Hyannis, Massachusetts on 30 June, according to the Cape Cod Times.


    A driver told police that a woman was repeatedly honking her car horn as he waited at a red light. By the time he stopped at another traffic light, she had begun shouting at him, the newspaper reported.

    The man got out, fearing he had a problem with his car, but instead, heard the woman shouting about his bumper sticker.


    “I could hear her screaming out the car, so I’m like: ‘Man, maybe there’s something wrong with my car,’” the victim, whose name was not revealed, told CBS Boston. “So I get out and then all of a sudden I hear: ‘You’re racist' and a bunch of cuss words.”


    The first thing she said to me when I came out of the car was: ‘Did you vote for Trump?’ I was just like: ‘Yeah, what of it?’ and that’s pretty much what triggered it.”
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8474081.html

    Important safety tip for Drumpf fanboys... don't tell dems you voted for him or they will most likely get all crazy on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Are you sure that's what the bogeyman Russians really want? You're asserting here that the democrats in Congress are the anti-Russian stalwarts?I suppose they might have learned their lesson by now.

    And even if you are correct, wouldn't Putin relish the idea of a House controlled by the likes of that Brooklyn baby Rep. fighting Trump on EV-A-REE-THING?
    No, because he GOP has thus far been unwilling to challenge Trump’s reorienting US foreign policy toward Russia. You can keep making fun of the whole Russia bogeyman thing, but it’s the nothingburger crowd who has been wrong and constantly moved the goalposts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    No, because he GOP has thus far been unwilling to challenge Trump’s reorienting US foreign policy toward Russia. You can keep making fun of the whole Russia bogeyman thing, but it’s the nothingburger crowd who has been wrong and constantly moved the goalposts.
    Yeah...

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    Drumpf needs to launch some tomahawks armed with nukes into Russia for just thinking about interfering with our elections come November!
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