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Old 21.11.2016, 02:06
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Actually, it could well have been Trump who got Pence those tickets. I've heard people on Twitter note that once Donald Trump started complaining about Hamilton (which to his credit, Pence never did), tweets about the Hamilton controversy drowned out tweets about the recent settlement over the Trump University lawsuit.

If that was it case, it's a brilliant move on Trump's part. However, I have the feeling that he really IS that thin-skinned since he complains on twitter EVERY time he's criticized by a comedian or celebrity. God help the White House if he insists on using @POTUS the same way he uses @realDonaldTrump.
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Old 21.11.2016, 03:04
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I can't credit whoever said this, but I think it may have been in the comments thread of a Washington Post article, and I'm not going to hunt it up to get his name or the exact wording---but this person had a valid point. The point was that when Hillary Clinton declared Trump supporters to be "deplorables", it was exactly the same thing as when Romney talked about the "47%" that would always vote Democratic. It's a BIG mistake simply to write off a big section of the electorate.

Maybe there's no way a Democratic candidate can ever win the state of Mississippi. That's no excuse for losing Ohio. Or Pennsylvania. Or for that matter, the birthplace of Bill Clinton, Arkansas. Democrats have lost the ability to speak to working class voters. If they believed that Democrats spoke to them or at least were FIGHTING for them, the Democrats would have won at least some of the midwestern states Hillary needed to win the Electoral College. I'm not saying racism DIDN'T play a part in the election---clearly it did---but writing off all of these Trump voters as racist is wrong.

Black or white, the Democrats are going to need candidates who can connect beyond the Starbucks bookstore circuit if they are going to successfully fight Trump in the 2016 as well as the 2020 elections.
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Old 21.11.2016, 08:50
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

And so it begins:

(forget Ivanka trying to flog her 10k$ bracelet)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...c35_story.html

International diplomats invited to stay in Trump's newly renovated hotel in Washington. The building is on lease from ... the US government.

Conflict of interest, anyone? No wonder he was so magnanimous in giving up his presidential salary. Small change ...

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Seems the White House and its private schooling options aren't quite up to scratch for Lady Melania.
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And so it begins:

(forget Ivanka trying to flog her 10k$ bracelet)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...c35_story.html

International diplomats invited to stay in Trump's newly renovated hotel in Washington. The building is on lease from ... the US government.

Conflict of interest, anyone? No wonder he was so magnanimous in giving up his presidential salary. Small change ...
Well at least all the lobbyists will be in the lobby.
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Old 21.11.2016, 10:00
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Seems the White House and its private schooling options aren't quite up to scratch for Lady Melania.
No, they'll need to do a complete refit before she moves in anyway. Not enough chandeliers/marble columns/gold plating.

"Liberace's coffin" ROFLMAO ...

(@marcusgilmer brilliant tweet)

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Old 21.11.2016, 10:14
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This is very true
Its hilarious what people consider as "true".
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Old 21.11.2016, 10:15
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Its hilarious what people consider as "true".
Indeed.
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Old 21.11.2016, 10:19
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But, sadly, the US is in a place where many Republican voters are tired of their candidates taking the high road. It sure didn't do GH and GW Bush any good.
I get the sense that the days of conservative acquiescence and cowering to liberal name calling is just about near its end. I think we'll be seeing more pushback. There will be more flipping over of liberal stones to reveal all kinds of creepy crawlies underneath.
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Old 21.11.2016, 10:40
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I am hoping Trump is only staying low-key temporarily, as he waits for the electoral votes to step into office in January. And then afterwards, I do hope he gets back to his old bombastic self and ruffle all kinds of feathers again, while actually accomplishing things. I really would like to see him rip up the political establishment, tear down sacred cows, and make absolute fools of the over-reactionary.

I think there is a fairly good chance Trump can accomplish more in his first 100 days than Obama has in his 8 years. He ought to move as if he only had a two year presidency.
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He does not have to stay in the closet. But if he attempts to enforce his religious beliefs on others by creating laws then the implication is that his beliefs are not founded on a strong basis and his beliefs are not shared by the (many?) people who he wants to control by law.

State and religion should be kept separate; once you start creating laws that are based on one sects religious beliefs then you risk creating additional divisions in society which can have unintended effects.
Agreed. And what's the "in God we trust" doing on the US money? (On money of all places) I don't remember having seen such a thing anywhere else ever .... or did I just overlook it?
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Agreed. And what's the "in God we trust" doing on the US money? (On money of all places) I don't remember having seen such a thing anywhere else ever .... or did I just overlook it?
You overlooked it. I knew it was on some British currency, but in Latin...

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On Obverse, D.G.REG.F.D is inscribed (Latin:ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSATRIX. English: Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith.). 146,363,501 coins minted in 1984.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coins_...pound_sterling

...and according to Wikipedia, it's also mentioned on Dutch currency. Didn't know that!
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Agreed. And what's the "in God we trust" doing on the US money? (On money of all places) I don't remember having seen such a thing anywhere else ever .... or did I just overlook it?
Better on the money than in the constitution. The Swiss one starts with "In the name of God the Almighty!" whereas the US doesn't mention God at all (except in the date).
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Better on the money than in the constitution. The Swiss one starts with "In the name of God the Almighty!" whereas the US doesn't mention God at all (except in the date).
hmmm, yeah ... isn't that first sentence in our constituion against our constitution then?

Then again "paper is patient" .... equal pay for men and woman is in there too (Art. 8, Abs. 3) ..... so lets just go back to living our lives.
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hmmm, yeah ... isn't that first sentence in our constituion against our constitution then?
I don't see the connection, one is on the state level the other on the individual. I do agree though that it's at odd to call on God by a country that in practice is mostly laicistic.

One has to concede though that this was among the most disputed parts when we were about to vote on the new Constitution.
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I am hoping Trump is only staying low-key temporarily, as he waits for the electoral votes to step into office in January.
The problem is that he isn't staying low key, even when he's making the most important decisions of his political career. He's currently embroiled in a Twitter battle with Alec Baldwin of all people.
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The problem is that he isn't staying low key, even when he's making the most important decisions of his political career. He's currently embroiled in a Twitter battle with Alec Baldwin of all people.
Trump wants to stop the SNL making fun of him, and Alec has been successful at impersonating Trump.
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Trump wants to stop the SNL making fun of him, and Alec has been successful at impersonating Trump.
Talk about a snowflake!
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There will be more flipping over of liberal stones to reveal all kinds of creepy crawlies underneath.
Plenty of disgusting Republican insects in the limelight right now, and they were only living on the fringes of the swamp.

Phos, sometimes I really think I don't like how your mind works.
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Plenty of disgusting Republican insects in the limelight right now, and they were only living on the fringes of the swamp.

Phos, sometimes I really think I don't like how your mind works.
I see great potential and encouraging things for the US with this change of direction. I see a bright future. You see darkness and disaster. Enjoy it.
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