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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Republicans in Congress aren't stupid. They didn't want Trump as a nominee but were able to ride the populist wave to a majority in both houses of Congress. Now they're going to keep a few cards in the hand so they can impeach him when he doesn't play by their rules. It's also why they're not making too much of a fuss over the ethics of continued his business dealings (yet).
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Good to see Trump divesting himself from business, one tweet this week
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Someone has almost certainly said this before on the thread...but...I still can't believe it

His environment guy thinks climate change is a conspiracy theory, his attorney general was originally denied judgeship on grounds of racism and his head of staff...

I've tried to get my head around it but the fact refuses to sink in. sigh

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Now that he's won, how do you think his presidency will be?

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Old 14.01.2017, 20:38
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Singer Jennifer Holliday on Saturday cancelled her appearance at Donald Trump’s inauguration

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Cher, Julianne Moore and Amy Schumer have said they will join the Women’s March on Washington, which is set to take place the day after the inauguration.
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A Congressman Tweeted A Photo Of A Model Of Trump’s Wall And Everyone Made "Zoolander" Jokes

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Old 14.01.2017, 22:26
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

In Gallup polling conducted two weeks before Inauguration Day, President-elect Donald Trump continues to garner historically low approval for his transition performance, with 51% of Americans disapproving of how he is handling the presidential transition and 44% approving.

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The last president before Trump to win the election despite losing the national popular vote was George W. Bush in 2000, his 61% approval rating in mid-January 2001 was nowhere near as low as Trump's is today.

Some people are forecasting that 200,000 will turn up for the Women's protest March
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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His environment guy thinks climate change is a conspiracy theory, his attorney general was originally denied judgeship on grounds of racism and his head of staff...
And fired the guy who will be in charge of security for the inauguration when it starts but won't be when it finishes.
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Cher, Julianne Moore and Amy Schumer have said they will join the Women’s March on Washington, which is set to take place the day after the inauguration.
Who cares?

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Who cares?

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If you don't care about millions of dead brown people, we wouldn't expect you to care about this.

At least you are consistent.
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Trump has achieved the unusual distinction of being the most unpopular and scandal ridden president elect in American history.

Never mind, I expect like Bulldog Drummond in those old radio series he will escape all his problems with one great leap
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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And fired the guy who will be in charge of security for the inauguration when it starts but won't be when it finishes.
This is from The Telegraph, which for some of our American members, is most definitely right of centre.

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Donald Trump has embarked on an unprecedented purge of government officials appointed by President Barack Obama in a bid to wipe the slate clean ahead of his inauguration.

Scores of presidential appointees, from ambassadors in far flung capitols to two nuclear security chiefs to the head of Washington's National Guard, will be leaving their posts on Friday at noon, having received unexpected orders to do so, just as Trump takes office as one of the most unpopular and scandal-ridden incoming presidents in history.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...-inauguration/
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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This is from The Telegraph, which for some of our American members, is most definitely right of centre.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...-inauguration/
And i read the Telegraph sometimes! But I read pretty much anything.

This reminds me though of this interchange between the charming Ms Conway and Anderson Cooper where she's emulating the 'no respect' schtick of Rodney Dangerfield. Rodney did it better, but she'll have time to practice and grow her skill unless Trump terminates her at some point.

I apologize in advance for posting from a non neutral source. Oh well

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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In Gallup polling conducted two weeks before Inauguration Day, President-elect Donald Trump continues to garner historically low approval for his transition performance, with 51% of Americans disapproving of how he is handling the presidential transition and 44% approving.

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The last president before Trump to win the election despite losing the national popular vote was George W. Bush in 2000, his 61% approval rating in mid-January 2001 was nowhere near as low as Trump's is today.

Some people are forecasting that 200,000 will turn up for the Women's protest March
44%! So many!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Its customary for appointed officials to tender their resignations with the inauguration of a new president. Hyping it my beyond that seems to work for the uninformed, but it just confirms illegitimacy in reporting news.

In time, people develop an instinct for and some immunity from fake news. Ironically, it helps Trump inadvertently.

Like Chicken Little, people really ought to save it for something with more substantial if they are earnest.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump has benefitted enormously from the media. So many mentions, fake or otherwise, at some point it matters very little and the line is constantly blurred.

Everytime he makes a fake news stink, the outlet rushes to defend, and he's just in the public eye again. News media are in a tough place - to stop picking the scab, or report the actions of PEOTUS /POTUS.

He is after all, a combination of train wreck and circus performer.


I'm trying to keep my eye on Congress, for while T is flapping his arms and tweeting, Congress has potential for real damage, e.g., the ACA.
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I'm trying to keep my eye on Congress, for while T is flapping his arms and tweeting, Congress has potential for real damage, e.g., the ACA.
This next session of Congress is already a lost case for the Democrats. Cabinet appointees, ACA and judicial appointments can all be made without Democrats.

I think the only two or three issues they have a good chance of splitting the Republicans are in regards to immigration, building the wall, and term limits.

The Democrats are decimated. They really need some honest soul-searching, and restatement of their purpose. But the more they stake claims of an unfair election and an illegitimate president, the less they are likely to gain a clear understanding of why and how they lost.

I'd be more worried about a unified party in the mid-Term and next presidential election. They need to get in touch and listen to real people instead of only listening to themselves.
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This next session of Congress is already a lost case for the Democrats. Cabinet appointees, ACA and judicial appointments can all be made without Democrats.

I think the only two or three issues they have a good chance of splitting the Republicans are in regards to immigration, building the wall, and term limits.

The Democrats are decimated. They really need some honest soul-searching, and restatement of their purpose. But the more they stake claims of an unfair election and an illegitimate president, the less they are likely to gain a clear understanding of why and how they lost.

I'd be more worried about a unified party in the mid-Term and next presidential election. They need to get in touch and listen to real people instead of only listening to themselves.
On the other hand, the Repugs have no need to listen to their constituents as they gleefully fleece them of Health care and social security. Although, here Trump *might* have a positive impact. Maybe.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Singer Jennifer Holliday on Saturday cancelled her appearance at Donald Trump’s inauguration

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Cher, Julianne Moore and Amy Schumer have said they will join the Women’s March on Washington, which is set to take place the day after the inauguration.
Apparently they have found an entertainer who will take part in the inauguration.

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On the other hand, the Repugs have no need to listen to their constituents as they gleefully fleece them of Health care and social security. Although, here Trump *might* have a positive impact. Maybe.
It is true that Obamacare is falling apart in some cases, and needs to be re-engineered. I don't think Social Security can really be touched, as it is not an entitlement program. It is something recipients pay into.

Repugs are not likely to feel compelled to listed to Democrats, and its not the Repugs that Democrats need to listen to. If Democrats are serious about staying in the business of representing the people, they need to listen to real people instead of trying to force an agenda on them.

Ironically, if the Repugs get too radical, Trump may be the Democrats' saviour and ally.
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This is from The Telegraph, which for some of our American members, is most definitely right of centre.
It's completely normal to purge all political appointees and cabinet ministers when changing parties.

Total non-news.

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