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Old 16.01.2017, 18:26
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But hiding behind some constructed excuses is a bit cowardly, no?
Sounds like politics. Business as usual, really.

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Old 16.01.2017, 18:29
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No Congressman is required to attend an inauguration, just like no presidential candidate is required to disclose his tax returns. The Russia connection allegations are very serious and if a member of Congress truly believes that where there's smoke, there's fire, I'd say it's more than reasonable to not consider him a legitimate President. If any of these allegation are substantiated in an investigation, Republicans will dump Trump like a sinking ship. Maybe John Lewis is just ahead of the curve.

My god, to think of the field day the Republican congress would have had with Obama if he had any scandals with an iota of the potential gravity that Trump does.
I don't think the issue here is the Congressman's attendance. Not sure anyone really cares. Rather it was the questioning of the legitimacy of America's most important process.

Interestingly, had Hillary won, and considering how they illegitimately steamrolled Sanders in the process, would they have been as up in arms about legitimacy?

I'm afraid Trump will be steamrolling them with his legitimacy shortly.
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Old 16.01.2017, 18:37
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Fortunately, most people in the US choose not to be bitter and vindictive.
What a shame the incoming President of the USA isn't one of that majority.
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Old 16.01.2017, 18:42
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I don't think the issue here is the Congressman's attendance. Not sure anyone really cares. Rather it was the questioning of the legitimacy of America's most important process.

Interestingly, had Hillary won, and considering how they illegitimately steamrolled Sanders in the process, would they have been as up in arms about legitimacy?

I'm afraid Trump will be steamrolling them with his legitimacy shortly.
No, because it doesn't evolve a President-elect potentially being compromised by a foreign state. I admit I'm still a little stunned how the American Right has gone from anti-Russian to the core to "we luv Putin" within a matter of months. Some of the shit Trump said during his press conference last week was borderline treasonous. After admitting that he thinks it was Russia that hacked the DNC (a serious crime, by the way), he said, "If Putin likes Donald Trump, guess what folks, that's called an asset, not a liability." Seriously?
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Old 16.01.2017, 18:48
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No, because it doesn't evolve a President-elect potentially being compromised by a foreign state. I admit I'm still a little stunned how the American Right has gone from anti-Russian to the core to "we luv Putin" within a matter of months. Some of the shit Trump said during his press conference last week was borderline treasonous. After admitting that he thinks it was Russia that hacked the DNC (a serious crime, by the way), he said, "If Putin likes Donald Trump, guess what folks, that's called an asset, not a liability." Seriously?
Why are you surprised when he had been making the bromance overtures throughout his campaign? Also, had not other world leaders; Abe, Hollande, Merkel, et. al., also weighed in on trying to sway the election away from Trump?

The effect of "Russian hacking" is overplayed. It could have been done by a teenager. Podesta volunteered his password in a phishing attack. And then you have Hillary who put an insecure server out, all during Obama's watch. Duh.

It looks as if the Democrats are desperate to find a reason for losing apart from evaluating their failures.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

In other news, I'm getting my popcorn ready to watch Trump vs. Ryan and McConnell on health care. Trump just promised universal health care. Ryan's grin just froze on his smug face.
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Old 16.01.2017, 20:56
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Cheater! #21 is a copy of #16 !
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Old 16.01.2017, 21:00
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Atlanta has nice bits and ugly bits but I expect overall that it's no worse than other cities of comparable size.

I agree that it's petty to use that as an excuse to boycott his inauguration.
Likely he is boycotting the inauguration because Trump attacked him personally in Twitter and because he believes Trump did not win legitimately?
Would be hypocritical to show public support for Trump after such a situation?
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Fortunately, most people in the US choose not to be bitter and vindictive.
really???

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Old 17.01.2017, 08:48
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Whoops! He did it again!

Just heard this UK Ivanka interviewed on breakfast tv. Poor love has been getting tweets from the PE for ages, and even ran a vote Hilary link during the election.

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Old 17.01.2017, 09:35
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really???

Yea sure, Trump often says all kinds of bombastic things in a spur of the moment, but won't actually do anything. He barks louder than he bites. Bill and Hillary will be at the inauguration shaking his hands.
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Yea sure, Trump often says all kinds of bombastic things in a spur of the moment, but won't actually do anything. He barks louder than he bites. Bill and Hillary will be at the inauguration shaking his hands.
But if he won't do anything, how will he MAGA?
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Old 17.01.2017, 10:18
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Yea sure, Trump often says all kinds of bombastic things in a spur of the moment, but won't actually do anything. He barks louder than he bites. Bill and Hillary will be at the inauguration shaking his hands.
Maybe Bill can play sax, since every other musician seems to be dropping out!
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Old 17.01.2017, 10:21
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Maybe Bill can play sax, since every other musician seems to be dropping out!
Maybe he can hire a Mexican mariachi ban, just in time before the wall gets built.

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Maybe Bill can play sax, since every other musician seems to be dropping out!
As long he plays this kid's toy that can shower the PE with golden sax bubbles.
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Old 17.01.2017, 10:31
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I read he's getting Paul Anka singing "My Way", which begins with...

"And now, the end is near......"
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Old 17.01.2017, 11:19
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Even Paul Anka cancelled.

So he goes in with the least adulation of any recent president. I think that is fair. He earned it.
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Even Paul Anka cancelled.

So he goes in with the least adulation of any recent president. I think that is fair. He earned it.
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Springsteen band cancels inaugural gig out of ‘respect’ for Bruce

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In New Jersey, not Washington!
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So, only christian fundamentalists will be performing at the inauguration.

Sign of things to come, I am sure.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

He is probably more polarizing than Obama and that's an accomplishment. I did not vote for Trump or Clinton. I simply couldn't believe that a nation with the resources like the US could not find better candidates. It was pitiful and embarrassing.
Trump's constant babbling and ridiculous tweeting is simply not 'Presidential'. There's no gravitas. I remember him from when I was growing up in NYC. He was obnoxious then too. But, all in all, I'm probably more perturbed by the hordes of Trumpanzees howling about what he 'will do'. I'd prefer to wait for him to 'do' something - anything - before singing praises. I suspect that a large number of his fervent followers will ignore the ever-longer list of walked-back promises (OK it's not 'all' illegal immigrants, just the criminal ones ... OK it's not a 'real' wall but more like a 'figurative' barrier... etc), and support him regardless of any overt errors in judgment. In all fairness, it's probably no better or worse than the Obama fan club. I remain skeptical. I prefer a pleasant surprise to a bitter disappointment.
The short version: The jury is still out.
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