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Old 09.12.2018, 16:02
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As shown in the MSNBC video, in March 2010 (two months before the New York Times article) the then-Senate candidate directly contradicted his 2008 statement, saying that “Serving in the United States military gave me a perspective as well, even in the reserves, although I did not serve in Vietnam.”
marton, what are you doing?
You jump on every dumb line Trump lets out and treat it as cast in stone.
You not only easily excuse someone's wrong statement in a - what I guess was some serious speech - but it's also totally sufficiant to set it straight 2 (two) years later by simply stating it differently, not by actually officially mentioning the faut pas of two years earlier and correcting it.

You're taking sides. When your "side" slips you just sweep over it, when the other side slips, it's serious. By doing that you pour water on (in this case) Trump's mill. He can refer back to this for ever if he wants to and he does want to, LOL, as he gets so little "right".
If someone needs to be proven wrong/incapable or what ever the case, it must be done 200% correctly or it either can't be won or the victory will be short-dated.
Trump makes far enough mistakes, it is not necessary to try to hang him on a rope that won't hold.

It's okay you disagree with me but I find it very important to fight whatever fight correctly. So I will keep pointing such things out, I'm afraid.
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Old 09.12.2018, 16:37
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Bit of reverse psychology... If 5 of your closest friends and advisors were fraternising with a group of 20+ (let's just say...) Italian friends, wouldn't you be wondering why you were repeatedly excluded from the fun?

https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...ouse-testimony
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Back to the OP - basic answer ... NO !
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Old 09.12.2018, 18:50
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While Trump's behaviour and phrasing is as low as always, your arguing is not gonna hold and therefore would only support Trump supporters:

<<Blumenthal did serve in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve during Vietnam, but his service never took him out of the country. In 2008, however, he was caught on video suggesting otherwise. Speaking to veterans in Norwalk, Blumenthal said, “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam. And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.”

Several outlets went on to erroneously report that Blumenthal had served in combat — and he did not correct them until the New York Times published an expose in 2010 titled “Richard Blumenthal’s Words On Vietnam Service Differ From History.”>>
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It is essential to have the facts straight when arguing someone doesn't have his facts straight.
I posted "the Connecticut senator, Dick Blumenthal, has never claimed to have served in combat in Vietnam?"

As you yourself posted "Several outlets went on to erroneously report that Blumenthal had served in combat "
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Old 09.12.2018, 23:31
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I posted "the Connecticut senator, Dick Blumenthal, has never claimed to have served in combat in Vietnam?"

As you yourself posted "Several outlets went on to erroneously report that Blumenthal had served in combat "
Yeah, what ever. Make sure you don't lose your two different yardsticks - which was the point of my post.



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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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“Democrats can’t find a [stat] Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun...No Collusion.” @FoxNews
That’s because there was NO COLLUSION.
So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution, .which it was not (but even if it was, it is only a CIVIL CASE, like Obama’s - but it was done correctly by a lawyer and there would not even be a fine. Lawyer’s liability if he made a mistake, not me).
Cohen just trying to get his sentence reduced.
WITCH HUNT!
But it was not the Dems who called it a campaign contribution?;
It was the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York who said in his court filing "Cohen’s Illegal Campaign Contributions "
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"Cohen sent monthly invoices to the Company for these $35,000 payments, falsely indicating that the invoices were being sent pursuant to a “retainer agreement.”
The Company then falsely accounted for these payments as “legal expenses.”
In fact, no such retainer agreement existed and these payments were not “legal expenses”"

Quite different from Obama who did not cause invoices to be falsified!

Last word again for George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway,
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No, the criminal campaign-finance violations were found by professional line prosecutors in a Republican-controlled United States Department of Justice.

It looks like a pretty good case.
Kudos to them. https://t.co/PrtXErjcVI

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Old 10.12.2018, 20:53
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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The Failing @nytimes, in a story by Peter Baker, should have mentioned the rapid terminations by me of TPP & The Paris Accord & the fast approval of The Keystone XL pipeline.
3:46 PM - 15 Oct 2017
Meanwhile a year later in the real world today

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Judge Brian Morris of the federal District Court for the District of Montana rejected TransCanada Corp.’s request Friday to complete various “preconstruction” activities in preparation for building the Canada-to-Texas pipeline, saying they could lead to the irreparable harm he is trying to prevent.

Morris’s order follows his November ruling that blocked President Trump’s permit for Keystone XL. He ruled that the State Department didn’t properly consider several factors in evaluating the pipeline, and didn’t properly explain why it is ignoring the Obama administration’s climate change concerns.
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Trump's basic problem (as the ex- Secretary of State Tillerson described) is he just ignores the law of the land which ignorance always comes back to bite him!
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Old 10.12.2018, 21:12
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The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood.

It left in place two lower court opinions that said that states violate federal law when they terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood affiliates who offer preventive care for low income women.
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Seems Trump has not yet turned the Supreme Court into his puppet!
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Old 11.12.2018, 10:55
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

News just in: the NRA is pushing hard for open carry permits for all citizens for smocking guns.

Some commentators believe these strenuous efforts against restrictions of the firearm, little known to most people until Donald Trump demonstrated his familiarity with the weapon yesterday, are designed to draw attention away from Maria Butina, the Russian woman who has just pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to infiltrate the upper levels of the NRA on behalf of the Russian government. Butina has been seen socialising and having other contact with various members of the Trump campaign and administration.

Butina has denied carrying a smocking gun, stating that she has no interest in dressmaking.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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James Comey’s behind closed doors testimony reveals that “there was not evidence of Campaign Collusion” with Russia when he left the FBI.
In other words, the Witch Hunt is illegal and should never have been started!
Example of Spanky's weird logic; so the FBI should not seek evidence of a crime before they already have the evidence.

Another example is firing his chief of staff to leave at the end of the year with no replacement lined up, so clearly no plan for a handover!

Probably not so easy to find a new chief of staff to run the ever more chaotic White House now facing a Dem takeover of the House plus an ever more serious FBI investigation
Any new chief of staff would be well advised to have deep pockets to lawyer up before moving in!
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Butina has denied carrying a smocking gun, stating that she has no interest in dressmaking.
Should she change her mind then when it comes time to trim it she would do well to remember theres no smock without fur.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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CNN Poll: Approval ratings for Trump, Mueller fall
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Not surprising that Mueller's ratings fall while Trump, the GOP and allies keep attacking him. But they are wasting their time because when Mueller finds a juicy case then he is clever enough to hand it over to another FBI office who deal with it free from any allegations about their independence.

Meanwhile it seems investigators are closing in on the Trump Organisation over who approved payment of Cohen's phoney invoices for legal services that were actually used to pay mistresses.
In a 2015 deposition related to a lawsuit against Trump University, Trump Organization's chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg said only five people had the authority to sign checks for the organization (the President, his adult children -- Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka Trump -- & Weisselberg).

An immunity agreement was given to Weisselberg before Cohen was charged, it is not known if this immunity agreement covers these false invoices? If it does then it just leaves Trump's family holding the ring!!

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Old 11.12.2018, 16:55
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Fake News has it purposely wrong.
Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position.
Why wouldn’t someone want one of the truly great and meaningful jobs in Washington.
Please report news correctly. Thank you!

2:30 PM - 11 Dec 2018
I doubt anybody under 10 years old would be a suitable candidate

Meanwhile top of a Yale Law School librarian’s list for the most notable quotes of 2018;
In response to moderator Chuck Todd's statement that “truth is truth,” Giuliani a personal attorney for President Trump responded:
“No, it isn’t truth. Truth isn’t truth.”
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I doubt anybody under 10 years old would be a suitable candidate
But it would certainly add maturity to the oval office though.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump'll be "proud" to shut down the government if he doesn't get the funding for his wall.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46515119

Duh, if he shuts down the government aren't they all out of a job? Sounds like a great idea to me.
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Trump'll be "proud" to shut down the government if he doesn't get the funding for his wall.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46515119

Duh, if he shuts down the government aren't they all out of a job? Sounds like a great idea to me.
Completely given away his negotiation edge; now the Dems can completely ignore his Wall demands
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Trump'll be "proud" to shut down the government if he doesn't get the funding for his wall.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46515119

Duh, if he shuts down the government aren't they all out of a job? Sounds like a great idea to me.
Seems last word goes to Pelosi, it is claimed she said in a private Dem meeting
“It goes to show you: You get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you,”

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Looks like the golden future of happy bipartisan deals is already in the toilet (to continue the metaphor)
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Two of the three major US stock indices are negative versus the start of the year.

Would be a shame for Trump if he was the first President since 2008 to have a negative Stock Market year; he may be lucky as markets usually pick up near the end of December.
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