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democratic presidential candidate tom steyer is airing an ad centered around president trump's record as "failed" businessman during "fox and friends" and "the sean hannity show" on fox news, his campaign said.
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It's a bit a strange thing to do. The guy doesn't seem to understand that, at this point in time, his rival is not Donald Trump but the other democratic candidates.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Nor do I think he has actually understood what politics is about in 2019:


when people have two candidates, of which they know are both in the pockets of big-oil, big-pharma, big-tech, big-money and big-god, they always choose the more entertaining one (though they regret it the minute the ballots close and tend to forget their regret over the next couple of years...)



They'll also more likely fall for the original than the copy.


In addition to this guy starting his career at Goldman Sachs (hello?), you can argue that he's "just" an investor (a bit like Romney), while Trump actually "built" stuff and directly employed people (although he liked to fire them, too).
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

You probably saw the Slovenian statue of a Scarecrow Melania?
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Now a sixth GOP Congressman has announced retirement; a flood!
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It's a bit a strange thing to do. The guy doesn't seem to understand that, at this point in time, his rival is not Donald Trump but the other democratic candidates.
The alternative is a circular firing squad?

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The alternative is a circular firing squad?

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They shouldn't focus on Trump but only on themselves. Anything that can be said about Trump probably has been said already. You will not gain any additional votes with another round of bashing Trump as there is nothing new under the sun.



Better come up with a credible candidate instead.
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They shouldn't focus on Trump but only on themselves. Anything that can be said about Trump probably has been said already. You will not gain any additional votes with another round of bashing Trump as there is nothing new under the sun.



Better come up with a credible candidate instead.
This was obvious from the start. 2015-2016 or so. Do you think Dems are ready by now? They had enough time to prioritize credibility, innit.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

They have an echo-chamber of their own.


Trump represents a lot of voters, whether you like that fact or not.


Hating on Trump means hating on those voters, just like hating on AfD politicians means (to some degree) hating their voters.


That's not a way to win over those people.


Also, if as a politician all you can do is be against something or someone, then it's going to be really difficult after a while.


Just ask Hillary.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

So after almost three years of the Trump haters jumping for every red herring trump has tossed at them and thus allowing Trump to fight every little skirmish on his own terms, the Dems are slowly awakening to the fact that they aren’t looking very good from the leadership angle .

Now I wonder why nobody saw that coming
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Oh, plenty of people saw it coming.
As soon as election night was over.


But Trump is so easy to hit, the knee-jerk reflex to tear up over any of his tweets is truly uncontrollable it seems.
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Old 02.08.2019, 19:53
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They have an echo-chamber of their own.


Trump represents a lot of voters, whether you like that fact or not.


Hating on Trump means hating on those voters, just like hating on AfD politicians means (to some degree) hating their voters.


That's not a way to win over those people.


Also, if as a politician all you can do is be against something or someone, then it's going to be really difficult after a while.


Just ask Hillary.
This would be the Hillary that won the popular vote by a large margin?

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Kim Jong Un and North Korea tested 3 short range missiles over the last number of days.
These missiles tests are not a violation of our signed Singapore agreement, nor was there discussion of short range missiles when we shook hands. There may be a United Nations violation, but..
Since the signed Singapore agreement does not mention testing there can be no violation. In fact, there is no documentation describing what exactly is defined by ceasing testing.
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Trump withdraws Ratcliffe as Intelligence pick
Probably a wise decision but what a circus is this administration!!

And for my old respected colleague!!
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Ratcliffe is a bit too rabid for me!!
He has little experience of the Intelligence community so might have issues getting his nomination through the Senate.
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With 53 Republican Senators vs 45 Dems, I don't think Trump has too many worries.
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Probably a wise decision but what a circus is this administration!!

And for my old respected colleague!!

Perhaps Trump is becoming aware at last of the "optics" of some of his actions...

Nah, sorry, silly idea. Maybe he's got an even more compliant and malleable nominee in mind.
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This is an interesting comparison.

(That's Charles Manson on the right (not ideologically).)
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

How Trump speaks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aFo_BV-UzI
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Perhaps Trump is becoming aware at last of the "optics" of some of his actions...

Nah, sorry, silly idea. Maybe he's got an even more compliant and malleable nominee in mind.
Nah, he is just taking his "leap before looking" approach to extremes! Seems he has not yet found an an even more compliant and malleable nominee; maybe Ivanka!
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Old 04.08.2019, 00:25
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Things are going along very well with China. They are paying us Tens of Billions of Dollars, made possible by their monetary devaluations and pumping in massive amounts of cash to keep their system going.
So far our consumer is paying nothing - and no inflation. No help from Fed!
2:46 PM · Aug 3, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
Fantasy! It is the US consumer paying taxes via higher prices!

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Countries are coming to us wanting to negotiate REAL trade deals, not the one sided horror show deals made by past administrations. They don’t want to be targeted for Tariffs by the U.S.
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More fantasy, which Countries coming wanting to negotiate REAL trade deals, names?
They do not exist.

Positive that Trump now feels pressure to explain/excuse his actions!
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So after almost three years of the Trump haters jumping for every red herring trump has tossed at them and thus allowing Trump to fight every little skirmish on his own terms, the Dems are slowly awakening to the fact that they aren’t looking very good from the leadership angle .

Now I wonder why nobody saw that coming
I did ask my wife
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One thing that amazes me, or better, worries me is about Trump phenomenon around political leaders who leads under ultra extreme power. This phenomenon reached our political strategies about economy, spatial technology, and diplomacy. Here in Brazil we have a leader who loves Trump policies, moreover he's a great support by Trump. I've just know we don't have an embassor in New York neither USA has an embassor in Brasilia, but suddenly both countries will solve this problem. Coincidence?

Yes. For example: the Brazil president is protestant, he indicated his son to take over Brazil Embassy in New York, so... nepotism? An act against Brazilian Constitution; he's homophobic; he's decided to move Brazilian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He's is liberal, thinking only in an economy to structure big bosses and agricultural businesses, so on.

Do we need excentric politicians to be elected in this century? Or our humans values are lost?
My point of view is Brazilian society has lost her human values in due to many social factors as violence, poverty, unemployment, social inequality, corruption, so on. In fact, all of this makes a part of our history.

The last one is a Spatial Base in Alcântara , Maranhão - the president wants to assign a contract with Trump to fix American high technology there for spatial and military affairs. For other side, all of ancient slaves community, named quilombolas, has get over there!
If this contract is signed, it will be a chaos for environment and quilombolas people (slave negro people who lives in this area since Portuguese crown stablished in this territory, when many slaves escaped the owner in this Portuguese Reign).


And now Brazilian society has a leader following Trump policies.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The Chinese government devalued the yuan to fall below its 7-to-1 ratio with the US dollar for the first time in a decade; so blunting the effect of Trump's tariffs!!
The more yuan a $ buys then the less the effect of tariffs.

US stock market futures collapsing......

Global stock markets heading down

So how will the great deal maker solve this problem?
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