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#1497701 --- 04/12/17 04:58 PM Trumpites: "You bought it."
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Update for Trump Voters

by Robert Reich
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April 12, 2017


1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.

2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”

3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses.

4. He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it. Then he didn’t.

5. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge.

6. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn’t, and says he never will.

7. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.

8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.

9. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education; Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights; Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing; Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

10. He said he’d faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI’s investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election.

11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he green lighted a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though his generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained

12. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business.

13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.

More to come.

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/04/12/update-trump-voters
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#1497706 --- 04/12/17 06:25 PM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: Teonan]
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Christopher Hayes‏Verified account @chrislhayes 10m10 minutes ago

Trump has two distinct advantages in politics he has 1) no shame and 2) no principles. It allows him endless latitude.
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#1497813 --- 04/16/17 11:19 AM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kenneth-dube...chief-of-staff/

Mr. Trump’s administration has at least several key players: Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon, and White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, as well as Mr. Trump’s daughter and assistant to the president, Ivanka Trump, and Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, senior adviser Jared Kushner. Recent reports of White House infighting -- stemming from the conflicting political philosophies of Bannon, Priebus and Kushner -- have cast doubt on who is second-in-command.

Whipple said modern history “shows the wreckage” of presidencies that didn’t understand that, or understand the importance of having one person share bad news with the president. Former President Gerald Ford tried having multiple such “spokes of the wheel,” and realized it was a disaster after about a month, Whipple said.

You know, Dick Cheney once told me that you can’t -- you can’t have eight or nine guys sitting around with -- with a very tough issue that you have to take to the president ... saying, “Hey, it’s your turn to tell him.” “No, no, no, it’s your turn.” “No, no, it’s your turn to tell him,” Whipple said. “You -- somebody’s got to be the guy who goes in with a piece of bad news.”

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#1498294 --- 05/03/17 03:21 AM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/poli...fear/101193642/

Ever since the second one ended in explosions bright as the sun, we have feared the start of the third. World War III would be the real war to end all wars, and maybe the human race. Einstein said he didn’t know with what weapons it would be fought, but that World War IV would be settled with sticks and stones.

Now, America is butting heads in Syria with Russia, the other great nuclear power. We are watching the range of North Korean nuclear missiles stretch inexorably toward Seattle. And people again are thinking about the unthinkable: an attack of which there is no warning, for which there is no defense, and from which there is no escape.

At 92, Annamarie Choo has lived through it all — Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now, she says, “In the top of my mind, I think about war. I don’t know how to say this, other than Russia and America, there are communication problems, a big gap. They don’t really understand each other.’’

She lives in a retirement community on a mountain in western North Carolina, and voted for Hillary Clinton. In Malta, Ohio, a 45-year-old auto parts store manager who voted for Donald Trump feels likewise.

“My greatest fear, I think, is a third world war,’’ says Jeremie Clifford. “We’re letting the leader of North Korea get away with more, or just as much as, what we let Saddam Hussein get away with.’’

Visit Curtis Ingram’s barbershop in Mauldin, S.C., and you’ll hear more of the same: “I believe we’ll wind up in another war,’’ he says.

“World War III’’ became the most frequent Google search term last month. Trump had ordered a missile attack on a Syrian airbase to retaliate for Syria’s use of chemical weapons on civilians. Tensions with North Korea had ratcheted up over that nation’s rocket tests; the U.S. said it would dispatch an aircraft carrier, and North Korea said it could sink such a ship. According to a Public Policy Polling survey taken last month, 39% of all voters (and two thirds of Clinton voters) think Trump will get the U.S. into World War III during his presidency.

It’s hard to know how hard to worry. This week, Trump said he’d be honored to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — only with certain preconditions, the White House hastened to add — and had a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

But last week Trump said a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible. Asked on CBS’ Face the Nation whether the U.S. might use force to stop North Korea’s program, he said only, "We’ll see.’’

President Trump: I'd meet with Kim Jong Un 'under the right circumstances'

Is this the start of World War III? That's what people are worried about

The Doomsday Clock, created in 1947 by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to reflect the proximity of nuclear war, is almost as close as it’s ever been to midnight, or Doomsday. Earlier this year the clock (which actually hangs on the wall in the journal’s Chicago office) was moved 30 seconds forward, to two and a half minutes before midnight. That’s the nearest it’s been to Doomsday since 1953, after the U.S. and the Soviet Union both tested their first hydrogen bombs.

David Wood, pastor of The United Church of Lincoln, Vt., was 5 when the clock debuted at seven minutes before midnight. Now, he says he’s scared that Trump, who strikes him as “impetuous,’’ has control of the nation’s nuclear codes.

He says the old worries about nuclear war have been revived “because of the fear that is being fostered today, not just in our country, but in other countries as well. Nationalism, this sense of fear, makes us more trigger-happy.’’


A different opinion is offered by Ed O'Connell, 48, a contractor who lives in Allendale, N.J.: “We’ve got to make sure that anyone who threatens us, they’ve got to think twice.’’ He says this means what Trump has proposed — “increasing our national security with putting more money into the military.’’ He’s among the 40% of voters who don’t think World War III is inevitable in the next four years.

Fears of World War III were raised in the last presidential campaign — by Trump. In a speech in Orlando six days before the election, Trump accused Clinton of "wanting to start a shooting war in Syria, a conflict with a nuclear-armed Russia that could very well lead to World War III.’’

The actual proximity of World War III is hard to gauge. War between great powers need not be nuclear, and even nuclear exchanges need not escalate into world war.

Regardless, no one should confuse current nuclear tensions with those of the high Cold War, when the nation and the Soviet Union had roughly equivalent nuclear arsenals; diametrically opposed political ideologies; and (in different ways) dreams of world domination.

It was a jittery time. Roughly half of Americans regularly told pollsters they expected to die in a nuclear war. In the atmosphere, nuclear powers test exploded H-bombs like warning shots. At home, American families built fallout shelters.

That included the Andersons of 3204 Woodrow Avenue in Fort Wayne, Ind., an industrial city that was considered a prime target in case of Soviet attack. “Everyone knew we’d get it,’’ one Fort Wayne resident, Vera Howey, told USA TODAY years later. “I worried about that.’’

In 1968, Howey bought the Anderson home, including the double-hulled steel fallout shelter buried in the front yard. When the Cold War ended, it was an unnecessary reminder of stressful times. She donated it to the Smithsonian.

In 1998, when India-Pakistan tensions raised fears of a regional nuclear war, she confessed to still being “a worry wart. … What if Pakistan gives the bomb to Iran?’’

Vera Howey died in 2003 at 73. Her worries were over.

While she suspected there was nothing worse than nuclear war — “The living will envy the dead,’’ as the saying had it — she also knew, from experience, that fear of it is bad enough.

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#1498299 --- 05/03/17 09:50 AM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: Teonan]
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#1498301 --- 05/03/17 10:07 AM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Why did Trump say Putin is a great leader and admires him so much?

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#1498303 --- 05/03/17 10:11 AM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Why did Trump say Putin is a great leader and admires him so much?





"Why did Trump say Putin is a great leader and admires him so much?"

Do you want opinion?

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#1498305 --- 05/03/17 10:17 AM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Why did Trump say Putin is a great leader and admires him so much?
"Why did Trump say Putin is a great leader and admires him so much?"

Do you want opinion?
I am not sure what your opinions are worth but go ahead.

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#1498707 --- 05/13/17 08:27 AM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/13/trump-2018-midterms-gop-alarm-238342


CORONADO, Calif. — With the White House in meltdown mode, top Republican Party officials and operatives gathered at a posh oceanside resort here and contemplated a 2018 midterm election that will test them in unimaginable ways.

At the Republican National Committee’s spring meeting, strategists expressed alarm about a pair of upcoming special House elections and what they might portend for the battle for the lower chamber next year. One high-profile potential candidate outlined how he would distinguish himself from the embattled president.

And, as often happens with a party in peril, fingers were already being pointed over next year’s races.

The private talks over the three-day meeting pulled back the curtain on a Republican Party leadership grappling with a profoundly unstable White House. While some attendees shrugged off the firestorm surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey and put a positive spin on the latest Trump controversy, others conceded they were struggling to adapt to a political moment without precedent.

“I don’t think there is anything to compare it to. You have a non-politician who’s the president, so he doesn’t do things in a political way and that completely drives insiders of both parties bonkers because they don’t understand it,” said Randy Evans, a Republican National Committeeman from Georgia who was a top adviser to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. “Right now, we’re just in a completely different and foreign political environment where pollsters and pundits and focus groups don’t matter.”

“Anybody that tells you they have a feel for what’s going to happen next year is just delusional,” he added.

The House elections took center stage at the meeting, since the Senate is seen as much less likely to change hands.

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#1499103 --- 05/21/17 03:54 PM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: kyle585]
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As America Talks of a Failed Trump Presidency, the World Watches in Fear

The people of genuinely vulnerable countries surrounded by hostiles are starting to look around for Plan B if America goes missing.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...watches-in-fear

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#1499114 --- 05/21/17 05:54 PM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
As America Talks of a Failed Trump Presidency, the World Watches in Fear

The people of genuinely vulnerable countries surrounded by hostiles are starting to look around for Plan B if America goes missing.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...watches-in-fear
It's idiots like you Kyle that fan the flames causing fear! You gave up on your landfill BS know it is Trump BS!

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#1499122 --- 05/21/17 07:33 PM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
As America Talks of a Failed Trump Presidency, the World Watches in Fear

The people of genuinely vulnerable countries surrounded by hostiles are starting to look around for Plan B if America goes missing.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...watches-in-fear
It's idiots like you Kyle that fan the flames causing fear!
The majority of Americans voted against Trump. Now their worst fear is being realized by this most horrible of presidents. His presidency will go down in flames by resignation, impeachment or his removal by the 25th amendment.

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#1499123 --- 05/21/17 07:35 PM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
You gave up on your landfill BS know it is Trump BS!
I did not give up on the landfill. I wish I knew how to get rid of that horrible stinking mess. The stinking mess of both Seneca Meadows and Trump.

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#1499152 --- 05/22/17 03:30 AM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: kyle585]
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#1499167 --- 05/22/17 10:29 AM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: ThomasDecker]
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You can sure Trump will never communism as one of humanity's greatest evil with his pal Putin now in charge of Russia where communism started.

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker


When people think of humanity's greatest evils, why is "communism" rarely mentioned? After all, it has caused more suffering than any other ideology, including Nazism. Watch Dennis Prager's account of communism's horrific legacy.

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#1499168 --- 05/22/17 10:30 AM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: kyle585]
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http://theweek.com/articles/700499/trumps-groveling-speech-saudi-arabia-national-embarrassment

The obsequious praise offered by President Trump to the Saudis was also embarrassing, and completely unnecessary. "I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place," the president said to an audience of dictators, layabouts, and thieves who operate one of the most unforgiving, corrupt, and brutal dictatorships in the history of the world. While he is hardly the first president to sacrifice himself on the altar of America's strange alliance with the Saudis, he certainly outdid himself in the extent to which he was determined to fluff the fragile egos of his royal benefactors. Saudi elites who are still bitter that former President Obama didn't dance eagerly to their every demand surely went to bed satisfied last night. Trump has never met a ruthless potentate that he didn't like, and he certainly didn't break any new ground yesterday.

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#1499263 --- 05/24/17 07:38 PM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: Teonan]
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Jeff Sessions Reportedly Failed To List Russian Ambassador Meetings On Security Form:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff...kushpmg00000009
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#1499264 --- 05/24/17 08:21 PM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
You gave up on your landfill BS know it is Trump BS!
I did not give up on the landfill. I wish I knew how to get rid of that horrible stinking mess. The stinking mess of both Seneca Meadows and Trump.
What's gonna be your next conquest Kyle? Landfill, Trump, ------! What a joke!

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#1499265 --- 05/24/17 08:23 PM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo

Jeff Sessions Reportedly Failed To List Russian Ambassador Meetings On Security Form:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff...kushpmg00000009
That's your kind of news source BIMBO!

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#1499268 --- 05/25/17 02:19 AM Re: Trumpites: "You bought it." [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: Timbo

Jeff Sessions Reportedly Failed To List Russian Ambassador Meetings On Security Form:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff...kushpmg00000009
That's your kind of news source BIMBO!
And I have asked repeatedly what is your source for news and you refuse to say. frown

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