Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Politics political discourse

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Today, 08:30 AM   #28501
Our House
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Our House's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: East of Westeros, West of Essos
Posts: 23,913
Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riverman View Post
Hi guys,

Any word on how the voter fraud investigation is going?
Have to ask the guy in charge of it, Mike Pence, when he gets back from his doomsday shelter / Asia trip.
Our House is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 08:36 AM   #28502
einbert
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
einbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: makecalls.democrats.org
Posts: 13,048
Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

Quote:
Originally Posted by Our House View Post
Apparently I was wrong to laugh the other day when Trump said he planned to withdraw from NAFTA in 2 or 3 days, which landed on Sat or Sun. According to reports, he actually DID expect to drop the bombshell at tonight's rally, in an effort to steal the news cycle away from the correspondents' dinner and make himself look like a tough guy against our allies. That is, until a leak got in the way...

Just like the leak(s) that got Flynn fired from his NSA position, Trump was forced to cave to the pressure again. Word got out about NAFTA, and WH aides were rattled enough to make a big stink. That's when he reversed course, as others have said, BEFORE speaking to Canada and Mexico on the phone.

Not saying leaks are good or anything. Just God forbid the Republicans are successful in stopping the leaks against Trump. They'll provide enough cover for him to get away with even more than he does now.
I think it's safe to say that we've entered the "shuffling things around frantically" phase of this authoritarian administration. It's a standard play for authoritarians and they tend to use state-run media in conjunction with this to make it look like a lot is getting done, when really they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic so to speak. I think this will be a major theme of the next four years.

Bannon and Gorka are the most notable examples right now, but there will be more. This is one of those things that's actually largely a distraction, but it's not 12D chess. It's just basic authoritarianism 101.
einbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 08:42 AM   #28503
Our House
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Our House's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: East of Westeros, West of Essos
Posts: 23,913
Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

Last night, MSNBC talked about Trump's favorite keywords on Twitter. #1 is LOL vocabularies. #2, good...very patriotic Donald. And #3 just shows how ass backwards his priorities are.

1. Great
2. America / USA
3. Fake news / media
Our House is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 09:17 AM   #28504
FlyWf
It's the other way
 
FlyWf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: [ ] REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE
Posts: 52,912
Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rococo View Post
I'm amazed at all the amazement about this quote.

Midwestern and Southern resentment of coastal "elites" is not a new thing. It's been super prominent for decades.
I think you mean parentheses instead of quotation marks.

Wayne LaPierre is a millionare from New York who lives in Virginia who has been a lobbyist essentially his entire adult life.
FlyWf is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.33 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ę 2008-2010, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online