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Old 01-24-2017, 02:48 AM   #76
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I couldn't agree more. Amazing what petty lengths these people will resort to to try and besmirch every single ****ing thing Trump does.
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Trump is just havin' fun out there, riling up the haters and whatnot. Think big picture, that's what Trump does. Somewhat like Reagan in that way.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:05 AM   #77
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What is the point of the president "trolling?"
That's what you do when you're possessed by a playful demon?
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:24 AM   #78
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Trump isn't like other presidents, yo. Better gird your loins if that's bothersome to you somehow. This is different.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:27 AM   #79
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I watched it live. He didn't address #1 or #2.

Regarding #3, Spicer claims he was misinterpreted and never claimed the in-person crowd was the largest ever. It's hard to believe him, given that at the time he made those claims, he cited completely incorrect ridership numbers (he said more people rode the DC metro for Trump's inauguration than for Obama's; that is not true) to support the in-person claim. Why would he have done so if he was apparently never trying to suggest that Trump's crowd was the largest?

(if you want to say that the above also answers #1, then #1 could just as easily apply to Trump making the outlandish claim that 1.5 million people were at the inauguration earlier in the day - what would you, and kioshk, prefer the media to do with that, since the answer appears to be something besides "report on it"?)

What brings the whole thing to untold levels of derp is that I'm convinced it started behind them not understanding how visual perspective works.

The picture Spicier hauled up to stage, and the CNN gigapixel, are showing essentially the same thing as the WAmonument bird's eye. They just didn't know what they're looking at.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:32 AM   #80
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Fake News says the sun is big 'n' hot but that ain't true, this guy is holding it in his hand!


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Old 01-24-2017, 03:58 AM   #81
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Better gird your loins if that's bothersome to you somehow.
Hahaha you were just complaining one page ago about how totally unfair it is for liberals to pull mean tricks like "pointing out when the Trump administration is lying", don't think you get to play the butthurt card here buddy.
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:03 AM   #82
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Anyway, pretty disappointed with chezland over here. With this being where all the Trump slappies hang out I was sure someone would take a stab at defending some of this stuff but nope, it's all deflection and a refusal to discuss anything Trump does wrong.

For all Inso0's faults, at least he can own up to a mistake:

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Let me be the first to apologize for voting for this clown.

I thought it would be entertaining, and maybe things will get more amusing at some point, but so far just about everything he's done has mostly just been irritating.

Like, holy ****, man. You won, we know. Nobody gives a **** about how many people did or did not attend your ceremony. **** the haters and go do something productive, please.

Sorry, my bad.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:00 AM   #83
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The president seems to be very concerned as he mentioned it in his first post innauguration speech then has the first wh press briefing about only this issue. Then it is brought up again in the first whps press conference.

Seems like Trump cares about it more than anyone.
And being someone driven by populist politics (i.e. what the media is reporting) we are going to see more of these kinds of issues carry momentum when such momentum and coverage should have ended ages ago to discuss more important issues. In one way it is good that his other more questionable policies go unchallenged because of this but it could be worse for him that if you think the crowds' issue for his inauguration generated this much publicity wait until he starts going about tearing down Obama's legacy..
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:26 AM   #84
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How long b4 next False Fl... err, gun grab event...err, "tragic" event yaz think?

O/U=333 days into your majesty's reign

Someone else has to do the likely culptrit odds:

1) "Crazy" white dude
2) Mooslim

And the weapon of choice odds:

1) Semi Automatic "Military Style Assault Weapon" With High Capacity Magazine

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Old 01-24-2017, 05:41 AM   #85
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...should have ended ages ago to discuss more important issues..
Umm anyone see a pattern yet, since every president for a long time now?

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Old 01-24-2017, 09:23 AM   #86
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Trump signs executive order withdrawing US from TPP

Trump already crushing it.
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:21 AM   #87
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Trump isn't like other presidents, yo. Better gird your loins if that's bothersome to you somehow. This is different.
What bothers me is having an idiot for a President who so far lies about just about everything he does.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:22 PM   #88
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Getting those pipelines going now.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:32 PM   #89
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What bothers me is having an idiot for a President who so far lies about just about everything he does.
You had eight years of this. You should be used to it.
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:03 PM   #90
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Trump isn't like other presidents, yo.
That's correct, he's much, much stupider. And nastier.
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:20 PM   #91
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You had eight years of this. You should be used to it.
Cite?
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:21 PM   #92
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The leftos are desperate to think Trump is insane or Trump is a fascist etc. Trump is just a little eccentric and a non-politician. Imagine this: Trump really does want the best for this country and ends up doing his best, given all the constraints, to look out for our interests and to do what he said he'd do during the campaign.

That's not quite as sexy a storyline as him being a sociopath or being in league with Putin or something, but I bet it's more likely to be closer to the truth.
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:24 PM   #93
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No one doubts his patriotism or that he wants to make America better. That doesn't excuse his constant lies. Constant, stupid, obvious lies.
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:32 PM   #94
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What really riles up the leftos is that Trump is vulgar in their eyes, déclassé. And that is completely unforgivable for a certain type, a type that's way too plentiful these days.
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:51 PM   #95
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No one doubts his patriotism or that he wants to make America better. That doesn't excuse his constant lies. Constant, stupid, obvious lies.
meh, still better than a drone striking maniac backed by the Saudis.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:37 PM   #96
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No one doubts his patriotism or that he wants to make America better.
I do. I think he's a self-serving piece of ****.

Rich people do not care about their country. They aren't that stupid. They do recognize "patriotism" is an effective control mechanism.

The ruling class define themselves by class division, but they encourage the masses to define themselves by nationhood. But it is a certain type of "patriotism" mostly involving the killing of other races and nations. You are a patriot if you want to kill arabs. However, if you are concerned about the tens of thousands dieing from guns or lack of afforable health care this is not "patriotism".

You only have to hang around these people for a short while to work out what the truth is. I am virtually certain that Trump would be extremly insulting about the working classes that voted for him in private-it is a universal characteristic of this type of person. They are fundamentally useless people-they have to develop a "divine right of rule" philosophy in order to justify their own existence.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:49 PM   #97
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The leftos are desperate to think Trump is insane or Trump is a fascist etc. Trump is just a little eccentric and a non-politician. Imagine this: Trump really does want the best for this country and ends up doing his best, given all the constraints, to look out for our interests and to do what he said he'd do during the campaign.

That's not quite as sexy a storyline as him being a sociopath or being in league with Putin or something, but I bet it's more likely to be closer to the truth.
They are starting to accept that he is smart and he does care about his country. The only thing they have left to say now is that he is a liar.

Breaking news(CNN syle) every politician is a liar!!
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:38 PM   #98
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Woot Woot!! Bossman on fire!

#Trump2017-2024

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Old 01-24-2017, 07:02 PM   #99
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Trump so far has done every initial step of a fascist when one gets in power. The only question is how far he'll actually go with it since he's definitely not a workaholic. We're all off to a bad start for fans of not living in an autocracy.

I haven't read TPP but Russia and China wanted us to leave TPP so that alone seems safe to presume us leaving it is bad.
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Old 01-24-2017, 07:47 PM   #100
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Trump so far has done every initial step of a fascist when one gets in power. The only question is how far he'll actually go with it since he's definitely not a workaholic. We're all off to a bad start for fans of not living in an autocracy.

I haven't read TPP but Russia and China wanted us to leave TPP so that alone seems safe to presume us leaving it is bad.
The TTP isn't even a thing yet. Congres hasn't even passed it.

It favors some groups in this country and but others not so much. If he creates another trade agreement which is more favorable to the US then this will be a good thing.
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