Jump to content
gottaplan

The Trump Presidency

Recommended Posts

I thought the midterms were supposed to be Trump's downfall. Oops, I forgot, that didn't happen🤩

 

TRUMP HITS PERSONAL BEST IN LATEST POLL ON US ECONOMY

 

https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/19/trump-personal-best-poll-us-economy/

 

President Donald Trump has reached a personal best approval rating on economic performance. His economic approval rating is also seven points higher than the average achievement ratings of other presidents reaching back to Ronald Reagan.

 

A Gallup poll released Monday found that 53 percent of Americans asked approve of the president’s job performance on the economy. That’s three percentage points higher than the number found by Gallup in an August survey — previously his personal best on the issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, eastvillagedon said:

I thought the midterms were supposed to be Trump's downfall. Oops, I forgot, that didn't happen🤩

Republicans lost the most House seats since Watergate.

  • Like 1

Very Stable Genius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What say you, attorneys on this board?

There aren't going to be enough prison cells for all of the sh!tstains who served this criminal administration...

 

Edited by KJP

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, eastvillagedon said:

I thought the midterms were supposed to be Trump's downfall. Oops, I forgot, that didn't happen🤩

 

 

 Wait, you mean the GOP didn't lose nearly 40 house seats and over 300 state legislative seats?

Edited by freefourur

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The administration truly believes the laws do not apply to them. It's up to people of character to assure that they do.... 

 

 

Apply the laws, and press hard...

 

 

 

Edited by KJP
  • Like 1

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, mu2010 said:

 

Totally unnecessary insult

maybe Brutus Buckeye's remark was a little over the top 😉, but, you know, there's this----

 

Sarah Palin slams Ocasio-Cortez for misidentifying government branches

 

https://nypost.com/2018/11/20/sarah-palin-slams-ocasio-cortez-for-misidentifying-government-branches/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, YABO713 said:

 

Yeah, I have. On at least four occasions actually. The most glaring/shocking/upsetting was at a community-focused meeting a couple years back. 

 

I was in law school at the time and had shown up to voice my support of repealing the "bathroom law" in North Carolina, which was big news nationally at the time. 

 

After the meeting concluded I was speaking with a small group and essentially had the floor - I explained that I wasn't really well educated on the topic, but thought a bill that so specifically and arbitrarily targeted a specific class of people was just plainly wrong, hence my opposition. I then proceeded to ask - as a genuine attempt to deepen my support - why bathroom choice in particular was important to the trans community.

 

I got out maybe another sentence or two and then felt wetness on my neck. A young lady had thrown a cup of water on my back, and when I turned around pretty much yelled "there's no room for bigots in this movement!" Startled and unsure of what I had done, I looked around - after that, several people (who had not even been a party to or even in the vicinity of my conversation) began to ask/instruct me to leave, and essentially made it known I wasn't wanted.

 

This is the first time I've really even mentioned that night. My fiance, parents, and best man in my wedding all don't even know it happened. Only a friend of mine from law school who accompanied me. 

 

I know most liberals aren't like this, and I'd gladly go oppose a similar bill again - but that night scarred me in many ways. UrbanOhio has been a unique outlet for me to communicate that I really don't feel comfortable talking about in public due to nights and meetings like that.  Everyone is typically friendly and willing to engage on a beneath the surface level. 

 

I wasn't even allowed to ask questions to better support a movement I showed up explicitly to support. 

 

That really sucks and I'm sorry it happened. But it kinda makes my point. This person was so upset about being constantly called a bigot for his beliefs. But you're a conservative too. And you've been called a bigot on four occasions in your life. Of course, one is too many (unless you actually are a bigot, but I don't think that's the case with you), but is four times in your life enough to push you into full Trump mode and vote for the guy just to own the libs? That's the reaction of a very weak-minded person. 

I used to identify myself as a conservative. It was the Tea Party movement that pushed me left and opened me up to more liberal ideas. In all the time I spent telling people about my conservative beliefs pre-2010 I was never once personally insulted or told I was stupid. I got into some heated debates with liberals, but they were all respectful. Since 2010, I've slowly but surely moved to the left and now I would definitely call myself very liberal. I'm no less outspoken about my beliefs, but the the debates have become much less respectful. I've been called names by former friends and even disowned by one family member. 

This is all anecdotal, but my point is this: I'm not going to go off the walls and support a tyrant because my cousin called me an "idiot racist libtard" and won't talk to me anymore.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, eastvillagedon said:

I thought the midterms were supposed to be Trump's downfall. Oops, I forgot, that didn't happen🤩

 

TRUMP HITS PERSONAL BEST IN LATEST POLL ON US ECONOMY

 

https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/19/trump-personal-best-poll-us-economy/

 

President Donald Trump has reached a personal best approval rating on economic performance. His economic approval rating is also seven points higher than the average achievement ratings of other presidents reaching back to Ronald Reagan.

 

A Gallup poll released Monday found that 53 percent of Americans asked approve of the president’s job performance on the economy. That’s three percentage points higher than the number found by Gallup in an August survey — previously his personal best on the issue.

This is plain wrong.  If one goes to the real clear politics site and looks at the polls it clearly has 53% disapproval. I suspect that they got confused because the Rasmussen poll went to 50 to 49 approval that day for whatever reason. The Gallup is a +10 disapproval. And new polls today have +13 and +16 disapproval for Quinnipiac and CBS. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, YABO713 said:

 

Yeah, I have. On at least four occasions actually. The most glaring/shocking/upsetting was at a community-focused meeting a couple years back. 

 

I was in law school at the time and had shown up to voice my support of repealing the "bathroom law" in North Carolina, which was big news nationally at the time. 

 

After the meeting concluded I was speaking with a small group and essentially had the floor - I explained that I wasn't really well educated on the topic, but thought a bill that so specifically and arbitrarily targeted a specific class of people was just plainly wrong, hence my opposition. I then proceeded to ask - as a genuine attempt to deepen my support - why bathroom choice in particular was important to the trans community.

 

I got out maybe another sentence or two and then felt wetness on my neck. A young lady had thrown a cup of water on my back, and when I turned around pretty much yelled "there's no room for bigots in this movement!" Startled and unsure of what I had done, I looked around - after that, several people (who had not even been a party to or even in the vicinity of my conversation) began to ask/instruct me to leave, and essentially made it known I wasn't wanted.

 

This is the first time I've really even mentioned that night. My fiance, parents, and best man in my wedding all don't even know it happened. Only a friend of mine from law school who accompanied me. 

 

I know most liberals aren't like this, and I'd gladly go oppose a similar bill again - but that night scarred me in many ways. UrbanOhio has been a unique outlet for me to communicate that I really don't feel comfortable talking about in public due to nights and meetings like that.  Everyone is typically friendly and willing to engage on a beneath the surface level. 

 

I wasn't even allowed to ask questions to better support a movement I showed up explicitly to support. 

From your description, you did nothing wrong, so I’m not sure why you would’ve had such a response.  Did you state that you were Republican or conservative or something and this person was just irrationally triggered given the controversy? That sucks that it happened.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, audidave said:

This is plain wrong.  If one goes to the real clear politics site and looks at the polls it clearly has 53% disapproval. I suspect that they got confused because the Rasmussen poll went to 50 to 49 approval that day for whatever reason. The Gallup is a +10 disapproval. And new polls today have +13 and +16 disapproval for Quinnipiac and CBS. 

 

Overall approval is different than "approval rating on economic performance."


Very Stable Genius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, DEPACincy said:

 

That really sucks and I'm sorry it happened. But it kinda makes my point. This person was so upset about being constantly called a bigot for his beliefs. But you're a conservative too. And you've been called a bigot on four occasions in your life. Of course, one is too many (unless you actually are a bigot, but I don't think that's the case with you), but is four times in your life enough to push you into full Trump mode and vote for the guy just to own the libs? That's the reaction of a very weak-minded person. 

I used to identify myself as a conservative. It was the Tea Party movement that pushed me left and opened me up to more liberal ideas. In all the time I spent telling people about my conservative beliefs pre-2010 I was never once personally insulted or told I was stupid. I got into some heated debates with liberals, but they were all respectful. Since 2010, I've slowly but surely moved to the left and now I would definitely call myself very liberal. I'm no less outspoken about my beliefs, but the the debates have become much less respectful. I've been called names by former friends and even disowned by one family member. 

This is all anecdotal, but my point is this: I'm not going to go off the walls and support a tyrant because my cousin called me an "idiot racist libtard" and won't talk to me anymore.

I was once called a racist because I worked in a store that had security cameras.  The store was in a majority black neighborhood. People can be irrational at times, especially if they’ve been a victim of the real offense.  I didn’t take it personally.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two weeks ago, several hardcore leftists (and you right-wingers thought I was one!) called me a racist, bitter old man and Trumper and had to block a few people on Twitter because of it. So there's that.

 

Meanwhile, back on planet Earth.....

 

 


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, DEPACincy said:

 

It's statements like this that show your true stripes. 

She is an utter clown and buffoon. Every time she opens her mouth, makes me embarrassed to have to admit this is someone who is elected to Federal office. She is a clown. There is nothing racist or sexist about it. She is as much of a clown as Trump is a clown. They just play on different sides. Both are national embarrassment

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Brutus_buckeye said:

She is an utter clown and buffoon. 

She's taken approximately zero votes in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Kind of gives away the game when you declare her a "national embarrassment" before she's done anything or cast any votes in her position in the House.


Very Stable Genius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Sir2geez said:

 

At this point, if you still support Trump I have to assume you support his racist views. He doesn't even hide his racism. He spent two weeks rallying his base around the idea brown people were going to invade the country. 

 

I criticized her for saying she is a buffoon. Yes, Have insulted her as a barmaid because she sounds like a moron and is not ready for prime time. You have chosen to bring up her status as a minority and woman. So tell me again, who actually is making it about race and gender?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, DarkandStormy said:

She's taken approximately zero votes in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Kind of gives away the game when you declare her a "national embarrassment" before she's done anything or cast any votes in her position in the House.

 

And she's in the GD House of Representatives.  Trump is our President. 

 

There are a lot of members of house that probably couldn't tie their own shoes, but can we at least wait until she's sworn in until we label her a "national embarrassment"?  She has a ton of energy and has a lot to learn.  Let's see how she does.  Seriously.  I've never seen the right so afraid...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you even read the context @Brutus_buckeye?

 

There are three places in the federal govt that voters directly(ish) decide: Executive (President), and the Legislature (House and Senate). This is really nitpicking the word choice of "chambers". Sounds like it was pulled from an online video where she was ad-libbing her thoughts, mistakenly said "chambers of Congress" when she wanted to say something about the three positions of power in government. Do you honestly think she doesn't understand the structure of government? What is the most likely scenario?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I humbly await Brutus et al holding EVERY elected official to account as much as they do a first-term House member.

 

It's quite hilarious how easily she gets under their skin.  A young, Latina woman speaking her beliefs?  BUFFOON, I SAY!

  • Like 2

Very Stable Genius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^ She is a buffoon before she takes her first house vote. That will not change it. She is not shy about her positions. Her first act as a Congresswoman elect is to protest Nancy Pelosi at her office. Does not do well to ingratiate herself to Dem leadership. So yes, I am justified in calling her a buffoon and clown.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Hootenany said:

 

And she's in the GD House of Representatives.  Trump is our President. 

 

There are a lot of members of house that probably couldn't tie their own shoes, but can we at least wait until she's sworn in until we label her a "national embarrassment"?  She has a ton of energy and has a lot to learn.  Let's see how she does.  Seriously.  I've never seen the right so afraid...

 

"She's using this new tool called, what is it...social media? to engage with constituents?  NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT!"

  • Like 3

Very Stable Genius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Brutus_buckeye said:

Her first act as a Congresswoman elect is to protest Nancy Pelosi at her office. 

Anyone who believes this and didn't actually read the story is a buffoon.

  • Like 2

Very Stable Genius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, eastvillagedon said:

maybe Brutus Buckeye's remark was a little over the top 😉, but, you know, there's this----

 

Sarah Palin slams Ocasio-Cortez for misidentifying government branches

 

https://nypost.com/2018/11/20/sarah-palin-slams-ocasio-cortez-for-misidentifying-government-branches/

Our president thinks he repeal/change a constitutional amendment with an executive order,  so no biggie.

  • Like 2

Formerly "Mr Sparkle"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Brutus_buckeye said:

^ She is a buffoon before she takes her first house vote. That will not change it. She is not shy about her positions. Her first act as a Congresswoman elect is to protest Nancy Pelosi at her office. Does not do well to ingratiate herself to Dem leadership. So yes, I am justified in calling her a buffoon and clown.

 

I have paid little attention to her one way or another, but could you please list specific positions she holds that qualify the assertion that she is a buffoon? 

 

I find it interesting that leftist men are almost never the cause of so much consternation on the Right, but women like Pelosi, Clinton and now this women are.  Well, I guess not unless those men are black. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, OldBearcat said:

Our president thinks he repeal/change a constitutional amendment with an executive order,  so no biggie.

But white guys with R's after their name have a different standard. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Brutus_buckeye said:

 

I criticized her for saying she is a buffoon. Yes, Have insulted her as a barmaid because she sounds like a moron and is not ready for prime time. You have chosen to bring up her status as a minority and woman. So tell me again, who actually is making it about race and gender?

 

 

 

I wasn't talking about Ocasio-Cortez. I think you meant to quote a different post. I was saying if you support Trump, I'm assuming you also support his racist views. He doesn't hide his racism. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Brutus_buckeye said:

Quit supporting barmaid clowns like Ocasio Cortez

 

Quote

the motto should be something as simple as "be nice and help your neighbor". it just seems like lately that has been usurped by "be nice and help your neighbor unless they happen to be a Republican/Democrat/Libertarian/Socialist/etc. and if that is the case, hopefully they rot in hell"

 

🤔🤔

  • Like 1

Very Stable Genius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trump rolling over to the Saudis on the Khashoggi murder is one of the grossest things I've ever seen from a US leader.  The "but money" excuse is infuriating.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Brutus_buckeye said:

 

I criticized her for saying she is a buffoon. Yes, Have insulted her as a barmaid because she sounds like a moron and is not ready for prime time. You have chosen to bring up her status as a minority and woman. So tell me again, who actually is making it about race and gender? 

 

I have been served by a few female bartenders in my life and never have I used the term "barmaid" to describe one - seems like you had to go out of your way to use that antiquated word in 2018. And what exactly is wrong with being a bartender again? John Boehner of course was a bartender, don't see you using that against him.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll go on record and say this...

 

AOC has a fundamental misunderstanding of our economic system as a whole, and has a simplified plan for a wildly complex problem. I think her policy position, as espoused thus far, are unworkable and more of a vote grab than a serious answer. I think she loves to espouse the ideals of equality while also enjoying the perks of capitalism a bit too much. (Which is normally fine with me unless you find capitalism to be an "evil")

 

Having said that, she is NOT a buffoon. She won a Congressional election by going door to door asking for support against a fixture in the Democratic party. That's why I love America. None of us sitting on this board behind our keyboards have accomplished such a feat, especially at such a young age. That's to be admired. 

 

The fact that I think she will have an underwhelming congressional career shouldn't be an indictment on her intellect, or her as a person. 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, jonoh81 said:

I find it interesting that leftist men are almost never the cause of so much consternation on the Right

 

Bernie Sanders is quite similar to Ocasio Cortez, and yet I doubt we could go through Sarah Palin's tweet history or Brutus' post history and find vitriol anywhere near this level directed at Sanders. Then they are all up in arms that they've been called sexist. It really is all deep in the psyche. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, mu2010 said:

 

I have been served by a few female bartenders in my life and never have I used the term "barmaid" to describe one - seems like you had to go out of your way to use that antiquated word in 2018. And what exactly is wrong with being a bartender again? John Boehner of course was a bartender, don't see you using that against him.

 

Not a sexist, tho.


Very Stable Genius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...