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Trump Part 11

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Gaius, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    Jeff Flake (sen) quits; giving a damming speech on the Trump WH.

    Also Bob Corker (sen) has been very open describing the disaster and his concern of this President.

    The wagons may be circling to end this menace.
     
  2. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    If GOP senators quit and alt right candidates fill their vacancies, I'm less sure the remaining senators will have the balls to take any action, if they haven't got them by now.
     
  3. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    The question is - how much better is President Pence ?

    Or I would ask those who don't like Theresa May whether they would be happy if she quit and John Redwood became PM?
     
  4. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 pfm Member

    Pence is a corporate tool and a religious nut, but still I think him unlikely to blow up the world, and would prefer him just for that.
     
  5. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron You're home early...

    après moi la tempête de merde
     
  6. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    This is Steve Bannon's objective; and a very scary notion.
     
  7. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    All well and good, but can a madman like Trump be stopped? I have my doubts. Hit him and he hits back harder.

    [YOUTUBE]8uVk0KdPLpc[/YOUTUBE]
     
  8. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    Whilst the Trump part 10 has closed and we are on to recent events, I'm going to post the last comment from Jack Barron which I think is salient:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by notaclue View Post
    They should have listened to Tony Schwartz. He knew. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...iter-tells-all
    Mmm. Interesting article.

    I like what Schwartz says about ghostwriting Trump's The Art of The Deal:

    “I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

    "If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”
     
  9. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The potential for nuclear response to twitter content is becoming a surprisingly useful grading scale for US presidents.

    PS Right from the get go I saw Trump for exactly what he is (narcissistic sociopath with very little intellect or maturity) but his recent behaviour is surprising even me. I can’t imagine he can last the presidential term.
     
  10. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 pfm Member

    He does seem to actually be losing maturity. Who would have thought it possible.
     
  11. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Don,

    Yeah, one more year of reverse maturity and he'll be wearing diapers. I just hope Trump shits himself before he screws us.

    Joe
     
  12. mykel

    mykel Perpetual Hack

    Watch him speak 20 or more years ago.
    Not the most eloquent, but at least he could string two coherent sentences together.
    Compare that to today where he can barely get through one, and as far as coherent, not so much.
    At this point he an barely read the teleprompter.
    He is clearly well past the beginning of mental decline
     
  13. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered


    I agree, they're delivering the party to Bannon and Trump on a silver platter.
     
  14. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Decent man that Jeff Flake. But unfortunate name as 'we' needed him to stay and fight against dotard.
     
  15. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
     
  16. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    Vaguely along those lines, an interesting column from the NYT's David Brooks:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/...lick&contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=article

    The unpalatable fact is that Trump has won - he and Bannon are now the Republican Party, which, although it is in denial, has, like Esau in the Biblical account, sold its birthright for a bowl of soup (or tax cuts in its case). It is, in effect, an abject surrender, a complete abrogation of its principles. Abe Lincoln would almost certainly be tossed out of this party.

    Perhaps time for a third party? After all, the Republicans replaced the Whigs in US politics. Time for something to replace the Republicans?
     
  17. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    This is needed, but the Republicans are just smart enough, just, to not do this. Splitting the GOP would hand the House and Senate to Democratic majorities.

    Instead, as with Corker and Flake, one by one the (relatively) sensible GOP members will erode away and cede the party to the loonies.
     
  18. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

  19. FireMoon

    FireMoon pfm Member

  20. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    Russiagate has been settled.

    Move along. Nothing to see.

    "It is now commonly agreed, after many months of COSTLY looking, that there was NO collusion between Russia and Trump. Was collusion with HC!" https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/923905540291522560

    I cannot recall Trump ever knowingly have lied so that clears things up.
     

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