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Discussion in 'Politics & Diplomacy' started by W. K. Lis, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. kEiThZ

    kEiThZ Senior Member

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    They all sound furious in front of the cameras. And then vote the party line. I can't believe that people think the GOP will toss out Trump while he's popular with the Republican base. They absolutely will not. Because they know they'll pay for it in 2018. The only way this happens is if there is substantial evidence that can be made public (is not classified) tying Trump directly to Russia.

    The GOP has the House, the Senate, the Presidency and over 2/3rds of the states governorships and legislatures. They will not yield an inch of power if they don't have to.

    Moreover, to them, Trump is an useful idiot. He doesn't have an ideological bone in his body. He only cares about winning. The most useful President they could ever have. He'll rubber stamp whatever they want. Even Mike Pence wouldn't do that. And they know that.
     

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    Except that it's fairly clear from the whole health care debacle and the discussions around tax reform that he's at odds with a considerable portion of the Republican party. Polls are also saying that if mid-terms were held today that the democrats would be regaining control.

    Trump may be popular with the Republican base, but that's about all he's popular with. His overall popularity ratings are abysmal, and that's going to be a drag on the Republicans going into next year.
     
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    We'll see. Keep in mind that Congressional districts are so badly gerrymandered that the Democrats need to win by over 6% to get a majority of the seats. So the idea that a small dip in GOP turnout will give the Dems a big win isn't really true. Moreover, Democrats are known not to turnout at midterms while Republicans always do.
     
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    Nobody knew keeping national secrets could be so complicated!
     
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    Nothing really changed since November and now. 96% of those who voted for him would still do so again if the election were held now in spite of the barrage of negative press. Support for the Democrats meanwhile has cratered since the election. The so-called "resistance" whom are the most vocal critics are probably less than 30% of all Americans. The silent majority stands with Trump and perceives him to be the victim of a witch hunt.
     
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    I suspect you're right. Trump seems to have forged an unholy alliance of three single-issue groups who will vote Republican as long as the party delivers for them:
    Suburban and rural working class whites: seem to enjoy appeals to their tribal identity like all the Second Amendment and anti-Muslim nonsense;
    Fundamentalist Christians: support anyone who will make the Supreme Court appointments they want; and
    Upper income people who actually know better but only care about personal income tax cuts for themselves (I worked with a lot of these people over the years).
    Throw in gerrymandering of House districts and Fox News and you have a powerful electoral movement that's completely immune to reasonable argument or decency.
     
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  9. W. K. Lis

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    From The Star, at this link:

    Donald Trump, who calls climate change a hoax, pulls U.S. from the world’s plan to stop it

    Trump’s decision, which isolates the U.S. from virtually the entire world, deals a blow to the global effort to fight the catastrophic impacts of sharply rising temperatures.

    France's Macron reply, from this link:

    Trump phoned Europe's top leaders to tell them he was pulling out of Paris - but France's Macron responded with public lecture telling him: 'Make the planet great again'


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  11. Long Island Mike

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    Everyone:

    After 6 months of the Trump Twitter Presidency here on July 4th it is time to look back at what has transpired
    so far - this topic is a good overview and shows what some Canadians think of Donald Trump...

    I now feel that it is not a question of if he will be impeached it is a question of when either the GOP will pull the
    plug or if one or both the US House and US Senate become a Democratic majority in the fall 2018 elections.

    There has been mention that VP Mike Pence - who is a staunch conservative - would be more to the right of
    Trump if he takes over the US Presidency but would be more rational and levelheaded then Trump is...

    It will be interesting to see how the next six months transpire especially with Trump and the GOP's polling
    numbers tanking due to fiascos such as the ACA repeal and replace which has little if any support outside
    the hardliners in the GOP and the fanatic Trump supporters.

    As most of us know each US party has it's fringe elements: the far right of the GOP and the hard left wing of
    the Democratic Party but what is forgotten by some is the centrist or near left or right which is a majority
    of the US electorate as a whole since they are drowned out by the very vocal fringes.

    I found this TTC picture today that I took notice to noticing Trump's picture and the destination sign -
    KENNEDY making me think about who was/is the better President...In JFK's case it makes me wonder
    how his life would have turned out had the events of November 22,1963 had not happened and also
    taking note that JFK would have been 100 years old this year...
    www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?69248

    Happy Canada Day and Independence Day to everyone here at UT!!!
    Long Island Mike - July 4,2017
     
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  12. TheKingEast

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    Trump's not going anywhere. 2 term President.
     
  13. W. K. Lis

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    ...as in jail terms?
     
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    Trump isn't going anywhere. I'm not happy about that either.
     

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