The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

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The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

Post by AbeFroman » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:54 am

The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

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To understand the madness gripping American leftists, try to see the world through their eyes. Presto, you’re now part of the raging resistance.

Like the Palestinians who mark Israel’s birth as their nakba, or tragedy, you regard Donald Trump’s 2016 victory as a catastrophe. It’s the last thing you think of most nights, and the first thing most mornings.

You can’t shake it or escape it. Whatever you watch, listen to or read, there are reminders — Donald Trump really is president.

You actually believe the New York Times is too nice to him, so you understand why a Manhattan woman urged a reporter there to stop covering Trump to protest his presidency.

And where the hell is Robert Mueller? He was supposed to save us from this nightmare — that’s what Chuck Schumer banked on. Well?

You spend your tax cut even as you rail against the man who made it happen. And you are pleased that cousin Jimmy finally got a job, though you repeat the daily devotional that Barack Obama deserves credit for the roaring economy.

And now this — Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, and Trump gets another Supreme Court pick. The court might tilt right for the rest of your life. He’s winning.

NOOOOOOOOO!!!

In a nutshell, our visit to the tortured mind of a Trump hater explains everything from Saturday’s mass marches to why a Virginia restaurant owner declared No Soup for Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Their loathing for Trump is bone-deep and all-consuming. This is war and they take no prisoners.

For most marchers, border policies offer a chance to vent. They didn’t make a peep when Obama did the same thing.

If children are their main concern, they could help the 23,000 New York City kids living in shelters. Or they could have attended the funeral of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the innocent Bronx teen hacked to death by a Dominican gang.

Instead, they give in to Trump Derangement Syndrome, which causes them to immediately and absolutely adopt the opposite position of the president’s — facts and common sense be damned.

Alas, they may look back on the last few months as the good old days. For Trump, despite his stumbles and the Mueller shadow, is finding a political sweet spot.

He is reaching a high-water mark in his presidency, with his support growing and expanding. Events, including big Supreme Court rulings and Kennedy’s retirement, give him chances to pad his advantage.

It’s a swift reversal from just 11 days ago, when Trump was sucking wind. The media was — again — treating him like a piñata over the separation of families on the border, and the White House was ready to fight a war it couldn’t win.

Then the president suddenly called off the dogs to sign an executive order ending family separations. Much of the hot air instantly came out of the resistance balloon, though protests continue because the left is embracing little or no border control as its passion of the moment.

Whether it’s because of Trump’s quick reversal and/or the left’s overreaction, polls are capturing the president’s rising fortunes. One survey showed most Americans were not nearly as sympathetic to the illegal border crossers as the media.

“I think it’s terrible about the kids getting split up from their parents. But the parents shouldn’t have been here,” a Minnesota woman told the Times.

Another poll shows Trump with 90 percent support among Republicans, matching the backing of President George W. Bush after 9/11.

And his support is broadening. A Harvard CAPS/Harris poll showed his approval rating hitting 47 percent, a two-point gain in one month driven by a 10-point swing among Hispanic voters and a four-point gain among Democrats.

Pollsters attributed the rise to the strong economy and that a whopping 75 percent approved of the president’s decision to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Finally, a Pew finding about Trump supporters upends stereotypes: Just 31 percent are white men without college degrees, while 66 percent are college graduates, women or nonwhites.

These signs of the Big Mo switching sides came before two Supreme Court rulings that favored Trump. The first upheld his revised travel ban for a handful of Muslim-majority nations, saying it was within his ­executive authority.

It rebuked lower-court judges who bought the partisan canard that it was a “Muslim ban.” Their invalid rulings stood in stark contrast to plain readings of the law and show them to be hacks blowing with the political wind.

The second ruling, which blocks municipal unions from forcing workers to pay dues, is a tax cut for workers who opt out and a blow to Dems in New York, New Jersey and other blue states. The nexus between unions and Democrats turned those states into one-party fiefdoms — and resulted in union contracts taxpayers can’t afford.

Both rulings were 5-4, with Kennedy supplying the swing votes in an otherwise evenly divided court. That Trump will soon nominate his successor and likely have that person confirmed before the midterm elections improves GOP chances to hold Congress and the president’s chance to cement his legacy as an agent of dramatic change.

Because Democrats set the agenda for most media, the immediate talking point was that abortion rights are threatened with another GOP pick. While that is unlikely, given the Supremes’ traditional respect for precedent, the larger fact is that there is much more at stake than any single issue.

Consider that the travel-ban case upheld broad presidential authority on national security, and the union ruling was among several supporting First Amendment rights of individuals against government infringement.

Rulings like these have long-term cultural and political impacts and explain why Supreme Court appointments can have an outsize influence on a president’s legacy.

Already Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s first pick, is enormously popular with those who believe a justice’s job is to make sure laws pass constitutional muster, not legislate from the bench. A second pick in the Gorsuch mold would secure a majority on the court for curbing government’s appetite for more domestic power, perhaps for decades.

And that could do something extraordinary for Trump’s legacy. All else being stable, putting the Supreme Court on an enduring constitutional footing would make his presidency one of the most consequential of any age.

Cue the wailing.

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Re: The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

Post by jeanV » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:22 pm

AbeFroman wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:54 am
The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning
True: Trump is winning the US political game.

But there's a catch, it comes at one small, negligible (to him) price:


.......................................the US is losing.


(deficit digging to finance the tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy in good years,
protectionism that will cost inflation and jobs, scuttling of alliances,
being fuucked by little Kim, soon to be Putin's bitch in Helsinki, it's endless)
Benedict Arnold Trump is a conceited idiot: Lock him up!!

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Re: The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

Post by Mikgof » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:30 pm

jeanV wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:22 pm
AbeFroman wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:54 am
The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning
True: Trump is winning the US political game.

But there's a catch, it comes at one small, negligible (to him) price:


.......................................the US is losing.


(deficit digging to finance the tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy in good years,
protectionism that will cost inflation and jobs, scuttling of alliances,
being fuucked by little Kim, soon to be Putin's bitch in Helsinki, it's endless)
All good reasons why I as a patriotic Brit want Trump to serve the full 8 years. Longer if possible
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Re: The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

Post by Slappy » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:52 pm

you need to put trigger warning on these for our 2 trump derangement syndrome victims

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Re: The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

Post by Slappy » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:54 pm

winnnin
mUst win more on all immigration
Nine months in to fiscal year, Trump could break record low number of refugees admitted to US
Posted by Ann Corcoran on Canada day, 2018


George W. Bush held the previous record low refugee admission years —27,070 in 2002 and 28,117 in 2003—following the national shock of 9/11.

Trump and GW bush smirk
Unless Donald Trump puts refugee program in to high gear in coming months, he will set the record for the lowest resettlement year since the Refugee Act of 1980 was signed in to law by JIMMY CARTER. GW Bush held previous record.

But, Donald Trump, if the present rate continues, could come in as low as 21,000-22,000 admissions before the fiscal year ends on September 30th.

Readers will recall that the President set the CEILING for this fiscal year at 45,000.

However, before you celebrate, remember that lowering the numbers for a few years is not enough, the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) must be reformed at its very basic level (requiring Congress!) or once President Trump is no longer in office the program will simply go in to overdrive as the Open Borders advocates and resettlement contractors attempt to make up for what they will see as lost time in changing America by changing the people.


As the fiscal year winds down this summer, watch for a renewed pressure campaign on the President to boost the numbers for FY19. The President sends his FY19 determination to Congress in September, but you can be sure that behind the scenes much haggling is already taking place.

As of today we have admitted 16,229 refugees to the US since October 1, 2017 (first day of this fiscal year). During the month of June the number was 1,908 a little above the monthly FY18 average of 1,803.

Here is a map from Wrapsnet about where they were placed.

Top ‘welcoming’ states in descending order are: Texas (so much for withdrawing from the program!), Ohio, New York, California, Washington, Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Minnesota.
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Re: The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

Post by Mikgof » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:36 am

Slappy wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:52 pm
you need to put trigger warning on these for our 2 trump derangement syndrome victims
I hope that you're not including me in that statement. As I've said many times, I want Trump to serve the full 8 years; longer if possible. The fact that I think that his incompetence is what will benefit the rest of the world, is neither here nor there. We're both on the same side. We both want him to stay in power.

Now Jeanv, on the other hand, thinks that Trump is bad for the rest of the world. He doesn't even care about the lulz. SAD!
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Re: The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

Post by WilyB » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:30 am

(deficit digging to finance the tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy in good years,
protectionism that will cost inflation and jobs, scuttling of alliances,
being fuucked by little Kim, soon to be Putin's bitch in Helsinki, it's endless)
I am all for free trade, as long as it is reciprocal. For the Chinks to rape our patents and getting richer and richer off our backs, that ain't no fucking fair. (I know, a double neg, you fucking orthnazies!) Is it our interest to get the Chinks richer? They will compete with us for precious limited resources such as oil, food, water etc.

Same with the Krauts, fucking the other Euros and the USA. Germany has a current account balance over 8% of GDP. The ECB says Europe in 2020 will have a positive rate of 4.5%.

http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/other/ ... 593f843a4c
https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/BN ... view=chart

This is batshit crazy, totally irresponsible and the USA would be incredibly stupid not to react. Trump is anything but stupid. Benz and BMW will suffer. I do hope though that Range Rover will be considered as an Indian company as a Tata subsidiary! :D
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Re: The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

Post by jeanV » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:59 pm

WilyB wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:30 am
I am all for free trade, as long as it is reciprocal.
For the Chinks to rape our patents and getting richer off our backs, that ain't no fucking fair.
You're conflating two(three?) issues here:

free trade: for the umpteenth time, the US deficit is not due to tariffs, but
to an insufficient US savings rate and to the fact the USD is the reserve currency.

patents (and I would have added, capital ownership in China): that's where the problem lies,

and that's exactly what the idiot child Trump doesn't even start to tackle

(along with the big problem of the South China Sea militarized islets)


Trump is a reflexive protectionist not by strategy but because he's a lifelong Democrat.

Another aspect of the fact Trump is toxic
(and owned by Russia)
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Re: The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

Post by Mikgof » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:39 pm

jeanV wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:59 pm


free trade: for the umpteenth time, the US deficit is not due to tariffs, but
to an insufficient US savings rate and to the fact the USD is the reserve currency.

That is Americas biggest problem. Being the reserve currency means that it is overvalued, making imports cheaper and exports more expensive. America has in effect been living beyond its means for the last 40+ years and as long as most trade is in dollars it doesn't really matter. If it wasn't the worlds primary reserve currency, then America's trade deficit would probably be reversed.

Perhaps Trump is brighter than he seems. The effect of his trade war will be more cooperation between the rest of the world in trade and finance and result in the gradual decline in the Dollar as the worlds reserve currency. That will certainly solve your trade deficits.
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Re: The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

Post by Ami Bidasse » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:04 pm

Schnell, bring me my Schtrump Pills ! :lol:

In Germany ? No in Indiana ! :mrgreen:

Last year in Gross Deutchland !

Ecstasy pills shaped as President Donald Trump's face seized in Germany

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Police said 5,000 ecstasy tablets shaped like President Donald Trump's head were found in a car in the lower Saxony region of the country.
SAXONY, Germany --
German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump's head, a haul with an estimated street value of 39,000 euros ($45,900.)
Police in Osnabrueck, in northwestern Germany, say they found the drugs while checking an Austrian-registered car on the A30 highway on Saturday.
They say the people in the car, a 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son, told officers they had been in the Netherlands to buy a vehicle but hadn't succeeded so were returning home.
Officers said they found about 5,000 of the orange, Trump-shaped ecstasy tablets along with a large, but unspecified quantity of cash.
Today "at home" !
Indiana police: Orange 'Trump-shaped ecstasy pills' seized

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This undated image provided by the Indiana State Police Peru Post shows what police describe as "Trump-shaped ecstasy pills." They are orange and stamped with a face. On the back are the words "great again," an apparent reference to Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."

PERU, Ind. (AP) — Police say orange-colored ecstasy pills bearing an image resembling President Donald Trump's face are making the rounds in northern Indiana.

Indiana State Police said in a statement that a face is stamped on the front of the illegal pills and the rear bears the words, "great again," in apparent reference to Trump's "Make American Great Again" campaign pledge.

Friday's release doesn't say how many of the pills have been seized.
Police say 129 arrests were made during a six-day traffic-stop operation in June. LSD, cocaine and other drugs were also seized.

Traffickers sometimes produce uniquely shaped or colored illegal drugs as a marketing technique to distinguish their wares from the competition and encourage buyers to return for more.
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