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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #525 on: January 27, 2017, 12:29:11 pm »
So the US is officially out of the TPP? Be interesting to see if that actually helps bring the jobs back.

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« Reply #526 on: January 27, 2017, 01:22:09 pm »
Jobs have been leaving the country since the 1940s, way before NAFTA or TPP were even thought up. It's not going to change much, and TPP was pretty much dead in the water in congress anyways. Corporations have their own self interests in mind and probably don't really care much what Trump thinks. They may "create" some jobs to stay here to appease him, but most manufacturing is becoming automated or shipped over seas at a lesser coast anyways. The economy is becoming very much global and a lot of countries are trying to fight against it.

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« Reply #527 on: January 27, 2017, 05:43:49 pm »
Getting rid of TPP was the one good thing Trump has done so far and I just hope it doesn't get replaced by something worse.
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« Reply #528 on: January 27, 2017, 06:05:46 pm »
It already has: the Angry Cheeto.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #529 on: January 28, 2017, 12:56:02 am »
So question, why does Donald Trump lie so constantly, so obviously, about such trivial matters?

Is it because:

a) he's just that fragile and stupid?
Or as economist Tyler Cowen argues here http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/26/14386068/why-does-trump-lie

b) out of a deliberate political strategy to test which republicans are loyal enough to him to humiliate themselves in public for him so he can secure his control of the party and depose guys like Paul Ryan?

 

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« Reply #530 on: January 28, 2017, 01:37:55 am »
Michelle Bachman said something again: http://www.thegailygrind.com/2017/01/27/trump-adviser-michelle-bachman-claims-gays-islamic-terrorists-working-together-destroy-america/

Yes, "the gays" are in alliance with "the Muslims/ISIS" who want to kill them all because they both hate Trump and 'Murica more than each other. Also the Black lives matter movement is a secret gay-Muslim plot to end the world by making Jesus rise again. Or something.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #531 on: January 28, 2017, 03:52:33 am »
So question, why does Donald Trump lie so constantly, so obviously, about such trivial matters?

Is it because:

a) he's just that fragile and stupid?
Or as economist Tyler Cowen argues here http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/26/14386068/why-does-trump-lie

b) out of a deliberate political strategy to test which republicans are loyal enough to him to humiliate themselves in public for him so he can secure his control of the party and depose guys like Paul Ryan?
There's always Henry Kissinger's madman theory.

But that was only about someone pretending be a madman.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #532 on: January 28, 2017, 08:17:52 am »
So question, why does Donald Trump lie so constantly, so obviously, about such trivial matters?

Is it because:

a) he's just that fragile and stupid?
Or as economist Tyler Cowen argues here http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/26/14386068/why-does-trump-lie

b) out of a deliberate political strategy to test which republicans are loyal enough to him to humiliate themselves in public for him so he can secure his control of the party and depose guys like Paul Ryan?

It's a major trait of someone with narcisistic personality disorder. Lying to make himself seem greater than he actually is. Making big empty promises. Putting down people who challenge him. It's why he bullies the media. Because the media tells it like it is and it shatters his little ego. Narcisist attack those who don't treat them as the number one person in the room, world, universe.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #533 on: January 28, 2017, 11:25:39 am »
So only a week or so in and the next four years is shaping up to be popcorn-worthy.

Entertainment-wise my horror scenario was this dude turning into a boring sensible politician who'd just spent the campaign spouting fun-but-implausible things to energise the voter base only to drop them after inauguration day.

But early indicators are looking like he's actually going to DO some of them.  This is going to be HILARIOUS.


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« Reply #534 on: January 28, 2017, 01:27:59 pm »
Sure, for a white guy on the outside. For anyone else, its fucking terrifying.
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« Reply #535 on: January 28, 2017, 03:28:21 pm »
Sure, for a white guy on the outside. For anyone else, its fucking terrifying.

I'm "a white guy on the outside" and I'm fucking terrified at how he's telling the environment to go fuck itself.
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« Reply #536 on: January 28, 2017, 04:20:57 pm »
I'm a white guy on the inside and we're probably gonna have an ISIS attack on US soil that he'll do nothing about and WHOOPS THERE GOES THE BILL OF FUCKING RIGHTS!

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« Reply #537 on: January 28, 2017, 05:19:58 pm »
I'm a white guy on the inside and I don't feel fear like normal people.

I do however feel nothing but disgust and detest for the cabal of idiots and Russian Lickspittles he's surrounded himself with.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #538 on: January 28, 2017, 05:44:00 pm »
Sure, for a white guy on the outside. For anyone else, its fucking terrifying.

I'm "a white guy on the outside" and I'm fucking terrified at how he's telling the environment to go fuck itself.


That's absolutely fair.

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Oh, no, I am absolutely right there with you.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #539 on: January 28, 2017, 05:45:43 pm »
Sure, for a white guy on the outside. For anyone else, its fucking terrifying.

I'm "a white guy on the outside" and I'm fucking terrified at how he's telling the environment to go fuck itself.


That's absolutely fair.

I'm also fucking terrified that he might start WWIII with another nuclear power.
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