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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2220 on: April 16, 2018, 08:52:02 pm »
I can't believe Sean Hannity's real name is David Dennison.

Real talk, this is making me so excited. Keep the hits coming! This is better than any TV show!
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2221 on: April 17, 2018, 12:51:09 am »
I wonder what it is Hannity is hiding.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2222 on: April 17, 2018, 04:08:22 am »
I wonder what it is Hannity is hiding.

Well, we already know that he was hiding that Cohen was his lawyer. Which by itself is bad because Hannity has been talking about news concerning Cohen without disclosing his connection to him. This is a severe ethical violation.

...But the fun part is that unless he was just being shady for the sake of being shady there must be something worse behind this.

Did Cohen pay off some mistresses or prostitutes to keep their mouths shut about Hannity? Well, that's a personal issue between Hannity and his wife and the least bad scenario for him.

Did Cohen act as a go-between for Trump and Hannity? That could be another ethical breach if Hannity has been doing PR work for Trump administration while getting paid to do so (while we've just been thinking that he defends Trump and spouts Set Rich conspiracies simply because he supports Trump) and maybe it's even illegal, not sure about the laws in USA concerning these kinds of matters.

All we know is that IF something illegal happened, the evidence is now in FBI hands and Hannity is in trouble. If on the other hand this was merely ethically questionable and not illegal then he could have avoided all of this by mentioning early on "BTW, Mr. Cohen is also MY lawyer, but now back to this story about how FBI is unlawfully harassing the president's lawyer."

It's just that it seems silly to me if the bigger scandal is that Hannity didn't reveal his connection while trying to discredit the investigation rather than what the investigation actually can uncover about him...
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2223 on: April 24, 2018, 04:47:30 am »
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/trump-uses-personal-cell-phone-can-call-outside-advisers-without-john-kelly-knowing-report/

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CNN reported Monday that according to sources inside the Trump administration, the president is using his personal cell phone and not the White House switchboard because “he doesn’t want Kelly to know who he’s talking to.”

Early in Kelly’s tenure as chief of staff, it was common practice for him to either listen in on Trump’s calls using the White House phone or to check the printout of the president’s phone use. Amid reports of growing tensions between the two men, in which the president has aimed to circumvent his chief of staff, Kelly has been increasingly left out of the loop.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH!

I am certain that the same people who still want Clinton crucified for using a private Email server are equally angry at Trump doing something like this.

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2224 on: April 24, 2018, 09:04:45 am »
Now, Donnie, why would you be so paranoid?  I mean, come on, it ain't like you got anything to hide, now do ya?
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2225 on: April 24, 2018, 03:43:12 pm »
Kelley's gonna find out one way or the other.

Ironbite-the man isn't stupid.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2226 on: April 26, 2018, 03:11:13 pm »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/mike-pompeo-confirmed-secretary-of-state-senate-vote-1.4636716

Mike Pompeo, who thinks the Iran nuclear deal should be blown up (or at least "fixed") and thinks Edward Snowden should be killed, has been confirmed by the Senate to be US Secretary of State, 57-42.

He was advanced out of committee, 11-10, after Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who had harshly criticized him in hearings, voted to advance him.

https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=2&vote=00084

No Republican Senator voted against Pompeo (though Sen. McCain (R-AZ) did not vote). In addition, Democratic Sens. Donnelly (D-IN), Heitkamp (D-ND), Jones (D-AL), Manchin (D-WV), McCaskill (D-MO), and Nelson (D-FL), along with Independent Sen. King (I-ME), voted to confirm Pompeo.

His former deputy at the CIA, Gina Haspel, who may be facing EU-wide arrest if prosecutors in Germany receive a warrant, has been nominated as his replacement as CIA Director.

EDIT: Seen from a conservative nut on another forum as the entirety of his comment: "Good."
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2227 on: April 26, 2018, 05:31:07 pm »
Don't look too harshly at this.  Most people are thinking he won't really last as long as Tillerson did.  And even if he does, a Democratic Congress will be the first to successfully impeach Trump and Peance has to fill his own cabinet.

Ironbite-also 5 of the 7 Democrats are living in Trump landslide states and are trying to limit campaign damage.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2228 on: April 26, 2018, 05:52:39 pm »
Don't look too harshly at this.  Most people are thinking he won't really last as long as Tillerson did.  And even if he does, a Democratic Congress will be the first to successfully impeach Trump and Peance has to fill his own cabinet.

Ironbite-also 5 of the 7 Democrats are living in Trump landslide states and are trying to limit campaign damage.

Except that Trump is sinking in popularity even in those states. Voting against his picks and campaigning on how Trump broke his promises (get out of war, drain the swamp) and you're holding him to those promises has, I think, a better chance of being successful than voting with Trump.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2229 on: April 26, 2018, 05:54:32 pm »
Don't look too harshly at this.  Most people are thinking he won't really last as long as Tillerson did.  And even if he does, a Democratic Congress will be the first to successfully impeach Trump and Peance has to fill his own cabinet.

Ironbite-also 5 of the 7 Democrats are living in Trump landslide states and are trying to limit campaign damage.

Except that Trump is sinking in popularity even in those states. Voting against his picks and campaigning on how Trump broke his promises (get out of war, drain the swamp) and you're holding him to those promises has, I think, a better chance of being successful than voting with Trump.

I wonder if skepticism of the polls is playing a part. Remember how many predicted a Clinton landslide?
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2230 on: April 26, 2018, 06:22:06 pm »
Don't look too harshly at this.  Most people are thinking he won't really last as long as Tillerson did.  And even if he does, a Democratic Congress will be the first to successfully impeach Trump and Peance has to fill his own cabinet.

Ironbite-also 5 of the 7 Democrats are living in Trump landslide states and are trying to limit campaign damage.

Except that Trump is sinking in popularity even in those states. Voting against his picks and campaigning on how Trump broke his promises (get out of war, drain the swamp) and you're holding him to those promises has, I think, a better chance of being successful than voting with Trump.

I wonder if skepticism of the polls is playing a part. Remember how many predicted a Clinton landslide?

The results there were within the margin of error.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2231 on: April 26, 2018, 07:18:41 pm »
Don't look too harshly at this.  Most people are thinking he won't really last as long as Tillerson did.  And even if he does, a Democratic Congress will be the first to successfully impeach Trump and Peance has to fill his own cabinet.

Ironbite-also 5 of the 7 Democrats are living in Trump landslide states and are trying to limit campaign damage.

Except that Trump is sinking in popularity even in those states. Voting against his picks and campaigning on how Trump broke his promises (get out of war, drain the swamp) and you're holding him to those promises has, I think, a better chance of being successful than voting with Trump.

I wonder if skepticism of the polls is playing a part. Remember how many predicted a Clinton landslide?

The results there were within the margin of error.


This. FiveThirtyEight had Trump at a 25% chance of winning. That's the same percentage as rolling a D4 and coming up with a 1.

Trump supporters have a very predictable relationship with polls. Remember when the Rasmussen poll had Trump at 51% approval? Well, they were championing it as "proof" that Trump was actually popular, despite every other major poll having him at 45%, at best, with the FiveThirtyEight aggregate putting him at 40.1%. When a poll says something they like, then the poll is true. When a poll says something they don't like, well, let's just say that if I had a dollar for every time I saw a Trump supporter say something along the lines of "those same polls said Hillary was guaranteed to win," I could buy a video card in the current Bitcoin destroyed market.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2232 on: April 26, 2018, 08:28:12 pm »
Don't look too harshly at this.  Most people are thinking he won't really last as long as Tillerson did.  And even if he does, a Democratic Congress will be the first to successfully impeach Trump and Peance has to fill his own cabinet.

Ironbite-also 5 of the 7 Democrats are living in Trump landslide states and are trying to limit campaign damage.

Except that Trump is sinking in popularity even in those states. Voting against his picks and campaigning on how Trump broke his promises (get out of war, drain the swamp) and you're holding him to those promises has, I think, a better chance of being successful than voting with Trump.

I wonder if skepticism of the polls is playing a part. Remember how many predicted a Clinton landslide?

The results there were within the margin of error.


This. FiveThirtyEight had Trump at a 25% chance of winning. That's the same percentage as rolling a D4 and coming up with a 1.

Trump supporters have a very predictable relationship with polls. Remember when the Rasmussen poll had Trump at 51% approval? Well, they were championing it as "proof" that Trump was actually popular, despite every other major poll having him at 45%, at best, with the FiveThirtyEight aggregate putting him at 40.1%. When a poll says something they like, then the poll is true. When a poll says something they don't like, well, let's just say that if I had a dollar for every time I saw a Trump supporter say something along the lines of "those same polls said Hillary was guaranteed to win," I could buy a video card in the current Bitcoin destroyed market.

And even a 51% approval rating is hardly worth bragging about. Certainly not enough to call somebody "popular."
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2233 on: April 26, 2018, 08:28:19 pm »
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2234 on: May 02, 2018, 06:39:35 pm »
I'm getting nervous about the mid terms. 538 has Trumps popularity going up. He's still only at 41 percent, but its been increasing at a steady pace since January.
Are people actually liking Trump now or are they just getting more desensitized to him being president? Like the initial shock is over?