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  • Nov 07, 2020 11:29 AM
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    I posted a blog about 4 years ago about some of Trump's legal problems in an article titled "Donald Trump, slum lord".

    As it turns out, his legal problems will really "come home to roost" in he near future.

    All the more reason why Donald Trump is demanding that he's legally entitled to keep his lifetime access to classified documents. He's going to need the income from selling them to Russia, China, North Korea, etc to pay his legal bills from the massive lawsuits that are waiting for him starting Jan 20th, 2021.

    Trump might not understand what in those classified docs, but he knows they are worth $10s of millions to foreign governments. And just like Pardons, its a never ending supple of free money that doesn't cost him anything nor any work, and best of all, the buyers come to him with offers. CIA might as well send the information directly to Putin.

  • Jan 13, 2021 05:07 PM
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    Dutch Wrote:

    . So again it shows that things don't work with an 2 party system, if one party broke all the "rules" and "laws"

    Sorry this country got plenty of things to learn.

    Well Dutch, you are probably decades ahead of the reality of your ideas becoming true. What you are suggesting is true for the long term, all things must evolve into something better, stronger, and wiser, or they die. The same is true for the US constitution and the USA, and mankind. During this process there are steps backs, but IMO far more many steps forwards. In the time frame of a human life (about 80 years), its just a blink of eye, but to us progress seems soooo slow.

    The essences of what you say is true over the course of history. If we were to write a constitution from scratch, we would keep what is good from the current one and other countries, and toss out what is no longer important (ie the right to own weapons), and keep what is considered to be universal truths (ie all human beings are created 100% equal, and always have been). Any nation, including the US, must evolve for the better, or otherwise it will fall because people like Donald Trump will rise to power and destroy the country.

    I suspect that if you lived back in the 1700s- 1800s, you would be a free white man who is rightfully outrage about slavery, pointing out how the US constitution declares all men are equal, but at the same time has legalized slavery, and never living to see equal rights become law..... Slowly, and it still continues, progressing forward despite a hell of lot push back from about 30% of society that is ignorant and selfish. Donald Trump will be a long term historical example of worst of what mankind can be. He will be right there with Hitler and other powerful leaders that failed because they pursued injustice over judice, bad over good, exclusive over inclusive. Put 10 harcore Trump supporters in the same room, given enough time, they will turn on each other because that is their nature.

  • Jan 13, 2021 05:07 PM
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    if McConnell wants Trump removed from his backyard forever he will have to go down the conviction route and allow some relaxation of rules.

    Any new evidence will likely be made available to the media long before the Senate trial, and therefore Trump will be tried in the court of public opinion before the official trial. That would ease the pressure on Republican Senators worried about retribution if they vote to convict.

    Yes, I believe a majority of Republicans want Trump out of politics. They can see he create huge problems everywhere he goes, harming people, destroying things, and most of all incites others to do the same. He brings out the worst qualities in those that support him, as well as those who don't. He exploits weakness in people, places, and things. Republicans can see that just as much as Democrats.

    I would like to point out that the democratic party is lucky he ran as a Republican. He just as easily could have ran as Democrat, won the 2016 election using the same tactics supporting Democratic issues. And very likely would have 30% of the far far left supporting him and his methods for the same exact reasons the far far right have supported him. Those of us in the middle would hate him just as much, and see him as destroying the Democratic party and the country. We would like to hope that the democratic party has a higher bar, and would reject Donald Trump at the very start. I think there might be a slightly higher bar, but not as much as people think. Think about it, if he got 3 democratic Judges on the SC, and legalized DOCA, passed more Health Care laws, reinforced Roe V Wade.... how much push back would be getting from Democrats? What I am saying is there likely are Democratic Senators that are versions of Lindsey Graham, Jim Jordon, Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, etc, who would support Donald Trump if he were a Democrat, we just don't know who they are because they have not been flushed out, plus they support issues we endorse.

  • Jan 13, 2021 05:07 PM
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    Dutch, What you seem to be suggesting that you want Joe Biden to give a speech to supporters that they organize a lynch mob to storm the WH, take matters into their own hands, and deal with Donald Trump themselves.
  • Jan 11, 2021 04:44 PM
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    These far right wing groups have wanting to do this for decades, and Trump gave them the ultimate permission and the ultimate target. Its akin to doomsday preppers, they want a nuclear war so they can use their bomb shelter and have bragging rights that they were right about the end of world.

    These groups that stormed the capitol did exactly wanted to do, and really no more than that. If you think about it, they were just protesting because for them "Protesting" is storming a federal building, being destructive, looting, and harming anyone that was inside. That is how they protest. What they didn't do is develop a serious plan that used bombs, automatic weapons, etc, etc, and proceed to totally destroy the capitol along with everybody there.... To be clear, I am not defending them, I am just pointing out that they are soooo far to the right that what they consider protesting is attacking, destroying and harming. From their perspective Peacefully protesting is for pussies, fags, and wimps, real Americans dominate and destroy.

  • Jan 11, 2021 04:44 PM
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    What is interesting about the demographic differences between Democrats and Republicans, Democratic groups such as Black Lives Matter are focused on bringing about change through non-voliont protesting, while republican groups tend to believe that the most effective way to bring about political change is through violence\war\destruction. These are two very different perspectives. Non-Violence vs Violence. Non Violent protesting by republicans is difficult for them to do because it is not their nature. Their nature is to attack and destroy, that is how they try to solve problems. A hammer, a baseball bat, and a gun is what they use to solve problems.
  • Jan 10, 2021 05:05 PM
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    There have been officers fired. While investigating the riot, already the investigation has found officers posting pro Trump crap online that can be perceived as inciting people to storm the capitol.
  • Jan 08, 2021 10:13 AM
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    The whole 1/6 storming of the capitol was bad, very bad, but it failed and it failed miserably and quickly.

    My assessment is was a disorganized coup attempt by mostly of fringe paramilitary crazies who probably have been fuckups their entire lives. Come-on now, just look at who they deem as their Supreme leader of their movement to over throw the government: Donald Trump.

    If it weren't real, it would be a comical story line to a movie or book:

    A bunch of losers, fuckups, and mentally unstable people decided to storm the capitol truly believing the perfect moment has arrived to over throw the most powerful govement in the world. The man who inspires them is a narcissistic sociopath pathological liar that does not give a shit about anyone of them, or anyone else on the planet, and just wants to save his own ass and stay in power.

    With Donald Trump at the top the coup it was doomed to fail as it did. Throughout his entire life everything Trump touches become worses, and then even worse. Trump inspires crazy people to be more crazy (ie Rudy Giuliani, Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, etc). He does not inspire hardcore terrorists with very serious and devastating plans. What we saw was a coup attempt by the gang-who-couldn't-shoot-straight.

    One big take away, if it had been an event on par with 911, it would have been far far worse, far far better planned and executed. Real hardcore American based terrorists would have stormed the capitol with automatic weapons, been inside senate chamber before any congressmen had a chance to escape, detonated several bombs in key locations, and made sure that they killed all political leaders they could track down in congress so that it would not be possible to ratify the electoral votes.... Something like that would have happened if it were planned and executed by professional American terrorists that are serious like those who were involved in 911. I think we got lucky, this time. Next time it won't be a bunch of fuckups led by Trump.

    However, Donald Trump has been a slow rolling 911 event for the past 4 years, and just as deadly. Donald Trump harms and kills through an endless series of mostly paper cuts, one after another after another. Its akin to bleeding to death one drop of blood at a time.

  • Jan 07, 2021 10:54 AM
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    There is very high probability that Democrats in the House will impeach Trump before Jan 20th, but the Senate won't take any serious action, so he won't be convicted.

    The problem that Republicans now have is that Trump has made them the big tent party of all far right extremist groups, conspiracy groups, racists, and crazy people in general. What mix of people who are seriously dysfunctional.

  • Jan 08, 2021 06:56 PM
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    It should be noted that Twitter has very sophisticated analytics so they can see the ripple\wave effect tweets have. When Trump tweets, they are able to see what type of discussion it triggers, and what they were seeing was a strong indication that more riots were being discussed among Trump followers. More-or-less, the same pattern that led to the 1/6. Bottomline, Twitter was Trump's #1 weapon, and he had no intention of stopping his attacks and encouraging far far far radical to take matters into their own hands.