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  • Mar 16, 2019 02:39 PM
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    Imagine this mental catch-22. You're 18, just graduated from HS, enter them military, and 9 months later you're killing people in Vietnam. Some orders come down that orders your platoon to slaughter an entire village. You come upon some very young kids huddled somewhere in the village, and your commanding officer orders you to "kill them" and you follow orders and murder several little kids.

    Man, that has to haunt guys for the rest of their lives.

  • Mar 14, 2019 07:13 PM
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    This is a marathon just to get to the nomination, then another half marathon to get to WH. Need to plan accordingly.

  • Mar 14, 2019 07:13 PM
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    TJ Wrote:

    Biden and Sanders are 2 leaders in current polling. If they don't connect with and truly reach the 18 - 45 year old voters, the serious problem is disassociated persons who never complain about the local restaurant but never spend a minute or a dime at it.

    Just being a better choice isn't enough.

    My speculation is the ticket will be a combination of older and younger, and Male and Female. There are various combinations there. Unlikely to be two men, or two women. Nor two over 65 , or two sub 60.

    But hell any Democratic combination looks far far better than Trump and Pence.... that is such a mind boggling odd couple ticket for so many reasons; a pathological con artist and homophobic racist. Trump thinks he has the obligation to sexually harass all women (because women love being harassed), and Pence & wife have their own bedrooms since the day they were married.

  • Feb 05, 2018 11:49 AM
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    I watched his veto speech. It was filled with rambling ranting riffs from the deranged mind of Donald Trump.

    1-2 lines of written script

    30sec - 120sec of riffing

    1-2 lines of written script

    30sec - 120sec of riffing

    1-2 lines of written script

    etc, etc, etc.... and in the background is over a dozen straight faced high government officials just standing behind him in a show of unity.

    I swear Trump is only person I have ever seen that can act like he totally wasted without ever having a drink. But, who knows what Antipsychotics medication he maybe be on. Does not matter anyway.

  • Mar 14, 2019 07:13 PM
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    He throws some red flags for me, but at the moment its more of a gut reaction to him rather than any specific policy. He seems to be saying a lot of what democrats want to hear.

    I don't know what term to put on it, but the in news clips he comes across with over-the-top enthusiasm, in other words its political theater; he not being completely authentic, its a political persona of himself that he is projecting. The audience enjoy that over-the-top "rally" energy that he is projecting when they see him in person, but its not sustainable because its not 100% real. It causes burn out for anybody who is performing at an elevated energy level day after day. When a person is authentic, they are not pushing themselves beyond their limits to maintain an image of themselves that is a performance.

    For him to succeed he needs to rise quickly in the polls so his popularity feed back into his campaign. If he does not rise quickly into the top 5, I think he will likely be one of first to drop out.

  • Mar 12, 2019 02:59 AM
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    lonely bird Wrote:
    wwjd Wrote:

    The only strategy I think he ever thinks about is his exit strategy. He wings everything else based on the color of the wind.

    If he perceives himself cornered, my best guess is that his plan is to resign and pardon's in advance his entire inner circle as he flies to Mara-largo. He'll fain having a heart attack as the reason for resigning, or whatever, declare victory, and go build Trump towers in Moscow and North Korea.

    ....leaving us with Mike Pence, who will save us from homosexuality.

    As they say on the Stephanie Miller show: Pence is in it up to his albino eyebrows.

    I am not sure what that means, but Pence has several homosexual type mannerism, sometimes referred to as "Feminine". If he were a Democrat, the right wing would be roasting him constantly for his lack of being a "Man's man". He clearly has a submissive personality.

  • Mar 13, 2019 07:51 PM
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    Buy free range chickens. At least they have somewhat of a real life.
  • Mar 12, 2019 02:59 AM
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    IMO, The only strategy he ever thinks about is his exit strategy. He wings everything else based on the color of the wind and the morning report on Fox and Friends who [insert crude metaphor about sucking male genitalia].

    If he perceives himself cornered, my best guess is he will pardon his entire inner circle, resign, the he fly off to Mara-largo within a 3 hour period. He'll fain having a heart attack as the reason for resigning, or whatever, declare victory, and go build Trump towers in Moscow and North Korea.

    ....leaving us with Mike Pence, who will save us from homosexuality.

  • Mar 12, 2019 10:52 AM
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    a Republican Senate will not vote to remove Trump unless he literally shoots someone in the middle of 5th Avenue. And hell - I could see any number of Republicans sticking with him even if he did murder someone in cold blood on 5th Avenue. That's just the way things are whether you like it or not.

    Or imagine him saying in front of witnesses who record him stating "I want Hillary Clinton assassinated. Find somebody to do it, and get it done immediately"

    Trump likely would be impeached by a very narrow margin, but there several republican senators would rationalize his orders as being in the public interest and his heart was in the right place.

  • Mar 12, 2019 02:59 AM
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    ...And Cevallos said Trump very may do it by tweet. It got a laugh on MPT Daily, but Cevallos explained with a straight face that we should expect it to happen. The MTP panel seemed to agree a pardon was a win-win for Trump. The worse things get for everyone else, the better things get for him.

    And yes, Trump could literally could say "I am pardoning Paul Manafort because he kept his mouth shut about other crimes" and there is nothing anybody could do about it.