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  • Nov 12, 2019 07:05 PM
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    Schmidt Wrote: Well.....Nikki Haley is a Republican. And that says it all. Self interest first, party second, country third...oh and I suppose God is somewhere there as well.

    ..lol. I had not thought of Trump Republicans in that light. Yes, Trump has redefined the Republican party in his own image.

    1) Serve your self interest above all
    2) Use the party politics to advance personal wealth
    3) The means, ALWAYS justifies the end result.
    4) All other priorities must serve the first priority.

  • Nov 13, 2019 10:01 PM
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    Someone on MSNBC use a bank robbery analogy.


    Trump creates plans to rob a bank,
    he gets his crew to scope out the bank in advance,
    as they arrives to rob the bank, there are cops everywhere, so they scrap the bank robbery.

    Original story: Trump claims he was just going to the bank to open a new account and his crew was just driving him there.
    Story change #1: Trump claims its not illegal to plan a bank robbery as long as the robbery never happens. "Normal people plans crimes all the time, that is what normal people do!"
    Story change #2: Trump claims he had no idea his crew were going to rob the bank.
    Story change #3: Trump claims he was the true victim because he was being held hostage by his crew who were using him as human shield

    Jim Jordan claims that Trump is innocent because the whole thing is too confusing to figure out.

  • Nov 13, 2019 10:01 PM
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    I watched most of the hearings, Trump would easily be convicted by a 12 person non-biased jury. Trump is lucky this is a political process that will likely save him strictly for political reasons. Republicans would support him if he had ordered the CIA to assassinate Biden. Their warped rational argument is: "Donald Trump is innocent because his orders were not successfully carried out"

    Republican's most recent argument is that his illegal planned failed, so Trump is innocent.

    Mafia mentality: There is nothing wrong with planning and committing crimes. There is only one thing that is wrong, fucking up and getting caught.

  • Nov 12, 2019 07:05 PM
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    today.com/video/nikki-haley-let-the-peo...

    If you watch\read the full interview, or the highlight clips, She claims without exception that Donald Trump always tells the truth, she has never doubted his greatness, and is the smartest president ever elected. He is flawless, he is PERFECT!

    What is most interesting is Haley knows her own statements about Trump are completely false (BS), and she didn't have to make those comments, but she did anyway; she has no election to win and she does not fear Trump.... What she is doing right now is making a VERY HUGE long term gamble about her political ambitions to become the first woman president, and she's predicting that the future of the Republican party lay solely in hands of Donald Trump (and his family) for next 10-15 years. She is boldly predicting {my politically translation her comments}:

    "When Donald Trump is out of office, he still will continue to control the party with a choke-hold grip, and control what elected politicians say\do. As a private citizen Donald Trump will continue to hold his monthly rallies, attacking Republicans he does not like, and supporting Republicans who give him 110% loyalty. He will control the media talking points by constantly making every single day about what Donald Trump is doing, what he wants, and what he is thinking. Any topics that are not about Donald Trump become irrelevant. "

    She 100% on board with Trump, but she knows he is 100% a pathological liar and con man. She is not fooled one bit, and using Trump to her fullest advantage.

  • Nov 09, 2019 06:45 PM
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    Yeah Schmidt, it gets to that question: "Who's worse, Donald Trump, or the people that blindly follow him" (aka about 20%-30% of the population).

    In answering that question, we could dismiss Donald Trump as someone who has had serious mental heath issues all his life, and place a large percentage of the blame on his cult following who are drawn to him like alcoholics are to alcohol. But the reality is a toxic combination when brought together. Trump is powerless without his cult following, and without Trump, his base is headless.

  • Nov 09, 2019 06:45 PM
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    Thanks for the links. Its the kind of stuff I am interested in understanding better.

    These historical figures are what Malcom Gladwell classifies as "outliers". They have an extremely unusual combination of personality traits and skills, and tend to get to high places of power through a backdoor and\or exploiting holes in a system of government and society that others had not considered, or simply were will willing do to get there.

    Focusing just on Trump, once he is gone, he will leave behind a huge negative vacuum in the Republican party that can't be filled by Trump-wannabes who think if they can talked and act like him they can become president (or worse). They will crash and burn because their minds are not wired in the same extremely screwed up way, and simply mimicking Trump-like qualities (ie name calling, manipulating people, lying, etc) won't work for them like it works for Trump.... But Trump's die hard fans will still be demanding the Republican party to find political candidates who lie, breaks laws, steals from the poor and gives the rich, and so on. Personally, I estimate that there will always be about 20% of the population want an authoritarian government and corrupt leaders. They probably would thrive in Russia if they lived there.

  • Nov 06, 2019 08:33 PM
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    newsweek.com/kentucky-gov-matt-bevin-ac...

    I truly believe this is a good example of what will happen in 2020 when Trump looses the election.

    1) Trump looses the election.
    2) Trump refuses to accept election results and says he won't leave office. He'll claims election fraud without evidence.
    3) Trump will pressure Barr to publicly announce that the election contain frauds and declare national election is invalid.

    Goal: Delay long as possible and force the SC to make a ruling of somekind hoping that the SC will hand him the election or declare the entire national election invalid, and force a do-over.

    Then...

    While the SC is considering how to rule, Trump starts making phone calls to several SC justices just to say "Hi"

  • Nov 06, 2019 08:33 PM
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    TJ Wrote:

    The political mindset is ugly in this country. Potus is going to be in Alabama for a football game. People have been warned that anything that might cause embarrassment will get them kicked out of the stadium and banned from the stadium for the balance of the season.

    Hmmmm

    Through proper channels communications, Trump was asked not to attend, but he did anyway. Just one of many times he either not invited, or asked not to attend.

    Simply stated, he is like the unpredictable old uncle that nobody wants to come to family gatherings (ie Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc) because he has a long history of ruining gatherings for everyone, and often family members end up not speaking to each other for months or years. When he does not attend, everyone gets along just fine. He always find ways to dig up old wounds, use racist language, make insulting comments, etc, etc, and seems to enjoy causing as much infighting as possible.

  • Nov 06, 2019 08:33 PM
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    On the issue of Republicans being Ruthless.

    Its a key difference between Republicans and Democrats, Republicans by nature are willing go below the ethical\legal line because they know Democrats, by their nature, don't like to cross the those lines. Trump is the epitome of that. Literally speaking, there is no line he's not willing to cross, he simply weighs the pro\cons to crossing any line. Example, he would have no problem with ordering assassinations of political opponents if the pros outweighed the cons. And no one would be surprised if he has already hinted around the edges about that such as jokingly saying "Life would be so much better if XXXX just disappeared. That would be worth a pardon if that ever happened...hahaha, just kidding of course"

    And if he were reelected, as many high profile people have already pointed out, Trump would become 100% unhinged not having to be concerned about his, or anybody else, reelection. It would be non-stop abuse of power for 4 years. He could for example, order the government to pay off all his business loans as businesses expenses of the Presidency, and Steve Mancunian would sign off on it, and Barr wouldn't pursue it. What can be done to stop him after election? Another impeachment? Yeah right, he would love have another one just to keep his teeth sharp and watch his republican allies hiding under the nearest rock.

  • Nov 06, 2019 08:33 PM
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Oh there's more...

    USA Today: Beshear vs. Bevin: Kentucky governor's race could be decided by state legislature

    The process is probably more political than legal, and any legal hurdles could be overcome by a persistent messaging...and including getting Trump into the act to declare that Bevin is the rightful winner. Just remember, Republicans are ruthless.

    "A candidate can file a formal election contest with the state legislature, but it must be filed within 30 days of the last action by the state board of elections. The state board is scheduled to certify the results of the race for governor on Nov. 25 this year."

    We'll see what happens!

    kentucky.com/news/politics-government/a...

    From the reporting I've been reading, Republican leaders in Kentucky want to get rid of Bevin, even if they have to give the Gov to the Democrats. He is too much like a local version of Trump, willing to do Trump-like attacks on Teachers, police, and any other group that does not endorse him. If that reporting is valid, elected Republicans are willing to let the election stand just to get put Bevin on the sidelines.

    However, Bevin is likely to take Trump's advice, and find or create some reason that the election should be over turned. It is not about what is real or factual, its about what BS sticks to the wall and makes for great media coverage. Maybe there are 5001 votes that were determine to be invalid, or maybe Bevin claims the Deep State changed thousands of votes, who knows, its about finding something that peaks the interest of Kentuckians so their legislature feels they need to over turn the election.