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Discussion in 'Social Discussion' started by electrolyte, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. jan

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    He really is just unfit to serve. I think he is just the sort of person that the process of impeachment was created for.
     
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    Trump's approval rating is down to 39%. It SHOULD be only a matter of time before he's kicked out... :fingerscrossed:
     
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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    I have no faith in congress. The leaders have proven time and time again that it's all about party not country.
     
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    This made me lol so hard.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    I still really want to have a conversation with someone who voted for Trump. Is there anyone here willing to admit they did?
     
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    Biggest part of this for me:

    To me this sounds like it would be brutal for lower-middle class young people who have a pre-existing condition and need good health coverage. Sure you may not be denied for having a pre-existing condition but you probably won't be able to afford it.
     
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    Read the press conference transcript and the whole thing's a dumpster fire but this in particular stood out to me: "I know you can say, oh, Obamacare. I mean, they fill up our alleys with people that you wonder how they get there, but they are not the Republican people that our representatives are representing."

    This quote is amazing. What does it mean? What alleys? Who are these mystery people hanging out in these alleys? Why are our representatives only representing Republicans now? He really has a fascinating way of using a lot of words to say absolutely nothing at all, and this is the best example I've ever seen.
     
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    Makes me think of this everytime.

    Half wits talk much, but say little. - Benjamin Franklin
     
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  10. electrolyte

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    You may find this interesting: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskTrumpSupporters/
     
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  12. jan

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    It's just garbage. But, I think I know what our idiot-in-chief means
    I think he's complaining about those town halls and other protests - he's saying those aren't the republicans that really live in that district and vote for that rep/senator.

    (To heck with the democrats that live there, or independents - and those that live everywhere else in the country).

    Sadly, I think T continues to have the strong support from his base that he always had
    http://www.cp24.com/world/trump-s-combative-stance-with-media-applauded-by-his-supporters-1.3289375

    but there are people in the middle that have fled (thus his approval rating of 39%). But even that won't do him in. It's all in the hands of our republican leaders in congress - and they don't give a care. They want to ram as much as they can through the use of EO before T crashes and burns (or just goes on extended Mar-a-Lago holiday, while Pence mans the helm).

    I'm just in shock that they can allow this to happen. Are NONE of them going to stand up for the country? The Constitution? I just can't believe it.
     
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    I'm watching this carefully. As you know, I do hope to work again (out there in the world :). And get employer insurance -
    But I've not had health insurance for a long time, and I'm old - so it's a real issue because I'm not going to go with the idea that I will get good insurance. You never know (and you have no idea what I've had to do to treat my asthma - there have been times when it's really frightening. I've managed but only JUST managed. A few times, I thought I was really not going to make it :( ).

    So, we're down to our two-state solution (Mass or Vermont). There are pluses and minuses for both - housewise, dd-wise and even dog/cat wise). But I am also mindful of health insurance and the loss of Obamacare. Mass won't give it up no matter what - IDK about VT.
     
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    Very interesting.

    I don't get it. I just don't get it. I do not understand these voters. I do not understand these opinions. I just don't.
     
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    This could get interesting.

     
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    From David Frum twitter
    (he's the Senior Editor, The Atlantic and Chairman, Policy Exchange)

    Decoded: one or more of NYT, CNN or NBCNews has a very very damaging story in the pipeline …whose accuracy has now been confirmed in advance
    https://twitter.com/davidfrum
     
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    Boo!

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    this is dedicated to milo despite being about richard spencer
     
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