We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Trump's name is all over New York City. Other cities too. Always knew what he wanted to do, always made it happen whether it was buildings or cute models. The NYC tabloids took to referring to him as "The Donald" for good reason. Larger than life, glitzy big shot, tough guy too, and a bully. But capable of being big-hearted, warm, and charming. Tony Soprano with big hair.
To build big buildings and developments in NYC you need to learn how to be part Jewish (the money guys and lawyers in real estate) and part Sicilian mobster (the unions). Then you have to learn to bully and manipulate the devious and corrupt politicians. It's complex, and few can do it. And Trump was a WASP, which could have been a serious handicap.
Like mob guys, Trump talks tough and takes what he wants, but he has some sense of honor (the mob kind, the ruthless somewhat sociopathic kind which is also common in politicians). Loyalty and respect are all. Precision with truth not such a big deal, which does fit in well with politics.
Trump, I believe, holds career politicians and their mobster cousins in contempt. Elected to rock the boat and shake things up. I wanted that. Career pols are timid, follow the herd, and worry about their pensions.
Trump's biggest sin, I think, is that he's EFFECTIVE, and thus shows that we've been putting up with politicians who are... well, they're good at getting elected and that's it.
They HATE that.
It's not enough to just get elected. You've got to have something beyond that - to understand what works and what doesn't, and that the country doesn't WANT or need stuff that 'sounds really great and gets votes' but doesn't actually address issues or (heaven forbid) do anything to solve them.
You can campaign on promises for a long time. God knows pretty much every politician does. Actually doing things that solves the promises? Heh. Why would any pol ever want to do that?
After all, a solved vote-getting issue is useless. You can't run on 'I did this', because the voter goes "Well, what do we need you around for? I'll vote for the guy who's promising me free stuff."
But Trump doesn't care if a problem is solved. He's not focused on re-election - he's focusing on getting as much done as he can.
And that's something else they hate - he's solving the issues they've been using for decades. What does he expect them to do, actually try to do what's best for the country instead of working towards the next election?
And I love him for what he is doing and I don't get my panties in a twist because he says something some twit doesn't like or sounds crude. I'm tough and I can take that. Keep working for us President Trump!
Trump's doing just as I hoped when I voted for him. Considering what he's confronted with, I'd say his political demolition project is on time and under budget, with an acceptable casualty rate up to now.
People hate Trump. Ecause he pulled the country back from going down the socialist paradise wormhole.
If Trump had not won, there never would have been another Republican-conservative ever elected president again. The LIBTARDS came within just a few states of getting total power and never relinquishing it ever again.
The borders would have been fully opened and the western states would have been Mexico Lite all the way to the Canadian border. Those states would have voted in socialist lock step and the US would no longer exist as we know it.
Trump pulled it from their grasp at the last minute and they are bitter as hell about it.
I say F them and keep the Trump agenda and build a big beautiful wall even if we have to fund it with a GoFundMe page.
The SCOTUS is going to be 7-2 y the time Trump leaves office and safe for the next 25 years. That is fixed.
Now we need to fix social media. Old media, and the left wing universities.
Take America back and make it so the commies can’t do anything about it. Use a flame thrower if needed.