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Saturday, June 2. 2018
However, the wealthy tend to vote Dem, as do those dependent on the government whether with jobs or largesse.
My guess is that Trump will win in a landslide in his next election, if he is still willing to do this nasty job. This fairly ignorant and sometimes vulgar fellow is in tune with lots of Americans of all sorts. Just not with the self-anointed elites. Kanye and Kim like him, for heaven's sake. I do not like the guy, but I like what he has been doing so I will vote for him with enthusiasm even though my vote will not matter at all.
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I actually like Trump. I don't find him to be either ignorant nor vulgar. I find him to be typical of a New Yorker; loud, plain spoken, unafraid to give his opinion and not cowed or backed down easily.
Let's be honest. Trump is a fricking genius. He isn't a academic or phony intellectual. He is the honey badger and he doesn't care what your or I think. He has been "misunderestimated" all his life and uses it to his advantage. He may well be the most significant leader in America since George Washington. This is why the left and the Rinos want so badly to stop him. They have been running the country and stealing the taxpayers blind and Trump has spoiled there game. I expect the opposition to "JFK" him any day now. He must be stopped before he Makes America Great Again.
I also like President Trump. He is what he is and makes no bones about it. Plus, he infuriates all of the right people, which is fun for me to watch.
Remember NJ....Trump is only the weapon that we use against the Uniparty ruling elites. He is a sharp instrument on one end and a heavy, solid thumping instrument on the other end. Dual purpose.
I've come to like Trump. Being a Boston born and bred guy I am naturally put off by his personality, braggadociousness, and over-the-top language and tweets. But he gets shit done. Not just any shit, the shit he promised to do during the campaign. Other than, maybe, Reagan, no politician in my lifetime has done that once elected.
I may vote for him in 2020, it all depends on whether it will matter in my home state of MA.
As far as I can see he gets an A for effort, and an A- for accomplishments. His main failing has been not anticipating some of the backstabbing that has gone on to stop him, mainly from phony Republicans collaborating with the Democrats. But he has done a lot of good things, and has undone a lot of the illegal things that Obama did during his regime. And the fact is, he keeps on moving forward although nobody gives him any applause or credit for the many good things he is accomplishing. And he hasn't let this phony Russia thing slow him down--at least I think a growing majority of Americans are now realizing the whole thing was a fabricated attack by the leftist media and Democrats.
I would give the Republicans in Congress an F in contrast, especially when it was revealed they were totally dishonest with their promise to repeal Obamacare.
In another life I reckon Trump was born a Coon-Ass. As the old swamp saying goes, when someone does you wrong, "Don't get mad, don't get even, get ahead." He certainly fits the bill of a flamboyant deal-making don't-care showman that fits right into that gestalt, where the voting populace takes their politics seriously, but only as a form of entertainment. With respect to his political entertainment credentials, he makes Edwin Edwards look like a two-bit vaudeville carpet bagger.
I have a BA from a very highly regarded private school. I voted for Trump. I have lived in academia for more than 30 years. I know from experience how truly evil many in academia have become. I understand the loss of our education system and why it was done deliberately. I have seen the corruption of liberal attorneys and LGBT administrators who shut down a school newspaper for challenging their actions. Nope. I couldn't wait to vote for Trump. I was stunned when he first announced he would run. I was amazed when he eliminated his competion with such vulgarity and definite promises. In the end I voted for him because he looked like he could/would try to undo the damage the left has done to this country and to our children. He has done an amazing job and I will vote for him again. This time I will vote for state people who are also Republicans and even though I may not like them my prayer is that they will support our president. No ignorant honky here darlin!
What amazes me about those who don't understand our President is that they never read any of the books written by him (or ghost written,) which clearly lays out exactly how he thinks and works.
My mother, a FDR Democrat, thinks he's crass. she's College educated, smart as a whip, and yet she believes everything the MSM says about him. Last Christmas was... interesting. South Florida, and I thought the next Ice Age had arrived when I made the cardinal mistake of disagreeing with her and agreeing with our President.
I voted for Trump because at the age of 18 I used to be a liberal until I got my first paycheck and saw exactly how much money wasn't mine. And every year I've been watching the Net get smaller and smaller in percentage to the Gross. Trump wants to increase all our Net. That's good enough for me. (And, quite frankly, he's not... Hillary, or Jill Stein, or Bernie or, well, you may get my drift.)
I voted for him and will again. If you think he is crass, then you must despise every successful person on the East Coast, because he is absolutely the prototypical East Coaster.
There was one clinching argument for voting for Trump in 2016, and that was Hillary, a proven monster.
Since the Democrat Party is a full-blown socialist party with a dominant communist wing, it is probably they will nominate another monster of the Maduro type. And sane people will vote for Trump.
Funny how no one wants to call the whore-hound JFK an ignorant and vulgar fellow whose only purpose in life seemed to be to find somewhere to insert his penis. Must have been his cute Boston accent.
All the Dems have to do is promote the image that they are not all radical, crazy, and anti-American (or anti working people). I predict that they won't be able to do it.
I know there are Dems who are sensible and down to earth, but they have been swamped, in the media, by the lame and pretentious clowns, the neurotic cat ladies, and the malicious church ladies (SNL).
Trump certainly isn't anywhere near as vulgar as Lyndon "vietnam" Johnson, or as randy as JFK and Teddy Kennedy, each of whom the crooked media adored.
That the insider crooks who steal from taxpayers, burden debt on our children, and prosper by bribes, do not like him is a major plus factor. Tweet sunshine is a useful type of Brandeis disinfectant.
Drain the swamp!
You have likely seen
It claims Kennedy spent as much time looking for whores as working on the Paris summit with Kruschev:
“If the world had any idea how much of his time was focused not on NATO or Algeria or Vietnam, but on a hot date from Madame Claude, the perception of history would have been dubious, to say the least”.
I think his accent was part of it. But don't underestimate how much treasure his dad paid out to the reporters covering him. I would bet the whole Camelot trope was coined by someone in Papa Kennedy's back pocket.
Not only did the fawning media overlook his blatant womanizing, but they also didn't tell the people how crippled JFK was. He was almost constantly on pain meds and was wearing a very restrictive back brace the day he was assassinated.
I believe that there are Dems who are sensible and down to earth. But they are told when elected that they must toe the party line of they will be ostracized and unelected next election day. This is instrutional because this is exactly what the Dems want for all Americans. Tweet the wrong thing and you lose your job. The Dem motto should be "bake the cake or else".
"I've come to like Trump. Being a Boston born and bred guy I am naturally put off by his personality, braggadociousness, and over-the-top language and tweets." That statement seems to imply that "Boston born and bred" gives a person superior moral authority.
Another commentator opines that Trump simply acts like a New Yorker. I know that is painting with an awfully broad brush; but, I tend to agree.
Finally, I am more than a little puzzled by the assertion in the basic post that Trump is fairly ignorant. I presume that the intended message is that he is not sufficiently knowledgeable about subjects that the writer considers important; whatever they may be. On the other hand, he does seem to be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of world leaders on subjects that are important to the United States.
Trump acts, talks, and looks like a guy from the “outer boroughs”. Queens, to be precise.
He’s been looked down on by Manhattanite's (which most of you think of as “New Yorkers”) since day one. They made it plain he didn’t belong in the Big Apple.
Until he took a piece of shit, dilapidated property on a crappy block next to Grand Central Terminal, during the days when you wouldn’t venture into 42nd street and 7th Ave at night, unless you were packing or just ignorant, and turned that into his first eye popping property in NYC.
That investment helped begin the commercial turnaround in Midtown Manhattan. Combined with his now White House lawyer Rudy Guilliani, and an NYPD Commissioner who didn’t have his thumb up his ass, they helped turn NYC into the Mecca of tourism and prosperity it is today.
Regardless of the presence of Comrade Mayor DeBlassio and his ilk.
Donald Trump survived the crookedest real estate lawyers, mobbed-up building trades unions, and a totally corrupt NYC Council, to become the king of Commercial Real Estate in the roughest city in the world.
I think he has the track record to handle these assholes in the media and the D.C swamp.
Trust the Plan.
It will matter in the national popular vote total that is always trotted out to discredit the Electoral College.
I saw JFK when he visited the naval station at Key West during the early 60's. His face looked like a basketball from the edema caused by the chronic use of corticosteroids for managing his Addison's disease. This therapy also causes the bones to demineralize leading to deforming of the vertebrae. Thus the chronic back problems. He was one friggin' sick puppy and the Addison's was only part of the problem.
Agreed, the pro working class, classical liberal Dems are not at the national level or in the party hierarchy. I also suspect that they are few and far between on the coasts.