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Hard News: Trump 2018

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  • Shaun Lott,

    What you have all overlooked is how Donald is actually, like, really smart, and none of this will touch him due to his stable genius.

    Waitakere • Since Aug 2009 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Shaun Lott,

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    ...stable genius.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4587 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    apologies to Hank Ketcham – chronicler of Trump’s childhood…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7771 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    Trump’s bowtie persona would be Richie Rich, while everyone wishes he were more like lookalike Stumbo…. - maybe a little less golf...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7771 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    if you would prefer 2018 to be any less weird than 2017, you're likely to be out of luck

    Add into that the fact that this is an election year.

    Now the thought was that because many of the Senate and Congress seats up for election were safe as houses Republican seats then there was no way there could be a change of the balance in Congress or Senate ... and then there was Alabama.

    Can anyone imagine what Trump would be like with a Democratic majority in Congress or Senate or both? I sure as hell can't guess what he'd do.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4431 posts Report Reply

  • Neil, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    I sure as hell can’t guess what he’d do.

    There’s still some checks and balances though - lots of golf courses in South Korea Trump won’t want obliterated.

    He comes across more venal than psychopathic but the risk of disaster via misadventure looks high.

    I think a big danger is Iran going the way of Syria with the US incapacitated by Trump.

    Since Nov 2016 • 263 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Semmens, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Now the thought was that because many of the Senate and Congress seats up for election were safe as houses Republican seats then there was no way there could be a change of the balance in Congress or Senate … and then there was Alabama.

    The GOP Gerrymander and the Tea party base was meant to entrench the Republicans basically forever. But Trump has mobilised the opposition like nothing else. Even a top 10 Gerrymandered state like Arkansas can't resist a motivated turnout that has segments voting up to 98% against you.

    The racist revanchists who rallied around Trump got lucky with the Democrat's selection of Clinton. As Stephen Colbert so memorably put it, they were the only two possible candidates who could lose to the other.

    The Dems should rout the Republicans, but the Goldman Sach's Democrats like Clinton who dominate the party are as corrupt and out of touch as any GOP member. There is a high chance they'll shoot themselves in to foot by picking another member of the liberal establishment elite to run.

    Personally, I favour a Clooney/Winfrey ticket. Cover all the bases, them two. Actually, I might not even be joking.

    Sevilla, Espana • Since Nov 2006 • 2202 posts Report Reply

  • Neil,

    One the common smear tactics used against Hillary Clinton was blasting the internet with out of context photos of her at a social event with someone unpleasant.

    Since Nov 2016 • 263 posts Report Reply

  • Prudence, in reply to Neil,

    "Their line is much the same as what was used in Syria " Perhaps you could read this:
    https://www.sott.net/article/354637-Sott-net-Interview-with-Father-Daniel-in-Syria-There-Never-Was-a-Popular-Uprising-in-Syria

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2016 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    The GOP Gerrymander and the Tea party base was meant to entrench the Republicans basically forever. But Trump has mobilised the opposition like nothing else. Even a top 10 Gerrymandered state like Arkansas can’t resist a motivated turnout that has segments voting up to 98% against you.

    The racist revanchists who rallied around Trump got lucky with the Democrat’s selection of Clinton. As Stephen Colbert so memorably put it, they were the only two possible candidates who could lose to the other.

    Maybe the USA could do with a few outside electoral observers. Oh wait…

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/11/election-observers-united-states/506717/

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5399 posts Report Reply

  • Neil, in reply to Prudence,

    I’ve seen similar claims that there is no moderate Palestinian opposition to Israeli occupation.

    Since Nov 2016 • 263 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    WHOOP WHOOP THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

    Sen. Diane Feinstein has released the whole Fusion GPS transcript off her own bat.

    The first headline appears to be that the FBI was interested in Steele's work because it already had a walk-in whistleblower from the Trump campaign saying similar things.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Aaaaaaaaand … Bannon has stepped down from Breitbart.

    When a monster breaks free from Dr Frankenstein's lab and runs amok...

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5399 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    When a monster breaks free from Dr Frankenstein's lab and runs amok...

    ....the peasants take up their traditional accessories and hunt the bastard down, right?

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4587 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    The monster in Mary Shelley's original book was pretty sympathetic and misunderstood, albeit in a teen emo 'nobody understands me' sort of a way.

    Bannon, is possibly more of a more of a wight or ghoul.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Bannon, is possibly more of a more of a wight or ghoul.

    Alt-wight, surely?
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7771 posts Report Reply

  • WH,

    It's an attack on the left
    then a drive through the right

    Since Nov 2006 • 775 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Alt-wight

    where is that Like button

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19573 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    The man has no class at all...

    Trump "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

    Perhaps, Mr Trump, it's because they are the only people who find living in the USA under Trump a better prospect that staying where they are?

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 885 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    Icing the body eclectic...
    The sponge of truth...
    ...comb on over!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7771 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Porn industry worried Chump may tarnish their rep.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19573 posts Report Reply

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