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Old 11-18-2017, 03:53 PM   #1
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44th Weak of the Disastrous Donald

The 44th Weak of the Disastrous Donald begins with this LOL!

White House aides feed Trump ‘delusional’ higher poll numbers to keep him happy

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According to a report at Politico, aides to embattled President Donald Trump feed him data from internal polls that don’t reflect public sentiment in order to keep his spirits up — although some White House insiders call the numbers “delusional.”

Like many presidents, Trump is fascinated with how he is perceived by the public and has been known to forward polls showing support from the American public to members of Congress to keep them in line with his agenda.

The report notes that White House aides show Trump polls designed to make him feel good, according to insiders, with many of those same polls weighted towards voters who cast ballots for him in 2016 or have made their enthusiasm for Trump known.

The report goes on to state that Trump relies on internal polling that even some White House deride as “delusional” or “just not accurate,” which are described as “almost always higher than his public polling numbers.”

Confronted with one poll that showed support for Trumpcare, one senior aide commented, “I wouldn’t trust our polling on that,” but that didn’t stop the president from being disappointed when both houses of Congress failed to pass any reforms, including Trump’s promise to “repeal and replace” popular Obamacare.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:59 PM   #2
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Talk about poll numbers.

Do Republicans even like Trump?

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President Donald Trump's base hasn't abandoned him, but at least one poll this week found support had slipped slightly among Republicans.

The latest weekly survey from Lucid found 71.85 percent of Republicans approved of the job Trump was doing as president. That's a decent result but not exactly stellar popularity among one's own party. It also represented a more than 3 percentage point drop from the week prior, when Trump registered 75.21 percent approval among Republicans. Overall, the latest Lucid survey pegged Trump's approval rating at just 35 percent.
"Mr. President, you're really popular with stupid people!"

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Old 11-18-2017, 04:08 PM   #3
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Trump paying own legal fees raises ethical questions

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As the investigation into Russian collusion builds, President Donald Trump has started paying his own legal bills, rather than using campaign donations or charging the Republican National Committee, and has created a fund to finance the legal bills of his former and current staffers—which could violate ethics laws if there’s a chance it could influence their testimonies.

After several months of the Republican Party picking up the tab, the president started paying in order to make things “even,” Trump’s attorney John Dowd confirmed on Friday to Reuters. The payments are for Trump’s personal lawyers who are helping him navigate the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether he obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey in May.

But it’s not just his own legal bills that he’s paying—Trump has also established a legal fund that pays for staffers who are also involved in the investigation, a method that has caught attention from the Office of Government Ethics. There is no law that bars the president from giving gifts and money to his staffers, but in the face of a tricky investigation, this case raises questions of whether Trump’s financial help will influence staffer’s testimonies, said Walter Shaub, former head of the ethics office.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:58 PM   #4
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Hey, Donald, how's that re-election looking now?

The stampede of Puerto Ricans to Florida is bad news for Trump

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Maybe Puerto Ricans will have the last laugh after President Donald Trump’s disastrous response to Hurricane Maria: More than 156,000 Puerto Ricans have moved to Florida — a key swing state in U.S. elections — since the storm hit the island in September.

That little-known figure should make Republicans nervous. If Puerto Rican voters’ past behavior is any indication, most of the new arrivals will vote Democratic.

The number of Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida was disclosed in a tweet from the state’s Division of Emergency Management on Nov. 14. It said the figure includes all Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida since Oct. 3, when regular flights started to leave from the island after the storm.

It’s a much bigger exodus than had been expected, and thousands of Puerto Ricans are still moving off the island every day, most of them going to Florida, the New York area, and Pennsylvania.
Also the Mid-terms might change the House majority.
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:19 AM   #5
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How is Florida on disenfranchisement? Can they find ways to keep newcomers from the polls? Never underestimate the insidious criminality of the reactionary mind.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:50 PM   #6
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Trump might not last four years — and here’s why

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t's only been a year since Donald Trump was elected president, but some people already want him out of the White House. The past 12 months have been long, dramatic and full of developments that critics say could lead Trump to end his term early—and they may be converging.

Trump's approval ratings have been tanking, hitting new lows seemingly every time another survey drops. As of Friday, Trump's average job approval rating was just over 38 percent, according to RealClearPolitics. His average disapproval rating was 57 percent, leaving him both underwater and making him the least popular president in modern history.
Related: Steve Bannon is Talking About Donald Trump's Impeachment Again
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:59 PM   #7
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Related: Steve Bannon is Talking About Donald Trump's Impeachment Again

"[Ryan could] break the back of the grassroots and their enthusiasm for '18, and we lose those seats, and after they swear themselves in January '19, what's the first thing they're going to do? What's the first action they're going to take against Donald J. Trump?" Bannon said. "It's going to be payback for all of this."
He talks like that could be bad. But I doubt Tromp will face impeachment. He'll pull some nasty shit first to foil that, like declaring national emergency, martial law, round up dissidents, etc. Is your passport up to date and handy?

"But that shit is illegal!" you might whine. Tough. Tromp gives orders, military obeys. If senior officers refuse to follow such illegal orders, Tromp fires and promotes generals till he finds compliant ones, just as Nixon got to Bork.

Tromp remains in campaign mode because it's what he does best. What happens if/when he shifts to self-preservation mode? Review his history and guess.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:49 PM   #8
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General HR McMaster has a few unkind words to describe President Trump.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephberns...ews#.tnvxMNNPm

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The top national security official dismissed the president variously as an “idiot” and a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner,” the sources said.

A sixth source who was not familiar with the details of the dinner told BuzzFeed News that McMaster had made similarly derogatory comments about Trump’s intelligence to him in private, including that the president lacked the necessary brainpower to understand the matters before the National Security Council.
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General HR McMaster has a few unkind words to describe President Trump.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephberns...ews#.tnvxMNNPm
Hmmm, if this gets splashed around enough to come to Tromp's attention, we could see another "You're fired!" moment. But what moron would he appoint as a replacement? Would the nation be better- or worse-off without McMaster?
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Incompetence is a feature for the Republican Party — not a flaw

Trump is 'biggly featured' then!

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It has been said that Newt Gingrich is “a dumb person’s idea of a smart person.” Who coined that phrase is a matter of scholarly dispute, but there is broad agreement that the sentiment is applicable. I will go further and say this characteristic of Newt’s is not just a personal foible; it establishes a model for Republican politicians and operatives since his time in Congress.

Having had the opportunity as a former congressional staffer to experience his speakership up close, it was clear to me that Gingrich had a ready opinion on every subject from aardvarks to Zoroastrianism. He was usually wrong. But through a combination of confident and aggressive assertion, citation of “facts” and “statistics” that, while specious and cherry-picked, the listener was not in any position to immediately refute, and the glibness that masquerades as eloquence, he dominated his colleagues and set the House of Representatives on its path to becoming the extremely unfunny joke it is today.

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The Republican so-called experts’ pronouncements weren’t exactly unplanned. In early 2001, just before George W. Bush’s inauguration, the Heritage Foundation produced a policy document intended to help the incoming administration choose personnel. The authors stated the following:

. . . the Office of Presidential Personnel must make appointment decisions based on loyalty first and expertise second, and the whole governmental apparatus must be managed from this perspective.

A decade and a half later, Trump’s operatives must have been impressed by one of the document’s authors, George Nesterczuk; he was nominated to become director of the Office of Personnel Management, but later withdrew his nomination, complaining about “partisan attacks” (possibly a euphemism for “careful scrutiny”).
Yes the Rethuglicans avoid facts that prove they are dipshits!
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Nah, I think we'll see another hostage video. McMaster will come out saying Tromp's the smartest, ever, biggest IQ, and also that hat lady down in Florida is crazy.


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Hmmm, if this gets splashed around enough to come to Tromp's attention, we could see another "You're fired!" moment. But what moron would he appoint as a replacement? Would the nation be better- or worse-off without McMaster?
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Trump faces quick and furious backlash after defending Roy Moore: ‘Sexual predator supporting a sexual predator’

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The internet was aghast after President Donald Trump continued to back embattled Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, despite continued allegations of sexual impropriety by the conservative attorney who was twice ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court. Moore is facing Democrat Doug Jones in the December 12 special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions (R-AL) was confirmed as Attorney General.

Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House as he left Washington, DC to go to his golf properties in Florida, President Trump was asked “is an accused child molester better than a Democrat?”

“Well, he denies it,” Trump replied. “Look, he denies it. I mean, if you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours, he totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen and you know, you have to listen to him also.”
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:49 PM   #13
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Eight weeks shy of a year. Good god it's been exhausting. Another three years of this utter craziness and lack of professionalism. Yay.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:13 PM   #14
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The 44th Weak of the Disastrous Donald begins with this LOL!

White House aides feed Trump ‘delusional’ higher poll numbers to keep him happy



They should feed him hard drugs.

Seriously, is anyone else wondering if the intelligence agencies are considering Trumps mental state and if there are ways, such a drugs to control him?

Is there a way to throw a net over this lunatic?
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:50 PM   #15
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They should feed him hard drugs.

Seriously, is anyone else wondering if the intelligence agencies are considering Trumps mental state and if there are ways, such a drugs to control him?

Is there a way to throw a net over this lunatic?
Trump has not even seen a doctor for a physical checkup since taking office.
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Trump has not even seen a doctor for a physical checkup since taking office.

"Calling Dr Kervorikin!"
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:51 AM   #17
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Usually just avoid the Orange Fuckwad. Every single comment he makes is an assault. He's a loathsome pig. But I was forced to hear him opine on Moore, Putin and the supposed "big beautiful tax cut for Christmas."

Fuck you! You don't fucking dispense gifts to the American people like you're a huge orange Santa. Just do your job. We pay you to do your job, we don't grovel at your little pig feet looking for crumbs. Also it's NOT A TAX CUT and anyway YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT'S IN THOSE BILLS. You had NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

And what were you doing talking to Putin for an hour and a half like he's your best bud? Give us a break that it's about "Syria." The fuck do you know about "Syria" And since when is Putin a foreign policy master? He's been selling himself as "tough on terror" forever while robbing his country blind, like you, you fuckhead.

Judge Roy Moore? Go fuck yourself you slimey sleazebag. Go molest a 14 yr old, and stay away from your grandkids.

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The thing that bothers me the most is that from now until the end of time his face will be on every group picture that shows presidents. I just want to erase him from our history books and documents.
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The thing that bothers me the most is that from now until the end of time his face will be on every group picture that shows presidents. I just want to erase him from our history books and documents.
They should put him on a three-dollar bill.
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White House adviser Gary Cohn faked bad connection in conference call to get Trump to stop talking

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Carper confirmed that yes, he was at a meeting with a group of Democrats, Cohn and two other White House aides when Cohn got up to take a call on his cell phone. Cohn announced that it was the president and that he’d like to join the meeting via phone.

“Which was nice,” Carper said. “Nice of him to do that. Fifteen minutes later, the president’s still talking. And I said to Gary, it was a room where we’re all sitting around this big table, and I said, ‘Gary, why don’t you do this: just take the phone from, you know, your cell phone back and just say, Mr. President, you’re brilliant but we’re losing contact and I think we’re going to lose you now, so goodbye.'”

“And that’s what he did,” said Carper. “He hung up.”
Wish we could just 'disconnect Trump' when he talks too much, and 'Hello this is..." is enough of his shit.
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Wish we could just 'disconnect Trump' when he talks too much, and 'Hello this is..." is enough of his shit.
Hasn't he violated the terms of service for his cellphone?
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Everything the Trump campaign told you about the connections between Trump and Russia was a lie: Bill Moyers

Lying Liars lying baldly and biggley!
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Would the nation be better- or worse-off without McMaster?
In my opinion much worse.

Trump doesn't really listen very often but, for whatever reason, seems to listen at least a little to the Generals he's got close. McMaster's close working relationship with Mattis is good for maintaining some stability in foreign policy. NSC does the cross department fusion giving a voice to otherwise ignored (by Trump) departments with key foreign policy roles. Mattis manages the hard power portions. Between them they can at least try to keep something going on foreign policy between cleanup of twitter rants.

McMaster also isn't a stereotypical military leader. He's got a PhD in history. His thesis took the US military leadership to task for failing to challenge preconceptions of civilian leadership during the Vietnam war. That thesis served as the basis for his book "Dereliction of Duty." The title is a good hint about him. He seems more disposed towards what one of my old Brigade Commanders termed the "frank and passionate discussion" school of defining duty. Personally I want that kind of voice near Trump as often as possible.

His day job kept him from building the depth of civilian experience you'd normally expect for the job. He does have some relevant other experiences . From his wikipedia entry
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After the Gulf War, ... became a research fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Consulting Senior Fellow at IISS.[International Institute of Strategic Studies; a British think tank dealing with international affairs]
He's not a great fit for the job in a normal administration. Times aren't normal. For this administration I have a hard time thinking anyone could do better. It's even harder when you consider that a lot of the people that would be qualified might not want to accept.

There's a shorter argument in support of keeping McMaster. Trump's base (and Steve Bannon) hates him. They tried to get him fired over the summer. Bannon got fired instead.
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