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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Trump Fires Impeachment Witnesses Gordon Sondland and Alexander Vindman in Post-Acqui
    What a surprise, he no longer wants to co-operate with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    What a surprise, he no longer wants to co-operate with them?
    Because he's a vindictive baby-child

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    Trump is always going to fire anyone who tells the truth. It's anathema to his administration.

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    Well done to the OP, Humbert from memory and the Member's contributions ... 1000 pages!
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    Imagine that - Trump, the American president has amassed 1000 pages of gossip on a Brit Born Thailand based anonymous Internet forum...

    A forum with almost 350 active users - and, a few are actually American Expats residing in Thailand

    Mind-boggling ain't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Imagine that - Trump, the American president has amassed 1000 pages of gossip on a Brit Born Thailand based anonymous Internet forum...
    It's called Free Speech innit. Something I'm pretty sure baldy orange cunto would have curtailed by now if he could have.

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    Naw Harry - you're reading that backwards - Trump basks in the attention - he loves it - makes his day - just how do you spell Narcissistic?

    Just why the hell do you think he went through the trouble of getting elected? 'tis a shitload of work - ask any politician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Naw Harry - you're reading that backwards - Trump basks in the attention - he loves it - makes his day - just how do you spell Narcissistic?

    Just why the hell do you think he went through the trouble of getting elected? 'tis a shitload of work - ask any politician.
    Well that went sailing over your empty little head, didn't it.

    You are almost right in that the bald orange wanker loves attention. But he doesn't like criticism, no matter how accurate, and denigrates the press at every opportunity.

    If he could pass "libel" laws that stopped anything bad being said about him - you know, like he's a liar, a cheat, an adulterer and a crook - he would have done it by now.

    Does that explain things in terms even a trumpanzee could understand?

    I mean it isn't joined up writing or anything complicated like that.

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    Wassa matta - strike a nerve did I?

    Your "passion" is, well, a bit odd. You do realize the impact your posts have on the broad base of American voters who monitor this website for political direction. You just might sway one or two votes. But, I certainly wouldn't bet on it.

    So Be It.

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    Americans: we’re No.1, you’re all jealous of us and want to be us, Freedom & Democracy (TM)!
    Also Americans: don’t talk about us you’re not American!

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    Way up North...


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    Brave people... I'd take the lot of them over the mealy mouth Republican cowards in the house and senate.
    Pues, aquí estamos.

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    ^ off topic - but, the line is long. Take a ticket and get in line - Wait time is greater than five years - yup, gotta whole lot of folks that joined the queue before you.

    The average wait for all preference immigrants grew from about 2 years and 10 months in 1991 to about 5 years and 8 months in 2018 — a 97 percent increase. Overall wait times for immigrants have grown much longer over the past three decades.Jun 18, 2019






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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Wassa matta - strike a nerve did I?

    Your "passion" is, well, a bit odd. You do realize the impact your posts have on the broad base of American voters who monitor this website for political direction. You just might sway one or two votes. But, I certainly wouldn't bet on it.

    So Be It.
    Lighten up snowflake, he's a "World" leader, so anyone can comment on the inept, corrupt piece of shit.

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    The Democrats have Trump to thank for their existential collapse.


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    8 FEBRUARY 2020 • 1:00PM


    Last week, the Democratic party managed to appear, by turns, laughably incompetent, incorrigibly pompous, irresponsibly petulant, and tactically clueless. That’s quite a record.

    They do, of course, have a plausible explanation for this derangement. They are faced with a phenomenon that no sane, grown-up American politician ever expected to encounter. As Donald Trump unforgettably demonstrated in his address to the nation last Thursday (not a press conference, as he made clear, but a “celebration” of his impeachment acquittal), this is not political life as we have known it.

    If anybody is to have a chance of countering - or even surviving - this new thing that has replaced traditional democratic culture, an entirely different way of relating to the country will be necessary.

    What should have begun in Iowa was the re-emergence of the Democrats: they would, at last, be the top line of the broadcast news. From now on, all the drama and suspense would be with them. So what happened? They are the top news story for all the wrong reasons.


    OK – so it was a technical glitch. But it looked unforgivably amateurish in a country that prizes professionalism very highly. (If you can’t run a primary, how can you expect to run a country?) Even worse, it seemed somehow in keeping with the shambolic contradictions of their candidates’ positions.

    Can somebody tell me – are they a socialist party now (Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren)? Or traditional Democrats with blue collar roots (Joe Biden)? Or new centrists with a dash of identity politics (Pete Buttigieg)? Do they want to go back to the old assumptions about America being a moderate country with infinite respect for its institutions? Or spring into Leftwing radicalism with socialised healthcare and wealth redistribution which would have been unthinkable from a mainstream party not very long ago?

    In truth, it is not just the advent of Trump that has brought about this existential collapse. Any Republican who had defeated Hillary Clinton and her version of what the Democratic party stood for, would have had almost as devastating an effect because it was the decision to discard the old loyalties to what my parents’ generation used to call “the little people” that was at the heart of it.

    To base your message on an appeal to that tiny proportion of highly qualified, privileged women who are determined to break “glass ceilings” when the women of the Rust Belt are worrying about putting food on the table...


    But we know all this now. And the Democrats know it too. They just don’t know what to do instead. What do you say to people whose industries have gone and whose hopes for a better future – which was once the great American birthright – have been trashed? You say what Trump says: we’ll bring the jobs home by fighting the dirtiest trade war imaginable against the countries that have stolen them. Or what? The Democrats clearly have no persuasive alternative to this or they would use it, wouldn’t they?

    The traditional voters who have deserted them assume that either there is no other answer, or that the party that once represented their concerns isn’t interested in them anymore: that it has found a new home with metropolitan liberals who hold diversity and the rights of minorities to be more important than finding a solution to the terrifying consequences of post-industrialisation.

    But even with that said, there is something uniquely impossible to grapple with in the Trump ascendancy. What he has done is nothing less than make the currency of democratic politics redundant. What was on display last Thursday in his vindictive diatribe against everybody who had ever dared to challenge him was a quintessential example of the new dispensation under which all presidential hopefuls must operate.

    Democracy used to be about argument – that was the essence of it. Proponents of differing ideas and convictions competed with one another for the support of the electors who (in theory) considered the worth of the various proposals and chose between them. Lots of other stuff came into this, of course: inherited loyalties (many people who lived through the Depression would never have voted for any party other than the one that had been led by Franklin Roosevelt), specialised interests (the gun lobby), or local economic concerns (farming, mining).


    In spite of all that, there was at the core of the process, the idea that voters could be persuaded to change their minds through evidence and debate. As an individual, over the course of an election campaign – and even more often, over the course of a lifetime – one could re-assess one’s political position.

    I went on precisely such a journey myself, when life experience moved me from the Marxist Left to the free market Right. I simply decided that the former led to authoritarianism and shared poverty, while the latter was conducive to mass prosperity and individual freedom. Shifts are not always quite so cataclysmic: you don’t have to decide that you were wrong all along before, just that this moment and these circumstances demand a different answer. This happens to electorates all the time in a healthy, mature democracy.

    Between them, both Donald Trump’s personality cult and Hillary Clinton’s identity politics have undermined this. Trump has done it in the most obvious way by playing the demagogue’s game: only he personally can save the country with his inimitable gift for “making deals” and destroying rivals as he did in business. Forget about theories and principles: it’s all about how the leader handles his relationships with other leaders. Hillary’s identity pitch is less clearly sinister but it comes to the same end.

    Politics isn’t about what you believe: it’s about what you are. I could decide to stop being Marxist, but I can’t decide to stop being white. Arguments and debate are out. Blind trust in the Leader, or mystical identification with a tribe are in. Either way, it’s the end of the Age of Reason.

    The Democrats have Trump to thank for their existential collapse
    bitching about how unfair life is and how trump is a moron and so is anyone who dare say anything positive about him will never turn things over.

    The traditional voters who have deserted them assume that either there is no other answer, or that the party that once represented their concerns isn’t interested in them anymore: that it has found a new home with metropolitan liberals who hold diversity and the rights of minorities to be more important than finding a solution to the terrifying consequences of post-industrialisation.
    doing something about ^ though might because liberal socialism has never solved any problem, ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    not as dumb as the loons who thought impeaching him would lead to his removal
    The stupidity was in believing they could find more than one Republican senator who wasn’t a sniveling, spineless, coward.

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    As an impartial bystander i have to say that Pelosi ripping up Trumps speech was more a reflection of how ineffectual the system is given the farce acted out over the impeachment. Perhaps its time to tweak things so there is a way to hold the unaccountable to account in future. Trouble is i can see the same impasse acted out if this were attempted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbound View Post
    The stupidity was in believing they could find more than one Republican senator who wasn’t a sniveling, spineless, coward.
    I read that there are 35 seats in the senate up for election in November. Twenty-three of these seats are held by Republicans. If the 2018 election is any guide, Republican senators running for re-election may encounter a very pissed off electorate. Polls indicated that three-quarters of voters wanted witnesses and documents for the senate trial. The voters hopefully will remember the GOP's cowardly actions and mealy mouth responses they've given for voting for the way they did.
    Pues, aquí estamos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    he has just executively appropriated 7.2 billion for his wall from some budget - his strategists will have identified the wall as a lie that will bite him
    He is telling his voters, that something is being done, and "something"IS being done

    Quote Originally Posted by beachbound View Post
    When our roads and bridges are crumbling beneath our feet, when our healthcare system is for shit, when our public education system ranks 27th in the world, when our cities are overrun with homeless, spending 45 billion on a fucking wall,
    is one fucking dumb idea.
    Ofcourse it's stupid,but it's migration politics

    Your infrastructure sucks ? Trump will fix it

    Btw: all your talking sense, will lose you the election again
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    The majority of illegal aliens in America made it through legal ports of entry, so unless you’re going to build a wall around the airports
    That's not so good

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Imagine that - Trump, the American president has amassed 1000 pages of gossip on a Brit Born Thailand based anonymous Internet forum...

    I only 'follow' Trump because the US Stock Market has such influence in the broader World Stock Market.

    Just trying to grow my meagre stack of coin before I retire in a couple of decades.
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    I'm waiting to see how he goes after Romney.
    "In my professional assessment as an intelligence officer, Trump has a reflexive, defensive, monumentally narcissistic personality, for whom the facts and national interest are irrelevant, and the only thing that counts is whatever gives personal advantage and directs attention to himself."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I'm waiting to see how he goes after Romney.
    He already has. He went after him at the prayer breakfast,... Don Jr called him a “pussy” on Twitter, and called for his expulsion from the GOP.

    could the bar get any lower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbound View Post
    He already has. He went after him at the prayer breakfast,... Don Jr called him a “pussy” on Twitter, and called for his expulsion from the GOP.

    could the bar get any lower?
    Sadly, yes.

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    Jeez the usual tossers,still crying over the best President the former colony has ever had.Even though it doesn't effect them in anyway,saying that does it even effect the Few American expats that reside in Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Jeez the usual tossers,still crying over the best President the former colony has ever had.Even though it doesn't effect them in anyway,saying that does it even effect the Few American expats that reside in Thailand
    The absolute state of this. ^

    Where do you start?

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