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The impeachment charade isn’t working:

Having followed general election polling involving Donald Trump for the better part of five years now, I don’t think we’ve ever seen a result that looks this good for him.

 
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  1. The corporate media were supposed to prevent Trump’s nomination. They failed. They were supposed to prevent his election. They failed. How was the establishment supposed to know that the media had lost its mojo? Had they not dispatched the likes of Nader and Ron Paul?

    Now they know. They are busy taking over the “alternate” media. THEY are rich and powerful. It’s hard to bet against them.

    But it does sorta seem like Trump will be re-elected. Doesn’t it? Won’t that be fun? I wanna be long straight jackets when that happens.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @WorkingClass

    They haven't failed, Working Class. That President Trump has been distracted by this impeachment crap for 3 years running, taking his attention away from any strategic decision-making about the immigration invasion and population replacement, shows that they have been very successful.

    A nice trick the left does, just as I remember with George W. Bush (no kind of conservative to begin with), is to make angry noises and rail on the supposed Nazi-like behavior of a President who is actually doing not a whole lot different than their candidate would have been allowed to. This moves the window ever more to the left.

    Replies: @Arthur Pierce, @WorkingClass

  2. I generally agree but I’d be cautious from picking from one poll

    this appears to be the first suffolk polls that are generally election-based (it’s always nice to see changes from the same pollster)

    there is a lot of polls where Dems are still leading such as the ones released on Dec. 15 by fox news
    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/president-general/national/

    • Replies: @gman
    @gman

    *general election-based (not generally election-base)

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    , @res
    @gman

    It will be interesting to see if this Suffolk poll is indicating a trend or is just an outlier. Most of RCP's Trump vs. Dems poll lists are a sea of blue. For example:
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_biden-6247.html

  3. @gman
    I generally agree but I'd be cautious from picking from one poll

    this appears to be the first suffolk polls that are generally election-based (it's always nice to see changes from the same pollster)

    there is a lot of polls where Dems are still leading such as the ones released on Dec. 15 by fox news
    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/president-general/national/

    Replies: @gman, @res

    *general election-based (not generally election-base)

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @gman

    general-election-based....

  4. @gman
    @gman

    *general election-based (not generally election-base)

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    general-election-based….

  5. anon[218] • Disclaimer says:

    Man I hope you are right. Trump seems to be trying to lower unemployment for all races, get manufacturing (110 million manufacturing jobs in China) back here as much as possible, get opiods off the streets, and engage with China and Russia in a much more reasonable way than the Deep State wants. The guy is trying man. He is up against a mountain, but is giving it his best shot.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon

    There's a whole lot of things he could have done already that take little effort, #218. How about ending DACA, bringing American military forces home (he's the damn Commander in Chief, is he not?), sending the National Guard to the border, and most importantly, NOT HIRING PEOPLE WHO DON'T SUPPORT HIS/OUR EFFORTS!.

    On the symbolic side, having the DoJ look into travesties of justice like the Charlottesville anarcho-tyranny, ordering the immigration bureaucrats to let the German Wuderlich homeschooling family stay as asylum-seekers due to persecution (read about it), and hundreds of other small things to set the trend, put tears into the eyes of the ctrl-left, and get millions of solid votes.

    What's wrong with this fucking guy, that he can't think of these things?

    PS: From VDare, here is some very good news about a change in policy for asylum seekers coming from the south.

    Replies: @WorkingClass, @Audacious Epigone, @snorlax

  6. It remains his election to lose.

  7. This is what I’ve been saying all along. The Democratic nominee will be Biden, the election will be a hard fight, and Trump will win it.

    Why doesn’t anyone ever listen to me?

  8. Having followed general election polling involving Donald Trump for the better part of five years now, I don’t think we’ve ever seen a result that looks this good for him.

    I’ll repeat that there is a major fracturing going on in the USA and the Democrat Party and the Republican Party are going to be challenged from the Green Party and the new political party called White Core America.

    If Biden wraps up the Democrat Party nomination by March 3, as looks possible if not probable, then the Green Party will absolutely boom with a new growth of voters and support and grass roots donations.

    Trump the baby boomer backstabber betrayer and the rancid donor-controlled Republican Party will be challenged by a new political party called White Core America that will call for the immediate implementation of an immigration moratorium and a complete and total deportation of all illegal alien invaders.

    Fat ass baby boomer backstabber Donny Trump, the nasty politician whore of billionaire Jew GOP donor Shelly Adelson, has called for the USA to be flooded with mass legal immigration “in the largest numbers ever.” Trump is absolutely refusing to deport the upwards of 30 million illegal alien invaders in the USA. 34 RANCID REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN WHORES just voted for an amnesty for illegal alien invaders bill(HR 5038) that will give amnesty to millions of illegal alien invaders.

    Trump the baby boomer backstabber and the rancid Republican Party must be removed from power and the Republican Party must be destroyed.

    Trump and the rancid Republican Party are controlled by billionaire Jew donors such as Shelly Adelson and Paul Singer and Bernie Marcus and Seth Klarman and Les Wexner and other Jew billionaires. Trump and the rancid Republican Party are controlled by the GOP CHEAP LABOR FACTION and they want to massively increase mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration.

    Civil War II is on its way and there will be a multi-party political fracturing that breaks the two-party tyranny destroying the historic American nation and the USA.

    Greedy White Geezers born before 1965 might support the Republican Party because they benefit from some of the financial and governmental rigged scams that are going on, but White Core Americans born after 1965 will vote for and support the proud patriotic warriors in the White Core America Party who are grimly determined to smash the two-party tyranny and the evil and immoral globalizer Republican Party.

    Green Party

    Libertarian Party

    WHITE CORE AMERICA PARTY

    Democrat Party

    Republican Party

    • Replies: @SFG
    @Charles Pewitt

    They could always call it 'American' or something like that.

    I think we do need a socially conservative, economically liberal party. Don't know that it has to be restricted to white people though--you could probably get a few (legal) Latino small businessmen.

  9. As many have noted, Biden-Trump debates will be very entertaining. So we have at least that to look forward to.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  10. I’ve been saying for a while that the Dems would be forced to drop the whole thing. Frankly, I’m surprised it has gotten to this point. My guess was Pelosi was going to let bugeyes have his day in the sun and then use the calendar to stall the whole thing until 2020.

    It appears I will be wrong and they will drive over the cliff. Maybe what Pelosi is plotting is to let vulnerable caucus members vote against so the vote fails. That way, she avoids having to live with this fiasco into 2020. Alternatively, maybe the fix is in and everyone knows there will be no witnesses called in the Senate.

    I’m used to the Republicans being this stupid. That’s their purpose in life. The Democrats are usually a bit more shrewd. Then again, these people are so detached from our reality, we are left to guess as to their motivations.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @GodHelpUs
    @The Z Blog

    The impeachment circus was a preemptive strike against the Russiagate investigation. Horowitz showed that there really was a conspiracy by senior Obama administration officials to throw the election to Hillary. Now Barr is due to release his own report, presumably with criminal indictments in tow.

    If Barr only indicts second stringers like Strozk and Page then the impeachment show will be sent down the memory hole. But if Barr goes after people like Comey and Brennan, maybe even the big O himself, then that's when the real fireworks will start.

    , @A123
    @The Z Blog


    Maybe what Pelosi is plotting is to let vulnerable caucus members vote against so the vote fails. That way, she avoids having to live with this fiasco into 2020. Alternatively, maybe the fix is in and everyone knows there will be no witnesses called in the Senate.
     
    The first part is probably correct. The Dems need to kill this instead of letting it go to the Senate.

    There is no fix. McConnell is already gearing up for pre-trial discovery to cure the one sided, ultra partisan, House process. Joe & Hunter Biden will be placed under oath and questioned about Ukraine/Russia. Given that the Dems have committed multiple felonies, they cannot cope with that if Biden is their candidate. He would have to take the 5th or perjure himself.

    PEACE 😇
  11. @WorkingClass
    The corporate media were supposed to prevent Trump's nomination. They failed. They were supposed to prevent his election. They failed. How was the establishment supposed to know that the media had lost its mojo? Had they not dispatched the likes of Nader and Ron Paul?

    Now they know. They are busy taking over the "alternate" media. THEY are rich and powerful. It's hard to bet against them.

    But it does sorta seem like Trump will be re-elected. Doesn't it? Won't that be fun? I wanna be long straight jackets when that happens.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    They haven’t failed, Working Class. That President Trump has been distracted by this impeachment crap for 3 years running, taking his attention away from any strategic decision-making about the immigration invasion and population replacement, shows that they have been very successful.

    A nice trick the left does, just as I remember with George W. Bush (no kind of conservative to begin with), is to make angry noises and rail on the supposed Nazi-like behavior of a President who is actually doing not a whole lot different than their candidate would have been allowed to. This moves the window ever more to the left.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Arthur Pierce
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Trump’s not too busy to give tax cuts to the billionaires who tried to stop him becoming president, or to give Israel billions of dollars. Face it, working class White Americans thought they were electing a candidate for White people, and instead elected a candidate for (((White))) people.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @WorkingClass
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Well yes. But I only said the corporate media failed to prevent Trumps being elected. They remain a powerful propaganda organ. But their demonization of Trump failed and is still failing with voters. A case can be made that there is significant backlash against said demonization among voters that matter. Independents.

    The Times and CNN are assets of the Deep State. That remains a major problem.

    All of Trump's enemies, despite their size advantage, are on a losing streak. Its not because Trump is invincible. Its because his enemies are incompetent.

    I misspelled incompetent. My spell checker wanted me to say "his enemies are incontinent."

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Audacious Epigone

  12. @Achmed E. Newman
    @WorkingClass

    They haven't failed, Working Class. That President Trump has been distracted by this impeachment crap for 3 years running, taking his attention away from any strategic decision-making about the immigration invasion and population replacement, shows that they have been very successful.

    A nice trick the left does, just as I remember with George W. Bush (no kind of conservative to begin with), is to make angry noises and rail on the supposed Nazi-like behavior of a President who is actually doing not a whole lot different than their candidate would have been allowed to. This moves the window ever more to the left.

    Replies: @Arthur Pierce, @WorkingClass

    Trump’s not too busy to give tax cuts to the billionaires who tried to stop him becoming president, or to give Israel billions of dollars. Face it, working class White Americans thought they were electing a candidate for White people, and instead elected a candidate for (((White))) people.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Arthur Pierce

    I can't argue with that, Arthur.* It's hard to know if he is only following the advice of Javanka and his beltway-insider hired employees and just being distracted from any serious strategic efforts on immigration, or not spending time on defending white American people on purpose.

    ,

    * Well, on the income tax thing, I came out saving 10% or so yearly, which is not peanuts, and I am not (yet) a Billionaire.

  13. @gman
    I generally agree but I'd be cautious from picking from one poll

    this appears to be the first suffolk polls that are generally election-based (it's always nice to see changes from the same pollster)

    there is a lot of polls where Dems are still leading such as the ones released on Dec. 15 by fox news
    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/president-general/national/

    Replies: @gman, @res

    It will be interesting to see if this Suffolk poll is indicating a trend or is just an outlier. Most of RCP’s Trump vs. Dems poll lists are a sea of blue. For example:
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_biden-6247.html

  14. I still can’t believe that the Democrats are seriously considering countering the oldest major-party nominee in history (which Trump will be in 2020, unless…) with candidates who are even older (Bernie and Biden, 5 and 3 years older respectively):
    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/age-and-the-american-presidency-a-brief-history.html

    P.S. This is probably the last chance for there to be a president from the Silent Generation.

  15. @Achmed E. Newman
    @WorkingClass

    They haven't failed, Working Class. That President Trump has been distracted by this impeachment crap for 3 years running, taking his attention away from any strategic decision-making about the immigration invasion and population replacement, shows that they have been very successful.

    A nice trick the left does, just as I remember with George W. Bush (no kind of conservative to begin with), is to make angry noises and rail on the supposed Nazi-like behavior of a President who is actually doing not a whole lot different than their candidate would have been allowed to. This moves the window ever more to the left.

    Replies: @Arthur Pierce, @WorkingClass

    Well yes. But I only said the corporate media failed to prevent Trumps being elected. They remain a powerful propaganda organ. But their demonization of Trump failed and is still failing with voters. A case can be made that there is significant backlash against said demonization among voters that matter. Independents.

    The Times and CNN are assets of the Deep State. That remains a major problem.

    All of Trump’s enemies, despite their size advantage, are on a losing streak. Its not because Trump is invincible. Its because his enemies are incompetent.

    I misspelled incompetent. My spell checker wanted me to say “his enemies are incontinent.”

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @WorkingClass

    Maybe spell-check knows something ...

    , @Audacious Epigone
    @WorkingClass

    No one ever comes out looking better after tussling with Trump. He has a remarkable ability to bring every opponent down a notch or three.

  16. @WorkingClass
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Well yes. But I only said the corporate media failed to prevent Trumps being elected. They remain a powerful propaganda organ. But their demonization of Trump failed and is still failing with voters. A case can be made that there is significant backlash against said demonization among voters that matter. Independents.

    The Times and CNN are assets of the Deep State. That remains a major problem.

    All of Trump's enemies, despite their size advantage, are on a losing streak. Its not because Trump is invincible. Its because his enemies are incompetent.

    I misspelled incompetent. My spell checker wanted me to say "his enemies are incontinent."

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Audacious Epigone

    Maybe spell-check knows something …

  17. @Arthur Pierce
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Trump’s not too busy to give tax cuts to the billionaires who tried to stop him becoming president, or to give Israel billions of dollars. Face it, working class White Americans thought they were electing a candidate for White people, and instead elected a candidate for (((White))) people.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    I can’t argue with that, Arthur.* It’s hard to know if he is only following the advice of Javanka and his beltway-insider hired employees and just being distracted from any serious strategic efforts on immigration, or not spending time on defending white American people on purpose.

    ,

    * Well, on the income tax thing, I came out saving 10% or so yearly, which is not peanuts, and I am not (yet) a Billionaire.

  18. @anon
    Man I hope you are right. Trump seems to be trying to lower unemployment for all races, get manufacturing (110 million manufacturing jobs in China) back here as much as possible, get opiods off the streets, and engage with China and Russia in a much more reasonable way than the Deep State wants. The guy is trying man. He is up against a mountain, but is giving it his best shot.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    There’s a whole lot of things he could have done already that take little effort, #218. How about ending DACA, bringing American military forces home (he’s the damn Commander in Chief, is he not?), sending the National Guard to the border, and most importantly, NOT HIRING PEOPLE WHO DON’T SUPPORT HIS/OUR EFFORTS!.

    On the symbolic side, having the DoJ look into travesties of justice like the Charlottesville anarcho-tyranny, ordering the immigration bureaucrats to let the German Wuderlich homeschooling family stay as asylum-seekers due to persecution (read about it), and hundreds of other small things to set the trend, put tears into the eyes of the ctrl-left, and get millions of solid votes.

    What’s wrong with this fucking guy, that he can’t think of these things?

    PS: From VDare, here is some very good news about a change in policy for asylum seekers coming from the south.

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
    @Achmed E. Newman

    What’s wrong with this fucking guy, that he can’t think of these things?

    Epstein was murdered because he knew too much. The Donald will never have that problem.

    , @Audacious Epigone
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I'm genuinely surprised he hasn't issued more executive orders. It's low effort on his part and it drives the news cycle. He should be penning one per day and publicly criticizing each judge who gums one up in the legal system.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @A123

    , @snorlax
    @Achmed E. Newman


    ending DACA
     
    He issued an executive order to do just that nearly two years ago (that's what the first government shutdown was about), but it's been blocked by Hawaiian judges and the case has only now reached the Supreme Court.

    bringing American military forces home (he’s the damn Commander in Chief, is he not?)
     
    Have you noticed the media frenzy and outright insubordination where he's tried to do just that in Syria and Afghanistan?

    sending the National Guard to the border
     
    He has. Thanks to liberal laws and court rulings, they can't do anything useful.

    most importantly, NOT HIRING PEOPLE WHO DON’T SUPPORT HIS/OUR EFFORTS!
     
    Easier said than done.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  19. @The Z Blog
    I've been saying for a while that the Dems would be forced to drop the whole thing. Frankly, I'm surprised it has gotten to this point. My guess was Pelosi was going to let bugeyes have his day in the sun and then use the calendar to stall the whole thing until 2020.

    It appears I will be wrong and they will drive over the cliff. Maybe what Pelosi is plotting is to let vulnerable caucus members vote against so the vote fails. That way, she avoids having to live with this fiasco into 2020. Alternatively, maybe the fix is in and everyone knows there will be no witnesses called in the Senate.

    I'm used to the Republicans being this stupid. That's their purpose in life. The Democrats are usually a bit more shrewd. Then again, these people are so detached from our reality, we are left to guess as to their motivations.

    Replies: @GodHelpUs, @A123

    The impeachment circus was a preemptive strike against the Russiagate investigation. Horowitz showed that there really was a conspiracy by senior Obama administration officials to throw the election to Hillary. Now Barr is due to release his own report, presumably with criminal indictments in tow.

    If Barr only indicts second stringers like Strozk and Page then the impeachment show will be sent down the memory hole. But if Barr goes after people like Comey and Brennan, maybe even the big O himself, then that’s when the real fireworks will start.

  20. @The Z Blog
    I've been saying for a while that the Dems would be forced to drop the whole thing. Frankly, I'm surprised it has gotten to this point. My guess was Pelosi was going to let bugeyes have his day in the sun and then use the calendar to stall the whole thing until 2020.

    It appears I will be wrong and they will drive over the cliff. Maybe what Pelosi is plotting is to let vulnerable caucus members vote against so the vote fails. That way, she avoids having to live with this fiasco into 2020. Alternatively, maybe the fix is in and everyone knows there will be no witnesses called in the Senate.

    I'm used to the Republicans being this stupid. That's their purpose in life. The Democrats are usually a bit more shrewd. Then again, these people are so detached from our reality, we are left to guess as to their motivations.

    Replies: @GodHelpUs, @A123

    Maybe what Pelosi is plotting is to let vulnerable caucus members vote against so the vote fails. That way, she avoids having to live with this fiasco into 2020. Alternatively, maybe the fix is in and everyone knows there will be no witnesses called in the Senate.

    The first part is probably correct. The Dems need to kill this instead of letting it go to the Senate.

    There is no fix. McConnell is already gearing up for pre-trial discovery to cure the one sided, ultra partisan, House process. Joe & Hunter Biden will be placed under oath and questioned about Ukraine/Russia. Given that the Dems have committed multiple felonies, they cannot cope with that if Biden is their candidate. He would have to take the 5th or perjure himself.

    PEACE 😇

  21. I would ask what the democrats were thinking, but I don’t know if they’re capable.

    Honestly despite my disappointment with him I’ll still be voting for him in 2020.

  22. @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon

    There's a whole lot of things he could have done already that take little effort, #218. How about ending DACA, bringing American military forces home (he's the damn Commander in Chief, is he not?), sending the National Guard to the border, and most importantly, NOT HIRING PEOPLE WHO DON'T SUPPORT HIS/OUR EFFORTS!.

    On the symbolic side, having the DoJ look into travesties of justice like the Charlottesville anarcho-tyranny, ordering the immigration bureaucrats to let the German Wuderlich homeschooling family stay as asylum-seekers due to persecution (read about it), and hundreds of other small things to set the trend, put tears into the eyes of the ctrl-left, and get millions of solid votes.

    What's wrong with this fucking guy, that he can't think of these things?

    PS: From VDare, here is some very good news about a change in policy for asylum seekers coming from the south.

    Replies: @WorkingClass, @Audacious Epigone, @snorlax

    What’s wrong with this fucking guy, that he can’t think of these things?

    Epstein was murdered because he knew too much. The Donald will never have that problem.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  23. “There’s a whole lot of things he could have done already that take little effort, #218. How about ending DACA, bringing American military forces home (he’s the damn Commander in Chief, is he not?), sending the National Guard to the border, and most importantly, NOT HIRING PEOPLE WHO DON’T SUPPORT HIS/OUR EFFORTS”

    I think those arguments are fairly accurate. While I give the president room for the problems created by the democrats via investigations. I agree, there was a good deal that the president could have done, that would have served him and the country well.

  24. @Charles Pewitt

    Having followed general election polling involving Donald Trump for the better part of five years now, I don’t think we’ve ever seen a result that looks this good for him.

     

    I'll repeat that there is a major fracturing going on in the USA and the Democrat Party and the Republican Party are going to be challenged from the Green Party and the new political party called White Core America.

    If Biden wraps up the Democrat Party nomination by March 3, as looks possible if not probable, then the Green Party will absolutely boom with a new growth of voters and support and grass roots donations.

    Trump the baby boomer backstabber betrayer and the rancid donor-controlled Republican Party will be challenged by a new political party called White Core America that will call for the immediate implementation of an immigration moratorium and a complete and total deportation of all illegal alien invaders.

    Fat ass baby boomer backstabber Donny Trump, the nasty politician whore of billionaire Jew GOP donor Shelly Adelson, has called for the USA to be flooded with mass legal immigration "in the largest numbers ever." Trump is absolutely refusing to deport the upwards of 30 million illegal alien invaders in the USA. 34 RANCID REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN WHORES just voted for an amnesty for illegal alien invaders bill(HR 5038) that will give amnesty to millions of illegal alien invaders.

    Trump the baby boomer backstabber and the rancid Republican Party must be removed from power and the Republican Party must be destroyed.

    Trump and the rancid Republican Party are controlled by billionaire Jew donors such as Shelly Adelson and Paul Singer and Bernie Marcus and Seth Klarman and Les Wexner and other Jew billionaires. Trump and the rancid Republican Party are controlled by the GOP CHEAP LABOR FACTION and they want to massively increase mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration.

    Civil War II is on its way and there will be a multi-party political fracturing that breaks the two-party tyranny destroying the historic American nation and the USA.

    Greedy White Geezers born before 1965 might support the Republican Party because they benefit from some of the financial and governmental rigged scams that are going on, but White Core Americans born after 1965 will vote for and support the proud patriotic warriors in the White Core America Party who are grimly determined to smash the two-party tyranny and the evil and immoral globalizer Republican Party.

    Green Party

    Libertarian Party

    WHITE CORE AMERICA PARTY

    Democrat Party

    Republican Party

    Replies: @SFG

    They could always call it ‘American’ or something like that.

    I think we do need a socially conservative, economically liberal party. Don’t know that it has to be restricted to white people though–you could probably get a few (legal) Latino small businessmen.

  25. @WorkingClass
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Well yes. But I only said the corporate media failed to prevent Trumps being elected. They remain a powerful propaganda organ. But their demonization of Trump failed and is still failing with voters. A case can be made that there is significant backlash against said demonization among voters that matter. Independents.

    The Times and CNN are assets of the Deep State. That remains a major problem.

    All of Trump's enemies, despite their size advantage, are on a losing streak. Its not because Trump is invincible. Its because his enemies are incompetent.

    I misspelled incompetent. My spell checker wanted me to say "his enemies are incontinent."

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Audacious Epigone

    No one ever comes out looking better after tussling with Trump. He has a remarkable ability to bring every opponent down a notch or three.

  26. @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon

    There's a whole lot of things he could have done already that take little effort, #218. How about ending DACA, bringing American military forces home (he's the damn Commander in Chief, is he not?), sending the National Guard to the border, and most importantly, NOT HIRING PEOPLE WHO DON'T SUPPORT HIS/OUR EFFORTS!.

    On the symbolic side, having the DoJ look into travesties of justice like the Charlottesville anarcho-tyranny, ordering the immigration bureaucrats to let the German Wuderlich homeschooling family stay as asylum-seekers due to persecution (read about it), and hundreds of other small things to set the trend, put tears into the eyes of the ctrl-left, and get millions of solid votes.

    What's wrong with this fucking guy, that he can't think of these things?

    PS: From VDare, here is some very good news about a change in policy for asylum seekers coming from the south.

    Replies: @WorkingClass, @Audacious Epigone, @snorlax

    I’m genuinely surprised he hasn’t issued more executive orders. It’s low effort on his part and it drives the news cycle. He should be penning one per day and publicly criticizing each judge who gums one up in the legal system.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Audacious Epigone

    Right. That kind of thing, with a tweet to go along with each, seems like something Trump would relish. I think the 3-year impeachment circus has just taken too much of his time. Of course, one can DELEGATE. He ought to know that, but he can't delegate to those underlings he hired who are dead set against Campaign Trump's and patriotic Americans' ideas.

    BTW, in addition to criticizing these judges, Trump could have a guy tasked with tweeting out to R-voters in appropriate jurisdictions these impediments from the judges with specific information on how to recall them. Americans don't know it, but all kinds of public figures can get impeached or recalled, not just the President.

    , @A123
    @Audacious Epigone


    I’m genuinely surprised he hasn’t issued more executive orders. It’s low effort on his part and it drives the news cycle.
     
    What drives a news cycle -- Predictability or Unpredictability?

    As an operating method "more orders" could become predictable and thus expected.

    An irregular, but more provocative, release schedule may be better at driving news cycles at critical times (e.g. near elections).

    MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

    Replies: @Audacious Epigone

  27. @Audacious Epigone
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I'm genuinely surprised he hasn't issued more executive orders. It's low effort on his part and it drives the news cycle. He should be penning one per day and publicly criticizing each judge who gums one up in the legal system.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @A123

    Right. That kind of thing, with a tweet to go along with each, seems like something Trump would relish. I think the 3-year impeachment circus has just taken too much of his time. Of course, one can DELEGATE. He ought to know that, but he can’t delegate to those underlings he hired who are dead set against Campaign Trump’s and patriotic Americans’ ideas.

    BTW, in addition to criticizing these judges, Trump could have a guy tasked with tweeting out to R-voters in appropriate jurisdictions these impediments from the judges with specific information on how to recall them. Americans don’t know it, but all kinds of public figures can get impeached or recalled, not just the President.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  28. @Audacious Epigone
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I'm genuinely surprised he hasn't issued more executive orders. It's low effort on his part and it drives the news cycle. He should be penning one per day and publicly criticizing each judge who gums one up in the legal system.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @A123

    I’m genuinely surprised he hasn’t issued more executive orders. It’s low effort on his part and it drives the news cycle.

    What drives a news cycle — Predictability or Unpredictability?

    As an operating method “more orders” could become predictable and thus expected.

    An irregular, but more provocative, release schedule may be better at driving news cycles at critical times (e.g. near elections).

    MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
    @A123

    Good point.

    Trump drives the news cycle with his tweets. He could really drive it with EOs to go along with those tweets.

  29. @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon

    There's a whole lot of things he could have done already that take little effort, #218. How about ending DACA, bringing American military forces home (he's the damn Commander in Chief, is he not?), sending the National Guard to the border, and most importantly, NOT HIRING PEOPLE WHO DON'T SUPPORT HIS/OUR EFFORTS!.

    On the symbolic side, having the DoJ look into travesties of justice like the Charlottesville anarcho-tyranny, ordering the immigration bureaucrats to let the German Wuderlich homeschooling family stay as asylum-seekers due to persecution (read about it), and hundreds of other small things to set the trend, put tears into the eyes of the ctrl-left, and get millions of solid votes.

    What's wrong with this fucking guy, that he can't think of these things?

    PS: From VDare, here is some very good news about a change in policy for asylum seekers coming from the south.

    Replies: @WorkingClass, @Audacious Epigone, @snorlax

    ending DACA

    He issued an executive order to do just that nearly two years ago (that’s what the first government shutdown was about), but it’s been blocked by Hawaiian judges and the case has only now reached the Supreme Court.

    bringing American military forces home (he’s the damn Commander in Chief, is he not?)

    Have you noticed the media frenzy and outright insubordination where he’s tried to do just that in Syria and Afghanistan?

    sending the National Guard to the border

    He has. Thanks to liberal laws and court rulings, they can’t do anything useful.

    most importantly, NOT HIRING PEOPLE WHO DON’T SUPPORT HIS/OUR EFFORTS!

    Easier said than done.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @snorlax

    That's just it. He hasn't gotten stuff done that could have, judges and media scrutiny be damned. The President is in charge of the executive branch of government, the bureaucrats of which being the ones that do these jobs. He has not gotten his people and ideas to soak down into the bureaucracy, as you have to start high (with people that will fire the lower rung people if they don't get with the program). He's hired people against his policies to run these agencies.

    Now on the military side, it's very clear cut. The president is Commander in Chief, period. He shouldn't even be in charge of ANY troops in the Middle East and the rest of Asia, because Congress never voted to declare war. In that case, anything BUT bringing the troops home is unconstitutional.

    As to sending the troops down south, I remember how this went. Trump backed down from this emergency order, like his customary wishy-washy self.

    Replies: @dfordoom, @A123

  30. @snorlax
    @Achmed E. Newman


    ending DACA
     
    He issued an executive order to do just that nearly two years ago (that's what the first government shutdown was about), but it's been blocked by Hawaiian judges and the case has only now reached the Supreme Court.

    bringing American military forces home (he’s the damn Commander in Chief, is he not?)
     
    Have you noticed the media frenzy and outright insubordination where he's tried to do just that in Syria and Afghanistan?

    sending the National Guard to the border
     
    He has. Thanks to liberal laws and court rulings, they can't do anything useful.

    most importantly, NOT HIRING PEOPLE WHO DON’T SUPPORT HIS/OUR EFFORTS!
     
    Easier said than done.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    That’s just it. He hasn’t gotten stuff done that could have, judges and media scrutiny be damned. The President is in charge of the executive branch of government, the bureaucrats of which being the ones that do these jobs. He has not gotten his people and ideas to soak down into the bureaucracy, as you have to start high (with people that will fire the lower rung people if they don’t get with the program). He’s hired people against his policies to run these agencies.

    Now on the military side, it’s very clear cut. The president is Commander in Chief, period. He shouldn’t even be in charge of ANY troops in the Middle East and the rest of Asia, because Congress never voted to declare war. In that case, anything BUT bringing the troops home is unconstitutional.

    As to sending the troops down south, I remember how this went. Trump backed down from this emergency order, like his customary wishy-washy self.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Trump backed down from this emergency order, like his customary wishy-washy self.
     
    Is Trump weak, or does he simply not care about the things his supporters care about? We know that he is very very pro-immigration. We know that he is an ardent Israel Firster. We know that he is a social liberal (by the standards of half a century ago he is an extreme social liberal). We know that he regards morality as irrelevant.

    Why is anyone surprised that he hasn't done anything about issues that he just doesn't care about?

    And why hasn't he tried to remake the Republican Party? Could it be because the only thing he truly cares about is getting to be president?

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein, @Achmed E. Newman

    , @A123
    @Achmed E. Newman


    That’s just it. He hasn’t gotten stuff done that could have, judges and media scrutiny be damned. The President is in charge of the executive branch of government, the bureaucrats of which being the ones that do these jobs.
     
    It is the "short game" versus the "long game".

    Uses of executive power can be unwound by the next Administration. Barack Hussein over used executive power with his pen & phone. As a consequence, his 'legacy' is being erased.

    While 2020 looks fairly safe, 2024 is not that far away. Trump is playing the long game:
    -- Getting a better class of judge through Senate confirmation means taking actions to keep GOP Senators on board.
    -- Formally using "regulatory processes" are slow, but also burden any future administration trying to make changes.

    We all want more, faster, better..... However, what if the price of "more sooner" is "less later"?

    PEACE 😇
  31. @Achmed E. Newman
    @snorlax

    That's just it. He hasn't gotten stuff done that could have, judges and media scrutiny be damned. The President is in charge of the executive branch of government, the bureaucrats of which being the ones that do these jobs. He has not gotten his people and ideas to soak down into the bureaucracy, as you have to start high (with people that will fire the lower rung people if they don't get with the program). He's hired people against his policies to run these agencies.

    Now on the military side, it's very clear cut. The president is Commander in Chief, period. He shouldn't even be in charge of ANY troops in the Middle East and the rest of Asia, because Congress never voted to declare war. In that case, anything BUT bringing the troops home is unconstitutional.

    As to sending the troops down south, I remember how this went. Trump backed down from this emergency order, like his customary wishy-washy self.

    Replies: @dfordoom, @A123

    Trump backed down from this emergency order, like his customary wishy-washy self.

    Is Trump weak, or does he simply not care about the things his supporters care about? We know that he is very very pro-immigration. We know that he is an ardent Israel Firster. We know that he is a social liberal (by the standards of half a century ago he is an extreme social liberal). We know that he regards morality as irrelevant.

    Why is anyone surprised that he hasn’t done anything about issues that he just doesn’t care about?

    And why hasn’t he tried to remake the Republican Party? Could it be because the only thing he truly cares about is getting to be president?

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    @dfordoom

    This is all true. Trump announced that he was "very pro-Israel" on his 2016 campaign website. He made a vocal point of honoring "LGBTQ Americans" at his campaign rallies. He talked about "a big, beautiful wall with a big, beautiful gate."

    The only thing that sets him apart from the rest of the politicians is that, due to spending his life in the rough-and-tumble world of real estate, casinos, and entertainment, he couldn't help but learn a few instinctive truths which he blurts out every now and again. But he isn't really philosophically committed to sound government or to protecting the American working class.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @dfordoom

    You may very well be right.

  32. @dfordoom
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Trump backed down from this emergency order, like his customary wishy-washy self.
     
    Is Trump weak, or does he simply not care about the things his supporters care about? We know that he is very very pro-immigration. We know that he is an ardent Israel Firster. We know that he is a social liberal (by the standards of half a century ago he is an extreme social liberal). We know that he regards morality as irrelevant.

    Why is anyone surprised that he hasn't done anything about issues that he just doesn't care about?

    And why hasn't he tried to remake the Republican Party? Could it be because the only thing he truly cares about is getting to be president?

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein, @Achmed E. Newman

    This is all true. Trump announced that he was “very pro-Israel” on his 2016 campaign website. He made a vocal point of honoring “LGBTQ Americans” at his campaign rallies. He talked about “a big, beautiful wall with a big, beautiful gate.”

    The only thing that sets him apart from the rest of the politicians is that, due to spending his life in the rough-and-tumble world of real estate, casinos, and entertainment, he couldn’t help but learn a few instinctive truths which he blurts out every now and again. But he isn’t really philosophically committed to sound government or to protecting the American working class.

  33. @dfordoom
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Trump backed down from this emergency order, like his customary wishy-washy self.
     
    Is Trump weak, or does he simply not care about the things his supporters care about? We know that he is very very pro-immigration. We know that he is an ardent Israel Firster. We know that he is a social liberal (by the standards of half a century ago he is an extreme social liberal). We know that he regards morality as irrelevant.

    Why is anyone surprised that he hasn't done anything about issues that he just doesn't care about?

    And why hasn't he tried to remake the Republican Party? Could it be because the only thing he truly cares about is getting to be president?

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein, @Achmed E. Newman

    You may very well be right.

  34. @Achmed E. Newman
    @snorlax

    That's just it. He hasn't gotten stuff done that could have, judges and media scrutiny be damned. The President is in charge of the executive branch of government, the bureaucrats of which being the ones that do these jobs. He has not gotten his people and ideas to soak down into the bureaucracy, as you have to start high (with people that will fire the lower rung people if they don't get with the program). He's hired people against his policies to run these agencies.

    Now on the military side, it's very clear cut. The president is Commander in Chief, period. He shouldn't even be in charge of ANY troops in the Middle East and the rest of Asia, because Congress never voted to declare war. In that case, anything BUT bringing the troops home is unconstitutional.

    As to sending the troops down south, I remember how this went. Trump backed down from this emergency order, like his customary wishy-washy self.

    Replies: @dfordoom, @A123

    That’s just it. He hasn’t gotten stuff done that could have, judges and media scrutiny be damned. The President is in charge of the executive branch of government, the bureaucrats of which being the ones that do these jobs.

    It is the “short game” versus the “long game”.

    Uses of executive power can be unwound by the next Administration. Barack Hussein over used executive power with his pen & phone. As a consequence, his ‘legacy’ is being erased.

    While 2020 looks fairly safe, 2024 is not that far away. Trump is playing the long game:
    — Getting a better class of judge through Senate confirmation means taking actions to keep GOP Senators on board.
    — Formally using “regulatory processes” are slow, but also burden any future administration trying to make changes.

    We all want more, faster, better….. However, what if the price of “more sooner” is “less later”?

    PEACE 😇

  35. @A123
    @Audacious Epigone


    I’m genuinely surprised he hasn’t issued more executive orders. It’s low effort on his part and it drives the news cycle.
     
    What drives a news cycle -- Predictability or Unpredictability?

    As an operating method "more orders" could become predictable and thus expected.

    An irregular, but more provocative, release schedule may be better at driving news cycles at critical times (e.g. near elections).

    MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

    Replies: @Audacious Epigone

    Good point.

    Trump drives the news cycle with his tweets. He could really drive it with EOs to go along with those tweets.

  36. If Trump was going to be a reformer he would have brought Erdogan to Washington to help him conduct a proper purge.

    A commenter somewhere, I don’t remember where, said Trump is an idiot savant. Which is not accurate of course but points in the right direction. Trump is a gifted weirdo. That’s as close as I can get. Trump is not a leader yet he brought the Deplorables together with help from Hillary who christened us with that name and Bannon (remember him?) who saw that we would respond to Trump just the way he is.

    Trump is our party crasher. Rodney Dangerfield among the woke. Beating back political correctness with fart jokes. He has bought us a bit of time and may buy us a bit more. But that is all. If the Deplorables will be organized it will be because they organized themselves. Look to the Yellow Vests, the Brexiteers, the Virginia county sheriffs. Look to our own Labor leaders prior to the second world war. Re-elect Trump for who he is not. Don’t look to him for leadership. Take matters into your own hands. Glad I could help. Merry Christmas.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
    @WorkingClass


    Trump is our party crasher.
     
    I think we need to abandon the idea that Trump is one of the good guys whose good intentions have been thwarted. He's one of the bad guys. There are worse bad guys than Trump, but he is still one of the bad guys. There are worse enemies than Trump, but he's still an enemy. Trump is a pro-immigration extreme social liberal. Pro-immigration social liberals are the people who destroyed our civilisation. Anyone in that camp is by definition an enemy.

    Trump is on the side of the forces of darkness. Stop deluding yourselves that he's a friend.
  37. @WorkingClass
    If Trump was going to be a reformer he would have brought Erdogan to Washington to help him conduct a proper purge.

    A commenter somewhere, I don't remember where, said Trump is an idiot savant. Which is not accurate of course but points in the right direction. Trump is a gifted weirdo. That's as close as I can get. Trump is not a leader yet he brought the Deplorables together with help from Hillary who christened us with that name and Bannon (remember him?) who saw that we would respond to Trump just the way he is.

    Trump is our party crasher. Rodney Dangerfield among the woke. Beating back political correctness with fart jokes. He has bought us a bit of time and may buy us a bit more. But that is all. If the Deplorables will be organized it will be because they organized themselves. Look to the Yellow Vests, the Brexiteers, the Virginia county sheriffs. Look to our own Labor leaders prior to the second world war. Re-elect Trump for who he is not. Don't look to him for leadership. Take matters into your own hands. Glad I could help. Merry Christmas.

    Replies: @dfordoom

    Trump is our party crasher.

    I think we need to abandon the idea that Trump is one of the good guys whose good intentions have been thwarted. He’s one of the bad guys. There are worse bad guys than Trump, but he is still one of the bad guys. There are worse enemies than Trump, but he’s still an enemy. Trump is a pro-immigration extreme social liberal. Pro-immigration social liberals are the people who destroyed our civilisation. Anyone in that camp is by definition an enemy.

    Trump is on the side of the forces of darkness. Stop deluding yourselves that he’s a friend.

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