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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/09/2020 10:00 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/10/2020 12:18 AM
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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-01-10 04:30:05   By: Anonymous
 
Poor democrats up here, stock market has been rising to new heights since Trump took the helm leading the American people and the drunk, stoned, or methed out Democrats here don't have a penny in any pot.
Don't worry waisted ones, we'll keep you informed of the good a real President like Trump has done for America and her people, most of it will obviously be over your heads, poor things.
But you go on and keep thanking Obama if it makes you feel happy. He was just a nice little puppet for you, it's a shame he gave Iran nuclear capabilities, it's a shame he didn't have balls to even open a dialogue with N Korea, but man oh man, could that Obama draw lines in the sand.
Don't worry, your president Trump will do whatever it takes for you. It's no longer the Democrats way, which is "what's in it for me?"
Don't worry, your President Trump's success has guaranteed his 2020 Presidency.
God Bless America and her people and God Bless Trump for being a caring President FOR THE PEOPLE

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-01-10 06:16:42   By: Anonymous
     
    It is so nice to have a president that loves America!

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      Posted on: 2020-01-10 06:59:15   By: Anonymous
       
      You are right, Obama was great.

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        Posted on: 2020-01-10 07:10:54   By: Anonymous
         
        It’s so nice to have a president that never tells the truth.

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          Posted on: 2020-01-10 07:13:02   By: Anonymous
           
          It’s terrific having a president that is working for Russia..

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          Posted on: 2020-01-10 16:34:02   By: Anonymous
           
          I like that tie!


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    Posted on: 2020-01-10 07:42:33   By: Anonymous
     
    Speaking of puppets... look at all the GOP in lockstep because they're more afraid of losing their political careers than doing the right thing. The stock market is not the economy, my friend, and most who point to its numbers alone are not invested in it. Iran is not done with us, not by a long shot.

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      Posted on: 2020-01-10 09:42:22   By: Anonymous
       
      AHAHAHA HAHAHAHA!!!! THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE? THE STOCK MARKET IS NOT THE ECONOMY? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
      SINCE TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT GPD 2.7
      UNEMPLOYMENT 45 YEAR LOW
      23% INCREASE IN AMERICAN MANUFACTURING
      CONSUMER CONFIDENCE 20 PLUS YEAR HIGH
      AND THE STOCK!!! MARKET!!! ALL!!! TIME!!! HIGHS!!!
      AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON AND ON!!!
      POOR LOSER, DOESN'T HAVE A PENNY IN ANYTHING BUT A MASON JAR, NO WONDER THE DOW MESNS NOTHING, ZERO, TO YOU AND MOST DUMMYCRATS UP HERE!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! YOUR IGNORACE AND CRYING IS HALARIOUS
      PS IRAN WILL NEVER HAVE BE GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT AGAIN




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        Posted on: 2020-01-10 10:02:47   By: Anonymous
         
        You really don't know what you are speaking of and it's clear you're not invested in the stock market. No, the stock market is not the economy. It is merely hedge fund and other money managers betting on how long you will spend. If Americans have any short term memory at all, they would be wise to not buy more but pay off their debt. But, hey, you just keep pretending everything is as what's being presented to you by this liar-in-chief.

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          HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
          Posted on: 2020-01-10 16:36:05   By: Anonymous
           
          HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING CHEATING CROOKED HILLARY!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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        Posted on: 2020-01-10 10:04:44   By: Anonymous
         
        That would not be me. My bank account and retirement are just fine, thank you. I sincerely doubt you've planned how you may live another twenty years or so as evidenced by your ranting and frustration. That's the sad reality of contemporary America - many are living longer than ever with no idea how they're going to pay for it.

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        Posted on: 2020-01-10 10:05:28   By: Anonymous
         
        "Never have be given.... ?" Obviously, you're well studied lol.

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    Posted on: 2020-01-10 07:53:04   By: Anonymous
     
    You're correct - wealthy Americans are truly doing well. I received more beneficial tax cuts and my retirements savings have increased as well. I know that isn't the case for most. I will never understand why you think Trump is "your guy" and has your best interests at heart.

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      Posted on: 2020-01-10 09:53:46   By: Anonymous
       
      Trump's not "my guy" the Republican Party is.
      If you look at the behavior of the Democrats, it's criminal. Our DOJ will be soon be taking care of their actions since Trump became president.
      You sound intelligent enough, but if you see nothing wrong with the way they've acted since 2016, then I'd say your bigoted and biased too.
      This is the reason after decades of being a Democrat, I'll never vote for a Democrat again.
      One more thing. The Democrats are outraged over Trump's killing of a general who's killed hundreds of Americans. They want to know every planned drone missle strike. Did you know Obama had over 2,300 drone sorties? Trump does something, anything, good, and Democrats cry foul. They have yet, in THREE YEARS worked with the President
      The HELL with the democrats, never again, they're a bunch of corrupt anti American corrupt politicians.

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        Posted on: 2020-01-10 10:06:46   By: Anonymous
         
        Meanwhile, the GOP has the highest deficit ever. And your party's lack of backbone is supporting Trump all the way. It doesn't matter if Trump is your guy or not, to continue to vote for him makes it so.

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    Posted on: 2020-01-10 08:19:01   By: Anonymous
     
    You've got that terribly confused. Everything Trump does is to stroke his own ego.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-01-10 07:45:56   By: Anonymous
 
He just never stops lying, even repeating falsehoods about Obama. Trump simply cannot be trusted as most other world leaders believe. Beyond his lack of ethics and morality, this is not an individual who should be leading us.

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IGNORANCE PERSONIFIED!!!
Posted on: 2020-01-10 13:56:45   By: Anonymous
 
We're going to be stuck with this incompetence for another 5 years - our country, constitution and democracy are being destroyed little by little.

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    Re: IGNORANCE PERSONIFIED!!!
    Posted on: 2020-01-11 12:28:02   By: Anonymous
     
    If Dotard is handed another 4 years it will because of another election stolen as in 2000, 2004, 2016.
    Voter purges, broken/hacked voting machines in Mi, Wi, Pa. social media polluted with fake ads from the Russians and others.

    It is sad what non thinking people will believe. American's brains are fried with fast food, they cannot think for themselves, and protect their future and their kids future and our planet.

    The GOP is purely a criminal enterprise stealing $ from the 99%. in tax cuts and tax policies. This is pure Plutocracy. Not one GOP policy that helps the 99% they only feather the nest of the 1%.

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      Re: IGNORANCE PERSONIFIED!!!
      Posted on: 2020-01-11 13:42:26   By: Anonymous
       
      What I hate is the president lying about renegotiating trade deals, cutting taxes, building the border wall, putting Americans back to work,suppoerting our police, producing the greatest economy on Earth, killing terrosists, kicking the crap out of isis, allowing the country to become energy independent, opposing late term murder of the unborn, supporting our troops, making our allies to contribute to their own defense. We can't survive 4 more years of these lies!NOT

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        Re: IGNORANCE PERSONIFIED!!!
        Posted on: 2020-01-11 15:32:22   By: Anonymous
         
        IGNORANCE PERSONIFIED!!! INDEED
        cutting taxes, building the border wall, putting Americans back to work,suppoerting our police, producing the greatest economy on Earth, killing terrosists, kicking the crap out of isis, allowing the country to become energy independent,

        Lets fact check this I know, facts are fake news -more IGNORANCE

        *The taxes cut benefitted the 1% 89%+ went to millionaires, billionaires who didn't need them.
        *No new botder wall built yet. The new design was cut thru in minutes with a $100 Dewaly recip saw from Home Depot
        *Good paying manufacturing jobs decreased with companies going to Mexico carrier, Ford, and more.
        * The police were doing fine already, but it was open season on unarmed Black men, many killed bu the cops.
        *The economy is artifically pumped up by nightly infusions by the Fed to the banksters -$billions nightly over one $trillion and counting, printing $ like drunken sailors.Adding to the national debt.
        *Since the illegal assignation of Suleimani all Isis efforts have been stopped, WTO Dotard!
        *America has more than enough ability to be energy independent at lower cost with solar, wind bio fuels than the old fossil fuel stupidity Dotard is stuck on. More good paying jobs with no CO2 pollution causing climate change.

        The Rah rah for tRump is IGNORANCE PERSONIFIED

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The Orange Turd
Posted on: 2020-01-11 18:09:07   By: Anonymous
 


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The Orange Turd
Posted on: 2020-01-11 18:10:02   By: Anonymous
 
A person asked the question, "Why are people so hostile towards President Donald Trump?"

Before you pass my answer off as “Another Liberal Snowflake” consider that
1.) I'm an independent centrist who has voted Republican way more often in my life than Democrat, and
2.) If you want to call someone who spent the entire decade of his 20’s serving in the Marine Corps a snowflake, I’d be ready to answer the question what did you do with your 20’s?

Why Liberals (And not-so liberals) are against President Trump.

A.) He lies. A LOT. Politifact rates 69% of the words he speaks as “Mostly False or worse” Only 17% of the things he says get a “Mostly True” or better rating. That is an absolutely unbelievable number. How he doesn’t speak more truth by mistake is beyond me. To put it in context, Obama’s rating was 26% mostly false or worse, and I had a problem with that. Many of Trump’s former business associates report that he has always been a compulsive liar, but now he’s the President of the United States, and that’s a problem. And this is a man who expects you to believe him when he points at other people and says “They’re lying”

B.) He’s an authoritarian populist, not a conservative. He advances regressive social policy while proposing to expand federal spending and federalist authority over states, both of which conservatives are supposed to hate.

C.) He pretends at Christianity to court the Religious Right but fails to live anything resembling a Christ-Like Life.

D.) His nationalist “America First” message effectively alienates us and removes us from our place as leaders in the international community.

E.) His ideas on “Keeping us safe” are all thinly veiled ideas to remove our freedoms, he is, after all, an authoritarian first. They also are simply bad ideas.

F.) He couldn’t pass a 3rd-grade civics exam. He doesn't’ know what he’s doing. He doesn't understand how international relations work, he doesn’t understand how federal state or local governments work, and every time someone tries to “Run it like a business” it’s a spectacular failure. See Colorado Springs’ recent history as an example. The Short, Unhappy Life of a Libertarian Paradise And that was a businessman with a MUCH better business track record than Trump. We are talking about a man who lost money owning a freaking gambling casino.

G.) He behaves unethicaly and always has. As a businessman, he constantly left in his wake unpaid contractors and invoices, litigation, broken promises, whatever he could get away with.

H.) He is damaging our relationships with our best international friends while kissing up to nations that do not have our best interests in mind. To his question “Wouldn't’ it be great to have better relations with Russia?” The answer is Yes. But it is RUSSIA who needs to earn that, who must stop doing the things that are damaging to that relationship, or we are simply weaker for it.

I.) He has never seen a shortcut he didn't like, and you can’t take shortcuts in government. “Nuclear Option, Remove the Filibuster, I’ll change the Constitution by Executive Order…Don…what happens when you remove the filibuster and the other side retakes the majority in the Senate? Suddenly want that filibuster back? What happens if you manage to change the Constitution by Executive Order and an Anti-2A President wins the next election?

J.) He behaves and has always behaved as an unabashed racist. Yes, I’ve seen your favorite meme that claims he was never accused of racism before the Democrats…Absolutely false. Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019 See the Central Park 5, the lawsuits and fines resulting from his refusal to lease to black tenants, the 1992 lost appeal trying to overturn penalties for removing black dealers from tables, his remarks to the house native American affairs subcommittee in 1993. The man sees and treats racial groups of people as monoliths.

K.) He is systematically steamrolling regulations specifically designed to keep a disaster like the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis from happening again.

L.) He speaks and acts like a demagogue. He sees the Legislative and Judicial branches of government as inconveniences, blows up at criticism no matter how deserved and actively tries to countermand constitutional processes, not to mention attempts to blackmail and coerce people who are saying negative things about him

M.) His choices for top positions, with the exception of Gen. Mattis, who is a gem, have been horrendous. A secretary of Education without a resume that would get her hired as a small town grammar school principal, A secretary of Energy who didn't know the Department of Energy was responsible for nuclear reserves, an EPA head whose biggest accomplishments to date had been suing the EPA on multiple occasions, an FCC head who while working for Verizon actively lobbied to kill net neutrality, and an Attorney General who thinks pot is “nearly as bad as heroin” and asked Congress for permission to go after legal pot businesses in states where it is legal. (There goes that great Republican States rights rally cry again, right? *Crickets*) An Interim AG after Firing his First AG who’s appointment is probably unconstitutional.

N.) He denies scientific fact. Ever notice that the only people you hear denying climate change are politicians and lobbyists? 99% of actual scientists studying the issue agree that it’s real, man-made and caused by greenhouse gasses. Ever notice that every big disaster movie starts with a bunch of politicians in a room ignoring a scientist's warning?

0.) He does not have the temperament to lead this nation. He is Thin Skinned, childish, and a bully, never mind misogynistic, boorish, rude, and incapable of civil discourse.

P.) He still does not understand that the words he speaks, or tweets, are the official position of 1/3 of the US government, and so does not govern his words. He still thinks when he speaks it’s good ol’ Donald Trump. It’s not. It’s the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. You have probably spread a meme or two around talking about how no president’s every word has ever been dissected before…YES, THEY ALWAYS HAVE. It’s just that every other president in our lifetime has understood the importance of his words and took great care to govern his speech. Trump blurts out whatever comes to his mind then complains when people talk about what a dumb thing that was to say.

Q.) He’s unqualified. If you owned a small business and were looking for someone to manage it, and an unnamed resume came across your desk and you saw 6 bankruptcies, showing a man who had failed to make money running CASINOS, would you hire him? He is a very poor businessman. This is a man it has been estimated would have been worth $10 BILLION more if he’d just taken what his father had given him, invested it in Index Funds and left it alone.

R.) He is President. But he refuses to take a leadership position and understand that he is everyone’s President. Conservatives complain about liberals chanting “Not my President” while Trump himself behaves as if no one but his supporters matter.

S.) He’s a blatant hypocrite. He spent 8 years bitching Obama out for his family trips, or golfing, or any time he took for himself, and what does he do? He was already on his 20th golf outing in APRIL of his 1st year in office. He constantly rants about respect for the military, yet can’t be bothered to attend the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day because of a little rain. (And that excuse about Marine One not being able to fly in the rain is HILARIOUS.)

T.) He’s a misogynist. It's not really ok in this day and age to be a misogynist, but it’s not a huge deal if you’re a private citizen. It’s a pretty big deal if you hate half the people you’re elected to lead. The disdain for women seeps out of his …whatever…. and he just can’t hide it.

U.) Face it. In any other election “Grab Em’ By the Pussy” would have been the end of that candidate’s chances. Back in the 90’s I used to marvel about how Teflon Bill Clinton was. I no longer do. The fact that he managed to slip by on that is as much a statement about how much people hate Hillary Clinton as it is about what is wrong with politics in this country right now.

V.) He has one response to a differing opinion. Attack. A good leader listens to criticism, to different points of view, is capable of self-reflection, tries to guide people to his point of view, and when necessary stands his ground and defends his convictions. Any of that sound like Trump? His default is not to Lead, its’ to attack. Scorched Earth. The Jim Acosta reaction is a good example. There was no defense of his convictions when Acosta was asking him repeated questions about his rhetoric on the caravan. His response was to attack Acosta.

W.) He takes credit for everything positive while deflecting blame for everything negative. Look at him with the Stock Market. He’s been bragging about it since day one, and to give credit where credit is due, speculation on coming deregulation early in his presidency did fuel some rapid growth, but to pretend that it’s all him, that we’re not in the 9th year of the longest bull market in history and THEN, when the standard market volatility that deregulation inevitably brings about starts to show up? Yeah. Look at yesterday. Hey! Stock Markets losing because the Democrats won! Do I need to bring out the Stock market chart for the last 10 Years again?

X.) He emboldens the worst among us. Counter-protesters are slammed into by a car while countering actual Nazi rally, and the response is there’s fault on “Both Sides” The media is at fault for a nut job sending them and Donald’s favorite targets pipe bombs. The truth is not all Republicans, not all Trump Supporters are racist, fascist lunatics. Many are just taken in by the bombastic personality and are living in an information bubble made worse by the fact that they unfollow anyone and ignore any source of information that makes them feel uncomfortable. People on the left do that too. The Biggest problem the right has right now is that the worst of the Right is the loudest and the most in your face, and the actual right, especially the Freaking PRESIDENT needs to be standing up and saying No. Those are not our values.

Y.) He seems to think the Constitution of The United States, the document that IS who we are, the document he took an oath to support and defend is some sort of inconvenience. He demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of Constitution, from believing he can alter the 14th through executive order, to thinking The free exercise clause in the first amendment somehow supersedes the establishment clause (not that he really understands either) or that the free exercise clause only applies to Christians. Or his attacks on freedom of expression and the press. He repeatedly makes it clear that if he’s read them, he does not understand Articles 1–3, and that’s something he really should have before he took the job, because they’re not going away.

Z.) I’ll use Z for something I do blame him for, but the rest of us have to carry the blame too. Polarization. This country is more politically polarized than I can remember in my lifetime. Some of you who are a few years older than I may remember how it was in the late 60’s when construction workers in New York were being applauded for beating up hippies, I think it’s pretty close to that right now, but that was before my time. And he is the cause of much of the current level polarization, but also the result. It didn't’ start with Trump. We’ve been going down this road I think since the eruption of the Tea Party in the early years of the Obama Administration. I do hope the tide turns before it gets much worse because the thing that scares me more than anything is what if that keeps going the way it has been? "

*snagged from a friends wall

#MarmaladeMaggotMonster
#OrangeOligarch
#Asspimple

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The Orange Turd
Posted on: 2020-01-11 18:10:02   By: Anonymous
 
A person asked the question, "Why are people so hostile towards President Donald Trump?"

Before you pass my answer off as “Another Liberal Snowflake” consider that
1.) I'm an independent centrist who has voted Republican way more often in my life than Democrat, and
2.) If you want to call someone who spent the entire decade of his 20’s serving in the Marine Corps a snowflake, I’d be ready to answer the question what did you do with your 20’s?

Why Liberals (And not-so liberals) are against President Trump.

A.) He lies. A LOT. Politifact rates 69% of the words he speaks as “Mostly False or worse” Only 17% of the things he says get a “Mostly True” or better rating. That is an absolutely unbelievable number. How he doesn’t speak more truth by mistake is beyond me. To put it in context, Obama’s rating was 26% mostly false or worse, and I had a problem with that. Many of Trump’s former business associates report that he has always been a compulsive liar, but now he’s the President of the United States, and that’s a problem. And this is a man who expects you to believe him when he points at other people and says “They’re lying”

B.) He’s an authoritarian populist, not a conservative. He advances regressive social policy while proposing to expand federal spending and federalist authority over states, both of which conservatives are supposed to hate.

C.) He pretends at Christianity to court the Religious Right but fails to live anything resembling a Christ-Like Life.

D.) His nationalist “America First” message effectively alienates us and removes us from our place as leaders in the international community.

E.) His ideas on “Keeping us safe” are all thinly veiled ideas to remove our freedoms, he is, after all, an authoritarian first. They also are simply bad ideas.

F.) He couldn’t pass a 3rd-grade civics exam. He doesn't’ know what he’s doing. He doesn't understand how international relations work, he doesn’t understand how federal state or local governments work, and every time someone tries to “Run it like a business” it’s a spectacular failure. See Colorado Springs’ recent history as an example. The Short, Unhappy Life of a Libertarian Paradise And that was a businessman with a MUCH better business track record than Trump. We are talking about a man who lost money owning a freaking gambling casino.

G.) He behaves unethicaly and always has. As a businessman, he constantly left in his wake unpaid contractors and invoices, litigation, broken promises, whatever he could get away with.

H.) He is damaging our relationships with our best international friends while kissing up to nations that do not have our best interests in mind. To his question “Wouldn't’ it be great to have better relations with Russia?” The answer is Yes. But it is RUSSIA who needs to earn that, who must stop doing the things that are damaging to that relationship, or we are simply weaker for it.

I.) He has never seen a shortcut he didn't like, and you can’t take shortcuts in government. “Nuclear Option, Remove the Filibuster, I’ll change the Constitution by Executive Order…Don…what happens when you remove the filibuster and the other side retakes the majority in the Senate? Suddenly want that filibuster back? What happens if you manage to change the Constitution by Executive Order and an Anti-2A President wins the next election?

J.) He behaves and has always behaved as an unabashed racist. Yes, I’ve seen your favorite meme that claims he was never accused of racism before the Democrats…Absolutely false. Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019 See the Central Park 5, the lawsuits and fines resulting from his refusal to lease to black tenants, the 1992 lost appeal trying to overturn penalties for removing black dealers from tables, his remarks to the house native American affairs subcommittee in 1993. The man sees and treats racial groups of people as monoliths.

K.) He is systematically steamrolling regulations specifically designed to keep a disaster like the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis from happening again.

L.) He speaks and acts like a demagogue. He sees the Legislative and Judicial branches of government as inconveniences, blows up at criticism no matter how deserved and actively tries to countermand constitutional processes, not to mention attempts to blackmail and coerce people who are saying negative things about him

M.) His choices for top positions, with the exception of Gen. Mattis, who is a gem, have been horrendous. A secretary of Education without a resume that would get her hired as a small town grammar school principal, A secretary of Energy who didn't know the Department of Energy was responsible for nuclear reserves, an EPA head whose biggest accomplishments to date had been suing the EPA on multiple occasions, an FCC head who while working for Verizon actively lobbied to kill net neutrality, and an Attorney General who thinks pot is “nearly as bad as heroin” and asked Congress for permission to go after legal pot businesses in states where it is legal. (There goes that great Republican States rights rally cry again, right? *Crickets*) An Interim AG after Firing his First AG who’s appointment is probably unconstitutional.

N.) He denies scientific fact. Ever notice that the only people you hear denying climate change are politicians and lobbyists? 99% of actual scientists studying the issue agree that it’s real, man-made and caused by greenhouse gasses. Ever notice that every big disaster movie starts with a bunch of politicians in a room ignoring a scientist's warning?

0.) He does not have the temperament to lead this nation. He is Thin Skinned, childish, and a bully, never mind misogynistic, boorish, rude, and incapable of civil discourse.

P.) He still does not understand that the words he speaks, or tweets, are the official position of 1/3 of the US government, and so does not govern his words. He still thinks when he speaks it’s good ol’ Donald Trump. It’s not. It’s the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. You have probably spread a meme or two around talking about how no president’s every word has ever been dissected before…YES, THEY ALWAYS HAVE. It’s just that every other president in our lifetime has understood the importance of his words and took great care to govern his speech. Trump blurts out whatever comes to his mind then complains when people talk about what a dumb thing that was to say.

Q.) He’s unqualified. If you owned a small business and were looking for someone to manage it, and an unnamed resume came across your desk and you saw 6 bankruptcies, showing a man who had failed to make money running CASINOS, would you hire him? He is a very poor businessman. This is a man it has been estimated would have been worth $10 BILLION more if he’d just taken what his father had given him, invested it in Index Funds and left it alone.

R.) He is President. But he refuses to take a leadership position and understand that he is everyone’s President. Conservatives complain about liberals chanting “Not my President” while Trump himself behaves as if no one but his supporters matter.

S.) He’s a blatant hypocrite. He spent 8 years bitching Obama out for his family trips, or golfing, or any time he took for himself, and what does he do? He was already on his 20th golf outing in APRIL of his 1st year in office. He constantly rants about respect for the military, yet can’t be bothered to attend the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day because of a little rain. (And that excuse about Marine One not being able to fly in the rain is HILARIOUS.)

T.) He’s a misogynist. It's not really ok in this day and age to be a misogynist, but it’s not a huge deal if you’re a private citizen. It’s a pretty big deal if you hate half the people you’re elected to lead. The disdain for women seeps out of his …whatever…. and he just can’t hide it.

U.) Face it. In any other election “Grab Em’ By the Pussy” would have been the end of that candidate’s chances. Back in the 90’s I used to marvel about how Teflon Bill Clinton was. I no longer do. The fact that he managed to slip by on that is as much a statement about how much people hate Hillary Clinton as it is about what is wrong with politics in this country right now.

V.) He has one response to a differing opinion. Attack. A good leader listens to criticism, to different points of view, is capable of self-reflection, tries to guide people to his point of view, and when necessary stands his ground and defends his convictions. Any of that sound like Trump? His default is not to Lead, its’ to attack. Scorched Earth. The Jim Acosta reaction is a good example. There was no defense of his convictions when Acosta was asking him repeated questions about his rhetoric on the caravan. His response was to attack Acosta.

W.) He takes credit for everything positive while deflecting blame for everything negative. Look at him with the Stock Market. He’s been bragging about it since day one, and to give credit where credit is due, speculation on coming deregulation early in his presidency did fuel some rapid growth, but to pretend that it’s all him, that we’re not in the 9th year of the longest bull market in history and THEN, when the standard market volatility that deregulation inevitably brings about starts to show up? Yeah. Look at yesterday. Hey! Stock Markets losing because the Democrats won! Do I need to bring out the Stock market chart for the last 10 Years again?

X.) He emboldens the worst among us. Counter-protesters are slammed into by a car while countering actual Nazi rally, and the response is there’s fault on “Both Sides” The media is at fault for a nut job sending them and Donald’s favorite targets pipe bombs. The truth is not all Republicans, not all Trump Supporters are racist, fascist lunatics. Many are just taken in by the bombastic personality and are living in an information bubble made worse by the fact that they unfollow anyone and ignore any source of information that makes them feel uncomfortable. People on the left do that too. The Biggest problem the right has right now is that the worst of the Right is the loudest and the most in your face, and the actual right, especially the Freaking PRESIDENT needs to be standing up and saying No. Those are not our values.

Y.) He seems to think the Constitution of The United States, the document that IS who we are, the document he took an oath to support and defend is some sort of inconvenience. He demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of Constitution, from believing he can alter the 14th through executive order, to thinking The free exercise clause in the first amendment somehow supersedes the establishment clause (not that he really understands either) or that the free exercise clause only applies to Christians. Or his attacks on freedom of expression and the press. He repeatedly makes it clear that if he’s read them, he does not understand Articles 1–3, and that’s something he really should have before he took the job, because they’re not going away.

Z.) I’ll use Z for something I do blame him for, but the rest of us have to carry the blame too. Polarization. This country is more politically polarized than I can remember in my lifetime. Some of you who are a few years older than I may remember how it was in the late 60’s when construction workers in New York were being applauded for beating up hippies, I think it’s pretty close to that right now, but that was before my time. And he is the cause of much of the current level polarization, but also the result. It didn't’ start with Trump. We’ve been going down this road I think since the eruption of the Tea Party in the early years of the Obama Administration. I do hope the tide turns before it gets much worse because the thing that scares me more than anything is what if that keeps going the way it has been? "

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