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« Reply #2680 on: Nov 28, 2017, 01:58PM »

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"Trump made the comment [referring to E Warren as "Pocahontas"] as he stood near a portrait of President Andrew Jackson, which he hung in the Oval Office in January. Trump admires Jackson's populism. But Jackson is an unpopular figure in Indian Country because he oversaw the forced removal of American Indians from their southern homelands.



Such casual, ignorant, racism.
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« Reply #2681 on: Nov 28, 2017, 02:05PM »

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... Jackson is an unpopular figure in Indian Country because he oversaw the forced removal of American Indians from their southern homelands.

Such casual, ignorant, racism.


Not to mention several major massacres of Native Americans (or First Nations as you Canadians are wont to say).
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« Reply #2682 on: Nov 28, 2017, 03:02PM »

Hey, Dictator for Life Trump only has to please his base.  He doesn't have to please anyone else.
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« Reply #2683 on: Nov 28, 2017, 06:37PM »

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"Trump made the comment [referring to E Warren as "Pocahontas"] as he stood near a portrait of President Andrew Jackson, which he hung in the Oval Office in January. Trump admires Jackson's populism. But Jackson is an unpopular figure in Indian Country because he oversaw the forced removal of American Indians from their southern homelands.



Such casual, ignorant, racism.


He's just jealous that Native Americans can run casinos better than he can.
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« Reply #2684 on: Nov 28, 2017, 07:53PM »

He's just jealous that Native Americans can run casinos better than he can.
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« Reply #2685 on: Dec 04, 2017, 08:58AM »

Sad!





He has rebounded 1 point to 34% approval since this picture was taken.
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« Reply #2686 on: Dec 08, 2017, 06:44AM »

Whoa. Am I reading that graph right? At this point in time, over one in three US citizens currently think Donald Trump is doing a good job as POTUS?

That's mind-boggling. Truly people walk around with blinkers on.
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« Reply #2687 on: Dec 08, 2017, 08:35AM »

Whoa. Am I reading that graph right? At this point in time, over one in three US citizens currently think Donald Trump is doing a good job as POTUS?

That's mind-boggling. Truly people walk around with blinkers on.

Consider us like any dictatorship.  A minority party holds power and has gamed the system to keep it so.  Congressional districts are gerrymandered so that it's harder for Democrats to win control of Congress and the President won on a slight edge in our quirky Elector system (didn't win a majority of popular vote, though).

Just about all his term of office thus far he has averaged between 35 and 40% approval rating and around 55 to 60% disapproval rating.  So one in 3 Americans think he is doing a good job (one of them is a frequent poster on this Board) and nearly all the rest disapprove of what he is doing.

Most Presidents see a loss of Congressional seats in the "mid term" elections and few of them have ever had such a high disapproval rating.  I wonder what will happen this time (2018).
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« Reply #2688 on: Dec 08, 2017, 02:42PM »

Whoa. Am I reading that graph right? At this point in time, over one in three US citizens currently think Donald Trump is doing a good job as POTUS?
 
That's mind-boggling. Truly people walk around with blinkers on.

One huge aspect of this is that the worst, most depraved, knuckleheaded authoritarian will pretty much always get about 20% to 25% of the population as a freebie--these are The Deplorables, and they love to be loathed ("persecuted"), so they make sure to earn it at each and every opportunity so they can whine incessantly and use this "hatred" to justify their own nastiness. This is very much an idiocracy. What might be surprising to many, particularly those from more rational cultures, is that the idio part of our idiocracy is generally quite proud of it.
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« Reply #2689 on: Dec 09, 2017, 01:22AM »

Disclaimer: The UK is well provisioned with people who would vote for Trump if they were American.

After all, Brexit...
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« Reply #2690 on: Dec 09, 2017, 09:36AM »

From The Independent, it’s all about appeasing the fan base:

“There are no fewer than 50 million evangelicals in America who, according to research, are convinced of the literal truth of Biblical prophecy. A recent survey found that 82 per cent of white evangelicals believe that God gave Israel to the Jewish people; a conviction shared by just 40 per cent of American Jews. Among these evangelicals there are those who believe in the prophecy of the “End of Days” foretelling Jewish control of all Jerusalem, a war of civilisations, and a choice of Jews to either embrace Christianity or die in the wrath of God.”
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« Reply #2691 on: Dec 09, 2017, 12:29PM »

From The Independent, it’s all about appeasing the fan base:

“There are no fewer than 50 million evangelicals in America who, according to research, are convinced of the literal truth of Biblical prophecy. A recent survey found that 82 per cent of white evangelicals believe that God gave Israel to the Jewish people; a conviction shared by just 40 per cent of American Jews. Among these evangelicals there are those who believe in the prophecy of the “End of Days” foretelling Jewish control of all Jerusalem, a war of civilisations, and a choice of Jews to either embrace Christianity or die in the wrath of God.”

There you have it. People hanging their hats on a work of fiction, and putting the rest of the world in peril.
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« Reply #2692 on: Dec 09, 2017, 12:38PM »

From The Independent, it’s all about appeasing the fan base:

“There are no fewer than 50 million evangelicals in America who, according to research, are convinced of the literal truth of Biblical prophecy. A recent survey found that 82 per cent of white evangelicals believe that God gave Israel to the Jewish people; a conviction shared by just 40 per cent of American Jews. Among these evangelicals there are those who believe in the prophecy of the “End of Days” foretelling Jewish control of all Jerusalem, a war of civilisations, and a choice of Jews to either embrace Christianity or die in the wrath of God.”

And it's not just evangelicals. I recall our pastor telling us in Lutheran confirmation classes in the 70s that just about any news regarding Israel was one of the "signs" and that the Second Coming might be getting closer.  The signs are falling in place.
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« Reply #2693 on: Dec 09, 2017, 12:41PM »

from the Pew...

Donald Trump’s Approval Ratings Hit All-Time Low

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Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen to 32 percent, its lowest point since early February (39 percent) just after he took office.


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A majority of Americans now believe that senior members of Trump's administration "definitely or probably had improper contacts with Russia during last year's presidential campaign."

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Among Trump's supporters, 37 percent say Trump has done something to disappoint them, with about a quarter upset with his personal style, and 14 percent specifically bothered by his use of Twitter and social media. Only 76 percent of Republicans approve of his job performance overall, down from 84 percent in February.

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« Reply #2694 on: Dec 10, 2017, 11:53AM »

Donald Trump's claim to have graduated #1 in his class is false.

Questions linger about Trump's academic record at Wharton

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...a Penn commencement program from 1968 lists Trump as graduating from Wharton with a bachelor of science in economics, but does not include his name among those who received honors or other awards. The program lists 15 undergraduates who graduated cum laude from Wharton that year, four of whom graduated magna cum laude and two with summa cum laude honors.
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« Reply #2695 on: Dec 10, 2017, 01:11PM »

Did you ever think he was telling the truth?

I was actually surprised you found truth in his claim of graduation.
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« Reply #2696 on: Dec 10, 2017, 05:47PM »

Donald Trump's claim to have graduated #1 in his class is false.

Questions linger about Trump's academic record at Wharton


That's total BS. He graduated at the top of his class, as he said.

When we get to the point that we start assuming that our president would lie about something trivial, we're in trouble. If he said it, he did it.
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« Reply #2697 on: Dec 10, 2017, 06:01PM »

Did you ever think he was telling the truth?

I was actually surprised you found truth in his claim of graduation.

Well... it can't ALL be lies... can it?  :/
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« Reply #2698 on: Dec 10, 2017, 06:20PM »

... If he said it, he did it.

Does that also apply to grabbing girls by their private parts? Evil
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« Reply #2699 on: Dec 10, 2017, 11:16PM »

Does that also apply to grabbing girls by their private parts? Evil

Of course.
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