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Old 05-11-2018, 10:05 PM  
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Can We All Finally Admit Trump Is A Good President?

Can We All Finally Admit Trump Is A Good President?

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

By MICHAEL J. KNOWLES

May 10, 2018
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The Iran Deal in tatters, three American hostages safely returned from North Korea, which now offers to denuclearize and end the Korean War after 68 years, five top ISIS leaders captured — and that’s just this week. On the domestic front, in just a year-and-a-half, landmark tax reform has made the U.S. more competitive, fewer illegal aliens are entering our country than at any time in the past 17 years, and dozens of federal judges have taken the bench to defend the rule of law and our constitutional system. According to a poll from CNN of all outlets, more Americans today think the country is headed in the right direction than at any time in over a decade.

The Left unsurprisingly remains steadfast in their opposition to President Trump. What’s disappointing is that a handful of “Never Trump” Republicans remain equally unwilling to admit the obvious: Donald Trump is a good president. Indeed, the remaining anti-Trump voices on the Right seem more desperate than ever to take down the president, if only to prove that, actually, they were right all along.

An oft-abused Ralph Waldo Emerson saying comes to mind. Clumsy pedants misquote the transcendental essayist absurdly insisting, “Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” In reality Emerson wrote, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” The distinction is crucial. Logic requires consistency, but logical premises can be proved wrong. The madman who is convinced he's a banana and therefore peels off his own skin follows a consistent logic; the trouble is that his premise isn’t true.

People are stubborn. More precisely, they easily fall prey to commitment bias, whereby individuals become more convinced of their position once they have declared it publicly. The more people defend their opinions, the more difficult those opinions are to dislodge even as evidence mounts to rebut them. Foolish ideologues, presented with evidence that reality contradicts their theories, reject reality for their theories.

Some conservatives and Republicans refused to vote for President Trump in 2016, and they did so for a variety of reasons. Some feared Trump would turn out to be a left-wing wolf in sheep’s clothing. Others insisted that Trump’s rough speech and boorish personal behavior would preclude his governing as a conservative and diminish the United States in the eyes of her citizens and the rest of the world. After 17 months, not only have none of those fears come to pass, but indeed all available evidence points in precisely the opposite direction: excellent governance at home, peace through strength abroad, and a long-absent hopefulness in the hearts of Americans.

Reality has refuted the “Never Trump” premises. That fact ought to be a cause for celebration among all but those who wish our country ill. Nevertheless, some still stubbornly hope President Trump will fail our country so they can avoid the indignity of having been wrong. But changing one’s mind in the light of new evidence is no vice; and consistency in the defense of fantasy is no virtue.

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Old 05-13-2018, 03:01 PM   #91
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:14 PM   #92
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Pretty comical that a possible theory is once again being treated as fact. Lets say its true....

Here is a new little spin on this for Lex and company.

NK ramping up their testing as they were desperate to respond to the harsh sanctions and warnings from the US may very well have caused the destruction of their test sights.

In other words it was a direct result of US policy under Trump.
"Here's the plan folks. We're going to ramp up the rhetoric to cause NK to speed up their nuclear program on the off chance they destroy their own nuclear site."

"But sir, what if the tests go as planned and we accelerate their ability to launch a devastating nuclear attack on us or our allies?"

"You're fired!"
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:06 PM   #93
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"Here's the plan folks. We're going to ramp up the rhetoric to cause NK to speed up their nuclear program on the off chance they destroy their own nuclear site."

"But sir, what if the tests go as planned and we accelerate their ability to launch a devastating nuclear attack on us or our allies?"

"You're fired!"
Admit it, your pussy is on fire right now because Trump is doing better than Obama ever did. It burns deep and it burns hard.
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Admit it, your pussy is on fire right now because Trump is doing better than Obama ever did. It burns deep and it burns hard.
Many think Obama was orders of magnitude better. It all depends on which partisan lens you’re looking through.
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Many think Obama was orders of magnitude better. It all depends on which partisan lens you’re looking through.
Those people must base their opinions on personality and aspiration, because it can’t be based on accomplishment.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:16 PM   #96
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Those people must base their opinions on personality and aspiration, because it can’t be based on accomplishment.
Some people think an open border and sanctuary cities which provide the means for illegal alien criminals to stay in the country is better than a closed border and deporting all illegal criminals. That's a definite democratic policy which isn't based on personality, its a definite political position. They don't care how many American citizens are harmed. It's all about the votes.

BTW, it's about the most despicable position a party could take. The lemming voters that allow it to happen are just as guilty.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:20 PM   #97
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Some people think an open border and sanctuary cities which provide the means for illegal alien criminals to stay in the country is better than a closed border and deporting all illegal criminals. That's a definite democratic policy which isn't based on personality, its a definite political position. They don't care how many American citizens are harmed. It's all about the votes.



BTW, it's about the most despicable position a party could take. The lemming voters that allow it to happen are just as guilty.


If the policy position was actually about votes, then yes, it would be despicable.
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If the policy position was actually about votes, then yes, it would be disposable.
What do you think it's about?
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Admit it, your pussy is on fire right now because Trump is doing better than Obama ever did. It burns deep and it burns hard.
Most incompetent and corrupt administration in my lifetime and it's only been a year and a half. It's actually kind of impressive.
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Pretty comical that a possible theory is once again being treated as fact. Lets say its true....

Here is a new little spin on this for Lex and company.

NK ramping up their testing as they were desperate to respond to the harsh sanctions and warnings from the US may very well have caused the destruction of their test sights.

In other words it was a direct result of US policy under Trump.
Indeed. Honestly? I believe that North Korea has been told by China, "Look little guy, as a world, we are sort of in a stalemate right now. The United States is building our country "China" into a world power like we have never been before. You come along and screw that up and we'll join with the United States and turn your country into glass".

Nothing like economics to keep peoples' feet solidly on the ground.

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Most incompetent and corrupt administration in my lifetime and it's only been a year and a half. It's actually kind of impressive.
Poor Teddy Ruxpin is a liar
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Most incompetent and corrupt administration in my lifetime and it's only been a year and a half. It's actually kind of impressive.
The scary part? People, like yourself would never admit to anything being done for the betterment of the country. It's not within you. You are a sour, pathetic sort of lot. Your dreams of "Hope and Change" dashed, yet again.......Damned shame, ain't it?


Take heart - one day it WILL come to pass. When this country is at its' end - folks like you will still be here - crying into your beers. "We could have had it so much better! We USED to be something!"

Bullshit. Losers will ALWAYS be losers.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:04 PM   #103
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Most incompetent and corrupt administration in my lifetime and it's only been a year and a half. It's actually kind of impressive.
Can you give examples. I want concrete evidence. Go little buddy!
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Admit it, your pussy is on fire right now because Trump is doing better than Obama ever did. It burns deep and it burns hard.
They are hurting over the results of the past few weeks and in a bad way. “Resistance “ has become a joke, they have no actual platform, economy is good, and things are getting done.
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Can you give examples. I want concrete evidence. Go little buddy!
Sure. Let's go with the corruption angle. Here's just the tip of the iceberg:

- Diplomats and ambassadors are staying and hosting events at Trump's own properties which he has yet to divest from.

- Issued a travel ban from a bunch of Muslim majority countries, with a few where he has business interests notably absent from the list.

- Reversed course on his "One China Policy", then 5 days later China granted him a long sought after trademark protection.

- Trump trademark has 157 applications pending in 36 countries

- Former Mexican ambassador says the State Department is urging foreign diplomats to use Trump's DC hotel for official visits

- Trump nominated somebody who speaks 'basic spanish' to be the ambassador to the Dominican Republic who was a long time Mar-A-Lago member and GOP operative.

- Trump frequently visits his own properties, directly spending tax payer money on his own businesses.

- Raised the membership fee at Mar-A-Lago from 100k to 200k after being elected, suggesting he is open to trading access for profits.

Much of this list comes from this article, which is a much more comprehensive list of the blatant corruption that we see on a daily basis. Of course, conservative media has ignored it entirely, and the Trump Russia story takes up most of the oxygen on the mainstream networks, but it's all there and pretty difficult to dispute.
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