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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Low bar for Trump success...

Wasn't it just a little less than eight years ago or so when the newly elected Barack Obama was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for basically doing little more than not being George W Bush. Quite literally he was awarded for expectations of things yet to come. Unfortunately those things are still yet to come and he is no longer President.


So for many on the right, Donald Trump has been given a similar low bar to clear. He's prevented Hillary Clinton from being President, and Justice Garland from replacing Justice Scalia on the U.S.S.C.  Moreover, every Obama era regulation he overturns is money in the bank. The fact that he bombed Syria and ISIS in his first hundred days is proof he will not be feckless in international affairs, like our last President. He seems more interested in the economy than environment, and he is looking to do everything in his power to push economic growth.

When you view this Presidency as a conservative, you may or may not be disappointed with the lack of progress on Obamacare repeal, and the building of the wall... but you are certainly glad that Donald Trump is in the White House rather than the alternative. Quite frankly you also have to be quite excited that he is not Barack Obama.

36 comments:

Loretta Russo said...

Unlike liberals, Republicans/conservatives aren't looking for a Messiah. Unlike liberals, we don't get emotionally invested in any politician.

The bar isn't low, we just have enough sense to know the difference between a two-bit, out-of-touch lying grifter and Trump.

The only thing Obama had going for him was the color of his skin.

The only thing Hillary had going for her was a vagina (supposedly).

Playtime's over liberals, time to grow up.

caliphate4vr said...

The lies we were told about who would silence free speech

The lie we were told as kids was this: The end of American liberty would come at the hands of the political right.

Conservatives would take away our right to speak our minds, and use the power of government to silence dissent. The right would intimidate our teachers and professors, and coerce the young.

And then, with the universities in thrall, with control of the apparatus of the state (and the education bureaucracy), the right would have dominion over a once-free people.

Some of us were taught this in school. Others, who couldn't be bothered to read books, were fed a cartoon version of the diabolical conservative in endless movies and TV shows. The most entertaining of these were science fiction, sometimes with vague references to men in brown shirts and black boots goose-stepping in some future time.

Women would become handmaids, subjugated and turned into breeders. And men would be broken as well. The more lurid fantasies offered armies of Luddites in hooded robes, hunting down subversives for the greater good.

But the lie is obvious now, isn't it?

Because it is not conservatives who coerced today's young people or made them afraid of ideas that challenge them. Conservatives did not shame people into silence, or send thugs out on college campuses to beat down those who wanted to speak.

The left did all that

Loretta Russo said...

"The lie we were told as kids was this: The end of American liberty would come at the hands of the political right."

The left is built on nothing but lies, indoctrination.

They deserve nothing but contempt from us.

rrb said...

The left is built on nothing but lies, indoctrination.
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and hypocrisy.

Loretta Russo said...

KD, Opie how you doing after your public beatdown said...

Exactly

KD, Opium to fat to click on the link said...

KD, Opium the Economy/Finances are not guess work said...
The Official Government Organization is the The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), that is where I got my GDP numbers.

Click Yes there are some of us that in fact do know what the US GDP Rate is for any given period that has its final report

The Three Liberal Stooges a joy to watch

April 29, 2017 at 6:58 PM"

Opium state I Did NOT post a link, what a retard. Yes I did.



James said...

Reagan advisor Gergen: Trump speech was 'most divisive' I've ever heard from a president

Washington (CNN)Political analyst David Gergen delivered a harsh critique of President Trump's campaign-style rally Saturday night in an appearance on CNN's "Newsroom."

"To bring your campaign speech into the presidency is something presidents rarely do," said Gergen, who has been a White House adviser to four presidents. "This was the most divisive speech I've ever heard from a sitting American president."

rly-hour long speech began with attacks on the press and covered his tax plan, jobs, the yet-to-be-built wall, trade and other topics Trump had touted throughout his 2016 campaign.

"He played to his base and he treated his other listeners, the rest of the people who have been disturbed about him or oppose him, he treated them basically as 'I don't care, I don't give a damn what you think, because you're frankly like the enemy,'" said Gergen. "I think it was a deeply disturbing speech."

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the pedo

James said...

Taegan Goddard says that Trump doesn't even know what's in his own healthcare bill.

James said...

The next 150 days sill be even worse for the Donald.

https://politicalwire.com/2017/04/30/trump-150-days/

James said...

*will
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James said...

Yep, it's going to get tougher. One reason is that Dems have recognized that Trump's pretense of working with them is a pure fantasy.

The next days will be telling because ---

The Next 100 Days Are Tougher

Dan Balz: “Trump got no honeymoon after the contentious 2016 election. He started his presidency less popular than any president in the history of polling. At the 100-day mark, his approval rating is lower than any past president since polling began. He has governed in a way that has cost him little-to-nothing among the voters who put him in office, but in ways that have not allowed him to expand his support or his appeal. Republican elected officials should hope that something changes.

“What’s particularly worrisome for Republicans is another pattern about presidential approval: Most presidents who have governed in the modern era have seen their approval ratings slide between the 100-day mark and the subsequent midterm election 18 months later.”

Commonsense said...

Spam by the pedo

Let him play with himself. He'll just go into a deeper and darker depression when reality sets in.

Indy Voter said...

Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize as much as a rebuke of Bush as a hope he would actually meaningfully help in bringing about world peace.

But Trump certainly isn't Obama. Obama wouldn't have invited a mass murderer to stay in the White House.

Commonsense said...

Mass murderer?

opie said...

For all those in the deniers camp

http://media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/1190cbCOMIC-climate-change-deniers.jpg

Enjoy!!!

Loretta Russo said...

"Obama wouldn't have invited a mass murderer to stay in the White House."

He IS a mass murderer. Nothing like murdering at least 117 innocent civilians from afar.

opie said...

Anonymous KD, Opie how you doing after your public beatdown said...

Goat shot you down today.....asshole???? Police never join unions said......

opie said...

Another example of trumps skill at negotiations....S Korea....Go pound sand if you expect us to pay for THAAD. Seems to me, Mexico will pay for the wall will have the same results. Idiots.

S.Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; Trump calls Asia allies
By Ju-min Park and James Pearson,Reuters 4 hours ago


By Ju-min Park and James Pearson

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea.

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the pedo.

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the pedo

rrb said...

"To bring your campaign speech into the presidency is something presidents rarely do," said Gergen
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you must have been in a fucking coma for the past 8 years, gergen.

Commonsense said...

Been noticing that the media gets all offensive and up in arms on Trump over pretty much the same things they gave Obama a free pass on.

Hypocrisy ---- bedrock ---- liberalism

rrb said...

Blogger Commonsense said...
Been noticing that the media gets all offensive and up in arms on Trump over pretty much the same things they gave Obama a free pass on.
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indeed. and so it goes. had nixon been a democrat he would've completed his second term without issue.

the msm has been reduced to a self-parody.

what began as fake news has devolved into a perpetual unfunny snl skit.


rrb said...




josh marshall collapses on his fainting couch while clutching his pearls...


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/priebus-trump-considering-amending-or-abolishing-1st-amendment


opie said...

The reality of coal.....

http://imgur.com/QrplvsQ

With cheap gas, the coal industry is a dying breed.

opie said...

Loretta Russo said...
Spam by the pedo.

May 1, 2017 at 4:19 AM
Blogger Loretta Russo said...
Spam by the pedo

May 1, 2017 at 4:19 AM

The inability to sleep is an early sign of dementia, loretta.

Loretta Russo said...

You forgot LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Commonsense said...

Cheap gas is good. So is cheap coal.

What's bad is unhealthy and ridiculous regulations that favours one over the other.

opie said...

Loretta the slut Russo said...
You forgot LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

May 1, 2017 at 8:22 AM
Blogger Commonsense said...
Cheap gas is good. So is cheap coal.

Sure it is....especially for the environment.

Loretta Russo said...

You forgot LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

wphamilton said...

I guess if the bar is low enough for Trump, you folks don't care how badly his agenda got reamed in the budget.

Indy Voter said...

As long as Trump pisses off liberals, he must be doing good, right?

https://www.thenation.com/article/a-peek-into-americas-future-under-trump/

Commonsense said...

The Nation? Really?

opie said...

Commonsense said...
The Nation? Really?

Anthony Watts, much better, idiot.