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Feb 16 17 4:16 PM
Feb 16 17 8:18 PM
Patrick425 wrote:I feel that people today align themselves with politics in the same way that rabid sports fans align themselves with their favorite team. Their team can do no wrong.
Feb 16 17 9:31 PM
Feb 17 17 10:28 AM
danzig6767 wrote:Patrick425 wrote:I feel that people today align themselves with politics in the same way that rabid sports fans align themselves with their favorite team. Their team can do no wrong.I really believe that the biggest factor driving this hyper partisanship is the over-saturation of partisan media.Between totally biased cable news networks like Fox News/MSNBC, conservative talk radio nationally and locally, and now the internet with so many very partisan websites along with social media, so many people get in their corners and only hear what they want to hear via very biased sources.Then politicians are forced to adhere to a strict ideology or fear being primaried. The Tea Party followers completely changed the Republican Party for the worse by doing this, demanding zero cooperation with Obama, regardless if a bill made sense and now the left is rising up and i think will start doing the same thing, or close to it. Working together often being a fire-able offense. I can't see this changing and instead likely getting worse, if that's even possible.
Feb 17 17 11:32 PM
Tedaldtada29 wrote:The first month of Trump's presidential vacations has cost American taxpayers approx. $15M. At this pace, he will surpass Obama's entire 8-year term by about the 4th of July, 2017.
As a reminder, Trump condemned Obama's golf/vacations dozens of times on Twitter.
To me, the more vacations he takes the better. That said, the blatant hypocrisy is pathetic.
By the way, Trump looks *terrible* in golf pants. Do a barbell lunge or some f'ing situps. Run a mile or two. It's fat guys like him that drive up everyone's insurance premiums.
Feb 28 17 1:37 PM
Mar 1 17 3:11 PM
Backupcatchers wrote:Trump is blaming the military and Obama administration for the failed raid in Yemen. Even though he ordered it and is the supreme commander of the military. link
Mar 1 17 4:04 PM
Mar 1 17 7:01 PM
Invader3K wrote:Backupcatchers wrote:Trump is blaming the military and Obama administration for the failed raid in Yemen. Even though he ordered it and is the supreme commander of the military. link And then basically exploited the slain serviceman's widow last night during his speech. Classy!
Mar 1 17 7:59 PM
Mar 1 17 9:36 PM
Mar 1 17 11:34 PM
homer wrote:Looks like Jeff Sessions allegedly talked to Russians during the election cycle. So he lied (under oath) to Congress during the hearings for his nomination.
Mar 2 17 12:00 PM
danzig6767 wrote:homer wrote:Looks like Jeff Sessions allegedly talked to Russians during the election cycle. So he lied (under oath) to Congress during the hearings for his nomination.
Later, Jeff.We'll see what truth there is to this report, but even if Sessions is lying, likely nothing will happen to him.Face it, the vast majority of Trump voters don't give a shit even if there was some collusion between the Trump campaign and Putin/Russia as they hacked the DNC. For others, they would simply bury their heads in the sand and not believe anything brought out by the "fake news" as Trump labels anything negative about him.While Trump is a total sleazebag on many levels, the guy is so much smarter politically than i ever could have envisioned he could be. First he used the media to get so much attention that it suffocated all of his opponents in the GOP Primary and then once elected president, he pivoted masterfully to demonize that same media/press as "fake news" and the enemy of the people so that his base of supporters and voters would pretty much just dismiss any negative stories of him as bullshit and not worth believing at all. And it's worked.My mother and her husband voted for Trump and are strong supporters of him. We got in a discussion about him the other day and when i brought up why i thought he was such a dishonest sleazebag, right away both of them resorted to saying that you can't believe anything that the media and press put about about Trump, unless of course it's Fox News which both watch. Barring a video tape of Trump himself talking directly with Putin about colluding to help him win the presidency, they won't believe anything else and neither will about 95% of Trump voters.Hell, even if a video tape like that hypothetically came out, i think a large percentage of his voters would still support Trump. I saw a poll not that long ago where among Trump voters, they had a higher opinion of Putin than Obama by a sizable margin. A ruthless dictator who murders all of his rivals, stole most of Russia's wealth, took control of Russia's press and media, and locked up journalists, something we all know Trump would love to do if he could in America.
Mar 2 17 2:46 PM
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Mar 3 17 2:22 PM
Backupcatchers wrote:I know you and I disagree on which is more important but historically it is typical for the minority party to gain seats in off year elections. While Conservatives tend to be older, and that does matter, it is far from the only dynamic going on. I think being a minority party is more important to turnout than just being old, white and conservative. I guess we'll see which dynamic plays out in 2018.
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