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    We are truly living through the amatuer hour prsidency!

    Who didn't see this coming?

    What an amateur show.
    Virtually every step of the way, from the moment when Donald Trump surprised even his own staff by announcing a summit with North Korea, it was obvious, I mean achingly obvious, that the president had no idea what he was doing. You hear that laughter? It’s the world, and they’re not laughing at Princess Beatrice’s hat.
    Let’s retrace. It’s the evening of Thursday, March 8—an otherwise normal day in Trumpland, in what has become of the United States. The administration was scrambling to stave off a ballooning crisis that it created by announcing steel and aluminum tariffs with nearly zero forethought and actual preparation. They’d caught most people totally off guard, including a good number of Republicans who were saying, “Hey, wait a minute here, are we sure this is a good thing?”
    On that day, The New York Times reported: “More than 100 Republican lawmakers implored President Trump to drop his plans for stiff and sweeping steel and aluminum tariffs as the White House prepared to formalize the measures on Thursday afternoon.” That’s when the administration started to backtrack and say, well, maybe we can find a way to carve out some exemptions for certain countries after all.
    That was crisis one that day (that day!!). Crisis two was arguably even bigger.
    .....

    Is it possible that Trump was watching cable news and freaking out about the negative coverage on the tariffs and especially on Stormy? It certainly seems likely. Imagine him thinking: I need a change of subject here fast! So he stuns his own advisers who were in the Oval Office with the South Korean representative—McMaster, Mattis, and Kelly—by accepting on the spur of the moment this offer from Mr. Chung, the South Korean, for a summit.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/we-are-tr ... presidency

    Seriously, Scrapies Ravaged Deplorable Imbeciles.......WTF WERE YOU "THINKING"?
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    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. --H.L. Mencken,

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    I sort of think the more politically amatuer the President the better. I mean, really, who wants professional politicians, who are most likely corrupted by selling favors and rents to special interests. Buckley suggested something like randomly picking people out of the phone book.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Obama was an amateur and yet you worshiped him. He gave money to a terror sponsor and you applauded him. That says something about you.
    Liberals are a clear and present danger to our democracy and our society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    Who didn't see this coming?

    What an amateur show.
    Virtually every step of the way, from the moment when Donald Trump surprised even his own staff by announcing a summit with North Korea, it was obvious, I mean achingly obvious, that the president had no idea what he was doing. You hear that laughter? It’s the world, and they’re not laughing at Princess Beatrice’s hat.
    Let’s retrace. It’s the evening of Thursday, March 8—an otherwise normal day in Trumpland, in what has become of the United States. The administration was scrambling to stave off a ballooning crisis that it created by announcing steel and aluminum tariffs with nearly zero forethought and actual preparation. They’d caught most people totally off guard, including a good number of Republicans who were saying, “Hey, wait a minute here, are we sure this is a good thing?”
    On that day, The New York Times reported: “More than 100 Republican lawmakers implored President Trump to drop his plans for stiff and sweeping steel and aluminum tariffs as the White House prepared to formalize the measures on Thursday afternoon.” That’s when the administration started to backtrack and say, well, maybe we can find a way to carve out some exemptions for certain countries after all.
    That was crisis one that day (that day!!). Crisis two was arguably even bigger.
    .....

    Is it possible that Trump was watching cable news and freaking out about the negative coverage on the tariffs and especially on Stormy? It certainly seems likely. Imagine him thinking: I need a change of subject here fast! So he stuns his own advisers who were in the Oval Office with the South Korean representative—McMaster, Mattis, and Kelly—by accepting on the spur of the moment this offer from Mr. Chung, the South Korean, for a summit.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/we-are-tr ... presidency

    Seriously, Scrapies Ravaged Deplorable Imbeciles.......WTF WERE YOU "THINKING"?
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    so, only an amateur would reduce themselves to insults and slurs it shows your level of education, if that's all you have. You lack the proper grasp of English. It shows by how you think of your fellow Americans. WE decided this race..........You did not vote, you have no complaint.
    The real deplorable is the American voter who does NOT exercise their duty, and complains about the results
    For waltky: http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/
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    Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    Who didn't see this coming?

    What an amateur show.
    Virtually every step of the way, from the moment when Donald Trump surprised even his own staff by announcing a summit with North Korea, it was obvious, I mean achingly obvious, that the president had no idea what he was doing. You hear that laughter? It’s the world, and they’re not laughing at Princess Beatrice’s hat.
    Let’s retrace. It’s the evening of Thursday, March 8—an otherwise normal day in Trumpland, in what has become of the United States. The administration was scrambling to stave off a ballooning crisis that it created by announcing steel and aluminum tariffs with nearly zero forethought and actual preparation. They’d caught most people totally off guard, including a good number of Republicans who were saying, “Hey, wait a minute here, are we sure this is a good thing?”
    On that day, The New York Times reported: “More than 100 Republican lawmakers implored President Trump to drop his plans for stiff and sweeping steel and aluminum tariffs as the White House prepared to formalize the measures on Thursday afternoon.” That’s when the administration started to backtrack and say, well, maybe we can find a way to carve out some exemptions for certain countries after all.
    That was crisis one that day (that day!!). Crisis two was arguably even bigger.
    .....

    Is it possible that Trump was watching cable news and freaking out about the negative coverage on the tariffs and especially on Stormy? It certainly seems likely. Imagine him thinking: I need a change of subject here fast! So he stuns his own advisers who were in the Oval Office with the South Korean representative—McMaster, Mattis, and Kelly—by accepting on the spur of the moment this offer from Mr. Chung, the South Korean, for a summit.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/we-are-tr ... presidency

    Seriously, Scrapies Ravaged Deplorable Imbeciles.......WTF WERE YOU "THINKING"?
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    President Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are facing an avalanche of false criticism.....


    Naysayers argue that tariffs will raise prices, spark a trade war and do nothing to bolster America’s military preparedness — the official rationale for the move.

    Tariff-bashers claim in war, the United States could rely on foreign suppliers. That’s ridiculous. Uncle Sam can compel our manufacturers to make defense needs a priority — but not foreign producers. The biggest suppliers targeted by the tariffs are Brazil, South Korea, Russia and Turkey. Should our nation’s victory in war hinge on them?

    Tariff opponents argue that US military needs for steel and aluminum amount to only 3 percent of domestic production. That’s now. But in a major military conflict, those needs would soar. In World War II, domestic steel producers had to boost production over 200 percent to meet military demands.

    Critics claim tariffs will raise steel prices. That’s questionable. The opposite is more likely to happen, industry experts suggest. Tariffs will shift demand to domestic steel, enabling plants here to operate closer to capacity. That will bring down the unit price of American-made steel — not raise it. That’s Econ 101.

    Tariff-bashers also accuse Trump of abandoning “free trade.” Don’t believe it. US workers are being stung by sucker trade — not free trade. European countries hit US-made autos with a 10 percent tariff, four times higher than the tariff on European-made cars sold here.

    Here are the facts overlooked in the tariff debate:

    Because of imports, domestic metal producers have to run plants at just 74 percent of capacity, according to the St. Louis Fed. Making steel that way is like using the oven to bake a couple of cupcakes instead of a full batch. The unit production cost soars — whether it’s cupcakes or steel. Trump’s Commerce Department proposes using tariffs to reduce imports, enabling domestic steel production to top 80 percent of capacity.

    Do the math. While imported steel will cost more, imports will drop from a third to a fifth of all steel used here. The lion’s share of steel used here will be made here, and prices will likely fall, as furnaces operate closer to full capacity.

    The other bonus: jobs. US Steel and Century Aluminum are already ramping up, bringing back hundreds of workers.

    Critics call this small potatoes, compared with jobs that could be lost in other manufacturing areas — such as autos — if steel prices rise. There’s no concrete evidence that would happen. It’s speculation.

    Last week the head of the WTO vilified Trump for putting the world at risk of a “trade war.” This free-trade rhetoric is disguised anti-Americanism. There is no free trade, but the United States imposes fewer tariffs than almost any other country. Half the average weighted tariffs imposed by China, one third those imposed by Mexico and one quarter what India imposes. You wouldn’t know it, listening to the WTO.....snip~

    https://nypost.com/2018/03/13/the-cr...rumps-tariffs/


    Oh, and Moon of S Korea was responsible for getting Lil Kim to talk with Trump. Then Lil Kim requested the Summit.
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    An outsider not corrupted by the Beltway is what we got. I only hope Trump stays that way. I'll take an amateur politician OVER a professional politician every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    An outsider not corrupted by the Beltway is what we got. I only hope Trump stays that way. I'll take an amateur politician OVER a professional politician every time.
    The Salesman was corrupted way before even entering the Beltway.
    One can be sure that he who says he knows knows nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripmeister View Post
    The Salesman was corrupted way before even entering the Beltway.
    How so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    How so?
    Ask the contractors who had deals with him and then got stiffed.
    One can be sure that he who says he knows knows nothing

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    I think Rick Wilson is hilarious. Few can string together a barrage of insults like Rick. This is a rant at its best regarding the clown show in the oval office.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps...moron?ref=home
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