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    My Score Card On Trump

    I like Trump's tearing down America's overregulation, covertly and illegally legislated and instituted by 8 years of Obama's unelected bureaucrats. I think that alone has done more for the economy than anything else. The corporate tax decrease was also long overdue.


    I like his first supreme court pick, his latest one not so much. I can appreciate the seating of constitutionalist textualist, literalist on the most powerful court.


    How anybody can not like the lowest unemployment rates for blacks and Latin Americans ever is beyond me. The flimsey argument that Obama set the stage for that is preposterous in my opinion.


    I appreciate his foreign policy. The dressing down of the NATO Europeans for their intentional failure to pay a fair share of NATO dues tickles me pink. It's been way too long coming. I like the fact that he wants to negotiate with everybody even Russia and North Korea and always is looking for the best or a better deal for the United States. He's right about our leverage being our advantage. They need us more than we need them policy.


    I'm a newly converted fan of his wall on our southern border.


    I have some issues with Trump, his narcissistic personality, (but I do like his total disregard for political correctness.)


    I question his, what I see as overkill, with military spending.


    I oppose his signing a bloated, outrageous, ungodly, debt riddled federal budget.
    "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

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    Trumps a raging success end of conversation
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

    GROUCHO MARX,

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    I like his two SCOTUS picks over what HRC wouldn't done. We can now continue to argue within the confines of the structure set by our founders and leave same for our grandchildren.
    I like that he's taken the government's jackboot off of the neck of business.
    I wish he'd cut spending. I want a Balanced Budget Amendment. Leaving this for our grandchildren or great grandchildren is an unconscionable disgrace.
    I like the corporate tax cuts, but we didn't need the personal tax cuts. It's nice, just not good for the economy.
    I like that he cut the apron strings of our military against ISIS.
    I dislike the way he acts a lot. I wish he'd act more presidential.
    I like that he pushes back against the media, but maybe there's a happy medium? (probably not)
    I wish he'd stop the name-calling of our politicians (yes, they probably deserve it and it is funny, but it is un-presidential)
    I like that he's tough in illegal immigration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robo View Post
    ...I oppose his signing a bloated, outrageous, ungodly, debt riddled federal budget.
    I was surprised and very disappointed when he supported and signed that spending deal. I count that as breaking a campaign promise. I'm sure there was some long term strategy there, but it was still disappointing.

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    I dislike the "zero tolerance" border policy.
    I dislike our recent withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council.
    I dislike the over-generalized trade war Trump has put us in.
    I dislike both of his Supreme Court nominations.
    I dislike Trump's repeatedly-stated ambition to terminate our support for the Kurdish fighters in Syria within the year because a certain other country that controls the current Syrian regime wants us to.
    I dislike the completely ridiculous travel/Muslim ban.
    I dislike the ongoing efforts manifestly to dismantle the EU (e.g. official calls from Trump for a "hard Brexit", for France to leave the EU, obsessive attacks on the government of Germany, etc.) because a certain other regime helped him become president (just saying).
    I dislike his abolition of Obama-era limits on coal plant and automobile pollution and withdrawing us from the Paris Accord on climate change.
    I dislike Trump's reinstatement of the drug war.
    I dislike his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and pullback from our diplomatic rapprochement with Cuba.
    I dislike the ongoing dismantling of the Affordable Care Act that's raising health insurance premiums beyond the increases that would otherwise be incurred.
    I dislike the latest unnecessary tax giveaway to corporate America and the impact it's unsurprisingly having on the budget situation.
    I dislike the still-further increased rate of military spending.
    I dislike Trump's successful censorship of NFL players calling attention to police shootings and his calls for the censorship of the press in general.
    I dislike everything about Trump's personal background (born into wealth, beauty pageants, real estate dealings, general con artistry (e.g. Trump University), curious connections to the Mob, what we unsurprisingly learned from that infamous Access Hollywood recording, etc.) and belligerent personality ad nauseum.

    That's what comes to mind off the top of my head. I can think of nothing in particular about the current administration that I like. I hate Trump and everything he stands for.

    I don't think Trump is an idiot like many other leftists do. I think he is a malign actor who is, and was always, controlled by a certain foreign government and using his presidential authority to act in the interests of that hostile foreign power by undermining our relationships with the rest of the Western world, the progressive Kurdish fighters in Syria, and beyond.
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    I find TDD fairly amusing.

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    I disliked the breastfeeding broo-haa-haa. It made no sense to me.
    I dislike him publicly shaming judges and the courts. It's terrible and it undermines the credibility of our judicial system, which is very important.
    I dislike when he goes up AF1's steps before his wife. As a gentlemen, he should let his wife go first.
    I like the roll back of the administrative state.
    I like the roll back of Obamacare, I still think it is unconstitutional regardless of what the Roberts' court said.
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    It amazes me that there are still people who seriously suggest that Trump is controlled by Moscow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    It amazes me that there are still people who seriously suggest that Trump is controlled by Moscow.
    Trump has been far more belligerent and confrontational towards Russia than Obama ever was. Not that I approve of that, but if Trump is an agent of Moscow, then Obama must have been their little whore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Trump has been far more belligerent and confrontational towards Russia than Obama ever was. Not that I approve of that, but if Trump is an agent of Moscow, then Obama must have been their little whore.
    Agreed. I guess they're emotionally attached to the idea that he's not our legitimate President. It doesn't really matter how crazy and stupid it sounds at this point.
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