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  • Originally posted by tbm3fan View Post
    It constantly stuns me how many stupid Americans are out there. This guy has a shtick, like any good huckster, to get those dumb enough to fall for what he says and then buy products off his website. This man is today's snake oil salesman, flimflan man, only far worse than we have seen in the past. He uses hatred to get people to part with their money and then denies he had anything to do with it. Hopefully, the court system and juries will crush the life out of his business.
    Well, let's face it, he's something of an small-time amateur in that business compared to others.
    Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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    • Originally posted by TopHatter View Post

      Well, let's face it, he's something of an small-time amateur in that business compared to others.
      I prefer the term bottom feeder.
      “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
      Mark Twain

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      • Originally posted by Forbes
        06 August 2022
        McConnell Defends Pelosi:
        Do Not Think The Chinese Get To Tell Members Of Congress Where They Can Go


        During a Senate GOP press briefing on Tuesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.
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        • For a President who was supposedly inept and bungling he sure is having success moving his party's agenda forward.


          https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/05/opini...tis/index.html



          Opinion: Biden is racking up wins but getting no love for it


          Opinion by Frida Ghitis


          'A little bit of optimism goes a long way': Senator talks Manchin climate deal 14:57Frida Ghitis, (@fridaghitis) a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a weekly opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN.

          (CNN)For a president who so many people believe is failing, Joe Biden sure is suddenly notching up an impressive string of victories. And they're not minor. In fact, Biden is on a roll when it comes to both domestic and foreign policy.


          After a number of painful defeats, including high-profile setbacks on his Build Back Better bill, the Biden presidency seems to have turned the tide. On Thursday, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced she would support the Inflation Reduction Act, all but assuring the landmark climate, health care and tax proposal will pass in the 50-50 Senate. Hours later, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data that shows the nation's economy is still powering ahead, regaining more than half a million jobs in July. Unemployment is now down to just 3.5%, matching the half-century low last seen in February 2020.And yet, there's little sign that the President's standing has enjoyed a meaningful lift. Biden is winning battles, but he's not getting a lot of love. Is it only a matter of time before Biden's polls catch up with the new wave of accomplishments?It's difficult to redraw an image after it has been etched in the public mind. The right's efforts to paint the 79-year-old as senile and unable to meet the demands of his office have been largely successful, certainly among Republicans. And many Democrats, particularly young people, have been turning away from the President, disappointed with the pace and scope of what his administration has been able to achieve.Now, after months of legislative gridlock, however, Biden's agenda is not just inching along -- it is galloping ahead.
          On foreign policy, Biden had a fine week, despite simmering tensions with China. US forces killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took over al Qaeda after Osama bin Landen's killing. Biden was deeply involved in the decision to launch the precision drone strike that led to his death in Kabul, making sure to avoid the civilian deaths that have tainted other counterterrorism operations.



          But the more historic moment came on Wednesday, when the Senate overwhelmingly voted to approve a resolution to ratify membership for Finland and Sweden in NATO -- only Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri voted against it while GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky voted present. It was arguably the most consequential expansion of the alliance in decades, and a huge blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin. More than five months after he launched his war, Putin's efforts to control Ukraine and divide NATO have failed in large part because Biden has held the alliance together, even helping Europe face Putin's weaponization of gas exports.
          But it was on the domestic front that Biden once seemed to struggle the most.

          After promising bipartisanship as a candidate, Biden couldn't even get all 50 Democrats in the Senate to support key pieces of his agenda. Now, despite the GOP's alarming radicalization and numerous setbacks caused by Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Sinema (not to mention the Supreme Court), Congress is passing multiple pieces of important legislation.
          Last week, Congress approved the CHIPS Act by a wide margin, which will increase semiconductor production and make the US more competitive against China.
          That came shortly after Biden signed the first major gun safety law in decades. Despite falling short of what Biden and his party advocated for, its passage in the current political environment is a remarkable achievement.

          Speaking of bipartisanship, 47 Republicans joined House Democrats to pass the Respect for Marriage Act. The bill, a preventive measure following Justice Clarence Thomas' call to reconsider the Supreme Court decision allowing the federal right to same-sex marriage, protects not only gay marriage, but also interracial marriages and safeguards against other forms of discrimination. Approval by the Senate is still uncertain.

          Then there was the real shocker. Sens. Manchin and Chuck Schumer struck a deal that revived key elements of Biden's agenda in a bill called the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
          Now that Sinema has signed on, the law is set to become the "BFD" that Biden and his supporters had been hoping for. If it passes, it would be the largest climate investment in US history. The bill will also instill a minimum tax on giant corporations that get away with paying little to nothing and make health care and drug prescriptions more affordable for millions of Americans.
          Despite its $433 billion price tag, the bill actually reduces the deficit. A review by Moody's Analytics concluded it would check inflation, reduce the deficit and boost the economy while tackling climate change.
          The two main thrusts of the bill -- the economy and the environment -- have the power to move the electoral needle. For all the disappointment in Biden, which may stem in part from his subpar rhetorical prowess, Americans are also concerned about pocketbook issues.
          And there are certainly bright spots on that front. Gas prices have now been sinking for more than 50 days. Fears that the Fed's efforts to control inflation will send the economy into a deep recession appear to be easing. At least many investors seem to be having a change of heart -- the S&P 500 has soared about 13% from its low in mid-June, and the Nasdaq is up about 16% over the same period. It's a new bull market, some say.



          Adding to the good news for Democrats, voters in Kansas -- Kansas! -- turned out in huge numbers this week to defend abortion rights, suggesting a path to averting a much-predicted disaster in the November midterm elections.
          Democrats are pulling ahead when it comes to the public's preference for party control of Congress. According to a recent Monmouth University poll released this week, 38% of Americans say they want the Democrats in charge, with another 12% saying they lean towards the party, compared to 34% who prefer Republican control with another 9% leaning toward the GOP.
          Biden's numbers, on the other hand, aren't moving much. At least not yet. According to the Monmouth poll, Biden had a 38% approval rating -- up 2% compared to June, but still a far cry from July 2021 -- the last time he held a net positive rating (with 48% approving, compared to 44% disapproving.)
          But if the Manchin-Schumer compromise passes, as seems likely, Biden's standing with Democrats -- especially younger voters -- could get a boost. And if gas prices keep dropping, inflation starts easing, and the stock market doesn't sink again, the bulk of the country -- many of whom are not obsessed with politics -- could start feeling more optimistic, helping Biden's approval get some traction.


          For as long as he's president, Biden will face the headwinds of shameless distortion by right-wing operatives, and he will suffer from not being the most charismatic, eloquent president at a time when the country's very democracy is under threat.

          At this moment in his presidency, however, he can enjoy having scored a string of victories, and hope he has turned the tide.
          “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
          Mark Twain

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          • A mock jail cell with a pretend January 6 prisoner inside at CPAC… wow

            https://www.newsweek.com/conservativ...-1731450?amp=1

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            Also, what a quote from Trump’s speech at CPAC:

            “Our country is being destroyed more from the inside than the out. America is on the edge of an abyss and our movement is the only force on earth that can save it. This movement right here. Because despite great outside dangers, our biggest threat remains the sick, sinister and evil people from within our own country.”



            Last edited by statquo; 08 Aug 22,, 03:13.

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            • Originally posted by statquo View Post
              A mock jail cell with a pretend January 6 prisoner inside at CPAC… wow

              https://www.newsweek.com/conservativ...-1731450?amp=1

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              Also, what a quote from Trump’s speech at CPAC:

              “Our country is being destroyed more from the inside than the out. America is on the edge of an abyss and our movement is the only force on earth that can save it. This movement right here. Because despite great outside dangers, our biggest threat remains the sick, sinister and evil people from within our own country.”


              This shit is straight out of a fascist playbook...

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              • Originally posted by statquo View Post
                A mock jail cell with a pretend January 6 prisoner inside at CPAC… wow

                https://www.newsweek.com/conservativ...-1731450?amp=1

                ———————————————

                Also, what a quote from Trump’s speech at CPAC:

                “Our country is being destroyed more from the inside than the out. America is on the edge of an abyss and our movement is the only force on earth that can save it. This movement right here. Because despite great outside dangers, our biggest threat remains the sick, sinister and evil people from within our own country.”


                21st Century Triumph Of The Will
                “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
                Mark Twain

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                • Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post

                  21st Century Triumph Of The Will
                  Speaking of which:

                  Gen. Milley drafted scathing letter of resignation to Trump after Lafayette Square

                  After he was seen walking dressed in combat fatigues behind then-President Donald Trump across Lafayette Square after it had been forcibly cleared of Black Lives Matter protesters in June 1, 2020, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, drafted a resignation letter to inform Trump that he intended to step down.

                  The letter was published by the New Yorker on Monday in an excerpt of an upcoming book by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, "The Divider: Trump in the White House."

                  "The events of the last couple weeks have caused me to do deep soul-searching," Milley wrote, "and I can no longer faithfully support and execute your orders as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is my belief that you were doing great and irreparable harm to my country. I believe that you have made a concerted effort over time to politicize the United States military. I thought that I could change that. I’ve come to the realization that I cannot, and I need to step aside and let someone else try to do that."

                  Milley was widely criticized for participating in what critics saw as a staged photo op. Hours before their march across Lafayette Square, Trump had clashed with Milley, Attorney General William Barr and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who objected to his demands for a militarized show of force to quell the protesters.

                  “You are all losers! You are all fucking losers!” Trump said, according to the book. “Can’t you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?” (Esper later recalled the discussion in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes.”)

                  In his letter, Milley told Trump, "You are using the military to create fear in the minds of the people — and we are trying to protect the American people."

                  "I cannot stand idly by and participate in that attack, verbally or otherwise, on the American people," Milley wrote. "The American people trust their military and they trust us to protect them against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and our military will do just that. We will not turn our back on the American people."


                  Milley said he swore an oath to the Constitution that "all men and women are created equal."

                  "All men and women are created equal, no matter who you are, whether you are white or Black, Asian, Indian, no matter the color of your skin, no matter if you’re gay, straight or something in between," he wrote. "It doesn’t matter if you’re Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jew, or choose not to believe. None of that matters. It doesn’t matter what country you came from, what your last name is — what matters is we’re Americans. We’re all Americans. That under these colors of red, white, and blue — the colors that my parents fought for in World War I — means something around the world. It’s obvious to me that you don’t think of those colors the same way I do. It’s obvious to me that you don’t hold those values dear and the cause that I serve."

                  Milley added: "[I]t is my deeply held belief that you’re ruining the international order, and causing significant damage to our country overseas" by kowtowing to the kinds of "fascism" and "extremism" that America fought against in World War II.

                  "You don’t understand what the war was all about," Milley concluded. "In fact, you subscribe to many of the principles that we fought against. And I cannot be a party to that. It is with deep regret that I hereby submit my letter of resignation."


                  But Milley never submitted his letter.

                  After consulting with current and former national security officials, including former Secretary of Defense and CIA chief Robert Gates, he decided to stay on, later telling his staff that he would instead "just fight [Trump] from the inside.”

                  Milley also issued a public apology for the Lafayette Square episode.

                  “I should not have been there,” he said in a commencement address at the National Defense University on June 11 — 10 days after the incident. “My presence in that moment, and in that environment, created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.”

                  He did not mention Trump.
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                  Thank god he stayed in.
                  Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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                  • Trump’s 108-minute CPAC speech is branded ‘unapologetic fascism’ with ‘blood-and-soil rhetoric’

                    Donald Trump has been accused of spewing “unapologetic fascism” and “blood-and-soil rhetoric” in his rambling speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas over the weekend.

                    The former president pushed the notion from the stage in Dallas on Saturday that the US has been decimated since he left the White House in January of last year. He claimed that crime is out of control and that unemployment was skyrocketing - despite official figures showing that it’s at its lowest level in half a century.

                    His dark remarks drew outcry on social media, with Texas Monthly journalist Michael Hardy accusing him of inciting violence.

                    Mr Trump began his 108-minute address at the conclusion by greeting “proud patriots” in the audience after taking the stage to the tune of “God Bless the USA”.

                    Joined by former White House doctor and current Texas GOP Congressman Ronnie Jackson, Mr Trump noted that he “was an admiral, a doctor, and now he’s a congressman”.

                    He added that he had asked what Dr Jackson preferred. “He sort of indicated doctor, because he loved to look at my body. It was so strong and powerful,” Mr Trump said.

                    “This is no time for complacency. We have to seize this opportunity to deal with the radical left socialist lunatic fascists,” he said. “We have to hit them very, very hard. It has to be a crippling defeat.”

                    He criticised moderate Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for supporting the Inflation Reduction Act. The legislation cleared a procedural vote while Mr Trump was speaking on Saturday, following a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Kamala Harris. The bill later passed the Senate on Sunday.

                    Mr Trump went on to criticise Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying that he’s “the most unpopular politician in the country, even more so than crazy Nancy Pelosi, and something has to be done”.

                    He claimed that President Joe Biden “surrendered our strength and our everything” when withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan, adding that “they surrendered our dignity”.

                    Texas Monthly senior editor Mr Hardy tweeted that Mr Trump’s language about the withdrawal from Afghanistan echoed “the Nazi ‘stab in the back theory’ of losing WWI”.

                    “The streets of our Democrat-run cities are drenched in the blood of innocent victims,” Mr Trump went on to claim. “Bullets are killing little beautiful little children who never had a chance. Carjackers lay in wait like predators.”

                    “This is some literal blood-and-soil rhetoric,” Mr Hardy said, referring to the Nazi slogan expressing the idea that “ethnic identity is based on only blood descent and the territory in which an individual lives”, according to CNN.

                    “We need the courage to say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done,” Mr Trump added.

                    “This is a rallying cry for street violence and worse,” Mr Hardy tweeted.


                    Mr Trump claimed that “many people say” that what the January 6 rioters have been charged with “aren’t crimes”.

                    “The only countries that don’t have a drug problem are the ones that institute the death penalty for drug crimes,” the former president added.

                    He also called President Xi Jinping of China a “strong man”.

                    “Before the plague came in, I had a great relationship with President Xi. Strong man. He’s a great guy in many respects,” he said.

                    “The next president should use every power at his disposal to restore order” in Chicago, Mr Trump said.

                    “Even if that includes sending in National Guard,” he added.

                    Mr Trump said that he “wanted to send in the Guards, I wanted to send in the troops” in areas such as Portland and Minneapolis.

                    “Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn’t,” he said, adding that he wants troops sent to San Francisco, New York, and Chicago – large cities run by Democrats.

                    After calling for the relocation of the homeless from large cities, calling migrants crossing the southern border an “invasion”, and listing instances of undocumented migrants committing murder, Mr Hardy tweeted that “Trump’s rhetoric is significantly more extreme than even a few years ago. This might be [the] most frightening speech I’ve ever heard. Full-on, unapologetic fascism”.

                    “Trump has either been reading Mein Kampf or having someone read it to him,” Mr Hardy added.

                    He went on to say that “this is some seriously bloodthirsty s**t”.

                    Mr Hardy tweeted that Mr Trump called for “new legislation allowing [the] president to remove any government employee they deem corrupt. This is a call for a total purge of government”.


                    Tim Miller, the communications director for the 2016 Jeb Bush campaign and a former RNC staffer, tweeted that “I know everyone in the DC GOP is just hoping Trump will die but it’s impossible to watch this CPAC speech and not come to the conclusion that he’s going to run and be very hard to beat in a primary. Sorry to be the bearer of bad weekend news”.
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                    Relocation of the homeless from large cities and into camps...that sounds just like Germany moving their “undesirables” to places far from their “good” population. Or am I just imagining things...

                    Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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                    • Fox News: CPAC proves Trump will lead conservative movement until he ‘takes his last breath,’ Matt Schlapp says
                      Trump was the clear choice for 2024 among CPAC attendees

                      DALLAS -- Former President Trump’s place atop the conservative movement was reiterated over the weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, and the event's organizers believe it will stay that way until he "takes his last breath."

                      Trump convincingly won the 2024 GOP presidential nomination straw poll taken at CPAC, and the former president also prevailed when Fox News Digital asked attendees in the hallways of the event. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second on the 2024 presidential nomination question, at 24%, and is widely considered the clear next-in-line among many die-hard Trump supporters. Others simply prefer DeSantis these days.


                      American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, who didn’t want to "vote in a primary" so far away from the 2024 election when asked who he prefers, believes many conservatives treat Trump like an incumbent president and his popularity is unrivaled.

                      "He comes into this race as the incumbent, so in most situations when you’re the incumbent you’re going to have the lion’s share of support of everyone," Schlapp told Fox News Digital backstage at CPAC Texas.

                      "There is this other piece which Donald Trump shares uniquely in American politics on the conservative side, and that is because he was so authentic about what he said he would do and then what he did do… this bond formed between the conservative movement and Donald Trump where he didn’t just say he was going to move the embassy, he moved it," Schlapp continued. "He didn’t just say he was going to pick the next generation of Clarence Thomas, he picked three of them. He just went right down the line and did what he said he was going to do."

                      Many CPAC attendees wore Trump merchandise, and the event’s vendors offered just about anything a MAGA enthusiast could ever hope for. There were occasional "Make America Florida" hats and shirts in honor of DeSantis, but it was a far cry from the years-ago CPAC events when attendees wore gear to support their favorite Republican with a large variety of choices. These days it’s almost all about Trump.

                      Schlapp cited the border, willingness to "take on" China and the economy as other key reasons conservative still largely adore Trump. In addition, Schlapp also believes that minority voters will support Trump if he decides to run again because their bank accounts are suffering under President Biden.

                      "He rekindled this idea that the Republican Party is the place of opportunity for people of color, and because of that it’s an unshakable bond," he said. "How many CPACs in a row where straw polls that we had demonstrate that? But, yet… it’s almost like people are confused. They ask the question, ‘Is he the leader in support from these folks?’ It’s like, yes! And I think he will be until he takes his last breath because of everything he did."

                      Trump, who’s repeatedly teased making another presidential run in 2024 to try and return to the White House, captured 69% of ballots cast in the anonymous online straw poll, according to results announced by CPAC on Saturday. Mercedes Schlapp, Matt’s wife who plays a key role at CPAC and served as White House senior communications director, added that she believes most Republican presidential hopefuls are waiting to see what Trump decides.

                      "Even DeSantis, they’re watching to see what Donald Trump is going to do, I think that is a very important factor to consider," she said.

                      While the Schlapps clearly believe Trump is the leader of the modern conservative movement, they don’t think the bar is particularly high when it comes to what it would take to defeat President Biden in a general election.

                      "It was the media that told us Joe Biden was up to the job, they were clearly covering for him. He doesn’t really do the job, and now the assumption he’s going to be the nominee. I think the chances of Joe Biden being alive, or really even being able to do anything to kind of act like he’s the president are almost zero," Matt Schlapp said, noting that the Democratic Party doesn’t exactly have a deep bench.

                      "Then their real question is, do they pick Kamala Harris who has poll numbers more toxic than cancer, or do they get Nancy Pelosi, which I don’t think is going to work out so well," he continued. "They are vacant of a lot of talent, so excuse me, I’ll probably be a little optimistic on our chances in 2024."

                      Mercedes joked that her husband isn’t always an optimistic guy but "the mere fact that the Democrats don’t have a deep bench" offers a clear reason to be hopeful as many prominent Democrats haven’t committed to supporting Biden in 2024.

                      "I think it shows a massive divide within the Democratic Party," Mercedes said. "I think the Republican Party is probably even more united right now than it’s ever been because the goal is to defeat Joe Biden, defeat Nancy Pelosi, knowing that there is an urgency right now to save this country."

                      Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.
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                      Just in case there's any doubt why I'm still posting about Trump.
                      Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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                      • Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
                        Trump’s 108-minute CPAC speech is branded ‘unapologetic fascism’ with ‘blood-and-soil rhetoric’

                        Donald Trump has been accused of spewing “unapologetic fascism” and “blood-and-soil rhetoric” in his rambling speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas over the weekend.

                        The former president pushed the notion from the stage in Dallas on Saturday that the US has been decimated since he left the White House in January of last year. He claimed that crime is out of control and that unemployment was skyrocketing - despite official figures showing that it’s at its lowest level in half a century.

                        His dark remarks drew outcry on social media, with Texas Monthly journalist Michael Hardy accusing him of inciting violence.

                        Mr Trump began his 108-minute address at the conclusion by greeting “proud patriots” in the audience after taking the stage to the tune of “God Bless the USA”.

                        Joined by former White House doctor and current Texas GOP Congressman Ronnie Jackson, Mr Trump noted that he “was an admiral, a doctor, and now he’s a congressman”.

                        He added that he had asked what Dr Jackson preferred. “He sort of indicated doctor, because he loved to look at my body. It was so strong and powerful,” Mr Trump said.

                        “This is no time for complacency. We have to seize this opportunity to deal with the radical left socialist lunatic fascists,” he said. “We have to hit them very, very hard. It has to be a crippling defeat.”

                        He criticised moderate Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for supporting the Inflation Reduction Act. The legislation cleared a procedural vote while Mr Trump was speaking on Saturday, following a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Kamala Harris. The bill later passed the Senate on Sunday.

                        Mr Trump went on to criticise Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying that he’s “the most unpopular politician in the country, even more so than crazy Nancy Pelosi, and something has to be done”.

                        He claimed that President Joe Biden “surrendered our strength and our everything” when withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan, adding that “they surrendered our dignity”.

                        Texas Monthly senior editor Mr Hardy tweeted that Mr Trump’s language about the withdrawal from Afghanistan echoed “the Nazi ‘stab in the back theory’ of losing WWI”.

                        “The streets of our Democrat-run cities are drenched in the blood of innocent victims,” Mr Trump went on to claim. “Bullets are killing little beautiful little children who never had a chance. Carjackers lay in wait like predators.”

                        “This is some literal blood-and-soil rhetoric,” Mr Hardy said, referring to the Nazi slogan expressing the idea that “ethnic identity is based on only blood descent and the territory in which an individual lives”, according to CNN.

                        “We need the courage to say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done,” Mr Trump added.

                        “This is a rallying cry for street violence and worse,” Mr Hardy tweeted.


                        Mr Trump claimed that “many people say” that what the January 6 rioters have been charged with “aren’t crimes”.

                        “The only countries that don’t have a drug problem are the ones that institute the death penalty for drug crimes,” the former president added.

                        He also called President Xi Jinping of China a “strong man”.

                        “Before the plague came in, I had a great relationship with President Xi. Strong man. He’s a great guy in many respects,” he said.

                        “The next president should use every power at his disposal to restore order” in Chicago, Mr Trump said.

                        “Even if that includes sending in National Guard,” he added.

                        Mr Trump said that he “wanted to send in the Guards, I wanted to send in the troops” in areas such as Portland and Minneapolis.

                        “Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn’t,” he said, adding that he wants troops sent to San Francisco, New York, and Chicago – large cities run by Democrats.

                        After calling for the relocation of the homeless from large cities, calling migrants crossing the southern border an “invasion”, and listing instances of undocumented migrants committing murder, Mr Hardy tweeted that “Trump’s rhetoric is significantly more extreme than even a few years ago. This might be [the] most frightening speech I’ve ever heard. Full-on, unapologetic fascism”.

                        “Trump has either been reading Mein Kampf or having someone read it to him,” Mr Hardy added.

                        He went on to say that “this is some seriously bloodthirsty s**t”.

                        Mr Hardy tweeted that Mr Trump called for “new legislation allowing [the] president to remove any government employee they deem corrupt. This is a call for a total purge of government”.


                        Tim Miller, the communications director for the 2016 Jeb Bush campaign and a former RNC staffer, tweeted that “I know everyone in the DC GOP is just hoping Trump will die but it’s impossible to watch this CPAC speech and not come to the conclusion that he’s going to run and be very hard to beat in a primary. Sorry to be the bearer of bad weekend news”.
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                        Relocation of the homeless from large cities and into camps...that sounds just like Germany moving their “undesirables” to places far from their “good” population. Or am I just imagining things...
                        radical left socialist lunatic fascists

                        Now how exactly does that work???

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                        • Originally posted by tbm3fan View Post

                          radical left socialist lunatic fascists

                          Now how exactly does that work???
                          lol it doesn't, it's just the usual word salad of "throw everything against the wall and see what sticks".
                          Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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                          • Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
                            Relocation of the homeless from large cities and into camps...that sounds just like Germany moving their “undesirables” to places far from their “good” population. Or am I just imagining things...
                            Behind every mad nut case, no matter how ridiculous they may be, there is always an Adolf Eichmann to come up with solutions. It would be no different with Adolf Trump.

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                            • Originally posted by tbm3fan View Post

                              Behind every mad nut case, no matter how ridiculous they may be, there is always an Adolf Eichmann to come up with solutions. It would be no different with Adolf Trump.
                              Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, just for starters.
                              Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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                              • Originally posted by TopHatter View Post

                                Thank god he stayed in.
                                Gen. Hertling's comments: 'Phenomenal': Retired general weighs in on Milley's reported resignation letter to Trump


                                https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/...itroom-vpx.cnn

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