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  • New York Post: Lose the nasty words, Mr. President — it does you no good
    By Post Editorial Board

    President Trump continues to be his own worst enemy: On Thursday, he stooped to calling presumptive vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris a “mad woman.”

    That doesn’t promote his agenda. It doesn’t help him with women. It doesn’t shore up his image as worthy of the nation’s highest office.

    It’s just, as Trump would say, mean and nasty.

    Sure, Harris isn’t the first target of Trump’s ad hominem attacks or over-the-top language. But making everything personal is unbecoming. It turns off voters who like his policies but dislike his rhetoric.

    Surely there are enough substantive issues on which to hit Harris and running mate Joe Biden: their views on crime, the economy, foreign policy … Why not focus on that, Mr. President — instead of resorting to callous insults that do you no good?

    Your goal is to get re-elected, right?
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    Speaking of "it's all he's got"....
    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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    • Veterans Group Taunts Donald Trump For ‘Finally' Going To War... With The Postal Service
      President Donald Trump’s ongoing assault on the U.S. Postal Service is coming under fire in a new attack ad released by the progressive PAC VoteVets.

      Trump is maligned and mocked for “finally” going to war — but with the post office instead of being deployed to a combat zone — in the 78-second spot shared online Thursday.

      The narrator of the video highlights the multiple military deferments that Trump received in his youth. He also notes the critical role the Postal Service plays for veterans — from prescription deliveries to returning absentee ballots.

      Trump appeared to admit on Thursday that he is blocking funding to the Postal Service in a bid to frustrate its operations ahead of the 2020 election, when it will likely be swamped with mail-in ballots owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

      “This is just a warmup for the fall,” warns the narrator of the ad.

      “Donald Trump plans to disrupt absentee ballots and vote-by-mail for millions of Americans in the middle of a pandemic he failed to control,” the voice-over concludes. “Because Donald Trump knows if the mail delivers ballots to America’s veterans, we’ll deliver a message right back — you lose.”

      VoteVets is backed by more than 700,000 veterans and their families, per its website. The group works to increase the number of veterans in Congress.

      Its anti-Trump ads have garnered millions of views on social media.

      A previous spot accused Trump of becoming “America’s number-one traitor.”

      However, it’s unclear what effect these kinds of ads — and others released by groups on both sides of the aisle — actually have on undecided voters.

      Trump received four student and one medical deferment from the military, the latter on the basis of allegedly having bone spurs in his heels.

      The diagnosis has been called into question, though, by the daughters of the podiatrist who saw Trump for the condition. They say their father diagnosed Trump to curry favor with his father, Fred.


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      Must be more of those "Antifa/socialists / haters of the USA" making these vids.
      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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      • Top hatter. Dont take this the wrong way as I am doing this out of curiosity. This thread has 59 pages and counting. You obviously are not fond of Trump or his presidency, but I have yet to read where you sing praises as to why Biden is so great and is the best man for the job, or to be honest, why Harris would be a better president because it is obvious that if Biden wins he will soon be declared incompetent and Harris will step in as president. Can you list some accomplishments and/or agendas that either of these two have that would make them presidential material, without comparing them to Trump?
        Removing a single turd from the cesspool doesn't make any difference.

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        • Originally posted by bonehead View Post
          Top hatter. Dont take this the wrong way as I am doing this out of curiosity. This thread has 59 pages and counting. You obviously are not fond of Trump or his presidency, but I have yet to read where you sing praises as to why Biden is so great and is the best man for the job, or to be honest, why Harris would be a better president because it is obvious that if Biden wins he will soon be declared incompetent and Harris will step in as president. Can you list some accomplishments and/or agendas that either of these two have that would make them presidential material, without comparing them to Trump?
          Every time I read one of these questions about being presidential material it cracks me up. With the election of Trump being presidential and having the qualities to be President have been totally thrown out the window by many Americans. The office at this point in time has been so dumb down that even Bugs Bunny could run now. No offense Bugs. For the record I'd vote for Bugs...

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          • ^^^^^
            So much this....
            “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
            Mark Twain

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            • Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post
              ^^^^^
              So much this....
              Amen.

              The question isn't "Is Joe Biden the right candidate?"
              The question is "Who can get rid of the wrong president?"
              Trust me?
              I'm an economist!

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              • Originally posted by bonehead View Post
                Top hatter. Dont take this the wrong way as I am doing this out of curiosity. This thread has 59 pages and counting. You obviously are not fond of Trump or his presidency, but I have yet to read where you sing praises as to why Biden is so great and is the best man for the job, or to be honest, why Harris would be a better president because it is obvious that if Biden wins he will soon be declared incompetent and Harris will step in as president. Can you list some accomplishments and/or agendas that either of these two have that would make them presidential material, without comparing them to Trump?
                Bonehead,
                That's an absolutely fair and reasonable question. I don't take offense at it, at all.
                You're correct, I am not fond of Donald Trump or his presidency. "Loathing" would be a better word, in fact.

                I am also not a Democrat. Never have been. Never will be. Never claimed to be one. Therefore I don't have the slightest reason to promote a Democrat, let alone sing the praises of a Democrat, to say nothing of listing their accomplishments and/or agendas.

                Having said that, I will be voting for Joe Biden this year. Not because I think that Biden knows how to solve the problems facing the nation, or because he's the best man for the job. It is purely and simply because he is not Donald Trump, nor anywhere close to being anything like Donald Trump.

                For instance: With the exploding danger of COVID-19 staring the country in the face, I am reasonably confident that Joe Biden will not promote ridiculous conspiracy theories or suggest absurd and dangerous medical treatments, nor consort with and promote those that do.

                This is just a small example of why Donald Trump is an existential threat to this country, and why even a pile of shit 6 feet tall would be an improvement, by an order of magnitude, over him.

                I could provide example after example, such as how I'm reasonably confident that Joe Biden wouldn't dismiss US intelligence reports of Kremlin-offered bounties on US soldiers. So too, I'm reasonably confident that our hypothetical 6 foot high pile of shit wouldn't dismiss them either. So, pile of shit or Joe Biden, the staggering improvement over Donald Trump is still the same.

                Regarding your assertion that "it is obvious that if Biden wins he will soon be declared incompetent", I will point out that Deflection and Projection, whilst the hallmark of 'defending' Donald Trump, are also poor substitutes for facing reality. Joe Biden is a lifelong stutterer, so his slips of speech, which are taken as "evidence" of his "mental incompetence" are to be expected. However, Joe Biden, at last check, does not have dozens of essays from psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals describing the "clear and present danger" that his mental health poses to the "nation and individual well being".

                Donald Trump however, most certainly does.

                In fact, Donald Trump's mental incompetence is on display, day after day. Whether repeatedly claiming that his Bronx-born father Fred Trump was "born in a very wonderful place in Germany" or asserting that soldiers during the American Revolution "took over the airports", it's clear that Donald Trump is either mentally incompetent, or just plain incompetent.

                So attempting to deflect onto Joe Biden and tar him with that brush, while amusing, has the distinct whiff of desperation and bullshit to it. Most especially when it requires one to completely ignore the mental state of Donald 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 bonehead View Post
                  Top hatter. Dont take this the wrong way as I am doing this out of curiosity. This thread has 59 pages and counting. You obviously are not fond of Trump or his presidency, but I have yet to read where you sing praises as to why Biden is so great and is the best man for the job, or to be honest, why Harris would be a better president because it is obvious that if Biden wins he will soon be declared incompetent and Harris will step in as president. Can you list some accomplishments and/or agendas that either of these two have that would make them presidential material, without comparing them to Trump?
                  I think one of the problems that alot of 'politicians' have is transferring their personal views onto national (or international) topics that effect millions. The point is once you become a 'representative' of any people from village up to national or international you should represent the views of your constituents rather than your own.Iif you become President (or PM or whatever) you have to do what is best for the country as a whole you have to/should do what is best for the country as a whole rather than yourself financially and your political party. As a Catholic I cannot agree with abortion or contraception - nor do I in principle - but what happens to women who become pregnant after being raped? I do not have the right, and nor does anyone else or a Government, to order them to have their rapists child if they do not wish to. As a person I would never have an abortion but if I was ever elected to represent other Ladies I would absolutely support the right of a victim of rape to abort a child caused as a result. The same is true in many other spheres of any elected representatives policy; I personally would never invade my neighbours home, nor blow up his/her car/fridge etc but in certain pre-emptive cases when you are already at war (even just for sabotage) across a border it is advisable and justifiable. Being any sort of elected representative (and the higher one goes the more the duty applies) is not about following your own views (or prejudices) but about governing for the good and welfare of the country.

                  I would add that I do not think your next election is about Trump or Biden (or the VP choices of either) but about democracy or not.
                  Last edited by snapper; 17 Aug 20,, 18:57.

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                  • Originally posted by snapper View Post

                    I would add that I do not think your next election is about Trump or Biden (or the VP choices of either) but about democracy or not.
                    As Biden said, the soul...

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                    • Police declare the law and order candidate. He is no Jackass.
                      https://nypost.com/2020/07/16/nation...ndorses-trump/

                      Included is the largest municipality agency.
                      https://nypost.com/2020/08/14/nypd-p...urge-in-crime/

                      The list goes on...
                      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...a-punching-bag

                      https://www.detroitnews.com/story/ne...mp/5499322002/

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                      • Trump Says He’ll Seek a Third Term Because ‘They Spied On Me’
                        With the political world focused on the Democratic convention Monday night, President Trump looked to steal some of the limelight by saying that he will seek a third term if he wins reelection.

                        During a rally in Wisconsin, the president lied to a cheering crowd, telling them that he deserves eight additional years in office because, he falsely claimed, his campaign was spied on in 2016—an assertion his own FBI refuted in a detailed report.

                        “We are going to win four more years,” Trump said. “And then after that, we’ll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years.”

                        But Trump has one problem: the Constitution. The 22nd Amendment says, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.”

                        During the same rally, Trump went on a bizarre rant about how well the economy was performing before the pandemic, touting the success of students who attended “crummy colleges” and “dumb people.”

                        The president’s manic Monday did not stop there. During a stop in Michigan, Trump told the assembled crowd a bullshit story he often repeats.

                        “I was ‘Man of the Year’ eleven years ago in Michigan. I don’t know why but they picked me,” the president said.

                        Trump doesn’t know why he was chosen for this honor because it’s a lie. According to a 2019 report in the Detroit News, the president has told the fabricated story at least six times—make that seven after today.


                        “Since 2016, Trump has claimed that he received Michigan’s ‘Man of the Year’ award, and no one in Michigan seems to know what he is talking about,” the report said.
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                        The "law and order" candidate never kids about violating the Constitution. Remember that.
                        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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                        • Former top-ranking Trump official endorses Biden, saying working under the current administration was 'terrifying'

                          A former senior official in the Trump administration endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president on Monday.

                          Miles Taylor, who served as the Department of Homeland Security's chief of staff, in a video endorsement of Biden said that working under the current administration was "terrifying."

                          "What we saw week in and week out, for me, after two and a half years in that administration, was terrifying. We would go in to try to talk to him about a pressing national security issue — cyberattack, terrorism threat. He wasn't interested in those things. To him, they weren't priorities," Taylor says in the video, which was produced by the group Republican Voters Against Trump.

                          Taylor said that many of the things President Donald Trump wanted DHS to do were impossible and in some cases illegal. He characterized the president as vindictive and self-centered.

                          "Given what I have experienced in the administration, I have to support Joe Biden for president. And even though I am not a Democrat, even though I disagree on key issues, I'm confident that Joe Biden will protect the country, and I'm confident that he won't make the same mistakes as this president," Taylor, who was at DHS from 2017 to 2019, adds in the video.

                          Taylor also wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in which he said Trump has tried to turn DHS into a "tool used for his political benefit."

                          "Trump's indiscipline was also a constant source of frustration ... The decision-making process was itself broken," Taylor wrote.

                          "It is more than a little ironic that Trump is campaigning for a second term as a law-and-order president. His first term has been dangerously chaotic. Four more years of this are unthinkable," he added.

                          The White House brushed off Taylor's endorsement of Biden.

                          "This individual is another creature of the DC Swamp who never understood the importance of the President's agenda or why the American people elected him and clearly just wants to cash-in," White House spokesperson Judd Deere said regarding Taylor, according to Forbes reporter Andrew Solender.

                          Anthony Scaramucci, whose tenure as Trump's communications director was extremely short-lived, has also endorsed Biden.

                          While other former senior administration officials have publicly condemned Trump in recent months, including former national security adviser John Bolton and former Defense Secretary James Mattis, they've stopped short of giving a full-throated endorsement of Biden. Bolton recently told Insider political correspondent Sonam Sheth that he would not vote for Trump or Biden.

                          "I'm not going to vote for Biden for philosophical reasons, and I'm not going to vote for Trump for philosophical reasons and because he's not competent," Bolton said. The former national security adviser told Sheth that he was considering write-in candidates but didn't point to anyone in particular.
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                          Weird how people who have worked with or for Trump all say the same thing over and over again: He's a lawless asshole.

                          Seems to be a pattern....
                          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
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                            Weird how people who have worked with or for Trump all say the same thing over and over again: He's a lawless asshole.

                            Seems to be a pattern....

                            Joe, you're talking like a madman, now!
                            “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
                            Mark Twain

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                            • Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post
                              Joe, you're talking like a madman, now!
                              I know, but at least I'm now qualified to be President!
                              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
                                I know, but at least I'm now qualified to be President!
                                Not yet. You must first divorce a couple of wives, have an affair with a porn star, say nasty stuff about Mexicans and insult a war veteran for being taken prisoner and attack a gold star family. Oh and have you molested any women lately and bragged about it? That is a requirement.
                                Last edited by Firestorm; 18 Aug 20,, 20:47.

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