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by mcjihge2 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:08 pm

I bet a guy at work a case of beer that Trump will not be president in 2019. Is that a good bet?
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by Moggy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:15 pm

mcjihge2 wrote:I bet a guy at work a case of beer that Trump will not be president in 2019. Is that a good bet?


It is if you like the guy and want to buy him a drink.
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by Meep » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:44 pm

I don't know the exact composition of the houses at the moment. I'm sure it would be possible to run the maths on the Democrats getting enough new seats in two years to gain control and start impeachment (which would be easy if they were in a position to do it as there is no end of stuff to impeach him on). They wouldn't need a large majority or maybe even just a large minority as there will be plenty of Rs who want to save the legacy of their party/careers.
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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:14 pm

mcjihge2 wrote:I bet a guy at work a case of beer that Trump will not be president in 2019. Is that a good bet?


Ladbrokes' odds are 10-11 that he'll be gone before 2020, I think.
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by Dblock » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:23 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Let's see the usual suspects defend using 100,000 armed forces personnel to help deport people and struggle to try to make out that it's not like the Nazi's at all, no siree Bob.


What if they are illegal immigrants who are criminals ?

Doesn't uk deport illegal immigrants ?
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by Moggy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:43 pm

Dblock wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Let's see the usual suspects defend using 100,000 armed forces personnel to help deport people and struggle to try to make out that it's not like the Nazi's at all, no siree Bob.


What if they are illegal immigrants who are criminals ?

Doesn't uk deport illegal immigrants ?


If they are illegal immigrants then they can't be criminals because the two crimes cancel each other out.

The UK doesn't deport illegal immigrants, we just make sure that the borders are left open so that they can leave whenever they want to.
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by Garth » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:07 pm

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by DML » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:27 pm

It shows you his state of mind he feels the need to put 'Failing New York Times'. I mean that's literally nothing to do with anything.

So people defending Trump, is he still not a facist?

My faith in humanity has to believe that this man is on borrowed time. He's making too many enemies. If May surrenders to Trump she's insane too.
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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:38 pm

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The list of fake news outlets grows. Won't be long until the only "journalists" we see at his press events are of the far-right lunatic variety - Alex Jones et al.
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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:38 pm

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The list of fake news outlets grows. Won't be long until the only "journalists" allowed into his press events are of the far-right lunatic variety - Alex Jones et al.
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by KKLEIN » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:46 pm

He's desperately trying to turn the American people against the media. He's at least succeeding with his hardcores, who must be so far gone it's ridiculous.

He will never unify America though, he's obviously just going to drive it further apart. How can you unify anything with this level of bollocks.
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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:56 pm

I want to know though, what is trumps end Game? What is he trying to do? He can only serve a max of 8 years as president so is that what's he's trying to do, just get elected again, by getting enough people to support him? He's also old so by the time he's had those 8 years he would be ready for the old people's home.

All he seems to have tried to do since becoming president is become popular. It's clearly not working but he's still trying. I don't think he's won any extra supporters, all he's probably done is turned off some people who voted for him in the first place. If there was a vote now then he would probably have less support that in November. Why not just get on with the job and worry about getting elected again in about three years time?
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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:04 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I want to know though, what is trumps end Game? What is he trying to do?


His goal is to enrich his family, utterly destroy his enemies (read: critics etc), boost his brand globally, and become a heavily mythologized American demi-god along the same lines as Washington, Lincoln, FDR, JFK, Reagan et al.
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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:08 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I want to know though, what is trumps end Game? What is he trying to do?


His goal is to enrich his family, utterly destroy his enemies (read: critics etc), boost his brand globally, and become a heavily mythologized American demi-god along the same lines as Washington, Lincoln, FDR, JFK, Reagan et al.


Well that's not going to work, has anyone tried telling him? Maybe that's all it needs.
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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:15 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I want to know though, what is trumps end Game? What is he trying to do?


His goal is to enrich his family, utterly destroy his enemies (read: critics etc), boost his brand globally, and become a heavily mythologized American demi-god along the same lines as Washington, Lincoln, FDR, JFK, Reagan et al.


Well that's not going to work, has anyone tried telling him? Maybe that's all it needs.


Telling him just gets you put on his gooseberry fool list.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by DML » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:20 pm

He can't get on with the job because he can't DO the job.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by the eponymous bollock » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:26 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TkO8fXEie9U

I've been watching these since he became President and it's the usual 'Trump's a dangerous idiot' you would expect.

But my god this latest one. Some of these people getting into or being nominated for public office are genuinely despicable people. The lunacy on show begs belief. I think regardless of what happens, Russia has completely achieved its aim of destabilising the US and have exposed how truly broken the system over there is and how horribly split the nation has become.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Alvin Flummux » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:55 am

This all begs the question: Will there be a revival of The Americans set in the present day?
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by lex-man » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:37 am

Has anyone seen this?

https://mobile.twitter.com/RoguePOTUSStaff

Someone's trying to get a p45
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Alvin Flummux » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:08 am

Maybe so, but I think it's quite heartwarming to see members of almost every government department, even the White House, boiling over with civic duty to such an extent that they would risk their livelihoods, future career prospects and even freedoms to keep the people in the loop, even provide vital counters to official propaganda.
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