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#298253 - 01/20/17 07:59 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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#298254 - 01/20/17 09:19 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Words Donald Trump used for first time in inaugural address.

I read that Trump wrote his own address. I believe it. It read like an unprepared high school student cribbing heavily and trying to sound profound. It was awful.
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#298255 - 01/20/17 09:23 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I think Sean Spicer was refuting you as you typed. Positions are being filled yah-da-yah-da.
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#298258 - 01/20/17 09:28 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: NW Ponderer]
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He was not speaking to or for intellectual giants. He was speaking to his supporters and they probably thought it was on par with Kennedy's Inaugural Speech.
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#298259 - 01/20/17 09:46 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: rporter314]
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Trump's speech, annotated by NPR correspondents (polite fact-checking):

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#298261 - 01/20/17 11:30 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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Depression is setting in.
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#298270 - 01/21/17 05:42 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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be of good cheer ... in the grand scheme of things, we are well on our way to the dark dystopian future Mr Trump paints as the present ... when we arrive we can say (as Farina did) we've been down so long it looks like up to us wink

Robert Reich claims a Republican friend told him, Republicans will acquiesce to all of Mr Trumps agenda (as long as it coincides with theirs) and when they get their agenda passed, they will dump him for Pence

I don't think it will happen as they have committed to Mr Trump by allowing the complete collapse of any ethical standards in government ... what could they say? o we were wrong then but had an epiphany?
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#298271 - 01/21/17 06:33 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: rporter314]
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Watching hundreds of thousands around the nation and world in the Women's marches gives me some hope that we will survive this too.

I think we will have to suffer through the raping of our culture in favor trickle down bulls$#t but in the long run we will rise toward national health.

At least that is what I am telling myself watching the demonstrations,
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#298272 - 01/21/17 07:33 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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#298273 - 01/21/17 07:45 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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It has been argued, by someone I respect greatly, that Donald Trump - now President Trump - is not quite the BSer I perceive him to be, but that he is so divorced from reality that he doesn't recognize the utter falsity of his statements. That he merely says what he truly believes, whether there is any substance to it whatever. I cannot accept his premise. He is too skilled at manipulating others to be doing it unintentionally. I think he has set out from the beginning to deceive everyone he can, and that he views his election as his ultimate con. Now that he occupies the oval office, I am curious how far he will push the scam. I believe he will go very, very far. The GOP Congress will never know what hit them, because they've been so preoccupied with their own power grab. TOGETHER they will do incalculable damage.
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