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#300755 - 04/19/17 01:01 AM Authoritarian to Authoritarian
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#300758 - 04/19/17 02:57 AM Re: Authoritarian to Authoritarian [Re: NW Ponderer]
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My Man. Deejay T!

He knows how to rockum. But he is still attempting the art of rollum.
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#300773 - 04/19/17 03:33 PM Re: Authoritarian to Authoritarian [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Who was that Turkish fellow Erdogan wanted to extradite back to Turkey? Has Trumpsky signed those papers yet?
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#300873 - 04/23/17 03:27 PM Re: Authoritarian to Authoritarian [Re: Greger]
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Who was that Turkish fellow Erdogan wanted to extradite back to Turkey? Has Trumpsky signed those papers yet?
Fethullah Gulen. As of right now, no, but it would have happened had Michael Flynn not been removed. Our ally Turkey is in crisis and needs our support - by Michael Flynn; Ex-CIA chief: Michael Flynn's firm discussed removing Turkish cleric from U.S. - ChiTrib.
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#300876 - 04/23/17 03:56 PM Re: Authoritarian to Authoritarian [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Ah well...I suppose Trump can't get everything wrong all at once.
But if he sees a way to profit from it or views it as a means to lash out at perceived enemies ICE will be at his door with deportation papers.
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#300894 - 04/24/17 12:04 AM Re: Authoritarian to Authoritarian [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Trump has a unique set of skills. He has the ability to get many things wrong at once.
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#300897 - 04/24/17 02:46 AM Re: Authoritarian to Authoritarian [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Trump has a unique set of skills. He has the ability to get many things wrong at once.

That stellar ability is unparalleled. smile
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#300904 - 04/25/17 02:21 AM Re: Authoritarian to Authoritarian [Re: pdx rick]
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Why Putin and Trump both like Le Pen - CNN.

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On one hand, Donald Trump's praise of France's far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who appears to have received enough votes in Sunday's election to advance to the May 7 runoff, is not surprising. Le Pen, like Trump, ran a campaign that was anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and traded on white supremacist themes. (It's no coincidence that former Klan leader David Duke has publicly praised both Le Pen and Trump.)

On the other hand, you would think Trump would be hesitant to publicly praise a candidate like Le Pen, an avid supporter of Vladimir Putin, particularly given that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said just two weeks ago that US-Russian relations had reached an all time low.
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#301009 - Yesterday at 11:28 PM Re: Authoritarian to Authoritarian [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Trump’s ‘Very Friendly’ Talk With Duterte Stuns Aides and Critics Alike
I'm not stunned. Trump imagined himself a dictator and is getting tips from other strongmen.
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