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The triumph and tragedy of Trump

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Posted By: Big Bopper, 10/26/2020 5:41:29 PM

First, the triumph. Against all odds, he won the presidency with promises to shake up a sclerotic Washington establishment. He did that and more. He moved the U.S. embassy to the ancient capital of Israel over objections from the establishment who predicted a violent reaction from the culture of complainers that passes for Palestinian people. That move proved the first step toward an outbreak of Mideast peace.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Folsomguy 10/26/2020 5:54:30 PM (No. 585259)
The great news is that the triumph is clearly far more important and most DJT supporters don't look at the "tragedies" as anything bad. So what if he's a little rude sometimes. If that's what it takes to do the job right; so what.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 10/26/2020 5:55:19 PM (No. 585260)
Remember, t doesn't work if you don't have a flaw, or two.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mofongo 10/26/2020 5:57:49 PM (No. 585265)
As the author may recall, Trump showed mercy and grace to his enemies after he defeated them. As far as I can tell, Trump may be President but the government is still Obama’s.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: TnEm 10/26/2020 5:58:41 PM (No. 585266)
Maybe he won't lash out when he is not being unfairly attacked from all sides. He has put up with more crap and withstood the assault when most people would have curled up in a ball and taken to their beds.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mofongo 10/26/2020 5:58:45 PM (No. 585267)
Sorry, I meant Grant in the prior post.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bad-hair 10/26/2020 6:24:12 PM (No. 585291)
First term was about fighting, kicking and scratching teeth and toe nails for a shot at the second term. PLEASE VOTE HIM A CONGRESS.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 10/26/2020 6:30:03 PM (No. 585297)
Donald Trump is a fighter and a leader. Just one example: Every other U.S. President would have withdrawn Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. President Trump fought for Brett. No other President could have kept the Senate from folding like a cheap suit when things got rough, and they did. President Trump lead the Senate to stand tall and get Brett Confirmed.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 10/26/2020 6:51:36 PM (No. 585316)
Beaton, like all the mushy middle fools, tries to surrender before winning. He talks about reconciliation before the battle is won. That is how the Left works its corruption. They strike a sympathetic cord and as soon as you start to empathize, they gut you. Over and over. The only thing that defeats the Left is relentlessly overwhelming them without remorse. After they are completely crushed, if you want to take a look at one of the issues that they "championed" but never delivered (hint: they rarely deliver) then define and do something about it on OUR terms. Beaton skims over Trump's opportunity zones, criminal reform, economic success, support for HBCs, and more that actually made a big difference for Blacks. I would call that reconstruction and reconciliation for a voting group that simply does not support Republicans. He says Trump is unlikeable yet he draws massive crowds that thrill on his words. He inspires crowds to gather in boats, cars, and on foot when Trump isn't even there. He has reassured the American People that they are good and have a great future and they LOVE him for it. It's odd that Beaton can't see that. Yes, Trump calls a rattlesnake a rattlesnake and doesn't make nice with it. Some might call that wisdom. When Trump arrived in Washington, he tried to work with the dems. He found out it was impossible unless you were willing to capitulate to them. Meanwhile they launched massive corrupt attacks against the president in the form of an unjustified investigation and an embarrassing impeachment. Trump is working for the American People and is not willing to tolerate political fools and snakes that try to block what he promised to them. The only way to resist the dems is to counter punch, just as he warned them he would. None of them have won a round with Trump, yet they keep coming back for more. Some might call them ineducable. I wonder if Beaton is as well?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: starboard 10/26/2020 6:58:18 PM (No. 585320)
President Trump is not rude, he's real, he's like your neighbor and he doesn't speak out of the both sides of his mouth.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mauigirl 10/26/2020 7:13:40 PM (No. 585330)
A Sherman analogy works better than Grant. More long lasting. Our Southern friends still hate him.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: snakeoil 10/26/2020 10:18:35 PM (No. 585556)
PT isn't rude. He's just New York. People from NY, NY don't waste time exchanging pleasantries.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Heraclitus 10/27/2020 12:56:10 AM (No. 585686)
#8, your posts are always excellent, but this one is brilliant. It's very hard for a lot of people to get over the conflict of style over substance. During the 2016 campaign I had initially chosen a different candidate, but DJT was a fascination for me, primarily because he is so blunt and also so unhesitant to talk about his love for country and for the people. I watched almost every campaign rally. Sometimes it was (and IS) hard to take the verbiage, with all those pronouns flying all over the place, unanchored from a noun. If you're not careful, you'll get lost in the whirlwind of words and frenzied diction. Just the other day, i shouted to him (on the tv), "Stop with the pronouns!" But of course hubby and I watched it to the end, and then the next one... No matter what, Donald Trump loves our country and he loves us, "the people," ALL the people, he doesn't separate out those who didn't vote for him, there's no obscurity or opacity in those proclamations, just matter-of-factness. He loves the country and he loves the people. I do think that the tribulations he's endured from Day One really have strengthened him, given him more dimensions. We know that he is not a perfect man, none of us has attained that status. So those who keep stabbing at his eyes looking for the speck, ought to get the log out of their own, first. One of the worst moral (i took this word out and then put it back in, because it IS a moral failing to lie and deceive and to feed the insatiable beast of hatred) crimes, and political crimes committed by the Left in America is the refusal to disseminate information about the many, many domestic policy achievements and the extremely important foreign policy accomplishments, which the citizenry have a right and need to know and a duty to know; AND the grotesque attempts to pin "white nationalist" and "racist" opprobria to him. I think that is the worst of all. So. We have an inarticulate man who manages to get things done, elegantly, really, but unheralded by the MSM. Our President brushes off the insults and sleights and throws out a few himself, with a "what the he&&" and a proliferation of pronouns. And our affection for the man, our President, grows. PRAY
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