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Anteater 12-20-2016 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1785299)
Unsure what you're getting at. Am I not supposed to be of the opinion that Trump is going to push us back over 60 years of progress?

Correct, because that's fearmongering and an overtly pessimistic way to think. Trump didn't elect himself to overturn all the good that has been done in the past (he was a Democrat himself until fairly recently), and everything people assume for good or ill is all assumption anyway, just like you don't know if you'll find a million dollars when you step outside your house or if a meteor will come down. Think of it this way: If Obama with his endless procession of executive orders and questionable cabinet picks over an eight year period couldn't transform the United States into the liberal utopia the Republicans didn't want, I don't know why you'd expect something just as unrealistic from The Donald.

Trollheart 12-20-2016 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Anteater (Post 1784843)
Beautiful.


So ... is this a video for or against Trump? Cos, you know, at the end he destroys Earth... :confused:

Anteater 12-20-2016 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Trollheart (Post 1785320)
So ... is this a video for or against Trump? Cos, you know, at the end he destroys Earth... :confused:

More "for" than against, because it embraces the meme culture that got Trump elected and uses a common leftist kneejerk response ("Trump is the end of the world") as a punchline.

Key 12-20-2016 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Anteater (Post 1785318)
Correct, because that's fearmongering and an overtly pessimistic way to think. Trump didn't elect himself to overturn all the good that has been done in the past (he was a Democrat himself until fairly recently), and everything people assume for good or ill is all assumption anyway, just like you don't know if you'll find a million dollars when you step outside your house or if a meteor will come down. Think of it this way: If Obama with his endless procession of executive orders and questionable cabinet picks over an eight year period couldn't transform the United States into the liberal utopia the Republicans didn't want, I don't know why you'd expect something just as unrealistic from The Donald.

Well you believe what you want. Trump on the other hand has already proved through his cabinet choices that he wants to reverse upwards of 50 years of work starting with reversing a lot of what has happened in the last 8 years. If that's not scary to you, maybe rethink your own opinion.

Anteater 12-20-2016 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1785323)
Well you believe what you want. Trump on the other hand has already proved through his cabinet choices that he wants to reverse upwards of 50 years of work starting with reversing a lot of what has happened in the last 8 years. If that's not scary to you, maybe rethink your own opinion.

What has happened in the last eight years that's so miraculous? The ACA, which is Obama's legacy supposedly, is a massive failure. I've changed insurance companies twice in two years now because rates are skyrocketing seemingly without rhyme or reason.

As far as his cabinet picks are concerned...again, lots of kneejerk reactions. For instance, I don't think Rick Perry is honestly that bad a choice for the Department Of Energy, at least if you have ALL information available at your disposal. And yes, I'm aware this is The Federalist. But the points made are still valid.

https://thefederalist.com/2016/12/14...retary-energy/

And so on and so forth. Again, you have the power to do your own research and examine all avenues of possibility. Don't be a follower: keep an open mind and examine all assumptions. Don't be like Chula and elphenor and have a kneejerk reaction to things based on emotional responses to minimal information and laughable biases. Human beings are more than the sum of their careers after all, and that goes for cabinet picks as well. I've seen better and worse picks alike over the last 30 years, yet somehow America is still alive and well.

Ol’ Qwerty Bastard 12-20-2016 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1785323)
Well you believe what you want. Trump on the other hand has already proved through his cabinet choices that he wants to reverse upwards of 50 years of work starting with reversing a lot of what has happened in the last 8 years. If that's not scary to you, maybe rethink your own opinion.

lol please inform us on what happened in the last 8 years that if undone will set the US back 50 years. you're reading too many of the same articles as Chula it seems.

The Batlord 12-20-2016 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1785323)
If that's not scary to you, maybe rethink your own opinion.

Whenever you say this, or "Maybe do some research", it makes you sound like a defensive idiot.

Key 12-20-2016 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Qwertyy (Post 1785325)
lol please inform us on what happened in the last 8 years that if undone will set the US back 50 years. you're reading too many of the same articles as Chula it seems.

So he doesn't seem like a threat to you? Perhaps you need to do more reading.

Ol’ Qwerty Bastard 12-20-2016 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1785327)
So he doesn't seem like a threat to you? Perhaps you need to do more reading.

so instead of answering my question you put words in mouth and tell me to do some reading

Chula Vista Jr. ladies and gentlemen!

Key 12-20-2016 04:21 PM

This forum is gonna be the death of me whether it's from people's own inability to research or my inability to let a stupid argument go.


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