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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:23 AM

 

He doesn't want the Wall...What he wants is to talk about the Wall, and fight about it.


Ezra Klein

Trump’s posturing on the wall is among his biggest cons. He doesn’t want the wall. If he did, he’d make a deal to get it. What he wants is to talk about the wall, and fight about it.

It’s reality TV, not governing.

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Reply He doesn't want the Wall...What he wants is to talk about the Wall, and fight about it. (Original post)
jodymarie aimee Dec 2018 OP
PatSeg Dec 2018 #1
Garrett78 Dec 2018 #2
Glamrock Dec 2018 #3
ProudMNDemocrat Dec 2018 #4
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2018 #11
procon Dec 2018 #5
TreasonousBastard Dec 2018 #6
gademocrat7 Dec 2018 #7
DeminPennswoods Dec 2018 #8
lindysalsagal Dec 2018 #9
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2018 #10
Buckeyeblue Dec 2018 #12
KPN Dec 2018 #13
watoos Dec 2018 #14
Martin Eden Dec 2018 #15
imanamerican63 Dec 2018 #16
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2018 #17
certainot Dec 2018 #18
gordianot Dec 2018 #19
ProfessorGAC Dec 2018 #20

Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:25 AM

1. True

He doesn't really want much of anything he fights about, he just wants the fight. He doesn't care enough to have any firm policy preferences.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:28 AM

2. I think that's accurate.

I don't think Trump gives a shit about abortion or gun control either.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:32 AM

3. Bingo!

You nailed it Jody.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:33 AM

4. Trump is appealing to his dwindling base.


The Macho posturing is all but for show that stokes even more FEAR and divides Americans .

It will not be long when the orange turd is completely exposed as more dirt comes to the surface now that Michael Cohen is going to prison.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 07:35 AM

11. Is his base really dwindling? Hope so

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:46 AM

5. The wall is worth it's weight in gold as a lucrative GOP fundraising scam.nt

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 06:36 AM

6. That's the way he's run his entire life-- all sizzle, no steak...

He is obsessed with publicity, and bad publicity has the advantage of letting him fight it, thereby creating more press.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 06:58 AM

7. Spot on.

It is a distraction from his treasonous behavior.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 07:01 AM

8. That was an astute observation

by Klein.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 07:15 AM

9. The Wall is the 2018 Roe/overturn wedge issue. They never wanted either.

Once played, the card is worthless.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 07:19 AM

10. I think it's another phallic symbol like his TTs. Like Schumer pointed out

He hasn't even spent money from last year. Money for border security which could not be spent on wall.

What this means to me is that he REALLY doesn't care about border security at all. He wants to build something to honor his crooked name. That's why he doesn't want to compromise, he's afraid more money will be only for that stupid security part.


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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 07:38 AM

12. A good wedge issue. Much like abortion

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 07:48 AM

13. Caravans!

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:05 AM

14. Kick,

 

"Fixed fortifications are monuments to man's stupidity." General George Patton.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:09 AM

15. "It's reality TV, not governing"

Totally agree with that statement, but disagree with your subject title.

Donald Trump very much desires the wall because it would be a lasting monument to Donald Trump. His ego knows no bounds.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:13 AM

16. He is to stupid to talk in a reasoning way!

He is a bully and has always gotten his way!

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:31 AM

18. i disagree -bigger and bigger walls have been sold on 1500 radio stations for 20 years in service to

the GOP think tanks using the issue to help sell voter suppression.

the wall is an actual thing to this fucking idiot. like when he tried to get the russians to get hilary's emails and they had to tell donnie jr there was nothing there, they actually believed some of that talk radio bullshit.

shumer and pelosi should be saying to trump "donald, that's what limbaugh says, but...."

From Operation Trump, by Gabriel Sherman April 3, 2016:

Throughout 2014, the three, Roger Stone, Michael Cohen, and Sam Nunberg fed Trump strategy memos and political intelligence. “I listened to thousands of hours of talk radio, and he was getting reports from me,” Nunberg recalled. What those reports said was that the GOP base was frothing over a handful of issues including immigration, Obamacare, and Common Core.


biggest political mistake in history is the ignorance of talk radio the last 30 years by most americans, including 99% of media and political analysts, who continue to study fish without water. kremlin's probably been using it for 10 years, while our media and poli scientists are trying to analyze the trump phenomenon as if talk radio didn't exist

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:38 AM

19. The whole idea of keeping out terrorism and crime is abhorrent to the Republican Party.

Promoting threats and fear of threats is the basis of all Republican rhetoric.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 09:00 AM

20. Just Watched The Colbert Bit

His comment was also spot on. PINO needs a wall to keep a promise for the last election, and he needs it no to be built so he can rant about it in 2004.

Therefore, he needs a wall that does, and doesn't exist.

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