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Sun Dec 23, 2018, 02:14 PM

He Just Wants a "Win" at All Costs. Nothing to Do With What's Right

I keep thinking about Bush Sr's "Read my lips. No new taxes" promise that came back to haunt him. And from what I heard on the radio during the funeral, it really did "haunt" him mentally. Think then of the difference between that promise and Rump's border wall promise and the difference between how Bush Sr handled his issue versus how Rump is handling his. No new taxes seems almost reasonable. It was not outlandish to conceive of a few cuts here and there (yes, I do know how Rs make cuts). Compare that to the completely absurd notion that we could have a wall extending across the entire length of our southern border and the equally absurd notion that Mexico would pay for it.

Bush Sr gave in. He realized his position was untenable. He owned up to his failure to keep his promise. He was ridiculed, but he decided that, in the best interest of the nation, he had to let go of his promise. On the other hand, Rump in entirely incapable of conceding. IT WILL NOT HAPPEN!!! In twenty five years, the R party has become so dissolute, corrupted, depraved, (add any of several pejoratives) that they placed a tyrant in the WH. This tyrant's sole concern is for himself. Ask yourself, "What does it matter to Rump whether or not he gets his damned wall?" It matters not a whit, save for the fact that he must get whatever it is he promised or risk ridicule.

Ridicule is Rump's kryptonite. His handlers allow him to see only those news reports that praise him (remember the two folders of praise they give him each day?). He refuses to watch anything other than Faux. Now that even Faux is beginning to doubt some of what he does, you can be sure he is tuning in selectively. We have a "leader" who is incapable of governing his own emotions, let alone a country. We have a leader who lets the most xenophobic, bigoted morans make decisions even if those decisions cause only great harm to our country.

*Note: In no way do I wish to endorse any damned thing Bush Sr did while he was president. My only point is to show the rapid decline of the R party and its full swing to ultra-ultra-ultra right complete with a tyrannical leader.

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manor321 Dec 2018 #1

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Sun Dec 23, 2018, 02:47 PM

1. Yes, this is about a political win, not policy

 

It's one reason we have to defeat him.

The other reason, of course, is that it is terrible policy.

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