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Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:39 PM

WTF? Reid: Trump 'not as bad as I thought he would be'

Get ready for the normalization of trump. This is why we need dynamic change on the left. We don't fight for shit. We just take it.

"Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says Donald Trump is "not as bad as I thought he would be."

The Nevada Democrat specifically mentioned the president-elect's decision not to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic opponent in the presidential election, and his relaxed position on undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
"I have to say this he's not as bad as I thought he would be," he said in an interview with NPR Thursday.

"Obviously he didn't believe in all of the stuff he said which is a step in the right direction."

Reid said he does not hate Trump and hopes he does well as president.

"You know, it's not as if Donald Trump and I have been enemies our whole lives he's done fundraisers for me. When I was elected last time he sent me a letter saying 'you're awesome' a handwritten note. ... It's not as if I have hate in my soul for Donald Trump," he said.

"I hope, beyond all, that he does well. It's important to the stability of this great nation we have. And I'm hopeful I keep using that word, but that's what it is hopeful that he will lessen his rhetoric and work toward a safer, more productive America."

Reid was a vocal critic of Trump during the campaign, at one point calling him a "human leech" who would bleed the country while sitting at his golf resort "laughing at the money he has made."

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/309465-dem-leader-trump-not-as-bad-as-i-thought-he-would-be#

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Reply WTF? Reid: Trump 'not as bad as I thought he would be' (Original post)
NWCorona Dec 2016 OP
mac56 Dec 2016 #1
NWCorona Dec 2016 #2
Hortensis Dec 2016 #15
raging moderate Dec 2016 #3
TwilightZone Dec 2016 #19
Txbluedog Dec 2016 #4
DURHAM D Dec 2016 #5
mac56 Dec 2016 #6
Schema Thing Dec 2016 #11
Maeve Dec 2016 #32
NWCorona Dec 2016 #34
get the red out Dec 2016 #7
3catwoman3 Dec 2016 #8
Bettie Dec 2016 #9
arthritisR_US Dec 2016 #10
still_one Dec 2016 #12
Amishman Dec 2016 #26
still_one Dec 2016 #27
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2016 #13
cagefreesoylentgreen Dec 2016 #14
msongs Dec 2016 #16
sarcasmo Dec 2016 #17
SamKnause Dec 2016 #18
LittleBlue Dec 2016 #20
Maru Kitteh Dec 2016 #21
FiveGoodMen Dec 2016 #22
MFM008 Dec 2016 #23
alarimer Dec 2016 #24
superpatriotman Dec 2016 #25
gordianot Dec 2016 #28
Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #29
NWCorona Dec 2016 #33
lpbk2713 Dec 2016 #30
kentuck Dec 2016 #31

Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:41 PM

1. Here's the key quote:

"Obviously he didn't believe in all of the stuff he said "

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Response to mac56 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:43 PM

2. That very well could be. I'm cognizant to the fact that it is politics after all

But I'm wondering if Reid is seeing the same people being appointed to Trump's administration that I am.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:07 PM

15. Of course he's seeing what we do and far more.

This isn't tennis. In his game the ball is mostly played off court.

It seems to be Democratic Senator WhiteHouse's turn to do some jamming. I liked him a lot last night when he called Trump's ERA candidate an operative of and loyal only to the fossil fuel industry, part of a theme where we're seeing the Koch brothers and their operatives infiltrating the Trump administration. In this case, goodbye clean air and clean water if they have their way.

"He won it, and they're going to run it." "They're" means Charles Koch, of course.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:44 PM

3. Maybe not, but he believed in all the stuff he did.

Look at what a person has done when you are figuring out what that person may do in the future.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:18 PM

19. Agreed.

Trump had already been backing off some of his more ridiculous promises by election day.

The thing is...Trump may not be as bad as he said he was going to be, but his cabinet is going to be worse.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:45 PM

4. Is Reid under consideration for a cabinet position?

 

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:45 PM

5. President Obama is modeling proper behavior for Trump and

Harry is playing with him hoping to piss off Trump voters.



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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:46 PM

6. THIS

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:00 PM

11. eh? Neither Obama nor Reid have any reason or desire to "piss off Trump voters".

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:05 PM

32. Reid trying to piss off Trumpeteers I believe, however

I read an article saying that treating Donald nice in person is one of the best ways to manipulate him. You have to feed his ego or it will turn on you like a cornered badger. Remember how he praised Obama after meeting with him? How he backed off the idea that Obamacare was a 'total disaster'?

Here's the article; check it out:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/how_to_manipulate_donald_trump.html

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:35 PM

34. I don't know. I'm not sure Trump supporters are smart enough to understand that level of trolling.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:47 PM

7. Baffling

Maybe Harry Reid just needs some time off to refocus.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:49 PM

8. No. He is...

...waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay worse!

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:52 PM

9. This is the way it will go

A precious few will fight, but in futility as the rest of them line up behind Twittler nodding as he destroys our country.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:57 PM

10. The orange shitgibbon's personnel picks say otherwise, Mr Reid.

His choices indicate he is dead serious about his campaign threats. Like the OP said normalizing his behaviour is throwing in the towel, with respect to reality. Bending over time and again is a primary reason our voters are so wish washy in their voting habits. We have to start standing and fighting for what we believe in.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:03 PM

12. Gee Harry, have you seen his appointments? You are doing another bullshit jon stewart.

Health and human services Tom Price - wants to repeal ACA, Medicaid, and Medicare..
AG Jeff Sessions - a racist, bigot and antiSemite
Dept of Labor Andrew Puzder - against minimum wage, overtime pay and unions
EPA Pruitt - Is against the EPA. This is a classic choice by the way
National Security Advisor Michael Flynn - President Obama fired him from the DIA because he compromised intelligence, and is a Islamophobic bigot. Through his Tweets he has perpetuated antiSemetic remarks, and falsehoods, along with his son.

I could go on, but it really is time for Reid to go

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Response to still_one (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:21 PM

26. His cabinet picks are just awful

It's frightening when one of the 'better' picks is a recently retired Marine General known as Mad Dog as Secretary of Defense

I seriously think he is leading with the most objectionable options to try and wear down resistance

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Response to Amishman (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:23 PM

27. It sure is. Hard to believe this is really happening

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:04 PM

13. Reid is retiring

I'd be a lot more worried about his comments- which seem more like damning with faint praise- if he were continuing on in the Senate as ML.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:04 PM

14. Jon Ralston's column on Reid today

https://www.ralstonreports.com/blog/goodbye-harry

Ralston doesn't exactly give Reid glowing praise, and even notes personality similarities between Reid and Trump. Make of that what you will.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:13 PM

16. congress does those things, NOT trump. sheesh nt

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:15 PM

17. Idiot.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:16 PM

18. I hope the Trump administration fails at every level !!!!

I have seen zero policies that will benefit the 99%.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:21 PM

20. Think of how long we had this man in a leadership position

 

And think about what just happened in 2016. Yeah... no reflection, no backbone, nothing.

B-b-but Trump might not be so bad Sickening

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:22 PM

21. Harry Reid saying "Trump's okay - he had fundraisers for me!" weakens Tweetler

I read the headline and thought you meant Joy Ann Reid for a second. Then all hope would indeed be lost.

But Harry Reid? Different story.

He's on his way out the door so I find his parting shot, reminding Trumpkins that Tweetler actually held fund raisers for Harry Reid, that Tweetler sent Reid hand-written notes declaring him to be AWESOME - I find that very amusing.

Harry Reid saying "Trump isn't that bad - he had fundraisers for me!" is about the worst thing Reid could do to damage Trump's reputation right now.






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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:23 PM

22. Harry Reid never took a position that he didn't quickly back away from

It's his signature move.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:59 PM

23. Harry a maggot is still a maggot

it grows into a maggot laying fly.
There is no "not as bad".

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:06 PM

24. No, Harry, he's worse.

Just look at who he has nominated. For every cabinet post, he has nominated someone who wants to eliminate that agency, doesn't even believe in the mission of that agency, or who know nothing about it. It is a right-winger's dream cabinet if that dream is to destroy the government.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:20 PM

25. Bye, Harry

I will hate him just as the wrong wing hates President Obama.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:35 PM

28. Trump is being manipulated he desperately wants validation.

An endorsement from Reid is as good as a poison Apple. Only problem others will figure out Trump's fatal flaw. Trump's supporters want Trump the anarchist.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:36 PM

29. was this before or after all these horribly regressive cabinet picks?

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #29)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:32 PM

33. That is a very good question!

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:48 PM

30. Unfuggenbelievable.




Apparently Harry will be the last one to find out about Trump's appointees.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:58 PM

31. That can be the epitaph on your tombstone, Harry...

Sort of like, "I didn't know it was loaded???"

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