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Fri Jul 28, 2017, 10:06 PM

tRump Lacks Conviction

No, not the kind of conviction Mueller is bringing. I mean conviction in the sense of deeply held belief. tRump does not truly believe in anything but himself. Imagine Obama working through the night, night after night, to get ACA ready. Obama had conviction. He truly believed that the government should make sure its citizens' health was protected. Now try to imagine the same from Donnie. Kind of difficult (if not impossible) to picture Donnie doing anything during the night except eating ice cream and tweeting nonsense.

Conviction leads to purpose, which in turn leads to hard work. If a politician is convinced he or she must help the people in some way, then that politician works tirelessly until that goal is accomplished. What exactly would the conviction behind ACA repeal be? Maybe that tRump knows better than Obama? It certainly has nothing to do with helping average Americans.

Yes, tRump is convinced he is better than everyone else. That is pretty damned obvious. He campaigned last year on the strength of that conviction alone. Many, many gullible people were swayed by the power of his conviction. If you yell loudly enough that you are the best, then people will start to believe as you do without proof. After a while, though, the absence of proof becomes unbearable, and the conviction that the person is the best becomes untenable.

Promises were made. Promises were based on tRump's conviction in his own superior competence. That competence has been tested and has been found to be sorely lacking.

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Reply tRump Lacks Conviction (Original post)
ProudLib72 Jul 2017 OP
edhopper Jul 2017 #1
ProudLib72 Jul 2017 #2
edhopper Jul 2017 #3
ProudLib72 Jul 2017 #4
edhopper Jul 2017 #5
ProudLib72 Jul 2017 #6
rockfordfile Jul 2017 #7
ProudLib72 Jul 2017 #8
lastlib Jul 2017 #10
meow2u3 Jul 2017 #9
lame54 Jul 2017 #11
ProudLib72 Jul 2017 #12
blogslut Jul 2017 #13

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 10:10 PM

1. This comes to mind

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 10:27 PM

2. Normally I hate Yeats

This is, however, applicable.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 10:31 PM

3. Elliot's

The Hollow Men also comes to mind.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 10:34 PM

4. Elliot had a lot of help from Pound

Pound is the spice that makes Elliot so good.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 10:37 PM

5. Before or after

he went to the looney bin?

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Response to edhopper (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:07 AM

6. Poor Pound

He had a fascist moment there in Italy. Is it ironic that the Cantos got him freed from treason charges because they were so insane and yet they became his most famous work?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 02:30 AM

7. Trump never has had conviction.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 01:50 PM

8. He is convinced he is best

That is the extent of it. Everything else he can and will waiver on.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 02:05 PM

10. Well, give him a trial, put me on the jury, and....

I'll give him a conviction..........

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 02:01 PM

9. He lacks conviction, all right

He needs to be convicted of crimes against the Constitution, money laundering, trying to overthrow the government, etc.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 02:30 PM

11. Then let's convict him

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Response to lame54 (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 02:35 PM

12. Convict conshmict

If impeachment ever got to the Senate, McTurtle would fold his arms across his chest and pout. GOP senators tremble at the mighty power of McTurtle!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 04:12 PM

13. ...

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