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Sat May 25, 2019, 08:21 PM

Newark Star Ledger: Surrender democracy to Trump or we'll never get our tunnel

Back story: NJ *had* the federal funds less than five years ago, literally. But our then-governor, Chris Christie, stopped the project as soon as shovels were in the ground. Canceled construction of the needed tunnel. And kept the federal money and spent it on other projects that he wanted.

So, NJ (Blue State) had to return to Congress for the money. Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Donald Trump responded "Huh uh."

Fast forward to last week with "Infrastructure Week". We all know how that played out.

And here's the Star Ledger, NJ's premier paper, telling us to play ball with Trump. Stop the investigations. Kiss his ass with Chapstick. Do what has to be done.

I didn't care for this Opinion piece myself.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/05/trump-hissy-fit-spells-doom-for-our-tunnel-editorial.html

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Reply Newark Star Ledger: Surrender democracy to Trump or we'll never get our tunnel (Original post)
no_hypocrisy May 2019 OP
elleng May 2019 #1
earthshine May 2019 #2
no_hypocrisy May 2019 #3
earthshine May 2019 #4
ROB-ROX May 2019 #5

Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:35 PM

1. NJ's premier paper is full of crap.

Sorry my daughter lives in that state.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:42 PM

2. The article complains about Trump, not the Democrats or Congress.

 

And here's the Star Ledger, NJ's premier paper, telling us to play ball with Trump. Stop the investigations. Kiss his ass with Chapstick. Do what has to be done.


The article does not state that anyone should cooperate with Trump. The article blames him for the problems.
This is the DU member formerly known as earthshine.

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Response to earthshine (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:54 PM

3. It's not necessarily explicitly stated.

"Congress should stop acting like Congress – and if it doesn’t, he fumes, the price will be our tunnel. As he stomps his feet, orders aides to vouch for his exceptional calmness and tweets about “Crazy Nancy,” the clock is ticking."

It's the inference made in the last paragraph, esp. with the clock ticking. Implies that Trump isn't going to change, so Congress better do what it has to.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:40 PM

4. You have no basis on which to draw that inference!

 

This article states the problems, but does not draw any conclusions. There is no thesis except that which is stated in the title.

"Trump ‘hissy fit’ spells doom for our tunnel"

It is implied that Trump is the problem and we must get rid of him to solve anything.

I'm sure the authors know, whether or not there is impeachment, NJ is not getting the funds from Trump and the Republicans.
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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:46 PM

5. I have been to this tiny station

This place is nothing but a HUGE "truck stop." All I saw was clutter and bad roads. You drive 3 miles and pay a toll. The whole place can be flushed.......

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