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The mayor of Livermore California explains Trump’s popularity and success. This is perhaps the best explanation for Trump's popularity .... Marshall Kamena is a registered Democrat and was elected mayor of Livermore, CA.. He ran on the democratic ticket as he knew a Bay Area city would never vote for a Republican. He is as conservative as they come. He wrote the following:

Trump’s 'lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship' By Marshall Kamena, Mayor of Livermore, CA. My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.”

Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.

We tried statesmanship.

Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?

We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?

And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.

I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party.

I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks.

I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.

Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”

The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the ‘60s. To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale.. It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the universities – till today.

The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.

With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America ’s first wartime president in the Culture War.

During wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors. Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming.

Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today.

Lincoln rightly recognized that, “I cannot spare this man. He fights.”

General George Patton was a vulgar-talking.. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.

Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s Afrika Korps, he’s shouting, “You magnificent bastard, I read your book!”

That is just the icing on the cake, but it’s wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting, he’s defeating the Left using their own tactics. That book is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – a book so essential to the Liberals’ war against America that it is and was the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis.

It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.

Trump’s tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do. First, instead of going after “the fake media” — and they are so fake that they have literally gotten every single significant story of the past 60 years not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth, from the Tet Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri — Trump isolated CNN.. He made it personal.

Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky described as “the most powerful weapon of all.”... Most importantly, Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position. ... They need to respond.

This leaves them with only two choices. They can either “go high” (as Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and demagoguery. The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democratic Party they serve. It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive.

Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright’s church.

Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama administration’s cover-up.

So, to my friends on the Left — and the #NeverTrumpers as well — do I wish we lived in a time when our president could be “collegial” and “dignified” and “proper”? Of course I do.

These aren’t those times. This is war. And it’s a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.

So, say anything you want about this president - I get it - he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times. I don’t care. I can’t spare this man. He fights for America!
 

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I like the fact the stock market took off the day after the election.

What more proof does anyone need? At that point he had already done more for the economy than the dark dumbo eared idiot before him.
 

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I can say anything I want? Ok.

Trump:

1. Don't fuck up the stock market with tariffs and trade wars.
2. Don't fuck up the stock market with high interest rates.
3. Don't fuck up the stock market with high oil prices.

And one more thing>

4. Don't fuck up the stock market.
 

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I can say anything I want? Ok.

Trump:

1. Don't fuck up the stock market with tariffs and trade wars.
2. Don't fuck up the stock market with high interest rates.
3. Don't fuck up the stock market with high oil prices.

And one more thing>

4. Don't fuck up the stock market.
I don't see a problem with #2 unless your one of these guys that borrows a lot of money.
 

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You see no problem with higher interest rates???

I have zero personal debt but every single American has this debt called the National Debt and higher interest rates will be devastating to the US economy.


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/05/rising-interest-rates-will-be-devastating-to-the-us-economy-for-one-big-reason.html
Not if your smart and invest wisely. Too many americans in this country live beyond their means when they could be saving money and investing. As far your link with cnbc, it says it all.:wall:
 

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Personally i do not care if he isn't "polished". I probably fall into the deplorable category for making a living with my hands, but I was raised to be weary of the smooth talking salesman. At the end of the day, when Trump has offended someone, it's because he spoke the truth!
 

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I am Canadian and I absolutely love the chaos Trump is causing by doing good for America. And how ridiculous a statement is that, when the Liberal Left morons would rather see a Country fail then to give credit to their Leader. FUGGED UP man!
We have Jihad Trudeau who is burying Canada, catering to Terrorists and giving away BILLIONS of our tax payers money at free will.
He’s the most disgusting,
Clueless POS to ever be involved in Politics in Canada.

I could care less that trump said some bad words or isn’t a brilliant speaker, but he’s done what he’s said he campaigned on, and more. GO TRUMP.
 

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I am Canadian and I absolutely love the chaos Trump is causing by doing good for America. And how ridiculous a statement is that, when the Liberal Left morons would rather see a Country fail then to give credit to their Leader. FUGGED UP man!
We have Jihad Trudeau who is burying Canada, catering to Terrorists and giving away BILLIONS of our tax payers money at free will.
He’s the most disgusting,
Clueless POS to ever be involved in Politics in Canada.

I could care less that trump said some bad words or isn’t a brilliant speaker, but he’s done what he’s said he campaigned on, and more. GO TRUMP.

Buddy, if we meet up at the pig and whistle this winter the beers are on me! :bc2:

It's nauseating listening to people fawn over trudope but I think he may be done in another year!
 

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Buddy, if we meet up at the pig and whistle this winter the beers are on me! :bc2:

It's nauseating listening to people fawn over trudope but I think he may be done in another year!

Conservatives took a bye election seat today from the Liberals in Quebec. Apparently they took it in a land slide. Well, if they can do it in Quebec, they can do it anywhere. Trudeau, your days are numbered.
 
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