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Instead of Making America Great Again, President Donald Trump has made Americans ashamed to be one with every stinking, rotten move he’s made in his two and a half years in office.

Tom Morrison

Watertown

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Airball55

Mr hermit. Please take a moment and do some research on why the electoral college was created. Then sir please revisit the amounts of states and More importantly what states trump upset the clear favorite in. The sir compare votes in urban centers vs non urban centers. I didn’t vote for trump. I didn’t vote for Clinton. Looking back on it and reading things like smart people like you write and am sure glad I didn’t vote for Clinton. I wish you the best and refuse to stoop to ur levels of hate and discord. Peace.

hermit thrush

i wish you the best too, airball55. but let's first and foremost cut the [bleep] about this "i refuse to stoop to ur level of hate and discord." in this thread alone you have charged those with different viewpoints from yours as "seem[ing] to be deranged." you have attacked another comment as "so shallow and lacking any validity that it’s laughable." you attacked my own statements as "emotional not realistic or factual," and yet you have pointed out zero errors of fact. so i am sorry to break it to you, but you are already very solidly on the "level" you are decrying. myself, i would be very happy if our discourse was conducted at a higher level, but i learned long ago that that is just how internet comments work. so please don't be a snowflake and whine because you're receiving the same kind of treatment you dish out. it's not a great look. as to the factual merits of your comment, the electoral college was created as a sop to the slave states to get them to join the union (https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/12/13598316/donald-trump-electoral-college-slavery-akhil-reed-amar). and beyond that, i have no idea what your other points have to do with anything. first you were talking about the electoral college (except you said that states should apportion electoral votes based on the percentage of the popular vote the candidates get, which is probably a good 90% of the way to abolishing the electoral college), and then you end up talking about urban vs non-urban voting patterns -- huh? i would encourage you to take a deep breath and get your thoughts sorted out before clicking the "post" button.

Kevin_Beary_is_racist

You are a Trump voter. You voted for a man who inherited 200 million and has been in bankruptcy court four times to be president. That’s all we need to know about you.

Airball55

I didn’t and you sir should not speak of others. You’re posts shouldn’t see the light of day. Bur you have a good one. As for mr hermit we will go separate ways. It’s the beauty of living here!

JohnMcElroy

If your comment is to me I didn't vote for Trump I voted for Clinton. I thought Trump was a jerk and still do but I like what he is doing for the country. Trump 2020 jobs.

LAW

If you didn't bother to vote, why are you wasting our time with your two-years-late opinions and irrelevant commentary. FYI: The electoral college was created because for some reason, the Framers thought it was worth sucking up to a bunch of illiterate, whiny, slave-owning, peasants to get their acquiescence in forming the Union. History has clearly shown what a blunder THAT was! You will note that originally, slave owners wanted their African property counted as 3/5th of a human but after freedom, they wanted their African-American citizens counted as zero humans. BTW: Is your screed supposed to be contemporary English? "amounts of states"? "More"? "and am sure"? "ur"?

hermit thrush

to airball55: the commenting system doesn't seem to let me reply directly to you, so i'll have to do so here. unfortunately you are writing hogwash. hillary clinton won a clear majority of the popular vote. you are simply wrong to say that "middle class america ended up with trump." the reality is that trump voters were disproportionately well off. i am sorry if this makes your head hurt, but, as all trump supporters are supposed to know, facts don't care about your feelings. i don't deny that trump gets to be president according to the rules, but that's not what you wrote, and what you wrote is wrong. sorry. also too, the electoral college doesn't do jack [bleep] to keep the states involved! all that ends up happening is that the small number of swing states get all the attention, while the vast majority of the country is ignored. dividing up electoral votes by percentage of vote in the state would already be a big improvement, but if you're going that far then you're already embracing the superior logic of moving to a simple popular vote. i am not going to comment on the emotional content of your posts, but i can assure you the factual content is not great.

Scoot24

Twist it any way you want. Hillary lost the election under the established rules. Like with any contest, there are rules. You continuing to cry about the 2016 election is like a baseball team saying they would have won if they gave us 4 strikes instead of 3. It's what has torn the Democrat party apart and will give the election to Trump again.

JohnMcElroy

Some here would like us to believe the republicans caused the crash of 2007-8. Bill Clinton repealed the Glass Steagall Act in 1999 which eventually brought "too big to fail" banks that had to be bailed out by Hank Paulson and little George Bush. No we republicans did not cause the 07-08 bank failure the dems and billy Clinton did that.

hermit thrush

repeal of glass-steagall was probably not a good idea, but it had nothing to do with the crash of 2007-8. moreover it was an example of clinton pursuing the kind of conservative deregulatory agenda you always are always championing at every other turn.

Kevin_Beary_is_racist

Republicans controlled the Presidency and both houses of Congress from 2000-2007. You are saying that even though Republicans has complete control of government for more than half a decade by the recession, it was Democrats fault. Do you understand why people don’t think your opinions make any sense? Only a fool believes Rush Limbaugh. You are repeating lies.

Kevin_Beary_is_racist

The new commenting system is really bad. No fixing typos, limiting responses. A huge downgrade.

Airball55

I believe economists plus disagree with your letter and judging by his fundraising efforts, climbing poll numbers and other factual information you as many others...seem to be deranged.

LAW

Do you mean "Laughable" Laffer? Or Crazy Ronnie Raygun?

Kevin_Beary_is_racist

Six million Americans are 90 days behind on their car payments. The Bond markets point to a recession. Sorry Fox News has brainwashed you.

JohnMcElroy

Your personal bitterness, your hatred of our president comes right through the screen I can feel it. Donald Trump is peculiar, not a Washington politician but knows how to make the nation GO. He doesn't seem to care what people think of him personally. I can handle that as long as he makes America prosper and he is doing just that. Trump 2020 MAGA.

rockloper

tRump is an idiot

LAW

That's why Putin, Nuttinbuttayahoo, Kim, Xie, and MbS love him. He's even more gullible that the average Trump Chump.

Airball55

This comment is so shallow and lacking any validity that it’s laughable. Trump has, to his credit, been tough on Russia. But don’t let facts get in the way...

Gracie02

POTUS will get your vote JM...and those of the far right who attend his rallies...the far left will never vote for him.... to see another term he needs the votes of the non-party line voters. That won't happen if he doesn't at least attempt to act presidential. Swing voters in swing states elect presidents JM, not party line voters...

Airball55

Ummmmm. Did you forget the last election? Far left and far right are a very small portion of the voting base. Middle class America ended up with trump. As of now...will happen again

hermit thrush

not true. middle class america ended up with hillary clinton, but we were screwed by the electoral college.

Airball55

Mr hermit...again not true. She lost well over 12 points to people like me...independents who didn’t vote for her. And...stop with the electoral college jumbo, it’s a sound system to keep states involved the way they should be. My only argument is that electoral votes should be divided up by percentage of vote in the state. Then just maybe a place like New York May be worth voting in. Unless the 7000000 who vote in ny city are middle class lol. Your statements are...emotional not realistic or factual

Kevin_Beary_is_racist

Trump “won” due to 80,000 votes in three states. Hillary ran an awful campaign, and Baby Boomers are brainwashed into voting against their children. (Remember Saddam Hussien’s WMD’s? How about Dennis Hastert impeaching Bill Clinton for inappropriate behavior?) Republicans are the party of Rush Limbaugh. Drug addicts and pedophiles.

dutchman2``

I agree. But the problem is that the democrats have a peanut gallery of dozens; None of who offer much of anything

Newsjunkie39a

Oh yes, John. If you feel "peculiar" describes a president who trashes war heroes; molests women (and brags about it); withdraws us from a climate accord that was working adequately; and from a nuclear-arms agreement whose terms had not violated; who kowtows to dictators and takes their word over his own intelligence community; who lies whenever the truth doesn't suit him. Is that what you mean by "peculiar"? And how has he demonstrated he "knows how to make the nation GO?" By locking up migrant children? Signing a "tax cut" that disproportionately benefits the wealthy? Pledging prosperity to coal miners in a nation no longer using coal? When in the future a book of our presidents is written, this awful man will certainly rank as the worst. If the USA survives under him, that is. But be my guest; tell us how you love him. Because the surge in the economy (started under Obama) may have made you more prosperous than before, right? Knows

LAW

Yeah. Just like his four casinos, Trump Air, Trump Wines, Trump Shuttle, Trump Foundation... Let's not forget what he's done for his fans at Harley Davidson, US Steel, Alcoa, ... The US is coughing up blood. He's propped up his Ponzi scheme by stealing from the Treasury to give money to the ultra-rich, buy the votes of soy bean ( underwater, literally, as I write this), and wasted billions on crackpot schemes that would embarrass a complete moron like Crazy Ronnie Raygun, and has gone begging on his knees from murderous dictators like Kim Jung-Un. (He looked really stupid begging Kim to met him in Korea and accept his fawn obeisance. What a role model - for cowards.)

Airball55

Well. So much for peaceful discussion. I am sure the respected moderator will remind you of the blog rules. But here is another video for you to look at. Speaking of “morons.” I wonder what mr Obama thinks of this? https://youtu.be/Eklokf1TF-M

Kevin_Beary_is_racist

Find a safe space if you are triggered.

rdsouth

How does "Trump" make the economy thrive? Deficit spending. It's the GOP secret sauce. Costs in the long run. Every time the Republicans leave a mess then attack the Democrats while they clean it up.

JohnMcElroy

Tax and spend democratics verses aid the private sector republicans. Which inceases the amount of revenue taken in to run government. Of course aiding private sector with less regulations and lower taxes makes the nation prosper increasing employment which aids the whole economy. Republican government is for the people, vote Trump in 2020.

hermit thrush

republican government is what brought on the crash of 2007-8. meanwhile there's been no meaningful economic improvement under trump relative to obama. on the other hand, people like john mcelroy are immune to these facts.

Kevin_Beary_is_racist

Government spending has increased under Trump.

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