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Re: What are the realistic impacts of a Trump presidency?
« Reply #3100 on: April 21, 2017, 09:50:46 AM »
You guys still on the Billy Bush tape?

I'm so proud of my President.  The impact of this presidency will be American jobs, manufacturing, infrastructure, and a strong economy.*  For too long we've been taken advantage of.

American exceptionalism is not a thing of the past.  We have a President who is going to make us Great Again.  And if anyone laughs when they read this, ask yourself:  did you laugh and say Trump would never (1) run (2) file his papers (3) win the nomination and (4) beat Hillary?

The guy does what he says.  I'm SO proud to be an American. 

* We are also going to knock the shit out of our enemies.  Plenty more Mother Of All Bombs will be dropped during the next 8 years.

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Re: What are the realistic impacts of a Trump presidency?
« Reply #3101 on: April 21, 2017, 09:57:13 AM »
You guys still on the Billy Bush tape?

I'm so proud of my President.  The impact of this presidency will be American jobs, manufacturing, infrastructure, and a strong economy.*  For too long we've been taken advantage of.

American exceptionalism is not a thing of the past.  We have a President who is going to make us Great Again.  And if anyone laughs when they read this, ask yourself:  did you laugh and say Trump would never (1) run (2) file his papers (3) win the nomination and (4) beat Hillary?

The guy does what he says.
I'm SO proud to be an American. 

* We are also going to knock the shit out of our enemies.  Plenty more Mother Of All Bombs will be dropped during the next 8 years.

Kind of. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/13/us/politics/trump-policy-reversals-quotes.html?_r=0

The things he is following through on, like defunding the EPA and science funding more generally will have a generational negative impact. His lack of acumen on world affairs would be amusing if it didn't actually affect people in our country and abroad.

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Re: What are the realistic impacts of a Trump presidency?
« Reply #3102 on: April 21, 2017, 11:15:04 AM »
One more point on the Billy Bush tape that hasn't been made in this thread yet: Trump was talking in the context of women who were at work, in roles subordinate or subsidiary to Trump's.  He wasn't talking about using his money as an attractor, he was talking about using his "star power", his position of power over them.  That makes it an abuse of power as well as sexual assault.

Now Trump's in the White House, is anyone taking bets against him abusing his power there too?  Financially, to benefit him and his family, if nothing else.
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Re: What are the realistic impacts of a Trump presidency?
« Reply #3103 on: April 21, 2017, 11:43:15 AM »
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He hasn't been criminally charged, so it's impossible for him to have been found guilty OR INNOCENT.

Wrap your head around that one.

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Re: What are the realistic impacts of a Trump presidency?
« Reply #3104 on: April 21, 2017, 12:00:21 PM »
One more point on the Billy Bush tape that hasn't been made in this thread yet: Trump was talking in the context of women who were at work, in roles subordinate or subsidiary to Trump's.  He wasn't talking about using his money as an attractor, he was talking about using his "star power", his position of power over them.  That makes it an abuse of power as well as sexual assault.

Now Trump's in the White House, is anyone taking bets against him abusing his power there too?  Financially, to benefit him and his family, if nothing else.

AND if somehow you still don't believe that tape is enough proof, how about the article posted by Glenstache above? Trump explained on the Howard Stern Show:

"His position as the pageant's owner entitled him to that kind of access, Trump explained, seemingly aware that what he was doing made the women uncomfortable. "You know, no men are anywhere. And I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant. And therefore I'm inspecting it... Is everyone OK? You know, they're standing there with no clothes. And you see these incredible-looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that," he said."

Yes. Trump said. I get away with [sexual harassment].
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Re: What are the realistic impacts of a Trump presidency?
« Reply #3105 on: April 21, 2017, 12:01:16 PM »
One more point on the Billy Bush tape that hasn't been made in this thread yet: Trump was talking in the context of women who were at work, in roles subordinate or subsidiary to Trump's.  He wasn't talking about using his money as an attractor, he was talking about using his "star power", his position of power over them.  That makes it an abuse of power as well as sexual assault.

Now Trump's in the White House, is anyone taking bets against him abusing his power there too?  Financially, to benefit him and his family, if nothing else.

I mean, no bets need to be taken.  He's already had white house endorsements of his daughter's business, despite the fact that it is SUPER DUPER ILLEGAL.

Honestly, I can't believe anyone can ignore or "get off" the Billy Bush tape.  Maybe some people are unaware, but "grabbing women by the pussy" is sexual assault.  So either our president has ENGAGED IN AND BRAGS ABOUT sexually assaulting women, or thinks that LYING AND BRAGGING about sexual assault is something to be proud of.

And people voted for him.

Hilariously enough (""""hilariously""""), at my alma mater there was in fact a man who went around for a week or two assaulting women by grabbing them by the crotch as they walked by.  To literally nobody's surprise, he was arrested, charged, and hopefully was put behind bars for some period of time as a result.  Of course, he wasn't white and he wasn't rich, so maybe that's the difference between ye standard olde pussy grabber and President Pussy Grabber here.

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Re: What are the realistic impacts of a Trump presidency?
« Reply #3106 on: April 21, 2017, 02:54:18 PM »
Hilariously enough (""""hilariously""""), at my alma mater there was in fact a man who went around for a week or two assaulting women by grabbing them by the crotch as they walked by.  To literally nobody's surprise, he was arrested, charged, and hopefully was put behind bars for some period of time as a result.  Of course, he wasn't white and he wasn't rich, so maybe that's the difference between ye standard olde pussy grabber and President Pussy Grabber here.

Ding ding ding.

And just because it hasn't been explicitly said yet - the absence of no does not mean yes.

Let me repeat that one more time.
THE ABSENCE OF NO DOES NOT MEAN YES

Sure, you and a regular partner can have a super secret handshake that means "yes sex now please," but just get the fucking yes.

There was a male politician in CT recently who pinched a woman in his office on the crotch - literally grabbed her pussy - and said that he was thrilled Trump was president because he didn't have to be politically correct anymore. She called the police, and he said it was just a joke that got blown out of proportion. (If I remember I'll try to find the article later - "pussy grabbing" is not really something I want to search on my work computer.) Here's the thing - when you're in a position of power and people are doing bad things in your name, or because they believe you think it's okay, the appropriate thing to do is condemn them.

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Re: What are the realistic impacts of a Trump presidency?
« Reply #3107 on: April 21, 2017, 02:55:22 PM »
One more point on the Billy Bush tape that hasn't been made in this thread yet: Trump was talking in the context of women who were at work, in roles subordinate or subsidiary to Trump's.  He wasn't talking about using his money as an attractor, he was talking about using his "star power", his position of power over them.  That makes it an abuse of power as well as sexual assault.

Now Trump's in the White House, is anyone taking bets against him abusing his power there too?  Financially, to benefit him and his family, if nothing else.

I really just want to know how many interns he's fucked so far
The first step is acknowledging you have a problem, right?

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Re: What are the realistic impacts of a Trump presidency?
« Reply #3108 on: April 21, 2017, 05:54:10 PM »
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