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Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 1) 1297

Few if any pundits said "Obama is sitting president of a very divided nation", when the fact is, he was. Just as GWB was before him. And so on.

It is also true that Hillary didn't get 50% of the vote, so more people voted against her than voted for her (same with Trump). Again, so what? None of that matters, and is just noise.

The Left in this country has always had problems with motivating people to get them to the polls.

That's because it is hard to get dead people to vote ;) :-D

Comment Re: News for Nazis (Score 4, Insightful) 1297

No, I think Palestine should have taken the Two State solution offered by Israel a few years ago, but refused and went on a rampage over it.

The problem is, you think that Palestine wants a two state solution, and they don't. It has been offered, repeatedly, and they keep refusing.

And I wonder why you don't mention the Palestinians "Illegally" launching rockets into Israel. Or the time that Israel pulled its settlements out of Gaza, only to have them turned into rocket launching sites. I'm talking functioning industry and farms being walked away from and turning back into desert because ... Palestinians don't want anything the Jews had built.

Palestinians are functionally incapably of peace at this time.

Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 5, Insightful) 1297

It is because Left Wingers keep parroting "Clinton won the Popular Vote" as if that mattered. When liberals offer that up, it opens up every other comparison out there. Hillary lost the election, popular vote doesn't count. If you wanted it to count, the vote totals would change, substantially. A lot of Republicans in California don't vote because what is the point?

Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 0) 1297

California hasn't had a Republican senator in so long that I can't actually remember who it was.

Arnold was Governor, because well ... he's Arnold. Nothing happened on his watch because both houses of the Legislature were D controlled. Now we have "Moonbeam" a complete and utter nutjob.

I've lived in California my whole life. I've lived in both Southern California, and Northern California, and have a pretty good idea how things are going here. Taxes are pushing just about everyone to the breaking point, and even left wing supporting industrialists are moving their plants to other parts of the country because of all the taxes and regulations.

It is so bad, that almost a 1/3 of California (land) wants to form a new state.

But if all you hear is the echo chamber, your views will be skewed.

Comment Re:I think civility is going to go out the window (Score 1, Insightful) 1297

Here's what I'm mainly worried about -- now that Trump's President, the gloves come off of every single loud-mouthed, opinionated angry citizen who loves to moan and complain. By providing an example of "acceptable" behavior via his constant personal attacks on people

As opposed to all the race rioting spurred on by Obama's stupid comments about Trevon, Harvard Professors, Hands Up Don't Shoot, inviting BLM to the White House?

Or do those don't count because you agree with the cause?

Comment Re:Not impulsive at all (Score 4, Interesting) 1297

Yes, it was calculated.

Because the press was going to spend every moment describing how "valiant" John Lewis was, and how "Heroic" a person he was and .....

Trump disengaged it instantly with a tweet, that got everyone talking about something else ... Trump.

And the only way to get that tweet some traction was to say something "outrageous". And ... You ... Took ... The ... Bait. He won, John Lewis is sitting out and nobody cares. Trump has won that round.

Even if you hate the guy, if you underestimate him, you'll lose every time. That is why he won, and Hillary lost. Because in spite of all the media lined up against him, he distracted the narrative they were trying to paint. Only a few smart people can see past the buffoonery act because it is that powerful. And I believe it is an Act.

Comment Re:Just a few weeks from being sworn back out. (Score 4, Insightful) 1297

For those that don't know what that is, here is the entirety of the text of that clause

No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.

Trump is NOT in violation of this clause. And it is a hillarious claim coming from anyone that voted for Hillary, who would have been actually in violation of this clause, with the Clinton Foundation.

Typically, all "Gifts" from foreign heads of state are property of the US Government and are placed in the public trust.

What this poster is trying to say, is that Trump cannot rent his hotel rooms out to people because that is a "gift".

Here is the definition:

a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office.

I wonder where all these people were when Hillary was SoS and Bill was being paid by all those rich Arab Princes and Kings for giving speeches. Why suddenly they are "horrified" that Trump owns a business that might rent a hotel room to a prince, but said nothing for 4 years while the Clinton's enriched themselves.

Hypocrites.

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