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18 minutes ago, Tippaporn said:

Look, I've said it many times here:  People who support Trump fully understand that Trump has his flaws.  Who doesn't?  You do.  I do.  Everyone does.  There is no such thing as a "perfect" individual.  It's a fact of life that you have to take the chaff with the grain.  So, in the areas that are most important to me and, I assume, others Trump has some excellent character traits.  Those worthy traits are what we focus on.

 

Hate, if allowed to run rampant, can consume an individual.  For he will be unable to see anything good within another whom his hate has targeted.  He will become biased and his bias will colour even innocent actions as nefarious.  And not only will he not see anything worthy in an individual he will also actively seek to find more about the individual that further fuels his hatred.  It becomes an endless loop.

 

A lot of, but not all, liberals are stuck in that endless loop.  And try as one may you just can't get them out of it.  Mostly because they don't want to get out of it.

 

In summary, there are many reasons to not support Trump, but people should support him anyway because....that's where I lost you.

 

Oh wait, you maintain Trump has "some excellent character traits".  Could you identify those traits?

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17 minutes ago, Tippaporn said:

Look, I've said it many times here:  People who support Trump fully understand that Trump has his flaws.  Who doesn't?  You do.  I do.  Everyone does.  There is no such thing as a "perfect" individual.  It's a fact of life that you have to take the chaff with the grain.  So, in the areas that are most important to me and, I assume, others Trump has some excellent character traits.  Those worthy traits are what we focus on.

 

Hate, if allowed to run rampant, can consume an individual.  For he will be unable to see anything good within another whom his hate has targeted.  He will become biased and his bias will colour even innocent actions as nefarious.  And not only will he not see anything worthy in an individual he will also actively seek to find more about the individual that further fuels his hatred.  It becomes an endless loop.

 

A lot of, but not all, liberals are stuck in that endless loop.  And try as one may you just can't get them out of it.  Mostly because they don't want to get out of it.

 

Now it's the "nobody's perfect" nonsense. For example most people lie from time to time. Therefore since almost everybody lies from time to time, what difference does frequency make?

I like the "Hate if run rampant, can consume an individual". So would calling Republicans who oppose Trump "human scum" mean that Trump is consumed by hate. And that's just one of the thousands of hateful things Trump has said. Or is he like a human version of the Burning Bush, unconsumed by "Hate run rampant."  And will a person who alleges with no hard evidence that a political opponent has been engaged in various deed and dispatches his own personal lawyer to run the investigation qualify as someone who will not see anything worthy in an individual he will also actively seek to find more about the individual that further fuels his hatred." Might also apply to someone who leads chants of "Lock her up.".

There's a psychological study that shows conservatives tend not to be good at perceiving irony. Thanks for providing some evidence to support that.

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6 minutes ago, heybruce said:

Ok, let's see....he was born rich, has no history of service to others, has no experience or qualifications to be President, has many business failures, has many links to criminals, defies precedents of financial transparency, offends and betrays allies, praises autocrats....

 

I tried, I can think of nothing good about Trump. 

Come on now.

 

The way he carries on its a good thing he had bone spurs or corporal chaos could have caused all sorts of problems.

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13 minutes ago, heybruce said:

Ok, let's see....he was born rich, has no history of service to others, has no experience or qualifications to be President, has many business failures, has many links to criminals, defies precedents of financial transparency, offends and betrays allies, praises autocrats....

 

I tried, I can think of nothing good about Trump. 

it' because  you're "totally unequipped to handle the genius of  (your) great president." LOL 

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9 hours ago, heybruce said:

Ok, let's see....he was born rich, has no history of service to others, has no experience or qualifications to be President, has many business failures, has many links to criminals, defies precedents of financial transparency, offends and betrays allies, praises autocrats....

 

I tried, I can think of nothing good about Trump. 

He doesn't scratch his balls in public? Or does he?

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8 hours ago, GroveHillWanderer said:

Hitchens' razor applies. The burden of proof regarding the truthfulness of a claim lies with the one who makes the claim; if this burden is not met, then the claim is unfounded.

Common sense applies over Hitchen's razor.

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2 hours ago, Tippaporn said:

Common sense applies over Hitchen's razor.

You said he has some excellent character traits. When asked about those you fail to mention even one, and when queried about that you tell the poster to find some himself.

 

Don't you realise how stupid that makes you look, claiming he has positives, and then not being able to mention even one?

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5 hours ago, Tippaporn said:

Common sense applies over Hitchen's razor.

Hitchens' razor is common sense. If it doesn't apply, then anyone can make any claim whatsoever, no matter how ridiculous it might be and it has to be accepted as true without any evidence or proof whatsoever. Which is quite plainly nonsense.

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20 hours ago, Tippaporn said:

Look, I've said it many times here:  People who support Trump fully understand that Trump has his flaws.  Who doesn't?  You do.  I do.  Everyone does.  There is no such thing as a "perfect" individual.  It's a fact of life that you have to take the chaff with the grain.  So, in the areas that are most important to me and, I assume, others Trump has some excellent character traits.  Those worthy traits are what we focus on.

 

Hate, if allowed to run rampant, can consume an individual.  For he will be unable to see anything good within another whom his hate has targeted.  He will become biased and his bias will colour even innocent actions as nefarious.  And not only will he not see anything worthy in an individual he will also actively seek to find more about the individual that further fuels his hatred.  It becomes an endless loop.

 

A lot of, but not all, liberals are stuck in that endless loop.  And try as one may you just can't get them out of it.  Mostly because they don't want to get out of it.

 

'Those worthy traits are what we focus on'.

Jeffrey Dahmer was supposed to be nice to his mother; Tedd Bundy was by all accounts a devoted husband and doting father; Charles Manson supposedly loved his aunt and uncle and would do anything for them.

Although all of these are 'excellent character traits', one cannot conveniently ignore all the other, less 'excellent' character traits in favor of cherry picking the few. These are/were some serious deranged people who's flaws vastly outweigh any redeeming qualities they may have had.

Equally Trump has demonstrated being racist, misogynistic, petty, fragile and neurotic, he has alienated allies whilst courting tyrants, he has polarized a nation like no-one else before him. To simply ignore these immense character flaws to focus on his 'worthy traits' is myopic and ultimately selfish and leads to accusations usually leveled at members of a cult. 

We don't hate Trump; we fear Trump. We fear what he has already done and fear what he is capable of doing. We fear the power he wields and the consequences it has for the world. We fear he has let the genie out of the bottle and there is just no way it's going back in, but mostly we fear that common sense, the rule of law and moral decency are now a thing of the past, just because so many of you by your actions and your comments are now saying these things no longer matter. They do and if it requires an 'endless loop' to re-establish these things, then so be it.

  

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10 hours ago, johnnybangkok said:

A lot of, but not all, liberals are stuck in that endless loop.  And try as one may you just can't get them out of it.  Mostly because they don't want to get out of it.

Look who's spouting off about being stuck on an endless loop!  If the shoe fits, wear it!

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Army Officer Who Heard Trump’s Ukraine Call Reported Concerns

" A White House national security official who is a decorated Iraq war veteran plans to tell House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that he heard President Trump appeal to Ukraine’s president to investigate one of his leading political rivals, a request the aide considered so damaging to American interests that he reported it to a superior.

Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman of the Army, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, twice registered internal objections about how Mr. Trump and his inner circle were treating Ukraine, out of what he called a “sense of duty,” he plans to tell the inquiry, according to a draft of his opening statement obtained by The New York Times.

He will be the first White House official to testify who listened in on the July 25 telephone call between Mr. Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine that is at the center of the impeachment inquiry, in which Mr. Trump asked Mr. Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/28/us/politics/Alexander-Vindman-trump-impeachment.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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On October 17, Moody's Aanalytica predicted that Trump would win the  2020 election,  Stating that it wass "Trump's to lose": https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/17/politics/trump-moodys-analytics-2020-election-model/index.html .  Moody's has been correct in their predictions since 1980 except for one, the 2016 fiasco, where voter turn out blew their prediction out of the water. 

 

Now this article did come from CNN, which many on here classify anything that they report as "Fake News", and there is was nothing in their models about the ongoing impeachment proceedings.  They went on to say that a very large Democratic turnout could also sway the  results, in two of the three models, economy, stock market and unemployment, that they averaged to come up with the predictions.

 

If you are a Yank, like me,  make sure that you get your absentee ballot. The most important states, that threw Trump over the line, were Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Trump won those states by 0.2, 0.7 and 0.8 percentage points, respectively, mostly due to the Democratic "couch potato, attitude on election day since all of the polls had Clinton as a shoe in!  Laziness in 2020 could have us posting about Trump for another four years.

 

I used to be a Republican when the party promoted policies that I believed in but now the GOP promotes whatever Trump tweets in the morning that could change by the end of the day.  My uncle actually was a four term Senator from Delaware.  Now I would support anybody that had some values since Trump's only concerns is himself.

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