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Typical American assumption that because you are reading something in America that everyone writing is American too. Trump comes off as a blowhard certainly but he has not been involved with creating wars all throughout north Africa and then claiming it is the fault of the locals because youtube is such a cultural force in the world. The other point is a wall works two ways, not only keeping things out, but also keeping them in. Much of the world would be quite happy with a locked up United States and the madness it exports.
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TheOriginalStraynge wrote:

I see a lot of parallels between the cowardly leaders of that era and Trump going out of his way to appease Putin.


That's an understatement. Trump has not only tried to appease Putin, he praises him 100% of the time.


It also kills me that people are under the impression that a single president can do half of what he claims. The President doesn't have as much power as you all credit him or her for having. You all need to look to Congress on why you feel this country is no longer great and keep in mind that Americans handed over Congress to the Republicans. So your answer is to give them even more? Seriously?


Legally, that's how it's supposed to be. Unfortunately, the Executive branch has been getting more powerful with each administration in recent history. Obama has especially set a bad precedent. If Trump somehow magically gets into the White House, let's not underestimate the executive orders he'd make. Congress has had very little say on much of the president's power these last few decades. The next president could also potentially have a lot of influence in the Supreme Court. I don't trust either of our two great and wonderful pathological liars to appoint fair Justices. I wouldn't even trust them to hold my wallet for 10 seconds while I'm cleaning out my pockets with my back turned.

Also, the problem with Congress isn't which party is in control. The problem is that both parties have been becoming more polarized over the years. If Hillary wants war, most democrats will defend her and most republicans will attack her. If George W. Bush wants war, most republicans will support him while the democrats attack him. It's getting ridiculous. Politicians care more about saying whatever it takes to get reelected than they care about doing their jobs. A democrat who wants lower taxes and a republican who wants criminal justice reform are rare to see. Blind obedience to the party leaders is pretty much mandatory for anyone who wants to get reelected.


Democrat or Republican. I say vote em all out of office and vote for only third party candidates on a local, state and federal level. Send em all packing. I guarantee you after doing that once or twice that things would change and they would start doing the job we sent them there to do. But why do something that makes sense when we can keep playing Red Vs. Blue. It just seems like we're always the only losers in this game.


Not all democrats and republicans should be voted put of office. There are a few on both sides who have no issue compromising or leading together. But most of them definitely need to go. John McCain is running for his hundredth term in the Senate. This dude needs to take a hike already.

Third-party candidates need more attention in order to win anything. They also need to do good on a national level in order for them to receive more funding. Our two-party system and its enablers in the media make it close to impossible for third-party candidates to achieve anything. This country is in desperate need of electoral reform but there are far too many people who give up and choose to vote for the lesser of two evils instead of the candidates they actually like the most. It's a self-defeating attitude. "NBC tells me this candidate can't win so I'm not going to help them win." This election is far too important to give in to whatever pile of filth the two parties are selling. The republicans and democrats nominated the two most unpopular candidates in history at the same time. There might never be another opportunity like this in the near future to stand up against the two-party system.
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Time to move out of the U with all that results.
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To be completely honest, i want Trump in office just so that i can see all these special snow flakes go completely insane and lose their minds.
I use to work as a counselor and there was always that one kid who stuck their finger into the classroom fan while it was on because they were curious to know what will happen.

This post reminds of exactly that.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:


FuruBoks wrote:

To be completely honest, i want Trump in office just so that i can see all these special snow flakes go completely insane and lose their minds.
I use to work as a counselor and there was always that one kid who stuck their finger into the classroom fan while it was on because they were curious to know what will happen.

This post reminds of exactly that.


Ehh, i'd take him over Hillary. Least of the two evils. Someone who's mean > someones who defended a child rapist and laughed it off. (can link source if you'd like)
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Least of two evils is still evil and it's what gets us bad presidents...
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FuruBoks wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:


FuruBoks wrote:

To be completely honest, i want Trump in office just so that i can see all these special snow flakes go completely insane and lose their minds.
I use to work as a counselor and there was always that one kid who stuck their finger into the classroom fan while it was on because they were curious to know what will happen.

This post reminds of exactly that.


Ehh, i'd take him over Hillary. Least of the two evils. Someone who's mean > someones who defended a child rapist and laughed it off. (can link source if you'd like)
Who's worst is another conversation of its own.

If you think trump is just simply mean then you're as delusional as the kid who thought his finger would stop the blade of the fan.
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Posted 9/26/16 , edited 9/27/16

PhantomGundam wrote:


TheOriginalStraynge wrote:

I see a lot of parallels between the cowardly leaders of that era and Trump going out of his way to appease Putin.


That's an understatement. Trump has not only tried to appease Putin, he praises him 100% of the time.


It also kills me that people are under the impression that a single president can do half of what he claims. The President doesn't have as much power as you all credit him or her for having. You all need to look to Congress on why you feel this country is no longer great and keep in mind that Americans handed over Congress to the Republicans. So your answer is to give them even more? Seriously?


Legally, that's how it's supposed to be. Unfortunately, the Executive branch has been getting more powerful with each administration in recent history. Obama has especially set a bad precedent. If Trump somehow magically gets into the White House, let's not underestimate the executive orders he'd make. Congress has had very little say on much of the president's power these last few decades. The next president could also potentially have a lot of influence in the Supreme Court. I don't trust either of our two great and wonderful pathological liars to appoint fair Justices. I wouldn't even trust them to hold my wallet for 10 seconds while I'm cleaning out my pockets with my back turned.

Also, the problem with Congress isn't which party is in control. The problem is that both parties have been becoming more polarized over the years. If Hillary wants war, most democrats will defend her and most republicans will attack her. If George W. Bush wants war, most republicans will support him while the democrats attack him. It's getting ridiculous. Politicians care more about saying whatever it takes to get reelected than they care about doing their jobs. A democrat who wants lower taxes and a republican who wants criminal justice reform are rare to see. Blind obedience to the party leaders is pretty much mandatory for anyone who wants to get reelected.


Democrat or Republican. I say vote em all out of office and vote for only third party candidates on a local, state and federal level. Send em all packing. I guarantee you after doing that once or twice that things would change and they would start doing the job we sent them there to do. But why do something that makes sense when we can keep playing Red Vs. Blue. It just seems like we're always the only losers in this game.


Not all democrats and republicans should be voted put of office. There are a few on both sides who have no issue compromising or leading together. But most of them definitely need to go. John McCain is running for his hundredth term in the Senate. This dude needs to take a hike already.

Third-party candidates need more attention in order to win anything. They also need to do good on a national level in order for them to receive more funding. Our two-party system and its enablers in the media make it close to impossible for third-party candidates to achieve anything. This country is in desperate need of electoral reform but there are far too many people who give up and choose to vote for the lesser of two evils instead of the candidates they actually like the most. It's a self-defeating attitude. "NBC tells me this candidate can't win so I'm not going to help them win." This election is far too important to give in to whatever pile of filth the two parties are selling. The republicans and democrats nominated the two most unpopular candidates in history at the same time. There might never be another opportunity like this in the near future to stand up against the two-party system.


This is probably the most reasonable argument I've heard all night. The President, by Constitutional decree, does not have much power. And it is true that the President has been gaining more power than necessary (probably because people think the President has "all this power", when in fact, it's Congress that has the legislative power (Congress > President)). And the fact that both sides of the isle are polarizing so much is a big concern. The divide has never been so big. I've always agreed with points from both sides, tending to lean towards the right, but it's gotten so extreme I'm strongly considering a 3rd party vote.
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My feelings on the 2016 Vote.

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Both Hillary and Trump are horrible. So it's really one evil over the other
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Posted 9/27/16

FlyinDumpling wrote:


FuruBoks wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:


FuruBoks wrote:

To be completely honest, i want Trump in office just so that i can see all these special snow flakes go completely insane and lose their minds.
I use to work as a counselor and there was always that one kid who stuck their finger into the classroom fan while it was on because they were curious to know what will happen.

This post reminds of exactly that.


Ehh, i'd take him over Hillary. Least of the two evils. Someone who's mean > someones who defended a child rapist and laughed it off. (can link source if you'd like)
Who's worst is another conversation of its own.

If you think trump is just simply mean then you're as delusional as the kid who thought his finger would stop the blade of the fan.


What is he then if he isn't just "mean"? Going to pull the racist/sexist/islamaphobic card? Please explain to me without using such buzzwords. If you want we can go into a PM just so that we don't derail the forum post.
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Stephen Colbert is the only pres I need
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Someone must have got to them because they have made a few changes since they launched.
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