Post Reply 2016 election-How is Trump as president much different from any other idiot/old money patrician presidents?
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So, for cynical old me, I want to know something from everyone else, who seem to be pouring way more emotion in the 2016 election than I am...

Is Trump really that different from the Bush/Cheney era? Why does everyone think that a bumbling buffoon is the end of everything when many of our presidents have been nothing other than bumbling buffoons? Surely other people see the

Not that I like Trump, but it's all the same oligarchy to me. If your vote mattered, then that means you are one of 538 people in the electoral college. Are you NOT one of the .00000016%. That's some tough anime tiddies, because it doesn't seem to me like you had any choice in the matter to begin with-Just like the incredible majority of everything else that happens in politics.

But I'll focus on my main question. How is the presence of Donald Trump as president of the United States really that much different from any of the other idiot/old money patricians that have been president?
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The worst case scenario is that he can't reign himself in and he makes an ass of America from a diplomatic perspective -- insulting foreign leaders, directly or indirectly, due to his lack of diplomacy. But as a country, the USA has survived worse. His VP is a bit nasty, very anti-LGBT policies (remember, Cheney was actually pretty soft on LGBT issues since his daughter is a lesbian), but we'd have had the same issues if Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush had won the primaries.

It's not good, if you wanted a progressive leader, but besides the fact that he's a bit insufferable to listen to, he's pretty much going to be the same as any other Republican. Some people think he'll be less war-mongering than other Republicans, perhaps even Clinton, but he's flip-flopped a lot on that issue and it depends on how much he bases his policy on what his party wants during his Presidency.
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People predicted the end of the US when Obama took over too due to his inexperience and left leaning platform. And hey, eight years later and the US is still around.

People treat it as if it's some grand Monday Night Football game. Which is a sad statement when you think about it. In other countries, you hear a peep about the election for a month or two before it occurs. In the US, it's almost a full two years.
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Some people might have voted for Trump because they think he's different, but a lot of people simply voted for Trump because they hated Hillary more.
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There also the problem of the media milking the election,
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Bush was a Neo-Con which is a super hard core conservative. He was also bought out and paid off by pretty much everyone. I doubt the guy did much thinking for himself. He plays the political game and tries to not stir anything up for his buddies.

Trump may be a loud mouth that makes a fool out of himself at times but he thinks for himself, he is a puppet to no one, and his ego is too big to buy out. He doesn't give a fuck about the political game and wants to make himself into the greatest US president ever, one that will be put along side the heads at Mt Rushmore. He is willing to commit political suicide if he thinks it would put him into the history books. He is one of the few people to be capable of actually calling out corruption and investigating fellow politicians with no regard to his own political career.

Also he wants to take money and spend it on the USA instead of rebuilding Iraq for the 6th time and helping the Saudi's fund terrorists for the 500th time.
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Rujikin wrote:
he is a puppet to no one, and his ego is too big to buy out. He doesn't give a fuck about the political game and wants to make himself into the greatest US president ever, one that will be put along side the heads at Mt Rushmore.


I dub you troll #1-the first true response to this thread based entirely on idiot 6 year old logic. Defend your title, and let none other take it from you.
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reenmini wrote:


Rujikin wrote:
he is a puppet to no one, and his ego is too big to buy out. He doesn't give a fuck about the political game and wants to make himself into the greatest US president ever, one that will be put along side the heads at Mt Rushmore.


I dub you troll #1-the first true response to this thread based entirely on idiot 6 year old logic. Defend your title, and let none other take it from you.


I gladly accept the title of Ichiban Troll! I'd like to thank Trump for putting everything of his on the line for this country, all of the Autists that hacked and discovered the corruption of the democrats, and meme magic for making this all possible!



This has been the best election of my life.
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reenmini wrote:

So, for cynical old me, I want to know something from everyone else, who seem to be pouring way more emotion in the 2016 election than I am...

Is Trump really that different from the Bush/Cheney era? Why does everyone think that a bumbling buffoon is the end of everything when many of our presidents have been nothing other than bumbling buffoons?


For all his bumbling and buffoonery, Bush (we'll assume you're talking about Junior) thought he was a real politician, just because he had previous experience as governor of Texas, and that he had the respect of his fellow Texans and senators.
Don doesn't CARE that he doesn't.

Naivety is better than delusion. (But not by much.)
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