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I don't take away much from the speech. Sure he was gracious, but it's easy to be gracious in victory.

He might govern "from the hip" in which case I think he will be incompetent and ineffective. Or he might let his Republican advisors run the country while he is a figurehead. That may happen if he wants it or not, he is a whale in a shark tank right now. This isn't appealing to me, but life will go on.
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I heard it on the wireless. It was a speech. There were words.
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kinga750 wrote:

I don't take away much from the speech. Sure he was gracious, but it's easy to be gracious in victory.

Either he will govern "from the hip" in which case I think he will be incompetent and ineffective. Or he will let his Republican advisors run the country while he is a figurehead. That may happen if he wants it or not, he is a whale in a shark tank right now. This isn't appealing to me, but life will go on.


No matter how you look at it, the Republican Party has been given a mandate by the American people. They rejected the Republican Party's own ideals, embracing Trump's ideals instead during the primaries. The National election gave the Republican Party both the House, the Senate, AND the White House, with Trump in the White House.

If that doesn't say, 'Republican Party fix this shit, now,' then I don't know what does say it.

I already know there are those will disagree, but the election is over, the Democrats are completely locked out, and the Supreme Court is up for new judges.... America is tired of globalism. They want things back like it was, when there were plenty of good jobs.

I look forward to NAFTA going away. I look forward to TPP dying a quick death. Someone said, that if Trump forced The Federal Reserve Bank to increase interest rates by even a 1/2%, that that would crush the banking cartel that runs our economy, and break their grip on our markets. I don't know if he'll do that, but hey, we just watched a surreal reality come into being.
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nanikore2 wrote:

I told my coworker that the "yuuuge" show is over

The "Campaign version" of Trump was nowhere to be seen

The live commentators across the networks were all actually praising the speech

The English-version French news was saying the same


I didn't watch or listen to it, but did hear some clips. It sounded good.

But, you know, if someone has been going around for months talking like a jerk and giving the impression of being a real asshole, then you know they try to act all nice... well it might work a tiny bit as the conciliatory gesture it's pretending to be, but I'm not exactly going to believe that and lap it up.

I'm going to wait and see, because at this point what else can I do?
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Saw it live. It was pretty surreal. He said similar things in the last rally he held in Michigan, focusing on healing the divisions and the vision for America. Thought it was good, now he needs to actually deliver on some of those promises. Hopefully he is sincere about the healing part and can convince his faithful to be humble and listen to the other side respectfully.
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He hit all the "bullet points" in the speech copy.



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I was in the kitchen busy doing something with the t.v. on in the living room, so I wasn't paying that much attention but what I did manage to hear actually sounded... nice I guess... I wonder what version of Trump we'll get once he's in office. Loud and angry Trump? Pretending to sound positive Trump? Some other Trump we haven't seen yet? Whatever the case, he definitely needs to work on improving his 5th-grader vocabulary and grammar if he wants to sound more presidential. It's weird how Hillary didn't give a concession speech last night and only congratulated him over the phone while sending all her supporters home for the night. It seems she waited until just a moment ago to give her speech. I guess she either didn't have a speech ready or she couldn't stand up straight for another minute when it became clear she lost.
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I was in the kitchen busy doing something with the t.v. on in the living room, so I wasn't paying that much attention but what I did manage to hear actually sounded... nice I guess... I wonder what version of Trump we'll get once he's in office. Loud and angry Trump? Pretending to sound positive Trump? Some other Trump we haven't seen yet? Whatever the case, he definitely needs to work on improving his 5th-grader vocabulary and grammar if he wants to sound more presidential. It's weird how Hillary didn't give a concession speech last night and only congratulated him over the phone while sending all her supporters home for the night. It seems she waited until just a moment ago to give her speech. I guess she either didn't have a speech ready or she couldn't stand up straight for another minute when it became clear she lost.


From what I had heard, it was 'didn't have a speech prepared'. Approximately no one related to the DNC seemed to think it would turn out this way.
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No matter how you look at it, the Republican Party has been given a mandate by the American people. They rejected the Republican Party's own ideals, embracing Trump's ideals instead during the primaries. The National election gave the Republican Party both the House, the Senate, AND the White House, with Trump in the White House.

If that doesn't say, 'Republican Party fix this shit, now,' then I don't know what does say it.

I already know there are those will disagree, but the election is over, the Democrats are completely locked out, and the Supreme Court is up for new judges.... America is tired of globalism. They want things back like it was, when there were plenty of good jobs.

I look forward to NAFTA going away. I look forward to TPP dying a quick death. Someone said, that if Trump forced The Federal Reserve Bank to increase interest rates by even a 1/2%, that that would crush the banking cartel that runs our economy, and break their grip on our markets. I don't know if he'll do that, but hey, we just watched a surreal reality come into being.


All we can do is wait and see. One thing I've learned about politics is that even when you get what you want, it's never as good as you expect. Obama accomplished little that he wanted to, and I doubt Trump will do any better.
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Watched what?
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DeadlyOats wrote:

I took note of it, last night when I watched his speech, but watching it again through your link, namealreadytaken, only confirmed what I thought I saw. He thanked everyone on his left, while Mike Pence and his family stood alone on his right. Also, he didn't thank Mike Pence within his speech, but afterward, as though it was an afterthought.

What do you think about that?


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I did. He was moved by the fact that he had won.
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kinga750 wrote:

I don't take away much from the speech. Sure he was gracious, but it's easy to be gracious in victory.

He might govern "from the hip" in which case I think he will be incompetent and ineffective. Or he might let his Republican advisors run the country while he is a figurehead. That may happen if he wants it or not, he is a whale in a shark tank right now. This isn't appealing to me, but life will go on.


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