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Will Trump be Re-elected?

Trump is more effective than people are willing to admit [ala Scott Adams] and will be re-elected.
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Hillary will run again in 2020, and thus Trump will beat her again.
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Trump will cause the GOP to lose one or both houses of congress in the mid-term elections.
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The Dems in congress will be so insufferable, Trumps wins by a small margin despite them.
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Trump will choose not to run for re-election, since he never really wanted the job anyway.
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Trump is a disaster and will lose by a landslide.
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Trump will not only lose, but will lose to a candidate so far to the left that people will wish he'd stayed.
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Other, please elaborate.
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by dualstow » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:53 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:02 pm
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by stuper1 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:33 pm

technovelist wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Ad Orientem wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Cortopassi wrote:
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I'm sure we'd all love negative rates right? The bonehead is the one who is tweeting and will lose more and more retirees if interest income becomes an expense!

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Please excuse the language but sometimes you need to call a shovel a shovel. Donald Trump is a fucking idiot. And a dangerous one at that.
Then he’s the luckiest man in the world.
Exactly. I don't get people who call him an idiot. For Pete's sake, he managed to get himself elected despite being opposed by every media outlet imaginable. His net worth is debatable, but certainly hundreds of times higher than my own. If you don't like his policies, fine, just state what you think he should do. But to call him an idiot is laughable to me, unless you're just using that as a general pejorative and not actually questioning his intelligence.
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by technovelist » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:41 pm

Ad Orientem wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:21 pm
He is talking about arbitrarily hammering down interest rates by FED decree to zero or negative. AND he wants to refinance our debt like it's some kind of chapter 11 corporate bankruptcy. Stating what I assume everybody on this forum knows, US sovereign debt is not negotiable. It's a cast iron contract. If any of the things he is discussing were attempted it would spark a global financial crisis that would make 2008 look like a walk in the park.

The man is a functionally illiterate knave.
What about when the US defaulted on its debt in the 1930's? Was that a cast iron contract too?
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by technovelist » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:43 pm

stuper1 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:33 pm
technovelist wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Ad Orientem wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:09 pm



Please excuse the language but sometimes you need to call a shovel a shovel. Donald Trump is a fucking idiot. And a dangerous one at that.
Then he’s the luckiest man in the world.
Exactly. I don't get people who call him an idiot. For Pete's sake, he managed to get himself elected despite being opposed by every media outlet imaginable. His net worth is debatable, but certainly hundreds of times higher than my own. If you don't like his policies, fine, just state what you think he should do. But to call him an idiot is laughable to me, unless you're just using that as a general pejorative and not actually questioning his intelligence.
Exactly. That's why TDS is a terrible curse. It renders otherwise sensible people unable to observe reality.
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by flyingpylon » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:04 pm

What I don’t understand is why even after 3 years, some people continue to take everything he says at face value. So much of Trump’s communication is simply posturing to eventually arrive at something more realistic or reasonable.
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by ochotona » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:09 pm

It's all posturing and tough talk until he wimps out / gives away the store to the adversary without getting anything in return for us.
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by technovelist » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:18 pm

ochotona wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:09 pm
It's all posturing and tough talk until he wimps out / gives away the store to the adversary without getting anything in return for us.
Got an example?
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by stuper1 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:23 pm

I'd love to see an example also.

On a different note, I think a lot of people dislike Trump because he's attacked various people say on Twitter. I recall somebody doing some checking on that and finding that Trump hadn't attacked anyone until he had been attached by them first, but when he does hit back, he hits back hard. Of course, you never hear it reported about the initial attack against Trump. I'm not from the east coast, but it seems to me that this is just your stereotypical New Yorker attitude. If somebody attacks you, then attack them back even harder. I say good for him, and I'm probably one of the least pugilistic type of people around. At least he's not a mealy mouthed wimp. If the American people don't like it, they can vote him out of office next year. I have my suspicions that more people like it than what some people realize.
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by technovelist » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:25 pm

stuper1 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:23 pm
I'd love to see an example also.

On a different note, I think a lot of people dislike Trump because he's attacked various people say on Twitter. I recall somebody doing some checking on that and finding that Trump hadn't attacked anyone until he had been attached by them first, but when he does hit back, he hits back hard. Of course, you never hear it reported about the initial attack against Trump. I'm not from the east coast, but it seems to me that this is just your stereotypical New Yorker attitude. If somebody attacks you, then attack them back even harder. I say good for him, and I'm probably one of the least pugilistic type of people around. At least he's not a mealy mouthed wimp. If the American people don't like it, they can vote him out of office next year. I have my suspicions that more people like it than what some people realize.
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by dualstow » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:27 pm

ochotona wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:09 pm
It's all posturing and tough talk until he wimps out / gives away the store to the adversary without getting anything in return for us.
Are you talking about N Korea?
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by ochotona » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:17 pm

N Korea
Bolton is out, Iran sanctions may go away
Getting kissy-face right now with Xi so stocks don't crash
Maduro still there
Mexico still isn't paying
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by technovelist » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:47 pm

ochotona wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:17 pm
N Korea
Bolton is out, Iran sanctions may go away
Getting kissy-face right now with Xi so stocks don't crash
Maduro still there
Mexico still isn't paying
Is N Korea not still talking with S Korea?
I don't know about Iran or Xi.
Maduro isn't our problem.
Mexico is helping reduce the severity of the invasion.
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