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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 Kriegsspiel » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:55 pm

dualstow wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Aha, thanks
Sorry about that. Also, COPS are combat outposts, "terps" are interpreters, RAID is a camera on a pole, and the donkeys are frightened.
Headline in WSJ today:

“Slow Growth Hasn’t Hurt Trump in Key Midwest Counties
While local job growth lags behind the nation’s, president’s approval rating has risen since 2017”

Hmm
*shrug*
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by Kriegsspiel » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:19 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLM9p8m7BBM

Strong ad work by the Republicans. Have they ever made an ad this good, or relevant?
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by dualstow » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:30 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:19 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLM9p8m7BBM

Strong ad work by the Republicans. Have they ever made an ad this good, or relevant?
There was one like this, although I could have sworn it had lions. At least, it was longer.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_s71-Q2XBZg
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by shekels » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:30 am

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:19 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLM9p8m7BBM

Strong ad work by the Republicans. Have they ever made an ad this good, or relevant?

At the Time this was a powerful ad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRPZQ3UEN_Q
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by jhogue » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:09 pm

jhogue wrote:
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Everything will be exactly the same, except different.

In 2020, Dems will nominate Elizabeth Warren who will rail against plutocrats in banks, Wall Street, and offshore tax havens; but for taxes on Roth IRAs over $1 million, tighter capital controls, and Obamacare Plus Free Everything. Ironically, the Russians -- who will be found to have had nothing to do with the outcome of the 2016 election -- will be inspired to seriously hack the 2020 election, thereby assuring the return of the chaotic Donald to office for another 4 years. Only in America, baby!
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I predict that we will look back on the Robert Mueller hearings yesterday as a critical milestone in Trump's re-election:

1. Russian Hack 2020 is already well under way.

2. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer can count to 51 and they now know for certain that impeaching Trump is an exercise in futility, even for the most partisan in their caucus. Worried that Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not last another 5 years on the Supreme Court, influential groups like NARAL will demand that the Dems drop impeachment and focus on electoral victory in November 2020.
This just in:
Elizabeth Warren (a.k.a. Pocahontas) leads Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll for the first time, besting Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story ... 370015001/
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by dualstow » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:05 pm

So far, damn accurate, Mr Hogue. O0
I'm glad the resurfacing of Warren's scandalous paleface photos haven't harmed her in the polls.
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by dualstow » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:15 am

Thanks. I read 'Generation Kill' once upon a time and I've got a glossary somewhere that I compiled while reading. Probably time to pick up another book on Iraq and/or AfPak if anyone has any recommendations.

Btw, should we continue with a separate "Part 2" thread? Each page is always crushing under the weight of the giant, ancient poll above. Kind of ungainly.
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:55 pm
dualstow wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Aha, thanks
Sorry about that. Also, COPS are combat outposts, "terps" are interpreters, RAID is a camera on a pole, and the donkeys are frightened.
Headline in WSJ today:

“Slow Growth Hasn’t Hurt Trump in Key Midwest Counties
While local job growth lags behind the nation’s, president’s approval rating has risen since 2017”

Hmm
*shrug*
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:45 pm

You picked a good one in Generation Kill.

The last few books I read related to Iraq/Afghanistan were:

The Accidental Guerrilla by Kilcullen
Wired For War by Singer
Brave New War by John Robb
My Jihad by Collins
Dirty Wars by Scahill
On The Hunt in Baghdad by Totten
Ghost Wars by Coll
America’s Secret War by Friedman
Soldiers of God: With The Mujahidin In Afghanistan by Kaplan
My Share of the Task by Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Where Men Win Glory by Krakauer
How to Break a Terrorist by Matthew Alexander
Ambush Alley: The Most Extraordinary Battle of the Iraq War by Pritchard
Horse Soldiers by Stanton (the movie 12 Strong was based on this book)

There's probably a couple in there that might interest you. I'll PM you another one.
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by dualstow » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:22 pm

Excellent, thank you!
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by Cortopassi » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:35 pm

Sometimes he's funny, unintentionally I assume:

As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over...

If he spends the next 12 months taking troops out of all the places we shouldn't be in anymore, he just may have my vote.
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by doodle » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:24 am

Cortopassi wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Sometimes he's funny, unintentionally I assume:

As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over...

If he spends the next 12 months taking troops out of all the places we shouldn't be in anymore, he just may have my vote.
unintentionally funny....or mentally unhinged? Does anyone really think his demeanor and personality reflect well on our country? He is a troll who goads, insults and demeans anyone who dare questions his "great and unmatched wisdom". In another time and place you are looking at Caligula.
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Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Post by stuper1 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:04 pm

doodle wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:24 am
Does anyone really think his demeanor and personality reflect well on our country?
Quoted from a discussion of Elizabeth Warren on another forum (unz.com):

"Trump’s personality is hard for a lot of people to stomach, but it’s recognized that it’s not an act – we see Trump unvarnished. People don’t like those who pretend to be something other than what they are, particularly in such a blatant example of a blond haired blue eyed woman claiming Cherokee ancestry and that her presence on Harvard’s faculty represents some kind of triumph for the continent’s native peoples."

So, yes, compared to what else is on offer, I personally think that Trump's demeanor reflects well on our country. He's comfortable in his own skin (as creepy and scaly as that might be). He doesn't offer up a boat load of mealy-mouthed platitudes like just about every other politician. I think that reflects just fine on our country. Sure, if we had a Boy/Girl Scout with good policies as an alternative, then please vote for him/her. But all these big government liberals offered up by the Democrats aren't going to be any better for the country than Trump is. If the Libertarians could offer somebody with a reasonable immigration policy, then vote for that person.
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