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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Benjamin, May 3, 2016.
Yes, "policy" from Trump:
If you have actually listened to his speech, it makes a lot of sense and is sounding quite Presidential.
He specializes in the bleeding obvious or else he's a walking contradiction. Take your pick.
"President Obama has weakened our military by weakening our economy." (4:09 on video timeline)
"We have spent trillions of dollars over time – on planes, missiles, ships, equipment – building up our military to provide a strong defense for Europe and Asia" (5:46 on video)
"We will spend what we need to rebuild our military. It is the cheapest investment we can make. We will develop, build and purchase the best equipment known to mankind. Our military dominance must be unquestioned." (21:38 on video timeline)
Our nuclear weapons arsenal – our ultimate deterrent – has been allowed to atrophy and is desperately in need of modernization and renewal.
"Too much destruction out there. Too many destructive weapons. The problem of weaponry is the single biggest problem we have today in the world". (33:50 on video timeline)
"Our friends are beginning to think they can't depend on us." (6:35)
"The countries we are defending must pay for this defense. And if not, the US must be prepared to let these countries defend themselves." (6:00)
These kinds of desperate attempts to present rhetorical false dilemmas fallacies go in one of my ears and then straight out the other without pause...just saying.
Just like the one where Trumpies say that if we don't vote for him it's a vote for Hillary.
Well, we in the #NeverTrump camp have been warning others for months that a vote for Trump in the primaries was a vote for Hillary, but you didn't listen.
I hope you enjoy the wall that won't be built and the military that won't be strengthened. Just like the veteran groups are not enjoying the charity money Trump raised back in January. Where did that money go, again?
Wow, some of you guys are such pessimists! Haha...
Realists would be more accurate. And it is not a matter to laugh about.
About as "realist" as hoping for and claiming commitment to voting for a 3rd party???
As for laughing at the pessimism, actually I had more on mind a post I read yesterday about Trump wrapping up the nomination about 16 years of Democratic rule, another Clinton reign, Trump has no chance, etc., etc., yada, ...yada...that reeked of pessimism to the point that, yes, I found it humorous ...as I find ITL's continuous, what I would classify as, obsessively desperate satirical posts against the "GOP nominee".
I do not know that we can know for sure what Trump will do once he gets into office. They guy is all over the place.
Newt Gingrich on Trump
"...Mr. Trump knows a lot, but what is amazing is how rapidly he figures out what he doesn’t know.
My favorite story is of the Wollman Skating Rink in New York’s Central Park.
The Wollman Rink was a heavily used public skating rink which had fallen into disrepair in 1980.
New York City tried for six years to fix it, spent $13 million, and the rink still was not ready to open.
In June of 1986 Mr. Trump, who could see the rink from his apartment, finally got tired of the embarrassment and offered to fix the rink at his own expense.
At first the city turned him down because its bureaucracy did not want to be embarrassed by someone fixing something they couldn’t fix. Mr. Trump kept pushing and finally out of embarrassment the city gave in.
The key part of the story is Mr. Trump’s reaction to being put in charge. He promptly recognized that he didn’t know anything about fixing a skating rink. He asked himself who built a lot of skating rinks. “Canadians!” he concluded. He found the best Canadian ice skating rink construction company.
When the Canadians flew in to assess the situation, they were amazed at how bad the city had been at solving the problem. They assured Mr. Trump that this was an easy job.
Mr. Trump fixed the 6-year-old embarrassment two months ahead of schedule and nearly $800,000 under budget. (The city did end up paying for the work, and Mr. Trump donated the profits to charity.)
After reading this chapter you begin to think that maybe Donald Trump really could build a wall along our southern border for a lot less than our current government estimates...."
My hope is that he will do as movie star Ronald Reagan and surround himself with top notch people that knows their stuff.
Keep in mind the last two businessmen in the White House, Hoover and Truman.
Trump on foreign policy: "oh, I've got double indemnity on a few of mine."