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Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Donald Trump says that if he returns to the White House in 2025, he will have the power to effectively cancel any federal program -- or even an entire agency -- by refusing to spend money appropriated by Congress.

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Two more things Trump will do in his second term.

A new Constitution and a Dictatorship in Perpetuity.

#1 | Posted by Twinpac at 2024-07-09 05:20 PM | Reply

He's an evil destructive fn(king idiot. And they love him for it

#2 | Posted by hamburglar at 2024-07-09 05:59 PM | Reply

HAMBURGLER

Maybe not for long. I just saw a graph of searches for Project 2025 going through the roof.

Could be that Republicans are just now catching on that Trump draconian laws under his dictatorship applies to them, too.

The democratic system of checks and balances will no longer exist.

Democracy and all the rights it entails will no longer exist.

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2024-07-09 07:19 PM | Reply

@#3 ... Could be that Republicans are just now catching on that Trump draconian laws under his dictatorship applies to them, too. ...

When have the Republicans shown that sort of self-realization?

My view is that they look at the issues mainly at how the GOP-proposed solutions to those issues will hurt Democrats. Period. Full stop.

That seems to be their focus -- hurting Democrats. Without realizing that they are also hurting themselves in the process.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-07-09 07:35 PM | Reply

LAMP

"hurt Democrats"

I've often wondered if Trump is still nursing his manic hatred of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in that simmering caldron.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2024-07-10 01:16 AM | Reply

@#5 ... I've often wondered if Trump is still nursing his manic hatred of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in that simmering caldron. ...

My view is that fmr Pres Trump does not even look at it in that light.

He just looks at how much power he can grab for his own benefit.

Transactional, not strategic.



#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-07-10 01:38 AM | Reply

My view is that fmr Pres Trump does not even look at it in that light.

I disagree. Hate drives him more than money and power. He has no use for money, he never pays for anything anyway.

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2024-07-10 01:42 AM | Reply

"He has no use for money, he never pays for anything anyway.

#7 | POSTED BY REDIAL"

Not true. He pays for trysts....after the fact....through back-channels.

#8 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-07-10 01:46 AM | Reply

@#7 ... Hate drives him more than money and power. He has no use for money, he never pays for anything anyway. ...

Yeah, I've not thought about that aspect.

But hatred driving him instead of self-adulation?


I'll have to ponder that.


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-07-10 01:51 AM | Reply

Not true. He pays for trysts....after the fact....through back-channels.

With rube donor money... not his.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2024-07-10 02:01 AM | Reply

But hatred driving him instead of self-adulation?

It's not complicated. He hates anyone that isn't him. With the possible exception of Sparkle Pony.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2024-07-10 02:04 AM | Reply

Hatred, paranoia, power, revenge ~ makes for one F'd up dictator.

And let's don't forget, this "Manifesto" isn't for one term in office. Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, it's for perpetuity.

The GOP seems to attract a lot of future wanna-be dictators.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2024-07-10 03:27 AM | Reply

So, ask yourself. Do you really want to live under a malevolent dictator for the rest of your life.

If the answer is no, not even for a minute . . . DON'T VOTE FOR ONE!

Keep America safe from a cruel and oppressive government NOW. Because you're not going to get any do-overs after 2024.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2024-07-10 04:05 AM | Reply

The GOP seems to attract a lot of future wanna-be dictators.

A lot of that crowd remind me of middle school boys, the bullies and those who instinctively roll over for them without a whimper. To compensate for their own insecurities they've worshipped the cops and military until Trump - a --------- bully-boy with hair, skin, and mental problems - showed up and they reflexively bowed to because they had seen him on TV (for chrissakes) and because of their innate weaknesses, ignorance, prejudices, and insecurities. And, boy, do they like herd activities, e.g., parades.

#14 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-07-10 06:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh, also authority figures and uniforms. Lots of uniforms.
~ Hugo "Boy, Do We Do Uniforms" Boss

#15 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-07-10 06:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I agree Doc. It's almost primordial... like monkeys living in trees looking for the next drama to get worked up about.

#16 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2024-07-10 06:54 AM | Reply

For many of these folks, it's just reality entertainment.

An aside: In a recent interview actor Anthony Hopkins recounted some good advice he received from a fellow actor while shooting The Lion in Winter (1968). It was his first big role and he was plenty nervous and concerned. Katherine Hepburn, who was also in the film, took Hopkins aside, told him not to worry because it really wasn't about him. Movies, she explained, are about peanuts. (The advice her longtime partner Spencer Tracy gave young actors? "Remember your limes and don't bump into the furniture.")

#17 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-07-10 07:24 AM | Reply

Limes = lines. That said, in Tracy's case ... lol.

#18 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-07-10 07:35 AM | Reply

Limes = lines. That said, in Tracy's case ... lol.

#18 | POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS AT 2024-07-10 07:35 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

dang... and I was breaking out the Espilon

#19 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2024-07-10 07:52 AM | Reply

Republicans, don't make the mistake by winning and putting your unscientific and unpopular policies in place. Your policies are unpopular by MOST Americans and your party will pay a steep price in future elections. Many people don't realize the extent to which they are living off government largess. Take it away and they will howl thinking that only the Blacks and other POC would be impacted. No amount of religious fervor or 2nd Amendment rights will make up for an empty dinner table.

#20 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2024-07-10 02:13 PM | Reply

Republicans, don't make the mistake by winning and putting your unscientific and unpopular policies in place. Your policies are unpopular by MOST Americans and your party will pay a steep price in future elections. Many people don't realize the extent to which they are living off government largess. Take it away and they will howl thinking that only the Blacks and other POC would be impacted. No amount of religious fervor or 2nd Amendment rights will make up for an empty dinner table.

#20 | POSTED BY FEDUPWITHPOLS

One of the major hurdles is getting Magats to understand the cause and effect of their votes. They truly live in an alternate dimension. Consider the Loper Bright decision. It immediately permitted the 5th Circuit to allow Texas to deny overtime pay to millions of lower middle class Texans.

This impact is due to the 3 radical conservative justices appointed by -------. It is impossible to get Magats to understand that their votes elected the man who put 3 people on the court and that directly caused the money being taken out of their pocketbooks. They will blame Biden for the loss in income when in reality it was he who was trying to give them the money for their hard-earned labor.

#21 | Posted by truthhurts at 2024-07-10 02:21 PM | Reply

Trump and his ilk are the answer to the Fermi paradox. A great filter for every civilization.

#22 | Posted by dibblda at 2024-07-10 03:26 PM | Reply

Ooooohhhhh...I bet it STINGS like crazy to read the news today and hear about some prominent liberals who have admitted a Trump term wouldn't be the end of the world and wouldn't threaten democracy. It's nice to finally see at least some liberals come back closer to center. Don't have to like the guy. Don't have to support him in his candidacy. But being balanced is better for the country by a laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarge margin.

#23 | Posted by humtake at 2024-07-11 11:35 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"It's nice to finally see at least some liberals come back closer to center. "

Trumpy is no where near the "center" and his behavior is not normal no matter how hard to try and make him. (Pun intended)

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-07-11 11:57 AM | Reply

#3 Twin

"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"...

- George Carlin

and

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."

- George Carlin

And as I've said several times this year,

"America is now a Majority Moron Nation"...

#25 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-07-11 01:27 PM | Reply

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