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Tue Jan 3, 2017, 01:08 PM

"But...don't you want to support the President for the good of the country?"

What example do I have to follow? The Republicans didnít want Obama to be a great President; they succeeded in obstructing a good deal of his agenda, then when he managed to take a giant (if not perfect) step forward in providing healthcare for Americans who didnít have it, they spent $87 million dollars petulantly trying to vote to repeal it over fifty times.

They stole a Supreme Court nomination from him by not even voting on his completely reasonable nominee. During his term. For a year.

Republicans gleefully frame the Obama years as a complete failure; an outright string of lies that serves to set the bar low as possible for the inevitable next Republican President.

And then they give us Donald Trump, who won the election despite being the most inappropriate candidate qualification-wise, and a reprehensibly spoiled, narcissistic, antipathic human being in general, who bullied his way into the nomination. For doing so, they win both houses and complete control of the government.

Cooperation with the opposing party is apparently not how you win elections. ďLetís come together in our desire to destroy all the progress weíve made in the 20th centuryĒ is not an acceptable olive branch.

No. I donít want to support Trump and his policies, and by proxy the Republican agenda in any way. The Republicans have shown us that you donít support a President who isnít from your party even when they desire to move humanity forward. If they state the sky is blue, you engage in 24-hour news-channel propaganda to flood the concept that their truth is a lie. You sabotage them via obstruction, outright lies, and throwing broken glass in the path of every piece of legislation that benefits their agenda. Their agenda is screwing America for the benefit of the rich and privileged. My preferred agenda is improving the quality of life for all.

Iíd be sullenly relieved to be proven wrong if America thrives in the next four years in some strange reverse-psychology ploy, but Iím not going to give Trump or his ilk any help or support with their blatantly inhumanitarian goals and methods that I disagree with "for the good of the country".

The Republicans have taught me that's how you win.

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Reply "But...don't you want to support the President for the good of the country?" (Original post)
forgotmylogin Jan 2017 OP
HassleCat Jan 2017 #1
forgotmylogin Jan 2017 #2
jack69 Jan 2017 #7
DFW Jan 2017 #3
get the red out Jan 2017 #4
jack69 Jan 2017 #8
DFW Jan 2017 #10
Angry Dragon Jan 2017 #14
Paladin Jan 2017 #17
uponit7771 Jan 2017 #18
muntrv Jan 2017 #5
MFM008 Jan 2017 #6
jack69 Jan 2017 #9
dionysus Jan 2017 #11
hamsterjill Jan 2017 #12
jeffreyi Jan 2017 #13
Bettie Jan 2017 #15
colsohlibgal Jan 2017 #21
Wounded Bear Jan 2017 #16
meow2u3 Jan 2017 #19
Adrahil Jan 2017 #20

Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 01:26 PM

1. Case by case basis

 

If he does anything good for the country, I will support that.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 01:32 PM

2. I'll be glad for any progressive legislation he gets through.

But I'm not holding my breath, and good things do not necessarily negate evil things.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 02:27 PM

7. I'm with you,

but am not holding my breath. It had better be really spectacular and self sacrificing on his part, which won't happen.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 01:37 PM

3. In Trump's case.......

Supporting the president and the good of the country are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 01:40 PM

4. THIS!

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 02:31 PM

8. Also agree with this

because we all know the welfare of the country is not the main concern of the Trumpets or the Tea partiers. However, if they go beyond their petty concerns and show they are truly invested in the lowest of all of us, I might give them a kudo. We know that will never happen, only to save their political chances.

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Response to jack69 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 02:36 PM

10. I think their instincs are baser than that

If Trump should end up making a gesture to acknowledge the plight of "the lowest of all of us," as you aptly put it, it won't be for the purpose of saving anyone's political chances, but rather to preserve the ego-boosting accolades he hopes to garner for his greater self-aggrandizement.

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 03:22 PM

14. +22,386

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 07:24 PM

17. I'm with you, DFW.

I want my country back.

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 07:36 PM

18. +1

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 01:45 PM

5. I am treating Trump the same way the GOPee treated Obama.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 02:02 PM

6. Fck

Maggot.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 02:33 PM

9. They should be given the same cooperation

they gave Obama.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 02:40 PM

11. IF he proposes something good for the country, ill support it.

However i don't see that happening.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 03:05 PM

12. If I think Trump has done anything for the good of the country.

I'll first have my head examined, and then I'll wait a while for all of the facts to come out. Because I don't trust anything that he does unless it is something that is good for Trump. Just like the Carrier deal, what appears to be at first is not necessarily what the real deal is.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 03:12 PM

13. My new motto

NEVER.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 03:41 PM

15. The good of the country

is served by resisting this piece of trash and all the things that he (well, Ryan/McConnell) wants done.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 10:26 PM

21. This

He did not really win and is no more qualified for this job than the average person on the street. This is a travesty.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 07:11 PM

16. Sure I want to, but I doubt I will be able to support much of what he wants to do...

and certainly will not support what the Repub Congress wants to do.

As an American I reserve the right to disagree with people whose intent seems to be to turn this country into a 3rd world oligarchy.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 08:51 PM

19. I'll give Trump the same respect the repukes gave Obama

Zero, zip, zilch, and nada!

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 09:26 PM

20. I'll be happy to support any policy I think is in the best interests of the country.

 

I don't expect to see much of that under Trump.

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