Okay, it's pretty easy to criticize the guy and there are way more things I hate about him than I like, but even though I'm a liberal, I have to admit there are a few things I like. Here they are:
1. I must admit that I enjoy the way he talks to members of Congress. Not all the time, but I do find it amusing. He treats them much like I think we all wish we could treat them because they are so infrequently doing their jobs. I think it's kind of funny to watch the POTUS rag on them.
2. I have to say, my paycheck was noticeably larger in January. It's hard not to like that, even though I think it'll dramatically raise our national debt.
3. The policy of doubling the standard deduction is a seriously good idea that will save money.
4. Immigration. I think he's mean about it, but it's a winning issue for him. And I think generally he's right. I don't see how anyone can argue with a merit-based immigration system and even though it would be nice to let the "dreamers" stay in the country, how does that not reward their parents for breaking the law?
I commend you for starting such a post. I like many things about President Trump. The one thing I like most of all is how he stands up to people who attack him. George W. Bush and Mitt Romney tried to be above it all. George W. Bush's second term was destroyed by the mainstream media and Romney was gentleman....who lost. Trump is a fighter. He doesn't care about your emotions and if you attack him, he fights back no matter who you are. He has also exposed liberals, mainstream media for the hypocrite, lying creatures they have always been. I like his Americans first policy. I really like the way he gets liberals to blow a fuse with his tweets. To me, it's sort of funny. I could go on, but I'll stop.
The massive tax cut mainly benefits big corporations. As you point out, it is creating a big jump in national debt.
But it's also creating a big jump in interest rates, which is bad for the economy.
Note that the stock market plunged 1,000 points today because of the rising interest rates.
I like low taxes as much as anyone, but not when they bankrupt the country.
Crankalicous, I appreciate your positive question. I like the new tax reform. I live in Michigan, and we are experiencing great job growth, along with a boom in real estate. We also have witnessed new programs that help our forgotten veterans. Getting them mental health care, and in many cases off the streets. Personally I appreciate how the president no matter the obstacle works hard to keep his promises, and his agenda is quickly becoming reality.
I like the tax reform too. I am seeing more money in my pocket. However, it appears that the increase will be offset by rising inflation and an increase in interest rates.
Interesting how the economy works - pump too much money into the economy and prices rise.
Inflation is as rule a two edged sword. The more jobs theoretically helps increase production. More dollars spent by more working translates to more aggregated demand for products. More demand, in turn, triggers more production to meet that demand. It's nice to see businesses investing, hiring. Yes prices most likely will go up, but more will have jobs to help the economy move forward. An economy that offers cheap goods to the prosperous, leaves the less prosperous behind. Cheap products do no good to someone that has no job.
He provides us with excellent gifs. I use that one of him leaning into the microphone saying “WRONG” all the time.
I like that he is steering the nation into positivity. I like that he is standing strong in his convictions of what is right for the country. I like that he has a sense of what is right for the country. I like that he is kind of a wreck and blowing the lid off political correctness.
I like that he is a rebel. Boomers were rebells. Conservatives are rebells. They are not conformists. They are thinkers and they know how to think! The others are group thinkers. They have little in their minds. They are followers.
I like that, until he leaves office, he, as a boomer, loves God. In this light we have a last blast of what the boomers brought forth: a bull dozer to clear the path for wider roads and bluer skies. For happy families and a prosperous nation. It won't last long, so enjoy it while it lasts. We will cry when he is gone.
I have I hope. Without hope what have we? It is better to stay positive. We can't focus on the bad stuff. Like any of us are perfect???? Trump is in a position of living large. Trump is beyond what is typical. There were others in history who lived immoral lives but who were seemingly blessed with wisdom and insight.
I don't see your " I like the way he's lied more than any president to date" on your list, Kate. Kinda tarnishes his image, dontcha think?
Man, I wish my tin foil hat put this kind of mojo on me.
"Steering the nation into positivity?" That could be the most contrary thing about Trump I've ever seen written.
"Conservatives are rebels. They are not conformists." The very definition of conservatives is that they are conformists. They "conserve" established mores. They maintain established, traditional ways. The very definition of the word is conformist.
"He loves God". You must be kidding. How is sleeping with a porn star "loving God"? How is being married three different times "loving God"? Isn't getting divorced explicitly forbidden in the Bible, by God? What about cursing? What about cheating on your spouse? What about denigrating women? I mean, it's one thing not to care about his foibles, but to actually say that he "loves God" to justify your own faith in him. That is seriously psychologically questionable.
I like that he's exposed the Republican party for who they truly are, a party that is willing to nominate a child molester and full-blown Nazi for public office. I like that he's so obvious in his attempts to undermine the checks on his power that independent voters will swing to the left in the November elections.
Sarcasm aside, I do like that he's allowing immigration officials to enforce the laws of our country. It's unfortunate that families have to be broken apart, but that's not on him but lax policies that allowed things to go unchecked for far too long.
Valeant, Please site a reference that our President Molested a child? This is a despicable thing to say about anyone without absolute proof. Do you realize the internet offers anyone to say anything, and smear someones name? I could do the same to you. You would have no defense what so ever. In regards to"swinging to the left". It appearance you would rather see America go backwards? The president is doing a good job, and hopefully will continue to do so. He is problem solving, something we in the USA are not accustom to. Very sad to see such an insult on a man that clearly is working for us all.... Please site a reference in regards to your molestation charge.
Sharlee, I was talking about the Republican party and their backing Roy Moore in Alabama. Please go back and read my post again. And since you seem out of the loop, the full-blown Nazi remark is a reference to Illinois, also not to Trump.
Trump's endorsement of an accused child molester and the financial endorsement by the party after the accusations are what I'm referring to. The fact that over 90% of Republicans still voted for Moore says it all. The party would rather have an accused child molester in office rather than someone in Doug Jones who was a former prosecutor for the state.
An accusation is reason to be barred from congress or refuse financial help to an entire party? That would be a great way to keep any and all candidates you don't like from running - just accuse them of something, true or not and they can no longer run for office.
Perhaps we should accuse all liberals of child molestation and fix congress the hard way!
Wow...a woman accuses a man of doing something 40 years ago. She doesn't say a word about it UNTIL he runs for office. Since he lost his Senate campaign...she's faded away. If it's so true...why didn't she file a lawsuit? She could've filed a civil lawsuit. If it was so true, the discovery process would unlock a lot of things in her life as well as judge Roy Moore's. Maybe Republicans aren't as naive and gullible and the Democrats.
I can't stand this basic line of reasoning - that if a woman waits to make an accusation, she's lying, particularly where sexual assault is concerned.
I know a woman, and this happened recently, where she was harassed out of her job by a man. She pursued legal action, but had to settle for a pittance because the case was going to take years and years.
Women don't make these accusations because NOBODY SEEMS TO BELIEVE THEM WHEN THEY DO and they fear retribution and they fear being called names and called a liar and just about everything else you can think of. Now, women are realizing, for better or worse, that what power they do have is in numbers and in the media.
Naturally men are skeptical and critical because most of us will never have anything like this happen to us in our lifetime and can't understand it at all.
More power to the women telling their truth and less power to all the creeps out there.
Did the woman you know wait decades and only come out to publicly accuse her attacker when he ran for public office? She only got a pittance is not the point. She got on public record what happened to her. The information obtained by investigators is a matter of public record. That's what filing a lawsuit does. My question remains why did they only come out when he ran for public office, wait decades and refuse to file a lawsuit? Why did they just go away when the public eye was gone? According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center one in ten rape allegations are false. Innocent men have had their lives and reputations destroyed because of a false allegation of rape. Not all allegations of rape are true. So, how do innocent men get past such a horrible untrue allegation?
It's super interesting that so many men are so concerned about the 1 in 10 men who might get accused, but couldn't seem to care less about the 9 in 10 men who are guilty and the women who can't get justice because a rape can be difficult to prove.
In principle though, anyone who falsely accuses somebody of assault or rape is a despicable individual who should face consequences for his/her actions.
And I will say this, being a survivor of sexual assault myself, if I knew who my assailant was and I could humiliate that person in public or ruin his life, I would happily do so.
And just so there's no confusion, I'm a man.
I just have to laugh or else I’d cry.
Yes, it’s unfortunate that men are occasionally falsely accused. But certainly no more unfortunate than the fact that 1 in 4 women are sexually assaulted and most don’t bother coming forward because we know the reaction is going to be like the one above.
And so she's on the public record, so what? She no longer has a job and her assailant kept his job and she's screwed and he's not even though he's guilty and she did nothing wrong.
This is a common experience for women, but let's talk about the men who are falsely accused.
But you know what lots of people are saying: "she must have been lying", "why didn't she keep better records?" "Why did she wait a year before filing the law suit?" "Why didn't she tell somebody while it was going on?" "If she really believed in her case, she wouldn't have taken the money."
If the rape case was the reason she was fired, I suggest she speak with an attorney to see if she has a case against the company. In many states, firing someone under these circumstances is criminal. At the least, it may be a good case for a civil suit. I hope she has a support system to help her fight this situation. I'm sure we can agree, it's not right.
It wasn't rape. It was age discrimination, sex discrimination, and harassment. She had an attorney. They settled. She had to or she would have been in court for years. This was a job she performed exceptionally well, with great reviews, for years.
I'm just saying, this is something women deal with a lot - men who have problems with women and express it in different ways and they are powerless to get justice because the system crushes them.
I've seen age and sex discrimination on the job, and even harrassment (by an employee rather than a supervisor - she was fired).
And I've heard an awful lot of claims of age/sex discrimination - "I didn't get the job/promotion/raise because I'm over 50, or because I'm a woman!". Problem is that it is almost impossible to prove - claims are a dime a dozen but few bosses will come right out and say "You didn't it because of your sex" (although my son was fired when a kid, and was told exactly that - they wanted an all girl crew in the fast food joint). It's very to say, and even to believe, but proving it in a court is difficult in the extreme.
One of the things I like best is that both his campaign and his presidency have exposed the MSM. I'm also really pleased that political correctness has taken a hard hit to the port bow. I view the PC operation as the US's version of Mao's "Cultural Revolution" to revise all cultural norms and place restrictions on what you could say, think, and believe. Before Trump came along, it had become pretty much verboten to speak of certain facts.
Media credibility has actually gone up thanks to Trump.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trum … SKCN1C813L
The exception of course is Fox News, which tells its viewers that all media is lying (except for Fox News).
Try four. And he got banned from a mall for hitting on underaged girls.
"Mall officials told us they are not in possession of records that would identify who was banned in the late 1970s and 1980s. A Gadsden Mall spokeswoman told us"
https://www.snopes.com/2017/11/17/roy-m … een-girls/
Again, an unsubstantiated claim.
If these women are telling the truth, why wait until he runs for office to come forward and make such an allegation? Why not file a civil lawsuit? Why not put Moore through the discovery process? If they were to do this, they would have the support of the country.
In the same article....
“It started around 1979, I think,” Legat said. “I know the ban was still in place when I got there.” Legat recalled a Gadsden police officer named J. D. Thomas, now retired, who worked security at the mall. “J. D. was a fixture there, when I was working at the store,” Legat said. “He really looked after the kids there. He was a good guy. J. D. told me, ‘If you see Roy, let me know. He’s banned from the mall.’ ” Legat recalled Thomas telling him, “If you see Moore here, tell me. I’ll take care of him.’ ”
Again, no documentation. In court this type of a statement would be considered "hearsay." Unfortunately, this is not proof of anything but another accusation. Should there be documentation from the mall, some type of report, but trust me, after 40 years the memory gets a little fuzzy about things.
Look at the Rob Porter situation - plenty of documentation.
Still, until it was uncovered by the media, there was no action, even support for him. Again, it wasn't until the story got out that something was done.
And I would caution anyone against making this a political issue. There are plenty examples on both sides of the aisle.
I'm pleased that we have a President that is more than just a floor mat for the rest of the world to walk on as they enter the financial vaults of America for funding to buy what they don't want to spend for themselves. I like the idea that the income from trade agreements will flow both ways instead of just away from Americans and into the pockets of foreign countries.
I like the idea of fully vetting visitors and refugees, not to mention immigrants, before they enter the country, and doubly so when they come from countries with rampant terrorist activity. I like having a president that enforces the law rather than deciding that Congress passed an immoral law and therefore it should not be enforced. I like the idea of accepting his oath of office to protect our borders, whether with a brick, steel, electronic or personnel wall. I fully support the idea of ending chain immigration and changing the system to a merit based one - we are not responsible for curing the ills of the world.
I fully appreciate the effort to compromise in the immigration issue, giving a route to citizenship for dreamers while strengthening our entire system to one better for us rather than one designed solely to benefit the citizens of other countries.
I like the refusal to collapse before every two bit dictator in the world that tries to posture and flex their muscle. We haven't seen that since Kennedy and the Cuban crises.
On the negative side I wish he'd reign in his mouth some and I have increasing concerns of the perception that Trump's god, or at least his interpretation of what that god wants, is becoming more important than the nation or it's people. Whether that perception is true or it's a facade to placate voters is still to be seen; hopefully it is merely the latter.
Crankalicious, I'm a conservative Independent and I like many of the things Trump is doing too, and feel the major news outlets aren't giving him a fair shake.
You jut reminded me of many more things I like about President Trump....
To people who will elect anyone who they think will make them richer: seen the stock market lately?
To the people who will elect anyone who says they are anti-abortion: did you see where congress voted last week against making abortion illegal after 20 weeks of pregnancy?
Do you see where that kind of one-issue voting is taking you?
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