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Simple Question :Do You Consider Donald Trump To Be Your President?


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#41 jfromba

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:36 AM

In the official sense, yes; but c'mon now...we all know that Bannon is the one who calls the shots. Or is it Putin?

 

Why is it that when a Republican is in office, the left always claims someone else is in charge, Bush/Cheney, Trump/Bannon/Putin, but when its a Democrat, its all them and no one else? Who was running it for Obama??



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:38 AM

Was Obama your President?

 

Technically Trump is my president.

But do I feel he represents me or any of my interests?

No, I do not.

Did I feel Bush, Ford, Reagan, Nixon represented any or most of my interests?

Absolutely.

 

So yes he is my President.

But I have no regard for the man.

I wish someone (I), had asked this question here when Obama was in office

I'm sure the board would have lit up with many a resounding, NO!

Such was the intensity of hatred that was spewed around here for the entire 8 years he was in office.

There were people on this board (many of the same people who defend and support Trump now)  who woke up with the roosters to crow how terrible Obama was and how he was ruining the country and that America was essentially in the toilet.

Obama wasn't their president and if they didn't say it in actual words they said it in a daily crusade 

of Obama bashing and some said it in actual words.

When they couldn't find fault with something he said or did or come up with a valid criticism they simply made stuff up.

One regular here in a particular would have a stream of Obama threads that were so ridiculous there would be dozens of views but not one response but that did not deter him(?) from coming up with more.

 

He wasn't their president.

And there was no shame in showing it.

 

This is a great post.  Thank you.



#43 Guido2

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:02 AM

Why is it that when a Republican is in office, the left always claims someone else is in charge, Bush/Cheney, Trump/Bannon/Putin, but when its a Democrat, its all them and no one else? Who was running it for Obama??

 

Ahhh A) maybe it is true  B) Obama was better at covering up his puppet masters? C) Rep. us the president as a 'front man' and do the wizard of oz thing and dems don't?      JMTs



#44 Guido2

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:11 AM

This is a great post.  Thank you.

 

I agree with georjec2,

To me ... like it or not...by vote and law Trump is the POTUS.

Now the question for the individual is; Is he 'my' president to me meaning, does he support and represent the ideas/ideals I as an individual want. In my case the answer is no. I can honor and recognize the office but that does not by default mean I have to honor or recognize the man.

Although his latest minion...the eraser head that says (sorry I forgot his name)....essentially 'he is the POTUS and he can do no wrong and you must obey'. Talk about a 'wwhhhhaaaaaatttt?????' moment.

 

Frankly, this is getting very scary. I read 'Mein Kampf' and have studied Hitlers rise to power,  the parallels are frightening.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:27 AM

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Edited by georjec2, 16 February 2017 - 11:29 AM.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:27 AM

absolutely not. and neither do millions of others

#47 georjec2

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:30 AM

This is a great post. Thank you.

Thank You!
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:05 PM

The selfish, its all about ME generation has inflated their importance beyond all reasonable criteria now

to the point they have to have "MY" President!

 

Well kiddies it doesnt work that way WE have a president,

you can like him, dislike him all you want, but WE still have a president.

 

This must be the result of 8 years of Obama worship.

Nothing like a cult of personality to screw things up.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:08 PM

The selfish, its all about ME generation has inflated their importance beyond all reasonable criteria now

to the point they have to have "MY" President!

 

Well kiddies it doesnt work that way WE have a president,

you can like him, dislike him all you want, but WE still have a president.

 

This must be the result of 8 years of Obama worship.

Nothing like a cult of personality to screw things up.

Good stuff!   :D   Convenient you've forgotten the 8 years of birthers!  :D



#50 mrsmlh

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:11 PM

The selfish, its all about ME generation has inflated their importance beyond all reasonable criteria now

to the point they have to have "MY" President!

 

Well kiddies it doesnt work that way WE have a president,

you can like him, dislike him all you want, but WE still have a president.

 

This must be the result of 8 years of Obama worship.

Nothing like a cult of personality to screw things up.

 

I don't remember seeing you call out the posters who said that Obama was their president.    I guess that was different cause you didn't like Obama.



#51 jtowne-swim

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:21 PM

Why is it that when a Republican is in office, the left always claims someone else is in charge, Bush/Cheney, Trump/Bannon/Putin, but when its a Democrat, its all them and no one else? Who was running it for Obama??

In the two examples you cite it is very well known that Chenny and Bannon are a heavy influence on the decision, if not they decision maker. No one said the same for Bush, Reagan, Ford or Nixon.  So it is not a Republican issue but an issue of those two who happen to be Republicans!


Edited by jtowne-swim, 16 February 2017 - 12:22 PM.

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#52 Pickle20

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:25 PM

I think he's a buffoon but he's everyone's president regardless of what they say.



#53 Sprightly

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:04 PM

Some posters seem to be a little upset at being asked this question.  I wonder if they were upset when other posters said Obama wasn't their president.  Fascinating.

 

Maybe posters don't have your excellent memory and would appreciate it if you would post those comments.


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#54 mrsmlh

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:09 PM

Maybe posters don't have your excellent memory and would appreciate it if you would post those comments.

 

You have got to be kidding.  You don't remember posters saying "He's not my president" re Obama for 8 years.  I wouldn't have taken you for one of the selective memory right wing nuts on here but maybe I was wrong.



#55 Sprightly

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:15 PM

You have got to be kidding.  You don't remember posters saying "He's not my president" re Obama for 8 years.  I wouldn't have taken you for one of the selective memory right wing nuts on here but maybe I was wrong.

 

Call me whatever you want but normally people demand a "link." I certainly do not remember who said what defended whom spoke out against what in all these threads. 

 

Never mind.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:20 PM

I am wondering now long it will be before MD Lottery comes out with a scratch of or a pick- the month-day-year for when Trump gets impeached.

 

I am watching his 'Solo' press conference.... I could just puke.

 

Admittedly I didn't like Obama much but at least he sounded like he had a brain instead of some punch drunk boxer.

 

Sidebar; after reading Obama's accomplishments (and failures) in summary after he left office I do have a much greater appreciation for the man. Yes the MAN.


Edited by Guido2, 16 February 2017 - 01:22 PM.


#57 zenwalk

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:21 PM

It's not that's he's not the president. It's that he won't act like one.


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#58 WKDWZD

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:35 PM

Maybe posters don't have your excellent memory and would appreciate it if you would post those comments.


I remember some.

http://talk.baltimor...-8#entry7304800

http://talk.baltimor...-2#entry6858975

http://talk.baltimor...-2#entry6877210

A full search would reveal more I'm sure.

Of course, many would no longer be here, some banned, some just baulked at the pay wall, I can remember one champ type fellow, among others.
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#59 luthersomd

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:53 PM

Of course.  Just like Hillary would have been and I despise her to the core. 

 

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#60 luthersomd

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:02 PM

I have always recognized every President in my lifetime as the President.  I recognize that Trump is the duly elected holder of the office.  

 

As such he becomes yours and my President.


Edited by luthersomd, 16 February 2017 - 04:03 PM.





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