Today in Trump's new term as President

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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:16 am

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Post by philip964 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:26 am

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/20/senate- ... -wall.html

Maybe he will veto it.

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philip964 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:26 am
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/20/senate- ... -wall.html

Maybe he will veto it.

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/4222 ... y-comments

Trump unfollows Anne Coulter after joke presidency tweet.
If Trump wants to be re-elected, he will veto the bill. I seriously believe if he gives in on this, he's done.


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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by philip964 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:58 pm

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/20/ryan-sa ... tdown.html

5 billion for Wall or Trump will Veto

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Post by TreyHouston » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:22 pm

He reads MY posts only
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Post by Redneck_Buddha » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:20 pm

Mattis resigns and insinuates unilateral announcement of draw down in Syria was the last straw. Getting a little harder to put lipstick on this pig. And this from a Trump voter.
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Post by philip964 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:28 pm

Redneck_Buddha wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Mattis resigns and insinuates unilateral announcement of draw down in Syria was the last straw. Getting a little harder to put lipstick on this pig. And this from a Trump voter.
https://apnews.com/6ebe8b39476240d194c57c7dbb54d43e

Unfortunate for the country. Sad to learn.

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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:36 am

philip964 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Redneck_Buddha wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Mattis resigns and insinuates unilateral announcement of draw down in Syria was the last straw. Getting a little harder to put lipstick on this pig. And this from a Trump voter.
https://apnews.com/6ebe8b39476240d194c57c7dbb54d43e

Unfortunate for the country. Sad to learn.
I disagree. The President has a plan, Mattis disagrees with the plan so he decided to leave office. Mattis never felt strongly enough to resign about any of the things Obama did to the military that are still negatively affecting the services, what does that say about him?
It's time America takes a step back from military adventures all over the world. We have been at war continuously in Afghanistan since 9/11/01, still no end in sight. We have spent or allocated trillions of dollars to Middle East wars, most of that through additional indebtedness.

Before anyone jumps on me about my stance, let me make it clear I support the men and women of our military 100%. It's just time to quit sending them to die or be maimed in order to project the political agenda of the swamp.

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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:19 pm

bblhd672 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:36 am
philip964 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Redneck_Buddha wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Mattis resigns and insinuates unilateral announcement of draw down in Syria was the last straw. Getting a little harder to put lipstick on this pig. And this from a Trump voter.
https://apnews.com/6ebe8b39476240d194c57c7dbb54d43e

Unfortunate for the country. Sad to learn.
I disagree. The President has a plan, Mattis disagrees with the plan so he decided to leave office. Mattis never felt strongly enough to resign about any of the things Obama did to the military that are still negatively affecting the services, what does that say about him?
It's time America takes a step back from military adventures all over the world. We have been at war continuously in Afghanistan since 9/11/01, still no end in sight. We have spent or allocated trillions of dollars to Middle East wars, most of that through additional indebtedness.

Before anyone jumps on me about my stance, let me make it clear I support the men and women of our military 100%. It's just time to quit sending them to die or be maimed in order to project the political agenda of the swamp.
China's military advancement and buildup is of major concern. Russia is rebuilding and modernizing its military and recently unveiled a hypersonic weapon the Pentagon says we cannot defeat. Isolationism will not work with not one but two major-power enemies ramping up for war against us and our allies. The loss of Mattis is a major blow to the country. Bump-stocks won't cost Trump votes in any significant number. The loss of Mattis will reverberate through conservatives. If Mattis runs for President, then . . .

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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by Pawpaw » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:43 pm

bblhd672 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:36 am
I disagree. The President has a plan, Mattis disagrees with the plan so he decided to leave office. Mattis never felt strongly enough to resign about any of the things Obama did to the military that are still negatively affecting the services, what does that say about him?
Actually, it speaks very highly about his character. A general resigning has exactly zero political impact. It wouldn't have even rated a footnote. As long as he stayed in uniform, he had a chance to do some good for his men, in spite of Obama. Being SecDef is a whole new ball game. If he feels he can't do any good without directly opposing Trump, resigning is the only option. Anything else would just harm the country he spent a lifetime serving.

I hate to see him go, but this is one more instance of him serving the country.
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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by philip964 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:09 pm

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/21/supreme ... dure-.html

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Post by philip964 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:42 pm

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/21/us-stoc ... fears.html

Trump owned the stock market rise. Never a good idea since the President isn’t the reason the stock market goes up or down.

Obama had a great stock market record, so did Clinton.

Obama’s market went up because it was down so far.

With Clinton it was Al Gores invention of the internet.

Economy seems good at the moment. Not sure of the reason for the big sell off.

Republicans losing the house? Business usually likes a divided government. Government shutdown? Rising interest rates? Trump’s potential tariffs? Maybe.
Trump impeachment? Maybe.

Or is it going from 6000 to 26000 without a correction at some point is impossible. Could be.


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Post by Alf » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:46 pm

philip964 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:42 pm
Trump owned the stock market rise. Never a good idea since the President isn’t the reason the stock market goes up or down.
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Maybe shutting down the government will help. :lol:


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Post by rotor » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:08 pm

I don't know if Mattis is right or wrong but if one disagrees with the president than resigning is the right thing to do. My personal experience with generals is that they are not necessarily the smartest men in the world and that their self interest is not to wind things down but to keep things going. We also have a civilian commander in chief and one follows his orders in our system. The U.S. can not be the policemen of the world. We have enough men and women put in body bags over this fight and not enough of our "allies" doing their fair share. At least we won't have one of the guys we are training turn around and kill one of us.
We pulled out of Viet Nam and I believe history has shown that it was a smart move and that relations with that country are at least acceptable now. Time will tell how this move goes but I don't see that our generals have been overly correct in the past.


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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by DXer » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:04 pm

If I recall, leaving Viet Nam was a collective decision arrived at over an extended period of time. The recent decision to exit Syria may have involved tea leaves.

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