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http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/politics/donald-trump-campaign...

Hmm, someone has to tell Trump that he won the campaign. And if they are speaking about the campaign for 2020, it's a bit premature, no?

Just like Trump though, to use the campaign for 2020 as a tool, to be able to mouth off about current politics to his die-hard fan base. But I wonder, the article claims that his campaign is paying for it, I do hope that means they are paying the costs of the Secret Service, and other trappings that are required around the President. Not that he doesn't have the money, but that can get expensive quickly.

I have to give him credit, this is a savvy approach to keeping in touch with his base, and telling them everything they want to hear.

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Forget the whole campaign speak, and come up with an alternative explanation that doesn't demonize anyone. This is mine:

Donald really likes feeling admired and wanted. That was his favorite part of campaigning. Since he's come into office, he has seen very little, if any, positive press, he's seen huge crowds protesting him, incompetence from his advisors, and a lot of leaks showing that there is very little loyalty in his environment. If I was him, I'd be in a pretty foul mood, and would want some reminders that there's a lot of people that still have faith in me.

And how can we do that? With a rally or six.
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Drew1365 wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:
I have to give him credit, this is a savvy approach to keeping in touch with his base, and telling them everything they want to hear.


Yes, and "Obama did it, too," hitting the road after his 2012 win to continue to campaign for his policies.

And it's not a bad idea when your approval ratings are low.

It's also important to rally the voters to remind elected Republicans not to cave-in to the Washington Establishment as they are programmed to do.


I see a distinct difference between what Obama did, and what Trump is going to be doing. Obama pushes for his policies during the course of conducting his day to day duties. Trump is setting up a venue, inviting people, and holding the "rally" for the express and sole purpose of discussing his policies, and his future as President. They are not the same. Obama method incurs no, or little additional expense to the American taxpayer. I have no objections to what Trump is doing, as long as the American taxpayer is not foot with the bill.
 
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abadolato01 wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/politics/donald-trump-campaign...

Hmm, someone has to tell Trump that he won the campaign. And if they are speaking about the campaign for 2020, it's a bit premature, no?

Actually one of my biggest criticisms of Obama, despite Drew's claims otherwise, is that he did a terrible job of campaigning after he was elected. That is why the Democrats fared so poorly in the mid term elections.

I have zero issues with the president, even one I dislike as much as Trump, continuing to spend a large portion of their time talking to the voters after the election is over. In my opinion, it is exactly what the president should do. Many of our most famous presidents were well known for how effectively they communicated with the voters.
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Drew1365 wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:
I see a distinct difference between what Obama did, and what Trump is going to be doing.


That is to be expected.


And you don't see that difference that I mention, regardless of whether it is expected or not?
 
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Good news. We can now invoke the McConnell rule - no SCOTUS confirmations during a presidential campaign!
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Elfbane wrote:
Good news. We can now invoke the McConnell rule - no SCOTUS confirmations during a presidential campaign!


You Sir, are a genius for thinking of that!
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Elfbane wrote:
Good news. We can now invoke the McConnell rule - no SCOTUS confirmations during a presidential campaign!


So, given that it's always campaign season, no new SC justices.

Who is the actuarial pick for last SC justice, the person who would make the President look nothing like the most powerful person? And what happens with no SC justices? Fragmentation of the US with different laws in each appeal court district?

(Yes, I know it's silly.)
 
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Drew1365 wrote:
It's actually the "Biden Rule" going back to 1992.



Thanks for your continued lying on things like this. It givesus guidance on how to treat all your future utterances as well. Great job keep up the good work
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Drew1365 wrote:
It's actually the "Biden Rule" going back to 1992.



Yes, but the Biden rule wasn't enforced.
 
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Drew1365 wrote:
actuaryesquire wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
It's actually the "Biden Rule" going back to 1992.



Yes, but the Biden rule wasn't enforced.


Nevertheless, pretending that this somehow originated with Republicans is "disingenuous."



Claiming that the Biden rule said president would not be able to nominate and have his nominee go through the process is also s lie. Keep it up though you're Two for two
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actuaryesquire wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
It's actually the "Biden Rule" going back to 1992.



Yes, but the Biden rule wasn't enforced.


It was more what you'd call a "guideline" than an actual rule
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Drew1365 wrote:
actuaryesquire wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
It's actually the "Biden Rule" going back to 1992.



Yes, but the Biden rule wasn't enforced.


Nevertheless, pretending that this somehow originated with Republicans is "disingenuous."



Remember when Bush I nominated a Supreme Court Justice on March 16th, 1992 and Biden refused to hold hearings? Neither do I... because IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_opinion_polling_...

World polling prior to the election, apparently no one wanted Trump save for one country, give you a guess which one that was?

And what did the world get? Well, that is rather obvious now.
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MungSu wrote:
actuaryesquire wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
It's actually the "Biden Rule" going back to 1992.



Yes, but the Biden rule wasn't enforced.


It was more what you'd call a "guideline" than an actual rule


Really, it was just "one senator talking some shit that nobody acted on". How that gets elevated into a "rule" is beyond me, but there it is.
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MungSu wrote:
actuaryesquire wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
It's actually the "Biden Rule" going back to 1992.



Yes, but the Biden rule wasn't enforced.


It was more what you'd call a "guideline" than an actual rule


You forgot to say "Arrrrrr"

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Kumitedad wrote:
MungSu wrote:
actuaryesquire wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
It's actually the "Biden Rule" going back to 1992.



Yes, but the Biden rule wasn't enforced.


It was more what you'd call a "guideline" than an actual rule


You forgot to say "Arrrrrr"



Pirates of the Caribbean reference?
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Earliest campaign rally EVER.

Poor Twump. He wants to be wuvved, and doesn't know why evewybody doesn't just fawn all over him now that he's pwesident.
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