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GeorgiaBuff

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A couple of points...


I think Comey should have been fired. His firing did not obstruct justice. The FBI has been given every opportunity to seek justice. If anyone in this whole situation swayed the election, it was Jim Comey. According to Holman Jenkins in a recent WSJ Op-Ed, Jim Comey may have allowed fake Russian intelligence regarding Loretta Lynch to sway his opinion of the state of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. If that's true, shouldn't that be a fireable offense for an FBI Director?

I can't answer to the state of the conservative movement to a Reagan Republican but I can chime in regarding the divide between Trump supporters and the more traditional Republican party members from my perspective. Trump wins, Republicans can't get out of their own way. Prior to Trump, the party was left for dead, death by demographics. And Trump instantly changed all of that. Overnight. Republicans complained about Obamacare for seven years and then failed to produce a palatable alternative, Trump is forcing one. Republicans supported a candidate who invented the individual mandate in 2012, or at least owned that during the debates, and the true around and fail to support the man who eventually got it killed. Answering the question of how did the Republican party get here also demands recognition of a broader revolution - from Brexit to Trump to Bernie to Arab Spring, etc. People in this country have never enjoyed a higher standard of living and yet revolted in the polls. I'm included in that camp. I didn't want a President's wife to win, I wanted the real estate developer because I honestly believe that the country will be better off for it. The entire political class is being forced to redefine themselves and voters are having this exact conversation which is, what is a republican and what is a democrat. My mom is a long time civil rights Democrat who doesn't believe the Democrats support those values anymore.

Trump is not perfect. I don't particularly like what I hear regarding trade with China and I flip-flop on nafta but I also appreciate his position which is to push on all of the traditionally accepted norms as a way of allowing for the possibility of change. Thats what he was doing when having a discussion about merit based immigration. That's a great conversation that Dick Durbin and CNN destroyed.

Look, Trump got taxes cut and in all probability had this real estate developer not come along, taxes would have been increasingly perverted. That's a big issue with me. I didn't see it as a mandate on racism or nationalism. I live in a state where Trump won and the governor who passed the infamous "bathroom bill" lost. Racists or hate mongers didn't flood the polls, tax cutters did. People who simply don't believe that Washington can be fixed just don't want more of their money going in that direction. And they hate the media. And they also love the fact that Trump calls it like he sees it and shoves it in the face of those who pretend to be offended. That won't hurt anybody. It's good for them. Everyone will be fine.

Out of curiosity, what is your position on supply side economics? I'm sure you are aware but we are delving into a un-provable subject. But I'm interested in your thoughts.

(In response to this post by Portland)

Posted: 01/17/2018 at 3:48PM



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Trump Obstruction of Justice -- cswilliam 01/16/2018 9:46PM
  Nooooo! -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 09:50AM
  Which assertion? -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 4:24PM
  Instructions to Bannon. ** -- hawg1 01/17/2018 5:44PM
  General Kelly says that did not happen -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 6:38PM
  I gave you push back on this at the time -- BarkingDogBuff 01/17/2018 9:47PM
  By the way, you're on borrowed time -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 4:30PM
  I’m retired. Got out 9 years ago. ** -- hawg1 01/17/2018 5:46PM
  Re: Nooooo! -- Buffs4Ever 01/17/2018 3:26PM
  Nowhere does the DOJ -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 4:06PM
  I posted a great video on the electoral college for you -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 2:08PM
  It’s worse than that -- BarkingDogBuff 01/17/2018 2:06PM
  Interesting. -- Portland 01/17/2018 12:46PM
  Obama won because -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 12:54PM
  Anybody who supports him is racist ** -- cu2x 01/17/2018 2:57PM
  Post the racist screams you speak of -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 2:10PM
  You're brainwashed -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 4:00PM
  I don't think that is racism, here' s why... -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 6:49PM
  Re: I don't think that is racism, here' s why... -- Gateway 01/17/2018 10:17PM
  Re: I don't think that is racism, here' s why... -- Buffs4Ever 01/17/2018 7:37PM
  That's right. I voted for Trump and I'm not a racist. -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 4:25PM
  My wife voted for him too -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 4:34PM
  Give me a break -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 4:38PM
  🍊 -- H.I. McDunnough 01/17/2018 6:12PM
  That's what I thought. Nothing. ** -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 2:52PM
  Do you own here? -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 2:28PM
  No....not bad. Just weird. ** -- Gateway 01/17/2018 1:58PM
  I'll answer your question. -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 11:33AM
  Why do companies spend trillions on advertising -- Portland 01/17/2018 1:39PM
  To sell products -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 2:00PM
  Yes EXACTLY!!! To sell products! -- Portland 01/17/2018 2:13PM
  Because Putin wanted a stronger US economy! -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 2:26PM
  You are not answering my questions. -- Portland 01/17/2018 2:36PM
  I do not agree with you -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 2:51PM
  You are setting up false dichotomies. -- Portland 01/17/2018 3:16PM
  A couple of points... -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 3:48PM
  Re: A couple of points... -- Buffs4Ever 01/17/2018 7:27PM
  I appreciate why you voted the way you did. -- Portland 01/17/2018 4:35PM
  Hold up... -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 4:48PM
  Re: Hold up... -- Buffs4Ever 01/17/2018 8:42PM
  ???? -- Portland 01/17/2018 5:15PM
  Perhaps. When 50%=36% ** -- BarkingDogBuff 01/17/2018 11:36AM
  LOL!! ** -- buffdad 01/17/2018 10:32AM
  Now who's the one "dropping it"? ** -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 11:40AM
  What is wrong with you? -- buffaloaded 01/17/2018 1:00PM
  Aren't you the nitpicker -- buffaloaded 01/17/2018 1:17PM
  You said something that wasn't true, I called you on it -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 1:32PM
  I totally agree -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 10:57AM
  No, exactly No. -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 11:28AM
  Right that money he spent that we got nothing for -- BarkingDogBuff 01/17/2018 11:34AM
  The CBO disagrees with you -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 11:35AM
  At what cost? -- BarkingDogBuff 01/17/2018 11:54AM
  Here's how i look at it... -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 12:14PM
  "The smart people in the insurance market" -- buffaloaded 01/17/2018 1:14PM
  My comment came off more snarky than I care for -- BarkingDogBuff 01/17/2018 12:42PM
  Your position is fair, in my opinion -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 12:52PM
  Re: Trump Obstruction of Justice -- Gateway 01/16/2018 9:48PM
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