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This is why even true conservatives dislike Trump & his supporters.

THIS WAS ON A FRIEND’S PAGE: An anguished question from a Trump supporter: ‘Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?’
THE SERIOUS ANSWER: Here’s what the majority of anti-Trump voters honestly feel about Trump supporters en masse:
That when you saw a man who had owned a fraudulent University, intent on scamming poor people, you thought "Fine." https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/04/10/trump-university-settlement-judge-finalized/502387002/
That when you saw a man who had made it his business practice to stiff his creditors, you said, "Okay." https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-hotel-paid-millions-in-fines-for-unpaid-work
That when you heard him proudly brag about his own history of sexual abuse, you said, "No problem." https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/list-trumps-accusers-allegations-sexual-misconduct/story?id=51956410
That when he made up stories about seeing Muslim-Americans in the thousands cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center, you said, "Not an issue." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/11/22/donald-trumps-outrageous-claim-that-thousands-of-new-jersey-muslims-celebrated-the-911-attacks/
That when you saw him brag that he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and you wouldn't care, you exclaimed, "He sure knows me." https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/23/president-donald-trump-could-shoot-someone-without-prosecution/4073405002/
That when you heard him relating a story of an elderly guest of his country club, an 80-year old man, who fell off a stage and hit his head, to Trump replied: “‘Oh my God, that’s disgusting,’ and I turned away. I couldn’t—you know, he was right in front of me, and I turned away. I didn’t want to touch him. He was bleeding all over the place. And I felt terrible, because it was a beautiful white marble floor, and now it had changed color. Became very red.” You said, "That's cool!" https://www.gq.com/story/donald-trump-howard-stern-story
That when you saw him mock the disabled, you thought it was the funniest thing you ever saw. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/donald-trump-criticized-after-he-appears-mock-reporter-serge-kovaleski-n470016
That when you heard him brag that he doesn't read books, you said, "Well, who has time?" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/americas-first-post-text-president/549794/
That when the Central Park Five were compensated as innocent men convicted of a crime they didn't commit, and he angrily said that they should still be in prison, you said, "That makes sense." https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/19/what-trump-has-said-central-park-five/1501321001/
That when you heard him tell his supporters to beat up protesters and that he would hire attorneys, you thought, "Yes!" https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trump-campaign-protests-20160313-story.html
That when you heard him tell one rally to confiscate a man's coat before throwing him out into the freezing cold, you said, "What a great guy!" https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/donald-trump-orders-protesters-coat-is-confiscated-and-he-is-sent-into-the-cold-a6802756.html
That you have watched the parade of neo-Nazis and white supremacists with whom he curries favor, while refusing to condemn outright Nazis, and you have said, "Thumbs up!" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/why-cant-trump-just-condemn-nazis/567320/
That you hear him unable to talk to foreign dignitaries without insulting their countries and demanding that they praise his electoral win, you said, "That's the way I want my President to be." https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-insult-foreign-countries-leaders_n_59dd2769e4b0b26332e76d57
That you have watched him remove expertise from all layers of government in favor of people who make money off of eliminating protections in the industries they're supposed to be regulating and you have said, "What a genius!" https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/12/29/138-trump-policy-changes-2017-000603
That you have heard him continue to profit from his businesses, in part by leveraging his position as President, to the point of overcharging the Secret Service for space in the properties he owns, and you have said, "That's smart!" https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2018-03-05/how-is-donald-trump-profiting-from-the-presidency-let-us-count-the-ways
That you have heard him say that it was difficult to help Puerto Rico because it was in the middle of water and you have said, "That makes sense." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/09/26/the-very-big-ocean-between-here-and-puerto-rico-is-not-a-perfect-excuse-for-a-lack-of-aid/
That you have seen him start fights with every country from Canada to New Zealand while praising Russia and quote, "falling in love" with the dictator of North Korea, and you have said, "That's statesmanship!" https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/02/politics/donald-trump-dictators-kim-jong-un-vladimir-putin/index.html
That Trump separated children from their families and put them in cages, managed to lose track of 1500 kids, has opened a tent city incarceration camp in the desert in Texas - he explains that they’re just “animals” - and you say, “Well, OK then.” https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/more-5-400-children-split-border-according-new-count-n1071791
That you have witnessed all the thousand and one other manifestations of corruption and low moral character and outright animalistic rudeness and contempt for you, the working American voter, and you still show up grinning and wearing your MAGA hats and threatening to beat up anybody who says otherwise. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/reports/2018/06/04/451570/confronting-cost-trumps-corruption-american-families/
What you don't get, Trump supporters, is that our succumbing to frustration and shaking our heads, thinking of you as stupid, may very well be wrong and unhelpful, but it's also...hear me...charitable.
Because if you're NOT stupid, we must turn to other explanations, and most of them are less flattering.
- Adam-Troy Castro



  • lafilafi PEx Rookie ⭐

    Regardless of the failure, President Donald J. Trump tells us again and again: "No, I don’t take responsibility at all."

  • lafilafi PEx Rookie ⭐
    Build that wall!  ROTFL

  • lafilafi PEx Rookie ⭐

    Colin Powell says he 'cannot in any way support' Trump; announces he will vote for Biden

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday became the latest member of the Republican Party’s old guard to announce that he will not be voting for President Trump in November’s general election.

    Powell’s admission comes amid rumors and speculation that a number of establishment Republican heavyweights have sworn off voting for Trump in favor of Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden. The New York Times reported former President George W. Bush – under whom Powell served as secretary of state – and frequent Trump critic, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, will not be voting for the current Oval Office occupant come November.

    “I certainly cannot, in any way, support President Trump this year,” Powell said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We have a Constitution and we have to follow that Constitution and the president has drifted away from it.”

    Powell instead made clear that when he heads to the ballot box this fall he will be casting his vote for Biden.

    "I'm very close to Joe Biden in a social matter and in a political matter," Powell said. "I've worked with him for 35, 40 years. And he is now the candidate and I will be voting for him."

    Powell added, however, that despite his backing of Biden’s White House run, he will not be hitting the campaign trail in support of the Democratic nominee.

    "Well, I haven't been asked [to campaign for Biden] and I don't think I will be," he said. "Campaigning is not my strong suit. I'll be speaking for him, but I don't plan to make campaign trips.”

    While this is not the first time that Powell has backed a Democrat over Trump – in 2016 he said he voted for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – his announcement does come at a time when many establishment Republicans are questioning their support of Trump following his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the widespread protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

    Along with Romney and former President Bush, the New York Times is reporting that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Cindy McCain, the wife of late Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, are also considering voting against Trump come November.

    The withering criticism of Trump by his own former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the admission by Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska that she is “struggling” with whether to vote for the sitting president of her own party have only increased the speculation that Trump could see a large mutiny on establishment Republicans in the general election.

    Still the president enjoys the support of Republican leaders in Congress – like Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina – as well as the backing of former rivals like Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky.

    Trump’s campaign, in a statement, did not seem concerned about the reports of establishment defections even as the president’s poll numbers continue to slip against Biden.

    “President Trump has the support of a record number of Republicans across the country,” Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said. “He leads a united party and will win in November.”

  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐
    lafi said:

    Colin Powell says he 'cannot in any way support' Trump; announces he will vote for Biden

    Kumusta na ang Weapons of Mass Destruction n i Saddam Hussein?  Ang dami ninyong nabola!    :rofl:     
  • lafilafi PEx Rookie ⭐
    edited June 8
    lafi said:

    Colin Powell says he 'cannot in any way support' Trump; announces he will vote for Biden

    Kumusta na ang Weapons of Mass Destruction n i Saddam Hussein?  Ang dami ninyong nabola!    :rofl:     

    Well your Dear Leader got fooled by Kim Jong-un.  Missile testing didn't stop.  His meetings with Kim gave North Korea legitimacy while he gained nothing.  Not even the Nobel Peace Prize he was craving for.  Poor baby.  ROTFL

  • Herr_StarrHerr_Starr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    lafi said:

    Colin Powell says he 'cannot in any way support' Trump; announces he will vote for Biden

    Kumusta na ang Weapons of Mass Destruction n i Saddam Hussein?  Damn Bush and Cheney! Ang dami ninyong nabola!    :rofl:     
    Corrected it for you.  ;)
  • DunedainDunedain PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    The Real Snowflake.  :)
  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐
    edited June 8

    :rofl:    :rofl:    :rofl:    
  • lafilafi PEx Rookie ⭐
    Trollmaster is having Obama-Biden wet dreams again.  ROTFL
  • DunedainDunedain PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    It just smells.  :o
  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐
    lafi said:
    Kumander HerrStarr is having Obama-Biden wet dreams again.  ROTFL

    mahilig kaya sa 3some yan!    :rofl:    :rofl:    

  • Herr_StarrHerr_Starr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    lafi said:
    Trollmaster is having Putin-Trump wet dreams again.  ROTFL

    mahilig ako sa 3some yan!    :rofl:    :rofl:    

    Try not to drool. 
  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐

    mahilig kaya sa 3some yan    :rofl:     :rofl:  

    Try not to join my fearsome 3some with Obama-Biden.

    Buking na!    :rofl:     :rofl:     

  • lafilafi PEx Rookie ⭐
    As requested by Trollmaster.  LMAO

  • crazy legscrazy legs PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Trump was called bunker boy so he did this.
  • lafilafi PEx Rookie ⭐
    They even have to lie about gassing the peaceful protestors.  How pathetic.

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    Nasdaq hits record as Fed expands Main St. lending program and cities reopen

    The S&P 500 is now positive for 2020

    The  Nasdaq Composite secured a record high Monday as investors remained optimistic over the reopening of the U.S. economy from COVID-19 lockdowns and as the Federal Reserve announced plans to enhance its Main Street lending program.

    The tech-heavy Nasdaq closed at 9,924.75, up 1.1 percent, extending its annual gain to 10.6 percent.

    TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %
    I:COMPNASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX9924.744771+110.66+1.13%

    The S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent, turning fractionally positive for the year, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 461 points or 1.72 percent.

    TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %
    SP500S&P 5003232.39+38.46+1.20%
    I:DJIDOW JONES AVERAGES27572.44+461.46+1.70%

    New York City entered phase one of its reopening plan on Monday, allowing construction and manufacturing to restart and retailers to open their doors for curbside and in-store pickups and drop-offs. Retailers and restaurants in Massachusetts also began reopenings.

    Additionally, the Federal Reserve announced enhancements to its Main Street lending program to further aid small businesses.

    Looking at stocks, airlines, cruise operators, booking sites and other travel-related names continued to shine as the reopening of America has yet to produce a feared second wave of COVID-19 infections.

    Big day for Stock Market. Smart money, and the World, know that we are heading in the right direction. Jobs coming back FAST. Next year will be our greatest ever!

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    How things will be better with a Democrat President:
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    Three reasons Joe Biden will never be president

    Joe Biden was sworn into the U.S. Senate on Jan. 3, 1973. He remained in the Senate until Jan. 15, 2009 — a span of 36 years. If history is any guide, that alone is a disqualifier in Biden's quest for the White House.

    What does 36 years in the Senate say about a politician? It says he is a senator — not a president.

    So the first reason Biden will not become president is that no one who served 36 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 30 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 25 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 20 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 15 years in the Senate has ever become president.

    It's not for lack of trying. Bob Dole, who was sworn into the Senate on Jan. 3, 1969, ran for president 27 years later, in 1996. He quit the Senate during the campaign to show his determination to become president. But his long years in the Senate, plus his age — he was 73 at the time and the subject of endless suggestions that he was too old to be president — were a deal-killer for voters.

    Others tried, too. In 2008, John McCain ran for president after 21 years in the Senate. It didn't work. In 2004, John Kerry ran for president after 19 years in the Senate. That didn't work, either.

    A long career in the Senate is simply not a foundation for a successful run for the White House. The most recent political figure to realize that was Barack Obama, who was sworn into the Senate in 2005 and two years later was running for the presidency — and to get out of the Senate.

    OK, put aside the Senate, Biden's supporters would say. What about his eight years as vice president? Certainly that could be the basis for a successful presidential run. But the second reason Biden will not become president is that the record of vice presidents on that score is not encouraging.

    Fourteen vice presidents have become president. Of those, eight became president upon the death of the president. Of that group, some were later elected to the White House, but they were running for the office as the sitting president.

    Others, such as George H.W. Bush, became president by running to succeed the president they served. They ran for president as the sitting vice president. When Bush did that, in 1988, it had not been done since 1836. It has not been done since.

    In any event, that is not Biden's situation. He served eight years as vice president but did not run to succeed Obama. Now, he is running as a private citizen.

    Only one president has gone from the vice presidency to private life and then to the presidency. Richard Nixon served as vice president in the 1950s, narrowly lost the 1960 presidential election, and then came back to win the presidency in 1968. That is Biden's hope — that a vice president can leave office and then, after a period outside government, return to win the White House.

    Perhaps. But Nixon, who spent less than three years in the Senate, became vice president a few days after turning 40 and was sworn in as president at 56 — more than two decades younger than Biden, who will be 78 on Inauguration Day, 2021.

    Finally, the third reason Biden will not be president is the "14-Year Rule." The idea of former George W. Bush speechwriter John McConnell, and popularized by writer Jonathan Rauch, it basically says that politicians have a strict sell-by date. "No one gets elected president who needs longer than 14 years to get from his or her first gubernatorial or Senate victory to either the presidency or the vice presidency," Rauch wrote. That has been true for a century.

    Biden didn't even get close. It took him 36 years to get from his first Senate victory to the vice presidency. If he wins the presidency now, it would be 47 years from that first Senate swearing-in until Inauguration Day.

    Of course, it's possible the 14-Year Rule, the "Too Long In The Senate Rule," and the "How Vice Presidents Become President Rule" might all be wrong in Biden's case. If so, he can frame this headline and hang it somewhere in the White House. But don't bet on it.

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