Do you trust Donald Trump as a possible U.S. president? (feat. immortal lizards)

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

    82.3%
  1. Prospector

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    He's Deteriorating in Plain Sight"
    That is a direct quote from a Republican strategist as reported two hours ago by Business Insider:

    "He's deteriorating in plain sight," one Republican strategist who's in frequent contact with the White House told Insider on Friday.

    Some of the new concern is related to Trump’s continuing insistence on saying he was right that Dorian could hit Alabama, which several diaries here are currently discussing.

    But what people are telling Business Insider reveals the degree to which those who are seeing him up close are concerned he is totally cracking up:

    Asked why the president was obsessed with Alabama instead of the states that would actually be affected by the storm, the strategist said, "you should ask a psychiatrist about that; I'm not sure I'm qualified to comment."

    One person who was close to Trump's legal team during the Russia investigation told Insider his public statements were "nothing compared to what he's like behind closed doors.”

    "He's like a bull seeing red," this person added. "There's just no getting through to him, and you can kiss your plans for the day goodbye because you're basically stuck looking after a 4-year-old now."

    "No one knows what to expect from him anymore," one former White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations about the president, told Insider. "His mood changes from one minute to the next based on some headline or tweet, and the next thing you know his entire schedule gets tossed out the window because he's losing his s---."

    Here’s a bit from Susan Glasser’s story in the New Yorker on Sept. 3rd:

    I counted more than forty tweets mentioning China last month. They veered wildly, almost day to day and hour to hour, on whether a deal or a whole new round of tariffs was imminent.

    He cancels a trip to Denmark because they won’t sell him Greenland. He cancels a trip to Poland (whom he then congratulates for getting invaded by the Nazis 80 years ago) saying he has to monitor Hurricane Dorian, then goes golfing for much of the weekend. When he did travel abroad, to the G7 in Biarritz, he made so many outlandish claims that even those leaders who thought they had figured out how to put up with him were reduced to stunned silence.
     
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  2. Beeds07

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    YIKES
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  3. NCHusker88

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  5. Lyrtch

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    the ten page stagger debate on libertarian ideals from years ago was the last time i took a libertarian seriously

    it was so dumb
     
  6. JeremyLambsFace

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    How many of that 18.1% that aren't yet banned are ready to put your hand in the air and say you fucked up
     
  7. Gaknight

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    Lmao
     
  8. BayouMafia

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    40wwttamgib and Name P. Redacted like this.
  9. Tobias

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    to be completely honest, i stand by my "no" vote
     
  10. prerecordedlive

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    I think I did that years ago, but I also registered Democrat and voted Hilldawg between the time this poll occurred and the election.
     
  11. Redav

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    I wish we could change our votes because I think I'd be a firm yes now
     
  12. NCHusker88

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    Very brave of you to admit this thank you for putting yourself out there
     
  13. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    i was right back then too
     
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  14. Stagger Lee

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    You got whatever I said worddoc'd? I'm not searching through 39 pages.

    Edit. Nvmd. see it above
     
  15. Stagger Lee

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    I think Trump is a crazy narcissist -- stand by it

    and I don't like his politics -- stand by it.

    But I do believe he, more than any candidate in this cycle outside of Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders, will or will make every reasonable effort to hold true to his campaign platform. So in that limited sense, I have some trust in him (or as much trust as you can have in an ego maniac who has never been told "no" in his life). With benefit of hindsight, bad opinion

    I think he is a safer bet than Cruz and Hillary in terms of keeping us out of wars and scaling back US imperialistic foreign policy. -- stand by it

    However, I think his economic policies, particularly his restrictions on trade, would be disastrous. -- stand by it

    Not on the same level as Bernie, but a disaster nonetheless - stand by it

    If I had to vote between the two, I would vote for him over Hillary to avoid what an unprecedented imbalance on the SCOTUS, which would have irreparable consequences. -- stand by it
     
  16. Bo Pelinis

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    That more than anything, looks real bad Todd.
     
  17. Lyrtch

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    not if you have mad max ancap fantasies
     
  18. NCHusker88

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    I can smell the right wing propaganda wafting off that post from here
     
  19. Stagger Lee

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    Y'all must delights to be around in real life
     
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  20. Gaknight

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    I am actually
     
  21. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    imbalance on the court isn't an issue when you like the new justices i suppose?
     
  22. Tobias

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    really depends on the day for me
     
  23. Gaknight

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    New bought and paid for Supreme Court Justices with dark money and a possible history of sexual abuse is ok since they wont let women get abortions for any reason and will ban refugees from entering the country.
     
  24. Bo Pelinis

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    I'm sure I have some very embarrassing posts from my small l libertarian phase (which was just a move away from being R and ultimately to D) but, like, after actually living some real shit it's pretty obvious that anarcho capitalism is insane fantasy that won't ever happen and even moving towards it just shits on those most vulnerable and historically oppressed groups. Not great Bob.
     
  25. Lyrtch

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    Yeah I can never decide if that's the goal of libertarians and they hide behind magical ideology in the face of all evidence or if they are that delusional
     
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  26. Lyrtch

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    What a sad attempt at deflection for the record
     
  27. Can I Spliff it

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    lol people have to die so stagger lee can feel okay about supreme court decisions
     
  28. Joe_Pesci

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    i want the freedom to work in a county-sized foxconn iphone factory
     
  29. Bo Pelinis

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    I think it's as ideological as any semi-mainstream political bent in American politics. I don't think most are heartless shitbirds. I think it's real (albeit misguided) Faith in the free market.
     
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  30. NCHusker88

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    I think it's mostly comparable to a religion. The absence of evidence is irrelevant when you throw faith into the mix. The important thing is that they believe in it.
     
  31. Lyrtch

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    Yeah I'm mostly an optimist so I feel the same way but seeing the people behind these movements give up the game occasionally makes me wonder how many swindlers there are
     
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  32. Bo Pelinis

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    And I'm not even anti free market to a certain extent. I just don't understand how you can look at history, especially with respect to the environment and how far behind historically oppressed groups find themselves through no fault of their own, and not question the role of government regulation beyond the court system and the right to contract.
     
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  33. NCHusker88

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    For discussion purposes we should just consider the free market to be a mythological and all powerful deity capable of righting all wrongs if we just believe in it hard enough. That's basically how libertarians operate.
     
  34. Redav

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    I've seen you say this in multiple threads but what happened to you?
     
  35. Stagger Lee

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    I just want 5 out of 4, "liberal" or "conservative," who believe the text the of the Constitution is paramount. Only 2/9 seem to follow that fundamental idea. I never understood why that is so controversial.
     
  36. JeremyLambsFace

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    Oh goodness can’t wait to read the responses
     
  37. Gaknight

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    So you stand by preferring Trump who did NOT nominate Judges that believe the text of the Constitution?
     
  38. Beeds07

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    Hey guys, this guy has set foreign relations back decades, he is a laughable example of why we need the 25th Amendment and his atrocities against blown people would be war crimes if we were at war, but I want the right to take away women's right to abortion. I don't get why that's so controversial?
     
  39. Lyrtch

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    i hesitate to even ask who those 2 are
     
  40. NCHusker88

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    What Stagger is actually saying is that he wants Justices who interpret the Constitution in the same way he does.
     
  41. Stagger Lee

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    You do realize he's not on the supreme court, right?
     
  42. Stagger Lee

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    Got to get back to work. I'll let y'all continue all the fun at my expense. Be nice!
     
  43. Lyrtch

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    imagine thinking textualism isn't post-hoc justification for partisanship

    imagine
     
  44. Daniel Ocean

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    He wants judges who limit the rights of those who aren’t rich, white, straight males
     
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  45. Tug

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    I also want SCOTUS judges that don’t understand the Constitution or law. Sign me up for some of that
     
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  46. Beeds07

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    A quote, by Stagger Lee

    "If I had to vote between the two, I would vote for him over Hillary to avoid what an unprecedented imbalance on the SCOTUS, which would have irreparable consequences."
     
  47. bertwing

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    Sorry that was just me, I farted.
     
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  48. BayouMafia

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    oh
     
  49. Tug

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    Why are your farts so racist?
     
  50. Can I Spliff it

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    Remember when Neil Gorsuch legalized torturing prisoners this past year