Orange is the new President

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by JasonL » 11 May 2019, 14:07

Do people say that?

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Hugh Akston » 11 May 2019, 14:45

I guarantee you can find someone saying so in the H&R comments. I doubt any libertarian intellectuals with half a brain would make that claim, so you can probably find Wayne Allyn Root saying it.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 11 May 2019, 14:53

Plenty of libertarians are still beating the "At least he isn't Hillary" drum.
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Orange is the new President

Post by JasonL » 11 May 2019, 15:19

I know the “better than killary” types but I’d not heard “is best libertarian” anywhere. If it exists it’s gonna be in that “Preserve western values” camp.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 11 May 2019, 15:23

Donderooooooooo was handing out pamphlets by Trump Tower in 20 below weather back in the day, I'm sure.

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Re: Orange is the new President

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 11 May 2019, 16:04

By that dude’s logic (deregulation, anti-war, etc.) Jimmy Carter is the most libertarian president since the New Deal. And that’s not even including Paul Volcker.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 11 May 2019, 20:17

"Donald Trump: the most libertarian president since Silent Cal"
On multiple fronts, Trump and his advisors, notably Mick Mulvaney, have managed a record-setting list of accomplishments that leave past self-aggrandizing constitutional conservatives in the dust. On key issues of regulatory reform, rolling back federal power, appointing constitutionalist judges, and rethinking America’s place on the international stage, Trump is setting the gold standard for future libertarian and conservative presidents.
Yeah, nothing says "rolling back federal power" like building kiddie concentration camps and expanding ICE and the Border Patrol so as to fill them.

I'll go out on a limb and predict that the Hit and Run commenters who mourned Roy Moore's loss on the grounds that he was "more libertarian" than Doug Jones also approve of Trump's pro-liberty bona fides, too.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Aresen » 11 May 2019, 20:41

Jennifer wrote:
11 May 2019, 20:17
I'll go out on a limb and predict that the Hit and Run commenters who mourned Roy Moore's loss on the grounds that he was "more libertarian" than Doug Jones also approve of Trump's pro-liberty bona fides, too.
Jennifer, that's no challenge at all. (It was the first article that came up when I searched for 'Roy Moore' on Reason.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 11 May 2019, 20:53

Aresen wrote:
11 May 2019, 20:41
Jennifer wrote:
11 May 2019, 20:17
I'll go out on a limb and predict that the Hit and Run commenters who mourned Roy Moore's loss on the grounds that he was "more libertarian" than Doug Jones also approve of Trump's pro-liberty bona fides, too.
Jennifer, that's no challenge at all. (It was the first article that came up when I searched for 'Roy Moore' on Reason.
I said I'd go out on a limb. I didn't say how high or wide that limb was. ("About three feet" is the answer to both. 'Twas a very low-risk limb to go out on.)
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 12 May 2019, 12:34

Pence is either trolling or he has the world's worst irony meter.
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We could end the drug war tomorrow if Ivanka invested in Afghan poppies.
The New York Times wrote:The $200 billion wave still protected some hot consumer items — particularly clothing — from tariffs.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 15 May 2019, 04:49

According to John Yoo, Trump has declared more national emergencies is 2 years than any president, aside from Lincoln, has declared in their entire presidencies. Lincoln, it’s fair to say, had a real national emergency that he was dealing with.
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Post by lunchstealer » 15 May 2019, 05:06

Mo wrote:According to John Yoo, Trump has declared more national emergencies is 2 years than any president, aside from Lincoln, has declared in their entire presidencies. Lincoln, it’s fair to say, had a real national emergency that he was dealing with.
Yeah and Roosevelt II had a couple issues crop up as well. And going on 13 years, give or take.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Hugh Akston » 15 May 2019, 10:31

Is John Yoo a trustworthy source now?
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 15 May 2019, 13:01

Hugh Akston wrote:
15 May 2019, 10:31
Is John Yoo a trustworthy source now?
As someone who loves unfettered executive power and a factoid that is pretty easily quantifiable and not opinion based, I'd expect this to be pretty accurate.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Aresen » 18 May 2019, 19:58

Amash calls conduct Trumpeachable
A Michigan Republican and member of the House Freedom Caucus accused President Trump of "impeachable conduct" in a break with his party.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) tweeted Saturday that the president's actions to potentially obstruct the now-shuttered special counsel investigation warrant impeachment by the House. He also accused Attorney General William Barr of "deliberately misrepresenting" Robert Mueller's report of the investigation's findings.

"Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of Congress have read the report," Amash wrote Saturday afternoon.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Ellie » 18 May 2019, 20:55

Has he still not released the full report? Is that weird? I am extremely well informed on this story, obviously
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 19 May 2019, 11:26

He's trying to use a meeting with the PM of Ireland as a way to generate revenue for his golf course.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politic ... -1.3897268

That alone would be impeachable...if the golf course were owned by a Democrat.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 19 May 2019, 11:40

He plans to celebrate Memorial Day by pardoning war criminals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/18/us/t ... rimes.html

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Hugh Akston » 19 May 2019, 14:33

thoreau wrote:
19 May 2019, 11:40
He plans to celebrate Memorial Day by pardoning war criminals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/18/us/t ... rimes.html

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Aresen » 19 May 2019, 15:56

thoreau wrote:
19 May 2019, 11:40
He plans to celebrate Memorial Day by pardoning war criminals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/18/us/t ... rimes.html

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Re: Orange is the new President

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Aresen wrote: DAR and I are among the few on this board who remember Nixon pardoning William Calley. It played well among the knuckle-draggers.
*ahem*

Very fine people

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Eric the .5b » 19 May 2019, 16:42

Aresen wrote:
19 May 2019, 15:56
thoreau wrote:
19 May 2019, 11:40
He plans to celebrate Memorial Day by pardoning war criminals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/18/us/t ... rimes.html

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DAR and I are among the few on this board who remember Nixon pardoning William Calley. It played well among the knuckle-draggers.
And there were a lot of those at the time. Did Jimmy Carter ever apologise for his public support of the guy?
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 19 May 2019, 16:42

If this Twitter thread about what the guy did are true -- Jesus fucking Christ, this man should not be roaming free.

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