Orange is the new President

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by JD » 18 Nov 2019, 15:16

This is kind of chilling. From Hamilton's "Objections and Answers Respecting the Administration", 18 August 1792:
When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents, having the advantage of military habits—despotic in his ordinary demeanour—known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty—when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty—to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion—to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day—It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may “ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.”
The only thing Trump doesn't have is "the advantage of military habits". And in Federalist #65, he describes impeachment proceedings in a way that make it clear that nothing changes:
A well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments is an object not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective. The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself. The prosecution of them, for this reason, will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused. In many cases it will connect itself with the pre-existing factions, and will enlist all their animosities, partialities, influence, and interest on one side or on the other; and in such cases there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Aresen » 18 Nov 2019, 15:22

JD wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 15:16
This is kind of chilling. From Hamilton's "Objections and Answers Respecting the Administration", 18 August 1792:
When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents, having the advantage of military habits—despotic in his ordinary demeanour—known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty—when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty—to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion—to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day—It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may “ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.”
The only thing Trump doesn't have is "the advantage of military habits".


I'm not seeing "possessed of considerable talents" either.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Eric the .5b » 18 Nov 2019, 15:30

Trump is someone people will look at in future days and go, "This guy? Really?"
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 18 Nov 2019, 18:49

Future? I think of the line from the Man of All Seasons and I wonder, “It profit a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world. . . but for Trump!”
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 18 Nov 2019, 18:52

I think future generations will look at Trump and marvel at how good he was compared to the idiot who won the 2032 election.

America is not going to be improving, guys. We're riding this slide all the way to the bottom.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by JD » 19 Nov 2019, 10:00

Aresen wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 15:22
I'm not seeing "possessed of considerable talents" either.
I think "managed to become a TV show host and President despite being devoid of any other apparent talents" has to count for something.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Number 6 » 19 Nov 2019, 14:27

JD wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 10:00
Aresen wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 15:22
I'm not seeing "possessed of considerable talents" either.
I think "managed to become a TV show host and President despite being devoid of any other apparent talents" has to count for something.
Going broke running a casino also has to be a sort of talent.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jake » 19 Nov 2019, 16:18

Number 6 wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 14:27
JD wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 10:00
Aresen wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 15:22
I'm not seeing "possessed of considerable talents" either.
I think "managed to become a TV show host and President despite being devoid of any other apparent talents" has to count for something.
Going broke running a casino also has to be a sort of talent.
I've rarely seen someone so adept at self-incrimination.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Hugh Akston » 19 Nov 2019, 16:28

Jake wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 16:18
Number 6 wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 14:27
JD wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 10:00
Aresen wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 15:22
I'm not seeing "possessed of considerable talents" either.
I think "managed to become a TV show host and President despite being devoid of any other apparent talents" has to count for something.
Going broke running a casino also has to be a sort of talent.
I've rarely seen someone so adept at self-incrimination.
Speaking of which, Trump has expressed a desire to testify to the impeachment hearings in writing. I think I can speak for the entire nation and all of future history when I beseech him to testify in person.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by JasonL » 19 Nov 2019, 16:34

I can't handle the truth.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Ellie » 19 Nov 2019, 16:37

Dear Shifty Schiff,

Let's work out a good deal! You don't want to be responsible for a Witch Hunt. Don't be a tough guy!

I will call you later.

Sincerely,
Donald Trump
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Ellie » 19 Nov 2019, 17:30

Lt. Col. Vindman is a two-face. In some photos he's cute and in some he looks like Humpty Dumpty.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 19 Nov 2019, 22:02

JasonL wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 16:34
I can't handle the truth.
You have nothing to worry about.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 19 Nov 2019, 22:04

The Army had to put Vindman and his family under 24-hour protection after the military commander-in-chief made multiple anti-Vindman tweets.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 19 Nov 2019, 22:20

Jennifer wrote:The Army had to put Vindman and his family under 24-hour protection after the military commander-in-chief made multiple anti-Vindman tweets.
This is because Vindman hates da troops, and is probably buddies with Colin Kaepernick. Trump loves da troops and it is a shame that da troops are being forced to provide a security detail for a guy like Vindman. He has all sorts of questionable ties to eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Unlike Trump.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 19 Nov 2019, 22:26

thoreau wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 22:20
Jennifer wrote:The Army had to put Vindman and his family under 24-hour protection after the military commander-in-chief made multiple anti-Vindman tweets.
This is because Vindman hates da troops, and is probably buddies with Colin Kaepernick. Trump loves da troops and it is a shame that da troops are being forced to provide a security detail for a guy like Vindman. He has all sorts of questionable ties to eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Unlike Trump.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 19 Nov 2019, 22:30

A Hitman hired by Trump would shoot himself in the foot. Repeatedly.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Kolohe » 19 Nov 2019, 22:56

thoreau wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 19:39
I just find this amusing: The foreign ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt have been meeting in DC to resolve a dispute over a dam on the Nile, and apparently Trump was at one of the meetings.

I am struggling to imagine Trump trying to discuss this with the foreign ministers of 3 African countries.

"I've done lots of construction projects. Lots of construction. Dams, hotels, it's all just construction. Nobody knows construction like me."

"Nile river. Big river. Amazing river. So much water. It's unbelievable. And get this, you know, most people don't know this, but if you put a dam in you can get electricity out. It's amazing. But they do it."

"I guess you have a lot of the blacks in Ethiopia. I'm friends with Kanye West, he's one of yours."
You can't say Trump isn't great at The Nile.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by JasonL » 20 Nov 2019, 09:37

Buck Sexton be all like "why is Vindman's character so important but the whistleblower's isn't?" People I know be like "Benedict Arnold had a sterling military record".

People's grossest instincts come out. I think controversial supreme court nomination that tips the balance is probably the worst people get, but impeachment is right behind I think.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Shem » 21 Nov 2019, 10:16

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by lunchstealer » 21 Nov 2019, 11:10

I'm pretty sure there's a door on some SEAL base that need guarding that's too sensitive for the base MPs.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 21 Nov 2019, 11:30

Vindman just needs to shoot a few civilians. Then the GOP will love him.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 21 Nov 2019, 11:58

lunchstealer wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 11:10
I'm pretty sure there's a door on some SEAL base that need guarding that's too sensitive for the base MPs.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 21 Nov 2019, 12:04

One week before his scheduled retirement, Chief Gallagher should be tasked with helping MPs investigate a murder.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Aresen » 21 Nov 2019, 16:38

lunchstealer wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 11:10
I'm pretty sure there's a door on some SEAL base that need guarding that's too sensitive for the base MPs.
Maybe two or three:
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