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Trump calls CNN reporter a 'rude, terrible person' during explosive press conference

 
 
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2018 11:12 pm
What I find most disturbing is that Congress seems to forget why they are in office. They arn't there to glorify or deify a president, they are supposed, nay required to represent the people of their State.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 12:41 am
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

...he is the chief executive who serves at the pleasure of the voters.


This seems a little dumber than most of what you post. You really think that? Most of you aren't pleased with him, yet he remains President. Huh.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 04:40 am
@glitterbag,
just another step in the ladder toward fascism. When a president tries to rise above his constitutional duties (Which his oath of office clearly states) and to require fealty to HIM , rather than the US Constitution, he's walking us down the road , And I suggest we need to trim his "ambitions" or educate his misunderstandings about his limits of his power. (This pesumes a Congress that is not just a gutless gaggle of yes people).

woiyo
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 10:06 am
Accosta is a rude bully. Each time he tries to ask a "question", he want the show about himself. Did he apologize to the young intern to rudely holding and grabbing on to the microphone? How did he become the victim in this. I am glad Trump slapped him down and made him look like the fool in front of all those other reporters.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 12:34 pm
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

farmerman wrote:
just another step in the ladder toward fascism.
No. Fascism is a system where an entire society is organized around military service.

Your alleged historical literacy is atrocious. You're borderline illiterate in this department (be it intentional or self-delusional is up for questioning).

Quote:
fascism
noun
fas·​cism | \ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-
Definition of fascism
1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control
//early instances of army fascism and brutality

— J. W. Aldridge

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fascism

[fash-iz-uh m]

ExamplesWord Origin
See more synonyms for fascism on Thesaurus.com



noun
1.( sometimes initial capital letter ) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
2.( sometimes initial capital letter ) the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism.
3.( initial capital letter ) a political movement that employs the principles and methods of fascism, especially the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43.

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oralloy
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 01:08 pm
@tsarstepan,
Are the definitions that you provided supposed to conflict with my definition? The nationalism, social regimentation, and autocracy that your definitions refer to manifested in the form of glorifying the military and military service, using ancient Greek Spartans as their role model for a perfect society. All I did was describe fascism in plain English.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 01:09 pm
For a lot of people, and especially those on the right, Fascist or Nazi has come to be used as synonymous with "people and ideas I don't like." It has gotten so ridiculous that Lash bemoans "antifa" all the time and calls them fascist. Oralloy has called for the Democratic Party to be banned--a classic first step in any fascist regime.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 01:40 pm
@woiyo,
That young woman was way out of line, she grabbed at that mike like she was taking it away from a dog. She is just another one of Trumps mini-thugs who have been emboldened to attack the 'enemy'. That's why Sara Huckabee feels entitled to lie at those farcical press conferences, answers with contempt and flat calls the reporters liars. It's a national embarrassment that we have a petulant, spiteful adolescent in a position of power, it a national disgrace that the dregs feel powerful watching that lump of ill-mannered dreadful chutzpah reveling in his unchecked vulgar temper tantrums.

PUNKEY
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 02:44 pm
Two people who don’t like each other and one of them starts what’s supposed to be a Q&A with “I’m going to challenge you ...”

What did we think was going to happen?

Both did not disappoint.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 04:21 pm
@glitterbag,
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That young woman was way out of line


Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 04:32 pm
@Rahmounik,
Jim Acosta is not a reporter he is a pundit masquerading as one.

He didn't ask a "tough" question, he challenged Trump to a debate.

He is a self-absorbed, grandstanding twit.

He asked his question and it was answered, but that wasn't good enough for Acosta.

The fools who see this as another step towards a fascist state make me laugh. If we were even close to such a thing, Acosta would have been dragged out of the room.

His pass has been taken away...boo hoo!

CNN can send someone else and there will continue to be a mob of reporters making themselves look like fools by shouting out questions and wanting 15 follow-ups.

The hue and cry over this is a farce.


farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 04:42 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
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Acosta is not a reporter he is a pundit masquerading as one.
I agree , hes kinda like Sean Hannity or Lou Dobbs.
And Trump rises like an Old Big Mouth Bass and plays the "race card" before it gets played on him.

Its ALL fuckin circus.
vikorr
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 06:05 pm
@farmerman,
From an outsiders perspective, it amazing how much of a circus the presidency of the US has become since Trump took power...

...almost as farcical as how we change our Prime Ministers so often, here in Australia. Well, admittedly, the changing of a Prime Minister mid term, really doesn't affect us much, in terms of government (because of the way our system of government works) - but doing it often, is a bad look.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 10 Nov, 2018 05:34 am
@vikorr,
yep, Its amazing how much we hate each othr every other Autumn. Marketing research has paid off for politics as if it were another commodity "cans of candidates".

The sad part is that entire family bonds are breaking down in many national precincts in a manner similar to tht seen in the US Civil War and reconstruction periods. One of our historians on the US presidency Dr Doris Kearns Goodwin, has written xtensively about th dangers to the Republic that the techniques of marketing have actually wrought. This is Coupled with a "Main Stream Media" occupied by both sides. MSM of the DEMS is mostly print media whereas the MSM of the GOP and Radical Right is Cable TV and AM radio "talk" market.
These are most insidious because most people only get their news from one side of the trough. Hardly anyone is a "News Omnivore"

Id love to return to the days of Congressional collegial "collegiality" , where senators and representatives actually took time to befriend folks from the other side of their aisles. Not any more, and its dangerous according to Ms Goodwin.
vikorr
 
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Reply Sat 10 Nov, 2018 06:19 am
@farmerman,
It's not that bad here thankfully. Even so, it never used to be a sin for a member of parliament to cross the floor. These days the party you belong to would crucify you.

That representatives cannot vote - neither according to their conscience, nor according to their constituency (even though that is how it is meant to work) is bad for democracy. Mind you, too many of them are self-serving to vote in either manner, so I guess the point is moot for most politicians.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 10 Nov, 2018 10:34 am
@farmerman,
Last time I looked, Hannity and Dobbs were not in the WH Press Corp. They are commentators like Don Lemon, Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow.
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tony5732
 
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Reply Sun 11 Nov, 2018 06:16 am
What the conservative party really needs right now is Hillary Clinton to run for president again or some good racially charged Black Lives Matter type B.S. The economy HAS been improving since Obama has been out but if Trump can't keep his mouth shut the liberals might be able to take 2 branches again :O.
LD Saunders
 
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Reply Tue 13 Nov, 2018 02:08 pm
@Rahmounik,
It's a problem, not simply because Trump acts like a very immature thirteen-year-old, but his claim about the reporter being rude, was meant to silence the reporter from criticizing Trump. In other words, it was an assault on freedom of speech, which specifically includes a free press. Yet, Trumpers will simply cheer on Trump for behaving like a child, while their very own freedom is being denied them by Trump. Trumpers are just not bright enough to understand the irony of their own behavior in worshipping Trump.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 13 Nov, 2018 05:25 pm
@tony5732,
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The economy HAS been improving since Obama has been out but if Trump can't keep his mouth shut the liberals might be able to take 2 branches again

Thats where his base pisses me off. Its because of OBAMA that Trump ws ven able to add to the economy. You guys are giving Trump credit for the sunrise.

Member when the whole economy tanked and Obama , despite his own programs had to get delayed, was able to turn it around with the leadership of his cabinet. I recall when all of the moves that ultimately WORKED to rescue us from another Depression, th GOP wants us to be lobotomized and buy their crap that Trump is responsible for the economies return. Ill admit hes added to the amazing rise in the stock market SINCE Obama was elected, but imagine Obama just would have kept it going down ???
Besides, now the stock market appears to be on a correction path. Ford is announcing a 50K force layoff nd farmers are taking it in the ass. I see that one of the leading recession indicators has always been CATERPILLAR. I watch them always and am not full of confidence.
Seems that Trump has either fired or never had good expertise about him .

 

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