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Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:14 AM

Unsustainable: Trump Is Exhausting the Opposition In Order to Get His Way


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‘Unsustainable’: Trump Is Exhausting the Opposition In Order to Get His Way
The president has thicker scar tissue than you. And he knows it.
Asawin Suebsaeng
Sam Stein
01.29.18 5:24 AM ET


One year in, the state of the union in Donald Trump’s America is exhaustion.

Trump’s presidency has proven to be a uniquely overwhelming experience, one that’s strained America’s political institutions, stressed its governing officials, and produced a never-ending series of five-alarm political controversies.

It is, in many ways, the polar opposite of the no-drama Obama ethos of the last administration. And those who know the president say that’s by design. Trump has thicker scar tissue than most and his modus operandi has been to claw, scrape, and nag the opposition until they finally acquiesce. It defined his business life and it’s followed him into politics.


“It is going to be unsustainable for people who don’t get him or haven’t been around him,” said Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide who was fired from the election team. “If you work for him for many years like I have—and trust me I’m not trying to get a job here—but this would be normal for me.”

To wit, in the first 12 months of this presidency, federal courts axed multiple versions of Trump’s travel, aka Muslim, ban, the White House has been engulfed in a cascade of Russia scandal turmoil, Obamacare repeal tanked (repeatedly and spectacularly), immigration deals stalled, the government shut down, there’s been a sloppily handled nuclear standoff with North Korea, equivocation over the murder of a protester by a neo-Nazi, the president clashed with the family of a fallen soldier, he accused a top Democrat of facilitating a terror attack in New York, called a nearby island (and various African and foreign countries) a “shithole,” said Haitian immigrants all have AIDS, flirted with firing a special counsel, ended up firing his FBI director, endured loud criticism for mixing his private business dealings with his governing responsibilities, and lost a humiliating Senate election in Alabama after backing a candidate credibly accused of molesting teenage girls.

This doesn’t touch on the recent scandal involving revelations that Trump allegedly had an affair with a porn star while his wife was at home with their months-old child, after which he reportedly paid hush money to keep said porn star quiet. Such a news item would have crippled any president in the past. With Trump, it was dumped into the “LOL nothing matters” category of political, or celebrity, news.

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Reply Unsustainable: Trump Is Exhausting the Opposition In Order to Get His Way (Original post)
babylonsister Jan 2018 OP
BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #1
greymattermom Jan 2018 #2
BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #3
lagomorph777 Jan 2018 #8
C_U_L8R Jan 2018 #4
Mc Mike Jan 2018 #5
babylonsister Jan 2018 #6
Mc Mike Jan 2018 #7
WhiteTara Jan 2018 #11
lagomorph777 Jan 2018 #9
Mc Mike Jan 2018 #10

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:27 AM

1. "Trump has thicker scar tissue than most" - but I would say this

In the past 45 years, he has dealt with a very narrow set of people in a narrow set of circumstances - in real estate, business, and the entertainment worlds. Now he is on the largest stage of them all and although he appears to be holding firm, he is getting pummeled more than ever imagined from every sector, and from millions around the world, and this is obviously affecting his health (regardless of what the doctors say), even in his self-imposed and aide/family-generated bubbles.

Look at him. The transformation has been happening before your eyes and it's only a matter of time.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:32 AM

2. He also counts on having deeper pockets than his opponents

who are usually contractors, etc. The justice department has deeper pockets than his, and they can keep chasing him forever.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 09:15 AM

3. The federal government always has the "deepest pockets".



...but then what has happened in the past is that he always "settled" and moved on.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 10:33 AM

8. Right: There are 200 million of us and only one of him.

He has no idea what he's up against here.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 09:32 AM

4. What a bunch of baloney

If anything, the resistance has been growing and strengthening... even if it is a game of whack a mole. Trump's support has eroded continuously. It's all downhill for him... to failure. As he's proven time and again. Scar tissue, my ass.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 10:13 AM

5. He's TRYING to exhaust the opposition, not succeeding. And he's not a scarred warrior,

he's a cowardly lazy candy ass, with no attention span, no stick-to-it dness, a complete sissy.

Admittedly, he does make my ear tired from all the whining and pissing and moaning he always does, about how the whole world is being so mean to the poor orange nazi.

Fuck off Nunberg.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 10:21 AM

6. I'm pretty exhausted from the past year. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 10:31 AM

7. Hang tough, bab. Nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 12:20 AM

11. Me Too.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 10:34 AM

9. I've learned to deal with his whiny little voice.

My mute button is looking a bit squashed though.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 10:35 AM

10. I do the same thing, all the time.

Not just to him, but to a large number of his mouthpieces.

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