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Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:14 PM

Now tell me again why some stupid and ill informed voters wanted a businessman

to run the country??? Oh yah, right......

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Reply Now tell me again why some stupid and ill informed voters wanted a businessman (Original post)
a kennedy Sep 2019 OP
DavidDvorkin Sep 2019 #1
TreasonousBastard Sep 2019 #14
StarfishSaver Sep 2019 #15
TwilightZone Sep 2019 #19
Farmer-Rick Sep 2019 #16
misanthrope Sep 2019 #25
Farmer-Rick Sep 2019 #37
msongs Sep 2019 #2
42bambi Sep 2019 #3
RainCaster Sep 2019 #4
Yavin4 Sep 2019 #5
a kennedy Sep 2019 #9
Yavin4 Sep 2019 #18
misanthrope Sep 2019 #26
eppur_se_muova Sep 2019 #31
Andy823 Sep 2019 #6
tulipsandroses Sep 2019 #7
Farmer-Rick Sep 2019 #38
leftstreet Sep 2019 #8
NanceGreggs Sep 2019 #10
a kennedy Sep 2019 #11
Frances Sep 2019 #12
Dawson Leery Sep 2019 #13
thinkingagain Sep 2019 #17
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2019 #20
triron Sep 2019 #21
Hoyt Sep 2019 #22
GulfCoast66 Sep 2019 #23
Wounded Bear Sep 2019 #24
dalton99a Sep 2019 #27
John Fante Sep 2019 #28
Doodley Sep 2019 #29
brush Sep 2019 #30
VOX Sep 2019 #32
customerserviceguy Sep 2019 #33
NCLefty Sep 2019 #34
DFW Sep 2019 #35
wishstar Sep 2019 #36

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:15 PM

1. Americans worship top executives

Even if Trump is thoroughly disgraced, chucked from office, and locked up, that won't change, unfortunately.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:49 PM

14. Trump was never a "top executive" or even a mediocre one...

He never managed more than a small office but did manage to destroy every business he touched.




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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:50 PM

15. He was a brand who sold his name and fake persona. That's all

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:58 PM

19. No, but he was perceived as one.

That's all that matters to some people. He sold himself as one and a lot of people bought it.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:50 PM

16. I think Americans worship the filthy rich more

We seem to have this attitude that the filthy rich earned everything they accumulated, worked harder and smarter than everyone else and are blessed by a magical being in the sky with all their loot.

When in fact the majority of the filthy rich had the feudal royal luck of being born into wealth and privilege.They never earned their starting capital it was handed to them. Many of them are always high or drunk because having everything handed to you makes for a meaningless life. The great majority of them are criminals, at the very least con artists with some being thieves and most being swindlers. Some have run over and killed people (and never been held accountable) and many have proclitivityies for having sex with children.

If a magical being in the sky were to reward people with loot, why pick such horrid ones?

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:43 PM

25. More than the stereotype you summon

Psychopathy and sociopathy facilitate corporate and political success. Top executives are more likely to harbor a personality disorder.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #25)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:05 AM

37. Yes, we admire the nastiest among us.

But we don't dwell on their faults and disorders. We only seem to praise them for their excessive accumulation of wealth.

Yet when it comes to the poor, we love to dwell on their negative stereotypes. Politicians love to use the stereotype of the poor to cut benefits and give the filthy rich more tax giveaways. They love to put job and drug screening mandates on the poor for them to get life saving benefits. They shoo the poor off onto churches who require them to believe in an imaginary magical being in the sky to obtain relief from suffering. The stereotype of the poor is taken as fact and used to make policy eversince Raygun.

Maybe if we used the stereotype of the rich to make policy, the US wouldn't have to be abused by by stupid psychopaths like Traitor Trump.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:18 PM

2. or billionaires nt

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:21 PM

3. Or TeeVee Stars.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:28 PM

4. One who has never reported to a board of directors

Yet he managed to bankrupt his "success" six times so far.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:31 PM

5. Americans have been indoctrinated since the 80s that the private sector was superior.

And that people who work in the public sector, government officials, teachers, etc. were all incompetent and lazy.

So, it's no wonder that they think that a billionaire could run the country.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:38 PM

9. How do we change that???

When I was working for the state of Wisconsin.....people would ALWAYS say oh well then, Im your boss. I hated that. Ugh....We have got to change that around.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:58 PM

18. I think that it's changing with younger people.

They came of age during the economic collapse of 2008. So, they don't buy the "masters of the universe" bullshit. How can they be "masters" when they needed bailouts from the taxpayers?

Younger people want a return to big government which is why Sanders and Warren are popular.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:46 PM

26. It didn't start in the 1980s

Although it was kicked into hyperdrive then. Also, ubiquitous and ever more psychologically effective electronic media helped heighten the effect.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 11:16 PM

31. Yep. Lots of blame on Ronald Reagan for the lead-up to 45. nt

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:34 PM

6. What was the old saying

There is a sucker born every minute. And trump found them all.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:36 PM

7. I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting a businessman, Bloomberg is a truly successful

businessman who was a decent politician. I didn't always agree with his politics as Mayor of NYC but he served honorably. The problem with Trump is that he is a fraud. A conman. Nothing but a common criminal. People were fooled by the reality tv show to think he was a successful business man.

Its now interesting to see how many people have accepted his criminality. Its not hard to see how atrocities/genocide happen in other countries. It can happen here. People are almost willing to give up the democracy to be able to be racist out in the open once again, put women back in their places and own the libs.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:19 AM

38. Most of the filthy rich businessmen are criminals and psychopaths

But we don't base our policy on that stereotype.

Yet we do base policy on the stereotype of the poor. Politicians love to put job and drug screening mandates on the meager benefits the poor are eligible for. They let churches force magical thinking on them in exchange for relief. Ever since Raygun it's been a ok to abuse the poor but the "businessman," the filthy rich, are off limits.

So then you create monsters like Traitor Trump.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:36 PM

8. They didn't know he was a failed, bankrupt businessman

Not sure it would have mattered

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:40 PM

10. Probably because ...

... they're stupid and ill-informed?

Just a guess ...

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:42 PM

11. Got that right......

and it just makes me sick.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:43 PM

12. Because electing the last so-called business man

George W Bush worked out so well

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:43 PM

13. Shrub and Hoover were businessmen and their respective tenures were utter disasters.

Anyone is willfully ignorant if they believed Trump would be any better.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:55 PM

17. Well pretty sure most of them would go to someone who said

Who said Im not a doctor but I play one on tv

But its ok to have someone run your country who plays a business man on tv
But continually fails as one in real life

Oh what am I saying most probably would go to a fake doctor and then say but hes on tv.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:05 PM

20. I suspect a lot of people still think that the government should be

run like a business, showing they have no clue how either one actually is run, and how incredibly different they are. Same with saying dumb things about how if household budgets have to balance, then government budgets must also balance.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:30 PM

21. Putin.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:33 PM

22. They didn't really want him until he started acting like a racist, bigot.

He was in the pack in primaries until he started bashing immigrants, BLM, etc.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:41 PM

23. Business had nothing to do with it. Countless bankruptcies?

It was the racism, xenophobia and abortion. And a backlash at having a black president.

That and the anti-intellectual trend taking hold. Science is wrecking all their sacred cows.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:41 PM

24. Historically, corp executives and businessmen make shitty presidents...

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:47 PM

27. Trump is unfit to work at 7-Eleven

like Obama said

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:55 PM

28. Trump was (and is) a conduit for their racist fantasies.

Deport the Mexicans, ban the Muslims, build the wall, etc. This is the King of the Birthers, remember?

Make America White Again. Nothing else matters to Trump voters.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:57 PM

29. He was the most racist of 17 candidates. That's why they love him.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 11:16 PM

30. Trouble is repugs keep putting up horrible businessmen like W and trump.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 11:36 PM

32. Not a real businessman, but an emotionally disturbed asshole posing as one...

That said, hopefully most Americans now understand that running a business is worlds different than running a country.

Unfortunately, I no longer trust the American people to use their heads and do the right thing.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 11:45 PM

33. He's not as much a businessman

as he is an entertainer. That apprentice show of his gave him a following.

It worked the same way when Schwarzenegger became governor of California.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:20 AM

34. He did what he said: He's running us like a (his) business.

The shady and corrupt Trump Organization.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:24 AM

35. Trump is a con man posing as a businessman

Someone like Bloomberg may not have been what I wanted, but at least he wouldn't scare, disgust and embarrass me. Failed, phony businessmen like Bush, Jr. and Trump manage to do all three, from day one, and 24/7.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:47 AM

36. Those folks didn't want a "crooked dirty politician" yet they supported a corrupt businessman

Amazing that they will still say they oppose impeachment inquiry because they don't like for politicians to dig up dirt and want them to just run the country, yet "digging up dirt" is exactly what Trump & Co. have been doing along with fabricating and spreading falsehoods about opponents.

His cult thinks its okay that he has conducted nonstop self-serving campaigning along with profiting off his position in every possible way in their delusion that he's some great businessman who knows how to run things.

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