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Sun Sep 24, 2017, 10:57 PM

Trump plays his base again.

Aside from getting Gorsuch confirmed, Trump has accomplished nothing the right-wingers voted for.

He’s about to fail for a second time at repealing the ACA.

So, how to get the right-wing base to stand solidly with him? Make a huge deal out of the national Anthem and the flag.

These people are easily manipulated by hot-button emotional issues over symbolism. Trump knows it. That’s why he’s doing this.

Does anyone believe he gives a crap about those things? The guy has NO core principles outside of self-promotion and “winning.”

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bluepen Sep 2017 OP
Xipe Totec Sep 2017 #1
iluvtennis Sep 2017 #4
onecaliberal Sep 2017 #2
bluepen Sep 2017 #6
BadgerMom Sep 2017 #3
MLAA Sep 2017 #5
Vogon_Glory Sep 2017 #7

Response to bluepen (Original post)

Sun Sep 24, 2017, 10:57 PM

1. It's all about debase nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:05 AM

4. Love your play on words....LOL

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Response to bluepen (Original post)

Sun Sep 24, 2017, 11:15 PM

2. No they're angry white men and women and they literally do not care what he does.

To say these people are more stupid than a bag of dirt is the biggest understatement ever.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 02:35 AM

6. Why did he have to flip and flop all over the place on the wall

if they literallly don’t care what he does? They may not have cared that he flip-flopped, but he still had to play to their fears and anger.

To say they literally don’t care what he does implies that they’d stick with him if he flipped on health care and backed a Democratic plan.

As for the aspect of their collective intelligence, i don’t think we disagree there.

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Response to bluepen (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:58 AM

3. A second failure of ACA repeal is far from certain.

They're openly bribing Texas, Alaska and Maine. In the meanwhile, the changes they've made are awful for American citizens, especially the old, the young and the ill.

Bottom line: keep calling!

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:22 AM

5. Will do!

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Response to bluepen (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:11 AM

7. Thump might be doing a better job at confusing his base than we think

He might have realized that maybe his base LIKES the ACA (At least if it's not called Obama care), and is trying to maneuver into a position where he'll be able to say that he actually SUPPORTS it in a year or two.

And his base, long on anger and short on smarts, will believe him.

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