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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,273
    And the Bill DISBarr reputation rehabilitation tour continues, wanting to have it both ways by yea, I’ll work against POOTWH in the primary but golly gee if he’s our party’s nominee, I’ll vote for the POS anyway. I’m not sure who is more shameless, him or spiteful bridge lane closure Chris I need a beach to myself Christie. What a tailpipe of a party.

    https://apple.news/AGxE0IqLwSseDVnkhez1ULQ

    I can’t wait for their convention.
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 28,206
    https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/status/1502624400352460800?s=21
    How much for your daughter? If this creep isn’t a molester of young girls I’m a Martian! 
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • ikiTikiT USA Posts: 11,007
    He’s the biggest piece of shit to have ever occupied the WH! It’s not even close 
    YO  this.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,273
    ikiT said:

    Good lord. Eight hours and forty five minutes of that carnival? What’s the capacity and how much are tickets? Is there a GA? What time can you line up? Will there be charging stations????? How about a line and a list? Can I leave for a bathroom break or go back to the hotel for a shower? I want rail.
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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific Northwest Posts: 6,377
    ikiT said:

    Good lord. Eight hours and forty five minutes of that carnival? What’s the capacity and how much are tickets? Is there a GA? What time can you line up? Will there be charging stations????? How about a line and a list? Can I leave for a bathroom break or go back to the hotel for a shower? I want rail.
    You'll have to hit up Jr. for a rail.
  • mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 35,069
    guess this goes here? And I'm not sure how I feel about this. Do other former SoS get security as formers?  Clinton doesnt count being spouse of former Pres....



     
    US pays $2M a month to protect Pompeo, aide from Iran threat
    By MATTHEW LEE
    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it’s paying more than $2 million per month to provide 24-hour security to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a former top aide, both of whom face “serious and credible” threats from Iran.

    The department told Congress in a report that the cost of protecting Pompeo and former Iran envoy Brian Hook between August 2021 and February 2022 amounted to $13.1 million. The report, dated Feb. 14 and marked “sensitive but unclassified,” was obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday.

    Pompeo and Hook led the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran and the report says U.S. intelligence assesses that the threats to them have remained constant since they left government and could intensify. The threats have persisted even as President Joe Biden's administration has been engaged in indirect negotiations with Iran over a U.S. return to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

    As a former secretary of state, Pompeo was automatically given 180 days of protection by the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security after leaving office. But that protection has been repeatedly extended in 60-day increments by Secretary of State Antony Blinken due to “a serious and credible threat from a foreign power or agent of a foreign power arising from duties performed by former Secretary Pompeo while employed by the department,” the report said.

    Hook, who along with Pompeo was often the public face of the Trump administration's imposition of crippling sanctions against Iran, was granted the special protection by Blinken for the same reason as Pompeo immediately after he left government service. That has also been repeatedly renewed in 60-day increments.

    The latest 60-day extensions will expire soon and the State Department, in conjunction with the Director of National Intelligence, must determine by March 16 if the protection should extended again, according to the report.

    The report was prepared because the special protection budget will run out in June and require a new infusion of money if extensions are deemed necessary.

    Current U.S. officials say the threats have been discusses in the nuclear talks in Vienna, where Iran is demanding the removal of all Trump-era sanctions. Those sanctions include a “foreign terrorist organization” designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps that Pompeo and Hook were instrumental in approving.

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  • ikiTikiT USA Posts: 11,007
    edited March 2022
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    Post edited by ikiT on
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,273
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    Newsweek should be embarrassed to have printed such a misrepresentative sales advertisement. Hucksters gonna huck.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 35,725
    edited March 2022
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    i'm curious....anyone interested in an objective critique of what Don Jr says here? I don't know enough about this stuff to know, so I'm interested in learning from those who do, and from specifically those that can look at the content and not of the writer. 

    @cincybearcat

    @mrussel1      


      

    @The Juggler

    jesus mother christ fix this tagging function. 



    Post edited by HughFreakingDillon on
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,511
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    i'm curious....anyone interested in an objective critique of what Don Jr says here? I don't know enough about this stuff to know, so I'm interested in learning from those who do, and from specifically those that can look at the content and not of the writer. 

    @cincybearcat

    @mrussel1      


      

    @The Juggler

    jesus mother christ fix this tagging function. 



    What do you want to know about?  The outright lies vs the half truths vs the wishful thinking?
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 35,725
    mrussel1 said:
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    i'm curious....anyone interested in an objective critique of what Don Jr says here? I don't know enough about this stuff to know, so I'm interested in learning from those who do, and from specifically those that can look at the content and not of the writer. 

    @cincybearcat

    @mrussel1      


      

    @The Juggler

    jesus mother christ fix this tagging function. 



    What do you want to know about?  The outright lies vs the half truths vs the wishful thinking?
    So it is all bullshit?
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    2011 Winnipeg
    2014 St. Paul




  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 35,725
    my spidey sense just tends to flare up when it's a "everything (my side) did was awesome" and "everything (the other side) did is awful" type of situation. there's gotta be SOME truth in there somewhere, no?
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,511
    mrussel1 said:
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    i'm curious....anyone interested in an objective critique of what Don Jr says here? I don't know enough about this stuff to know, so I'm interested in learning from those who do, and from specifically those that can look at the content and not of the writer. 

    @cincybearcat

    @mrussel1      


      

    @The Juggler

    jesus mother christ fix this tagging function. 



    What do you want to know about?  The outright lies vs the half truths vs the wishful thinking?
    So it is all bullshit?
    I mean I could offer a different perspective on each point:

    1. Putin didn't invade under Trump because:
    A. Trump was busy undermining NATO on his own.  He didn't need to do so
    B. The military wasn't ready (still isn't), plus COVID. 

    2. Keystone is total bullshit.  The pipeline started in 2007 and when teh permit was lifted in 2021, it was 8% completed.  Is Don Jr arguing that that the pipeline would have finished its remaining 92% over the last six months?  Ridiculous.  Plus it bypassed the rail transportation today, moving oil from Alberta to Oklahoma.  It didn't produce any more oil.  It reduced the expenses for the oil companies.  But oil is market priced.  Companies don't price their own

    3. Xi - every analysis shows that the sanctions on China only hurt the US, it didn't help.  I can share analysis from both sides of the aisle that show the fruitlessness of the sanctions.  Plus Trump pulled us from TPP which had excluded China. Now a new deal is being done in the region that includes China and excludes the US.  It was a terrible idea for about 50 reasons.  

    4.  Pulling out of Iran was a huge mistake and was purely to make the argument that everythign Obama did was wrong.  Pulling out of TPP was just as terrible of an idea.  (See above)

    5. Abraham Accords were fine, but mostly meaningless.  They didn't ensure peace in the middle East and didn't involve the main players of instability.  
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 35,725
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    i'm curious....anyone interested in an objective critique of what Don Jr says here? I don't know enough about this stuff to know, so I'm interested in learning from those who do, and from specifically those that can look at the content and not of the writer. 

    @cincybearcat

    @mrussel1      


      

    @The Juggler

    jesus mother christ fix this tagging function. 



    What do you want to know about?  The outright lies vs the half truths vs the wishful thinking?
    So it is all bullshit?
    I mean I could offer a different perspective on each point:

    1. Putin didn't invade under Trump because:
    A. Trump was busy undermining NATO on his own.  He didn't need to do so
    B. The military wasn't ready (still isn't), plus COVID. 

    2. Keystone is total bullshit.  The pipeline started in 2007 and when teh permit was lifted in 2021, it was 8% completed.  Is Don Jr arguing that that the pipeline would have finished its remaining 92% over the last six months?  Ridiculous.  Plus it bypassed the rail transportation today, moving oil from Alberta to Oklahoma.  It didn't produce any more oil.  It reduced the expenses for the oil companies.  But oil is market priced.  Companies don't price their own

    3. Xi - every analysis shows that the sanctions on China only hurt the US, it didn't help.  I can share analysis from both sides of the aisle that show the fruitlessness of the sanctions.  Plus Trump pulled us from TPP which had excluded China. Now a new deal is being done in the region that includes China and excludes the US.  It was a terrible idea for about 50 reasons.  

    4.  Pulling out of Iran was a huge mistake and was purely to make the argument that everythign Obama did was wrong.  Pulling out of TPP was just as terrible of an idea.  (See above)

    5. Abraham Accords were fine, but mostly meaningless.  They didn't ensure peace in the middle East and didn't involve the main players of instability.  
    thanks dude, I appreciate it. 
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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 8,543
    Plus, US domestic oil production will be at record highs next year. I'm interested to see how republicans will respond then.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 46,985
    Yeah...agree with everything Mrussel said. Don Jr is just not a serious person, obviously. So basically everything he said is easily refuted. The problem is, the points he is making seem like "common sense" to a lot of the people who voted for Trump and don't spend any time verifying his claims.

    I also think there was evidence as far back as Trump's last year that China was not abiding to the terms of that trade deal anyway.



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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,273
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    To the bold, how did that make the world more reliant on oil from these three ME countries? Meanwhile, repubs continue to take steps to ensure the Deplorables return to power. Good luck.
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 11,410
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    i'm curious....anyone interested in an objective critique of what Don Jr says here? I don't know enough about this stuff to know, so I'm interested in learning from those who do, and from specifically those that can look at the content and not of the writer. 

    @cincybearcat

    @mrussel1      


      

    @The Juggler

    jesus mother christ fix this tagging function. 



    Just look how little real substance is there. He doesn’t once display a grasp on any of what he’s saying. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 35,725
    DewieCox said:
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    i'm curious....anyone interested in an objective critique of what Don Jr says here? I don't know enough about this stuff to know, so I'm interested in learning from those who do, and from specifically those that can look at the content and not of the writer. 

    @cincybearcat

    @mrussel1      


      

    @The Juggler

    jesus mother christ fix this tagging function. 



    Just look how little real substance is there. He doesn’t once display a grasp on any of what he’s saying. 
    i have never claimed to have a firm grasp myself, so I like to make sure. and sure, I could do my own research, but I find it incredibly difficult to find objective voices online. that's why I turn to a few knowledgeable folks here. 
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin Louis Posts: 22,048
    cocaine supports that editorial.
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  • JeBurkhardtJeBurkhardt Posts: 4,380
    cocaine supports that editorial.
    It's a hell of a drug.
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin Louis Posts: 22,048
    cocaine supports that editorial.
    It's a hell of a drug.
    yeah i know, lol
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 16,054
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    i'm curious....anyone interested in an objective critique of what Don Jr says here? I don't know enough about this stuff to know, so I'm interested in learning from those who do, and from specifically those that can look at the content and not of the writer. 

    @cincybearcat

    @mrussel1      


      

    @The Juggler

    jesus mother christ fix this tagging function. 



    I don't know the enough about some of the specifics for sure to be 100% confident in my take.  But it's a pretty comical piece for me.  He touts his father's strength and deal making as to why Russian didn't invade Ukraine and for why China was held at bay, etc, etc etc.  The reality was that Donald Senior let those leaders do whatever they wanted.  Tough to have conflict when you are getting your way at every turn.  

    I will say there are a few things that ring true for me.

    1) The Dems focused FAR too much on collusion with Russia rather than the fact that Russia was the enemy and the president just failed to act.  It allowed trump to say he was right and have 40% of the population completely forgetting that Russia interfered with our elections and Donald did nothing.  Again, tough to have conflict when you can do what you want and get away with it.
    2) Inflation - I do believe Joe owns a portion of the blame for this and I do think it would be even worse had the entire BBB plan been adopted.
    3) Energy - This to me is a difference of priorities.  Do you want to drill wherever and not have to import as much or do you want to go green.  Trumps policies certainly help the short term more than Biden's.....but at what cost for the long-term.    
    4) Trump can certainly claim he kept US out of conflicts...again, he just let other countries do what they want.  But in reality, he owns this current Russian aggression by providing them cover, allowing Putin to do what he wants and embolden him.  

    So of course that is mostly a propoganda, truth bending piece from the guy's son.  But let's not forget the Dems laughed at Mitt Romney when he said Russian was the #1 threat in 2012.  let's not let Joe Biden blame inflation on all these other things without owning his piece.  And let's not forget that the Dems DID becoming consumed with going after Trump and ignoring other risks as well.
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 16,054
    DewieCox said:
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    i'm curious....anyone interested in an objective critique of what Don Jr says here? I don't know enough about this stuff to know, so I'm interested in learning from those who do, and from specifically those that can look at the content and not of the writer. 

    @cincybearcat

    @mrussel1      


      

    @The Juggler

    jesus mother christ fix this tagging function. 



    Just look how little real substance is there. He doesn’t once display a grasp on any of what he’s saying. 
    This is true...he makes vague statements about what trump did and pretends there is actual evidence to back it up when it isn't there.
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 11,410
    DewieCox said:
    ikiT said:
    SMFH...

    OPINION

    Trump Was Right About Everything | Opinion

    DONALD TRUMP JR.
    ON 3/16/22 AT 12:00 PM EDT

    Let's start with Russia. There is no other issue that exposes just how insane the media's coverage of President Trump was than Russia. Democrats dragged America through years of a ridiculous Russia hoax in an effort to destroy his presidency. Not only was the "collusion" lie totally debunked, but Trump was tougher on Russia than any president since the end of the Cold War. There is a reason Vladimir Putin didn't invade other nations during the Trump presidency—he saw real leadership in Trump's White House.

    And yet, Trump didn't get us into any stupid wars or entanglements with Russia either. He understood that peace comes through strength and smart deal making, not through weakness and incompetence like what we've seen from Biden. America First meant focusing on our issues, not trying to solve all the problems of the world.

    The Trump administration also got gas and oil right. It understood the vital importance of American energy independence, supporting the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. Trump made the United States the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and supported new drilling projects in Alaska and throughout the country.

    Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline on day one. His energy policies are absolutely horrendous, and they directly result in higher prices for every consumer. He's culpable for today's historic inflation.

    President Trump also understood the world better than Joe Biden. He knows how to deal with leaders such as China's President Xi Jinping. He wasn't afraid to levy tariffs on Chinese goods in order to force Beijing to agree to a new trade deal, which was successfully completed in 2020. Trump understood that Xi was smart and wanted the best for China, just as he wanted the best for America. He knew how to deal with the Chinese leader, unlike bumbling Joe Biden.

    China, of course, fell way short of its obligations in that deal since Joe Biden came into office, because it knows it's dealing with a truly weak president. And President Biden's weakness on Ukraine all but guarantees that Taiwan is next.

    Guess who knew how to handle the Middle East? It sure isn't any of the current comedians in the White House. The recent oil price spike has increased the world's reliance on Gulf nations Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But they won't even take America's calls anymore.

    As president, Trump pulled us out of the weak Iran deal and created the Abraham Accords, with new alliances forming between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain—the first new peace deal between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in decades! Did I mention he crushed ISIS too?

    President Biden worked hard to undo everything Trump did to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and now these countries laugh at us. Since Biden took office, he has alienated both Israel and our Gulf allies, appeased the Iranians' nuclear ambitions and sowed new instability across the region.

    Great job, Joe.





    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-was-right-about-everything-opinion-1688325
    i'm curious....anyone interested in an objective critique of what Don Jr says here? I don't know enough about this stuff to know, so I'm interested in learning from those who do, and from specifically those that can look at the content and not of the writer. 

    @cincybearcat

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    jesus mother christ fix this tagging function. 



    Just look how little real substance is there. He doesn’t once display a grasp on any of what he’s saying. 
    i have never claimed to have a firm grasp myself, so I like to make sure. and sure, I could do my own research, but I find it incredibly difficult to find objective voices online. that's why I turn to a few knowledgeable folks here. 
    Yeah, I’m in the same boat but it’s parroted bullshit I’ve seen time and time again. 
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 9,171
    Chuckled when I saw this at the library this morning. Does anyone actually believe that Trump reads books?

    It's a hopeless situation...
  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 6,063
    tbergs said:
    Chuckled when I saw this at the library this morning. Does anyone actually believe that Trump reads books?


    No, Ivanka probably reads it to him right before bed time

    #Bidenhoax
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin Louis Posts: 22,048
    tbergs said:
    Chuckled when I saw this at the library this morning. Does anyone actually believe that Trump reads books?


    No, Ivanka probably reads it to him right before bed time

    #Bidenhoax
    perhaps he would be dating her if she were not his daughter.

    remember when trump said that wistfully on live tv?
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway

    "Well, you tell him that I don't talk to suckas."
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 28,206
    tbergs said:
    Chuckled when I saw this at the library this morning. Does anyone actually believe that Trump reads books?


    No, Ivanka probably reads it to him right before bed time

    #Bidenhoax
    perhaps he would be dating her if she were not his daughter.

    remember when trump said that wistfully on live tv?
    Yep he represents everything that’s gone to shit in this country and is responsible for Ukraine getting invaded! 
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
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