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OT: American Politics

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
I said this before, Trump is the worst possible leader imaginable to oversee a crisis. As much as Americans have a love/hate relationship with political institutions, they tend to rally around them during tough times. Trump offers them nothing but cheap grandstanding, so the people are rallying around their governors.

When’s the last time state governors were considered stars?
 

zeke

Well-known member
I said this before, Trump is the worst possible leader imaginable to oversee a crisis. As much as Americans have a love/hate relationship with political institutions, they tend to rally around them during tough times. Trump offers them nothing but cheap grandstanding, so the people are rallying around their governors.

When’s the last time state governors were considered stars?
All true, but you're still understating it.
 

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
Pay attention to the math, Habsy

“He can’t escape his instincts, his desire to put people down, like Mitt Romney, or to talk about his ratings,” said former Representative Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican. “That’s why he’s not getting the George W. Bush post-9/11 treatment. A leader in this sort of crisis should have a 75-to-80-percent approval rating.”
 

Habsy

Wrong Thinker Extraordinaire
Pay attention to the math, Habsy

“He can’t escape his instincts, his desire to put people down, like Mitt Romney, or to talk about his ratings,” said former Representative Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican. “That’s why he’s not getting the George W. Bush post-9/11 treatment. A leader in this sort of crisis should have a 75-to-80-percent approval rating.”
Math? Where? That’s not math. That’s blurting out whatever comes to mind.

The point however is taken.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig

I like to run a thought experiment every time news like this drops. It's related to the "what if Obama..." game, but I like to remove Obama out of the picture to remove the potential for partisanship, and just say "what if 5 years ago I told you X was going to happen".

What if told you that there was going to be a global pandemic, that the US was going to run 3 parallel "task forces", 1 was going to be run by an evangelical that badly bottled the worst HIV epidemic in US history, the 2nd was going to be run by Jared Kushner and very much listened to and the 3rd was going to be run by the guy on CNBC that used to Kramer looks smart...or Ivanka Trump.

It's obviously completely and ridiculously unacceptable.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
As luck would have it, you will not have to choose between a pedo and Trump in November.
Depending on your definition of being a pedo.....President Pedo used to brag about being able to walk into the dressing room at the miss teen USA pageant he owned, where contestants aged 14 (yep) to 19 were in various stages of undress.
 
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