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  • #31
    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
    “Together we can break decades of political stalemate. We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions, and unlock the extraordinary promise of America’s future. The decision is ours to make.”

    It’s something of an irony Trump is choosing to highlight togetherness after the longest government shutdown in American history
    At least this is specific.

    Only if you think he is 100% to blame for the shutdown.
    Chuck Schumer (the smirking Gargoyle) and Pelosi share the blame. It has happened many times before, but the Republicans in the past always blinked and "surrendered" before anyone in the Fed had a single paycheck delayed, it just got them a few paid days off in the past.
    This time, one Republican held his ground, and in one week it will be time for the showdown.

    Should Tump be disallowed any speaking of unity to fit the Dem's stereotype of him?
    "Why is the Rum gone?"

    -Captain Jack


    • #32
      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

      Ah...your poor little boy. Were those your toys he's playing with?

      You know, I've been a member of this forum for so long that I can actually remember clear back to when you occasionally posted something intelligent.
      With your declining health I doubt you can remember yesterday.
      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.


      • #33
        ‘Impartial’ fact-checkers are revealing their partisanship against Trump

        If media wants to challenge the context and politics of Republican arguments, that’s their prerogative. There are plenty of legitimately misleading statements worthy of fact-checkers’ attention. Yet, with a veneer of impartiality, fact-checkers often engage in a uniquely dishonest style of partisanship. And State of Union coverage gave us an abundance of examples of how they do it:

        Hyper-precision fact-checking that creates the impression that a Republican is misleading the public: For this, take Politico’s insinuation that Donald Trump was lying to the public about abuse of women at the border. During the State of the Union, Trump claimed: “one in three women is sexually assaulted on the long journey north.” This contention is only “partly true,” according to Politico, because a “2017 report by Doctors Without Borders” found that only 31 percent of female migrants and 17 percent of male migrants said they had been actually abused while traveling through Mexico.

        Whether Doctors Without Borders’ scary statistic is accurate or not, is one thing. Trump, however, was being called out for asserting that “one in every three” illegal immigrants has been abused attempting to cross the border rather than “33.333 percent of women” — probably a rounding error in the poll. It is almost surely the case that every past president and every politician has used “one-third” or “one-half” rather than a specific fraction, and walked away without being fact-checked.

        Some of us not surprised here ...
        TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch


        • #34
          You can tell Trumps a golfer. His SOTU was a hole-in-one on a par 5.
          "It is a fine fox chase, my boys"

          "It is well that war is so terrible-we would grow too fond of it"


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