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Offline Jazzhead

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Re: Trump and the Character Question
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2019, 12:51:41 PM »
I would rather have a president with integrity - someone who endeavors to keep his word on his bedrock issues relative to others who've held the office recently - than someone with a nice straight crease in his slacks. I suspect most voters will agree.

BTW I'm NOT interested in the least in mollifying the hard left. They are lost and God forbid they have a seat at the table.

Best way to "mollify the hard left" is to re-nominate a flawed candidate who will lose to an out-and-out socialist.    That's what's at stake here.   
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Offline austingirl

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Re: Trump and the Character Question
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2019, 12:54:31 PM »


BTW I'm NOT interested in the least in mollifying the hard left. They are lost and God forbid they have a seat at the table.

How do you mollify hard-core communists? You can't. What I cannot understand is why those who idolize JFK cannot see what has happened to their party.
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Re: Trump and the Character Question
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2019, 01:25:46 PM »
Inane, huh, @Emjay?   *****rollingeyes*****    Why not insist on someone who's both a dignified leader and a man of his word?  You've presented a false choice unless, of course, character and traditional notions of leadership don't matter to you.   

I'm glad you support the President.   I do as well, in the current crisis.   But I can also think dynamically, and understand the man's deeply flawed.   The task is preserve the continuing relevance of conservatism after 2020.    Trump assembled a unique and winning coalition in 2016,  but that was yesterday.   He's done nothing to appeal to those outside the third of his electorate that he attracts to his rallies with his tub-thumping nationalism.   The midterms proved his coalition is no longer there, especially in the Midwest that proved to be his margin of victory.     And in 2020, the stakes will be even higher, because at least Hillary, a venal criminal to be sure, wasn't a socialist.    We can't afford to lose this one.   Trump must be challenged for the nomination.   

You are arguing with yourself and I don't choose to participate.
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Offline Jazzhead

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Re: Trump and the Character Question
« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2019, 01:29:10 PM »
You are arguing with yourself and I don't choose to participate.

Suit yourself.  Thanks for the bump.
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