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    Default What are the 'good' things Trump did for this country?

    He tried to disband NATO

    He banned Muslims.

    He separated families he couldn't put back together

    He tried, and almost succeeded, in repealing the ACA without having anything to replace it with

    He illegally took funds from military projects to build his wall.

    He appointed the justices that overturned Roe, and will likely overturn other things.

    People who testify against him often comment about the 'good things' he did for the country, but no one ever lists them.
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    I'm sure he's going to reveal his great health care plan any day now. I'm sure it'll be miles better than the ACA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    I'm sure it'll be miles better than the ACA...

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    obviously he nominated three SC judges to overturn Roe because it would secure the loyalty of a committed segment of the population. But that darn election got in the way and he’s now so lonely because they don’t need him anymore.

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    Infrastructure Week!! We had so many of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    such a high bar
    As our capitalism apologists on the WBF can tell you, Paul, any system--no matter how crappy--is automatically the best thing ever until something better is laid out in painstaking detail.

    By that standard, the ACA rocks!

    (And actually, I don't think it's as bad as your post implies. Don't really know, as I get my healthcare from employers or the VA. And soon enough, from Poland!)

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    All true
    Also

    Started the decarceration/expungement effort

    Started Government funding/backing of vaccine production

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    He abolished Roe v Wade

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    He destroyed the JCPOA and gave China more reasons to invest in Iran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    People who testify against him often comment about the 'good things' he did for the country, but no one ever lists them.
    There are some people who have different goals for the country than you have. You seem upset enough about Trump's 4 years, that he must have accomplished something that his supporters liked.

    They have no obligation to list his accomplishments so you can confrontational.
    Life is complex.

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    I think it's hilarious than none of the tRumpFans can come up with a list.

    But to get the ball rolling - here's the tRump Administrations very own list --

    https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov...complishments/


    And because I'm all about 'Fair & Balanced' (where have I heard that phrase before???)... here's the nyt fact-checked list from back in Sept. 2020 --

    The first dozen follows. See link for more......

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-secondary,#363636)]This list of President Trump’s accomplishments has been circulating on social media for months and has most likely been viewed by millions of people. I examined each claim to the best of my ability, reaching out to people and institutions who had special insight to see if they considered the claims accurate.
    [COLOR=var(--color-content-secondary,#363636)]Some takeaways: Few items are outright false, which is something to celebrate in the age of QAnon conspiracy theories. Some are misleading and some are absolutely true. About a quarter relate to Mr. Trump’s signing of bills that Congress passed, many of which he had little to do with. A large portion of items on the list credit Mr. Trump for a booming economy, which is no longer booming because of the coronavirus pandemic.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=var(--color-content-secondary,#363636)]You can read my piece about what I learned from the experience of fact-checking this list here. But I decided to post the full list as written, including the original emojis, to give readers a chance to examine it for themselves and see what Mr. Trump’s supporters are touting as his biggest achievements.
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    1. Trump recently signed 3 bills to benefit Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for loss of their lands in the mid-1900s, one funds Native language programs, and the third gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana.

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]True, but tribal leaders credit bipartisan efforts in Congress for those bills. In 2019, Mr. Trump signed the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act for the loss of land that was flooded by the Grand Coulee Dam. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited the reservation and pledged to support the bill. But Carol Evans, chairwoman of the Spokane Tribal Business Council, said most of the credit for the law goes to two members of Congress from Washington, Senator Maria Cantwell, a Democrat, and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican. Mr. Trump also signed the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act, which revises an existing grant program. That bill was introduced by Senator Tom Udall, Democrat of New Mexico. Lastly, Mr. Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019, which included a provision that gave long-overdue federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe. Tribal Chairman Gerald Gray credits the bipartisan efforts of Senators Jon Tester, a Democrat, and Steve Daines, a Republican, both of Montana, for tucking the tribal recognition provision into the military spending bill.


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    2. Trump finalized the creation of Space Force as our 6th Military branch.

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]True.But senior military leaders publicly opposed its creation, including Mr. Trump’s secretary of defense, James Mattis, because they argued it would create further complicated bureaucracy and counteract the Air Force’s work to defend the country’s space assets.

    3. Trump signed a law to make cruelty to animals a federal felony so that animal abusers face tougher consequences. 👀👀

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]True.A bipartisan group in Congress also deserves credit for the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act.[/COLOR]

    4.) Violent crime has fallen every year he’s been in office after rising during the 2 years before he was elected.

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]The violent crime rate has dropped steadily since 1999, from 523 per 100,000 inhabitants in 1999 to 432 in 2009 to 369 in 2018. The rate rose slightly in 2015 and 2016, but the general trend has been a long downward slide that predated his election.[/COLOR]

    5. Trump signed a bill making CBD and Hemp legal. 👀👀

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]True.Congress also deserves credit for the inclusion of this measure in the 2018 Farm Bill, which Mr. Trump signed.[/COLOR]



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    6. Trump’s EPA gave $100 million to fix the water infrastructure problem in Flint, Michigan.

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]Both President Barack Obama and Mr. Trump deserve credit for this allocation, which was set in motion before Mr. Obama left office.


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    7. Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil.

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]True. Domestic oil production has been expanding since 2010, predating the Trump administration.

    8. Trump signed a law ending the gag orders on Pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money-saving information.

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]True. Mr. Trump tweeted in support of this law and deserves credit for using the bully pulpit of the presidency to demand transparency in drug prices. But Congress deserves most of the credit for the unanimous 2018 passage of this transparency law, which prohibits gag orders that prevent pharmacists from sharing prescription drug prices with customers.[/COLOR]

    9. Trump signed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which includes the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) which both give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking. 👀👀

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]True.The bill was crafted and pushed through Congress by Representative Ann Wagner, a conservative Republican from Missouri, who thanked Ivanka Trump for advocating its passage.[/COLOR]

    10. Trump signed a bill to require airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms.

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]True.Congress also deserves credit for the Friendly Airports for Mothers Act of 2017, which was championed by Senator Tammy Duckworth, Democrat of Illinois, and former Representative Stephen Knight, Republican of California.[/COLOR]

    11. The 25% lowest-paid Americans enjoyed a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, which outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country’s highest-paid workers.

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]Probably true. Before the pandemic struck, low-wage workers saw wage increases.[/COLOR]

    12. Low-wage workers are benefiting from higher minimum wages and from corporations that are increasing entry-level pay.

    [COLOR=var(--color-content-tertiary,#5A5A5A)]It is grossly misleading to claim this as a Trump accomplishment. Higher state and local minimum wages are results of state and local laws increasing the minimum wage, not federal law. Mr. Trump has flip-flopped on raising the federal minimum wage.[/COLOR]
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    Can I play?

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    He didn't start a new war.
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    Why even ask the question? He didn't run on a promise to Make America Good Again.
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    He left the White House.

    Okay, it wasn't exactly voluntary, but he still left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    He didn't start a new war.

    Are you sure about that?

    Seems like he started one, all right. A civil war. Just taking a while to get up to speed.
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    He also put unqualified cronies in important positions in the government, cabinet secretaries. And even put people in charge of major governmental departments who were actual industry antagonists to the very departments they took over. He also, don't forget, dismantled a bunch of government agency efforts around the world, including the US global effort to do research and monitor the infectious disease vectors, like the novel corona-virus outbreak that turned into a global pandemic that has lasted years and killed millions, including a million Americans. He deliberately sabotaged the effort to check the pandemic and personally instigated the national effort on the part of the R affiliated morons who wouldn't mask up or comply with essential only travel and business functions. Had Obama or Clinton or anyone else been the president at the time, the covid outbreak would've been contained much, much earlier and maybe those millions here and around the world wouldn't have died. We wouldn't have had hospitals, ICUs, ERs, and morgues filled to capacity. In just that thing, he sabotaged the economy of the US and the rest of the world, and increased hardship for eveyone. trmp is personally and directly responsible for the deaths due to covid, and all the business losses. He, in that effort, is directly and personally responsible for all the consequent supply chain problems. And most importantly he and his efforts weaponized the extant partisanship and is personally and directly responsible for all the impossibly stupid anti-mask and anti-vax protests. He did that.

    He should be charged with ten million counts of crimes of against humanity. There isn't a hole deep enough or a fire hot enough to punish him for all that.

    The ripple effects of his hiring his craven cronies to the departments of Justice, Education, the US Postal Service and several others have devastated people's lives all over the country and we, the people will feel and pay for that for another generation.

    The ONLY good thing about trmp having usurped the presidency with the help of Putin, is the bare fact that his evil will have, ultimately, pushed against our institutions and establishment enough to be a solid, lasting impetus for change.

    He inadvertantly tagged and drew out of the woodwork the various enemies of our society and democracy in our own population, the white supremacists, the radicalized conservative oriented anti-human rights and anti-voting rights clowns. It's on him personally and directly that violence has become a feature of air travel. And he's also to some significant extent responsible for encouraging Putin and other despot autocrats around the world to disable democratic goverments. trmp is responsible in significant part, for the rise in rightwing extremism domestically and abroad.

    And that still doesn't cover all the damage that asshole has wrought for his own ego and vanity.

    There is nothing genuinely good about trmp's presence in the world. Nothing. He is the new benchmark for evil, right up with Stalin and Mao and Hitler. Oh, yes he is. His version was not like Hitler's holocaust or Stalin's or Mao's famines and pogroms, and his actual numbers of deaths isn't their league, yet, but his effect on the US and on other societies around the world will be felt for generations. We wouldn't, maybe, arguably, have the evil ditz of MT Greene and Boebert, Gaetz, and others occupying seats in our Congress.
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    As far as I know, he did not order the extrajudicial killing of an American citizen.

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    He really did empower a lot of white nationalists yearning for representation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    There are some people who have different goals for the country than you have. You seem upset enough about Trump's 4 years, that he must have accomplished something that his supporters liked.

    They have no obligation to list his accomplishments so you can confrontational.
    Maybe they just can't list any?
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    Judging from the long post above, the tariffs were a good thing?
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    He changed the course of a hurricane with his mighty magic marker.

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    The question was what 'good' things tRump accomplished.

    I do find it telling that the tRumpKult members among us are hiding from answering. Boatbum, woodpile, bbbbbbbys, etc.

    I guess they're not honest enough... not brave enough... to say, "I got nothing".
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    The question was what 'good' things tRump accomplished.

    I do find it telling that the tRumpKult members among us are hiding from answering. Boatbum, woodpile, bbbbbbbys, etc.

    I guess they're not honest enough... not brave enough... to say, "I got nothing".
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    Curious how libs here demand i speak to posts even if i never commented on it..

    They get mad when i post but even madder when i dont..

    By the way where are all the libs that went on and on and outraged if i did not use a forum members proper name..

    Not a one dare corrects you for mocking my name.

    Hypocrites..
    No wonder you keep doing it.

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    About the 3:50 point. And before that you can't fix stupid but it sure does feel good to laugh at it.
    I know he's got issues but I don't think he'll even care how hard I laugh.

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    One positive consequence of Mr. Trump's Presidency, unintended, I am sure, may be the Congress standing up on its hind legs and asserting some authority as a co-equal branch of the government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
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    Curious how libs here demand i speak to posts even if i never commented on it..

    They get mad when i post but even madder when i dont..

    By the way where are all the libs that went on and on and outraged if i did not use a forum members proper name..

    Not a one dare corrects you for mocking my name.

    Hypocrites..
    No wonder you keep doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    One positive consequence of Mr. Trump's Presidency, unintended, I am sure, may be the Congress standing up on its hind legs and asserting some authority as a co-equal branch of the government.
    “may be” sounds indefinite.

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    These are some of things Trump did which his supporters really liked:

    Recognized the "silent majority" and made them visible to the urban population
    Facilitated the end of legal "murder" of unborn humans
    Made the "invasion" of non-white people a signature issue
    Made visible the cohort of religious conservatives and empowered them to take a larger role in governance
    Attempted to disengage American manufacturing from the international marketplace
    Allowed conservative men to feel good about their innate male superiority


    Trump's magic lies in making socially conservative people feel like their values are better than those of socially liberal people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShorelineJohn View Post


    About the 3:50 point. And before that you can't fix stupid but it sure does feel good to laugh at it.
    I know he's got issues but I don't think he'll even care how hard I laugh.
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    I know such things can be edited, but how on earth can any NRA member not know the single sentence that is the 2nd amendment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    These are some of things Trump did which his supporters really liked:

    Recognized the "silent majority" and made them visible to the urban population
    Facilitated the end of legal "murder" of unborn humans
    Made the "invasion" of non-white people a signature issue
    Made visible the cohort of religious conservatives and empowered them to take a larger role in governance
    Attempted to disengage American manufacturing from the international marketplace
    Allowed conservative men to feel good about their innate male superiority


    Trump's magic lies in making socially conservative people feel like their values are better than those of socially liberal people.
    Did any of them mention any of those things?
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    The Trump supporters have enough lingering shame to not articulate the "good things". They just leave them on display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    obviously he nominated three SC judges to overturn Roe because it would secure the loyalty of a committed segment of the population. But that darn election got in the way and he’s now so lonely because they don’t need him anymore.

    Presidents have the privilege of nominating whoever they think is the best candidate. FDR appointed 8 in his tenure and nominated the chief justice. He completely changed the makeup of the court for decades as he deliberately chose young nominees who would be there a long time. His first appointment (which replaced a conservative justice) was someone that in his mind needed to be a "bible thumping new dealer" and he settled on Hugo Black - a well known racist and member of the KKK. Depending on whether you are liberal or conservative there have been plenty of opportunities to complain about the makeup of the SCOTUS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatbum View Post
    Presidents have the privilege of nominating whoever they think is the best candidate. FDR appointed 8 in his tenure and nominated the chief justice. He completely changed the makeup of the court for decades as he deliberately chose young nominees who would be there a long time. His first appointment (which replaced a conservative justice) was someone that in his mind needed to be a "bible thumping new dealer" and he settled on Hugo Black - a well known racist and member of the KKK. Depending on whether you are liberal or conservative there have been plenty of opportunities to complain about the makeup of the SCOTUS.
    Right, so this is my opportunity. Speaking of despicable characters what do you think of what McConnell did to Obama’s SC nominee?

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