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    Not that this matters much in the grand scheme of things, but apparently Cohen testified that Trump told him to arrange payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women who said they had affairs with Trump. Normally this wouldn't matter, and likely won't, but you think this would strike some sort of chord with the bible belt.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Not that this matters much in the grand scheme of things, but apparently Cohen testified that Trump told him to arrange payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women who said they had affairs with Trump. Normally this wouldn't matter, and likely won't, but you think this would strike some sort of chord with the bible belt.
    Bible belters have made a deal with Trump that they'll ignore all his morality issues as long as he appoints ultra-conservative judges, which he's been doing by the dozen ever since he was sworn in. It's hypocrisy, to be sure, but when has that ever mattered to evangelicals?
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    Bible belters have made a deal with Trump that they'll ignore all his morality issues as long as he appoints ultra-conservative judges, which he's been doing by the dozen ever since he was sworn in. It's hypocrisy, to be sure, but when has that ever mattered to evangelicals?
    Good point. What I CAN see happening is if dems win the house at midterms, you can put money down they will be banging the drums for impeachment. That will not go well for Trump.

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    I'm leaning towards the opinion that, for the democrats, it is more useful to keep Trump in the white house until 2020, continuing to bang around like a bull in a china shop, making a huge mess, then in 2020, they will be well positioned to take control of the executive, and then, should the mid-terms go the way they're hoping they go and they get majorities in both the house and the senate, they'll be calling the shots, just like in 2008.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Normally this wouldn't matter, and likely won't, but you think this would strike some sort of chord with the bible belt.
    I can tell you exactly what my parents will say without hesitation, despite any/all proof whatsoever: "FAKE NEWS." This is the damage he has done to sanity.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Good point. What I CAN see happening is if dems win the house at midterms, you can put money down they will be banging the drums for impeachment. That will not go well for Trump.
    Dems have to be careful with that, because it could backfire if the evidence is flimsy enough to create doubt. Clinton's approval rating shot up to 70% after he was impeached because many (correctly) viewed it as a Republican witch hunt over lies about an affair. Certainly the same thing could happen to Trump.
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    Dems have to be careful with that, because it could backfire if the evidence is flimsy enough to create doubt. Clinton's approval rating shot up to 70% after he was impeached because many (correctly) viewed it as a Republican witch hunt over lies about an affair. Certainly the same thing could happen to Trump.
    Nixon had a 20 percent approval rating when he was forced to resign to avoid impeachment, whereas Trump has an approval rating of about twice that. And the Dow Jones average is doing great, in part because of Trump's tax cuts. There's no way he gets impeached before 2020, and unless the economy suddenly tanks, slim chance he won't get reelected. (Recall that Nixon won reelection in a landslide with the Watergate Investigations ongoing.)
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    Sorry not sorry for liking this video.


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    Okay.....why? Did I miss something?

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    Okay.....why? Did I miss something?
    Other than the video? No.

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    Why the sorry not sorry comment?

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    Because it's a positive thing about Trump on matchcut.

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    Because it's a positive thing about Trump on matchcut.
    Ahhhh.

    I'm sure someone in the twitter comments found something terribly wrong about it for us.

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    Because it's a positive thing about Trump on matchcut.
    Is there a quota I have to meet to keep you satisfied? Do I have to do it for all people I find despicable, or just Trump?
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    Whats the positive thing? That he acted like a normal person?

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Is there a quota I have to meet to keep you satisfied? Do I have to do it for all people I find despicable, or just Trump?
    Is there ever balance in life? Do we reap what we sow? Is there a means to an end? Is there a point to your post? I just preemptively prepared for the worst here, posting a pretty cool video of the President thanking doctors and nurses after a terrorist attack.

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    Is there ever balance in life? Do we reap what we sow? Is there a means to an end? Is there a point to your post? I just preemptively prepared for the worst here, posting a pretty cool video of the President thanking doctors and nurses after a terrorist attack.
    No, you were being all passive-aggressive as you always are with politics because apparently you have the belief that good automatically cancels out bad and/or people need to acknowledge all the good an individual has done in order to maintain the position that they are bad people overall.

    Or maybe it's just because you don't like people not liking Trump.
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    No, you were being all passive-aggressive as you always are with politics because apparently you have the belief that good automatically cancels out bad and/or people need to acknowledge all the good an individual has done in order to maintain the position that they are bad people overall.

    Or maybe it's just because you don't like people not liking Trump.
    Or Column C) Match Cut sucks at being rational and I just wanted to share a video without someone saying, "Yeh but he still sucks" - But now I realize that's impossible. There was nothing passive aggressive about it. If that were the case, I would start my post with- "Its cool that everyone hates Trump MC, I can see this topic is very important you MC. But here's a little sunshine to spruce up your wonderful cheery lives."

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    No, a normal person would have posted it and waited to actually see what the reaction was rather than pre-emptively being all pissy about it.

    I don't come on Match Cut to be told I'm not positive about Trump enough. Just post your video and let people talk about it or ignore it - stop being an idiot about it.
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