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    Trump's First 100 Days

    I feel like I'm taking crazy pills looking at the election results. Obviously I'm out of touch with what half of this country wants, so I'll throw this out to the forum at large--especially Republicans who voted Trump and R down the ticket. Now that Republicans have control of about everything, what actions do you think will happen in the first 100 days (or over the next two years)?

    Obamacare repealed? Anything to replace it?
    Will we get that wall?
    Is the top tax bracket really going to be lowered to 15%?
    Next year will our kit kats have 10% less chocolate?

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    Hard to say. There are undoubtedly a lot of things that are going to confront him in the oval office that he hasn't anticipated. Candidates always make lots of promises before they get elected that they can't keep because of the mechanics of actually running things. It can be very hard to get things done.

    It remains to be seen how he will deal with congress and senate. Trump is not really a Republican, so how much will they agree and support each other? That all depends. A lot of things are up in the air.

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    We'll see if he even makes it to office. I predict an assassination attempt.

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    It's likely he'll be a one-term president at most. Even George W. Bush hates his guts. I don't think he can do too much damage unless he levels up to dictator, which I actually wouldn't completely dismiss because these seem like the kind of circumstances that have produced dictators in the past. The thing is that Trump doesn't have the brain for it but there's lots of Shadow People who might offer themselves up to be his brain, so.
    "Better not to feel too much until the crisis ends—and if it never ends, at least we’ll have suffered a little less, developed a useful dullness...The constant—and very real—fear of being hurt, the fear of death, of intolerable loss, or even of “mere” humiliation, leads each of us, the citizens and prisoners of the conflict, to dampen our own vitality, our emotional and intellectual range, and to cloak ourselves in more and more protective layers until we suffocate." - Toni Morrison

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    Well... there's always locking up crooked Hillary; followed closely by dealing to all those nasty journalists who kept writing about all he did and all he said.

    I'm sure there are a few comedians in his sights as well.

    Then there's a couple of coal fired power stations to reopen...

    And the TPP to quash... jobs to bring back from China, a wall to build... not to mention a few Billion to repay to the Chinese whose factories he wants to close.

    Gonna be a busy man (unless Ptah is right and he gets assassinated before he takes office).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyng1 View Post
    Well... there's always locking up crooked Hillary; followed closely by dealing to all those nasty journalists who kept writing about all he did and all he said.

    I'm sure there are a few comedians in his sights as well.

    Then there's a couple of coal fired power stations to reopen...

    And the TPP to quash... jobs to bring back from China, a wall to build... not to mention a few Billion to repay to the Chinese whose factories he wants to close.

    Gonna be a busy man (unless Ptah is right and he gets assassinated before he takes office).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neville View Post
    Can't forget the deportation force.
    Shouldn't really need a force. He employs most of the illegals in his hotels and golf courses...

    Anyway, as a Californian, aren't you going to be busy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dot View Post
    these seem like the kind of circumstances that have produced dictators in the past.
    LOL no.

    Things may be subtly moving in that direction, but honestly anybody who's noticing that now and thinks it's new just hasn't been paying attention for like the last 50 years.

    (What reliably produces dictators sooner or later is having a big military--not exactly a recent Trump initiative.)


    But I suspect the average American is tens of thousands of dollars and a good 50 pounds away at least from having any conception of what it means to be living under "conditions that produce dictators", if by that you're thinking of the radical-rupture, somebody suddenly staging a coup sort of thing.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Mexico View Post
    LOL no.

    Things may be subtly moving in that direction, but honestly anybody who's noticing that now and thinks it's new just hasn't been paying attention for like the last 50 years.

    (What reliably produces dictators sooner or later is having a big military--not exactly a recent Trump initiative.)


    But I suspect the average American is tens of thousands of dollars and a good 50 pounds away at least from having any conception of what it means to be living under "conditions that produce dictators", if by that you're thinking of the radical-rupture, somebody suddenly staging a coup sort of thing.




    Everybody probably needs to calm down.
    I'm not saying it's a new trend, I'm saying that Trump could catalyze and speed up the trend. If it's something that's been gaining strength for so long, then isn't a figure like Trump what the movement has been waiting for?

    And I wasn't thinking of "conditions that produce dictators" solely in terms of complete poverty and suffering (of course the US isn't anywhere close to interwar Germany levels of misery and it would be ridiculous to claim such a thing)...I was thinking of those conditions in terms of: nationalistic anger, a large military, and a willingness to corrupt and oppress. Those factors are certainly thriving in the US. And aren't they enough to spark authoritarianism on their own?
    "Better not to feel too much until the crisis ends—and if it never ends, at least we’ll have suffered a little less, developed a useful dullness...The constant—and very real—fear of being hurt, the fear of death, of intolerable loss, or even of “mere” humiliation, leads each of us, the citizens and prisoners of the conflict, to dampen our own vitality, our emotional and intellectual range, and to cloak ourselves in more and more protective layers until we suffocate." - Toni Morrison

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    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    Hard to say. There are undoubtedly a lot of things that are going to confront him in the oval office that he hasn't anticipated. Candidates always make lots of promises before they get elected that they can't keep because of the mechanics of actually running things. It can be very hard to get things done.

    It remains to be seen how he will deal with congress and senate. Trump is not really a Republican, so how much will they agree and support each other? That all depends. A lot of things are up in the air.
    Establishment Republicans hate him and yet they still close ranks. They know that party unity gets things done.

    It will be very interesting to see what happens (if anything).
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