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by MaduroBU
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: ‘But, Kavanaugh!’ NeverTrump’s Awakening
Replies: 29
Views: 2265

Re: ‘But, Kavanaugh!’ NeverTrump’s Awakening

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:14 pm
MaduroBU wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:22 pm
I find Trump to be a despicable human being whose absolute best is to be a)not HRC and b) do a few good things. His trade deals have been needed for years, and will pay dividends. I worry that despite that, larger forces at work in the economy will trigger a large correction soon and that Trump's reliance upon the stock market for validation will cause that event to drown him and possibly the Republican congressional majority with it.
I don't know that I'd call the man "despicable". He hasn't fed anyone into a wood chipper or gassed a whole race of people, as far as I know. I would say that he is a bit of a jerk and is definitely rude and obnoxious. He also has a remarkably thin skin for someone who has been in the public eye most of his life.

I also think he is doing a good job by any honest measurement in all of the key areas that I care about for a President (economy, national security, etc). Then again, I am a devotee of Locke when it comes to the role of government. His one notable failure, IMHO, has been to cave to pressure in restricting our RKBA, specifically when it comes to so called "bump stock machine guns".

I can separate whether someone is a nice person from whether they are good at their job. And since I'm not planning to have the President of the US babysit my kids anytime soon, I really don't need them to be a nice person. Just get government out of the way of the economy and my personal life, and keep us from being defeated by our enemies, please. Do those two things, and I'll be just fine with a complete jerk as our President.
I agree that he has taken on several very important and overlooked issues, and I don't need him to be a saint. I find his philandering to be off putting, but i think that it's part of a larger issue of extreme narcissism. Im not sure that Trump can admit to being wrong, which could influence decision making that affects me.
by MaduroBU
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: ‘But, Kavanaugh!’ NeverTrump’s Awakening
Replies: 29
Views: 2265

Re: ‘But, Kavanaugh!’ NeverTrump’s Awakening

I find Trump to be a despicable human being whose absolute best is to be a)not HRC and b) do a few good things. His trade deals have been needed for years, and will pay dividends. I worry that despite that, larger forces at work in the economy will trigger a large correction soon and that Trump's reliance upon the stock market for validation will cause that event to drown him and possibly the Republican congressional majority with it.

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