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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:18 PM

"I never considered voting for Trump in 2016. I may be forced to vote for him this year."

This is an editorial opinion from Danielle Pletka, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. For those who are not familiar with the American Enterprise Institute, it is a conservative think tank.

That she believes that trump is far better than what she says is the "leftward lurch of the Democratic party, really shows how deranged these right wing "intellectuals" are.

Here is an excerpt from her "opinion":

"In 2016, I never considered voting for Donald Trump. The Johnny-come-lately Republican and his nasty schoolyard jibes seemed to me the worst degradation of American politics. But in 2020, I may be forced to vote for the man.

Hear me out.

I don’t need a bumper sticker or a lawn sign to convey my distaste for Trump — his odious tweets, his chronic mendacity and general crudeness. Over the past four years, like an oil slick that besmirches all it touches, Trump himself has managed to obscure his administration’s more-substantive accomplishments, such as focusing the world’s attention on China’s threat to global security and brokering a new era of Middle East peace.

I fear Trump’s erratic, personality-driven decision-making. His contempt for NATO is alarming, as is his delusion that he can manage rogue leaders. I don’t doubt that his eagerness to withdraw U.S. troops from their stability missions in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq will encourage conflict and terrorism. And I fret that his bizarrely isolationist attitude toward international trade will hurt the U.S. economy and splinter the global trading juggernaut that over the past half-century has brought the world amazing prosperity, lifting hundreds of millions of people out of extreme poverty.

But I fear the leftward lurch of the Democratic Party even more.

What is there to be afraid of? I fear that former vice president Joe Biden would be a figurehead president, incapable of focus or leadership, who would run a teleprompter presidency with the words drafted by his party’s hard-left ideologues. I fear that a Congress with Democrats controlling both houses — almost certainly ensured by a Biden victory in November — would begin an assault on the institutions of government that preserve the nation’s small “d” democracy. That could include the abolition of the filibuster, creating an executive-legislative monolith of unlimited political power; an increase in the number of Supreme Court seats to ensure a liberal supermajority; passage of devastating economic measures such as the Green New Deal; nationalized health care; the dismantling of U.S. borders and the introduction of socialist-inspired measures that will wreck an economy still recovering from the pandemic shutdown."


This is what we are up against.

Her argument is like the psychotic killer, whose logic is "it isn't my fault, they are making me do it"



Her quote:

a Democratic victory "......would begin an assault on the institutions of government that preserve the nation's small "d" democracy."

WTF!!!!!!!

THOSE INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT THAT SHE IS SO WORRIED ABOUT, ARE BEING DESTROYED BY TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICANS" !!!!!!!!

This is all you need to know about this POS:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danielle_Pletka

Out of all the people from Australia, why the f**k did they have to send us people like Pletka and Murdoch





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Reply "I never considered voting for Trump in 2016. I may be forced to vote for him this year." (Original post)
still_one Tuesday OP
Maeve Tuesday #1
still_one Tuesday #5
jorgevlorgan Tuesday #2
2naSalit Tuesday #12
rzemanfl Tuesday #3
CurtEastPoint Tuesday #6
still_one Tuesday #10
FM123 Tuesday #4
regnaD kciN Tuesday #7
still_one Tuesday #8
captain queeg Tuesday #9
still_one Tuesday #11

Response to still_one (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:23 PM

1. For an hilarious counter-point, try Alexandra Petri's response

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/15/i-cant-believe-youre-forcing-me-vote-trump-which-i-definitely-didnt-already-want-do/?hpid=hp_save-opinions-float-right-4-0_opinion-card-c-right%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans
Believe me when I tell you that the LAST THING I could POSSIBLY want would be to vote for Donald Trump. That’s why I am so stunned that you have taken it upon yourself to go to such lengths to FORCE me to vote for him! You sick, sick monster! I don’t even like him, not even one little bit. So I hope you’re happy with what YOU are making me do, which comes to me as a total surprise and is definitely not a foregone conclusion in any way.

Over the past four years, Trump’s ominous shadow has devoured everything that was precious about America, chewed on it and spat out only bones and gristle. This has slightly obscured the accomplishments of his administration, which include, if I am remembering right (DON’T TELL ME IF I’M NOT; THAT WILL MAKE ME ANGRY, AND YOU KNOW WHO ANGRY PEOPLE VOTE FOR), ending the budget deficit and doing whatever it was Abraham Lincoln did, but better and faster.

Do I think Trump has the attributes necessary for governing? Absolutely not! He is a dangerous man, and every day we spend under his leadership is a day we lose a precious share of the world’s respect that we may never regain. There’s definitely not a “But!” coming after such a strong and overwhelming condemnation of his leadership.

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Response to Maeve (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:25 PM

5. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. I was so upset when I read this piece. I love the biting

sarcasm

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:24 PM

2. Conservatives diverting to fascism

That's what that really is

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:35 PM

12. +1

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:24 PM

3. Nothing I am thinking at this moment could be posted on DU. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:27 PM

6. Well, I can think of one retort, thanks to Dan Aykroyd: "Danielle, you ignorant slut."

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:32 PM

10. +++

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:25 PM

4. Crazy with a capital C.

That's what they keep spewing 24/7 - don't look at trump and his evil ways, look over THERE at the libs, they are the real danger! How anybody with half a brain can fall for that nonsense is just mind blowing.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:29 PM

7. Oh, SURE an AEI employee didn't vote Republican in 2016...



“Coming up, as a rebuttal from the Biden camp – an activist at Emily’s List who wouldn’t vote for Hillary in 2016 now explains why she has ‘no choice’ but to vote for Biden/Harris this November.”

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:31 PM

8. Exactly

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:32 PM

9. What are they drinking at this "think tank"?

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:33 PM

11. Novichok

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