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Old 05-11-2018, 10:05 PM  
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Can We All Finally Admit Trump Is A Good President?

Can We All Finally Admit Trump Is A Good President?

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

By MICHAEL J. KNOWLES

May 10, 2018
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The Iran Deal in tatters, three American hostages safely returned from North Korea, which now offers to denuclearize and end the Korean War after 68 years, five top ISIS leaders captured — and that’s just this week. On the domestic front, in just a year-and-a-half, landmark tax reform has made the U.S. more competitive, fewer illegal aliens are entering our country than at any time in the past 17 years, and dozens of federal judges have taken the bench to defend the rule of law and our constitutional system. According to a poll from CNN of all outlets, more Americans today think the country is headed in the right direction than at any time in over a decade.

The Left unsurprisingly remains steadfast in their opposition to President Trump. What’s disappointing is that a handful of “Never Trump” Republicans remain equally unwilling to admit the obvious: Donald Trump is a good president. Indeed, the remaining anti-Trump voices on the Right seem more desperate than ever to take down the president, if only to prove that, actually, they were right all along.

An oft-abused Ralph Waldo Emerson saying comes to mind. Clumsy pedants misquote the transcendental essayist absurdly insisting, “Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” In reality Emerson wrote, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” The distinction is crucial. Logic requires consistency, but logical premises can be proved wrong. The madman who is convinced he's a banana and therefore peels off his own skin follows a consistent logic; the trouble is that his premise isn’t true.

People are stubborn. More precisely, they easily fall prey to commitment bias, whereby individuals become more convinced of their position once they have declared it publicly. The more people defend their opinions, the more difficult those opinions are to dislodge even as evidence mounts to rebut them. Foolish ideologues, presented with evidence that reality contradicts their theories, reject reality for their theories.

Some conservatives and Republicans refused to vote for President Trump in 2016, and they did so for a variety of reasons. Some feared Trump would turn out to be a left-wing wolf in sheep’s clothing. Others insisted that Trump’s rough speech and boorish personal behavior would preclude his governing as a conservative and diminish the United States in the eyes of her citizens and the rest of the world. After 17 months, not only have none of those fears come to pass, but indeed all available evidence points in precisely the opposite direction: excellent governance at home, peace through strength abroad, and a long-absent hopefulness in the hearts of Americans.

Reality has refuted the “Never Trump” premises. That fact ought to be a cause for celebration among all but those who wish our country ill. Nevertheless, some still stubbornly hope President Trump will fail our country so they can avoid the indignity of having been wrong. But changing one’s mind in the light of new evidence is no vice; and consistency in the defense of fantasy is no virtue.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/30506...hael-j-knowles
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:28 PM   #61
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I really don’t care if it was Trump,Obama, Bush etc who was President when this happened. The same thing with the death of Osama Bin Laden.

This is a great step for our country. I’m glad that the NK problem is looking better.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:33 PM   #62
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LOL

This stupid article again?

"Becoming a billionaire is so easy, anyone can do it!"

I'm pretty sure Donald Trump doesn't need to take financial advice from Claire Groden.

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Old 05-12-2018, 11:10 PM   #63
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I think the most likely explanation is that they inadvertently destroyed their own testing site. I don't rule out possibility that we did something, but I think it's a real long shot. I certainly don't think it was a result of diplomacy or conventional intimidation.
Considering the article says they blew a hole in the mountain and radioactive fallout may be leaking out towards China, I would have to say China is a bit ticked off and yanked hard on their dog's chain.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:15 PM   #64
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Imagine debating about things that we as Americans have no real accessible knowledge to because it's all hidden from us. WOW WOW WOW.
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Imagine debating about things that we as Americans have no real accessible knowledge to because it's all hidden from us. WOW WOW WOW.
China is not that comfortable with NK having nuclear weapons. NK having nuclear weapons means that it came have some independence from Beijing.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:35 PM   #66
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That would indicate a serious misunderstanding of what's going on in the middle east, but you might be right.

What's been going on in the Middle East is an atrocity largely created by the last administration. I'm not interested in carrying Barack Obama, John McCain, and Hillary Clinton's water.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:39 PM   #67
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China is not that comfortable with NK having nuclear weapons. NK having nuclear weapons means that it came have some independence from Beijing.
I hear ya. I'm just making a jab at the entire political talk in general. I can't stand politics so discussions like this one are just silly to me. I live a very drama-free lifestyle where I only care about what's directly effecting my life and when it's directly effecting my life and that's it. To each our own though. Everybody has their vice that they need a fix of. Mine is football. And alcohol. And metal.
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I hear ya. I'm just making a jab at the entire political talk in general. I can't stand politics so discussions like this one are just silly to me. I live a very drama-free lifestyle where I only care about what's directly effecting my life and when it's directly effecting my life and that's it. To each our own though. Everybody has their vice that they need a fix of. Mine is football. And alcohol. And metal.
No drama at all? Just an entire thread about some underage gal that ya fed drinks to, and then snapchatted every day while being married until she one day just stopped contact after meeting someone?
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:20 AM   #70
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No drama at all? Just an entire thread about some underage gal that ya fed drinks to, and then snapchatted every day while being married until she one day just stopped contact after meeting someone?
And zero drama breh. That's the beauty of it. I don't carry any drama in my life. I'm the dude that leaves work and I don't think about work again until I step back in the establishment. Wife and I argue MAYBE once a month, if that. A female co-worker tries to get under my skin at times, but I literally shoulder shrug her with such a dull reaction that it pisses her off because she wants a dramatic reaction out of me. I don't do the drama breh.

BTW that story with the girl, and she's not underage so quit that, but that story isn't over yet. Once something happens, the story will continue.
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And zero drama breh. That's the beauty of it. I don't carry any drama in my life. I'm the dude that leaves work and I don't think about work again until I step back in the establishment. Wife and I argue MAYBE once a month, if that. A female co-worker tries to get under my skin at times, but I literally shoulder shrug her with such a dull reaction that it pisses her off because she wants a dramatic reaction out of me. I don't do the drama breh.

BTW that story with the girl, and she's not underage so quit that, but that story isn't over yet. Once something happens, the story will continue.
You were broken up enough to make a thread. And she wasn't old enough to drink, but ya got her a good buzz?
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You were broken up enough to make a thread. And she wasn't old enough to drink, but ya got her a good buzz?
She gets high every single day of her life. Giving her a little wine was probably doing her a favor. It effected nothing. She was without her Michigan Wolverines T-shirt well before any wine was even drank.

The key to that story wasn't THAT night. It was everything after that night.

Why she came after me. Why she was so comfortable with me and she would continuously text/snap me.

That thread taught me a lot tbh. I never realized how naive I was with women. I didn't realize it was such a game. Needless to say, she is still the first person to check each of my Snap stories. Also her most recent "story" she took a pic of herself and said "Got Games?"... I took that as assuming she's already having a BF issue or that he's playing games. Time will tell.
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She gets high every single day of her life. Giving her a little wine was probably doing her a favor. It effected nothing. She was without her Michigan Wolverines T-shirt well before any wine was even drank.

The key to that story wasn't THAT night. It was everything after that night.

Why she came after me. Why she was so comfortable with me and she would continuously text/snap me.

That thread taught me a lot tbh. I never realized how naive I was with women. I didn't realize it was such a game. Needless to say, she is still the first person to check each of my Snap stories. Also her most recent "story" she took a pic of herself and said "Got Games?"... I took that as assuming she's already having a BF issue or that he's playing games. Time will tell.
If she has to get high every day then she's probably not happy. Her drinking wine's not really an issue then. And ya do get extra points for getting that Wolverines Shirt off. Gotta like an aggressive gal. It's awesome that you got something out of it. And you're still rather young. Learning as much as you can will only help
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If she has to get high every day then she's probably not happy. Her drinking wine's not really an issue then. And ya do get extra points for getting that Wolverines Shirt off. Gotta like an aggressive gal. It's awesome that you got something out of it. And you're still rather young. Learning as much as you can will only help
Secret left outside the thread: She calls her current BF "Daddy" and she used to call me "Husband" because I was "husband" material according to her. She'd introduce me to literally all of her friends as "my husband".

And the story continues. One day....
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Secret left outside the thread: She calls her current BF "Daddy" and she used to call me "Husband" because I was "husband" material according to her. She'd introduce me to literally all of her friends as "my husband".

And the story continues. One day....
That sounds very odd. But she's young. She still has a shot at maturing a lot over the next couple of years. It's best that she's doing her thing now for both of ya
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