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  1. Just now, jschuck12001 said:

    I wish someone would ask all the news networks, bloggers, reporters, tweeters, etc why WE should believe anything they say.  If they knew what they were talking about then election night wouldn't have been such a surprise.

    This seems a very misleading narrative.  Just because they were off on how people would vote does not mean they are not right about many other factual matters.

  2. 4 minutes ago, brandymac27 said:

    Interesting and perhaps a sign of good news...if true.  

    I'm not sure how that would work out considering Trump and his people's previous and continuing clashes with critics.

    Hmm, on the other hand, this could be an attempt to keep critical Republicans from being able to openly criticize him, by including them in whatever happens.  Similar to how a gang of criminals would make sure their new recruits are tied to their success or failure and share in the blame.

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  3. Hmmm...well then.


    "I am telling people if you haven’t been called to New York and Trump Tower yet, you aren’t in the running," says Rep. Chris Collins, U.S. House liaison to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.

    Collins, R-N.Y., says he doesn’t know anything specific about cabinet-level jobs


    By the way,  does it feel weird to anyone else that Trump Tower has basically become White House North. 

  4. 8 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

    I hope Democrats don't let up in their opposition to Trump if they get him to back off of Steve Bannon.  He's becoming the scapegoat for all things objectionable about Trump.  Pressuring Trump to abandon him isn't going to be much of a political victory if Trump gets away with a lot of the other **** he wants to pull at the same time.  Trump will enter office as the weakest and most unpopular president in generations.  He has nothing close to a mandate and Democrats have to be both relentless and smart in holding him accountable.  His plans are bat **** crazy.

    I agree...but if they fight him on everything, it will make them look bad and run the risk of backfiring.  They ought to reach out and give ideas of bi-partisan/acceptable picks he could make, attempt to start a dialogue, and try to make sure they aren't just complaining.  

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  5. 34 minutes ago, Larry said:


    He does have a mandate.  The voters elected him, and voted his Party into full control of Congress.  

    What's the alternative?  "Well, I voted for him, but I don't really want him to do the things that he said he was going to do"?  

    The majority of the country voted against him. He had over a million less votes than Hillary.  Even Obama who won handily reached out to Republicans and his rivals.  If Trump and his team won't even reach out to critics in his own party, he doesn't belong in the White House.


    So far he has a mandate to call himself President Elect.


    Also just because people voted for him doesn't mean they want him to push forward everything he said he would.  Remember, a lot of his voters said he was joking or not serious or just using campaign tactics for much of it and quite a few were uncomfortable about most of his plans but voted for him anyway.