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PDad

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Trump's success has been limited by his reliance on an outside game. He would be more effective if he added an inside game that better utilized all the levers available to the WH. 
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Some of those levers aren't just broken, they have sharp edges intended to draw blood. Quite a different MSM than Obama had at his ready disposal and the snap of the fingers, or the request of a staff member. See how that works?
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#MAGA


"The number of people illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has dropped 40 percent in President Trump’s first full month in office,Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported that the number of illegal border crossings dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 persons. Kelly said border agents usually see a 10 to 20 percent increase in illegal immigrant apprehensions from January to February.

“The drop in apprehensions shows a marked change in trends,” Kelly said. “Since the administration’s implementation of executive orders to enforce immigration laws, apprehensions and inadmissible activity is trending toward the lowest monthly total in at least the last five years.”


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Turning off that Obama spigot
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cnn story today. Go figure.




"The more Americans learn about first lady Melania Trump, the more they like her.  Her favorability rating is up 16 points since her husband was sworn-in as President, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday in CNN's COVER/LINE newsletter."


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A possible add-on for Friday Night Fun is predicting what Trump will tweet Saturday morning - topic and target.
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A possible add-on for Friday Night Fun is predicting what Trump will tweet Saturday morning - topic and target.

ohh, i likey. 

This week he will hit healthcare.  it will be positive, stoic, and purposely worded to give a sense of consensus building.  

Could easily have gone to calling people out, pushing pols to get on board, but I think where things stand now, he/his team is looking to communicate a build of consensus.  
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A possible add-on for Friday Night Fun is predicting what Trump will tweet Saturday morning - topic and target.


My guess for trumps 5 am saturday tweet: "Janet Reno fired 93 in 93."

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Weekend tweet, will be something about cleaning out the rats at the IRS
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@realDonaldTrump: "We are making great progress with healthcare. ObamaCare is imploding and will only get worse. Republicans coming together to get job done!"
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UWstrodamus.
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ohh, i likey. (you're welcome)

This week he will hit healthcare.  it will be positive, stoic, and purposely worded to give a sense of consensus building.  (Winner, winner, chicken dinner!)

Could easily have gone to calling people out, pushing pols to get on board, but I think where things stand now, he/his team is looking to communicate a build of consensus.  

I agree. There isn't a pressing story that needed burying and he's busy with AHCA. In fact, I expect he's enjoying the cajoling and deal making.

His tweet sounds prepared rather than spontaneous. The tricky part of predicting his Saturday tweets is he may react to a random news report.
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I found this story very interesting - http://ijr.com/2017/03/822619-i-had-dinner-with-the-afghanistan-ambassador-what-he-said-about-the-differences-between-trump-obama-is-stunning/

During this Q and A, the ambassador was asked about the current American administration and how the people of Afghanistan viewed President Trump. His answer stunned those listening, not only for its candor but also for its rare insight into how the president approaches foreign policy. His full response to the question:

"I've personally met with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago and the president has had two phone conversations with President Ghani [The president of Afghanistan]. One call was after he won the election and one after [Trump] became president. Before the calls, we were advised to keep conversations short because, we were told, Trump will not be interested in the details of the call and does not have a long attention span, so it would be pointless to have a long call.

However, we were pleasantly surprised at how much time President Trump spent asking very informed questions. The first time the presidents spoke, the questions Trump asked impressed us. “How can you win in this fight [against terrorism]?” he asked. “What do you need to become financially independent?” and “How can American business invest in Afghanistan? How can we develop businesses and mining in your country?”

Trump would listen intently after each question, often asking follow-ups. Trump's second call with our president was even longer than the first. Asking these types of questions for our country is something the Obama administration never did. The Obama administration was the most academic administration we have ever had to deal with but the Trump administration has been the most thoughtful and intelligent.

Trump continually asked “How can you win? What does Afghanistan need to win?” in reference to our fight with terrorism. Trump wants to win. Sincerely. All the Obama administration wanted to do was not lose.

The Obama administration was hesitant with us. The enemy could sense that. When the Obama administration announced its plans to pull troops out of the region, they announced the exact date they would do it. All our enemies had to do was wait [Obama] out. They knew the date they had to hang on until — which gave them the will to fight. They used that time to recruit and build up resources.

To bring real reform, we must be able to defeat enemies outside our country and inside. We must overthrow the Afghan warlords who are profiteering off the war. Every time we tried to remove one of them from power, [Secretary John] Kerry would say "no" because it would potentially make it unstable and require more troops be brought in. The entire Obama administration was too cautious, but Kerry was the most cautious. Perhaps the Obama administration was fatigued by the time we assumed power. [President Ghani assumed power in September of 2014.] But Trump is very different from Obama in this way.

This is good, for the future of Afghanistan."

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Seems he's not all bluster. Did someone post this elsewhere? I think he is an asset in office compared to what we had and what we were on the verge of having. I'm so glad everyday that he was elected.
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I think he is an asset in office...

mikec probably agrees with 60% of him being an asset...
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Mike likes ass?
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I'm so glad everyday that he was elected.



Amen Brother.

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Mike likes ass?


depends...
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mikec probably agrees with 60% of him being an asset...


as I have said before, I am sure, he could be asset, if he could stop being an asshat.

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He is who he is.  That's not going to change.
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Like it or not, Trump is ushering in a new paradigm of politics.  (Blue - a paradigm is not twenty cents).  He is being very direct with people, which I like and which has been far too lacking in politics.  He just needs someone by his side at all times checking his tweets before he posts them.

Right now, and it's really, really early, the stats are encouraging.  Job growth, reduced border crossings, debt actually down.  Very encouraging but very early.  We could actually be in deep sh1t over this whole North Korea issue.
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Direct with the people?  You mean lying out his ass is being direct with the people?

That is not a new paradigm - we've just had 8 years of it.
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Trump reminds me of a good friend I had in college. I used to kid him about being the next best thing to someone that always tells the truth because we could always tell when he wasn't. Likewise, most of Trump's lies are obvious to informed observers and generally inconsequential.
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LMAO - the problem is there are low info's he can chum with this stuff and is pretty dangerous when he is the President.

We all knew a guy like that.  If you didn't, you were the guy.
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Hey twerpalum, on this thread you made several posts but when you do a post count this is what is found. You deleted all your posts on this thread. Gutless

Who Posted
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Username         Posts        
keepinitreal         439
uwApoligist         426
mikec         321
Dewey         249
EarlyGrayce         221
pabar61         219
bluedog         189
TylerDurden         165
woody         140
ForeverInBlue         126
PDad         115
TheNarrator         98
DietCoke         92
CoachB25         50
bhblue         36
spazsdad         31
Lost_1         29
Slapper         28
fhoenix         15
BillSmith         13
steelman         6
MadDogsDad         5
GrizzlyFan         4
BamaHoHo         2
rocklifter         2
NCexile         1
DJPort2008         1
ice_67         1
masare         1

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"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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Dude, spend more time whiskey'in and less time sleuthin. I'm just sayin....
keepinitreal

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Spend more time minding your own business. If it don't concern you....just sayin. Watching the game and sluethin, rolling my way
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"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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My point, not that I need to splain, is that twerpalum says she doesn't post often, I say she does but she deletes her posts. I just proved it and you must not know GLP and how it necessitates a security clearance.
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"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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Who pissed in your cheerios. Just a joke. Whatever I'll step off.
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