Post by Steve M. Galbraith Post by BOZ Post by Steve M. Galbraith Post by BOZ
I have no idea why conservatives or even self-styled Republicans would
defend Donald Trump.
I can see why you're stunned at the anti-Trump hysteria and
sensationalism. And I can see why you'd oppose the seeming takeover of the
Democratic Party by the insane left.
But that doesn't justify defending this clearly dishonest conman we have
as President. And if you don't think he obstructed justice in the Mueller
investigation then what the heck would you call it? Does it rise to
impeachable levels of behavior? Maybe not; but it was certainly improper.
Two things can be true at the same time: That is, the "collusion"
investigation was based on false or "sloppy" intelligence - maybe even
worse things - AND Trump has done things to try and obstruct the
investigation that an ordinary citizen simply couldn't do.
If there was no collusion, what justice did he obstruct?
Post by Steve M. Galbraith
You can criticize both; it's not one or the other.
And I won't even mention the hundred and one other acts that Trump has
done that are irresponsible and simply not what a president should do.
This is not a morality tale - bad Trump vs. good anti-Trump OR good Trump
vs. bad anti-Trump. There is a lot of irresponsible things done by both
Yes, the anti-Trump left is worse; but that's not an excuse for him.
Trump has said some outrageous things but I can live with that because I
approve of most of the things he has done. While philosophically I am
opposed to tariffs, if this is a ploy to negotiate better trade terms with
the Chi-coms, it can be a good thing in the long run. I wouldn't want to
see these tariffs become permanent but that will largely be up to the
Chi-coms. A trade war is not in their best interest so I think we will see
them eventually negotiate. It is in their best interest to have our
markets open to them. They sell a lot more to us than we sell to them.
Getting better trade terms should change that.
People who understand economics know that there is no such thing as a
trade deficit. They are sending us their goods in exchange for lots of
green pieces of paper with Ben Franklin's picture on it. It would be great
for us if they would just hoard those but eventually those little green
pieces of paper will make their way back to us in exchange for our goods.