THE EMPEROR is losing influence, thanks God!


#1

The president can no longer count on his party’s support. That suggests dangerous times ahead.

I’ve been warning that this would be a dangerous period for President Donald Trump. With the midterms over, and no reason to think that Trump still has some kind of unusual hold on voters, Republicans would suddenly find themselves with far weaker incentives to go along with him.

This is the normal political cycle. What’s different for Trump is that while most presidents use the tools of office to build their influence, Trump’s professional reputation and his popularity among rank-and-file voters — and therefore his personal sway with legislators — remain unusually weak. That makes an unfavorable moment in the electoral cycle especially hazardous.

And just like that, we saw two episodes in the Senate this week demonstrating how little clout Trump now has.

First, on Wednesday, 14 Republicans joined a united Democratic Party to advance a bill overturning the president’s policy in Yemen. That’s extraordinary: Same-party members of Congress, especially those with orthodox positions, are almost always deferential to the president on matters of war and peace. Trump didn’t just lose outliers such as Rand Paul or relative moderates such as Susan Collins. He lost 14 — and there aren’t 14 Republican senators who have iconoclastic views on foreign policy.

Then, on Thursday, a district court nomination had to be yanked from the Senate floor just before the vote because South Carolina Republican Tim Scott decided to oppose it, and because Arizona Republican Jeff Flake is voting against all of Trump’s judicial nominations until a measure to protect special counsel Robert Mueller can get a vote. Flake is also on the judiciary committee, which just had to cancel a hearing on other nominees; without Flake, they didn’t have the votes.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-11-30/trump-is-losing-his-influence


#2

:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
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#3

Thought you were talking about Xi when you say emperor. Sheesh.


#4

Both are dictators. :laughing:


#5

Would you rather have Trump lead your country or Xi? Have to pick one can’t say neither.


#6

Both can’t speak English. :smile::smile::smile:


#7

I’m sure eventually I finish laughing about democrats being against Trump’s policy in Yemen which is a continuation of Obama’s policy.


#8

Yup, with one minor difference. In one case you would be in a re-education camp by now.


#9

No, I will escape. :rofl:


#10

The plastic milk bottles are in aisle 13.

Don’t forget to take a sucker with you, perhaps the one clicking on that heart. :smile:


#11

Stop deflecting.


#12

#13

They love me, no they don’t!

They love me? No! They don’t! :sweat_smile::sweat_smile::sweat_smile::sweat_smile::sweat_smile::sweat_smile:


#14

#15

LOL…………………….LOL……………………………………LOL


#16

Yeah… Point. Ok. Trump. Because I don’t want to be one of the bodies on display at the Body World Exhibit.


#17

Rasmussen is widely known to put their fingers on results to steer a conservative friendly narrative. They only start being more accurate as actually elections open. For a more unbiased view use a poll aggregator like

That is showing trump at a steady 42% approval for many months


#18

You mean they were the second most accurate on electoral votes and most accurate on popular vote for the 2016 presidential election. Just because they don’t follow the leftist agenda doesn’t make them right leaning.


#19

Per what I stated above. Anyone that follows polls knows you don’t trust Rasmussen outside their final polls.


#20

I think the emperor got trashed in N Korea. He acted as usual, as a toddler.

Where are those proud, so patriotic republicans on this forum? They are not conservative anymore. They are a bunch of cry babies with a toddler as a chief.

What a POS president, praising the killers of our own people, his fat comrade Kim Jong Un and Putin. Kim and Putin are his boyfriends. :sweat_smile::smile::smiley::rofl::joy:

“” Trump said on Thursday at a press conference in Hanoi at the conclusion of the summit that he did not hold Kim responsible for Warmbier’s death.

"I don’t believe he knew about it," Trump said of Kim. “He tells me that he didn’t know about it, and I will take him at his word.”

Trump’s comments are a reversal from his past statements. In his 2018 State of the Union address, he criticized the North Korea’s “depraved character” and blamed the country’s “dictatorship” for Warmbier’s injuries and eventual death.