Donald Trump isn’t the kind of guy I want to “hang” with. His self-aggrandizing, puffery and just plain BS is a turn off for me — usually. The truth is I did vote for him and shall again. He is the first campaigner for the presidency that told me what he’d “attempt” to do and has followed through on each campaign promise as far as the opposition would allow him to do so.

I’ve voted in every election since before Kennedy. I voted Kennedy because he spoke of equality. Only Trump since has kept his words, certainly not Obama. When Obama was asked about campaign promises he said, “they were just campaign rhetoric.” I guess rhetoric is just another word for lies.

George Lampron

Rockingham

(40) comments

sbsheridan

Trump did not promise to ATTEMPT anything. He promised to DO things: present the best health insurance plan ever during his first two weeks in office; start building the southern wall on his first day in office; cut taxes and raise wages for ALL citizens; drain the swamp. Where is this health plan? He has talked of reinstating increased costs for pre-existing conditions; is that a better plan? Didn't he say that the wall would be paid for by Mexico? I don't recall any caveats about what would happen if Mexico or the democrats did not agree with his plan. And numerous analyses have shown that most of his tax reform package benefited higher income individuals, not those on the edge of poverty. Overall, it seems that the swamp has grown, not been drained. Of course, that's just my opinion ... and we all know that I am an ignorant, biased liberal.

prodigalson

Well M S, President Trump has done everything that was within his power to do, and he has accomplished an awful lot. As it relates to the tax cuts, you are absolutely correct. The folks at on the higher end of the tax rate rate schedule got larger tax breaks than those on the bottom end ("on the edge of poverty", I believe, are your words). That's because those on the bottom end of the scale pay no taxes to begin with, and in fact, receive "tax credits" (a euphemism for welfare) that the rest of us don't receive. Yes, those of us who actually pay taxes received larger tax cuts than those who don't pay taxes. That is how it should be. At the end of your post, you actually made a statement on which we can agree. You are an ignorant, biased liberal.

LVW

Prod: Please stop calling her MS. And the end of your post is nasty and unnecessary.

prodigalson

Well LVW, I thought I was doing her a favor by calling her M S, since liberal women seem to believe the terms “Mrs.” and “Miss” are chauvinistic and patriarchal. As it relates to the end of my post, I was simply agreeing with what M S posted about herself. Why is it, LVW, that you liberals are never happy, even when we conservatives give you what you say you want? Could it be that you are simply unhappy people, and don’t like the fact that others are happy?

LVW

prod: You speaketh nonsense. I could just as easily say, why is it that you conservatives are never happy unless you are insulting a liberal? (As as far as the Mrs. vs. Miss label, you must be living a few decades in the past. It was an obvious double standard for a "label" for a woman to denote her marriage status while the same didn't apply for a man.)

prodigalson

Dear LVW, conservatives are, by their very nature, happy people. I am naturally, a happy person. I must confess, though, that I am especially happy when I have the opportunity to point out liberal hypocrisy. It's like balm to the soul.

LVW

Prod: If conservatives are so happy, why are they generally the most nasty posters on this site? And why do they seem to get their knickers in a twist over anything that wasn't prevalent in the 1950s? I think your partitioning of the world into "liberal" vs "conservative" categories, and trying to attribute all positive things to the latter, is ridiculous. I also think you should know this, unless you are a teenager, which I doubt.

prodigalson

Dear LVW, you only perceive the posts of conservatives as “nasty” because conservatives speak the truth, which offends your liberal sensibilities. In reality, the truth is not nasty at all. You just need to accept it, and begin to worship Almighty God rather than the heavy hand of government. Truthfully, I believe that you are a liberal in transition. You will eventually see the light my friend. You just don’t know it yet. Blessings to you, my Brother!

LVW

Prod: I'm referring to ad hominem attacks, not "speaking the truth."

prodigalson

What, exactly, do you consider "ad hominem attacks" LVW? When conservatives point out that the Demokkkrat party is the party of murdering little babies in their mothers' womb, the party of the Ku Klux Klan, the party of Eugenics, slavery, racism, etc., these are verifiable, historical facts. They are not "ad hominem attacks". You only perceive them as such because you do not yet have the courage to accept the truth. You will eventually though. I've been praying for you, and I suspect that my good friend, Mufalme Bishopsboy has as well. When you come to the light LVW, it will indeed be a glorious day!

LVW

Prod: I'm not talking about your crazy claims about the Democratic party, and I'm not saying I am usually the target of ad hominem attacks. (I seem to be one of the few people who you conservatives disagree with yet get along with okay.) I'm talking about the personal attacks (not all by you) aimed at sheridan, dansby, and others, attacks that have nothing to do with the discussion. Those tend to come from your "happy" conservatives.

prodigalson

LVW, I really wonder if some of this comes down to how liberals perceive things versus how conservatives perceive things. When liberals such as yourself poke fun at conservatives like me, I actually enjoy it, and find myself chuckling at your wit. I've found, though, that liberals can never seem to laugh at themselves when the shoe is on the other foot. I believe that murdering babies in their mother's womb is wrong and disgusting. I believe that racism is wrong and disgusting, etc. I see no gray areas as it relates to these issues. I point out liberal hypocrisy in order to make a point, albeit in a humorous, sarcastic way sometimes. I've seen other conservative posters do the same. I suspect that you liberals don't see the humor in these posts because deep down, you know that the points being made are accurate.

bishopsboy

Dear Susan, I'm a higher income individual and I actually paid higher taxes last year under Trump's tax reform plan than before due to limits on deductions that I was previously eligible for. I'm sure there are others like me.

Chief601

"Of course, that's just my opinion ... and we all know that I am an ignorant, biased liberal." Finally, something on which we agree.

Chief601

It is interesting that you are complaining about Trump not accomplishing his stated goals. He has never been elected to any office and has already accomplished more that the political idiots on the dim side. Either side, for that matter. Gropin' Joe has been in Washington over 40 years and is running on what he will accomplish. Trump is running on what he has accomplished. See the difference? Wonder why people doubt your decision making ability?

LVW

Pshaw. Trump has not "kept his words" anymore than anybody else, and his words were crazy to start with.

bishopsboy

Dear LVW, and exactly what promises were not kept and what "words were crazy to start with"?

LVW

Bb: Well, of course, the first one that comes to mind was a 1000+ mile "big beautiful wall" that Mexico was going to pay for.

bishopsboy

Dear LVW, is that for a lack of effort on Trump's part? Democrats and liberal organizations fight him at every turn when it comes to building the wall. Only recently has he be allowed to divert Pentagon funds to build the wall since the Democratic House will not work with him. Regarding Mexico financing the wall, I believe tariffs on Mexican goods and return of industries to America from Mexico will more than accomplish that. Try again.

LVW

Tariffs on anybody hurt us, not them. Try again.

bishopsboy

Dear LVW, if that is true, then why did Mexico agree to help stop the flow of Central American immigrants to America when threatened with tariffs? Apparently, the Mexican government believed tariffs would significantly hurt them. Check.

LVW

Bb: So they hurt them too. Big deal; they still hurt us. And they don't pay for the wall. Furthermore, in terms of meeting resistance, you claim Trump did but don't apply the same standard to Obama. So ... double standard.

Anyway, my main point is that it is beyond ridiculous to say Trump is the only president who did everything he said he was going to when on the campaign trail. My secondary point -- that Trump's ideas were nuts anyway -- is admittedly from my point of view.

bishopsboy

Dear LVW, I fully admit Zero met resistance from day one so no double standards there. Secondly, thank you stating that it is simply your opinion that Trump's ideas are crazy. I wish more liberal posters demonstrated this level of integrity.

sbsheridan

I believe the "failure" of Trump's wall is mostly attributable to Trump's ignorance -- ignorance of the situation, ignorance of how the US government works, ignorance of how to negotiate with allies, Congress, and others, and ignorance of the geography of our border with Mexico. Ignorance, plus an unwillingness to listen to advisors, has doomed most of Trump's initiatives.

paulgarber

"attempt" indeed. The liberal attitude that makes America great is rotting under this presidency and in this place in time. On the bright side, leaders of the liberal spirit aren't dropping like flies. Hey, the economy's great!

DANT

The rot increased dramatically the 8 years Obama floundered around the oval office bowing to every dictator he confronted! Unless you are blind you can see the sad shape many big cities in this country are in. L.A., Chicago, Seattle, D.C., etc. are not only crime ridden they are now full of exposed filth. Human feces, garbage of every kind, from rotting food to hypodermic needles, drugged up people laying where ever they fall asleep. Yeah the rot is by far much worse where the liberal attitude takes control! The liberal attitude has never made America great but to hear them tell it.......or the fake news media tell it....you would believe they have done a lot of things they haven't! I hope the liberal attitude rots and dies because it has done nothing but divide, push racism, hatred, and perversion!

prodigalson

Amen to that Dant.

DANT

Sounds like George has learned quite a lot since he apparently follows politics closely and has for many years! Like most intelligent people he has found out from experience that fake news has been alive and well for decades and that politicians for the most part are liars....(see Obama)...and have never kept any promises they make to get elected! Donald Trump talked a big game during his election process and WOW he actually has kept every promise so far that he could. You would have to be a fool among fools to not see the patriotism and love for America he has....unless of course you're lemming still being lead by the exposed corrupt left wing news outlets.... right sammy?

Garden House Queen

Nice response.

prodigalson

I agree with Garden House Queen. Great response Dant.

DANT

Thanks for the compliments!

Driller

Cheerleaders in full force this post!!! Keep on patting each other on the back!! I'm impressed!!

sammy708

George, from your letter if looks like you have NOT learned anything so far politically. And you are going to vote for the liar-in-chief AGAIN? Seek help!

DeftCurmudgeon

You know, sammy, "if you like you doctor, you can keep your doctor"...

sammy708

How bout this Deft,......I value truth above all else, Sir. Don't you wish you could say the same!

Garden House Queen

You value truth but yet you support Obama? Odd indeed.

prodigalson

Sammy, I'm just curious, do you value truth above facts, like Joe Biden?

Garden House Queen

Bravo!!!!!!!!!

sammy708

I've learned a long time ago, "You Can't Reason With Idiots".

bishopsboy

Dear sammy, can we assume you were looking in a mirror when you stumbled across this amazing insight?

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