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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    What should they have done, in your opinion?
    Perhaps comported themselves like adults rather than high school kids on the last day of school. It would have served their cause better to present themselves to the voters as the sober alternative to an infantile president.

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    I imagine there's a point where you just can't do that anymore, considering what you're up against. Can you imagine what the "other side" might have done if the shoe were on the other foot? Trump, as a president, is absurd. I can't imagine a Democratic president acting similarly without the republicans going ape s**t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Perhaps comported themselves like adults rather than high school kids on the last day of school. It would have served their cause better to present themselves to the voters as the sober alternative to an infantile president.
    But when you're dealing with the school yard bully who is suddenly acting relatively normal because the teacher is watching it's hard not to react that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    I imagine there's a point where you just can't do that anymore, considering what you're up against. Can you imagine what the "other side" might have done if the shoe were on the other foot? Trump, as a president, is absurd. I can't imagine a Democratic president acting similarly without the republicans going ape s**t.
    I've tried for a few minutes but I really can't imagine a Democratic President behaving in the manner Trump has. I just can't see it coming from any of the high ranking Democrats of today. Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    I can't imagine a Democratic president acting similarly without the republicans going ape s**t.
    But is "going ape s**t" a strategy? Isn't it better to project a little more gravitas than the opposition?

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    Maybe for a short while......but they're only human and their seeing our country being run by a malignant narcissist is hard. Give them a little break. I find it laughable that people can tolerate Trump's behavior, but not a little demonstrated frustration from the dems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    Maybe for a short while......but they're only human and their seeing our country being run by a malignant narcissist is hard. Give them a little break. I find it laughable that people can tolerate Trump's behavior, but not a little demonstrated frustration from the dems.
    I find both sides equally ridiculous. I suspect many voters do as well.

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    I did watch the whole thing and he had this weird look on his face most of the time. Someone wrote it for him and he managed for once to stay on script. He is creating an office for victims of immigrant crime. Yea, because we have so much of that-not! The navy seal's father refused to meet with Trump so he parades his widow and a severely disabled young woman because we all know how compassionate he is. The whole thing made me sick. On a positive note I was watching Rachel Maddox too and she said right now the Repubs don't have enough votes to repeal/replace the ACA. And the Donald is so surprised how complicated health care is?? Really???

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I find both sides equally ridiculous. I suspect many voters do as well.
    At least among those who are unlikely to ever vote for a democrat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    At least among those who are unlikely to ever vote for a democrat.
    That's certainly true in my case. I view Trump as a subspecies of Democrat. He's just a different variation on the government-as-savior act.

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