20 votes

Donald Trump Was Never Vetted

8 comments

  1. [3]
    patience_limited Link
    Okay, now I'm angry(ier). This is the beginning of the New York Times and other outlets' apologia tour for their gross dereliction of duty in 2016. It was well-known that Donald Trump was a cheat,...

    Okay, now I'm angry(ier). This is the beginning of the New York Times and other outlets' apologia tour for their gross dereliction of duty in 2016. It was well-known that Donald Trump was a cheat, a fraud, and a criminal - the work was already done for them, and they buried it in a torrent of Hillary-hate.

    I hope they manage to manufacture consent for Trump's impeachment, since he's becoming a danger to every American's interest, but I'm not holding my breath in the age of false equivalences maintained solely for ad views.

    13 votes
    1. [2]
      Cosmos Link Parent
      With the way 2019 has been going so far, my hopes are not high. I see no indication that the media has learned anything from the mistakes they made in 2016. In just the last two weeks, they have...

      With the way 2019 has been going so far, my hopes are not high. I see no indication that the media has learned anything from the mistakes they made in 2016.

      In just the last two weeks, they have played "both sides" because one random person on the left used a bad word to describe Trump, and gave wall to wall coverage to Trump where he could spew whatever bullshit he wanted.

      These two things are by far the biggest mistakes the media made in 2016, and they are still being repeated now.

      1 vote
      1. guild525 Link Parent
        Makes sense when the media is more interested in covering their bills and then some than it is covering the truth. I don't really think they are ever going to self-correct.

        Makes sense when the media is more interested in covering their bills and then some than it is covering the truth. I don't really think they are ever going to self-correct.

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    nic Link
    America knew well before the election that Trump was a self aggrandizing liar who had a long history of failed business ventures and a sordid history of screwing the little guy out of pennies. Yet...

    America knew well before the election that Trump was a self aggrandizing liar who had a long history of failed business ventures and a sordid history of screwing the little guy out of pennies.

    Yet Fox News fawned over him, and the Republicans loved him enough to get out and vote him in.

    He never released his tax returns, which means he was not fully vetted.

    11 votes
    1. [4]
      clone1 Link Parent
      The two party system is just awful in general. My family doesn't really care about party primaries at all, because the most important issue to them is abortion, so they just go vote red when the...

      The two party system is just awful in general. My family doesn't really care about party primaries at all, because the most important issue to them is abortion, so they just go vote red when the time comes.

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        NoblePath Link Parent
        A multi party system would not solve this problem, not would it solve the problems of low participation where it counts: local elections and primaries.

        A multi party system would not solve this problem, not would it solve the problems of low participation where it counts: local elections and primaries.

        5 votes
        1. Diet_Coke Link Parent
          It might solve this problem - Republicans have linked socially conservative and fiscally insane policies, and if you're against a woman's right to have a safe abortion then they're your only...

          It might solve this problem - Republicans have linked socially conservative and fiscally insane policies, and if you're against a woman's right to have a safe abortion then they're your only choice. People don't vote because they don't think it matters, I learned from doing canvassing, and a multi-party system with some version of ranked choice voting addresses this issue too.

      2. nic Link Parent
        "Teacher, what is the most important commandment in the Law?” Jesus answered: "Don't kill unborn babies. This is the first and most important commandment. The second most important commandment is...

        "Teacher, what is the most important commandment in the Law?”

        Jesus answered:

        "Don't kill unborn babies. This is the first and most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like this one. And it is this. Forget the poor. Give tax cuts to the rich. They earned it. Plus you might be rich one day, me willing.

        5 votes