According to the bookies (betting shops over in the UK), the odds on Trump being impeached are 50/50.
I wanted to post a poll as a sort of sweep stake but it doesn't seem to be an option here. But I think you'd have to cross your fingers to say you don't think Trump is the most unusual President in modern times. But how long will he last?
The full term?
A few months?
And how will he go?
Throw in the towel
Or by the concept of those who live by the sword?
Of course, looking at his red face and angry tweets, his health may be a major issue.
I hope its not the dying by the sword bit. My money is on him throwing in the towel after a year or so. What about everyone else?
Either Trump is going to be a breath of fresh air that America needs, or he is going to be the smell of a stinking cesspool. Somehow I suspect he may not last his first term through no direct action on his part. Either he will be impeached, or someone might think it may be good to shoot him.
you may think that. I couldn't possibly comment..............
Full term 8 years
Those odds are a bit generous ,
I reckon the real power brokers will encourage him to
go sooner than later
It's very obvious that a good many folks on this board don't like Donald as a person, never mind his political views/positions/policies.
I have to wonder if his detractors (which are more often than not likely to also be his opponents on his legislative agenda) see in him as a kind of avatar for a large number of USA folks for the way/style he throws his weight around, i. e., they would also like to emmulate his style but don't feel that they could ever safely get away with it without some serious negative consequences to their own selves.
The forecast/predictions in the comments about him has a decided doom and gloom taint. I suspect that those see him very much in the vein of the 'Rise & Fall Of The Roman Empire' along the lines of Nero/Caligula. Rome didn't fall solely on the basis of the actions of just one individual; it fell because of a culture of its peoples and certainly not because they didn't see it coming. And it certainly didn't fall because it lacked the insight into the needed institutional reforms that could have prevented it from collapsing. But reforms are based on values (and aspirations), both personal and social. Perhaps what is being written on this board is a perception that the USA has 'run its course', and that there is not enough critical mass to make the effort to stop what amounts to a runaway freight train. After all no one really expects the USA to pay any attention at all to what's good for the rest of the world. That's what many people on this board are really afraid of.
You may be correct, Jack, the interesting thing is that we only have the media portrayal of the man and America. None of which are too flattering.
Given his views, and his presentation, he is very polarising. I'd hope that he does make his full term, and is a good president, however, given the
aforementioned fact, I suspect that some nut job with a gun, or worse, will have a go at him, and just may succeed as I don't think that Trump is
going to take too kindly to his minders saying, "You can't do that".
As an aside, Obama had similar cr*p when he was elected regarding his ethnicity, though not as polarising, and IMO, he didn't turn out too badly. The American people must have thought so, too having elected him for a second term, and there were no real "incidents" to report. i.e. attempted assassinations.
The guy's a maroon, but he's your maroon and you voted for him.
You're going to reap just what you sow.
I am looking forward to the inauguration. More than that though I am looking forward to women refusing to be manhandled by males with a sense of entitlement.
One thing, about Obama. Whether you agreed with him, or not, he was a good guy and his wife and family were, obviously, good people.
Trump comes over as a spoilt buffoon. He may well earnestly believe the things he's said. But, the promises he made are just like the promises that Brexiteers made. Totally undeliverable and they know it. They'd've promised anything to achieve their goals, even though they knew those promises were hollow. Thing is, they also knew that there are people so disenfranchised with the current system, that they knew a LOT of people are dumb enough to believe them.
On the plus side for Donald, I doubt that anyone has taken note that he has NOT (at least so far) nominated his horse for a cabinet position. Stay
The embedded pix shows Donald modeling his wife's new line of attire that she designed especially for his inauguration.
That's Mr Ed and I claim my $5!
Its a common reference to the days when you were urged to spot an emissary of a company (Duff Man or some other icon of industry) just walking about a bit somewhere and claim a reward.
Is "...fellow frumite's..." some kind of a contraction of 'fellow forumite', or maybe just plain olde sloppy spelling? Or something else entirely?
It seems to be a genuine corruption as well as a soup.
We watched the very first episode of Mr Ed on Youtube last year.