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(The Raw Story)   If Mexico is going to pay for the border wall, why is Trump threatening to shut down the government if Congress won't fund it?   ( rawstory.com) divider line
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2017-08-24 05:42:20 PM  
"But I know that the president is probably one of the strongest presidents we've had on economic issues. there's a reason that over 1 million jobs have been created since he took office."

Because seven months have passed?
 
2017-08-24 05:50:16 PM  

Xcott: "But I know that the president is probably one of the strongest presidents we've had on economic issues. there's a reason that over 1 million jobs have been created since he took office."


This is how you know that they know their followers are dumb as shiat.
 
2017-08-24 05:53:33 PM  
Because...

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2017-08-24 06:10:45 PM  
This is just speculation, but it might be because he's a lying sack of shiat.
 
2017-08-24 06:25:03 PM  
Do it, you tumescent creamsicle! Shut down the government over a wall. See how that goes.
 
2017-08-24 07:01:06 PM  

kronicfeld: Xcott: "But I know that the president is probably one of the strongest presidents we've had on economic issues. there's a reason that over 1 million jobs have been created since he took office."

This is how you know that they know their followers are dumb as shiat.


Yeah, none of them seem to realize that means he created fewer jobs than Obama did in the same period last year. And the year before that. And the year before that.
 
2017-08-24 07:07:31 PM  
Where's wall d'oh ?
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2017-08-24 07:45:26 PM  
I wonder how his supporters will feel when those disability checks are late.
 
2017-08-24 08:21:41 PM  
Compromise. Congress should appropriate matching funds. If Mexico comes up with the cash we can match say 10%.
 
2017-08-24 08:22:55 PM  
In all honesty, his supporters mostly care about there being a wall. Mexico paying for it is a nice-to-have, but they'd be happy with trying to bill Mexico later.

The real problem is that most of them haven't worked out that even if a wall somehow kept Mexicans out, it certainly won't keep jobs in. A handful of them are bright enough to realize that it doesn't work unless you include protectionism in trade as well as labor, but even they haven't worked out that that would result in prices going up at Walmart right away, while the jobs would take months or years to come back.
 
2017-08-24 08:25:19 PM  
Because he's insane?
 
2017-08-24 08:28:11 PM  

jtown: Because he's insane?


Sorry, but he's not an insane supervillian, he's just a garden variety grifter.
 
2017-08-24 08:28:37 PM  
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2017-08-24 08:29:24 PM  
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2017-08-24 08:30:12 PM  
Because he's running out of cards to play. This is perhaps the last gasp of the village idiot as POTUS.
 
2017-08-24 08:32:27 PM  
The thing is, a wall is fixing the wrong problem. The net illegal immigration rate has dropped so much that it is effectively zero. The problem is what to do about the 11-12 million who have been living here and raising children and being part of our community. How does a wall help that?
 
2017-08-24 08:32:37 PM  
I almost feel sorry for the left and their propaganda networks.   Oh well.
 
2017-08-24 08:34:22 PM  
Stupid is as stupid does.
 
2017-08-24 08:34:38 PM  
I'm feeling fairly optimistic that there will be bipartisan support for raising the debt ceiling this time, so all D2S can do is delay it for ten days and veto it before it gets rammed through with a veto-proof majority anyway.
 
2017-08-24 08:35:53 PM  

Albert911emt: Because he's running out of cards to play. This is perhaps the last gasp of the village idiot as POTUS.


How please, with sugar on top!
 
2017-08-24 08:37:20 PM  
When can we start rounding this turdlords up and throw them into "compassionate and eco-friendly" death camps?

It's time we took these shiat-eating fascists and did to them what they have been wanting and trying to do to everyone else since ... forever

I know, I know -- two wrongs, fire with fire

But FFS -- there is no "fixing" these people and I'm to the point where I think my dog has more common sense and capacity for intellect and human decency than these farkwads

And you want to talk about National Security and think of the Children? These are the same ignorance backwards assholes that fought a war to keep people enslaved, they stand against affordable Health Care and Education and want to keep as many children from having an education, because an ignorant populace is more easily controlled by a Government that lies through it's teeth and engages in CIA style disinformation campaigns against it's own citizens

Anyone that looks at the MAGA Cap wearing Citizens of the former CSA and DOES NOT regard them as an immediate threat to the future and security of this Nation clearly has no farking clue as to what's going on
 
2017-08-24 08:39:38 PM  
Gallant: If Mexico is going to pay for the border wall, why why is Trump threatening to shut down the government if Congress won't fund it?
Goofus: I almost feel sorry for the left and their propaganda networks.
Gallant: Goofus, you're a farking retard.
 
2017-08-24 08:43:13 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Do it, you tumescent creamsicle! Shut down the government over a wall. See how that goes.


It will be great! Why should we have to accept being unsafe?
 
2017-08-24 08:46:16 PM  
Trump says something: "Trump is a liar and a con artist, probably mentally unstable, constantly reversing his stances, and you can't believe anything he says. He's an incompetent buffon"

Trump says something else: "OMFG Trump is going to totally do this and cause the end of the world, it's literally the apocalypse. I believe everything he said is his true and accurate position for now and all eternity. I feel like he's going to personally destroy the planet"
 
2017-08-24 08:49:37 PM  

Xcott: "But I know that the president is probably one of the strongest presidents we've had on economic issues. there's a reason that over 1 million jobs have been created since he took office."

Because seven months have passed?


Trump bragging about his job creation numbers is like the Falcons bragging about scoring 28 points in the last Superbowl.
 
2017-08-24 08:50:46 PM  
Hey Donny why not pay for it yourself. We will reimburse you later. Promise.
 
2017-08-24 08:51:55 PM  
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Sighhhh.... Let me drag this out AGAIN.
 
2017-08-24 08:53:08 PM  

RoomFullOfMonkeys: I'm feeling fairly optimistic that there will be bipartisan support for raising the debt ceiling this time, so all D2S can do is delay it for ten days and veto it before it gets rammed through with a veto-proof majority anyway.


They'll throw another anti-Planned Parenthood rider in again. They always do.
 
2017-08-24 08:54:17 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: I almost feel sorry for the left and their propaganda networks.   Oh well.


Because everything they say coming true makes them irrelevant?
You might have a point there - with Trump in the white house, who needs propaganda?
 
2017-08-24 08:55:03 PM  
Because Mexico doesn't want the US economy to fall apart, so will pay for anything to continue the trade partnership.

Right Donnie? This is your plan,yes?
 
2017-08-24 08:55:30 PM  
The man is charging the Secret Service to rent his golf carts I mean come on they're protecting your stupid orange ass you really got to charge them for the golf carts? Honestly I'd like to see his end by being run over by one of his own golf carts that would be perfect.
 
2017-08-24 08:55:53 PM  

Semper IvXx: Trump says something: "Trump is a liar and a con artist, probably mentally unstable, constantly reversing his stances, and you can't believe anything he says. He's an incompetent buffon"

Trump says something else: "OMFG Trump is going to totally do this and cause the end of the world, it's literally the apocalypse. I believe everything he said is his true and accurate position for now and all eternity. I feel like he's going to personally destroy the planet"


And then some smartass posts what you just posted on Fark, and thinks he's made a clever point.
Protip: he hasn't.
 
2017-08-24 08:56:40 PM  
Let's say the money magically appeared to pay for it. It's still virtually impossible to actually build.
 
2017-08-24 08:57:05 PM  

Sin'sHero: Because Mexico doesn't want the US economy to fall apart, so will pay for anything to continue the trade partnership.

Right Donnie? This is your plan,yes?


"Plan"?
 
2017-08-24 09:00:29 PM  

Semper IvXx: Trump says something: "Trump is a liar and a con artist, probably mentally unstable, constantly reversing his stances, and you can't believe anything he says. He's an incompetent buffon"

Trump says something else: "OMFG Trump is going to totally do this and cause the end of the world, it's literally the apocalypse. I believe everything he said is his true and accurate position for now and all eternity. I feel like he's going to personally destroy the planet"


Trump will do terrible thing X, if he can find a button to push that does X. An average farker may not be any clearer than Trump about whether such a button exists. But that doesn't mean we're in the clear.

Also, what a buffon may look like:

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2017-08-24 09:02:59 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Let's say the money magically appeared to pay for it. It's still virtually impossible to actually build.


That doesn't matter, nor does the fact that it won't stop anybody in the places they do build it.
That's not the point. It's about hate-signalling. The wall is a hateful "F**k You" to Mexico, desired by a bunch of shiatty old white people who won't have to pay for it, or suffer the consequences.
It doesn't matter if you're dead when the bill comes due.
 
2017-08-24 09:05:52 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: I almost feel sorry for the left and their propaganda networks.   Oh well.


That came out of right field...
 
2017-08-24 09:09:42 PM  

jso2897: The wall is a hateful "F**k You" to Mexico


Just to Mexico>  The wall is a "fark you" to everyone in this country that isn't a farking racist.
 
2017-08-24 09:10:24 PM  
Will the wall keep jobs from leaving? No?
 
2017-08-24 09:11:34 PM  
because the fat, bloated, arrogant POS is just starting to realize this isn't a reality TV show where everyone kisses his ass on every issue.  His widdle fee fees got hurt that everyone's laughing at him, so in typical 3rd-grade-mentality fashion, he's going to take his ball and go home if the other kids won't play by his rules.  Mexico was never going to pay for the wall - not ever.  He knew it, but he got carried away and ran his mouth.  Now he's painted into a corner.  The only logical solution, to him, is to lash out and blame everyone and everything for the failure - except for himself, of course.  It's not his fault ____________ didn't do their part (Obama, Clinton, Fake News, Congress, Chief of Staff, AG).  Hell, even Paul Ryan is starting to grow a pair and publicly say maybe Trump's style isn't really what this country needs.
 
2017-08-24 09:13:34 PM  
He's only doing this Presidenting thing this badly so that Mexico WILL pay for the wall. If only to keep you clowns OUT.
 
2017-08-24 09:15:28 PM  

fusillade762: I wonder how his supporters will feel when those disability checks are late.


They'll blame Hillary.
 
2017-08-24 09:16:16 PM  
The next Democrat that is nominated for President should just run commercials of Reagan saying "tear down this wall!"
 
2017-08-24 09:16:54 PM  

Brandi Morgan: Xcott: "But I know that the president is probably one of the strongest presidents we've had on economic issues. there's a reason that over 1 million jobs have been created since he took office."

Because seven months have passed?

Trump bragging about his job creation numbers is like the Falcons bragging about scoring 28 points in the last Superbowl.


Awesome!
 
2017-08-24 09:17:10 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: tumescent creamsicle


I'm stealing that.
 
2017-08-24 09:17:13 PM  
Because Trump is a goddamned blithering idiot who doesn't have the sense God gave a bag of rocks, that's why.
 
2017-08-24 09:18:17 PM  

jso2897: ElwoodCuse: Let's say the money magically appeared to pay for it. It's still virtually impossible to actually build.

That doesn't matter, nor does the fact that it won't stop anybody in the places they do build it.
That's not the point. It's about hate-signalling. The wall is a hateful "F**k You" to Mexico, desired by a bunch of shiatty old white people who won't have to pay for it, or suffer the consequences.
It doesn't matter if you're dead when the bill comes due.


Let's be fair -- there are plenty of shiatty young white people who want that stupid wall.  They're just really bad at math.
 
2017-08-24 09:19:19 PM  

You Bet Your Ass: [img.fark.net image 425x280]

Sighhhh.... Let me drag this out AGAIN.


God, I miss those commercials.

"And its top speed is 300 miles per hour"

Caption reads: "(Downhill in a hurricane.)"
 
2017-08-24 09:19:53 PM  

Xcott: "But I know that the president is probably one of the strongest presidents we've had on economic issues. there's a reason that over 1 million jobs have been created since he took office."

Because seven months have passed?


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2017-08-24 09:19:57 PM  

TwilightZone: jso2897: ElwoodCuse: Let's say the money magically appeared to pay for it. It's still virtually impossible to actually build.

That doesn't matter, nor does the fact that it won't stop anybody in the places they do build it.
That's not the point. It's about hate-signalling. The wall is a hateful "F**k You" to Mexico, desired by a bunch of shiatty old white people who won't have to pay for it, or suffer the consequences.
It doesn't matter if you're dead when the bill comes due.

Let's be fair -- there are plenty of shiatty young white people who want that stupid wall.  They're just really bad at math.


Thanks.  The majority of people I know who want the wall are under 50.  Ignorance and racism know no age.
 
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