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What a sad and pathetic year it has been. I hope that my fellow countrymen remain strong against the scourge of greed and hatred long enough to see this travesty through to its conclusion.

"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man."

Samuel Johnson
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We gave birth to the modern world

Eh?

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self-tribute touching

The Trump Presidency in a nutshell.

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What a sad and pathetic year it has been. I hope that my fellow countrymen remain strong against the scourge of greed and hatred long enough to see this travesty through to its conclusion.

Most of your fellow countrymen don't know what the hell your talking about. Give it a rest already, it's 2018 and America is great again! Happy New Year to all!

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Trump is not a politician, he is a businessman. His political mistakes are made from his human, business side of life. Unlike Obama, Trump's actions speak much louder than his words. His transparency, be it crude is sometimes is quite refreshing.

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be it crude is sometimes quite refreshing. :)

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yakyakToday  11:54 am JST

Trump is not a politician, he is a businessman.

A repeated failure of a businessman, yes.

His political mistakes are made from his human, business side of life.

I used to work in business. No one in my office ever bragged about grabbing women by the pussy. No one in my office talked about covfefe. Most could string a coherent sentence together.

Actually come to think of it, there was a guy who talked a lot like Trump. He got fired for gross incompetence.

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What a sad and pathetic year it has been. I hope that my fellow countrymen remain strong against the scourge of greed and hatred long enough to see this travesty through to its conclusion.

2024 is a long time.

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Tweet in whole:

As our Country rapidly grows stronger and smarter, I want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media, a Happy and Healthy New Year. 2018 will be a great year for America!

The man-child cannot put his bag of grudges aside for even a second.

Signs are that 2018 will not be kind to him.

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Don't forget your Trumpy Bear's to show you're a true "patriotic" 'Murican!

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One year down, seven more to go.

Thank you, President Trump, the greatest U.S. president in the 21st century.

Have a MAGA New Year. . . . .

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The man-child cannot put his bag of grudges aside for even a second.

Nor should he after what’s been hurled at him.

Signs are that 2018 will not be kind to him.

Yeah, the left keep trying that though, but.....

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We gave birth to the modern world

If anything, the modern world gave birth to America.

Trump is not a politician, he is a businessman.

He's neither. He's a con man who works for himself and has no regard for truth or justice.

BTW, what do you think about his repeated false claim that his was the "largest tax cut in the history of our country"? You have no problem with outright lies from the nation's highest office?

Once upon a time the office of the presidency included the responsibility of at least trying to set a moral example.

Have a MAGA New Year. . . . .

Thanks, but no thanks.

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He's neither. He's a con man who works for himself and has no regard for truth or justice.

The left keep saying that, but no one but the haters are listening.

BTW, what do you think about his repeated false claim that his was the "largest tax cut in the history of our country"? You have no problem with outright lies from the nation's highest office?

I've been on this earth a long time and I think there are other politicians that are way worse to be honest.

Once upon a time the office of the presidency included the responsibility of at least trying to set a moral example.

Why is that now all of a sudden important to you guys???

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I've been on this earth a long time and I think there are other politicians that are way worse to be honest.

Bass 'logic': As long as there are others who are worse, Trump is great!

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Why is that now all of a sudden important to you guys???

Trump supporters revel in the uniqueness of his boorish, in-your-face behavior and at the same time claim he's no different from any other politician. You yourself have repeatedly said you love how Trump gives the middle finger to the establishment and the media. Trash talk from the president is not what I call a good moral example, and not what I want my kids to see from leaders. FACT is there has never been a POTUS who has been so vulgar in his expression (and if you want to dispute this fact, prove otherwise).

Your moral relativism argument is totally full of holes and, quite frankly, tiresome. As you might say, "no one but the haters are listening" to it.

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StrangerlandToday  04:49 pm JST

Bass 'logic': As long as there are others who are worse, Trump is great!

Correction: As long as there are others who are liberals, Trump is great. For the purposes of Bass 'logic', all liberals are interchangeable examples of the same hated hive mind. "You guys" is code for "I refuse to see the unique humanity in anyone who disagrees with me."

plasticmonkeyToday  05:04 pm JST

Trump supporters revel in the uniqueness of his boorish, in-your-face behavior and at the same time claim he's no different from any other politician. You yourself have repeatedly said you love how Trump gives the middle finger to the establishment and the media.

Or to put it simply, no one gets to criticize Trump's lack of morals unless they* have perfect morals all the time forever. Otherwise, they are a hypocrite.

It's a neat psychological trick. He never has to consider the immorality of the people he supports until literally every other person in the world has become an avatar of total benevolence.

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Thank you, President Trump, the greatest U.S. president in the 21st century.

Have you read the transcript of his latest press conference? Clearly, the man is on the last rinds of the rope of sanity - and even Repubs are saying so. 2018 will see the presidency of Pence. Well , here's another fine mess you've gotten us into.

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BTW, what do you think about his repeated false claim that his was the "largest tax cut in the history of our country"? You have no problem with outright lies from the nation's highest office?

Facts? How passé.

Trump wouldn’t know a fact if it stripped naked and appeared in a non-existent sex tape.

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Nor should he after what’s been hurled at him.

Yes, because nothing says I'm the president like holding petty grudges and airing them every three hours.

Remember when we had a president that quit smoking because he saw himself as a roll model? Oh, the glory days!

The left keep saying that, but no one but the haters are listening.

You clearly are or you wouldn't have commented on it.

I've been on this earth a long time and I think there are other politicians that are way worse to be honest.

While it is a valid point that other politicians may be worse liars than Trump, that was not thevquestion, which makes your comment irrelevant.

Care to actually answer the question posed? Do you care that the POTUS constantly publishes blatant lies? It's a simple yes or no answer.

Why is that now all of a sudden important to you guys???

Just because you are only now recognizing something doesn't mean it hasn't always been in existence. Additionally, you are saying the president doesn't have a responsibility to set a moral example. Quite telling.

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This man is not my President.

In fact, neither was his predecessor. I'm not an American and whilst I realise JT has to keep its demographic happy, it's a bit tiresome these particular kind of stories. There are other nationalities than just American, residing in Japan. Other leaders have interesting and/or boring things to say at this time of year.

Anyway, let's look at the message

"What a year it's been, and we're just getting started. Together, we are MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Happy New Year!!"

There it is. The sound of an overindulged brat jumping up and down, neglecting to admit to the mess he's made.

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Once upon a time the office of the presidency included the responsibility of at least trying to set a moral example.

Yes but then Bill Clinton became president and the Dems defended him against sexual abuse and rape accusations. That was the moral example set for the country and it led directly to Trump remaining a viable candidate for president. There is such thing as a slippery slope and cause and effect.

Trump is the result of a political backlash against Obama’s socialism and racially divisive politics. If you like political extremism from the Left, be patient. It’s coming.

There are other nationalities than just American, residing in Japan. 

Obviously, but you are commenting on a story about the president of the US.

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I like how the coward says "now it's back to work" before hitting the golf course, and hiding from the cameras while he does it.

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Strangerland: "Bass 'logic': As long as there are others who are worse, Trump is great!"

Ummm... no. Trump has the worst approval rating of all time, and is the worst president of the US in history. And yet he still loves the man. Well, until he's out of office, then bass will do another 180 and it'll be back to "Trump is a lunatic", like it was before he won the GOP nomination.

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Obama’s socialism

Care to explain how the rich got richer under "Obama's socialism"?

Bill Clinton became president and the Dems defended him against sexual abuse and rape accusations. That was the moral example set for the country and it led directly to Trump remaining a viable candidate for president.

Interesting theory. And you suppose Bill Clinton's viability as a candidate was a direct result of Ronald Reagan's divorce and subsequent marriage to a believer in astrology who bore a son who turned out to be a liberal atheist?

Yup, history is one big slippery slope littered with liberals.

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Trump supporters revel in the uniqueness of his boorish, in-your-face behavior and at the same time claim he's no different from any other politician.

He’s not a career politician that’s the allure and the reason why so many of us like him.

You yourself have repeatedly said you love how Trump gives the middle finger to the establishment and the media.

Yup!

Trash talk from the president is not what I call a good moral example, and not what I want my kids to see from leaders.

That’s your personal feeling. I don’t want my kids having to walk on eggshells and to worry about being constantly critiqued because their not politically correct or how the system favors certain politicians over others and you can get away with virtually murder just because you belong to one party.

FACT is there has never been a POTUS who has been so vulgar in his expression (and if you want to dispute this fact, prove otherwise).

You're right and thank God for his boldness.

Your moral relativism argument is totally full of holes and, quite frankly, tiresome. As you might say, "no one but the haters are listening" to it.

Ok, that’s your opinion, if the haters hate, that’s their choice. If you don’t like Trump, it’s your right, but it’s also my right to disagree and like the man. That’s the FACT.

Ummm... no. Trump has the worst approval rating of all time, and is the worst president of the US in history.

Ok, so what. I never liked a President according to his approval ratings and again, what rating? Who was polled? Which demographics etc. Smith, you hold on to your polls, I have better things to do than to listen to what a certain segment of polled people think.

And yet he still loves the man.

Yes, indeed. But you liked the last President, did you not? I couldn’t understand that either, but I thought if you like an arrogant and spineless person like that, it is also your right and I won’t argue with you about it, just don’t try and push me to like the man.

Well, until he's out of office, then bass will do another 180 and it'll be back to "Trump is a lunatic", like it was before he won the GOP nomination.

Sorry, that will never happen, I assure you, and you keep harping on that baseless point. I didn’t like Trump in the beginning not because I didn’t know how serious he really was, but when I did, I supported him, for the record, but nice try.

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Yes but then Bill Clinton became president and the Dems defended him against sexual abuse and rape accusations.

Wolf, circular logic. True, the Dems gave him a pass a few decades ago, but many now, including myself, regret it (times do change). Saying that Democratic negligence in dealing with that issue then justifies Republican negligence in dealing with the issue now, though, makes no sense.

At any rate, I'm guessing sexual harassment will be the least of the Don's troubles in 2018.

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Wolf, circular logic. True, the Dems gave him a pass a few decades ago, but many now, including myself, regret it (times do change). Saying that Democratic negligence in dealing with that issue then justifies Republican negligence in dealing with the issue now, though, makes no sense.

The GOP have been dealing with their sexual allegations as well.

At any rate, I'm guessing sexual harassment will be the least of the Don's troubles in 2018

I doubt he’ll have any troubles except for the Democrats continuation on being obstructionists. But if the Dems keep holding out, that all may very well go against them. They already don’t have a message, so what do they want to run on? Impeach The President? Ok, then we will have President Prince who is a deep,deep, deep conservative, that suits me just fine.

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I pray that 2018 is the year Trump is chased out of the White House, and he and his cronies/family members are frog-marched into jail.

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bass4funkToday  12:48 am JST

The GOP have been dealing with their sexual allegations as well.

Yes, by giving pedophiles money to campaign for office as Republicans. Great job.

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We gave birth to the modern world

Good grief. Has this man ever read a book?

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I pray that 2018 is the year Trump is chased out of the White House, and he and his cronies/family members are frog-marched into jail.

The chances of that happening is equivalent to the chances of Rachel Maddow becoming the next President.

Yes, by giving Alleged pedophiles money to campaign for office as Republicans. Great job.

There I fixed it for you. But the left can’t say anything, because when Anthony Wiener was accused of sexual misconduct, the Dems for the longest time rallied around him until the charges just became too much to cover.

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The irony of Trump's campaign speech when he said something like "The world is laughing at us."

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Good grief. Has this man ever read a book?

Not important to his supporters.

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@Wolfpack: Trump is the result of a political backlash against Obama’s socialism and racially divisive politics. If you like political extremism from the Left, be patient. It’s coming.

Wrong: This little snippet was off the topic, but since you mentioned it, and the moderators let it stand, I’ll address it by stating that the only ones who practiced “racially divisive politics” were the ones on the right who couldn’t bear to have a half white and half black man as their president.  However, if you can show any real (not imagined) examples of “racially divisive politics,” from the man, I’m sure that many of us would love to see it.  Show us some actual quotations or speeches that support this claim.  You know, like claiming that a certain group of people are “rapists” and “criminals” based on where they came from or what they looked like so that a wall can be built to keep them out.

@Bass: Ok, that’s your opinion, if the haters hate, that’s their choice. If you don’t like Trump, it’s your right, but it’s also my right to disagree and like the man. That’s the FACT.

Apply that sentence to everything that you posted here from 2009 to 2016, only substitute Trump for his predecessor—you know, the one you keep telling us is irrelevant and that you are glad is gone yet somehow keep bringing him up. Why is that?

Yes, indeed. But you liked the last President, did you not? I couldn’t understand that either, but I thought if you like an arrogant and spineless person like that, it is also your right and I won’t argue with you about it, just don’t try and push me to like the man.

Zero evidence that the last President was “arrogant and spineless” Who gave the order to go ahead and get Osama Bin Laden, or who gave the orders to launch more drone strikes than his predecessor against enemy targets?  Anyway, I won’t bother asking you for any actual “proof” of this claim since the only thing you have is empty rhetoric from the far right echo chambers and a well-documented psychotic obsession and hatred for the man that has been (and still is) off the charts.  However, feel free to continue to post links to op-eds from right wing websites, blogs, or Youtube videos if you think they will pass for examples of your claims. It will only validate what I've just written here.

Sorry, that will never happen, I assure you, and you keep harping on that baseless point. I didn’t like Trump in the beginning not because I didn’t know how serious he really was, but when I did, I supported him, for the record, but nice try.

You only supported him when it became clear that he was going to be the Republican nominee, which is a clear example of pure partisanship (which you will deny but is as plain as day to just about everyone who comes to this site regularly). It’s as simple as that. However, I’m sure you will attempt to dance your way around it, but for those of us who have followed your “evolution” on this, it’s pretty clear why you did your 180 on the man.

I doubt he’ll have any troubles except for the Democrats continuation on being obstructionists. But if the Dems keep holding out, that all may very well go against them. They already don’t have a message, so what do they want to run on? Impeach The President? Ok, then we will have President Prince who is a deep,deep, deep conservative, that suits me just fine.

So, let me get this straight:  In 2009, before the new President was even inaugurated, Mitch McConnell came out and said that he would do everything that he could to make sure that the incoming President was only going to be a “one-termer” and that he would do everything that he could to ensure that would happen as well as encourage everyone from his party to block and oppose anything that the President proposed. That sounds like obstruction to me, yet that was OK with you.  The sad fact is, obstructionism is exactly what the Republicans did for eight years, and it didn’t seem to “go against them.”  In fact, as Strangerland has pointed out in previous posts, Republican obstructionism proved to be a very successful strategy which resulted in them taking both the House and Senate in the 2010 and 2014 elections (and you like to remind everyone of that on almost a daily basis).  Further evidence that obstructionism works has been demonstrated by Democratic victories in Virginia, New Jersey, and most recently, Alabama (even though this last one was more about not electing a pedophile as a Senator).  Their “message” seems to be resonating with voters, but please, continue to put your head in the sand about this.  Let’s see what you have to say after the results come in from Midterm elections this year.

Finally, I’m not sure who “President Prince” is, but the fact that you believe it is a possibility shows that you think Trump is facing some serious trouble and might not even finish his first term (despite doing everything that you can to defend the man and parrot every talking point from right-wing websites which attempt to discredit the Mueller investigation and the FBI) and that he might also not remain in office until 2024 (as you and others from the far-right fringe have confidently stated many times here). Oh, and Pence is facing some serious problems of his own, too, so you might be better off preparing your reasons for supporting Paul Ryan, who would be next in line to take over should both Trump and Pence get pushed out of the picture before 2020--that is if he is still around after all of this Trump Era skullduggery shakes out.

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A bunch of worthless politically-naive argumentation for JT to carry.

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Bass:

I've been on this earth a long time and I think there are other politicians that are way worse to be honest.

While it is a valid point that other politicians may be worse liars than Trump, that was not thevquestion, which makes your comment irrelevant. 

Care to actually answer the question posed? Do you care that the POTUS constantly publishes blatant lies? It's a simple yes or no answer.

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There I fixed it for you. But the left can’t say anything, because when Anthony Wiener was accused of sexual misconduct, the Dems for the longest time rallied around him until the charges just became too much to cover.

So once you make a mistake, you have to continue to make the same mistake over and over? Right. Got it.

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I used to work in business. No one in my office ever bragged about grabbing women by the pussy. No one in my office talked about covfefe. Most could string a coherent sentence together.

Lets not even start with that wonderful, respectful and woman loving Bill Clinton.........Pathetic

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Back on topic please.

I pray that 2018 is the year Trump is chased out of the White House, and he and his cronies/family members are frog-marched into jail.

Keep praying because it won't happen for another 7 years.

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Remember when we had a president that quit smoking because he understood that he was a roll mode because of the office he occupied? Oh, the glory days!

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The GOP have been dealing with their sexual allegations as well.

By funding Roy Moore?

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By funding Roy Moore

And having their leader endorse the kiddy fiddler at that.

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Anyway, great message from the President and keep the good fight, don’t take No prisoners. Happy 2018

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