Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > Political Forums > The President & the Executive Branch
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

The President & the Executive Branch Discuss Trump and O'Rourke at the Political Forums; I do find it most unfortunate that President Trump has chosen to deride Beto O'Rourke as a "bastard." Such language ...

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2019, 05:15 PM
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,794
Thanks: 15,631
Thanked 5,497 Times in 3,512 Posts
Default Trump and O'Rourke

I do find it most unfortunate that President Trump has chosen to deride Beto O'Rourke as a "bastard."

Such language is surely beneath the dignity of the office.

Just as importantly, it is really not the very epitome of decency to kick a person when he is already down. And that is what the president has done here--presumably, in the hope that his "base" will like that sort of Tough Guy approach.
__________________
"In his second inaugural address, [Franklin D.] Roosevelt sought 'unimagined power' to enforce the 'proper subordination' of private power to public power. He got it…"—George Will, July 8, 2007
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to pjohns For This Useful Post:
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2019, 08:28 PM
Hairy Jello's Avatar
Deplorable
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 24,554
Thanks: 1,966
Thanked 13,217 Times in 8,279 Posts
Default Re: Trump and O'Rourke

Reporter uncovers 'cheer guides' for Beto O'Rourke's failed campaign: 'So sad!'
__________________

Not an accurate representation of a white person.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2019, 10:28 PM
Dave1's Avatar
...Fair and Balanced...
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,785
Thanks: 4,561
Thanked 5,744 Times in 3,373 Posts
Default Re: Trump and O'Rourke

Quote:
Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
I do find it most unfortunate that President Trump has chosen to deride Beto O'Rourke as a "bastard."

Such language is surely beneath the dignity of the office.
The concept of dignity and Donald Trump have never been formally introduced....

Par for the Donald...
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2019, 12:09 AM
cnredd's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Gender: Male
Posts: 57,170
Thanks: 2,441
Thanked 39,176 Times in 21,815 Posts
Default Re: Trump and O'Rourke

Who did Trump call a bastard again?...

This is from less than 2 weeks ago...

Beto Compares Trump's America to Nazi Germany Twice in MSNBC Interview

And this is from 3 months ago...

Beto O’Rourke Compares Trump to Nazi Germany, Blasts Press for Not Connecting His Racist Rhetoric with Mass Shootings

And this is from July of this year...

Beto O’Rourke Compares Donald Trump Rally to Nazi Rallies for Hitler

And this is from April of this year...

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke compared President Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration to the nazis.

I'm sorry, but Trump's rhetoric is exactly what Beto DESERVED...

Wanting to see a president "above the fray" and recognizing why they're not is a big difference...

Bush never fought back against the bullsh*t attacks...

McCain never fought back against bullsh*t attacks...

Romney never fought back against bullsh*t attacks...

Now we have someone that does fight back, and we get demands that he must abide by Queensbury rules when his attackers do not...

...and THAT is bullsh*t in and of itself...
__________________
"You get the respect that you give" - cnredd
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to cnredd For This Useful Post:
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2019, 10:55 AM
Conservative Sage
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 20,328
Thanks: 14,005
Thanked 15,374 Times in 8,804 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to AZRWinger
Default Re: Trump and O'Rourke

Beto could still be pursuaded by a flood of out of state money to run for the Senate in 2020 challenging the incumbent Republican. Texas is vital to Trump's reelection so it's not without merit for Trump to criticize him.
__________________
If Democrats were confident their nominee actually received more than 80 million votes they wouldn't have more troops occupying Washington, DC than Lincoln had defending the city during the Civil War. Not Joe Biden, Kim Jung Biden.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AZRWinger For This Useful Post:
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2019, 03:44 PM
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,794
Thanks: 15,631
Thanked 5,497 Times in 3,512 Posts
Default Re: Trump and O'Rourke

Quote:
Originally Posted by cnredd View Post
Who did Trump call a bastard again?...

This is from less than 2 weeks ago...

Beto Compares Trump's America to Nazi Germany Twice in MSNBC Interview

And this is from 3 months ago...

Beto O’Rourke Compares Trump to Nazi Germany, Blasts Press for Not Connecting His Racist Rhetoric with Mass Shootings

And this is from July of this year...

Beto O’Rourke Compares Donald Trump Rally to Nazi Rallies for Hitler

And this is from April of this year...

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke compared President Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration to the nazis.

I'm sorry, but Trump's rhetoric is exactly what Beto DESERVED...

Wanting to see a president "above the fray" and recognizing why they're not is a big difference...

Bush never fought back against the bullsh*t attacks...

McCain never fought back against bullsh*t attacks...

Romney never fought back against bullsh*t attacks...

Now we have someone that does fight back, and we get demands that he must abide by Queensbury rules when his attackers do not...

...and THAT is bullsh*t in and of itself...
You are certainly correct in pointing out that Beto O'Rourke has spoken badly--very badly--of President Trump, on previous occasions.

And it is surely fair to note that this should not be forgotten.

But I do believe that the president is much more than just the occupant of a political office. Rather, he is (or, at least, should be) the very embodiment of our collective American values.

And I am just not quite comfortable in asserting that this recent outburst is in keeping with that embodiment.
__________________
"In his second inaugural address, [Franklin D.] Roosevelt sought 'unimagined power' to enforce the 'proper subordination' of private power to public power. He got it…"—George Will, July 8, 2007
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to pjohns For This Useful Post:
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2019, 04:40 PM
Lumara's Avatar
Belly Dance Queen
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Great Smoky Mountains
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,117
Thanks: 4,578
Thanked 3,972 Times in 1,904 Posts
Default Re: Trump and O'Rourke

Quote:
Originally Posted by pjohns View Post

But I do believe that the president is much more than just the occupant of a political office. Rather, he is (or, at least, should be) the very embodiment of our collective American values.
I agree.

Quote:
And I am just not quite comfortable in asserting that this recent outburst is in keeping with that embodiment.
I am from New York, and so is Trump. My neighbor is from New Jersey, another state where people don't mince words, and we've discussed Trump's lack of tact in many situations. What a lot of people don't realize is that New Yorkers are blunt and tell it like it is. I respect and appreciate that, but a lot of people from other parts of the country are offended by the lack of tact many from the NY region display. Trump is not a politician who has been trained to speak smoothly and to avoid answering questions by deflection. He tells it like it is, and yes, it might be crude at times, but it is truthful, and I'd rather hear that than the lies from a smooth-talking politician.
__________________
Gay pride month: Perversity in the name of diversity.

Biden: This is what happens when you order a president through the mail.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Lumara For This Useful Post:
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2019, 05:27 PM
cnredd's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Gender: Male
Posts: 57,170
Thanks: 2,441
Thanked 39,176 Times in 21,815 Posts
Default Re: Trump and O'Rourke

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumara View Post
I am from New York, and so is Trump. My neighbor is from New Jersey, another state where people don't mince words, and we've discussed Trump's lack of tact in many situations. What a lot of people don't realize is that New Yorkers are blunt and tell it like it is. I respect and appreciate that, but a lot of people from other parts of the country are offended by the lack of tact many from the NY region display. Trump is not a politician who has been trained to speak smoothly and to avoid answering questions by deflection. He tells it like it is, and yes, it might be crude at times, but it is truthful, and I'd rather hear that than the lies from a smooth-talking politician.
I'm from Philly, so I guess I'm along those same lines...

I see it this way...

FOOD...

Obama - Whole Foods, Arugala, Waygu beef...

Trump - McDonald's

Now whose in touch with the Average Joe?...
__________________
"You get the respect that you give" - cnredd
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cnredd For This Useful Post:
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2019, 06:14 PM
saltwn's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Esto perpetua
Posts: 88,107
Thanks: 57,079
Thanked 26,860 Times in 19,309 Posts
Send a message via AIM to saltwn Send a message via MSN to saltwn Send a message via Yahoo to saltwn
Default Re: Trump and O'Rourke

Quote:
Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
I do find it most unfortunate that President Trump has chosen to deride Beto O'Rourke as a "bastard."

Such language is surely beneath the dignity of the office.

Just as importantly, it is really not the very epitome of decency to kick a person when he is already down. And that is what the president has done here--presumably, in the hope that his "base" will like that sort of Tough Guy approach.
hadn't heard that one.
I do watch some of fox but haven't listened to his rallies lately. they depress me. truthfully. devolved into cursing and cheering during some.
yes every norm that's broken by celebrities or authorities that is unchallenged changes what our kids think is ok therefore changing the country.
__________________
On a more positive note, people still can't order dialysis w/o a referral.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to saltwn For This Useful Post:
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2019, 06:22 PM
saltwn's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Esto perpetua
Posts: 88,107
Thanks: 57,079
Thanked 26,860 Times in 19,309 Posts
Send a message via AIM to saltwn Send a message via MSN to saltwn Send a message via Yahoo to saltwn
Default Re: Trump and O'Rourke

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumara View Post
I agree.



I am from New York, and so is Trump. My neighbor is from New Jersey, another state where people don't mince words, and we've discussed Trump's lack of tact in many situations. What a lot of people don't realize is that New Yorkers are blunt and tell it like it is. I respect and appreciate that, but a lot of people from other parts of the country are offended by the lack of tact many from the NY region display. Trump is not a politician who has been trained to speak smoothly and to avoid answering questions by deflection. He tells it like it is, and yes, it might be crude at times, but it is truthful, and I'd rather hear that than the lies from a smooth-talking politician.
there are many native new yorkers in the public eye. I believe Franklin Roosevelt was one. but currently, they don't say things like that from a professional or authoritative place. if a news guy from nj or ny says damn on tv it's harsh criticism or during a heated disagreement not after the fact reflection.
and trump supposedly is well educated.
__________________
On a more positive note, people still can't order dialysis w/o a referral.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to saltwn For This Useful Post:
Reply

Tags
and, orourke, trump

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0