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The anti-Trump gang : Comments

By David Leyonhjelm, published 20/3/2017

The truth is, nobody gives a rats about what I think of Trump.

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As you say David, nobody gives a rats what you think about trump or for that matter most other things! You simplistic views would likely see us join banana republics like the Philippines, if they ever gained favor?

You strike me as opinionated to the point where other folks opinions count for very little, but particularly the contrarian ones, or are met with a level of calloused indifference!?

For the Philippines end result and social justice embodies everything you personally stand for? Relatively easy gun laws, little if any social welfare and dog eat dog capitalism! And everywhere, with the conservative progressives nowhere in sight!

And if grinding poverty forces folk not covered by a non existent safety net, into a life of crime as petty thieves or drug dealers? Well a .22 bullet is the cheapest option!

And God help those who get sick, as nothing is free! With the cost of medicine ranking up there with the US. And our future if your diabolically dumb ultra simplistic economic views curry favor among the ruling elite?

Trump looks just as hard and sociopathic as the fribbling sycophant currently running the Philippines as its "philothanic" president? Birds of a extreme capitalist feather, and as history and the record shows, scrupulously honest Men, with a proud history as true good samaritan Christians embodying the Christian golden word in every deed or action! LOL!

It's said, around 30% of the electorate understand economics? With another 30% understanding politics? With the remaining 40% understanding neither who are the dumbed down folk you need to hold your seat!

As for Mr Trump? Well truly you can obviously fool some of the people some of the time, some folks all the time and all the people some of the time!

As you said in your own words, you don't give a rats, what other folks think. Quote unquote. At the end of the day results speak far louder than a patent conman's promises!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Monday, 20 March 2017 9:13:23 AM
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When Australia was one of the richest countries in the world (sigh), there were none of these fancy trade deals stitched up by politicians, bureaucrats and other corrupt figures. Foreign countries bought our wool, primary products and minerals; we brought their (properly) manufactured goods, and the West generally prospered. Now, climate hysterics have cruelled the mineral trade particularly coal; we actually import fresh fruit and vegetables, and we buy absolute rubbish from China in the way of manufactured goods. We are now in the 'service' industry without enough people to service.

And what do we do or at least what do irrelevant people like Senator Leyonhjelm do? We waffle on about what a 'big, bad' foreign president is doing to little old us, poor babies that we are even after admitting that Trump can't hear us a probably cares less.

The only thing about Donald Trump that any Australian politician should be concerning himself with is that Trump is a warning to them (Australian politicians), that people, very much like Australians, are fed up with slacking, born-to-rule politician and their methods. Brexit is another warning that has them standing about with their gobs hanging open, frozen stiff, with no ability to act.

What effect Trump will have on the U.S and the world remains to be seen. But what this useless senator and other traditional politcians need to learn is that thinking voters will try anyone but them at the moment. Unless the voters live in Western Australia, of course, where the fools gave Labor a huge majority instead of making whoever formed government really work for their keep.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 20 March 2017 9:32:03 AM
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//The truth is, nobody gives a rats about what I think of Trump...//

Or anything else.
Posted by Toni Lavis, Monday, 20 March 2017 10:21:03 AM
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"it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish his genuine missteps from their manufactured outrage. "

And that in my view is the heart of the issue.

There are real risks with Trump but there has been so much exaggerated and or one sided commentary around Trump that real issues will probably be lost in the background noise.

R0bert
Posted by R0bert, Monday, 20 March 2017 11:38:30 AM
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David Leyonhjelm writes an article complaining about people he doesn't like complaining about Donald Trump who he confesses to not liking.

One has to wonder why he bothered.

"That said, I respect the fact that he was democratically elected"

Only in the same sense that you were democratically elected. By a quirk of the electoral system. The difference between Donald Trump and David Leyonhjelm is of course that Donald Trump is in a position to influence what happens in the US and the World, whereas Leyonhjelm is largely an irrelevance.
Posted by Agronomist, Monday, 20 March 2017 12:00:11 PM
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what amuses me about the Trump haters is that they hate him when he gets it wrong and even more when he gets it right. Kind of like when Abbott stopped the boat. The sarcasm and mockery from the likes of Marr and other abc luvvies almost imploded while displaying such hatred. Fortunatley at this stage he has got most things right especially in exposing the failures of his predecessor and his campaign opponent. What a breath of fresh air! Thankfully he has called out the gw alarmist conspiracy which also attracts a lot of hatred from the high priests.
Posted by runner, Monday, 20 March 2017 1:09:43 PM
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