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China Lodges Diplomatic Complaint After Trump Calls Taiwan

Nicely stated. Except " a majority of Americans “” didn’t vote for Trump. And, a majority of Americans can’t find Iran on a map of the world, either. Geography, Civics and Basic Auto Repair For Dummies may be the required secondary school courses we need the most in the immediate future.

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If we couldn’t prosecute Bankster/Gangsters or Bush & Crew in 2008, impeachment is probably a non-starter. But, who knows.

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I can’t be the only leftist/progressive who believes that it’s about time we told the overly sensitive fascist, totalitarian dictators of the PRC that we will recognize the democratic, freely elected government of Taiwan. They may be small, but they are a democratic republic, which we need to support. The hell with the shit fit Beijing might throw. We also need to tell them that we stand for a free and independent Tibet as well! Do we support democratic people’s movements around the World or not?

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Will our federal debt allow us to do much except put Military Keynesianism at the forefront of all our decisions in regards to our foreign policy? And, our wasteful and rigged economy doesn’t leave much room for encouraging organic, counter-punching with development aid instead of military weapons systems. Taiwan, like Hong Kong, is already burnt toast, in the great scheme of things. However, it looks ideal for a large scale gambling hall/brothel.

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Who cares? We should stand up for democracy, the hell with Walmart junk and Mephones.

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Agreed. To fixate on Trump is to keep one eye closed to the truth that American democracy has been coopted and overthrown by anti-democratic interests.

Wake up Sheeple you are being led to the slaughter house!

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And while we’re at it lets try democracy right here at home!

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Between Bush, Obama, Clinton and Trump–and Wall Street–the US has lost all credibility. Everyone knows our economy is a hologram and the empire is held together with Media propaganda and bombs.

We made China’s economy powerful by gutting our own economy. Now we want to start a new cold war with them. The level of incompetence and mediocrity of the oligarchy is mind boggling. And pretending it is a partisan problem it idiotic.

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I think CD should ban the word sheeple.

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How about liberating the internal colony, the District of Colombia, before getting on any high horse.

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Look at what Trump has been getting away with. He has had his defenders here as well.

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Like Clinton. That’s the kind of cluelessness that put Trump in the presidency.

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China, please join the 21st century, the whole world, including your own citizens knows what Taiwan is.

With the GOP firmly in control of the House, the chances of impeachment are slim.

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Taiwan states the call was arranged through Trumps staff. But would Trump lie to you?

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A part of China?

I’d say neither, Don. President Obama most resembles former President Millard Fillmore. Like Obama, Fillmore often acted against his better nature because he felt his hands were tied. For example, he reluctantly enforced the Fugitive Slave Act, returning escaped slaves to their masters. His weakness contributed to the extinction of his own party; Fillmore was the last Whig president. I disagree with your classification of Obama’s Syria policy as an “accomplishment.” It’s just another of his Fillmore-type screw-ups.

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So What?

Beats Clinton’s “Pivot to Asia” which was going to start a two-front nuke war all over the world with both the Russians and the Chinese.

This is nothing. A few illegal casinos I can live with.

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Personally, if this is what Trump does for 4 or so years, we should all consider ourselves very lucky.
I hope he’s using the office to hustle up some cash. I’d vastly prefer a repeat of Harding than, say, Nixon, although obviously he could easily be that, too.

Going to be a really weird ride.

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And should we Americans care about any of this? No. Trump casinos all over the world are small potatoes. All we should care about is:

  1. No nuke war with the Russians; Recall NATO’s tanks and missiles away from Russia. Never let a Clinton, bush, or Obomber hold any office again.

  2. Kill the TPP as Trump promised. TPP was an assault against our Constitution, putting un-elected investors on a secret resolution board, which not even the Congress or the Supreme Court could over-rule. It was the death-bell for Unions and EPA law.

Everything else had to be secondary to those! Obama/Clinton/Kerry were pulling us down the drain with the war-hawks. If we couldn’t have Sanders then we had to have Trump. A crooked deal is always better than a hot fight. Always.

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