Balloon guy, on 18 January 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:
One thing I don't understand though; if Trump is lying about everything...then doesn't that mean he's going to actually allow more muslims to immigrate, not build a wall, and keep Obamacare?
For a bunch of people that hate politicians for their dishonesty you sure have hitched your cart to a guy who, as a glorified pitchman, who has a history of overhyping and then bully, bully, bully. Who's genesis of fame, other than Dad's money, was the "The Art of the Deal". Which has been denounced by the shadow author as being a work of fiction. For his business dealings I call him a con-man, you probably say a "smart businessman". Funny how small increases in ACA means more money that the government is "stealing from you" but trail of small businesses bankruptcies that Trump leaves in his wake is their own fault.
Trump pathologically lies in that characterizes everything: it's either the greatest or the worst. He has said under oath that he "estimates his wealth on how he is feeling". He said he was going to be no one's puppet because he is going to self-finance his campaign and yet he hardly put anything in (huge amounts of money came from the super-PAC that indirectly owns Briebart).
The worst is not when he is lying but when he's willfully ignorant about issues and just wing-ing it ie (http://www.msnbc.com...them-understood
). From the straight up bullying (and not talking about the issues in the GOP primaries) to locker-room talk to the complete amateur hour campaign it's just all high-school esque. They've only proposed ~10% of the positions that require Senate confirmation; as of Jan 20th there will be virtually no Executive Branch. Which normally probably is fine other than his finger is hovering over the "repeal everything" with no backup plan button.
Trump's political views have been all over the map; a couple of years ago he thought Hillary did fine on Benghazi / at State, that immigration reform was needed, etc etc. Then at the start of the GOP primaries he went alt-right on immigration, at the convention he capitulated the social agenda to the evangelicals but picked up anti-trade centrists. And then once he was elected most of the encourage free market stuff was gone. Speaking of Obamacare I looked up his webpage for healthcare reform on archive.org and it changed 400 times; stuff he's adamant about a couple of months ago (like being the first candidate to support not cutting Medicaide to now being ok with removing funding protections).
So yes; if you are a single issue voter and put on blinders you'll likely be happy. But the gymnastics his platform has undertaken (without thinking through the implications) is going to leave a lot of piss off people.