Post # 31
oh yes ive heard that. But he should have stepped up to the plate a little more, like well now ive won let me take this seriously and do some good. Instead its just craziness, he hired just the right amount of people that actually knew what they were doing, to keep him afloat in order to not get impeached, etc. But I truly dont think he cares about the american people, his team behind him might care, but i dont think he personally gives two sh*ts.
Post # 32
- Wedding: November 2020 - North Carolina
Found the Trump supporter.
Post # 33
- Wedding: November 2020 - North Carolina
My fiance and I were saying this exact thing earlier this morning. We all know that the reason why he said it was up to the governors to enact SaH orders was because he didn’t want to be blamed for the economy tanking. Now he’s stating he has total authority to reverse their decisions because he wants to be the one to say he saved the economy.
Post # 34
Biden May be boring as hell, but he’s centrist enough that he’s going to get a lot of votes from conservatives who can’t stand trump. And there are a lot of conservatives who can’t stand trump. If the democrats can manage to not fuck up too hard between now and November, they should be able to turn out in numbers large enough to beat the rabid trump base.
Post # 35
From your mouth to god’s ears!
Post # 36
While there is some Trump bashing here, the OP and many posters just posted his various comments on the virus. That’s not bashing. If people are upset by people quoting him, perhaps you should consider why that is. Do you not agree with what he’s saying? Does what he’s saying not make sense? Does he contradict himself? None of that has anything to do with anyone else, so if the OP upsets you, the only person to blame is the one who said those things.
Post # 37
Thank you. Excellent point.
Post # 38
If you’re getting a stimulus check and don’t have direct deposit, your paper check will be slightly delayed because the iRS has to reprint the checks because Trump insists his signature goes on them.
thats what we are dealing with here.
Post # 39
Henry VIII initially oversaw quite a stable and competent govenrment. Further to that, Henry VIII (whether willingly or not) used Parliament to enact the initial reformation, and the consolidation of the primacy of Parliament to change the laws of the land was cemeted by this.
He also chose (at least until his health deteriorated) effective and educated chancellors (Wolsey, More, Cromwell).
the religious matters caused huge challenges, and he did waste money on wards, as they all did, but overall his early to middle administration (up to the fall of Anne Boleyn at least) was competent, and added stability to England that was only a generation removed from a long period of civil strife.
Post # 40
He did choose competent advisors….and let them take the fall for his own unpopular stances. (Dudley, Wolsey, Cromwell). He removed formerly trusted advisors and popular figures (More, Fisher) when they would not agree to his increasingly irrational actions/differences of opinions. Trump’s administration has been a revolving door with its number of dismissed administrators. After the jousting accident where he was rendered unconscious he became unstable and petty, punishing those who disagreed with him. He wasted money on things to benefit only himself (wars for glory, Nonesuch palace and other trappings to reinforce his image) and his heirs inherited a country in deep financial straits. I could go on and on but I don’t want to t/j. Yours is an interesting point of view however and gives me a lot to consider, 🙂
Post # 43
Exactly, I’m not even a fan but nothing has changed in most of the states he won and the electoral college is still a thing. Some people would rather delude themselves than look at the obvious truth of that. And how is Biden (I don’t mind him) going to do in debate?
Post # 44
Great post. Agree with the substance of what you’re saying. My case for Henry rests on the fact that his changes in advisors have a common thread, being the difficulty of implementing a religious settlement that didn’t cause too much rebellion and also guaranteed sons for the king. Not easy.
Trump has dismissed advisors without such strains. He literally says black is white if he thinks it will help him electorally. And it’s amazing to think that in 2020 the US senate is more blindly in favour of the executive leader than the Parliament of 1530s, who kept more control over Henry by limiting taxation.
end thread jack, apologies to all other posters.
Post # 45
I agree all the talk about ratings is so distasteful. I’m sure the UK PM’s broadcast broke ratings records too, but obviously would never mention or focus on that.
The country was about to be locked down people want to know what the fuck is happening. It isn’t a reflection of you as a person, it doesn’t mean people prefer you to the final Bachelor episode or something.