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    Re: Government policy by Tweet

    A few of Trumps recent Tweets

    "North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen! "

    "China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won't help with North Korea. Nice! "

    "There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield."

    Reassuring isn't it ?
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Government policy by Tweet

    But one tweet from Trump today may have actually had a positive impact. (Did I just really say that?)

    The US House of Representatives was setting in motion a plan to gut the semi-independent Office of Congressional Ethics. They were holding a vote behind closed doors to significantly weaken this organization and give themselves full authority to be their own ethics watchdog. Trump tweeted that it was a bad use of their time and they backed off, or at least it looks like they have backed off for the present.

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    Re: Government policy by Tweet

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    But one tweet from Trump today may have actually had a positive impact. (Did I just really say that?)

    The US House of Representatives was setting in motion a plan to gut the semi-independent Office of Congressional Ethics. They were holding a vote behind closed doors to significantly weaken this organization and give themselves full authority to be their own ethics watchdog. Trump tweeted that it was a bad use of their time and they backed off, or at least it looks like they have backed off for the present.
    From timing on the reports, I think they had backed off prior to his Tweet. But, the good news is that he thought it was a bad idea.
    There may be hope, after all.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Government policy by Tweet

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    From timing on the reports, I think they had backed off prior to his Tweet. But, the good news is that he thought it was a bad idea.
    There may be hope, after all.
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    Re: Government policy by Tweet

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    Don't worry about it if trump starts a nuclear war you'll barely have time to bend over and kiss your arse goodbye. (Note to Nicola Sturgeon, hurry up and get the nuclear deterrent off the clyde

    OOh that's interesting the censor thingy doesn't know the correct spelling of arse when it sees it.
    You think they'll not bomb Glasgow if they take the subs away from Faslane? A touching naivete I'd not expected from you. heheheh

    Honestly I hope that they send the subs to Eire. I reckon the Irish would appreciate the jobs in Donegal, strategically it makes a lot of sense and it shouldn't be affected by brexit being a NATO matter. I think the Irish have no illusions that either Russia or China wouldn't glass all these islands if it comes to it. Still in the computers from the Cold War.

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    Re: Government policy by Tweet

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    A few of Trumps recent Tweets

    "North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen! "

    "China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won't help with North Korea. Nice! "

    "There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield."

    Reassuring isn't it ?
    Facts are inconvenient things.

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    Re: Government policy by Tweet

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    I don't think Trump understands the concept of one president at a time.
    By now Obama should be used to leading from behind.

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    Re: Government policy by Tweet

    The first good thing I've seen about trump, ever, is him backing the ethics committee. At present this is too much an outlier of behaviour to do anything much more than raise an eyebrow. But the eyebrow has been raised.

    I believe the timing says that the HUGE public outcry predated the trump response. It's reality tv. Existence will be interesting for the next Season. Will the human race survive? YOU vote! We enact your results live on the News!
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    Re: Government policy by Tweet

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Facts are inconvenient things.
    What facts ?
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Government policy by Tweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    The first good thing I've seen about trump, ever, is him backing the ethics committee. At present this is too much an outlier of behaviour to do anything much more than raise an eyebrow. But the eyebrow has been raised.

    I believe the timing says that the HUGE public outcry predated the trump response. It's reality tv. Existence will be interesting for the next Season. Will the human race survive? YOU vote! We enact your results live on the News!
    Trump ended that tweet with DTS (drain the swamp) which might not mean what most people thought it did. Perhaps draining the swamp is behavioral - getting rid of BS legislation and wasting time. Either that or he called for the dude who raised the bill to be voted out of office next term (2 years). Or maybe a shot across the bow?

    What Trump did do was get his supporters involved. I said this before: I'm waiting for the morning I wake up and learn that a resistant republican lawmaker had been tarred and feathered overnight. It would not surprise me. If there weren't so many surveillance cameras these days I would bet on it.

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