US Politics - AKA Sid and Labane's late night talk show


#4214

Both sides would favour a form of universal healthcare now. On almost everything else they are polarised.


#4215

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#4217

Well done President Obama.


#4218

H’an Barack, h’an ta fuck!


#4219

I saw this elsewhere just now. The football team nature of Trump’s support is laid out beautifully here.

Repubicans are so fucking stupid. :joy:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/04/11/daily-202-reflexive-partisanship-drives-polling-lurch-on-syria-strikes/58ec27d4e9b69b3a72331e6e/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.84210b0d0365

THE BIG IDEA: More Americans than ever view the news through red-colored glasses.

In 2013, when Barack Obama was president, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found that only 22 percent of Republicans supported the U.S. launching missile strikes against Syria in response to Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons against civilians.

A new Post-ABC poll finds that 86 percent of Republicans support Donald Trump’s decision to launch strikes on Syria for the same reason. Only 11 percent are opposed.


For context, 37 percent of Democrats back Trump’s missile strikes. In 2013, 38 percent of Democrats supported Obama’s plan.


#4220

Buy a mirror.


#4221

I read broadsheet newspapers, mate.


#4222

It’s his thing on here, when others start saying something about him he just goes and uses it himself a while later.


#4223

You’re some eejit :joy:


#4224

This is a thread for rumors, accusations and liberal group think. Facts and achievements have no place here.


#4225

Did somebody say “witch hunt”? :joy:


#4226

The term “groupthink” only applies to people who believe in ideas that are false and/or stupid, mate.

Which makes yourself one of the prize practitioners of it.


#4227

When you definitely didn’t commit war crimes

11-21-43-22


#4228

Highest level of optimism among US small business owners in 45 years, with across the board plans for increased capital spending, hiring and wage increases. For the clowns attributing the surge in US economic activity to Obama, according to NFIB CEO Juanita Duggan “There is no question that the change in policy in Washington has everything to do with the increase in the optimism index… now that you see a significant tax cut and significant deregulation, that’s what’s driving the optimism”.


#4229

Would the NFIB be like the Small Firms Association?


#4230

I assume so, it’s the largest small business association in the US, operates in all states.


#4231

:thinking: this seems familiar… something, something… boom/bust cycle…?


#4232

We’ve had very weak growth since 2009 though, probably the weakest recovery in US history after a recession. 3-4% growth which we’re currently seeing is hardly a boom. Small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy, and suffered most in the financial collapse, so it’s good to see them doing better.


#4233

NFIB’s largest donors are the Koch brothers & Karl Rove. Make of that what you will.