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President For Life ?

Postby toucana on March 3rd, 2018, 11:05 pm 

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Trump - Xi JinPing

He's now president for life. President for life. No, he's great - And look, he was able to do that. I think it's great. Maybe we'll have to give that a shot some day."

In the closed-door remarks, a recording of which was obtained by CNN, Trump praised China's President Xi Jinping for recently consolidating power and extending his potential tenure, musing he wouldn't mind making such a maneuver himself.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/03/politics/trump-maralago-remarks/index.html

The remarks, delivered inside the ballroom at his Mar-a-Lago estate during a lunch and fundraiser, were upbeat, lengthy, and peppered with jokes and laughter.

Seems like #45 now has his sights set on the XXII amendment.
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby Serpent on March 3rd, 2018, 11:13 pm 

Who didn't see that coming?
The minute he won, he started campaigning for the next election - and has never let the actual job get in the way of his on-going campaign.
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby wolfhnd on March 3rd, 2018, 11:29 pm 

It was a joke.
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby Serpent on March 3rd, 2018, 11:53 pm 

Until it came to pass.
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby zetreque on March 4th, 2018, 12:15 am 

I can't wait until this president that speaks like a 4th grader is gone so we don't have to put up with so much political mumbojumbo any longer on a science philosophy forum.
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby toucana on March 4th, 2018, 5:50 am 

Wolfhnd wrote:
It was a joke.

That's what many people said about Adolf Hitler in 1933.
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby Braininvat on March 4th, 2018, 10:47 am 

It's just a reality of being President, that there are some jokes you should hold back. Threats to the Constitution would fall into that category. Especially when you advocate violating the Constitution on a weekly basis.
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby Lomax on March 4th, 2018, 10:51 am 

First as comedy, then as tragedy.
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby Serpent on March 4th, 2018, 10:58 am 

You don't have to go there. Just look at Trump's own history of "jokes".
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby Braininvat on March 4th, 2018, 2:37 pm 

The Marx quote is "history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce."

Mel Brooks seemed to understand that.

Or at least he understood, "tragedy + time = comedy."
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby Serpent on March 4th, 2018, 3:53 pm 

But you have to remember the compression of time; at the logical extreme, it folds back on itself.
Everything goes so much faster now that celebrities perform self-parody even before they become celebrities.
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby Lomax on March 4th, 2018, 5:28 pm 

Braininvat » March 4th, 2018, 7:37 pm wrote:The Marx quote is "history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce."

I know. We know more history than he did.
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby toucana on March 4th, 2018, 7:34 pm 

Braininvat » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:37 pm wrote:The Marx quote is "history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce."

Karl or Groucho ?
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Re: President For Life ?

Postby Braininvat on March 5th, 2018, 1:12 am 

You wouldn't guess it from his film appearances, but Harpo was the real intellectual of the family.
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