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Trump will "win" the trade war with China but lose it.

What's most likely to happen is that Trump will cost America ground in world market share for its products. The Chinese will eke out some extra billions in the deal. They'll simply make Trump the kind of deal he likes. Trump gives up, say, $5B in American market share; the Chinese agree to say he drove a hard bargain. Then Trump crows about the "success" and the Trumpies lap it up. Trump and the Chinese win. America loses.

Two things on a bill all by themselves: DACA and the wall.

Make it simple. It's a win-win for Democrats. DACA is the stroke of a pen. The wall is impossible. It will become a lasting monument to stupidity and cynical pandering to stupidity by Republicans. The Dems should offer to put Trump's name on it. I'll bet he wouldn't do it.

Do you guys have your last words picked out for when Trump starts a nuclear war?

I might crib off of Oscar Wilde... "Either this planet goes or I do."

If Discussionist is up, I'll probably post something sarcastic on it from my phone just before the shock wave reaches the house. Something like, "At least he wasn't Hillary" or in that ballpark.

What will you say as you are huddled under the table with your flashlight and radio?

I wonder how many American meat and fruit producers voted for Trump

Hopefully they will show Republicans appropriate gratitude for China's new tariffs.

Wait, didn't the Trumpies just borrow $1.5 trillion to cut taxes on corporations?

Yet, except for the Koch Barony in Kansas and a steadily declining (and doomed) list of fossil fuel extractors, corporations are pretty damned liberal.

This is all so counterintuitive. It's like the Trumpies didn't give their Trumpism a lot of thought. Is that possible?

Why do followers of Republicanism pretend to care about things they actually want to hurt?

It's a pattern. Followers of Republicanism (Republicanists) detest Social Security and Medicare as "socialism." They want to privatize these important government programs or eliminate them (or eliminate them by privatizing them). Yet how often we seem to hear how desperately Republicans want to "protect" these Democratic Party-created institutions from, well, the Democratic Party.

Sure.

And who hates the Post Office more than Republicanists? No one wants to destroy the Post Office more than Republicanists. Yet here we have Republicanist leadership example Honest Don Trump trying to "protect" the Post Office.

Sure he is.

What about Bernie Sanders? Republicanists, so they tell us, are all "super concerned" about "Bernie" and "how he was treated" by the Democratic Party. My gosh, Republicanists just love Bernie so dearly!

Republicanists protecting "Bernie" from Democrats? Awwww, that is so nice! If there's one thing I think of when I think of Don Trump and other followers of Republicanism it's the word "nice." Poor Bernie! Mean Democrats!

Sure. That's how it is.

Finally, what about minorities and immigrants? Republicanists love them. They adore them. Republicanists consider minorities and immigrants their beloved soulmates.

Right.

Ingraham is getting "schooled" in the new rhetoric.

She was born in 1963 folks. These high school kids get social media better than she does. It's rhetoric on steroids. She's overmatched.

CNN: North Korea's Kim Jong Un met Xi Jinping on surprise visit to China

Beijing (CNN) North Korea leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise trip to Beijing, Chinese state media confirmed Wednesday.

Images broadcast on Chinese state television CCTV showed Kim and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, meeting with officials during the trip. It took place from March 25 to 28.

The trip is Kim's first abroad since he took the reins after his father, Kim Jong Il, died in late 2011. China is a traditional ally and major trading partner for North Korea.

The young North Korean leader held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and a handful of his deputies, including Li Keqiang, the Chinese premier, and Wang Qishan, the Chinese vice president who is considered one of Xi's closest confidantes, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/27/asia/north-korea-kim-jong-un-china-visit/index.html

Wonder what that means. I wonder if this isn't what China wanted all along.

Google challenge: Find an image of Devin Nunes where he looks likable.

Good luck!

I've tried. He has a couple of images where he is "smiling." Those are (there must be a better word than "creepy") creepy.

Kids are finding out early about the "Nasty Republicans Association"

I don't think I've ever heard or seen young people so on the mark and so pissed about a political issue before. They've discovered what the NRA really is. It used to be the National Rifle Association. Now it's a gun industry lobbying consortium run by the nastiest of nasty Republicans. Its other name is therefore the Nasty Republicans Association.

This isn't going away this time. The Republicans are going to have to disavow the NRA to stay viable. The NRA is going to have to disappoint its "juvenile war toy" members to stay viable too. WLP is going to have to find his rock and crawl back under it.
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